Fey Evolution Merchant - Chapter 1082
The blood pact ultimate fight was split into three different stages. The winner of the previous stage could choose not to take part in the next fight.
Miao Zhi could suggest swapping out the other two pinnacle emperor-class experts to people from the Zheng family with Elder Han around.
However, it was clear from Miao Zhi’s words that she did not think on Zheng Ji or the Zheng family’s behalf. Despite being a daughter-in-law of the Zheng family, her surname was still Miao.
It was fine that she did not think of the Zheng family. But when Zhen Ji saw his prospective successor Zheng Kaiyuan’s face light up in joy, he knew that Zheng Kaiyuan had completely neglected the Zheng family as well.
Zheng Ji felt as though he had suddenly aged many years, and all of his intimidating aura faded.
He sighed three times in concession.
Forget it. I’ll only be able to continue supporting the Zheng family for a few more years. The future of the Zheng family still lies in the hands of the younger generation. But, is it really okay to hand over the Zheng family’s future to these youngsters who don’t think of the family at all?
Zheng Ji’s mind went to Zheng Kaiyan.
If it were Zheng Kaiyan, the issue of not supporting the Zheng family despite being a member of the Zheng family would probably not arise.
At that moment, Zheng Kaiyuan turned to look at his grandfather.
He was stunned by the way his grandfather was gazing back at him as it seemed different than before.
However, Zheng Kaiyuan did not think much of it and said loudly, “Grandfather, why don’t we go and see my other grandfather together to ask him to lend Elder Han to the Zheng family for the blood pact ultimate fight?” When he heard what Zheng Kaiyuan said, Zheng Ji’s heart plunged.
The grandson that he had watched grow up wanted him to debase himself to beg someone else.
Zheng Ji cocked his head and looked at Zheng Kaiyuan serenely as though he was wondering how Zheng Kaiyuan could utter such words.
At that moment, Zheng Ji felt that his and the entire Zheng family’s future seemed like one big joke.
“Forget it. I won’t go. The two of you can go if you please. But no matter what happens, I have to represent the Zheng family in the blood pact ultimate fight.”
Zheng Ji turned and left the room.
Miao Zhi frowned and looked very upset.
On the other hand, Zheng Kaiyuan immediately understood what was going through his grandfather’s mind.
Normally, Zheng Kaiyuan would have chased after his grandfather to explain the situation, but he did not do so this time.
He had been treated like a guest of honor in the Miao family, and even the Miao family’s Eldest Young Master and Miao He kept their heads low around him due to his connection with the Moon Empress’ disciple.
After being in such an environment for some time, Zheng Kaiyuan could not help but look down on the Zheng family. He had also lost some respect for his grandfather.
When Miao Zhi and Zheng Kaiyuan arrived at the Miao family’s residence to see Miao Zhenshan, the latter was guiding Miao He in his Creation Master homework.
Miao Zhenshan had started to personally teach Miao He ever since Miao Zhuo had lost all his abilities.
He intended for his personal guidance to shape Miao He into someone capable of being the Miao family’s Eldest Young Master.
Miao Zhenshan frowned when he saw Miao Zhi and Zheng Kaiyuan as he had just treated the Zheng family to a banquet dinner the night before.
The person in the Miao family who resented Zheng Kaiyuan the most was not Miao Zhuo, who had been ridiculed by Zheng Kaiyuan, or Miao He, who had been taken advantage of by Zheng Kaiyuan.
It was actually the leader of Connected Beast Park, Miao Zhenshan.
The rest of the Miao family had reported to Miao Zhenshan that Zheng Kaiyuan had ridiculed Miao Zhuo.
The incident at the Spirit Food Pavilion had been extremely serious. Zheng Kaiyuan had kept silent about it, but Miao He had quickly reported it to Miao Zhenshan.
Miao He had even included the part about how Zheng Kaiyuan had pushed the blame onto him.
Miao Zhenshan found Zheng Kaiyuan’s attitude toward Miao He to be unacceptable, and Miao Zhenshan almost decided to draw a line between the Miao family and Zheng Kaiyuan. However, Miao He had mentioned that Lin Yuan had invited Zheng Kaiyuan to his house. This indicated that Lin Yuan and Zheng Kaiyuan were truly as close as Zheng Kaiyuan said, or maybe even closer.
Thus, Miao Zhenshan had decided to force down his displeasure toward Zheng Kaiyuan and brought Miao He with him to greet Zheng Kaiyuan and Miao Zhi, who had come to the Miao family residence in the middle of the night. When Miao He saw that his grandfather was headed toward the living room and not the study room, Miao He smirked.
For all the weight that Zheng Kaiyuan pulled, his grandfather saw him as nothing more than a guest and Miao Zhi as a daughter that had left the family.
If she had left for better prospects, she might have been able to benefit.
If she had left for a poorer environment, no one would want to associate with her. Zheng Kaiyuan and Miao Zhi excitedly left the living room once they were done talking to Miao Zhenshan.
After Zheng Kaiyuan and Miao Zhi left, Miao He asked, “Grandfather, are you really going to let Grandfather Han help with the Zheng family’s blood pact ultimate fight? The Zheng family is a veteran faction that doesn’t deserve Grandfather Han’s help. It also seems a little preposterous for the Miao family to send out such a powerful resource to help the Zheng family now.”
Miao He did not say anything more as he would eventually mention Miao Qi and Miao Zhuo.
If he mentioned them, it would come across as he was badmouthing his family. Miao Zhenshan’s expression darkened.
Naturally, he was well-aware of this.
After the Guard Ye Banquet, many top factions that used to collaborate with the Miao family suddenly changed their attitudes.
Many of them no longer wanted to work with the Miao family, resulting in the Miao family suffering significant losses.
It would not be smart for the Miao family to make any moves at such a time.
However, he still needed to depend on Zheng Kaiyuan and his relationship with the Moon Empress’ disciple.
Now that Coiling Dragon’s Valley had obtained so many Golden Lotus Brocade Pearls, Connected Beast Park was in deep trouble.
Connected Beast Park and Coiling Dragon’s Valley were on hostile terms to start with.
If Connected Beast Park could not obtain any Golden Lotus Brocade Pearls, they would be crushed under Coiling Dragon’s Valley’s foot.
Miao Zhenshan felt that going along with Zheng Kaiyuan was the best way for the Miao family to become closer with Lin Yuan. The Miao family had already sent many letters to the Spirit Guards to apologize for what Miao Zhuo did at the Midnight Palace. However, it was all futile.
Miao Zhenshan would not be able to rest easy until the Young Liege of the Spirit Guards sent a reply letter.