If this was ancient times, Father Xu's character may have deemed him a mighty warrior.
He was fierce and hot-headed. And, even when dealing with his own daughter, he never showed mercy. It was only when it came to Ye Lan that he was submissive and obedient.
Looking at the odds, Xu Qingyan was bound to be the loser in this battle.
After all, to Father Xu, she held no value whatsoever.
Xu Qingyan's face turned pale as her hands trembled, "If it wasn't because I was worried that this woman would cheat you of your entire fortune, I would have left here ages ago."
"Oh? Are you worried about me? Or are you worried about your inheritance? Xu Qingyan, let me tell you, I created Xu Corps with my own bare hands. I can give the company to whomever I want. Even if I donate the entire thing to charity, you can only watch from the sidelines," Father Xu said in a heartless manner.
"You are forcing me to drag this woman down to the grave with me," Xu Qingyan yelled as she pointed at Ye Lan.
"If you want to die, then go ahead and die. Don't drag my wife down with you," Father Xu replied, without even taking a glance at Xu Qingyan. After he was done talking, he put down the knife and fork in his hands and casually took a sip of his red wine.
The atmosphere became stale. All Xu Qingyan could do was try her best not to cry. While maintaining her composure, she swallowed her tears back into the depths of her stomach.
Seeing this, Tang Jingxuan suddenly stood up and said to Xu Qingyan, "Leave with me right now. Otherwise, I can't guarantee that I can control myself any longer."
"Did you think you can get through me?" Father Xu asked in mockery.
"You, at least, won't be any better off," Tang Jingxuan sneered.
Xu Qingyan remained in her seat, still as ice.
Xu Qingyan remained silent for a while. At this time, Ye Lan looked over provokingly with a victorious smile.
Xu Qingyan took a deep breath and rejected Tang Jingxuan's offer, "This is my home. I won't be going anywhere."
"What are you thinking? Come outside and get some fresh air to clear your head!" Tang Jingxuan grabbed onto Xu Qingyan's arm and dragged her out of the dining room. At this time, Ye Lan's voice resonated from behind them, "Don't stay out too late! There is still a huge pile of clothes waiting for you to clean. I can't trust the maids with it."
Tang Jingxuan pretended not to hear a thing as he covered Xu Qingyan's ears until they reached the car. After they boarded, he placed his hand on Xu Qingyan's shoulder and asked, "How long has this been going on?"
"Ever since that woman married my father at 20-years-old," Xu Qingyan replied.
"Have you never thought of fighting back?"
"No matter what I do, I will always be wrong. Is there any point?" Xu Qingyan replied in self-ridicule. "You've already done enough for me. Jingxuan, you don't need to offend my father for my sake. After all, Tang Corps and Xu Corps still need to work together."
"Little Monkey, I know you've tried a lot of things. But, I'm sure there's one thing you haven't tried," Tang Jingxuan suddenly winked at Xu Qingyan as he thought of something.
"What do you mean?"
Tang Jingxuan did not say a word. He simply started up his sports car and drove towards the destination he had in mind. As long as his enemy was physically able, he had the ability to go up against them. But, Tang Jingxuan did not like getting involved in arguments and calculations. Even when he was in the entertainment industry for so long, he did not like to use schemes.
But, this particular person was different...
So, Tang Jingxuan directly brought Xu Qingyan to Hyatt Regency.
Mo Ting was at work, so Tangning and a maid were the only ones at home. To prevent her stomach from being revealed, she once again chose to cover it with a cus.h.i.+on as she sat on the sofa.
"Sis, can you please help Qingyan..."
"Should we first deal with the injuries on your faces?" Tangning gestured for Tang Jingxuan to fetch the medicine chest. As she helped them apply ointment, she asked, "Speak. What do you want me to do?"
After a bit of time, Tang Jingxuan managed to briefly explain the situation between Xu Qingyan and Ye Lan to Tangning. Of course, the injuries on Xu Qingyan's body were the best proof.
If they were only dealing with Father Xu, the situation may have been easy to resolve. But, there was also a Ye Lan involved...
"Is Ye Lan the female lead of 'Survive'? The one that lost to me?" Tangning suddenly remembered.
"Uh huh," Tang Jingxuan nodded.
"I don't want to get involved with other's family matters..." Tangning shook her head. Although they were business partners, she wasn't very familiar with them.
"Just help us think of an idea...Look at the injuries on Qingyan's body!"
"Why don't you think of something yourself?" Tangning asked with a smile.
"I'm not good at scheming. Sis, don't make things difficult for me. I can help you with other things," Tang Jingxuan replied helplessly. "If I was capable, I wouldn't be where I am today."
Tangning knew that Tang Jingxuan was referring to his past. So, she waved her hand and said, "You...leave. Miss Xu stay."
Hearing this, Tang Jingxuan knew Tangning had an idea. So, he immediately stood up and left without hesitation.
Afterwards, only Tangning and Xu Qingyan remained in the living room. Tangning looked at Xu Qingyan in detail and said with a slightly serious expression, "My instincts tell me that you won't hurt Jingxuan. I could help you, after all, Ye Lan still owes me for what she's done to me."
"But, Ning Jie...Ye Lan has my father backing her. I've tried many methods in the past, but I've always ended up suffering in the end."
"That's because you are too pa.s.sive," Tangning directly pointed out the issue.
"Ning Jie, please help me. I really want to kick this woman out of where she doesn't belong."
Tangning thought for a moment before she eventually nodded her head, "I can give it a try."
So what if Father Xu was violent? As long as he was human, he definitely had a weakness. Since he had a weakness, then there was a chance of attack.
As for Ye Lan...
Tangning had not gotten back at Ye Lan for what she had done yet!
"Qingyan, you need to remember, the only reason why you are still living in the Xu Household is because you are your father's daughter, not because you want to prevent him from getting tricked and hurt! Since he is using his ident.i.ty to suppress you, then as your father, he would have given you shares to Xu Corps. You can use these shares to go against him."
"Don't be afraid of getting hit. If you face him confidently, he may actually back down."
"As for Ye Lan...There are way too many ways you can drive her mad..."
After hearing a few sentences from Tangning, Xu Qingyan could already see the difference between herself and Tangning. This was the difference between a professional and an amateur.
"Also, you need to change your image a little. Toughen up. I'll tell you what to do and you follow...Let's give it a try," Tangning looked at Xu Qingyan and smiled, "I know you've helped my brother before."
Did they think that Father Xu can't be defeated? And Ye Lan can't be dealt with?