"Uncle, what do you mean by this?"
Even though the young man knew his uncle's intention, he still wanted to get to the bottom of things.
"Yazhe, uncle won't hide it from you. In ancient times, that woman would be a charming vixen that brought about a king's downfall! She'll be a stumbling block in your grand ambition if you keep her by your side! Think about it; how many rulers lost their power because of women?! I really don't want the same thing to happen to you, so you'd better make a clean break with her before you lose your mind. Don't see her again!"
"No way!" He vehemently rejected it without a second thought.
In his opinion, he had always been level-headed with regard to women and career, and there was no need for others to give him pointers!
There was no exception to this—not even his second uncle whom he respected the most!
It was precisely because he had never let his personal affairs stand in the way of his ambitions that he did not want anyone interfering in it.
His uncle looked shocked before he lambasted, "He he! This is the first time that you defied my order, and it's all because of a woman! Your uncle here is a little disappointed!"
The man merely smirked. He did not intend to back down, though his tone was still respectful. The resolve in his voice was loud and clear, nonetheless!
"Uncle, I have always treated your words like commands, but there's no room for discussion on this particular matter! That woman is my private affair, so I hope that you won't interfere in it!"
His uncle's face stiffened instantly!
The young man, however, did not shun the cold and angry look on his uncle's face. Instead, his cool and composed eyes stared squarely into the latter's eyes without any fear or vexation.
This was a silent confrontation.
Mu Linfeng snorted after a while, his words revealing a trace of warning. "Why don't you do a little self-reflection? What status do you have now? You're not young anymore and we have come so far, so no matter what, I can't allow you to mess this up!"
He paused and then drawled, "Actually, in the past, I wouldn't object with you having a woman! I know your temperament well enough to know that you won't let a woman mess with your business, but you've gone too far recently with some of the things you did! I don't mean to reprimand you, but your actions really disappointed me!"
He was undoubtedly referring to the 'crossfire' between his nephew and the Song family that stemmed from Yun Shishi.
Jiang Qimeng was deeply displeased over this matter.
Song Zhengguo did not explicitly touch on this matter in words but in action, instead.
There were a few land-development projects that he refused to approve, which caused quite a substantial loss to Disheng.
Of course, this loss was considered minute to his second uncle, but his nephew's actions were more consequential!
From his perspective, his nephew had gone wayward in this matter!
All along, the Mu family could expand their influences due to the advantages and support given by various parties.
Now, his nephew had actually offended the Songs because of this small affair.
He was naturally unhappy about this.
Moreover, he had forewarned the young chap earlier on, but the latter had apparently ignored!
The reason he summoned him to Morokko was to hook him up with Princess Charlotte!
His ambition was fully displayed here; if the Mu family could cozy up with this country's royal family, then they would be able to soar to new heights, which they had never experienced before!