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Chapter 1: Shameless Man (1)
The Dongyue mainland.
A strong wind blew past the top of a tall mountain.
Xia Ruoyun stood silently at the peak of the mountain; her black hair tangled with the wind as her cold gaze focused on a group of people. There was a luxuriously dressed middle-aged man within that group.
The indifference and coldness in the man’s eyes wrapped around her heart, chilling her from head to toe.
“Xia Ruoyun, after running for so long, let’s see where you can escape to now!”
The middle-aged man sneered coldly. His gaze was as if he were looking at an irreconcilable enemy, as if the girl in front of him did not carry his blood in her veins!
“The Ancient Divine Pagoda was something that grandfather gave to me while he was alive, I won’t give it to anyone no matter what!”
Xia Ruoyun’s voice held the hatred that she was unable to suppress.
Back then, because of a single sentence from her grandfather: “The one who marries the Yun family’s daughter will become the young master of the Xia family.” It was because of that sentence, that this so-called father of hers abandoned his childhood lover and strove to win the favour of her mother.
And on the very month that her mother was married to him, he brought his lover into the Xia family and made her a concubine.
As the Xia family’s young master, he could have as many concubines as he wanted, and her mother could do nothing but spend her days in tears.
If grandfather had not felt sorry for her, she was afraid that her mother would have had no status at all in the Xia family.
Xia Ming’s expression fell, and he said bitterly: “You vicious woman! The Ancient Divine Pagoda originally belonged to Chuxue! You’re still trying to rationalise your actions after snatching it away from her! Don’t forget, when Chuxue was born, there was a vision from heaven and the diviner told us that she’s the reincarnation of the ancient phoenix Zixie! My father was senile in his old age, otherwise he wouldn’t have given the Ancient Divine Pagoda to you. Now that he has passed away, I will correct this mistake!”
Ha ha ha!
Xia Ruoyun laughed out loud; her laughter continued echoing in the mountain valley for a long time.
“Have you forgotten that the day Xia Chuxue was born… was also the day of my birth! Grandfather must have had a reason for giving me the Ancient Divine Pagoda, but you…”
She laughed mockingly: “In order to take the Ancient Divine Pagoda, you tortured me, and when my mother tried to save me, you tortured her to her death! My maternal grandfather and his family were also destroyed by your own hands! Are you even still human? For the sake of another daughter, you didn’t even hesitate to kill your own wife!”
“Hmph!” Xia Ming snorted coolly, and said with a cold face, “She was not worthy of being my wife! Even if she had not died for your sake, I wouldn’t have let her live anyway! Only with her dead, can my beloved woman take her place!”
Xia Ruoyun shut her eyes in grief, her mother’s bleak look still carved into her heart.
She completely gave up!
She had intended to give up the Ancient Divine Pagoda her grandfather had entrusted to her in exchange for her mother’s life, but her mother had seemed to know what she wanted to do and used her death to protect the Ancient Divine Pagoda…
Even now, thinking about it caused a piercing pain in her heart!
“Xia Ming, you will definitely regret all that you have done! A man as treacherous and ruthless as you, will one day be spurned by everyone, never to make a comeback!”
“Regret?” Xia Ming laughed condescendingly, “Do you know what rumours are spreading outside now? You, Xia Ruoyun, in extreme arrogance, provoked an enemy you shouldn’t have… and that enemy massacred the Yun family after failing to find you! And I, Xia Ming, am currently in deep mourning and pain after your mother’s death… Even Chuxue fainted out of sadness. Only you, this daughter, after bringing them disaster, are in hiding, a coward, but…… ha ha ha! Your mother wasn’t even buried in the Xia family’s ancestral graves! Her corpse has already been thrown into a mass grave for the wolves to feast on! Our Xia family’s ancestral graves are not for just any woman to enter!”
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