Chapter 127: Intimidation
This Little Granduncle’s name was Si Xin, and he was the youngest in this generation. He was usually extremely unremarkable but he married a wife who came from the entertainment industry. His wife was headstrong, making him seem even weaker. Every time his wife offended someone outside, Si Xin only needed to lower his face and sincerely apologize, then no one would hold it against a housewife.
The headstrong Seventh Madam raised Si Yuan into an ostentatious person. As a result, the number of times Si Xin had to step forward to apologize increased. However, although he was always apologizing, Si Xin also took the opportunity to make some friends from other families. Slowly, he went from being an unremarkable person to slowly having some say in the Si Family.
Si Huan had known from long ago that this granduncle of his wasn’t as cowardly and incompetent as he appeared to be, but he didn’t expect that he would use this method of playing a sucker to catch a sucker on himself.
He smiled mockingly and said, “Granduncle, you also heard what my dance partner said. Your wife and your son have offended this lady beside me. It’s up to her to decide how she wishes to deal with them. You didn’t ask her to be magnanimous but instead came to plead with me. Do you think I can decide for this lady?”
With that, Si Huan deliberately looked at Huo Tian inquiringly as if he was really asking for her opinion and whether he was qualified to call the shots for her.
Huo Tian giggled. Even if Si Huan was deliberately playing along to make her happy, Huo Tian was happy to be treated like a high and mighty princess.
She gave Si Huan an approving look, then turned her gaze to Si Xin as if she didn’t see this granduncle’s livid face. Huo Tian cleared her throat and said, “I’m a very reasonable person. Your son has said a few bad things about me. I wanted to give him the same number of punches according to how many bad things he had said about me, but unfortunately, he looks strong on the outside but is actually weak on the inside. After just one punch, he was in so much pain that he wasn’t able to stand up…”
As Huo Tian said that, she started to feel guilty again and scratched her cheek embarrassedly. “From my experience, I think he might have fractured a rib or there might be a crack in his bones. So, the problem now is not whether we should chase you guys away but that if we don’t send him to the hospital, your son will probably faint from the pain.”
Si Xin’s expression changed drastically. He quickly looked at Si Yuan, who was being held in the middle by two security guards. Earlier on, he thought the same as his wife, that Si Yuan was putting up an act. He even thought to himself that Si Yuan’s acting skills had finally passed.
Now that he took another careful look at Si Yuan—his face was ghastly pale and cold sweat kept appearing on his forehead, his limbs looking weak. It didn’t look like he was putting up an act but that he really couldn’t stand up.
He tried calling Si Yuan a couple of times but Si Yuan could only make a few inaudible moans. He was clearly in so much pain that he wasn’t in the right state of mind.
Si Xin couldn’t be bothered about embarrassment anymore. He quickly called the security guards to bring his son into the car. His wife still wanted to come over to settle things with Huo Tian, but Si Xin did not dare to push his luck with Si Huan anymore and pulled his wife away.
Si Huan turned around and stared at Huo Tian. Although he didn’t say anything, he made Huo Tian feel extremely tormented inside.
She looked at the sky and ground awkwardly, not daring to meet Si Huan’s gaze. However, after avoiding for very long, she realized that Si Huan was still staring at her and not having the slightest intention of letting this matter be.
Huo Tian could only face up to reality. She looked at Si Huan with a guilty smile. “Erm, I didn’t do it on purpose. Although that person’s attitude made me a little angry, I just want to make him feel pain for a while. I definitely didn’t want to beat him up to the extent that he has to go to the hospital…”
However, Si Huan was still staring at her. She couldn’t tell if he was happy or angry from his calm gaze.
Huo Tian started to feel a little panicked. She subconsciously tugged at Si Huan’s sleeve and shook it. Without any knowledge, she used the method that Si Huan could not stand the most. With a pleading gaze, she looked at him pitifully. Her tone also had a softness that she had never had before. “Si Huan, forgive me, okay?”
No matter how strong-willed a person was, they could only give up and surrender in front of Huo Tian, let alone Si Huan, who couldn’t keep on a firm stand towards her to begin with.
Si Huan grabbed her hand that was shaking his sleeve and said helplessly, “I’m not angry at you. It’s just that you understand that you’re stronger than ordinary people and that you have a straightforward personality. What if you get used to solving problems with violence? What if one day, someone makes you angry and you beat them up or even kill them? What will you do then?”
Huo Tian pouted unhappily. “I didn’t kill anyone even though I was so angry last time. You have too little trust in me.”
She was referring to the time when Ding Rong was kidnapped. When she fought against the kidnappers, she didn’t kill anyone.
However, Si Huan knew that it was only because he had especially reminded her before she went to see the kidnappers. Moreover, Ding Rong was there. Otherwise, there might have been more than one kidnapper who died in the Ding Family’s courtyard and house that day.
Si Huan knew that he could only slowly influence Huo Tian and let her get used to dealing with problems in a more civilized manner or get used to letting him help her solve more problems. However, he also knew that he mustn’t rush things.
Hence, he only smiled gently and took Huo Tian’s hand to bring her into the banquet hall.
When they were dealing with Si Xin and his two family members, it was done right at the entrance of the banquet hall without avoiding others. Hence, almost everyone saw the scene of Si Yuan being carried away. For a moment, no matter what thoughts they had, no one dared to criticize Huo Tian anymore.