Chapter 1341: Pitiful
The old man said, “That’s impossible. When I was done with my training and came back, I saw Xiaoye’s father return. He just went in a short while ago. Did he go out again? That’s not possible. Marriage is such a huge matter. It’s impossible that he’s not at home.”
“Exactly!” Yu Nian’s uncle grumbled as well. “Isn’t this family taking their child’s marriage too unseriously?”
The old man said, “Go away, I’ll knock.”
With that said, the elderly man knocked three times and shouted at the top of his lungs, “Old Hu?! What are you doing? Your child is getting married; aren’t you going to open the door?”
“Sir, we’ve been knocking all day, but there’s no one…” Just as Yu Nian finished his sentence, the door opened a tiny crack.
When Yu Nian’s friend saw this, he shouted loudly, “The door is open, it’s time to snatch the bride!”
The others chimed in. Just as they were about to close in, they saw a livid face peeking out from the crack of the door!
It was Old Hu!
Old Hu snorted and said, “What are you shouting? What about snatching the bride!? Did I say that my daughter is getting married?”
The moment that was said, everyone present was dumbfounded. Not getting married?
Yu Nian’s relatives were so shocked that their eyes widened!
Yu Nian was also stunned by the lightning. “Uncle Hu, didn’t we agree? Today’s the wedding…”
Old Hu glared at Yu Nian and said, “Who said that? Can’t things change after an agreement?”
The moment that was said, everyone was dumbfounded!
At first, everyone imagined that they had heard wrongly. But now that they were certain. Immediately, their gazes towards Yu Nian changed.
That’s right. Although everyone hated Old Hu, everyone knew very well that if Yu Nian couldn’t fetch the bride, he would be utterly humiliated…
The county city was only that big. Giving a house and 200,000 yuan as a betrothal gift was already plenty. Furthermore, with all sorts of rehearsals and how the bridal convoy had circled the city for three hours, the entire city knew about it…
In the end, he failed to fetch his bride…
Yu Nian was probably going to become the biggest laughing stock in the entire city!
Ignoring the possibility of any future marriages, he would even find it difficult to raise his head!
Yu Nian’s face darkened. “Uncle Hu, what do you mean?”
Old Hu said, “Nothing. You said that you write novels, but who knows if that’s a reliable career? What happens to my daughter after she marries you when things go south?”
Yu Nian said, “Who can be certain of the future? Even civil servants can lose their jobs these days. At least I’m earning quite well now.”
Old Hu waved his hand and said impatiently, “Cut out that empty talk. In short, the thing that you’re doing is useless. It can’t be seen or touched. You don’t even get to see a physical book, and you are saying you want to provide for my daughter? Who are you trying to fool? In my eyes, you’re just a hooligan! No, at least hooligans have something to do. What about you? You stay at home every day in front of a computer. And you’re telling me that you have a career?”
Yu Nian’s face darkened completely.
Yu Nian’s uncle said, “What do you want?”
Old Hu said, “I was firm about not agreeing to your marriage, but my daughter said that your novel is having negotiations over the copyright?”
Yu Nian nodded. “Yes, the film rights. If it’s sold, I’ll get more than a million.”
Old Hu nodded and said, “Fine. Get a lawyer and transfer all the rights of your novel to me. Also, transfer the copyright to me. Then, I will agree to marry my daughter to you. Otherwise, there’s no need to talk about it.”
The moment that was said, there was an uproar!
Yu Nian was even more stunned on the spot. He never expected that his wedding would turn out like this!
Yu Nian wanted to call out his fiancée, Xiaoye, out, but he knew very well that Xiaoye listened to her parents. If Old Hu didn’t budge, Xiaoye might not even dare to see him!
Therefore, Yu Nian gave up.
Yu Nian’s uncle said angrily, “How are you worried that your daughter can’t live well? You are asking for exorbitant prices!”
Old Hu sneered and said, “She’s my daughter. Whether or not she gets to marry is up to me. Anyway, if I don’t get the contract today, don’t even think about it!”
Yu Nian’s uncle wanted to say something when Yu Nian growled in a deep voice. “Enough!”
With that said, Yu Nian threw the flower at Old Hu’s face and said, “Are you fooling me? Fine! I’m not getting married!”
With that said, Yu Nian ignored the other people’s attempts to stop him. He flung his arm and turned to leave!
After exiting the corridor, the people outside who were unaware of the situation immediately turned their gazes over…
At the same time, the band who had been resting downstairs subconsciously imagined that the bride was coming down as well. They began playing their instruments as many people whistled and shouted, “We’re going to see the bride!”
“Where’s the bride?”
“I want to see the bride too, haha…”
Normally, this kind of shouting would only make everyone happier and make things more lively. But at this moment, it only stabbed at Yu Nian’s heart!
Yu Nian subconsciously looked up at Hu Xiaoye’s house. There was a familiar figure standing by the window.
Yu Nian yearned for her to come out and marry him…
Unfortunately, when Hu Xiaoye saw him looking over, she immediately lowered her head.
It was clear that she wouldn’t be following him.
At that moment, the sounds of Yu Nian’s uncle and Old Hu arguing could be heard from upstairs.
“If you aren’t marrying off your daughter. Return the betrothal money and the house!”
“Return? The house is in my daughter’s name. The money doesn’t have your Yu family’s name on it!”
“Bullsh*t! Who doesn’t know that my nephew bought the house and that the money was a betrothal gift?!”
“There’s no money or house!”
“Do you believe that I’ll call the police?”
Hearing this ear-piercing quarrel, Yu Nian felt like his heart was about to explode. He subconsciously covered his ears and shouted, “Ah…”
Then, Yu Nian ran out of the neighborhood and hailed a taxi before leaving.
“Where to?” the taxi driver asked.
Yu Nian weakly leaned back into the seat and said in a hoarse and desperate voice, “I don’t know…”
The driver glanced at Yu Nian’s clothes and the scene before he got into the car. “You met with trouble?”
Yu Nian did not say anything…
The driver said, “I’ll give you a suggestion. If there’s really any trouble, find a master to guide you. We have a master in the northeast. Mt. One Finger’s One Finger Monastery, Abbot Fangzheng, China’s number one divine monk. Do you want to try?”
“Okay…” Yu Nian nodded.
The driver immediately sent Yu Nian to the train station. Yu Nian went all the way to One Finger Monastery.
Upon saying this, Yu Nian hugged his head in pain and asked, “Master, what sin did I commit in my past life? Why is God treating me like this?”
Fangzheng did not say a word. Instead, he picked up his teacup and said with a smile, “Do you think you are suffering?”
Yu Nian lowered his head and said, “Yes…”
“Then have you thought about the number of mistakes you made in this matter?”
Yu Nian was taken aback. “Master, are you saying that I was wrong?”