Lu Jian was surprised at his wife's sudden reaction. After watching his mom leaving without giving them a second thought was heart-wrenching and he was even more sure that she never cared about them.
The illusion surrounding his mind vanished completely as he saw her emotionless back and face towards the door.
It was so easy for her to leave everything behind. He must be a joke to her all these years. His love towards her must be annoying to her after all he was just a bastard.
Her dreams must regret for her to leave everything behind for them.
His love for his mother vanished in his heart. He was suddenly a little empty and there was a silent relief as large baggage was dropped off from his mind.
He had been always aware of the dislike his mother had towards him.
So it was not that strange to feel a bit free from this relationship. Frankly, it was a good feeling.
Lu Qiqi stopped again in her steps. Before she thought that her husband or her son would be the ones to stop her from leaving but never in her mind had she thought that her enemy would try to stop her from leaving her house.
"What is it? What are you planning again?" She asked her.
Zhen Xiu smiled in return like it was the most normal thing for her to stop her mother-in-law. After all, she and her mother-in-law had always been on the opposite sides of the same road so taking an initiative like this was a bit confusing.
Of course, it was because she wanted to play with her mother-in-law a bit more. She was not a saint that could forget about her humiliation just like this.
Her mother-in-law had made sure to give her a living hell and she wanted to return that back to her.
Besides she was the one who always planned against her then why was she being so up and high about her thoughts and plannings.
It was like a pot calling the kettle black.
She was so unfair.
"I am not planning anything." Zhen Xiu lowered her eyes as she covered the glint in her eyes carefully. "You are his mother so you have the right to talk to him like this so please don't leave the house just because of this small matter."
"Who do you think you are?" Lu Qiqi sneered in disgust as if she needs an outsider to support her.
She was aware that her husband decided and verdict this extreme choice because of her nonchalant attitude towards her son which he has his father could not tolerate. There was nothing else that changed Lu Ming's opinion.
Zhen Xiu jumped as if she was scared by her shouting. Lu Jian frowned at his mother's attitude. Even Lu Ming was puzzled at the outrageous behavior of his wife.
She was changing has colors way too fast for him to analyze and observe her properly. It was like he has never seen her like this during their time in the marriage.
The daughter-in-law was caring enough to stop her from leaving the house but she was still arrogant and wanted to create an even bigger scene than before.
It was enough. He could not allow her to do everything she wanted just like before if she could not change herself.
"I am…" Zhen Xiu shivered.
Inside her naive and innocent facade, she was laughing like crazy to see the advance effect of her acting. She was really a good actor. Maybe she should try this field to see the compatibility.
For now, she could only pretend to be a poor daughter-in-law. Life was so hard. She has to give the devil his proper due.
While the scene in the room was heating up old Butler Lu announced the visit of Shen family.
This was the last fire that was missing from bursting Lu Jian into a raging volcano or it would be better to call him a glacial mountain bursting out destroying everything in its path that comes in between its way.
Zhen Xiu wanted to scream in happiness as a big drama was about to unfold in front of her eyes. Some cannon fodders were missing from the scene and the Shen family was right on time to deliver themselves for free insulting time.
Sometimes, Zhen Xiu could not help herself and think that there must be some karmic connection in between them otherwise how could they always come and give her full support.
It must be fate.
"Throw them out." Lu Jian growled in anger.
The old butler was terrified to be on the receiving end of his master's ire. Although he wanted to oppose Lu Jian's decision because it was highly irresponsible to behave like this with their guest.
But he didn't it voice out his thoughts and silently looked at the previous head of Lujia who was waiting for the explanation of his wife.
Lu Ming didn't care about others and was solely focused on his wife so so he was able to see the annoyance in her eyes for a moment at the mention of Shen family.
Why was this different from the past?
It looks like he was right all along and indeed there was something big happening around in his house that he was not aware of and needed his attention.
This must be the reason for Lu Jian's change in attitude towards his mother and the way he was protecting his wife was clear proof that it was related to her.
He had always known that his wife preferred Shen family's Shen Rui as her daughter-in-law and when suddenly she was ordered by his father to marry an unknown girl to their son.
She hated him even more for not opposing his decision. Lu Ming knew it was his fault for always adhering to his father's law but as a filial son, he was more than happy to fulfill his father's wish instead of defying them.
Besides, he would never harm his own grandson for an unknown girl so it was nothing but a simple bias against his orders.
The girl his father chose for Lu Jian good and simple. He could not see any obvious fault in her behavior and attitude towards their son.
So for him, it was good. He was able to fulfill his father's wish and get a good wife for his son.
In all this, if anyone who didn't like the changes in the house was probably his wife that has always disliked his father for being too noisy and over controlling.
Lu Ming could not change her opinion regarding his father so he has long stopped himself to clear her views on his decision and thoughts.
After all, he could not change her thinking so it was better to silently agree with her.
It was true that Lu Qiqi didn't welcome their visit inside the house as she was aware of their true face behind the facade.
It was not the time to show them that she knew about their plan and how they were planning to deceive her?
She would deal with them after she clear her problem inside the house.
It was pure torture to show a liking to a person that she hated the most.
Zhen Xiu who she considered as a country women and not deserving for her son was more than pleasing to her eyes then that poisonous snake.