The three martial brothers finally went down to the dining hall without Xin Lan. Huo Cheng and Huo Hai weren’t completely happy though. Unfortunately, their little junior made it a point to immediately order some food for that person as well when it was time for them to tell the waiter what they would like. They held back from commenting on it though and just let him do as he liked. Anyway, they’d like to see if he would still think the same after they were done speaking with him about this.
Hua Lin Yu, on the other hand, was in an especially bright mood. Just thinking of how he would be able to see Xin Lan again later on, his heart seemed to be overflowing with sweetness. He had waited for so long and now, he finally wouldn’t need to be separated from him all the time. Wasn’t that great?
Thus, when he turned to his two senior martial brothers, there was a beautiful smile on his lips. “Senior martial brothers, what was it that you wanted to say?”
Huo Cheng and Huo Hai smiled back at him as if on instinct. “Xiao Yu, say, that uncle of yours … Why haven’t we seen him around before this?” While the two of them really wanted to tell him not to see that guy again outright, they felt that they should probably be a little more careful. After all, it seemed that that guy was able to manipulate their little junior very well. How could they ruin their chances of making Hua Lin Yu see the light by being too rash? Then the intended effect wouldn’t happen and they would have an even harder time making him reject that guy. Thus, they had to carefully get closer to the truth bit by bit.
Hua Lin Yu looked a little sad when his senior martial brothers brought it up. “Well, it’s not that I didn’t want to see him but when I asked him before, he said that he would have missed me too much if he came to see me but couldn’t stay with me.”
The two Huo brothers exchanged a glance, seeing a bit of worry in each other’s eyes. This guy … He was really good at manipulating their little junior! It seemed they would have to be really careful with what they said or they might drive Xiao Yu even closer into this person’s arms.
Pondering for a moment, Huo Cheng finally spoke up. “Xiao Yu, say, the relationship between you and that uncle of yours … it seems very close.”
Hua Lin Yu gave them a happy smile and nodded. “Of course it is! After all, we are going to get married soon. We just have to talk to my family first.” Thinking of that, his expression became thoughtful. “Well, speaking of that, I’m afraid I won’t be able to stay in the capital city with you for long. You could come with us to my family though.” He felt that this suggestion was pretty good.
His seniors’ reaction was a bit weird though. They stared at him as if they couldn’t believe what they had just heard.
Hua Lin Yu blinked his eyes in confusion. “What’s the matter? You don’t want to come with us?” He looked a little sad when he asked about that but then just sighed. “Well, I guess it’s also alright. But it’s a bit of a pity. I’m sure my brother would like to see you again.”
Hua Cheng and Huo Hai exchanged a glance, completely alarmed at what they had just heard. They forced themselves to calm down and Huo Hai cleared his throat “Xiao Yu … Do you think your family would agree to let you marry him?”
Hua Lin Yu still looked a little confused. “Why wouldn’t they? Xin Lan said that they will probably take my feelings into consideration so I don’t think there would be any problem. Do you think they won’t agree?” Thinking of that, he couldn’t help but be a little worried.
Maybe Xin Lan had just said that to make him less worried and actually, he also didn’t know if his family would agree? That wasn’t good! But he also didn’t believe that his brother and parents would be so mean to refuse to let them marry. After all, they knew how much he liked Xin Lan. Why would they do that to them? It made no sense.
The two Huo brothers were at a loss for words. “Well … He’s your uncle, right?” Which family would want their child to marry his own uncle? They would need to be in very dire straits to even consider something like this. And if there was one family that wasn’t in dire straits, then it was definitely the Hua family. Among the cultivation families that weren’t part of any sect, they were definitely one of the most prosperous, with a high status in the righteous cultivation world. There was no way that they would need to do something like this.
Hua Lin Yu looked from Huo Cheng to Huo Hai and back again before he finally broke out in laughter. “Is that what this is about? You don’t have to worry! Xin Lan isn’t my uncle. He’s just … an uncle.”
“Huh?” The two of them looked at him, unable to understand. “An uncle?”
Hua Lin Yu nodded. “Yeah, we’re not related at all. I guess you could call him a … friend of my family?” He pondered but wasn’t quite sure that was right. He didn’t know how things had been in the last few years but thinking back, he felt that the relationship between Xin Lan and his family was a little weird.
While it wasn’t close, he was still pretty much always around. His parents were pretty polite to him while his brother seemed to have some grievances with him. But maybe that was normal for someone like this. He wasn’t quite sure. Anyway, he still thought that his family loved him enough to allow this. He really couldn’t imagine that there would be anything standing in his way of marrying Xin Lan. As long as his own feelings remained the same, they would definitely get married soon.