This rascal is rebelling against me now! He no longer takes my wishes to heart! How dare he talk about breaking off the engagement?!
Mu Sheng held onto the table for support, his eyes shooting daggers at his grandson. The wedding was his personal wish, and nobody would be allowed to cancel it – not even his beloved grandson!
The young man stared right into his grandfather's eyes expressionlessly. When he saw how defensive his grandfather was toward Mu Wanrou and how furious he was at the thought of breaking off their engagement, Mu Yazhe was surer than ever on his suspicion over the attachment the elderly man had for that woman.
It was not a simple case of elderly love for a young family relation but rather a morbid obsession!
The old man could not forget that woman, after all.
Grandmaster Mu missed his daughter so much he carried her pendant with him all the time. Photos of her younger self lined his side table at the bed.
Those were tell-tale signs of his attachment to her.
The young man did not know what kind of woman Mu Qingcheng was to make his father and even his grandfather pine for her in such a crazy way.
Rumors had it that his father, Mu Liancheng, was also madly in love with her.
His father had desperately courted this top songstress in the capital for quite some time, but his grandfather had coldly cut off his desires without mercy.
The missy from the wealthy Jiang family in the capital was already betrothed to his father, and this marriage was critical to the Mu family at that time.
More importantly, his grandfather was old-fashioned and biased against all singers in general. He was, thus, irreconcilable to the idea of his son marrying a singer.
His son had to compromise in the end, but with a condition, and that was for Mu Sheng to adopt Mu Qingcheng.
The old man agreed to that request.
Thus, she officially became the adopted daughter of the Mu family.
At that time, plenty of elites coveted the woman, which was a testament to her beauty and talent.
Mu Sheng was harsh on this woman at first and treated her badly.
She, on the other hand, recognized the great favor and generosity of the Mu family in her time of need.
She was sincerely grateful to them, so she served him to the utmost of her ability.
Gradually, he developed romantic feelings for her, too.
He was truly delighted with this sweet and pretty woman and soon became morbidly enamored with her.
He would flare up whenever a man got close to her.
Toward the end, he made a willful decision to make her his fourth wife. This shocked everyone, including her, in the Mu family.
She only had gratitude and respect for him and nothing more.
He wanted to keep her by his side forever in a distorted way, however.
Mu Liancheng was the first one to voice his opposition. In the end, the father and son became enemies over this matter.
This was when she confessed to Mu Sheng that she was seeing someone. She and the man were in love. In fact, she was pregnant with his child.
The old man could not accept this reality. Livid, he ordered her to abort the child.
She refused and left the family without a word. Since then, she was gone without a trace.
Mu Yazhe eventually learned that the accident that had snuffed out Mu Qingcheng's life was actually orchestrated by the mafia.