Chapter 561 Number One Expert In The Capital
“Son, your mother didn’t abandon you on purpose, you were taken away…” Chu Xuanyue said as she pounced towards Qin Haodong again. This time, he did not dodge. His resentment disappeared after knowing he wasn’t abandoned. The mother and son hugged each other and began to cry.
After rebirth, Qin Haodong lived as an orphan, never receiving any maternal love. At this moment, the strong familial affection touched him deeply.
Ye Qing stood on the side with misty eyes. After the two of them cried for a while, Ye Qing said, “Okay sister, a mother and son meeting each other is a happy occasion, so stop crying.”
“Xiao Qing is right. Stop crying, I will stop crying as well!”
Chu Xuanyue wiped the tears away from the corners of her eyes and stopped crying. She grabbed her son’s hand and refused to let go.
Qin Haodong glanced at the photo next to the headboard. He couldn’t help but ask, “Mom, who is my father? Where is he now?”
“Your dad is a member of the Qin family from the capital. His name is Qin Zongheng. I don’t know where he is at the moment,” Chu Xuanyue said, as the tears she had just stopped started to flow down again.
Qin Haodong asked eagerly, “Mom, how did dad disappear? How did I get lost? What on earth happened?”
Although he had found his mother, he noticed that there were still many mysteries about his life that needed to be solved.
“It’s a long story. I will tell you slowly…” Chu Xuanyue said, then she told him about her relationship with Qin Zongheng from the beginning to the end, when Qin Haodong was lost. Qin Zongheng ran away from marriage and left the Qin family, while she angrily left the Chu family.
Qin Haodong’s expression turned cold after he heard the story. What the Chu family did was too excessive. They actually believed the old Taoist Yuan’s nonsense and did not hesitate to kill their own grandchild.
Chu Xuanyue said, “Son, I have finished telling you my story. How have you been these years? Tell your mother.”
So, Qin Haodong told his story from when he was a child. Ye Qing and Chu Xuanyue sat next to him and listened quietly. They laughed together when something happy was mentioned, and wept together when something sad was mentioned.
After a long time, Qin Haodong finally told his entire story, all the way until he met Ye Qing.
“Son, It’s your mother’s fault. You’ve gone through so much all these years!”
Chu Xuanyue’s face was apologetic; she felt her heart ache at the thought of Qin Haodong’s hard life as a child.
“This is all in the past. It’s nothing.” Qin Haodong did not want to see his mother sad, so he changed the subject and said, “Mom, you are so beautiful, you must have been a famous beauty in the capital back then, right?”
Ye Qing said, “Of course. Sister was one of the two flowers in the Capital back then. She was a famous beauty and a talented woman.”
Qin Haodong said, “Not just back then. Even now, my mother is still a beautiful woman.”
Chu Xuanyue touched his cheek and smiled, “Not anymore, I’m old. My son is already this big.”
Qin Haodong asked, “Mom, you are this beautiful, why didn’t the Qin family agree to your marriage with father?”
Chu Xuanyue sighed and said, “You grew up in an ordinary family, so you wouldn’t understand the connections between aristocratic families. Aristocratic marriages are agreed upon depending on how much benefit they can bring to the family, not because of the couple’s willingness.
“Back then, your father was a genius of the Qin family. He reached the Supreme Power realm at the age of 18 and the entire Qin family had high expectations for him.
“However, the Qin family always had a bad relationship with the Chu family, while they had a good relationship with the Yan family. Coincidentally, the Yan family also had a unique genius back then, the 16-year-old Yan Feifei.
“At that time, Yan Feifei and I were called the twin flowers of the Capital. Apart from our appearance, I was good at business while she was more talented in martial arts. She was already half-a-step to the Supreme Power Realm at the age of 16.
“The Qin family and the Yan family had great ambitions, so the family masters of both sides wanted the two martial arts geniuses to form a pair; that way, the two families could join forces to eventually sweep the seven great families of the Capital.
“Under such circumstances, the family master of the Qin family would clearly disagree to your father marrying me. They forced your father to marry Yan Feifei. In the end, your father ran away from home in anger. There are no news of him to this day.”
Hearing this, Qin Haodong sighed and said, “These aristocratic families really have no human principles. A forced marriage has hurt three people. Not only did you and father suffer, that Yan Feifei was also a victim.”
Chu Xuanyue said, “By the way son, you must stay away from Yan Feifei if you meet her in the future.”
“Why?” Qin Haodong asked, “It was the Yan family who forced her and father to marry. What does it have to do with me?”
Chu Xuanyue sighed and said, “After your father fled from the marriage, Yan Feifei’s temperament changed greatly. She felt humiliated by Brother Zongheng’s escape, so she immersed herself in martial arts every day and vowed that someday she will find your father for revenge.
“If she finds out you are Brother Zongheng’s son, and since you two look so much alike, I’m not sure what irrational things she will do.”
Qin Haodong asked, “Did that Yan Feifei never marry anyone?”
Chu Xuanyue said, “No, she went back to the Yan family after your father left. She also openly declared to the entire capital that if she doesn’t kill Qin Zongheng, she would never marry.”
Qin Haodong exclaimed, “Isn’t that a little too extreme?”
Ye Qing said, “Actually, she is a pitiful person. An arranged marriage was already pitiful enough, but then the other side ran away from the marriage. It is normal for her to be emotionally distressed.”
Qin Haodong suddenly thought of a question and asked, “What cultivation does Yan Feifei currently have?”
Ye Qing said, “Level nine of the Supreme Power realm. She can be regarded as the number one expert in the aristocratic families.”
