Guo Jing and Huang Rong exchanged glances and hurriedly hid behind the door, only to see WanYan Kang rushing in and scolding, “Who made Hero Mu angry? Let’s see whether I will break your legs when we leave later.”
The two servants were frightened and dropped on their knees, “We dare not.”
WanYan Kang answered, “Hurry up and get lost.”
The two servants replied, “Yes, yes.” And turned to leave, but when they reached the door, they stuck their tongues out at each other, made funny faces and left.
WanYan Kang waited till they close the door, before saying gently, “I invited Hero Mu and Miss for something else, please don’t get offened.”
Mu Yi was furious, “You lock us up here like prisoners, and you dare use the word ‘invite’?”
WanYan Kang said, “I’m so sorry. Please bear with it for the time being, I’m really sorry.”
Mu Yi retorted angrily, “You can use this to cheat a three year old. I’ve seen enough of vicious officials.”
Wanyan Kang tried to speak out several times but was shut up by the angry Mu Yi. Yet, he still remained good natured and laughed joyfully without a tint of anger.
Mu Nian Ci listened to the argument and whispered to her father, “Father, let’s hear what he has to say.”
It was then that Mu Yi grunted before becoming silent.
Wanyan Kang said, “Your daughter has rare talents and beauty. I’m not blind so how can I possibly not like her?”
Mu Nian Ci blushed deeply and lowered her head.
Wanyan Kang continued, “However, I am the eldest son of Prince Zhao and my family rules are very strict. If people know that I marry a commoner, my father will be furious and will face a lot of trouble.”
Mu Yi replied, “Then what do you plan to do?”
Wanyan Kang replied, “I was thinking of letting Hero Mu and Miss stay here for a few days to recover from any injuries, before going back. After a year or half, when the situation is better, I will either go and ask for your daughter’s hand in marriage or Hero Mu you send Miss to me so as to complete the marriage. Isn’t this a perfect solution?”
Mu Yi remained silent, though he was thinking about another thing.
Wanyan Kang continued, “My father has gotten into trouble all because of me. The emperor even reprimanded him three months ago. If my father learns about this now, he will never agree the marriage. So I hope that Hero Mu keeps this secret tight.”
Mu Yi turns furious, “If I listen to what you say then my daughter will suffer if she is with you since everything has to be kept under wraps.
Wanyan Kang replied, “I have everything planned out already, I will get some grand officials to ask for her hand in marriage, it must be a grand and joyous affair.”
Mu Yi’s faced suddenly paled and he said, “Please ask your mother to see me so that I can discuss this with her.”
Wanyan Kang smiled and said, “How can my mother meet you?”
Mu Yi yelled, “If I don’t get to meet your mother, I won’t give in to you no matter what you come up with.” With that, he picked up the jar of wine and threw it out.
Ever since Mu Nian Ci fought with Wanyan Kang, she already fell for him and was delighted after she heard his plan. But her father’s sudden outburst changed everything and she didn’t know whether she was surprised or dejected.