Chapter 1704: Sorry; I cannot wish you happiness!
He wore a bizarre expression on his face as he lifted his head to look at her with mixed emotions flashing across his eyes, which appeared so quickly that she failed to have a clear look.
“Sis… are you getting married?”
A slight frown appeared between his brows, but the man looked a little dazed.
His peculiar expression inevitably left Yun Shishi somewhat shocked.
“Hm? What’s wrong, Xiao Jie?”
“It’s nothing.” He pulled himself out of his complex thoughts and met her eyes. His gaze, however, darkened slightly. “Are you getting married?”
“Why so sudden? I haven’t heard you mention it before.”
The corners of her lips lifted slightly as she gave him an awkward smile. “Previously… I didn’t know how to bring up the subject to you, and that’s why I didn’t tell you! The wedding date isn’t fixed yet; we’re only planning to hold an engagement ceremony first.”
As she spoke, she placed her hand on the back of his and smiled warmly at him. “I wanted to talk to you about this. Will you attend my engagement ceremony? Will you wish me happiness?”
He suddenly felt somewhat distraught!
Still, he did not put his feelings out on display.
His eyelids drooped as fragmented memories flashed across his mind.
A nightmarish memory from his childhood days, along with those of the fire, resurfaced in his mind like a broken dam flooding it. For a moment, his head pounded with splitting pain!
He frowned slightly in dilemma and frustration.
Out of the blue, he asked, “Do you truly wish to receive my blessings?”
“Of course!” she replied matter-of-factly. “You’re the most important family member to me in this world! Of course, your blessing means a lot to me!”
The man took a deep breath before blandly replying, “My answer to that is dependent on the person you choose, though.”
She tensed up at that, keenly detecting the double meaning in his words.
His eyes narrowed as his voice turned slightly frosty. “Sis, who is the man?”
“Who is the man you’re marrying?”
She laughed dryly in response. “Is that important? He—”
He interrupted her words at once. In a soft but heavy voice, he squeezed out, “That man is Mu Yazhe; am I right?”
She stiffened in surprise as she looked at him in disbelief.
“How… did you know?”
Gong Jie clenched his fists in anger. Despite him not giving a clear answer to her question, his stance was firm and clear. “Well, if it’s that man, then my answer is no!”
Yun Shishi’s eyes widened in shock.
His answer was so unexpected that, for a moment, she even wondered if she had misheard it.
“I’m sorry… that’s the only thing I can’t do for you!” Afraid that she did not hear it clearly, he repeated his words to her. “If you want to be with that man, then nope; I can’t give you my blessings!”
For a moment, she seemed to have lost her voice. She remained in a daze for a long while before she posed a question out of her curiosity. “Why?”
“Because I hate the Mus!”
Those five words were practically uttered through gritted teeth.
His eyes were instantly filled with undisguised hatred at the mention of that family.
Feeling somewhat at a loss, the woman bit her lower lip flap as she balled up her hands into fists with her shoulders shuddering slightly.