'If I wanted to harm you, you would long cease existing in this world.'
What did he mean by that?!
She understood a few points.
First, this man was so powerful he could crush her effortlessly.
Second, this man held the door to her destiny – enough to be capable of ordering her death.
Third, this man, at least for now, was not her enemy. As for whether he was a friend or foe, that was something to be decided later.
Her restless heart calmed down a little. She sat on the sofa and carefully observed him and his every move in secret.
By the time the man finished his cup of tea, fifteen minutes had already passed, yet he was still in no hurry to talk.
It was unknown if he was purposely keeping her in suspense, but he proceeded to pour himself another cup of tea and sample it unhurriedly.
Even after drinking three cups of tea in succession, he did not say a word to break the silence.
In this suffocating silence, she was practically sitting on pins and needles. Seeing that he had drunk his third cup of tea and was about to pour his fourth, she lost her patience and carefully opened her mouth. "You are…"
"Young people are really impatient. It took you only three cups of tea to lose your patience."
The middle-aged man snorted, apparently dissatisfied with her impatience.
"You… Were you the sender of that mail?" She carefully worded her words politely.
Inside, she was a little in awe of this man.
He smiled faintly and opened his mouth to remind her. "In accordance to seniority, you should be calling me 'fourth uncle'!"
She was nonplussed. Suddenly, she jerked on her seat.
Her grandpa had a third wife. In this rank, Mu Liancheng was second and the third wife's son, Mu Lianjue, was fourth.
It was just that Old Mu had always put emphasis on legitimacy.
This man was a b*stard; thus, he, together with his mother, lived in the Mu residence in the south of the capital.
Speaking of the Mu residence, there were five mansions in total.
The main residence of the Mu was, of course, located at the heart of the capital while the rest were in the north, south, east, west respectively. The four branch mansions housed the four b*stards and other collateral relatives of the Mu.
Only the direct descendants were qualified to live in the main residence.
Fourth uncle. Could this man be Mu Lianjue?
She pondered on this for a moment before she tentatively voiced out his name. "Mu… Lianjue?"
"Impudent!" His face changed as he shoved the cup of tea on the table. With a bang , the tea splashed everywhere, startling her.
His eagle eyes pierced into her. With a livid face, he berated, "Are you qualified to call me by my name directly? You don't know any courtesy!"
She promptly bowed her head in guilt. "I apologize! I don't know any etiquette. Fourth uncle… H-Hello, fourth uncle!"
This man was definitely Mu Lianjue.
She suddenly recalled seeing him in the Mu family portrait. In it, this man was standing to the left of her grandfather.
At the time the portrait was made, this man's face was still young; hence, she failed to recognize him for a moment.
The anger in his face had yet to ebb. "Unseemly."
"I was in the wrong, fourth uncle. This is my first time meeting you in person. Your presence overwhelmed me, so I was accidentally discourteous. Please forgive me!" She offered her sincere apology and put forth the good etiquette she had learned as a member of the Mu family.
She had heard that Mu Lianjue was a vicious character.
She did not dare to offend him so easily.