Chapter 126: Dignity and Arrogance (6)
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Seeing Ling Tianya, Ling Tao stood up first, and for the first time in history, he actually walked towards Ling Tianya with benevolence on his face. “Yaya, why did you come back so late? Mr. Ruan has been waiting for you for so long.”
Ling Tao’s reaction made Ling Tianya’s eye twitch, she’d made plenty of preparations both mentally and physically to be reprimanded verbally down to her bones, but the situation was nothing like she expected. Everyone was… civil?
What did Ruan Zeyan do?
Ling Tao pulled the confused Ling Tianya towards the sofa, Ruan Zeyan sat in the middle, and so Ling Tao naturally let Ling Tianya walk there. Qu Wan sat in the single person seat by the side. If Ling Tianya was to walk to the center, she would naturally have had to walk past Qu Wan. If it were a normal situation, Qu Wan wouldn’t even give Ling Tianya as much as a sniff, and of course, Ling Tianya wouldn’t go seeking trouble by coming too close to her either.
That day was a different case. Ruan Zeyan was there and Ling Tao’s eyes glared at her continuously. Qu Wan gritted her teeth as she stood reluctantly, meeting Ling Tianya’s curiously peering eyes, and squeezed out a smile between her tightly sealed teeth. “Tianya, you’re back? Why didn’t Yuqing come back with you?”
Ling Tianya smiled coldly, “I asked her, but she was not willing to come back with me, it’s not that I didn’t want to bring her with me.”
Ling Tianya’s answered made Qu Wan stiffen, she had wanted to say that in order to let Ruan Zeyan feel that Ling Tianya and Ling Yuqing had a great sibling relationship, but with Ling Tianya’s cryptic answer, the truth was clear yet again.
Qu Wan’s face was stiff, the corner of her lips twitching. She was awkward beyond belief.
Madam Ling looked at Ling Tianya, and she loathed it just as much. She wanted to squeeze out a smile, but she didn’t want to resign herself to Ling Tianya. She was at war with herself, and her face contorted in a reflection of the contortion she felt within.
Ling Tianya saw it all, but she pretended like she didn’t anyway. After all, the Ling family had their own fair share of scandals and news headlines.
Ruan Zeyan sat there like he was God’s statue, he was blind to all the insignificant details, and there was only Ling Tianya in his eyes from start to finish.
“Why are you here?” Ling Tianya stood before Ruan Zeyan, her tone less than civil.
“To ask for your hand.” Ruan Zeyan’s eyes looking at Ling Tianya filled with fondness, and even his voice flooded with an imperceptible gentleness.
Hearing that, Ling Tianya scoffed, “What century is this? You think that just by bringing a few things over, and saying some words, I will marry you? I determine who I marry, and no one can sway my decision.”
Hearing what Ling Tianya had just said, Ling Tao could barely right himself back up from his stumble. His brain throbbed in frustration, “Yaya, stop fooling around, Mr. Ruan is sincere in coming here to ask for my opinion.”
Suddenly, Ling Tao realized that if Ling Tianya were to marry Ruan Zeyan in the future, then he would be Ruan Zeyan’s father-in-law. If he continued calling him Mr. Ruan, would that be inappropriate?
He definitely did not have the guts to call Ruan Zeyan by his name at that point in time anyway.
Madam Ling frowned, Guan Meiyi had always been very careful, very gentle, very elegant, and very poised when in the presence of Ruan Zeyan. She had never had the same attitude and tone that Ling Tianya was showing.
The way Ling Tianya was speaking… would it anger Ruan Zeyan? That would certainly not be good…
Ruan Zeyan sat on the sofa, meeting Ling Tianya’s pinched gaze without fear. This lady, even her look of anger was so cute. His long hands stretched out, his wide palm grabbing Ling Tianya’s small hands. With a tug, Ling Tianya accurately and securely sat by Ruan Zeyan’s side. He put a hand around her shoulder, his tone absolutely dripping with fondness, “You forgot what I told you yesterday?”
How can she forget? He said that he would use his methods to let her marry him willingly. Ling Tianya knew that Ruan Zeyan wouldn’t make empty threats.
Madam Ling looked at the scene before her, and her jaw was seconds away from dislocating judging by how far it had fallen. With Ling Tianya’s attitude, not only did Ruan Zeyan not get angry, he actually still treated her well…
Qu Wan looked at Madam Ling’s reaction and chuckled internally. “The old lady didn’t see Ruan Zeyan kiss Ling Tianya right before everyone’s eyes at the dinner last night. Compared to yesterday, today is child’s play.”
Ling Tao could only relax after seeing Ruan Zeyan’s calmness towards Ling Tianya.
Ruan Zeyan restrained the struggling Ling Tianya as he stood, gently nodding at Ling Tao and the others. “I still have some things I would like to say to Ling Tianya in private, we’ll be making our move first.”
Ling Tao heard that and immediately nodded with a silly chuckle. He suddenly reminded himself of the fact that he would be a father-in-law soon, and he should at least act like one. Thus, he stood, the smile on his face the dictionary definition of a “loving father’s smile”. “Alright, go, go!” Finishing, he even gave Ling Tianya a worried glance, nagging, “Yaya, talk well with Mr. Ruan, don’t be stubborn.”
Ling Tianya baulked as she got dragged away by Ruan Zeyan.
Ling Tao still sent the two of them out worriedly, not giving up until he saw with his own eyes that Ling Tianya was getting onto Ruan Zeyan’s car, heading back with a satisfied smile.
Madam Ling looked at the antiques and jades that flooded the room, but she couldn’t find the energy to be excited about them.
If only Meiyi could marry Ruan Zeyan, obviously it wasn’t to be…
There was just one huge regret in Madam Ling’s life, why didn’t she treat Ling Tianya better? They wouldn’t be in such a passive state if she had…