Chapter 115 The General’s Mansion (Part 2)
Suddenly a subtle voice of man sounded behind them.” hmm,” It was simply a cold groan but the people around Su Su shivered in fear unconsciously.
Su Su afraid of no one turned around, smiling and pounced the man like a spoiled child, ” Daddy, this girl missed you!”
The group of people also immediately looked behind them, they saw the man being hugged by Su Su, he appeared to be in his early 40s. In the middle of winter season, he was wearing only a blue robe. He looked like he hurried to come there from someplace, he was tall and full of vitality, he doesn’t need to do anything, just by standing there the people around cannot ignore his scary presence. But the moment Su Su pounced on him, the scary and sultry temperament dissipated in an instant. In merely a snort could show his fury, “ The moment you know how to run outside, you dare running away from home abandoning your family, your gut is getting bigger!”
Su Su raised her pinky, smiling happily, replied, “Not big, it’s so small!”
Looking at her clever appearance, Su Ling looked happy and in a very good mood, he knocked his index finger on Su Su’s forehead. Su Su covered her forehead, pouting and sadly said, “Daddy, Mommy is not here now, you want to give me a lesson, is it possible to wait for Mom to be here. But if you really want to do it now, for someone you love dearly, don’t you feel bad.”
“I will not feel bad. If you dare to run around again, you will be thrown with the Gray Hawk for half a year.” As he was speaking, he covered the hand of Su Su and gently rubbed her forehead. The big palm generously covered the forehead of Su Su, looking at her expression one could even tell if she was really hurting.
When Su Su heard the word Gray Hawk, her face immediately wrinkled, she looked like ‘life is not as good as death’. Mo Yuan who had been watching silently, saw the reaction of Su Su, he frowned thinking, “Gray Hawk” is actually what? Why is she frightened like this?
“If Big brother does not feel bad, I will feel bad.”
Mo Yuan turned his gaze to a man behind General Su Ling who was standing not far from general. He was mild-mannered with a gentle smile on his face, looked harmless, but in just one casual glanced, he knew that he already observed sized them up and as if nothing had happened, the newcomer took back his sight.
Su Su squint and looked at the man with excitement, immediately raised a sweet smile, “Second Uncle, I miss you.”
Su Ren walked in front of Su Su, look at her up and down, after getting a good look, said with the sorry tone, “ You become thinner, tonight I will ask your second aunt to make you more delicious foods.”
Su Su ‘s eyes were bursting with happiness, “ Second Uncle is so good.”
Su Ren seemed to finished checking Su Su and looked past her said while smiling, “ Su Su you also brought friends back home, it’s cold, bring your friends to the Flower Hall and we can continue to slowly chat. Please, don’t neglect to bring them.”
Su Su quickly nodded, “Okay.”
Seeing that her father and uncle already walked ahead, Su Su immediately turned and pulled Han Qian Xun, in a low voice, “ Little Aunt, my mom is not at home, right?”
Aunt Han looked at her, this girl, in front of Su Ling, she still a lot of guts, ‘singing and dancing’. But at this moment, the thought of her mom, she was suddenly cautious, she cannot help but be amused, “You are lucky, your Mom brought some soldiers to the countryside to train, they will be on the outskirts and will be back after 3 days.”
“Oh.” Su Su was relieved, but at the same time, she also felt disappointed because she actually missed her mother so much. Though her mother always disciplines her, she still wants her.
Han Qian Xun gave her a pat on her shoulder, said: ” I have to go quickly, we talk later, you just came back, have a good rest first. Oh, your mother also thinking and misses you.”
Su Su let go of Han Qian Xun hand, nodded slightly, “I know.”
Han Qian Yun saw her smile, only then she was at feel assured to leave.
“Ah Nuan, let’s go.” Su Su pulled Sang Nuan all the way to the Flower Hall, but she did not forget and curiously whispered, “How is my dad, he is not scary, right?”
