He was scared stiff by now, yet the menace on his father's face, coupled with his guilty conscience, dissuaded him from admitting the trouble he had caused. Instead, he tried dismissing the old man's warning with a few words. "Dad, I really don't know someone who goes by Master Mu."
"I don't care what entanglements you have with him. I don't want to know what you did to him, and vice versa. In any case, you go and resolve this matter. Quickly go and apologize to him."
His son raised his tone incredulously just as he finished his word. "Dad, what's wrong with you; what did that Master Mu do to you? You look like you're about to explode!"
Du Boxiong was already fuming, and his son's insolence only fueled his anger further. He was so upset that he wanted to give him a good, hard slap!
He raised his hand high in the air, but as he looked at his beloved son whom he had spoiled rotten since young, he lost his will to carry through the act.
Instead, the hand in mid-air curled into a fist, and he sent it crashing onto the table top. The furniture, as if protesting, gave a mourning sound under the blunt force.
Du Jiayan was really shocked and alarmed. He stood dumbstruck on the spot.
He had never seen his father so fierce before. Realizing that something terrible must have happened, he made a full confession before his old man. Upon telling him everything, he proceeded carefully and tried to observe his father's reaction. "Dad, I really didn't know his background! If I had known earlier, I wouldn't have offended him, but what happened to you exactly?"
"Because of what you did, Mu Group's real estate removed me from all their projects!"
The recollection of Mu Yazhe's cold and heartless voice made him gnash his teeth, and he lambasted angrily, "Don't you know your action has dug a grave for the whole family? Do you think you can offend someone like Master Mu? Are you really tired of living? Even if you are, must you drag the whole family with you?"
His son was indignant at his rebuke. "What's so great about the Mu family? How powerful can he be; is he more formidable than an emperor?"
"Hmph! I haven't met an emperor before, but in the capital, the Mu family is the king!"
His son was absolutely stunned this time. Receiving his father's side-eye, he heard him warn in a low tone, "The Mu family has far-reaching assets throughout the world. No one can tell how far their empire has spread. We only know that the assets under the Mu family can shake the global financial market; it is also Asia's economic pillar. What's scary about this family is that they have a vast network that cuts across politics, business, and underworld. This is without mentioning the connections they have in other areas! Even the mayor in the capital must watch out for Master Mu, let alone me, your old man! Let me tell you; you are courting death as long as you are up against him openly or through underhanded means! That man is a formidable enemy that you shouldn't seek, or else you'll die an ugly death without knowing how it happens!"
His son tugged at his lips rigidly and asked unbelievably, "Dad… are you exaggerating?"
"What do you think? Hmph, everyone in that family is ruthless; there's none we can afford to offend, especially that Mu Yazhe. He's the most heartless and severe of them all. He's able to cut off all chances of survival for anyone without feeling guilt! You won't know how you end up tomorrow once you step on his toes today."