Since it was the first time Jiang Liangchan met Jiang Pingxuan, her understanding of him was limited.
All impressions were limited to Jiang Pingxuan’s slightly fat body, how serious and rigid he was, and how he spends his time in his study.
But Jiang Yunting felt that there was a subtle difference after his father returned this time.
Exactly how it was different, he could not tell.
After practicing this day, he pinched the unprecedented strong muscles on his arms and legs when suddenly he wanted to be spoiled by his mother and give him credit for his hard work.
And since he was a man of action in this matter, once he thought, he immediately ran towards his mother’s place.
Because he wanted to give his mother a surprise, he didn’t ask anyone to inform his mother that he was here to visit and just went straight to her living room.
As he approached his mother’s sitting room, he heard the sound of two people talking in the room instead.
One voice was undoubtedly from his mother, while the other voice sounds very similar to his father.
But when he entered the study just now, he saw Uncle Fu standing at the entrance of the study.
Usually, when his father was in his study that Uncle Fu would wait at the door of his father’s study, so he thought his father was in the study.
Jiang Yunting was a little confused as he pushed open the door, peeking half of his head.
Sure enough, in the living room was his mother who was talking to his father.
His father’s face had a surprised expression on it.
But because Jiang Yunting was confused, he momentarily overlooked many details.
“Father, Mother, you’re all here.”
Jiang Yunting pushed open the door and entered, ready to continue showing off as he planned.
Although his father has always been serious and made him subconsciously nervous when he sees him.
But he was still his father so Jiang Yunting still wants to perform well in front of him and let him praise himself.
It’s better to choose a day as colliding with day1. His mother was right here and could help him say two or more good words.
(TN: 1– everything will be fine)
However, Jiang Yunting’s bragging had just gotten off to a good start when he was stopped by his father.
Jiang Pingxuan interrupted him and said,
“I still have something to do, so I’ll go back to study first.”
Jiang Yunting didn’t continue talking after half of what he said. He just stood still and nod.
When Jiang Pingxuan was about to step out of the door, he suddenly stopped.
“Where did you get that sparring partner of yours?”
Jiang Yunting didn’t know why he suddenly asked about Chen Fang. He suppressed the loss in his heart and replied,
“Sister met him from the street…”
He couldn’t say he was his sister’s gigolo, so he chose a word and replaced it with.
“And brought that attendant into the house.”
Jiang Pingxuan nodded and said.
“You can call him to my study.”
When Jiang Pingxuan turned around, Jiang Yunting remembered later.
What exactly were Mother and Father were talking about just now?
The moment he came in, they all seemed to have cold expressions.
Jiang Pingxuan went back to his study.
However, what awaited him was not Chen Fang, but Jiang Liangchan.
Jiang Liangchan has been waiting for him at the door of the study for a while. She also saw Uncle Fu and thought he was in the study and was going to enter but was stopped at the door by Uncle Fu.
Uncle Fu stopped her and said that the master was busy with important matters right now and would not let her in.
Jiang Liangchan didn’t have anything else to do today so she planned to discuss things with her father. So, when she heard what he said she simply didn’t go and instead told him that she would wait.
Uncle Fu hearing this seemed a little anxious and persuaded her to go.
As a result, before Jiang Liangchan could leave, he saw Jiang Pingxuan, who was supposed to have important business in the study, coming from the end of the garden corridor.
Jiang Liangchan: “….”
She craned her head to look at Uncle Fu.
Uncle Fu, seeing her head turned back to him pretended not to see it
Jiang Pingxuan didn’t expect that Jiang Liangchan was waiting for him, but instead of being cold like he was to Jiang Yunting, he directly opened the door of the study and let her in.
“What’s the matter, come in.”
Jiang Liangchan came to talk to Jiang Pingxuan about withdrawing from her marriage.
She had talked to her mother before and was told by her mother that she should mention this when her father comes back so that her father could come out and withdraw the marriage contract of the Chu family.
Jiang Liangchan estimated that with her current relationship with her father if she wanted to get involved in Jiang Pingxuan’s court affairs, dissuade him from staying away from the crown prince, and tell him not to offend Chen Fang, was impossible.
But at least for family matters like withdrawing from the marriage, she has no problem finding Jiang Pingxuan with their relationship as his daughter.
