Chapter 207 Kowtow to Grandpa
Xiao Luo’s smile carried a weird feeling that was hard to ignore.
He had a pair of beautiful eyes, as clear as those of a cat, but now, there was a trace of terrifying coldness wandering at the corners of his eyes, which made people feel chilly all over.
Xiao Liang felt something wrong. He wore a long face and called him gloomily. “A Luo, come here.”
Xiao Luo, however, raised one corner of her lip and sneered self-mockingly. “Second Uncle, where do you want me to go?”
“Certainly, come to me.” Xiao Yu didn’t think there was anything wrong with this statement.
However, Xiao Luo’s next words made him hard to respond.
The self-mocking sneer at the corners of Xiao Luo’s lips gradually became pitiful, and the trace of terrifying coldness at the corners of his eyes flashed past quickly.
His eyes were a little sad. He looked lonely and helpless as if he was bullied by others and became desperate.
His voice was low as if he was in a nightmare. “Second Uncle, how can I get to your side?”
He said this confusedly.
However, Xiao Yu only explained literally, “You are only a few steps away from me, and you still can’t come to me? Xiao Luo, don’t you think you are too arrogant? Would you like me to invite you to come over here personally?”
“How dare I bother you, Second Uncle?” Xiao Luo stared at him and then glanced at those guests who were very confused. He lowered his eyes and whispered, “It’s just that I’m so injured that I really can’t move.”
Xiao Yu was impatient of Xiao Luo’s troublesome behavior and wordy speech. He was about to burst into anger after opening his mouth.
Xiao Yu knew that his elder brother would reprimand Xiao Luo and quickly stopped Xiao Liang. “Second brother, please be calm.”
Xiao Liang exhausted his patience and forced some words out of his mouth. “This little b**tard makes me disgusted.”
“Second brother, this kid is a little weird today. Don’t be impulsive.”
Xiao Liang had a more scheming way than Xiao Yu. He always thought faster than he spoke.
He would consider the pros and cons before speaking and acting, which was exactly opposite to Xiao Yu.
Xiao Yu had relied on him to give advice and suggestions beside him all these years. The two brothers helped each other, and that was the reason why they stood where they were today.
If two of them were separated, it was hard for the elder to retire behind the scenes.
Xiao Yu saw Xiao Luo refuse to come over, and the guests would not go away like this at this moment. Xiao Yu smiled kindly and instructed the housekeeper beside him. “Aunt Feng, go and help Little Childe Xiao come over.”
The hefty woman, about forty years old, bowed her head and responded, “Yes, Childe.”
Everyone familiar with Xiao Family knew that Xiao Family had two stewards.
One was Uncle Xiang beside the elder.
The other one was Aunt Feng beside those two young masters.
One of these two stewards was in charge of the main house where the elder lived, and the other one was in charge of the villa where Xiao Yu and Xiao Liang lived.
In addition to the elder, Xiao Yu, and Xiao Liang, Aunt Feng also had a high status in Xiao Family.
Xiao Luo was a junior and was unwilling to walk over after being injured. His two uncles were unwilling to condescend to help him.
As it happened, Aunt Feng could be asked to go over at this time.
Aunt Feng was the one around Xiao Yu and Xiao Liang. Going to help Little Childe Xiao who was newly recognized was just to help Little Childe Xiao save his face.
However, Xiao Luo did not want to appreciate her “kindness”.
Aunt Feng walked to the place which was three steps away from him, but Xiao Luo suddenly took a step back.
When he stepped back, he lost his footing and almost fell over himself.
Fortunately, the little maid who had been serving him tensely behind him hurried up to support Xiao Luo at once.
Xiao Luo seemed to be astonished by his stepping back.
Aunt Feng hurried forward.
Xiao Luo raised his hand to stop her. “Don’t come over!”
His sudden snapping frightened everyone present.
The expression on his face was very terrified. Gradually, everyone realized that it wasn’t the fear of being frightened by a fall at all.
It was a kind of fear that seemed to have been scared a long time ago.
Aunt Feng was so confused by Little Childe Xiao’s exaggerated fear that she dared not go any further for an instant.
Instead, the little maid beside Xiao Luo supported Xiao Luo. She comforted him constantly. “Little Childe Xiao, don’t be afraid. No one can hurt you in front of those people.”
“My wound hurts, Xiaokui.”
The little maid next to Xiao Luo heard him call her, and she immediately held him tightly. “Then I will take you to have a rest.”
Xiao Luo nodded. With a pale face, he wanted to leave with Xiaokui.
At this time, Xiao Yu couldn’t stand it anymore. He took a step forward and shouted, “Stop!”
Xiaokui was so frightened that she trembled. No one present dared to speak.
Xiao Luo seemed to be frozen.
At this time, no one could see clearly the expressions on his face.
If someone saw the expression on Xiao Luo’s face at this time, he would surely find that the little maid beside Xiao Luo was so scared and shook her body like a sieve.
But his face was calm without any expression.
Xiao Yu strode towards Xiao Luo, while Xiao Liang wanted to stop him. “Second brother.”
“Let me go. This illegitimate child is becoming more and more licentious. In the presence of so many people, he is embarrassing us.”
Xiao Liang knew that something bad would happen when Xiao Yu said these words of “this illegitimate child”.
However, he could not stop Xiao Liang and his bad temper, so he had to follow Xiao Liang closely.
“A Luo, since you can get back by foot even if you are injured, why can’t you take a few steps forward to stand on the platform and say something?”
Xiao Luo’s voice was gentle and weak. “I can go anywhere, but I can’t go to stand on the platform.”
“Is this your reason?”
