Patriarch Zhuo saw the video of Zhuo Yu following the netizen’s rhythm to step on Zhuo Yang and expose ugly family affairs. Immediately, he called Zhuo Yu to the study room and slapped Zhuo Yu’s face with a loud ‘pa’ sound.
“Grandfather…” Zhuo Yu was stunned by the slap. He didn’t know why the patriarch beat him.
Xia Xiuzhi and Zhuo Hengyuan were also taken aback: “Father!”
Mr. Zhuo had never beaten any of the children.
“Are you crazy? On normal days at home, if you and Zhuo Yang don’t get along, cause trouble, or fight, I can ignore it. But how can you step on Zhuo Yang with outsiders at this time? Don’t you know that you are both members of the Zhuo family. Zhuo Yang is about to marry into the royal family. Can’t you understand that you will prosper or face ruin together1一荣俱荣，一损俱损: means if one person prospers, the rest of them also prosper. If one loses, then the rest similar loses. Similar to what Allen said last chapter about one family winning/losing together.?” Mr. Zhuo furiously slapped the table: “What do you gain by stepping on Zhuo Yang? Are you trying to ruin the reputation of our Zhuo family? Idiot!”
Zhuo Yu looked at the old man aggrievedly, only feeling that he was being too biased. “Grandfather, is it so serious?”
Wasn’t it just taking advantage of the situation and saying a few bad things about Zhuo Yang?
It was not him who blackened Zhuo Yang to start. He was simply irritated seeing everyone praise the waste Zhuo Yang because of his engagement with the crippled crown prince, and said a few casual sentences.
Moreover, what he said was the truth and he didn’t say much… The rest was Zhuo Yang not being loved online and made up by the netizens…
What does it have to do with him?
How can the old man treat it so seriously.
Xia Xiuzhi also agreed, not taking it seriously: “That’s right, father, how can it be so serious?”
“How is it not serious, idiot! Not knowing which force is stepping on Zhuo Yang, but joining the water army to step on your brother? Are you trying to make people laugh out their teeth behind your back, and make the entire Zhuo family a laughingstock in the aristocratic circle?” Mr. Zhuo felt deeply miserable about his family. How did he, who was shrewd his entire life, give birth to such a grandchild?
He was so angry that he almost vomited blood. “No matter how much power he has, the crown prince is still a crown prince. You belittling his crown princess like this makes people think that our Zhuo family stuffed such an unbearable person to the crown prince. What do you think the emperor and queen will think? What will the people and followers of the crown prince think? The reputation of our Zhuo family, our future, and popular support will all be destroyed in your hands.”
“Moreover, those black hands manipulating public opinion behind the scenes also mentioned Zhuo Yang’s mother and his mother’s mental illness… What exactly happened back then, you know in your heart. It’s fine if you don’t hide at this time, but Zhuo Yu and your nephew are going up and getting involved. Are you guys not afraid what happened back then will not be revealed?” The old man Zhuo slapped the table in anger.
Xia Xiuzhi woke up, and finally realized the seriousness of the matter: “Then what should we do? Father, let’s quickly refute the rumors. Most of the negative rumors are not Xiaoyu’s. Let’s refute the rumors and report those who released such things to the police; this should suppress the matter. After a period, I believe no one will mention these things again.”
“Originally, before your son stepped on Zhuo Yang, we could still do this to suppress public opinion and rumors.” Mr. Zhuo’s head hurt like it was exploding. “But now, things have become like this, we only have one way left.”
Zhuo Hengyuan and Xia Xiuzhi had an ominous premonition at the same time. “What way?”
“Push everything on Zhuo Yu. Say he is jealous of his brother, so he deliberately slandered his brother, and refute rumors about other things. In any case, we must keep Zhuo Yang’s and the Zhuo family’s reputation.” Mr. Zhuo was extremely cold-hearted.
