They could tell that something was strange about Shen Miao. Luo Xueyan held Shen Miao’s hand and said softly, “Jiaojiao, what happened? Tell me. Dad and Mom are back. No one will dare to bully you in the future.”
“No one dares to bully me.” Shen Miao smiled and said, “Nothing happened to me.”
“What exactly happened on that day?” Shen Xin asked in a low voice, “Why did you stay in the ancestral hall alone?” The couple went to the palace early this morning to meet the emperor, leaving only people to investigate in secret, but they did not have the time to ask the details.
“I made a mistake and was locked up in the ancestral hall. Unexpectedly, it was caught on fire…” She said matter-of-factly.
When Shen Qiu saw this, he wanted to say something but hesitated. He knew what was going on, but Shen Miao repeatedly reminded him not to tell their parents about this.
As expected, Shen Xin asked Shen Miao, “What mistake did you make? No matter how big the mistake was, you shouldn’t be locked up in the ancestral hall alone.”
Shen Miao said casually, “Because I talked back to Second Uncle in front of Grandma and the others.”
“What?” Luo Xueyan frowned, but she didn’t reprimand Shen Miao. Instead, she said, “Doesn’t Second Brother know how old he is? Why did he argue with a little girl?”
“Sister, why did you go against Second Uncle?” Shen Qiu couldn’t help but ask.
“I don’t want to get married,” Shen Miao said.
“Marry?” Luo Xueyan and Shen Xin exclaimed in unison. Luo Xueyan looked at Shen Miao and asked anxiously, “Marry who? Why don’t your father and I know?”
Shen Miao lowered her head. “The Wei family proposed marriage for their son, Wei Qian. However, I don’t wanna marry him, so I went against him in front of everyone.”
“Wei Qian…” Shen Xin pondered for a moment.” The Wei family is a big family, and their son seems to be a young talent too.” He was actually considering this marriage. Shen Xin had been an official for so many years. Although he was not in the capital all year around, he knew most of his colleagues in the bureaucracy. If the Wei family had a prodigal family, he would naturally know about it. However, Wei Qian was a rare good boy.
“What are you thinking!” Luo Xueyan roared, “Even if he’s the emperor, if Jiaojiao doesn’t want to marry him, then she won’t.”
Luo Xueyan was a fierce woman born to a military family in the northwest and had fought for this marriage with Shen Xin. Therefore, Luo Xueyan didn’t believe in arranged marriages. She said, “Besides, neither of us know about this. Who knows what they’re up to!” Ever since she saw Shen Miao trapped in the sea of fire and Ren Wanyun and the others looking calm, Luo Xueyan was filled with disgust towards the rest of the Shen family.
Shen Xin also frowned. Logically speaking, it would not be a bad thing for his daughter to marry the son of the Wei family. After all, such a young talent as Wei Qian was rare in the capitle. But since it was such a good marriage, why did the Shen family hide it from them?
Shen Qiu sighed. He knew what was going on and was also a little angry with Shen Miao for not telling their parents about Ren Wanyun’s idea of swapping her marriage with Shen QIng’s. For some reason, every time Shen Miao looked at him, her gaze seemed to be intimidating. Shen Qiu didn’t want to believe that he, who was invincible on the battlefield, was actually afraid of his sister.