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The older the ginger, the more pungent was its flavor. Yan Chen's mother was indeed not a simple woman.
Gu Xijiu responded with a smile, "Mrs. Yan, you are truly a wise woman. I am impressed."
Lan Waihu froze momentarily. She then turned to look at Gu Xijiu and directed an audio to her. "Xijiu, you… Did you believe what she said?"
Gu Xijiu replied with a directed audio, "Waihu, we say things that we are supposed to say. You refuse to talk bad things about others, but it does not mean they will do the same. I know you, so I trust you, but not all of them will trust you as I do. I do not know how things will turn out for you and Yan Chen, but if you still feel wronged about how they treated you back then, then we shall reveal the truth."
Lan Waihu paused to think about it.
Gu Xijiu continued with another directed audio, "Later, answer my questions accordingly when I ask. You only need to tell the truth. Can you do it?"
Lan Waihu nodded. "I can!"
Gu Xijiu smirked. She was going to make Mrs. Yan embarra.s.s herself.
Gu Xijiu's flattery made Mrs. Yan very happy. "Miss Gu, that is very kind of you. My only wish is for my family to be harmonious. I do not care about who is right or wrong. I hope that these young people can live together in peace."
Gu Xijiu suddenly interrupted, "Mrs. Yan, you are wrong about that. Everything in this world has to be in order with a clear line between the truth and the lies. If you only wish for harmony and disregard whether one's action is morally right or justifiable, you are only covering the ugly truth under a layer of a false impression, like an infected wound that will one day affect its surrounding healthy skin. You should get rid of the wound for better recovery, just like your relationship with Waihu. Some things are meant to be made clear to make sure no one suffers from any misjudgment. Maybe you are generous enough to let go of the past, but what if Waihu is still aggrieved about what had happened? Now that all three of you are present, why don't you confront each other head on? You can always reconcile after the confession."
Mrs. Yan was obviously surprised, "These… These are already bygones."
Leng Wushuang could no longer hold back her frustration. "What is there to be aggrieved about? She could still be excused for hitting me, but it was absolutely outrageous for her to throw Mrs. Yan into the lake. Mrs. Yan has chosen to forgive her, what else does she want, then?"
Gu Xijiu pulled a long face. "That is why I want to look into the rights and wrongs. Mrs. Yan, Miss Leng, don't you worry. Tianju Hall always emphasizes for all things to be fair. If Waihu is found guilty, I will punish her myself, even without the help of others. Waihu, do you want to tell the truth here, in front of everyone?"
Lan Waihu took a deep breath. "Yes!"
Politely, Gu Xijiu turned to Mrs. Yan. "Do you dare to make things clear, once and for all?"
Mrs. Yan frowned. "I would prefer not to argue with someone younger."
"Don't worry, we are only going to talk about it peacefully. There is no need for any argument. Of course, in order to make sure no one is lying, I would humbly request that all of you take an oath and swear that only truth be told." Gu Xijiu continued.
Mrs. Yan's eyes shone with uncertainty. She was obviously reluctant. "I… I am here to invite you to the wedding, not to discuss the past."
"I see that you keep declining my request with all sorts of excuses. Are you too guilty to confront the truth?"