“Chase a debt” First Elder was so angry that he laughed.
“What does she want to chase”
The pageboy staggered backward in fear.
“S-She says that you havent given her things you promised to give in the agreement you signed when splitting the family assets previously… She also wants to claim the dowry her mother brought when she married into the family…”
The pageboys words shocked First Elder because he had almost forgotten about it.
That day, he was driven to his grave by Chu Liuyue and did not even look at the details before signing the agreement.
After thinking about it now, the items he agreed to give to her were worth a huge sum of money.
Just the dowry that Chu Liuyues mother gave to them alone was worth an extravagant amount.
If he really returned all of the items to Chu Liuyue, the Chu family would lose a lot of money.
First Elder staggered backward in frustration as he glanced at the scattered account books on the table in the corner of his eyes.
This put him in an even worse mood.
The Chu family was currently losing money, and taking out this sum of money was akin to adding oil to the fire.
Why is Chu Liuyue so thick-skinned, daring to come to our residence and demand the items directly
“First Elder, you should hurry up and go take a look.
Chu Liuyue says that if she doesnt get the money today, shes not leaving… They have already blocked the entire gate…”
“Useless!” First Elder howled and walked outside with big steps.
Can a mere Chu Liuyue really take down the entire Chu family
First Elder walked to the main entrance and almost fainted in anger upon seeing the scene in front of him.
Chu Liuyue stood at the main entrance, and a group of curious onlookers surrounded her.
She was currently talking to the people around her in a sad tone.
“…Yeah, when I was young, my mother left the world first, leaving my father and me to depend on each other.
I think all of you know that my father got injured while serving the Emperor, so he couldnt cultivate any longer.
The Chu family said that my father and I had no ability to take care of my mothers dowry, so they passed all of it to Lu Yao…”
“It has been so many years, and my father and I have finally made it big in life.
I feel that everything else doesnt matter.
However, that dowry belongs to my mother, and its the last thing my mother left for me.
If I dont get it back, Ill feel extremely uneasy…”
The crowd nodded in agreement.
Chu Liuyue and Chu Ning were consideredfamous in the Imperial City, so the public always talked about them in private.
They knew that Chu Liuyue was speaking the truth.
Actually, everyone clearly knew that the Chu family had done this to take over the dowry of Chu Liuyues mother.
The Chu family looked like they ran a big business on the surface, but they were very greedy on the inside.
“Yes, yes! The dowry is yours! Other people shouldnt take it.
You must get it back!”
“Exactly! The Chu family is one of the four biggest families.
Its too much if they refuse to return you the dowry.”
“Thats true… If the Chu family really does that, theyre shameless.”
The crowd broke into discussions, and First Elders face turned green.
He hollered, “Chu Liuyue, what are you doing”
Chu Liuyue looked over and lazily glanced at him.
“Oh, Chu First Elder, dont you know what Im doing here Previously, you agreed to split the family assets and claimed that youd send the things that belonged to my father and me to us.
However, nobody showed up after such a long wait.
I didnt even see the items shadows.
I thought that you were probably too busy and didnt have time to arrange trivial matters like this, so I specifically brought some people over.”
Chu Liuyue raised her hand and pointed at the few people behind her.
“These two are Zhen Bao Pavilions managers, and theyre very proficient at reading through account books.
Theyll help us check on the assets later and will definitely not miss anything out.
These four people are Zhen Bao Pavilions pageboys, and theyre very strong.
Therefore, they can help carry the items away, and we wont bother the Chu family members.
Chu First Elder, what do you think of this arrangement”
First Elder was so angry that he could not say a word. This Chu Liuyue has it all planned out.
She brought people along with her to block the gate and is determined to bring those items away.
If I do not accede to her request, she will directly snatch the items away from me.
“How dare you! This is the Chu family residence, not somewhere that you can mess around in.”
Chu Liuyue retorted, “Why wouldnt I dare to do this I just came back to take back the things that belong to my father and me.
Why cant I do that Chu First Elder, are you planning on going back on your words Hah, many people have witnessed what happened this time and the previous time, so it wont look too good on you if you act in this manner.”
Her smile faded slightly.
“Of course, I know this is the Chu family residence.
If it werent because you didnt carry out your end of the agreement, I wouldnt have come.
Im afraid that coming here too many times would dirty my eyes.”
“Chu Liuyue, what are you talking about” scolded Lu Yao, who had rushed over once she heard the news.
Hatred flashed across her eyes.
Whenever she saw Chu Liuyues face, Lu Yao would remember her daughters disfigured appearance and miserable wedding.
“Even though you dont have anything to do with the Chu family any longer, everyone here were your elders previously.
Did you lose your manners after leaving the Chu family” With Lu Yaos last strand of rationality, she did not scold her loudly in public as she knew that it was better not to do things the hard way with so many people watching.
However, Chu Liuyue did not buy her tactic and was too lazy to even be superficial.
“Lu Yao, you came here at the right time! My mothers entire dowry is with you.
Even if you needed to check the stocks, the time given is more than enough.
Since I have already come here personally, return the entire dowry to me.
Or… are you unwilling to give it up”
Lu Yao could not refute Chu Liuyues words in front of so many people, so she could only forcefully frown.
“How can that be Not mentioning the big businesses the Chu family runs, I—Lu Yao—am from the Lu family, so why would I covet your things”
“Thats great.” Chu Liuyue interrupted her and took out a list from her sleeves.
Chu Liuyue passed the list to the two people behind as she said, “This is the dowry list my mother brought with her when she married into the Chu family.
Later, Ill pass it to Manager Wu and Manager Zhang to check through them.
Those are all things that my mother left behind, so I wont take it lying down if even half an item is missing.”
Lu Yao was dazed. That list is something from more than ten years ago.
How does Chu Liuyue have it
Something seemed to be stuck in Lu Yaos throat as cold sweat drenched her back.
She did touch those items after all these years… At first, she thought that Chu Liuyue and Chu Ning could never make a comeback for the rest of their lives, so she righteously claimed the items as her own.
Who knew they would make a comeback
Now, Chu Liuyue even wanted to check on the items meticulously.
What should she do
While looking at Lu Yaos expression, Chu Liuyue clearly knew her thoughts and could not help but sneer in her heart. If I dont skin the entire Chu family alive today, they wont know that I, Chu Liuyue, am not someone to be messed with.
“Xiao Wen, bring a chair over,” commanded Chu Liuyue, and a muscular young man behind her immediately obeyed her order.
He hurriedly walked to the horse carriage, took out a purple chair, and put it behind Chu Liuyue.
Chu Liuyue ostentatiously sat on the chair, feeling very relaxed.
“Chu First Elder, Lu Yao, please hurry up.
There are a lot of items, and I only have a one-day leave.
You must check the items faster.”