Sang Nuan thought it ridiculous and pulled her lips together tightly closed. Although, she very much wanted to say ‘ Only you think your father is not scary or something like he is not scary only in front of you…’
The group of visitors reached the Flower Hall. Su Ling was already sitting on the host seat, Su Ren was sitting next to him and Su Su sat directly on the other side beside her was Mo Yuan.
As Sang Nuan drew near, Su Su pulled her and put her directly in front of Su Ling. Su Su thought she must seized the moment to kowtow to dispersed the dark and gloomy secret that was hidden, said; “ Dad, I will introduce to you this young lady, she is Sang Nuan, I went out to sea and was captured by the pirates…”.
Sang Nuan was very nervous. She had been secretly observing the expression of the famous general. After hearing that Su Su was taken away by the pirates, a cold light obviously flashed from general’s eyes. Sang Nuan could hear her heart throbbing, it was fortunate that she did not say anything yet and just quietly listening to Su Su continue her praises.
Su Su naturally also saw the cold light that flashed from her father’s eyes, but she did not care and continued, ” So, when I was in the pirate’s nest that I get to know Ah Nuan, she is very skilled in medicine, even with poison she is very fierce. When we first met, it felt like we have been old friends, then, in the end, Ah Nuan and I swore to be sisters.”
“ A bow of sisterhood?” Su Ling confirmed if he heard it right with creased brows.
Without hesitation, Su Su nodded, “Yes, we bowed to be sisters!”
Su Ling finally put his sight on the woman standing next to Su Su.
Sang Nuan’s heart was beating so badly and she took one deep breath before stepping forward to salute, “ I am Sang Nuan, nice to meet the General.”
Su Ling asked directly while looking at Sang Nuan’s eyes, “ Are you a pirate? Or taken away by the pirates?”
She was suddenly enveloped by fierce look, Sang Nuan’s body turns cold, thought for a moment, raised her head, looked at the eyes of Su Ling and replied, “ I am a pirate.”
Su Ling’s brow raised slightly, this woman would be pleasantly interesting, she had a beautiful face, gentle and elegant. If she did not say that she is a pirate, he would think that she is part of a famous family. Although. Su Ling doesn’t know what is good in her that made their young daughter be intimate and treasure her, her manner is bù bēi bù kàng, right away it makes people admire her. He nodded, his tone is not cold or harsh,” Since Su Su and you bowed sisterhood, don’t call me general, please call me uncle…”
bù bēi bù kàng- (idiom) meaning neither humble nor arrogant, neither obsequious nor supercilious
Sang Nuan can finally relaxed, her hand was sweating, softly cried,” Yes, Uncle.”
Su Su saw the safe clearance of Sang Nuan. The next moment, she walked to the side of Mo Yuan, looking at her father with a serious face said, “ Dad, this is the Young Master of Mo Family, Mo Yuan.”
“The Mo family?”
“Yes.” Su Su nodded, looking at her father’s expression, he was probably guessing if this is the mysterious Mo family.
Mo Yuan duly stepped up and said, “Mo Yuan, nice to met you, General Su.”
Su Ling looked at this indifferent young man. It was no surprise that the Mo family had always avoided the world and lived in alienation; their frosty and indifferent temper seemed to be the norm. Su Ling simply said, “ The Young Master does not need to be overly courteous. ”
Then he moved his sight away from him.
Su Ren was holding tea in his hand, took a sip, but his eyes did not leave Mo Yuan. Su Su actually went to Mo Yuan’s side to introduce him; she introduced the next person but did not walk toward him, hmm…
She pointed to Li Yang and said, “This is the guard of Mo Yuan, Li Yang.”
“Nice to see you, General Su.”
Although only a bodyguard, Su Ling still nodded back, “No need to be polite.”
“This is Ao San, Uncle Ao is afraid of my safety, so he let Ao San follow me to protect me.”
Su Ling looked to at the eyes of Su Su, he doesn’t looked annoyed, but more of frustration, “ You have seen Ao Tian?”
He..he..he..Su Su was chuckling, “Well, we meet in the pirate’s den.”
