“My lady…” Everybody cleared the way and bowed to her.
This was none other than Lady Murong. She had been watching a play inside the house. Little did she know that a better play was going on in the yard.
Gu Bailu glanced back at her. “Granny, I didn’t mean to interrupt your birthday celebration, but if you think you can do whatever you want to me just because I’m useless, don’t blame me for being bold.”
“Who gave you such courage?” Lady Murong hadn’t been convinced of the servants’ report until now.
She didn’t expect the intruder to challenge her outright.
How many years had it been since anybody talked to her like that?
She was born with a great identity. After she married into the Murong family, more and more people respected her. Although some of the respect was fake, nobody ever challenged her openly.
“My parents, of course. What a meaningless question…” Gu Bailu replied matter-of-factly.
Lady Murong was stunned for a moment, before she burst into laughter. “I’ve never heard such an answer before.”
Gu Bailu looked at her, dazed. Are you not here for trouble?
“So, are you going to let me go for giving a marvelous answer?”
“Give me a reason to let you go,” Lady Murong said solemnly, her smile gone.
“It was my parents who gave me the courage. You should look for trouble with them instead.” Gu Bailu continued with her line of reasoning.
Lady Murong was stunned again. “I don’t know how to argue with that!”
“It’s decided, then. You can look for trouble with them, and I’ll get out of here now.”
Gu Bailu went around Shao Di and Feng Qingtian and walked past the crowd with Ah Luo.
“Grandmother, why did you let her go?” Nan Ningxin came back to herself after recovering from the shock. Why had her grandmother let the woman go so easily?
She knew how brutal her grandmother could be.
Her grandmother had always defended the Murong family and never allowed anyone to harm it.
Even Shao Di and Shao Zun didn’t dare cause much trouble.
“I think she’s quite right. She’s just a useless person. Her parents are to blame for her personality. Go and fetch General Gu and his wife. I would like to have a word with them.”
“But her evil arts may bring disaster if she isn’t stopped.”
“What can she possibly do? She’s so weak she couldn’t even escape this house earlier, could she?” Lady Murong wasn’t bothered.
She simply felt that the girl’s answer carried a certain innocence that she hadn’t seen in years.
“Grandmother, she’s not familiar with it yet…”
“Alright, enough of this. Today is my birthday. I don’t want anything unpleasant.” Lady Murong looked at Feng Qingtian. “Tell me, what are you going to do now that this house is ruined?”
Feng Qingtian crossed his hands. “I’ll cover the repair costs.”
“That’ll do.” Lady Murong looked at Shao Di and Shao Zun. “Are you horsing around in my house again?”
Shao Di and Shao Zun immediately bowed in respect. “It’s not horseplay.”
They actually responded simultaneously.
“Then, what is it? You think you can take advantage of the Murong family because we’re smaller than your place?”
“Not at all.”
“I dare not think so.”