Chapter 2222: This place does not welcome you all.
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The door had been left ajar to begin with.
The two lads were having fun in the snow. As the snow piled up, they, as well as their uncle, decided to split into teams for a snowball fight. Little Yichen was leading the game when his younger brother clamored for their father to join in as well. The kid wanted to form a team with him, while his older twin could partner with their uncle.
This suited Gong Jie just fine and egged his brother-in-law on.
Mu Yazhe did not join them at first but agreed subsequently. He returned to the house for a pair of gloves so that he could join their snowball fight when he chanced upon the mother-daughter trio badmouthing his wife.
He had excellent hearing and could pick up Yun Qingmiao’s jealous grumbling when he passed by the door. That made him stop in his tracks and put in a strong rebuttal on behalf of his wife in front of them.
The three saw him standing at the door, sizing them up coldly with his eyes. His disgust was evident in this instance.
Meanwhile, the trio, especially the older of the sisters, looked sheepish when they realized that the man had heard their conversation.
She looked nervously at him. Her shoulders retracted in jittery as her face flushed with shame.
“Brother-in-law, w-when did you step in?” The lady hurriedly hid behind her mother out of guilt. She did not know how much of her bitter grumbling he had heard.
The man pursed his thin lips frigidly. He then approached them slowly and halted about three to four meters away. “I don’t like anyone criticizing my wife behind our backs, even if they are close relations. You gossipers are detestable.”
Somehow or another, these words sounded especially mocking and critical coming from his mouth. The older girl was overwhelmed by his menacing presence and shook a little, almost stumbling in the process.
“Brother-in-law, you’re going to spoil our cousin if you continue to be so good to her. I know that we shouldn’t be criticizing her, but she’s the one who started—”
“It’s not for you to comment on the way I treat her!” The man had a look of utter revulsion as he gave them an eviction order. “This place doesn’t welcome you all. Get lost now!”
“Shut up!” His frosty gaze and firm tone brooked no opposition.
The older of the two sisters managed to curb in her defiant words which had almost burst forth from her mouth. After taking a deep breath, she looked in the kitchen’s direction again. This was when a surge of courage welled up in her. It might be her extreme jealousy or great unhappiness that made her express her begrudging thoughts there and then. “It’s so unfair! What right did she have to put herself above us?! What’s so good about her that she can enjoy a princess-treatment, while we aren’t even allowed to protest?! Besides, I didn’t say anything wrong, did I?! In what way is she better than us?! She gave birth to children at eighteen without marrying anyone! What a loose girl! What’s there to show off for a whore like her?!”
With a terrifying expression, the man raised his palm and slapped her face.
In his view, a man should never hit a woman. He considered those men as losers, but when Yun Qingmiao let loose those ugly words, he was so upset that he unconsciously retaliated with a slap.
He would not let anyone describe his woman with such ugly terms!