Everyone was taken aback listening to Yun Jian’s cold hearted words, not expecting her to be so blatantly honest.
They knew for a fact about what she was talking about but for someone like Qin Yirou, she would never say it aloud in front of her elders.
Even when her family was shabby, she yielded as much as she could.
Now that her daughter had pointed it out so explicitly, Qin Yirou felt a pinch on her nose for some reason. Recalling the hardships that she had gone through in the years and her family’s aloof detachment, tears welled up in her eyes.
When her tears fell, Qin Yirou frantically turned away from everyone to wipe them away in silence.
If it were not for Xiao Yi and Xiao Jian these years, she would not have been able to survive.
Yun Jian did not say anything as she rubbed Qin Yirou’s back soothingly in a circular motion.
She did not feel that anything she said was wrong. If she had not explicitly spoken the truth, the matter could easily become the source of Qin Yirou’s anguish for her lifetime. Zhang Meihua and the rest of the family would exploit her forever.
Yun Jian knew that she had never experienced anything normal nor did she know how to face them, but this was the only time she refused to relent.
If they had given in to Zhang Meihua, it would signify how low they could bend for them! This was not an outcome that Yun Jian could bear herself to see.
Zhang Meihua and the rest of the family were stunned but the former was not taken aback due to remorse or shame.
What had been mentioned was the reality, however, the truth was not anything delightful when others spoke about them.
Hence, Zhang Meihua slapped the table even more furiously and shouted at Yun Jian, “I gave birth to your mother! She’s a piece of flesh that came out from my womb! Without me, she wouldn’t even be here! Let alone the possibility of having you!”
Everyone knew that “you have to listen to me” was what Zhang Meihua implied.
As Zhang Meihua exploded, she grabbed the feather duster from the table and hit the tabletop with it while rebuking Qin Yirou, “Qin Yirou, look at the daughter you’ve given birth to! Siding with outsiders and speaking rubbish!”
Not bothered with the tears running down Qin Yirou’s face, Zhang Meihua was condemning Yun Jian in front of her. “This daughter of yours is unfilial and petty! What could she grow up to become when she’s already like this at a young age!”
Zhang Meihua was embarrassed to the point of rage. When Yun Jian pulled off the smokescreen in front of everyone, she was unable to hold herself back since she was egoistical.
After Zhang Meihua, Qin Junlan chimed in, chorusing her mother.
Qin Laiqian and the others stood on Zhang Meihua’s side as well.
In fact, Yun Jian’s grandfather had passed away a few years back due to an illness. The original body’s owner was still a small girl back then. In her memory, her grandfather was exceptionally kind to Qin Yirou and was loving towards her. Sometimes, he would even secretly give Qin Yirou his hard-earned wage to help her make ends meet.
Of course, these were done behind Zhang Meihua’s back.
After her grandfather, Qin Youfu, passed away, there was no longer anyone in this family who stood up for Qin Yirou.
Consequently, Qin Yirou rarely returned to visit her family. Even when she had left the Yun Family, she was reluctant to go back to her own blood. Instead, she brought her children and left Xinjiang Town to go to her old friend.
“I don’t need someone who has nothing to do with me carping about whether I’d amount to something. Old hag, try and say another word. I’ll make sure none of you see tomorrow’s sunrise!” Yun Jian comforted Qin Yirou and turned around with a deadly stare at Zhang Meihua and others.
Her eyes were strangely bloodshot, looking like a murderous devil.
Qin Junlan who stood beside Zhang Meihua saw Yun Jian’s glare and felt her eyes twitching.
“She – she! She!” Qin Junlan cried out pointing at Yun Jian. She suddenly remembered Yun Jian was the one who crushed a wooden stool right in front of her when they were in the hospital and who pulled everyone out of danger from a sniper’s assault when they were in the hotel.
The gaze from the intimidating Yun Jian then and her current glare were exactly the same.
“What are you shrieking about!” Zhang Meihua’s tone toward Qin Junlan was obviously much softer but she had still criticized her for shouting.
Zhang Meihua was even grumbling in her mind. Yun Jian was just glaring at them, did Qin Junlan have to be frightened to that extent? The girl was only a child!
“Mom, you have no idea, she shattered a wooden stool with one kick back when we were in the hospital! When we met in the hotel, she even – even pushed us away to avoid a sniper’s bullets!” Qin Junlan had only cried out suddenly from the fear of recalling the scenes.
“What!” When Zhang Meihua and Qin Laiqian heard her words, their voices sounded like an exploding time bomb buried right beneath them.