Xiao Liang frowned, and Xiao Yu was a little confused.
Xiao Luo turned around slowly after he said these words. He stared at Xiao Liang with bright eyes. “Did Second Uncle forget how I got hurt so badly?”
Xiao Liang blurted out, “You fooled around with some ignoble guys on the Black Dragon Street. How dare you say this in front of everyone after being injured?”
In this way, Xiao Liang took the initiative to block Xiao Luo’s mouth to gain the upper hand.
But Xiao Luo sneered. “Second Uncle, do you really think everyone is so stupid?”
Xiao Luo’s topic extended to how to get hurt. Xiao Yu knew without thinking that the boy wanted to do something bad.
With so many people present today, the two brothers knew very well in their hearts how he was injured and who was the major culprit.
Maybe a part of the guests at the scene also knew these things very well in their hearts.
It was just that the family scandal couldn’t be revealed openly. Besides, two of them couldn’t lose their faces in Harbor City.
Others did not know that the ribs of their nephew were broken and he even got scarred in the back by a knife.
If they knew, the accusation of being so ruthless to murder a blood relative would fall on them. This would make them have a bad reputation and suffer a lot.
What was more, if the elder knew that this thing was made a fuss of, he must figure out who was right and give them some punishments even if he just made fashion.
At that time, they would suffer a loss. And the inheritance of heritage and the division of property would get involved.
Xiao Liang was brainstorming quickly. Seeing that Xiao Luo was going to confront them to expose the incident, he just stood on the side of Xiao Yu, his second brother, and blamed Xiao Luo with a long face as well.
“A Luo, although we spoil you, you cannot make irresponsible remarks or talk nonsense. You said some vague words in front of everyone today. Do you want everyone to think that it is me and your Second Uncle who hurt you?”
He thought that Xiao Luo would firmly pin the crime on them.
Therefore, he might as well speak first.
In this way, even if Xiao Luo said that his two uncles sent someone to murder him, he could refute him and say that he framed them.
Xiao Luo knew that his third uncle was savvy. Now he was just confronting him with a few words, and then he knew that his third uncle was difficult to deal with.
He smiled, but it was hypocritical. “Of course, I don’t believe that you would treat me like this, Second Uncle and Third Uncle. After all, we are relatives related by blood.”
Xiao Yu opened his eyes wide, and Xiao Liang was relieved in his mind.
Fortunately, he said it before Xiao Luo. Otherwise, he would not be able to get rid of it innocently if he really brought the crime to them.
In this way, Xiao Luo made a swing himself instead.
“A Luo, since you know that we won’t do harm to you, don’t talk nonsense which is not related to the dinner party.”
Xiao Liang wanted to end this topic quickly.
Xiao Luo shook his body a little as if he was so weak that he was going to fall down at any time.
A little maid called Xiaokui helped him, persuading him worriedly. “Little Childe Xiao, you are so weak that you cannot hold on. Let’s go back and rest.”
But Xiao Luo clenched his teeth and held on. “No, I have to wait for my grandfather to come out and give my grandfather a kowtow.”
Xiao Liang’s complexion tightened.
As expected, after Xiao Luo said these words, the guests below the platform began to talk about what Little Childe Xiao had done wrong and why he had to wait for the elder to come out and give the elder a kowtow.
Xiao Yu saw that his speech became more and more irrelevant, and Xiao Yu just drove him away impatiently. “Since you are not feeling well, you should go back to rest first.”
Xiao Liang also echoed, “Go back first if you are unwell. Xiaokui, take good care of Little Childe Xiao and help him go back to rest.”
Xiao Kui was very obedient and helped Xiao Luo leave.
Xiao Luo grasped the gold guardrail of the handrail of the staircase with his fingers and said with self-accusation, “If I don’t apologize or kowtow to Grandpa in public, I will not have a good rest even if I go back to rest.”
Those people present were more curious.
Finally, someone asked in the crowd, “How did you irritate the elder, Little Childe Xiao?”
Xiao Luo smiled feebly, and he frowned tightly with self-accusation. “I didn’t make Grandpa angry. I am the one who almost killed Grandpa.”
Hearing those words, all the people were silent for a second.
Then, as if a drop of water rolled down into the oil pan, the scene began to come into an uproar with a cracking sound.
Both Xiao Yu and Xiao Liang’s faces became quite bad and gloomy.
Xiao Yu never expected that Xiao Luo would launch an attack at this time. He even took it for granted and seemed to be so helpless.
Xiao Yu’s fists were clenched tightly, and he could not wait to pull his nephew over and hit him with a punch in the face at once.
But Xiao Liang kept shaking his head at him, motioning him not to be impulsive.
Xiao Liang held back the anger in the chest, suppressing himself not to lose her temper.
But Xiao Luo bent his lips slightly as if Xiao Luo wanted to infuriate Xiao Yu, obliquely looking at his second uncle, Xiao Yu, from an angle not easily seen by the guests downstairs. “Second Uncle, do you think that Grandpa was almost killed by me?”
Xiao Yu glared at him angrily. “How do I know it?”
“Why don’t you know, Second Uncle?” Xiao Luo turned around completely, facing Xiao Yu. “No one else knows this, but Second Uncle, you must know it. And you know about this best.”
“What the hell do you, an illegitimate child, want to say?”
Xiao Luo saw that blue veins almost stood out on Xiao Yu’s head, and his eyes suddenly became extremely calm. “Second Uncle, you really fight hard enough to take the property from me.”
“What nonsense are you talking about?”
“Second Uncle, if you want the right of inheritance, just tell me directly. Why should you ask the mother and daughter of the Huo family to go to the hospital to strangle Grandpa?”