COLD CEO AND ARROGANT WIFE, VOLUME 5 - Season 9 Episode 83
Yue Yue looked behind her mother and found her father walking over. Her body stiffened when she saw him. And it was also the time when Elder Yue also noticed Yue Yue and his eyes widened in surprise.
“Yue’er!” he called out.
For years, Yue Yue had thought she would never run into these people. But the strange thing was, she still thought of what would it be like to stand in front of them again. Especially after she met Zhai Kuijun, she had a feeling that she won’t be able to run from her past for long.
Standing before her parents today, she realized for the first time that the past she ran from was only associated with Zhai Kuijun. The emotional ups and downs she had facing him weren’t present when she faced her own parents. But why? Why was she not feeling anything? Was she really numb after all these years?
But she was never a callous person. She knew she still loved and respected her parents.
However, the admiration she once held for them was gone. The protection she once thought they’d provide, the sense of security or warmth that parents should give… All of those things, she could never expect from them anymore. And since expectations were long gone, maybe disappointment was no longer there as well.
Madam Yue cried and rushed to embrace Yue Yue but before she could hold her daughter in her arms, Mu Chenyan pulled Yue Yue back and stood in front of her. The way she looked at Elder Yue and Madam Yue was vigilant. She looked like a lioness protecting her territory and the look in her eyes was terrifying.
Yue Yue was startled when Mu Chenyan pulled her back and even shielded her behind her back. She suddenly felt a tingling in her nose. She didn’t feel like crying when she stood before her parents but she did now when she realized someone was protecting her. Mu Chenyan was always taller than Yue Yue and she could easily wrap Yue Yue in her towering shadow. But this shadow provided the warmth that was intoxicating.
“Keep your distance from her,” said Mu Chenyan losing all the playfulness she earlier had. Now, her eyes were like bottomless pits that could suck anyone in. Cold and bereft of any emotion.
Both Elder Yue and Madam Yue were surprised by Mu Chenyan’s reaction. Madam Yue even forgot to cry under Mu Chenyan’s frigid gaze.
“Yue’er, you don’t want to see mom?”
“Whose mother are you?” asked Mu Chenyan. “Don’t try to associate yourself with our family.”
“She is my daughter,” said Madam Yue.
“Oh? Do you have proof?” retorted Mu Chenyan. “If I’m not wrong, you threw her out of the house and the family, years ago. Her name doesn’t even exist in the genealogy of your family. What makes you think you can call her your daughter? Does she look like recyclable trash to you? You threw her away like trash back then and now, your motherly love wants to recycle that trash?”
Yue Yue’s lips twitched when she heard that, ‘Recyclable trash?’ She didn’t know how to react but she actually wanted to laugh subconsciously for some reason. She had no doubt in Mu Chenyan’s fighting prowess so she felt nothing hiding behind her. It wasn’t that she wanted to hide but that it felt good to receive this protection. Besides, at this time, she knew Mu Chenyan won’t let her stand at the forefront.
Sigh! Having an over-protective best friend was a true sweet burden!
“Miss, I think this is between us and our daughter,” spoke Elder Yue with a complicated look in his eyes.
“Your daughter must be home,” said Mu Chenyan. “You should go look for her. As I said, don’t try to tie yourself with my family. I, Mu Chenyan am not a soft presimmon. And neither is anyone from my family. Ask around what kind of a devil I am and you’d understand.”
Mu Chenyan wanted to leave with Yue Yue when Madam Yue spoke up, “Yue’er! How can you let an outsider insult your father? Have you forgotten all the manners? As a daughter, shouldn’t you stand up for your father’s prestige?”
“Why should she?” Mu Chenyan shot back. “Yo, old lady. It seems you didn’t hear me clearly. Keep your voice down. Try to order around my Yue one more time. I’m being very nice considering your old age but my patience is running low. Don’t test me. She already repaid you everything she owed the night you abandoned her. You, a mother who could never stand up for her own daughter despite knowing everything don’t deserve to stand on the moral high ground.
“Our family’s Yue doesn’t stand on the same ground as you anymore. Even your family will have to look up to see her but you can’t reach her.”
Madam Yue wanted to say something more when Elder Yue held her back and said, “Seeing that you’re living well and have someone to protect you, father is relieved. Thank you for being alive!”
Mu Chenyan laughed out mockingly, “Oh, of course, you’re relieved now. You won’t have to live with the guilt anymore. But guess what, that guilt will stay with you and I’ll make sure of that!”
Yue Yue held her back and used her sign language to say, ‘Stop it. Let’s leave.’
Mu Chenyan’s expressions softened and she looked aggrieved, “They started the argument.”
Yue Yue didn’t know what to say. Clearly, she was the one who snapped at people but she was the one trying to sell pity in front of her? How unbelievable!
‘It’s done. We should leave.’
“Fine!” said Mu Chenyan and threw a glare at the old couple before walking away with a swagger of the Queen, not forgetting to protect Yue Yue in her arms as she took her away. She obviously wasn’t satisfied with this confrontation but she thought, the future was still hers.