Surely, this Yun Shishi is no simple folk.
Mu Wanrou wore a look of surprise as she listened at one side.
The old man actually relented to Yun Shishi being married in the family as a mistress…
It was so unbelievable.
Regarding this matter, though, only the head of the Mu household had such a privilege.
For instance, besides his married wife, Mu Sheng had two mistresses living under the same roof. There were some undercurrents among the three, but all seemed to be living harmoniously with one another on the surface.
Beside that, the old man had a few mistresses outside the household. In ancient times, these mistresses would have been considered as the concubines.
However, other than the mistress being ranked lower than the legal wife, not much of a distinction between the two in the Mu family was drawn. One key difference worthy of taking note was that a proper wedding would be held for the first wife, whereas the mistress would be married over into the family without formality.
After all, this was a monogamous society, and such things should be kept low-key, even for an old money like the Mu family.
Thus, this old man letting Yun Shishi join the family as Mu Yazhe's mistress was him making a huge concession, especially when he honestly disliked her.
This was the first time his grandson had defied his wishes for a woman's sake!
Naturally, he disliked her from the bottom of his heart!
His grandson merely chuckled at his words. There was a great sense of calm in his eyes, and this made it hard to guess what he was thinking inside.
Since his grandfather had set things clear, it was also a good chance for him to make a clean cut on this issue once and for all. This was his intention for making this trip home.
"Grandpa, do you remember you arranging a marriage for me when I was very young?"
As he asked this question, he looked his grandfather in the eyes.
This sudden question caught the old man off guard.
Mu Yazhe paused and then casually continued. "I might be young, but I remembered mother telling me before that you had arranged a marriage for me with a girl from the capital's Song family."
Mu Wanrou evidently did not know of this at all.
This must be prior to her getting adopted into the Mu family!
He added. "The Song family in the capital is powerful and influential, yet after you adopted Mu Wanrou, you canceled this marriage arrangement at the risk of incurring Grandmaster Song's wrath."
In the high society, marriage between two powerful and wealthy families was no more than a business transaction; this was not something one could decide on their own.
An example was Mu Yazhe's parents; the two's marriage had little to do with love or desire. Their union was just a paper transaction between two wealthy families seeking to form an alliance.
What the man did not get was why his grandfather resolutely canceled his first marriage arrangement out of the blue despite knowing that it would cause much embarrassment to the Song patriarch.
Dumbstruck, his grandfather did not say a word.
Indeed, this was atypical of the old man's character.
To him, marriage was just a transaction in exchange for status, fame, and power.
In contrast was Mu Qingcheng, the supposed mother of Mu Wanrou; she was only a songstress with no power to boast.
Mu Sheng's single-minded desire for Mu Wanrou to marry into their family, especially as the first wife, was something unexpected.
His grandson's eyes turned bleak and cold. "You keep insisting for me to fulfill your last wish. Tell me, then, grandpa what wish you want me to fulfill by marrying this woman."
His grandfather was tight-lipped and refused to say anything further.
He sniggered inwardly; he had his suspicions even if his grandfather refused to divulge anything.