Lady Gu Is Too Weak To Fend For Herself - Chapter 949
Chapter 949: Repaying Kindness With Hatred
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Xia Cheng snorted. “That’s not borrowing! You’re the one who invested 300 million. Moreover, the Xiao family has also taken advantage of the Xia family’s power all these years. It’s already enough to cover that 300 million. Now, you’re here asking me for money? Why should I give it to you? What can your Xiao family do with that money?”
Xiao Lu abruptly looked up at Xia Cheng in disbelief. His fingers trembled violently. “You…”
Young Master Xiao’s expression darkened. “Grandpa, forget it. They don’t want to help us at all. It’s useless no matter how much we beg them. Just treat that 300 million as the money we spent on feeding the dogs! Our two families won’t see each other anymore!”
Xia Cheng did not care about Young Master Xiao’s mockery at all. “Alright! We’ll pretend not to know each other and never contact each other again! Your Xiao family is no longer worthy of our Xia family. Please leave!”
Xiao Lu looked at his grandson beside him and suddenly recalled something. He shouted indignantly, “Xia Cheng, don’t forget that our two families are still bound by a marriage contract!”
Actually, Xiao Lu knew that his grandson had always liked Miss Xia. Miss Xia also knew about the engagement between the two families. The two of them had always gotten along very well. Their families had only been waiting to hold a wedding for the two of them when they became adults. However, now that the Xia family and the Xiao family had cut ties, what should they do about the marriage contract?
Unexpectedly, as soon as these words were spoken, Xia Cheng laughed arrogantly. He laughed at Xiao Lu for being too naive. Since the two families had already gotten to this point, how could the engagement still stand?
At this moment, the 18-year-old Xia Mengyan slowly walked out of the villa. She was wearing a long white dress, looking pure, cute, obedient, and gentle. However, her eyes were filled with disgust. She said unhappily, “Young Master Xiao, now that the Xiao family has already gone bankrupt, do you think you’re worthy of me? Let’s part on good terms. Don’t make things too awkward!
“The engagement was set because of the Xiao family’s sponsorship of the Xia family. Now that the Xiao family is no longer of any value to the Xia family, the engagement is naturally canceled. Moreover, the engagement isn’t legally binding. If I don’t want to marry you, who can force me?”
As soon as Xia Mengyan finished speaking, the video ended. Everyone looked at Xia Mengyan. With the video as evidence, it was enough to prove that Xia Mengyan had long known about her engagement with Young Master Xiao.
Before everyone could denounce her, the image on the big screen flashed and showed a school. Young Master Xiao was angry and went to the school to argue with Xia Mengyan. At that time, Xia Mengyan was still in high school, but she had many followers. Without her saying anything, many people stood up for her.
“Xia Mengyan, we’re engaged! You once said that you would marry me when you grew up. Are you denying it now?”
Xia Mengyan shed tears aggrievedly. “That was a joke when I was young. My elders asked me to say it. I didn’t know what marriage meant at all. After I grew up, I’ve already expressed my feelings to you. Young Master Xiao, why are you forcing me?”
“Nonsense! Your Xia family accepted the Xiao family’s betrothal gifts long ago, which means that you’ve already agreed to this marriage. Moreover, I’ve given you a lot of jewelry and clothes. If you didn’t like me, why did you accept those things?”
Xia Mengyan looked at Young Master Xiao’s agitated appearance and took a step back in horror. Her eyes were filled with innocence. As long as she shed a tear, her followers would rush over crazily and curse at Young Master Xiao. “Why don’t you take a look at yourself in the mirror? Are you worthy of marrying Mengyan? If it weren’t for the fact that your Xiao family is rich, Mengyan wouldn’t even care about you! It’s your honor that Mengyan was willing to accept your gifts!”
“The Xiao family failed to live up to expectations and ended up going bankrupt, but you still have the cheek to look for trouble with Mengyan?”
While everyone was cursing Young Master Xiao, Xia Mengyan hid behind and cried. She pretended to wipe her tears. Her cries angered her followers. They beat Young Master Xiao up fiercely, but Xia Mengyan just watched Young Master Xiao get beaten up silently.
At that time, there were rumors in the school that Young Master Xiao was pestering Xia Mengyan and was beaten up. However, no one knew about the Xiao family’s kindness to the Xia family, nor did anyone know that Xia Cheng was the one who took the initiative to ask for the marriage contract back then. However, the entire Xia family was not grateful to their former benefactor at all. Instead, they repaid kindness with ingratitude, ruining Young Master Xiao’s reputation and making him suffer physical pain.
The banquet hall was silent, and everyone’s eyes were gradually filled with horror. Who would believe that the pure and kind-hearted Xia Mengyan had a demon living in her heart?