He only doted on his niece because she reminded him of his mother.
However, this was not something she would need to mind about!
She was stunned for a while.
Was this man trying to clarify things to her?
Niece, he said?
Are they uncle and niece?
Still, why did she see the kind of adoration a woman would show a man she liked in his niece's eyes?
They might have that kind of blood connection, but how could he not tell that his so-called niece looked at him amorously?
She snorted. "Why should I be angry?"
Her indifference truly antagonized him!
Suppressing his temper, he hissed, "You really did mind about this!"
Her silence confirmed his suspicion.
Hence, he made a great concession. "If that bothers you, then I'll keep a distance from her!"
The corner of her lips tugged slightly, albeit her voice remained neutral. "I'm not qualified for you to do that for me."
He could not stand to hear that and vehemently corrected her. "You have the rights!"
"I don't have!"
Grabbing her chin with his thumb and index finger, he lowered his head to bite her lip flap out of frustration.
He really loved and hated this woman!
Her presumptuous nature especially infuriated him!
What did she mean by she had no rights? She had when he said so!
"Ouch!" She jumped in pain and pushed against his chest, only to invite his rebuttal. "If I say that you have the rights, that means you have!"
"Mu Yazhe, don't you find yourself arrogant?! Do you really think that I'm bothered by that?" Her eyes gleamed coldly and sharply. "What if I'm bothered? Tell me, then; in what ways am I qualified?!"
The man kept quiet for a change.
When he merely looked at her, she snorted wryly. "What status do I have to interfere with your personal life?"
"You are my woman, and that gives you every right!" he domineeringly declared.
She was stunned for a while before letting out a sneer in return. "If I'm yours, do you dare to declare about us to the world?"
His face sank at her words.
Her heart took a great beating when she saw his bewildered look.
See; our relationship is something that can't see the light!
What she wanted was a stable life that came with a happy marriage and not a relationship that must be kept a secret!
She would never let herself become a third party in a relationship!
She would not tolerate the thought of being cast in a despicable role even if his relationship with his fiancée was only in name.
She opened her mouth to speak at this thought. "See; you can't even meet this demand. Mu Yazhe, please recognize your status and stop looking for me…"
"If that's what you really want…" The corners of his lips flared up after a pause. "Yun Shishi, I'll let you become my woman through the proper channel!"
It was her turn to stare at him in disbelief this time.
It was… unbelievable.
"I'll declare to the whole world that you are my woman!"
He would do that when the time was ripe.
Currently, the political situation inside the Mu family was at the height of its chaos. With his grandfather's health deteriorating every day, the power struggle had grown fiercer. Some lost their patience, deeming that this was the time for a power change.
If he were to announce her status in his life now, his enemies might harm her to get to him.