Su Ling stared at Su Su, then Ao San, there was no special favor in those eyes, he said, “ Ao San, Su Su is safe home now, you can go back and report to your master, thank Ao Tian for me.”
Ao San was silently standing in his place, his brows were inextricably wrinkled. Su Su quietly sneaked a glance at Sang Nuan’s side, smile with sly and said,” No! After Ah Nuan spends the new year with us. Ao San will escort her on the way back to Wolf Island. Besides, he protected your daughter so long to come home safely; we just arrived, why rushes him to go back?”
“Well, you arrange it yourself, ” Su Ling said frustrated.
“Thank you, Daddy.” She then winked at Ao San and blinked at Sang Nuan. Ao San acted like he didn’t see anything.
Su Su continued to stare at Ao San. This guy can’t tell what is good or bad! While staring at him, she also saw Tan Tai Ye Lie standing. Su Su quickly said, “ And this is the fourth son of Liao Yue’s General’s Family, Tan Tai Ye Lie. “
Tan Tai Ye Lie secretly had a bitter laugh, the dà xiǎojie finally remembered him, it was really annoying emotionally, but he doesn’t care, he still gave a generous smile, “ Tan Tai Ye Lie had finally met The General, growing up from childhood I always hear Weigong* mention the General. Meeting you today is my honor.”
Weigong – means maternal grandfather or grandfather from the side of the mother
Huh? How did the people from Patriarch of Tan Tai family also came? Su Ling remained calm and collected, quietly laughed, “How’s Fu Xiang lately?”
“Weigong* have long retired from the matters of the Imperial Court, nowadays he fancy watching grass and flowers blooming, he is enjoying his old age, everything is good.”
Su Ling after hearing the answer said, “Well, it is good then.”
Su Su felt that Tan Tai Ye Lie was indeed a little weird. He is the general from Tan Tai Family but he doesn’t talk about his father but spoke about his maternal grandfather? Father also seemed to admire his grandfather.
“Everyone please take a seat. Two prominent sons also came to my house, I presume there is something? The two of you might as well say it directly now. “ (T/N: The General is so frank.)
Su Ling’s words interrupted the pondering of Su Su. When she looked up, he saw both the faces of Mo Yuan and Tan Tai Ye Lie were stiff, and look funny. Indeed, the half-dead appearance of two sons of a big family because of the same poison devouring their bodies is embarrassing.
Su Su laughed, “Dad, they were both poisoned, the world’s famous doctors in the world were also helpless, so we want to ask aunt to help.”
After listening to his daughter, Su Ling’s heart was even more puzzled, Tan Tai Ye Lie was understandable but Dr. Pu Shan is in the Mo territory, why the Mo family’s young master also want to seek Qing Feng?
Su Su looked at his father’s expression and something was not quite right, quickly said: “Dad, I went out for a few months, I encountered a lot of things, Mo Yuan saved me several times. The Mo family and our family have the same origin, their family has the purple bagua disk, and our family’s gold bagua disk, both looked exactly the same …”
Before she could finish, Su Ling jumped up, and stood from his seat and said, “What bagua disk are you talking about?”
Su Su rarely see his father’s look stunned and panicky, that he almost stumbled backward, “They have the purple… purple bagua disk and ours is gold bagua disk …”
“Have you seen that bagua disk?” asked Su Ling coldly.
Su Su nodded and glanced at the Mo Yuan, who was sitting next to her.
Mo Yuan was also very surprised. He could not understand why General Su after hearing the bagua disk, his face became so bad in an instant, the whole reception hall suddenly felt unwelcoming.
The next moment, Su Ling pulled Su Su up from the chair and examined her body, at the same time anxiously asked, “Su Su you honestly tell Dad, is there anything uncomfortable?”
Su Su was engulfed in mystery, confused of his reaction, but still cautiously replied, “I am… okay, but, Dad, what’s wrong with you?
Su Ling pulled her behind him, then called out outside, “ Guards come in. You need to escort some people out!”