Chapter 1374 Self-inflicted punishment deserves death.
Mu Linfeng found his words hilarious. His mouth twitched for a moment before he spoke in a chilly tone. “I only know one sentence: ‘You can escape disasters created by nature, but self-inflicted punishment deserves death’!”
“Did you think that just by saying that, you can shirk your responsibility, or are you counting on the fact that I will let you go? Such wistful thinking!” Mu Lianjue let out a cruel smile. He had clearly descended into insanity at this point.
The older brother was bitterly disappointed. The chilliness of the evening breeze was unable to beat the coldness he felt inside his heart.
His lips pulled into an upward curve as the mockery in his eyes faded into tiredness. He let out a long sigh as a look of helplessness surfaced on his weathered and haggard face. “Fourth Mu, as your elder, let me give you a piece of advice: Just stop what you’re doing as quickly as you can! There’s no point in all of this! You shouldn’t even have done this in the first place. Did you know that what you’re doing is akin to killing one’s father! It’s extremely unacceptable! All the more, you shouldn’t be doing it now!”
“I don’t wanna listen to you talk about this! Is there even a purpose for it?!”
His younger brother’s eyes blazed as he retorted, “I was supposed to be the Mu’s family head! It ought to be me! Did you know how hard I worked just for that position? Did you know how much suffering I’ve endured over the years?! In the end, it only took a few words from that old fart to negate my hard work and sacrifice completely! What did I work so hard for then?! As for you, you actually helped raise Mu Yazhe to that position. Was I really not comparable to a twenty-something youngster at that time?!”
“That’s where you’re completely wrong! You’re just viewing and speculating about others’ thoughts with your narrow-minded mind!”
Mu Linfeng paused for a moment, his face twitching a little before he continued speaking. “I admit having neglected your feelings when I was helping Yazhe rise to the position! I trained him to become my power, and you’re right that I indeed had an impure objective and a selfish ulterior motive, but it’s unlike what you supposed at all! To stabilize our Mu family’s authority, I chose that kid. Frankly speaking, he has outstanding capabilities. It’s proven that I didn’t make an error in my judgment. The kid is undoubtedly extremely remarkable—even more than you! That’s why, even though things are as they are right now and he is going against my wishes, I don’t regret raising him to the position, regardless of everyone else’s opinions. As you can see, the Mu Group has steadily expanded in his hands. Anyone with eyes can see its transformation. If it hadn’t for him, our family business would’ve been unable to safely get through the crisis and avert the danger! My heart is in the Mu Group—it’s my main priority! Perhaps these words may seem pompous to you, but these are my true thoughts! If our conglomerate can become a core business empire in his hands, then my wish is fulfilled!”
His younger brother’s eyes narrowed in fury as his lips twitched fiercely. His face was extremely malevolent, and his eyes were akin to a poisonous snake’s eyes, which was slowly coiling around his neck.
“Such a grand train of thought! Second Mu, who’d believe that you had no selfish motives at all?! Stop making such dignified statements!”
“Fourth Mu, you’ve failed. You’ve utterly failed. It’s all because of you and your incapability. You can’t win against others, and even more so, you can’t fight against others, so you push the blame onto everyone else! Your continuous aversion of responsibility only makes you laughable and incompetent in my eyes!”