Evil Emperor's Wild Consort
Chapter 214: The Dongfang Family's Call for Help (4)
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Actually, Gu Ruoyun had already been mentally prepared for something like this. She knew that Dongfang Shaoze’s relationship with her parents couldn’t be as simple as just friends. However, she hadn’t expected that her own mother would turn out to be someone from the Dongfang Family!
For a short moment, astonishment flitted across her eyes, and then it was gone in a flash.
“Mother was the Dongfang Family’s daughter? Why haven’t I heard of this before? Furthermore, since she was a Dongfang, why couldn’t the Dongfang Family protect her?”
Currently, Gu Ruoyun was extremely calm, so calm that a stab of guilt ached within Dongfang Shaoze’s heart.
“Yun’er, I’m sorry. I wasn’t able to protect your mother. Back then, after receiving the news, I wanted to rush here to investigate the truth behind her death. However, my father, your grandfather, held me back. You should know about the existence of the Three Great Authorities. The reason Father did this was… because he was afraid that the Dongfang Family would be destroyed, even as I didn’t agree with his actions.”
How could a father not have been hurt by his daughter’s death? Previously, even though Father had admired Gu TIan, he hadn’t approved of them being together. It was his sister who had insisted on staying with her lover, even leaving the Dongfang Family for his sake.
However, Father had a lot to keep in consideration. If his sister had still been alive, Father would definitely have put his all into saving her. However, since his sister was already dead, he wasn’t willing to drag down the rest of the Dongfang Family for this matter…
Gu Ruoyun put on a smile that made Dongfang Shaoze’s heart ache once again.
“The Dongfang Family… Hehe. He was so afraid of the power of the Three Great Authorities that he let his own daughter die in such tragic circumstances. After so many years, no one from the Dongfang Family ever came looking for me. Even when I was beaten to death by the Gu Family, no one ever stood up for me. If I hadn’t been lucky, perhaps… I would have already died.”
Honestly speaking, she didn’t hold any goodwill towards the Dongfang Family. She believed that they definitely knew about the circumstances she had grown up in, and considering that she never had a visitor come to the Gu Estate... Not a single one of them had ever come to stand up for her, never!
If just one person had come and said something for her, the Gu Family probably wouldn’t have dared to treat her like that.
Dongfang Shaoze felt as if he had been stabbed in the heart. He reached out and pulled Gu Ruoyun into his arms. Tightly embracing the thin, young girl, he lowered his head and said, “I’m sorry, Yun’er. Uncle came too late and you’ve suffered so much because of it…”
The man’s warm embrace made Gu Ruoyun’s hardened heart soften. No matter how the Dongfang Family acted, this man before her had undoubtedly given her a lot of help.
She would remember this debt of gratitude.
“I don’t have a favourable impression towards the Dongfang Family, but you’ll always be my uncle! Forever.”
The young girl raised her head, her delicate features infused with determination.
Seeing her like this, warmth suffused inside Dongfang Shaoze’s chest. He raised his hand and rubbed Gu Ruoyun’s head, a doting look in his eyes.
“Yun’er, perhaps your grandfather had his own apprehensions, and he wasn’t able to do as he liked. However, he really did love your mother dearly. In addition, remember this. No matter what happens, even if the Dongfang Family is unable to stand by your side, Uncle will always be there for you.”
Gu Ruoyun shrugged the topic away and blinked as she asked: “Oh, that’s right, Uncle. This isn’t the only reason you came looking for me, right? Did something happen with your Dongfang Family?”
Dongfang Shaoze’s heart gradually sunk. He couldn’t help but let out a sigh at the reminder of the recent events within the Dongfang Family.
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