"Outrageous! It wasn't easy for you to conceive this child. This is a blessing; how can we even consider ridding of it?!" Mu Sheng was livid and blamed his grandson fully. "This ungrateful chap, are you really intending to turn your back on your flesh and blood?! Wanrou help you out with all her heart, and it's all for your own good, too, but what about you?! You actually dare not to acknowledge your child! She's pregnant. If the child isn't yours, then whose?!"
She consistently maintained her virtuous image before his grandfather.
Naturally, the old man believed her words sans a sliver of doubt.
Instead, he thought his grandson to be an insensible chap with his inability to account for his own child.
"Ah Zhe… is truly the baby's father; why won't he acknowledge it?" She looked at her grandpa with eyes full of abject tears, her voice, as well as her body, quivering.
To have a full view of this, Mu Sheng felt a stab of pain in his heart. He astutely held her in his arms and gently consoled, "Don't cry, child. You've been wronged! Fear nothing for grandpa is here. I will make decisions for you! Concentrate on your health and halt your worrying!"
"Grandpa…" Weeping with an aggrieved face, she burrowed deeper into his embrace.
Her bitter cries tore to his heart more deeply and made him feel immense pain.
Mu Yazhe cocked a brow in wry and stiffly lifted his lips in disdain.
This woman, what superb acting!
The top artistes in the entertainment industry could really not hold a candle even to half her acting skills! If it was not for his disposition, he might also believe her innocent-looking face, and now he wondered to whom child in her stomach belonged!
Regarding this, he had no intention of making another comment.
In this situation where his grandfather only believed her words, no amount of explanation from him would sufficiently convince the old man of the truth.
At this moment, his grandfather was covering her hands with his as he went to great lengths to comfort her. "Wanrou, don't be disheartened. If he refuses to admit the baby, grandpa will do it in his stead! Fret no more and dry your tears. Just focus on the baby and you."
Being driven into a dead end, Mu Wanrou came up with this bluff tactic to buy time. Her hand was truly forced here.
To protect her identity from total exposure, she had to take risks now!
She was made aware of Mu Yazhe's knowledge about her identity, but just when did he find out?
In any case, she could not worry about it now.
Her identity was soon to be exposed before her eyes, and at the end of her wits, she divulged of her pregnancy.
Since the man knew of her identity, she could only discredit him before the old man by declaring that she carried his child.
The old man would predictably be overjoyed and believed her claim to be the truth. Therefore, he would bring forth much earlier the wedding between Mu Yazhe and her.
Once the wedding was in place, she would really be the legitimate young mistress of this household, and the rest of those loose knots could easily be untangled subsequently.
She did not fear the man's denial at all. Between his grandson and her, Mu Sheng would definitely take her side.
Although a paternity test was required, her conscience would remain free of fear and guilt.
She did a calculation of the time of her conception and of her and Aaron's carnal trysts, which had only started five weeks ago.
Since she was safe in that period, it was unlikely for her to conceive then.
Therefore, putting two and two together, she should only be pregnant for three and a half weeks.
If the man wanted to expose her, he must at least present evidence to Mu Sheng.