The waiting time for the "summons" was long. Xiang Nan was unprepared. He didn't expect that for three days in a row, the members of the Jiang Clan wouldn't be able to receive Jiang Xuelu.
It was as if he had completely forgotten about Xue Lu.
On the fourth day, the Clan Chief Mansion became lively. Even Xiang Nan and the others heard noises in this remote mansion.
The servants were busy decorating the lanterns, and the sky was filled with slowly passing flower boats.
The servants were all dressed in bright red.
A man who looked like a steward walked in and cupped his fists at the servants, "Joy and joy together."
The servants also cupped their fists and said, "Joy and joy together."
The steward gave everyone a red envelope. In the bulging red envelope, there was a generous gold ticket.
Everyone had a happy smile on their faces, but no one took another look at Xue Lu.
"Today is my great-grandfather's 190th birthday." Xue Lu shook her head in disappointment, "But they didn't come to inform me."
Xiang Nan couldn't bear to watch any longer and said, "This is too much of a bully. Let's go! Find them to reason with!"
Xiang Nan pulled Xue Lu away, but she forcefully pushed Xiang Nan away and said, "Forget it, since others don't want me to go, why go over and humiliate myself?"
"Can you tell me why?" Xiang Nan couldn't swallow the anger and asked.
Jiang Xuelu let out a long sigh and said, "The situation is actually quite simple."
The members of the Jiang Clan were very complicated. Such a large clan had many branches and leaves, and each generation was prosperous.
There were countless uncles, cousins, and cousins. Many of the youngsters of the same clan were descended from generation to generation, and their bloodlines were very far away. Some of them were even unable to fight.
To Xiang Nan's surprise, he originally thought that Jiang Xue Lu was one of the side branches of the clan, which was why she was neglected, but in reality, she was actually the direct descendant of the current clan head.
The descendants of the clan could be said to be outstanding. Any one of them would be a genius with high attainments in martial arts.
Only in Jiang Yong's generation was Jiang Yong the most incompetent and useless of his peers. He was already eighty years old and was only at the late Heaven Origin Realm.
This had already caused many people to look down on Jiang Yong.
Later, the birth of Xue Lu gave Jiang Yong a glimmer of hope. The one who gave birth to Xue Lu was Chen Yu Luo Yan. Her appearance could be said to be one of crushing the entire female clansmen of the Jiang Clan. Even in the exiled continent, she was a first-rate beauty.
This made many people hate Jiang Yong even more.
Jiang Yong was crippled, but Jiang Clan gave him a way out. Because Xue Lu was too beautiful, Jiang Clan arranged for Xue Lu to be married into another big local clan, the Xiao Clan.
The fiance they had appointed for Jiang Xue Lu was a famous and capable person from the Xiao Clan, but he was extremely ugly and liked to make trouble for others.
Jiang Xue Lu naturally did not obey, but Jiang Yong doted on his daughter too much, thus rejecting the plans of the elders.
One had to know that the more powerful a clan was, the more they valued family rules. Jiang Yong's actions really made elders furious.
They had once chased Jiang Yong out of the clan, but Jiang Yong was their direct descendant. In the end, they could only "mate" Jiang Yong and Jiang Xue Lu to the Sea of Freedom.
From then on, Jiang Yong became an "outsider" who had almost no connection with the General Manor.
Things were as simple as that, and it was also as simple as dog blood.
There were countless clans in this world that had experienced similar situations, and Xue Lu and her daughter were just one of them.
"Do you know why I value acting so much?" Xue Lu smiled disappointedly, "Because I want to wait for Great Grandpa's birthday and put on a good show for him. If I can make him laugh, perhaps he will be happy and let his father return to the main residence."
"But this day has come, but …"
Xue Lu could not continue. The situation was still quite different from what she had expected. Not to mention acting, she was not invited to the birthday banquet at all.
At this moment, a figure suddenly descended from the sky and landed in the courtyard.
It was a handsome and resolute young man. He was around twenty-three or fourteen years old, and he was at the ninth level of the Origin Return Stage.
At such a young age, it was considered quite good to be in the Haoran Sect. After all, Jiang Yunfan was only at the 1st level of the Heavenly Yuan Realm.
"Xue Lu, you're back." The man smiled.
Jiang Xue Lu's eyes turned red, "Brother Hong Chen, you are the only one who has come to see me these days."
There were simply too many people of the Jiang Clan's generation! Just General Xue Lu's generation alone had nearly a thousand disciples. If they were ranked according to age, that man should be General Xue Lu's 374 elder brothers.
Jiang Hongchen was also filled with emotions, "Are you coming back this time to marry Xiao Yue? If you are willing to do so, you and Uncle Jiang Yong will definitely be forgiven by the elders and will be able to return to the headquarters."
Jiang Xue Lu lowered her head and didn't say a word, feeling extremely wronged in her heart.
Xiang Nan said to Jiang Hongchen, "Young Master, I have something important to report to General Young Miss this time."
"This matter is very serious. We must inform the elders of the Jiang Clan immediately."
Jiang Hongchen glanced at Xiang Nan and didn't respond. He continued to say to Jiang Xuelu, "Are you still so stubborn? You're thirteen years old and you're already eighteen years old. However, the elders' anger still hasn't subsided. If you refuse to marry Xiao Yue, I advise you to leave as soon as possible."
"Xue Lu, why are you staying here and letting others give you a cold look?"
He looked into the distance and said, "Today is Great Grandpa's birthday. The Whampoa Aristocrat Clan and the Xiao Clan are here. If you suddenly appear, the Xiao Clan and our elders will definitely be very unhappy."
"Taking advantage of everyone's busy schedule, you'd better hurry up and leave."
Xiang Xuelu lowered her head and said, "Xiang Bei, let's … let's go back."
However, Xiang Nan held Jiang Xuelu's hand. This action gave Jiang Xuelu great courage.
At the same time, Hongchen also saw this action. His expression fell, "Xue Lu, it's best not to let the elders see this scene. Otherwise, neither you nor this friend of yours will have good fruit to eat."
"Haha, my temper is so violent." Xiang Nan smiled angrily and said, "Miss Jiang, let's go to the inner manor birthday banquet."
"I'd like to see how impolite these people are."
"The forces of darkness in the Southern Domain have already fought their way to the top. They're actually still thinking about birthday feasts and marriage alliances all day long."
Jiang Xue Lu looked at Xiang Nan in surprise.
Xiang Nan looked at her seriously, "Do you dare?"
A flash of brilliance flashed through Jiang Xuelu's eyes. She gritted her teeth and said, "Dare! With someone like you accompanying me, I dare to do anything!"
Xiang Nan laughed loudly three times and pulled General Xue Lu, saying, "Let's go! Let's go to the birthday banquet!"
Jiang Hongchen was furious. He rushed forward and pulled Xiang Nan's arm, "How dare you! My Jiang Clan is not you …"
Xiang Nan's arm trembled as he sent Red Dust flying.
Jiang Hongchen's face was filled with shock, but Xiang Nan had already grabbed his neck in a flash.
Xiang Nan said in a low voice, "She is your sister! As a brother and sister, you actually came to see her for three days. Xue Lu missed you well. I don't think you have the qualifications to be her brother."
"In my life, I hate those bastards who don't care about family. If you dare to obstruct me again, don't blame my subordinates for being heartless."
He was really subdued by Xiang Nan, so he didn't dare to provoke Xiang Nan anymore.
On the one hand, he discovered that Xiang Nan was younger than him and was actually a late Tian Yuan expert. On the other hand, he suspected that Xiang Nan's background was extremely great!
How could an idle martial artist possess such a cultivation when he was less than twenty years old?