Just like other old folks, he yearned for love and companionship.
His grandson, who was often preoccupied with matters in the office, was hardly at home to keep him company.
As for his great grandson, Little Yichen, was not affectionate to him for one reason or another.
Thus, Mu Wanrou was the person who was always there for him.
This woman had invested considerable time and energy in the old man.
He arranged for her to become the director of the Human Resource Department at Disheng Financial Group and one of the core decision-makers in the board of directors. In fact, she was considered as the second-in-command in the Mu empire.
Still, despite how busy her schedule was, she would make sure to finish her work early to keep the old man company at home.
Mu Sheng was very reliant on her as well.
Perhaps, he missed Mu Qingcheng terribly that he was subconsciously projecting his desires for her onto Mu Wanrou. What he had for her was a twisted form of attachment.
Due to his failing health, the old man had several prescriptions to consume every day, and this distressed him greatly. On a bad day when his poor health bothered him, his short temper was explosive and he refused to take his medications.
Only she could coax and cajole him into taking his medications in the end.
He could not resist her sweet petulance, and she used that well to her advantage.
Mu Yazhe looked ahead pensively, the aloof smile never leaving his face.
The old man, who failed to see through her act and take her magnanimity for real, exploded furiously, "Liking? What does this chap know about liking someone? Can a marriage depend on love alone? Don't you worry, Wanrou; as long as grandpa is around, I won't let him bring this woman into this house! I support you all the way and will make sure you are justly treated!"
She looked at him with a resigned smile and sighed. "Grandpa, but…"
"Grandpa, I'm back to announce something to you, too."
Mu Sheng was in no mood to hear anything more from the young man. "What is it?!"
The man slowly walked toward the couch and sat down. His body sank slightly onto the soft seat as he maintained his cool and aloof persona.
With his slender legs gracefully overlapping, he announced resolutely, "I want to cancel my engagement with Wanrou."
"What?!" The old man jumped in shock and disbelief at the news and screamed, "What did you just say?!"
"My words are clear; I want to cancel my engagement with her." The young man was unperturbed by his grandfather's angry outburst and just calmly reiterated his statement.
"I don't agree!" Mu Sheng rejected without second thought. His anger had reached the boiling point by now. "I don't know what curse has gotten into you to consider breaking off the engagement! You are a b*stard!"
His grandson only sniggered. "Grandpa, since you like her so much, you can keep her as your mistress, then."
That only antagonized him further. "Shut up! Good riddance!"
Mu Yazhe sneered at the remark. In the past, the argument would have stopped here; after all, he would never go against his grandfather's wishes. However, it was different today.
The young man said in return, "Grandpa, the truth is, forcing me to marry a woman I don't like is good riddance!"
"You! This is absolutely unacceptable and disrespectful!" The old man gawked at his grandson's audacity with livid gaze. His eyes were nearly spurting razor-sharp daggers. "You are unfilial, indeed! You are going against my orders! Are you rebelling against me now?!"