Qin Haodong was startled. He had yet to meet his father and there was already an expert in the level nine Supreme Power realm. How could he continue living?
He licked his lips and asked, “Aren’t there two experts in the level nine Supreme Power realm in each of the aristocratic families? Why is Yan Feifei the number one expert?”
Chu Xuanyue said, “Actually, there has only been one level nine Supreme Power realm expert in these last few years. After the great tribulation in Huaxia a few decades ago, the masters of all families were killed and injured.
“When I fell in love with your father 20 years ago, there weren’t many experts at the Supreme Power realm. There were none above the seventh level.
“Later, Huaxia became peaceful and did not have too many wars. Therefore, many experts emerged from the families. Yan Feifei, as a genius of the Yan family, rose to prominence and became the first child of the aristocratic families to reach the level nine of the Supreme Power realm.
“There is also a gap between different level nine experts. Although other families have level nine experts, they were weaker than Yan Feifei. Therefore, she is called the number one expert in the capital, and is praised as the most hopeful existence to reach the Divine level.”
Qin Haodong said, “She’s that amazing?! She is 36 years old this year and has already reached the pinnacle of the Supreme Power realm. She is indeed a genius in martial arts.”
Ye Qing said, “It is for this reason that I cannot let you and your sister tell anyone that you two know each other. I can only let you two meet secretly with the excuse of a medical treatment.
“If that crazy woman finds out Qin Zongheng’s son is still alive, we don’t know what crazy things she would do. Also, with her skills, we wouldn’t be able to stop her.”
Chu Xuanyue said, “So, you must keep your identity a secret and not tell anyone else. Our enemy is not only Yan Feifei, but also the Chu family.
“My father believed what the old Taoist said, and believed in the Land of Fairies. If they find out you are alive, they will definitely send an expert to hunt you down and kill you.”
“I understand, mom,” Qin Haodong said, “That Yan Feifei is so evil. If my dad is still alive, would he also be in the level nine of the Supreme Power realm? Or would he be even stronger? Would he be at the Divine level?”
Chu Xuanyue sighed and said, “Back then, your father thought you were killed by the Chu family, therefore he ran away from home in fury. All these years, I don’t know if he’s still alive or dead.
“There’s only one way to get him to come back, and that is to spread the news of your existence. But I’m afraid under the current situation, the enemy will find us first before your father does. Therefore, we can’t spread the news.”
Seeing his mother’s sad expression, Qin Haodong said, “Don’t worry mom. Give me a bit of time, three years at most, and then I will openly return to the capital. At that time, the three of us will be reunited.”
Seeing that her son was so ambitious, Chu Xuanyue said happily, “Son, I have waited all these years. There’s no rush. As long as you are safe.”
Qin Haodong nodded, then said to Ye Qing, “Sister, I should thank you. If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have been able to meet my mother.”
Chu Xuanyue said, “Wait, what did you call Xiao Qing?”
Qin Haodong said, “Sister!”
Chu Xuanyue rebuked, “You child, how can you call her this? Xiao Qing calls me sister, so you should call her aunt.”
Before Qin Haodong could respond, Ye Qing quickly said, “No, no, it only makes me sound old. You didn’t let me call you mom, so I won’t allow Haodong to call me aunt. Just call me sister.”
Chu Xuanyue said, “Haodong calls you sister and you call me sister. Aren’t the positions in the family a bit messy?”
Ye Qing smiled and said, “It’s fine. We call each other what we want. Either way, I won’t let Haodong call me aunt, otherwise the positions in the family will indeed be messed up. I still want to take care of him in the future.”
Chu Xuanyue said, “You dare… Girl, you’re not allowed to lay your hands on my son. This is robbing the cradle!”
“An old cow is still a cow, and tender grass is still grass. I don’t care, I want to rob the cradle. Also, Haodong doesn’t think I’m old, so you should think the same.”
With that, she turned her head and said to Qin Haodong, “Do you think I’m old?”
“You and mom will always be young in my heart and will never get old.”
Qin Haodong was very grateful towards Ye Qing. All these years, Chu Xuanyue had left the Chu family and gone far away, while his father had also disappeared. This woman and his mom had depended on each other and spent the most difficult days together.
Ye Qing said proudly to Chu Xuanyue, “See? Haodong doesn’t think I’m old.”
The three of them were talking and laughing when Qin Haodong suddenly thought of a serious question, “Aside from the person who just left, we have already killed several elders of the Han family. Will they retaliate against the Haodong Group?”
The smile on Chu Xuanyue’s face instantly disappeared. Their reunion made them so happy that they had even forgotten about the Han family.
Ye Qing also became serious. They had already killed six experts at the sixth level of the Supreme Power realm from the Han family and one level seven Supreme Power Realm expert. Plus, they had beaten Han Zaixing like a dog. This matter would be difficult to take care of.
Even if the Han family did not investigate the matter, Han Zaixing would never let things be.
A moment later, Chu Xuanyue said, “You two don’t need to worry. At worst, I will go back to the Chu family tomorrow. As long as my father is willing to help, the Han family would not dare to do anything to us.”
“No!” Ye Qing immediately objected, “Sister fell out with the Chu family back then because of Haodong. You haven’t gone back all these years, so how can you give up your dignity because of this?
“I am the one who killed those people from the Han family. If they come to punish someone, I will bear the responsibility alone.”
“Enough. Listen to me. Both of you are my children. You won’t be bullied by outsiders as long as I am here.” Chu Xuanyue softened her tone and added, “It’s no big deal. He is my father after all. I will just apologize.”