Jiang Liangchan estimated that Jiang Pingxuan should have a high probability of agreeing to withdraw from the marriage.
When she had not yet reached the coming of age, her father had specifically asked her what she wanted to do, saying that if she did not want to tie the knot, she could turn it down.
No matter how it was outside, at least at home, he should still be a father who will pay more attention to his children’s feelings in their parentage.
Besides, before her father came back, her mother also said that if the Chu family went too far, let her report the situation to her father truthfully. Although the marriage has been delayed for a long time now, it will be more difficult to deal with the withdrawal of marriage than before, but her father should not refuse her request.
Jiang Liangchan waited until Jiang Pingxuan sat down and said.
“Father, the marriage contract with the Chu family, I want to withdraw from it.”
Jiang Pingxuan looked up at her, and his serious face showed a bit of old age.
He calmly asked, “Why?
Jiang Liangchan explained all the reasons she thought of.
The Chu family was climbing in power and Chu Qing’s character was not proper and inattentive in short, they were not a good match. Jiang Liangchan stated these reasons one by one.
Jiang Pingxuan hearing her finish talking, his fingers were still unconsciously rubbing the paperweight and did not talk for a while.
Jiang Liangchan has a bit of a bad feeling seeing her father acting this way.
Sure enough, Jiang Pingxuan said, “I understand what you mean.”
He said, “but the marriage of the Chu family can’t be annulled.”
Jiang Liangchan frowned and said anxiously, “Father, this Chu Qing……”
Jiang Pingxuan calmly interrupted her words.
“The Chu family’s marriage contract was set long ago and cannot be changed.”
He said before Jiang Liangchan could speak.
“Not only can’t we change it, this time with His Majesty’s private visit, it just so happens that Lord Chu and I traveled all the way and picked a good day for you and Chu Qing. March 26 is an auspicious day for marriage. I have already asked people to start preparations, in the next few days we will let people come to our home to make your wedding clothes, you wait at home in peace. I don’t want to hear such words as breaking the marriage contract with the Chu family for the second time.”
Jiang Liangchan didn’t expect that the situation would be reversed, she came to her father to withdraw from the marriage but now, instead of withdrawing, he accelerated the marriage date.
Moreover, listening to him Jiang Pingxuan had already fixed the wedding date before he came back.
A burst of anger hit her heart, and Jiang Liangchan’s impression that he could barely see was torn to pieces.
In this world, where elders and youngsters were ordered and there was a distinction between inferiority and superiority, it was unusual for a daughter to be allowed to contradict her father.
Jiang Liangchan not only contradicted but also had a big fight with Jiang Pingxuan.
But no matter how loud she argued, how angry she was, and how strongly she disagreed.
What Jiang Pingxuan gave her was one sentence and one expression.
“The wedding date has been set, you quietly go back and wait.”
Jiang Liangchan was so angry that her eyes turned fierce, not wanting to look at his expressionless face anymore, she angrily turned around and went out.
When she pushed the door open and went out, Chen Fang was standing at the door, not knowing how long he had been waiting.
When Jiang Pingxuan raised his eyes and saw Chen Fang at the door, he said in a deep voice.
“You’re here? Come in.”
Chen Fang did not move but looked at the left side of Jiang Liangcai’s face.
When Jiang Liangchan got angry and slapped the bookcase hard, the glazed vase on the bookcase was shaken and fell, knocking on the corner table and shattering it.
When the shard fell, it just crossed the left side of Jiang Liangchan’s face and made a small scratch on her skin.
However, Jiang Liangchan did not notice the slight pain on her face because she was angry.
Her heart was on fire as she said a curt hello to Chen Fang and left in a rage.
Only after she left did Chen Fang lower his eyebrows and enter the study.
Jiang Pingxuan’s tone was surprisingly much milder this time.
“Chen gongzi, please have a seat.”
He tried to make a conventional greeting.
Chen Fang on the other hand has his gaze swept over the fragments of vases on the floor that hadn’t had time to clean and said coldly.
“No need, what’s the matter, you can say it directly.”
An attendant of the house was not supposed to speak to the lord in such a tone.
But Chen Fang didn’t care, as a wave of unknown anger slowly burned in his heart.
Just now he actually heard some of the argument at the door.
