Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
An uproar broke out in the living room immediately after Matriarch Yu finished speaking.
Even Nian Xiaomu, who was holding hands with Matriarch Yu, had a shocked expression on her face as well.
Matriarch Yu had been saying words like these to her during normal times, but telling her this in private and announcing it to all the elders of the Yu Family were two different concepts.
By doing so in front of so many elders, it meant that she was publicly acknowledging that Nian Xiaomu was Yu Yuehan’s wife.
But they were not officially engaged yet…
Nian Xiaomu lifted her head up subconsciously. Just as expected, the uncles present were shocked and dumbfounded when they heard Matriarch Yu’s words. However, none of them were in agreement.
All of them were frowning as they held back the words at the tips of their tongues.
Nothing of the sort had ever happened in the Yu Family before—How could a fiancée who had yet to marry into the Yu Family take up the role of matriarch of the household?
Furthermore, Nian Xiaomu’s identity was still unknown.
Her relationship with the Xing Family was extremely tangled up.
If she became the matriarch of the Yu Family now, wouldn’t the Yu Family become a joke if something bad happened in the next few days?
There was too much risk in this!
Even if Matriarch Yu agreed to it, those who were present could not agree to it!
“Matriarch, we can take our hands off the engagement, but Nian Xiaomu hasn’t officially gotten married into the Yu Family. Isn’t it a little too early to pass her the position of matriarch?”
“You can simply allow her to get married to Yuehan since you like her so much. The position of matriarch would naturally be hers once she becomes the daughter-in-law of the Yu Family—is there a need to rush things?”
“We are in the wrong for everything that has happened today, but we can’t disregard the rules of the Yu Family. How can a fiancée who has yet to marry into the family take up the position of matriarch…”
“Yes, yes, all of us have the same thoughts!”
Voices of opposition filled their ears.
Nian Xiaomu turned around and looked at Matriarch Yu. From the look on Matriarch Yu’s stern face, it did not seem like she had any intentions of yielding.
Holding her walking stick, she straightened her back and positioned herself properly in front of the group of uncles.
She swept her sharp gaze over the crowd.
After she let out two light coughs, the living room quieted down instantly.
Everyone subconsciously straightened their backs as well and stared at her anxiously.
They wanted to continue advising her, but Matriarch Yu had already lifted her head up slowly as she pointed her finger at Yu Yuehan.
“This is my grandson.”
Then, she shifted her fingers and pointed at Nian Xiaomu.
“This is the granddaughter-in-law whom I have set my mind on.”
They knew this fact.
All of them were puzzled.
They did not know what Matriarch Yu meant by that.
By the next second, Matriarch Yu had already walked back to the sofa and sat down with the help of Nian Xiaomu.
She poured her a cup of tea.
Everyone was anxious, but they did not dare to prompt her either.
After she slowly finished drinking her tea, she raised her eyebrows and said, “Since everyone knows that he’s my grandson and she’s my granddaughter-in-law, then all of you better not have any thoughts of placing your own interests at the forefront of your mind! In the future, anything that concerns Xiao Mumu shall concern the Yu Family. I want everyone to know that since she is now the matriarch of the of the Yu Family, anyone who bullies her will be going against the Yu Family!”
Matriarch Yu took in a deep breath and placed the tea cup down forcefully.
She lifted up her head and said in a loud and clear voice, “I am announcing this news in front of everyone today—I am not seeking your opinions on this, I am merely informing everyone.”
“Xiao Mumu will be the matriarch of the Yu Family whether all of you agree to it or not. If all of you really have the best interests of the Yu Family in mind, then all of you better put away your petty thoughts so we can unite against the outsiders together!”