Father Xu looked disdainfully at Tang Jingxuan with doubt, "Halfway? Are you referring to Tang Corps? I don't care if I work with you guys or not. In all honesty, I can cancel our contract at any time."
"My sister is currently in charge of Tang Corps; I don't have the right to wave it around in front of Father Xu even if I wanted to. That's why we should stick to what we have before us. I know that Father Xu enjoys doing exercise and I happen to know a little bit of Kung Fu, why don't we exchange moves?"
Father Xu looked at Tang Jingxuan with interest, "You need to know that I've been training in Muay Thai for 20 years."
"I know, that's why Qingyan has so many injuries on her body," Tang Jingxuan nodded.
"Aren't you afraid that I'd kill you?"
"We still don't know who will win," Tang Jingxuan replied with a smirk.
"Since you are trying to dig your own grave, then follow me," Tang Jingxuan had successfully gained Father Xu's interest. The man put down the bowl and chopsticks in his hands and led Tang Jingxuan to his gym. Over the years, Father Xu had consistently practiced Muay Thai in order to maintain his body and youth. Although, in 'some aspects', perseverance wasn't enough.
Of course, as Father Xu's woman, Ye Lan was well aware of this.
"What do you want to compete in?" Father Xu asked as he pointed to the empty boxing ring.
"Let's stick to Muay Thai."
Tang Jingxuan removed his clothes and casually threw them on the ground, until he was only left with a thin unders.h.i.+rt, "If I win, then from today onwards, you're not allowed to lay even a finger on Qingyan."
"What if I win?" Father Xu scoffed.
"You can do whatever you want with me..."
Father Xu looked in detail at Tang Jingxuan. Although he felt that Tang Jingxuan was still trying to dig his own grave, he realized that this Fourth Master of the Tang Family wasn't simply someone that made easy money and sang a few songs.
But, if Tang Jingxuan wanted to win...he was still far from it.
Tang Jingxuan knew what Father Xu was thinking, but he did not waste any more time on pointless words. The two men jumped into the ring bare-handed and as Tang Jingxuan looked at Father Xu's stance, he could tell that he was well-trained.
"What do you think? It's not too late for you to surrender. Fourth Master Tang, think about it carefully, Xu Qingyan is my daughter, do you think it's worth it to suffer punches because of her?"
"Make your move," Tang Jingxuan replied straightforwardly.
Father Xu was like a thug, whether it was business or family, he always had to be in charge, like a mighty king. So, his punches were quick and ruthless with a surprising speed and power. Tang Jingxuan quickly dodged; only inches away from having his nose broken by Father Xu's punch.
This move surprised Father Xu. No one had ever dodged his. .h.i.ts so quickly. Even his training partner, who he had trained with for many years, sometimes found it hard to avoid his attacks.
Yet, Tang Jingxuan actually dodged him.
Tang Jingxuan himself and Tang Jingxuan's motive for the fight were both interesting...
Actually, Tang Jingxuan had undergone training before. During his school days, he was quite famous. But, he was young and wasn't as experienced as Father Xu, so after a few moves, he began to tire out as sweat trickled down his body.
Father Xu took this opportunity to throw a series of punches, each one at full force, until Tang Jingxuan found himself lying on the floor. However, Tang Jingxuan had no intention to surrender nor admit defeat. Instead, he bravely stood back up on his feet, forced Father Xu to the ground and released his anger like a leopard tearing apart its prey.
The corner of Father Xu's mouth began to bleed, but he was extremely pleased with the fight.
He hated prim and proper men. If Tang Jingxuan had admitted defeat today, he may have looked down on him for the rest of his life. But...
...seeing Tang Jingxuan practically risk his life in order to win, he gave a pleased smile, "You've won. I admit defeat."
Tang Jingxuan sat to the side as he tried to catch his breath. After a few moments, he finally asked, "Do you mean it?"
"You're quite brave. If Qingyan had fought back like you did, she wouldn't have had to suffer so many hits." After speaking, Father Xu wiped the blood from his mouth and walked out of the gym.
However, Tang Jingxuan didn't quite understand Father Xu's words.
Meanwhile, Xu Qingyan was pacing back and forth in her room, unsure of Tang Jingxuan's situation. Did her father already knock the life out of him?
Xu Qingyan wanted to sneak out and check on him, but at this time, Father Xu suddenly opened her bedroom door...
In an instant, Xu Qingyan froze in fear as she looked at her father cautiously. However, a miracle happened: Father Xu did not hit her this time.
"The rascal from the Tang Family sure has some guts. Tidy up and come down for breakfast."
Xu Qingyan looked like she had seen a ghost; her father had never spoken to her in such a gentle way. What did Tang Jingxuan do?
"I heard you use to go to the same school. For a cla.s.smate to do so much for you, he's not bad. Even if he became my son-in-law, I wouldn't mind."
"Huh?" Xu Qingyan's mind went blank.
From cla.s.smate to son-in-law...how did he make that connection?
Father Xu glanced at Xu Qingyan and didn't say anymore. Of course, Xu Qingyan didn't continue dwelling in her own thoughts.
A moment later, the father and daughter returned to the dining room. At this time, Tang Jingxuan was already seated at the dining table with a few injuries on his face.
"I'm fine. These are marks of a real man," Tang Jingxuan laughed as he brushed away Xu Qingyan's outstretched hands. He then whispered in her ear, "To tell you the truth, I've still got a lethal weapon regarding your stepmother that I have not used yet. Wait until I learn how to be more sly, we can give it a try."
"How many hits did you take from my father?"
"Your father also took hits from me," Tang Jingxuan glanced briefly at Father Xu's injuries. "Don't worry, your father won't hurt you for a while."
"What's with all the chatter. Don't think I can't hear you," Father Xu glared at the two. "I admit, I have always resolved matters with violence. But, that's how I am and that's how I express myself. Qingyan, you can either get used to it, or try to kill me. This is who I am and I will never change."
"Master two, have you forgotten what you promised me?" Ye Lan suddenly said after remaining quiet for quite some time. "You promised that between your daughter and I, you would always choose me. But, what's happening now? Are you planning to come to a truce with your daughter?"
"Truce?" Father Xu looked questioningly at Ye Lan, "When have I ever said that? You are always number one to me. Xu Qingyan is merely my daughter: I can hit her as I like and yell at her whenever I want. If someone wants to stick up for her, then I will have to see if they have the means to do so."