Xia Xiuzhi was almost crazy on the spot: “No, father! If we do this, how do you want Xiaoyu to face others in the future? Xiaoyu’s reputation will be completely ruined. He and Major General Lin Xuan are not married yet, and this will affect his marriage, father.”
“Grandfather…” Zhuo Yu didn’t expect the matter to be so serious, and he almost cried on the spot.
“I’m not discussing with you, this is a notice. In order to preserve the future and reputation of the Zhuo family, we can only choose to do this. Abandon Zhuo Yu, and protect Zhuo Yang.” Mr. Zhuo has never been a person who can be swayed emotionally, his attitude was cold as he gave the order.
Xia Xiuzhi continued to struggle: “Father…”
“The crown prince’s reputation and popular support, as well as those loyal old forces… think about it yourself. If you don’t protect Zhuo Yang, we will completely offend the crown prince’s faction. At that time, the Zhuo reputation and future, and the future of Deming will be wholly ruined…” Mr. Zhuo was calm and collected, to the point of being cold-blooded. “Of these two sons’ future, you choose which one to protect.”2Reminder that Deming is HZZ/XXZ’s sentinel son. He hasn’t showed up, but was mentioned in earlier chapters. So far 4 children have been mentioned: MC/Zhuo Yang (guide), Zhuo Yu (guide), Zhuo Deming (sentinel), and Zhuo Hang (sentinel; deceased). MC and Zhuo Hang are full brothers; and Zhuo Yu and Zhuo Deming are full brothers.
At the mention of Zhuo Deming’s future, Zhuo Hengyuan and Xia Xiuzhi, who were still begging and struggling, fell silent.
Although their guide son was very loved, their sentinel son is their future support and hope in their hearts…
“Dad, mom, don’t do this…” Zhuo Yu watched their hesitation vanish. Just one sentence caused his beloved parents to give up on him. And for the first time, he felt the cold blooded horror of this big family that Zhuo Yang had felt before.
Just because he is a guide, he will be pushed out by his relatives to be the victim without hesitation.
Zhuo Yang ended his ‘date’ with Allen, and he was fully prepared to release more water3As in release more negative news about himself to this incident. He was planning to go back and initiate his plan to wash clean his reputation. t was at this time that Zhuo Yang’s personal terminal rang.
Zhuo Yang opened it, and inside came the voice of the steward of the crown prince’s mansion: “Master Zhuo Yang, your Royal Highness invites you to come over.”
“His Royal Highness?” Zhuo Yang hesitated.
The butler’s voice came clearly: “Yes, His Royal Highness.”
Zhuo Yang, who was still comfortable with everything, was suddenly nervous at this moment. He had no clue why Moodys was looking for him?
In the face of Zhuo Yang’s now overwhelming black material, the royal family and crown prince’s PR teams actions are very fast. Almost immediately, the royal family announced that they would hold a press conference to clarify the false rumors and slander about the future crown princess. After being seriously injured, Crown Prince Moodys, who had seldom appeared in public in the last nine years, also said that he would attend the press conference and clarify these falsehoods with his spouse after learning about the situation. In addition, they would investigate and take relevant legal actions against those who spread false rumors and manipulated public opinion.
When the news came out, everyone was stunned.
Faceslapping 1.0: Zhuo Yang (secretly) ✅ vs. Zhuo Yu ❌.
- 1一荣俱荣，一损俱损: means if one person prospers, the rest of them also prosper. If one loses, then the rest similar loses. Similar to what Allen said last chapter about one family winning/losing together.
- 2Reminder that Deming is HZZ/XXZ’s sentinel son. He hasn’t showed up, but was mentioned in earlier chapters. So far 4 children have been mentioned: MC/Zhuo Yang (guide), Zhuo Yu (guide), Zhuo Deming (sentinel), and Zhuo Hang (sentinel; deceased). MC and Zhuo Hang are full brothers; and Zhuo Yu and Zhuo Deming are full brothers.
- 3As in release more negative news about himself