Chapter 13: Returning to the Peak (1)
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
No one could deny that the talents which Shen Jiayi and Shen Jiawei flaunted were incomparable to Shen Yifeng. Furthermore, Shen Yifeng’s father was Shen Feng’s most valued second son then, and he could very well be the next Vermilion Bird Family Head, Shen Duan.
Even Shen Yue did not dare to shed off all pretense of cordiality with Shen Yifeng.
“Grandfather, even though seventh sister is already fourteen years old, but her wisdom is as innocent as a four-year-old child. With her current intelligence, how could she possibly grasp the opportunity to seize the timing when the guards left their post and infiltrate into the dungeon?” Shen Yifeng said in a loud and clear voice. “Even though I haven’t interact much with seventh sister, I know that she rarely leaves her courtyard, let alone go to the dungeon entrance on the other end of the estate. To forcefully insist that she unintentionally went to the dungeon and coincidentally encountered the period when the guards were absent, wouldn’t that be too much of a coincidence?”
What a heaven-shocking twist!
Shen Yanxiao stood obediently on the same spot, but internally, she applauded Shen Yifeng’s abrupt appearance and fantastic argument! From her memories, she knew that Shen Yifeng rarely had private interactions with Shen Yanxiao, but he was rather polite to her in public and did not criticize her as harshly as the other Vermilion Bird Family members. However, since both of them barely had any friendly interactions, Shen Yanxiao was taken aback when Shen Yifeng spoke out for her.
When Shen Yifeng spoke out against his uncle, he did not really do it to help Shen Yanxiao. Instead, it was because he wanted to get the unruly twins into trouble.
Shen Yanxiao was happy to stay idle at her spot. Since everyone thought that she was an ‘idiot’ who ‘would not understand’ anything they said, no one would bat an eyelid if she smiled.
Therefore, Shen Yanxiao adopted the attitude of watching a good show and enjoy the imminent internal fight.
As expected, Shen Yue’s expression soured at Shen Yifeng’s words. The twins had probably guessed their father’s intention to protect them, and they hated Shen Yifeng, who abruptly spoke against their father. They were already at odds with Shen Yifeng, and since then, they loathed him even more.
Shen Yifeng’s words were like a lighter fuse as it set off suspicions in everyone’s heart.
Shen Feng calmly looked at the smiling Shen Yifeng and then at Shen Yue who had a submissive expression on his face.
“The instigator of this matter is not important. I have something more important to inform everyone here today,” Shen Feng said slowly.
Shen Yue inwardly relaxed. He did not care about Shen Yanxiao’s fate but how could he possibly allow things to continue if it concerned Shen Jiayi and Shen Jiawei?
Shen Yifeng was momentarily stunned but did not say anything else. Even though he was highly regarded by Shen Feng, he was still Shen Yue’s junior in terms of seniority, and he couldn’t oppose him excessively.
That’s all? Shen Yanxiao inwardly raised her brow. She thought that Shen Yue and Shen Yifeng would continue to fight it out, but the altercation ended just like that. She did not understand Shen Feng’s mysterious attitude. He called the meeting to interrogate her for her supposed crimes, and then suddenly, it was no longer important? Which play were they trying to act out?
Shen Yanxiao had so many questions in her head, but she did not forget herself. She had to continue to play the fool and to watch the show. Anything other than that was supposed to be none of her business.
Shen Feng paused momentarily and said, “All of you assumed that I’m furious about someone trespassing the restricted area. However, do you know what kind of magical beast was imprisoned in that dungeon?”