Chapter 020: Protecting the male wife
However, Pei Cheng remained unmoved, still kneeling on the ground. His back was very upright, and there was no fluctuation in his heart.
It was said that the man has gold under his knees, but he didn’t care about it at all.*
*(T/N: In ancient times, they believed a man should never easily keel down especially in front of people other than his parents and teacher.)
The Old Lady said in a coaxing manner, but Pei Cheng didn’t react at all. He still knelt on the ground and refused to get up. That kind of situation clearly made the Old Lady embarrassed. So the Old Lady couldn’t help it and patted the table angrily, almost overturned the hot tea on the table with great force, “Pei Cheng, what do you mean by this!”
Hu XiaYun held a handkerchief in her hand. This handkerchief was very beautiful, but it was being squeezed again and again with great force by its owner, losing its original beauty.
This Pei Cheng was really the most damn existence.
Footsteps sounded outside the hall, and everyone’s eyes were attracted by the person at the door. Pei Cheng did not turn around, still maintaining the current posture.
“Mother, what makes you so angry?” Master Jiang raised his foot into the hall, his eyes swept across the hall, and everyone involuntarily straightened up their backs a bit.
Master Jiang’s gaze fell on Pei Cheng’s back, and his gaze didn’t stay for a long time, it was just a short moment.
Master Jiang quickly retracted his gaze from Pei Cheng, and finally stopped at the two six-year-old boys who were still clenching their teeth and kneeling on the ground.
The Old Lady breathed a sigh of relief in secret. If the Eldest didn’t show up in time, she really didn’t know how to end it.
*(T/N: Parents usually call their children in the order of their birth, which literally could be translated as: Eldest (son/daughter), Second (son/daughter), Third (son/daughter), ........, Youngest (son/daughter).
I believe it is like that in most Asian countries, or maybe not, but at least my parents do this.😅)
After all, these two little guys really had a hand in Jiang YanZhi’s accident. If she didn’t give an explanation, it would be difficult for her to gain a foothold in Hua Cheng City in the future.
Pei Cheng’s knees began to faintly sore. There was an old problem in his knee, which he had had for a long time. He thought that he would start to recover his body slowly this year, but now it seemed that this old problem would be more serious this winter.
“What are you doing, kneeling on the ground?” Master Jiang sat at the bottom left seat of the Old Lady, Hu XiaYun sat beside him, Qi’er and SongWu knelt on the ground facing him.
From Master Jiang’s perspective, he could see the expressions on the faces of Qi’er, SongWu, and Pei Cheng.
The Old Lady snorted coldly, her tone softened a little, but what she said was still very offensive. “SongWu pushed YanZhi into the lake. Qi’er felt that he was partly responsible for this matter. So, he followed SongWu and knelt down. What do you say, it’s such a cold day and both the palm and the back of the hand are made of flesh.......”
The Old Lady’s words were very prejudiced, and everyone present could tell that she was partial to Qi’er.
The eyes of the woman in the blue dress became even redder.
Master Jiang uttered lukewarmly, and he didn’t mean to express his opinion about Qi’er’s kneeling behavior, “Then, Pei Cheng is kneeling for what?”
Pei Cheng’s face was pale, but the Old Lady thought he was scared and she was finally satisfied with it, and relentlessly gave Pei Cheng a way out. “What are you doing kneeling on the ground on such a cold day? What do you have to say, let’s get up and talk about it.”
Pei Cheng didn’t move, his face was pale, and he gritted his teeth. After a pause, he said, “I beg the Old Lady to seek justice for YanZhi.”
The Old Lady was so angry that she gritted her silver teeth.
Master Jiang overtook before the Old Lady opened her mouth, looked at Pei Cheng, and said, “How do you want mother to seek justice for YanZhi, so that you can be satisfied?”
Pei Cheng’s expression remained unchanged, and he was not afraid of what Master Jiang said.
This group of people. Since they dared to touch Jiang YanZhi, he was also not afraid to fall out with them now.
But when Pei Cheng was about to speak, he heard a familiar footstep behind him.
Jiang LinZhi’s cold voice was filled with unbearable anger. “Then, how does Eldest Brother plan to solve this problem to satisfy us?”
Pei Cheng swiftly looked up.
In the next second, a warm black cloak was directly covered over Pei Cheng’s shoulder. Pei Cheng tilted his head slightly, just in time to see the man’s cold and stern profile.