“What the hell do you know, you piece of garbage?” Despite realizing that Cheng Yuan had a point, Bai Yong Ming refuted obstinately, “How did you know your wife didn’t sleep with…”
Before Bai Yong Ming could complete his sentence, Bai Shi Pan cut him off furiously as he noticed master’s expression had turned into a grimace.
Cheng Yuan was particularly upset.
They knew what Bai Yong Ming was going to say, fortunately he was stopped by Bai Shi Pan just in time, otherwise… the consequences would be unthinkable.
Sometimes, a single statement could be a double edged sword that makes a deal, or breaks a deal.
The scandals in the family must not be spread out, especially the scandals of a prominent family. Besides, it was just Bai Yong Ming’s wild guess, an imaginative story he made up to make himself feel better. Unfortunately, the others were not pleased by it.
Especially Cheng Yuan.
As he had taken Bai An Xiang under his wings, he would not allow anyone to hurt her.
“To me, you look more like the useless one.” Master glared at Bai Yong Ming fiercely.
He was being honest.
He also used to think Cheng Yuan was a hopeless dude, he was poor and incapable, like a piece of garbage, but today…
In the past decades, Cheng Yuan was the first person in the Bai Family who had the courage to confront him, while behaving calm and collected.
How could a courageous man like this be useless?
Bai Yong Ming’s remarks were the last straw that broke the camel’s back, Cheng Yuan was not letting Bai Yong Ming go easily this time.
“Grandpa,” Cheng Yuan said, “To be honest with you, An Xiang isn’t sick.”
Everyone was dumbstuck again.
Everyone had guessed that Bai An Xiang was not really ill, but they did not want to point it out because they wanted to see what Cheng Yuan would do next. However, Cheng Yuan just brought it up bluntly, it was… As if he was provoking master in front of the family.
Bai Yong Ming was under the impression that he could cleverly shoot Cheng Yuan down, so he quickly took the opportunity, “Grandpa, look, I told you they were lying to you, this entire household is deliberately causing you troubles now, see how he is provoking you now.”
Master Bai frowned and his expression turned even grimmer.
“I did this to show you the condition of your son and granddaughter’s living place, so that you will pay some attention to us.” Cheng Yuan went on to say in a calm manner, “So that everyone can see that you care about us.”
“Sure, I am just an outsider,” Cheng Yuan smiled, “but I swear, when you pass away in the future, I won’t take a penny of your inheritance. You can put that in your will.”
“But they are your family, even if we don’t really care, can’t you at least treat us equally?”
When Cheng Yuan finished his sentence, everyone was astounded.
He brought up the sensitive topics that nobody had the courage to, including master’s passing and writing a will, this was a taboo in the Bai Family.
Bai An Xiang gazed at Cheng Yuan in astonishment, it felt like the man whom she married had suddenly become a stranger.
Bai Shi Ju did not mutter a word throughout the ordeal, but he stared at Cheng Yuan in wonder.
However, Master Bai relaxed his eyebrows.
“That’s why, I made my way here.”
Cheng Yuan shook his head, “No, that’s not enough.”
“Cheng Yuan, don’t push your boundaries, grandpa has already made a major concession to be come here.” Bai Yong Ming scolded.
Upon hearing this, Cheng Yuan pointed at Bai Yong Ming and rebuked, “The business between us is not settled, of course it’s not enough.”
Everyone fixed their eyes on Bai Yong Ming.
Cheng Yuan continued, “Most of the people here have witnessed our bet earlier, now that I have settled the 500 thousand debt to you in full amount, do you need a reminder on what to do next?”
“Cheng Yuan has cleared what he owed to Yong Ming?”
“He really paid 500 thousand for a 200 thousand loan?”
An exclamation of amazement came from the crowd, while master could tell Cheng Yuan was not lying from the sounds of the people.
Bai Yong Ming was irritated, “Cheng Yuan, quit your bloody dreams, for me to crawl under the crotch of a piece of trash like you, who do you think you are?
Cheng Yuan ignored him, while having his eyes fixed on master apathetically.
The people in the house were in complete silence.
In fact, Cheng Yuan only made the bet with Bai Yong Ming in the heat of the moment, he never thought about making Bai Yong Ming keep his words.
But who could blame him?
He can forgive Bai Yong Ming’s constant jeerings toward himself, calling him a useless bumpkin all the time but he cannot forgive Bai Yong Ming for insulting Bai An Xiang.
This was basically testing Cheng Yuan’s limits.
Surely he would be asked to keep his words.
Bai An Xiang also had her eyes fixed on Master Bai. He turned a blind eye to her when she hoped master could do her justice at Bai Corporation earlier. As Cheng Yuan was adamant to put an end to this, would master take Bai Yong Ming’s side again?
All of the relatives who would normally fawn over Bai Yong Ming held their breaths at this moment. Even Bai Yong Ming’s father Bai Shi Pan did not mutter a word.
As master kept quiet, Bai Yong Ming was confident that grandpa would take his side. He patted his chest smugly, “Cheng Yuan, who do you think you are? You really think grandpa would be cornered by a piece of agreement?”
“I suggest you to kneel to grandpa right now and apologize to him, perhaps he will consider forgiving you and not disown Bai An Xiang and her parents. Otherwise, just banish yourself from the family.”
“You really think a bumpkin like you could match up to the Bai Family? To us, you are just someone who relies on his wife’s family to feed you, I…”
Before he could finish, a loud smack landed right on Bai Yong Ming’s face.
“I’ve put up with you for way too long.”
“I’m slapping you on behalf of Bai An Xiang.”
Cheng Yuan waggled his hands and before everyone could react, he kicked Bai Yong Ming in the stomach. It set Bai Yong Ming a few steps back before falling onto the floor.
“This kick was on behalf of my parents in law, to teach you what it means to respect the elderlies.”
Master Bai was dumbfounded.
So was everyone else. As Cheng Yuan was normally a highly tolerant person, they never imagined he would burst out violently like this. And he even had the nerve to beat up master’s favourite grandson in front of him.
“How… How dare you bloody hit me?” Bai Yong Ming got back on his feet and pointed at Cheng Yuan in astoundment.
Cheng Yuan took a few steps toward him, his dominant aura caused Bai Yong Ming to subconsciously shuffle backward. As he was moving forward, Cheng Yuan said, “It’s the father’s duty to educate his child, since your father failed in this regard himself, then this last slap on the face is given on behalf of him!”
Following this, Cheng Yuan smacked Bai Yong Ming across the face with the back of his hand, Bai Yong Ming’s nose and mouth started bleeding instantly.
Bai Shi Pan felt sorry for his son, just as he was about to stop the beating, Master Bai spoke.
“Yong Ming, you need to honor the bet.”
The reason Cheng Yuan started the beating was to force master to speak up against Bai Yong Ming, to stop doting on his favourite grandchild.
If he had not spoken up, he was afraid that Bai Yong Ming may be heavily injured by the crazy dude.
Besides, Cheng Yuan had nothing to lose.
For Bai Yong Ming to crawl under Cheng Yuan’s crotch was just an embarrassment within the Bai Family. On the other hand, losing the 80 million investment in the upcoming project would cost them their footing in the business world. Master understood the situation, he knew his priorities.
“But grandpa, he beat me up, why would I…” Bai Yong Ming wiped the blood off his face, but before he could finish his sentence, he was cut off by master.
“Honor the bet or banished yourself from the Bai Family.”