Chapter 115.1 – Demanding Dowry
Zheng Bi and An Ke Xin came in with tumultuous momentum. If people didn’t know, they would think that the mother and daughter were coming to interrogate An Zi Ran.
However, before they could break in, Zhong Yue, who was standing guard at the door, stopped the two. Ge Qian An stayed behind in Jun Zi City, so Zhong Yue accompanied them this time.
Zhong Yue was expressionless and looked at them with extreme coldness.
Zheng Bi and An Ke Xin were just about to tell her to scram, but shivered when they were met with her cold stare. They had never seen this woman before. She was probably Fu Wu Tian’s subordinate. In a split second, their tension calmed down.
“Let them come in.”
Fu Wu Tian’s voice came from the study room.
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Zheng Bi and An Ke Xin recognized this voice. They looked at Zhong Yue, suddenly feeling uppity. Their expressions were saying: Your master is letting us in, a slave-servant like you still dare to block us? Why don’t you reflect on your status?
Zhong Yue frowned in disgust and stepped aside to let them in.
Back in Jun Zi City, she heard Ge Qian An mention before that there were two reckless women in the An family. Even when death was breathing down their necks they would still be unaware. This type of people did not deserve any sympathy!
Zheng Bi and An Ke Xin swaggered into the study, but when they saw An Zi Ran, their prideful faces immediately changed into one of pity and misery, their expressions sour, as if they were the actual victims of the entire affair. But they were just trying to win An Zi Ran’s sympathy.
“Big Brother, you must give me justice on my behalf.”
As soon as An Ke Xin walked in, she rushed in front of An Zi Ran, addressing him in a super intimate manner, as if her tit-for-tat with An Zi Ran before her marriage had never happened.
An Zi Ran remembered that An Ke Xin had never called him Big Brother before. Whenever she was in a bad mood, she would directly call him by name. When had she ever called him Big Brother before?
He glanced at An Ke Xin who was standing in front of him. It was only half a year since their last meeting, and she had already made herself into something not human but not ghost either. The scar on her forehead was really big and ugly. Don’t how she knocked her head against the table at that time, but nearly half of her forehead was scarred. There was a scar on her face too. It looked just like someone had struck her with a sharp weapon. An Ke Xin would never harm herself, so it was very likely that someone from the Lin family did it.
The former beautiful girl has now become an ugly young woman. She was still sixteen years old. There were still a few more months before she turned seventeen. She was in the prime of her life, but now she looked like someone in her twenties or thirties.
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For An Ke Xin to turn herself into this ghastly figure, An Zi Ran really did not expect this. He only knew that An Ke Xin and Zheng Bi took a tumble in the Lin family, but he never imagined that it would be such a big deal.
“Oh, you want me to give you justice?” An Zi Ran asked insouciantly.
When An Ke Xin saw his expression, her heart could not help but beat like a drum, but in order to retaliate against the Lin family, she could only lower her voice and calm her temper.
“Big Brother, the Lins are intolerable bullies. They not only caused me to knock my forehead on the corner of a table, but they also cut up my face while I was passed out. Now I’ve been completely disfigured. I will not be reconciled until I am avenged!”
As An Ke Xin spoke, she became more and more agitated. Her hands slammed against the table. Because of the unrest in her heart, her ten fingers subconsciously curled into claws. Due to her constant scratching at the walls, her fingernails were practically ruptured, nearly hurting herself. Zheng bi ended up trimming down her nails.
Seeing An Zi Ran’s indifferent expression, Zheng Bi quickly pulled An Ke Xin to her side.
“Mother, what are you doing?” An Ke Xin shouted at her impatiently.
Zheng bi ignored her and looked at An Zi Ran with a simpering expression. “Zi Ran, I know that Ke Xin did wrong. She shouldn’t have killed Lin Xin’s child, but this isn’t entirely Ke Xin’s fault. If it weren’t because Lin Xin refused to touch Ke Xin, and also took a prostitute into the family to humiliate Ke Xin, she would not have done such a radical thing. Besides, even if Ke Xin was really in the wrong, the Lin family shouldn’t have ruined her looks. The most important thing to a girl is her face. If it’s ruined, which man would still want her in the future?”
An Ke Xin covered her ruined face. There was a hint of resentment in her eyes. Lin Xin, and those three cheap women, she would never let them go!
An Zi Ran glanced at Zheng Bi indifferently. At least she had a bit more brains than An Ke Xin. If she had blindly avoided all blame, he definitely would not help them.
Translations by Vanilla Muse.
Right now, An Ke Xin and her mother had notorious reputations in the outside world. If he interfered in this affair without reason, it would adversely affect his reputation instead.
“Zi Ran, I know that this matter puts you in a difficult position, but no matter what, Ke Xin is still your younger sister. Even if you don’t stand up for her, we should at least take back Ke Xin’s dowry. That goddamn Lin family, they still have not returned Ke Xin’s dowry!”
Zheng Bi saw that An Zi Ran was unconcerned, so she could only settle for the next best thing.
But her words really did touch upon the important point.
Although An Ke Xin’s dowry was hers, it was still taken out from the An family’s assets. No matter how wrong An Ke Xin was, according to reason and logic, the Lin family still could not swallow her dowry. Therefore, her dowry must be recovered.
An Zi Ran raised his gaze. “I will handle this matter.”
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