Especially since Jiang Liangchan’s voice was louder due to anger.
He probably understood her between the lines.
Sure enough, it’s still the same Jiang Pingxuan.
Jiang Pingxuan has been in a high position for many years, his official authority was very strong. And ordinary people were nervous to see him so he has not been treated so disrespectfully for many years.
However, he surprisingly did not get angry at the attitude of this attendant who was summoned by him for the first time.
Jiang Pingxuan gestured for Uncle Fu to close the door and then said.
“There is something that I would like to ask Chen Gongzi for help, please Chen Gongzi don’t decline.”
Uncle Fu alertly closed the door to the study, and this time he learned from experience and guarded the study more tightly.
The conversation in the study was securely guarded.
Jiang Liangchan on the other hand had already made her way and sat on the roof, wiping her tears.
Knowing that tears in the cold wind will crack your face, and hiding and crying alone after a quarrel was not something that could help her.
But the tears just fall on their own.
To be honest, after crossing over to this world and meeting Jiang Yunting and her mother, she learned to love this world truthfully.
At least, she loves this family very much.
She would give anything to drag this family out of the abyss of the future.
Because in Jiang Yunting and her mother, she got the love of her family that her previous self desperately wanted, but could not get.
She thought that with such a mother and such a brother, she thought that her father, whom she had not yet met, should also be a loving father, right?
She even secretly thought that even if the father in this world looks like the father who abandoned his wife and child and divorced then married again in her previous world, she will try to treat him as a completely different person and treat her like how she treats her mother and brother.
But she didn’t expect that waiting for her would be such a man without expression but with superfluous words and a little warmth, a father could give to his child.
Jiang Liangchan wiped her tears fiercely again.
Bah, it’s not worth crying over him.
Want her to marry Chu Qing, dream on!
Without fatherhood there was is no father!
She doesn’t even care!
Jiang Liangchan wiped her face and prepared to stand up when she almost stumbled on her feet before she remembered that she was now on the roof.
Just now there was a fire in her heart and wanted to find a place where there was no one to vent. When she saw a ladder placed next to the roof so she climbed up without thinking.
As a result, the clearing was really clear.
It was much harder to get off the roof than to get on it.
She cautiously scraped her way down the ladder while probing to see where it was.
The ladder was gone!
The tears that Jiang Liangchan just wiped dry wanted to fall again.
What should she do now?
Call someone up?
Or should she wait for someone to return the ladder and then take the opportunity to slip down?
But it’s so cold up here!
And a little embarrassing!
In the distance suddenly came a person, it looked like it was looking for someone.
Jiang Liangchan was a little happy, but when she takes a closer look. Why was this man looked like Chen Fang?
No, he was Chen Fang.
Jiang Liangchan inexplicably does not want him to see her wretched appearance.
Chen Fang probably won’t come over, but she’s still alert and on her hands and knees, crawling to a place where she can sit still.
Just after sitting down and getting the right position, Chen Fang saw her.
Chen Fang wrinkled his brow at her sitting high up on the eaves.
“What are you doing up there?”
Jiang Liangchan supported herself with one hand and looked far into the distance. Her expression was leisure and relaxed, like a Wulin expert used to seeing the big field.
“Suddenly I wanted to look at the distant scenery and the horizon that can never be reached.”
Chen Fang followed her gaze and looked back.
It was an unused courtyard that the Jiang House was preparing to refurbish, with piles of broken stones.
The worst scenery in the whole house.
It was a garbage dump.
Jiang Liangchan’s back was facing Chen Fang’s other hand and clinging to the eaves.
Holy mother isn’t he looking for someone?
Go find it.
The roof was too cold and high. It’s scary. If she stays longer, she won’t be able to continue pretending.
Chen Fang frowned at her strange expression when he inadvertently, saw the ladder fallen in the corner.
The ladder was probably not sturdy and slid down.
Suddenly he understood something.
Just when Jiang Liangchan’s trembling hand was almost unable to hold the tile.
Chen Fang’s voice with a laugh sounded.
“Oh, you are unable to get down?”
Jiang Liangchan frowned when she heard Chen Fang’s sentence before she could formulate the new anti-embarrassing-reason strategy.
“What are you holding up? Jump down and I’ll catch you.”
The author has something to say: brother Fang: Why are you crying? I’m here.