Beloved Marriage in High Society Chapter 1 part2
" when am I getting married? "
The chauffeur heard him and nodded lightly, then started the limousine.
The school was situated in the suburban districts of the prefecture. The distance to the Meng family located in Haicheng would take three hours to travel by car. To enter the city, there would be some delay before they would arrive at the Meng residence, which would take four to five hours.
“My name is Meng Zhong.”
Meng Zhong waited a long time, however Meng Ting didn’t open his mouth and ask anything, so he could resort to introducing himself. Meng Ting’s gaze shifted, but it seemed he still didn’t understand his meaning.
Meng Zhong lightly tsked in his heart. They hadn’t even arrived at the Meng residence yet, but he was already displaying the arrogance similar to that of Meng family’s young masters.
“I could be considered your uncle.” He tried to close their distance, but if Meng Ting were to be exchanged with the any of the other young masters or young misses of the Meng family, Meng Zhong wouldn’t dare to say such a thing to their face.
“In the Meng family’s generation of grandchildren, you are seventh. Before you, the oldest young master and third young miss are the children of the eldest Madam, so they are your cousins. Second young master and eighth young miss are children of the second Madam, third young master and fourth young master are children of the third Madam. Third Madam was your father’s third wife, so fifth young master and sixth young miss…are the same as you.”
Same as what? Same as in they’re all illegitimate children, or perhaps all children needed to be brought up outside until they’re sixteen or seventeen to be brought back to the main residence and be acknowledged as being part of the Meng family? He was only afraid that in the future, there would still be children from the Meng family who would be brought up secretly like himself.
Even until now, the Meng family was still managed by the Meng lao yezi². In the past several years, he had gradually given more authority and power to his eldest and second eldest sons. As for his third eldest son, even he couldn’t control that licentious man who was already well over forty, yet still appeared frequently in media gossip.
 老爷子: literal translation is ‘old father’. In this context, it’s used to refer to the master of the Meng family, who is Meng Ting’s grandfather.
For the Meng family and the elite circles of the higher ups in Haicheng’s society, discovering or bringing back an illegitimate son of his wasn’t anything that was new.
Meng lao yezi was indeed worthy of being known as the fox of the Meng family with his rigorous schemes and deep foresight. When the news of a child of the Meng family wandering around outside first broke out, he promptly made the decision the find wives for his three sons to establish order.
He couldn’t allow children with the blood of the Meng family to be abandoned outside, but that didn’t mean he would give them to right to inherit the properties of the Meng family or enter the main residence. These children would be brought up outside and taken back when they came of age. The ones who were useful would assist the family, and the ones who were useless would be used for business marriages.
In short, regardless of how many illegitimate children the Meng family had, it was impossible for them to threaten the rights and statuses of the children born from the legal wives. With this, even if any of the madams from the Meng family were unsatisfied, they wouldn’t dare to show it outright on the surface.
The eldest son Meng Yide and the second eldest son Meng Yihang were fighting over the right as the heir to the inheritance of the Meng family, but the women who had children were unenthusiastic. On the contrary, the third eldest son Meng Yigui’s way of working was very similar to that of Meng lao yezi when he was young, however he kept having illegitimate children with other women outside one after the other.
The reason Meng Yide originally wedded Han Xuejun was because it was a business marriage. Apart from the time when she gave birth to her two children during the first two years of their marriage, they usually just both played around with whomever they wanted.
Yet, compared to Meng lao yezi who forthrightly exhibited that he had two wives, Meng Yide didn’t dare to bring back his other mistresses to the Meng residence. Up until now, he had only brought back a few of his illegitimate children who had come of age.
Of course, it wasn’t necessary for him to take care of these matters. After all, he wasn’t married to the mothers of those illegitimate children, and they had all aged and waned in appearance. So where could he find young girls who could attract him?
As for those children who possessed half of the Meng family’s blood, they had long been disciplined by the Meng lao yezi and there hadn’t been anyone who he had doted on to the extent that he would disobey his father.
Meng Ting wasn’t purposely giving Meng Zhong the cold shoulder, he was merely trying to recall the pitifully lacking amount of information that he had on the Meng family in his brain.
Meng Ting spent seven years to accept that he was an orphan, then as a result of his grandmother’s badgering for another seven years, he finally accepted the fact that he was an illegitimate child instead. Other than the three years he had been confined in that highschool, he used another ten years to prove that he was more suited to being a ‘waste’.
Even though it had been a month since he had been reborn, he was still bewildered in regards to his current situation and the future. However, since he had been another chance of living, he knew that could not, and should not outwardly display his sense of loss. He didn’t need to think too much about the Meng family, he only needed to know that it was a place that was a hundredfold more complicated than his highschool and the experiments laboratory. With his natural-born stupidity, it would be difficult if he wanted to play them.
Meng Zhong talked endlessly without end and briefly introduced Meng Yide and his wife Han Xuejun to Meng Ting as well as several of his siblings. He also explained some of the places that Meng Ting needed to avoid or pay attention to. These were all that Uncle Wen had wanted to inform him of.
However, Meng Ting’s appearance made it obvious that his mind was elsewhere and Meng Zhong was close to losing his temper. In any case, his obligation had been fulfilled. If Meng Ting didn’t listen, then it was his own bad luck. It wasn’t his problem, what did it matter to him whether Meng Ting listened or not.
Meng Zhong eventually closed his mouth and Meng Ting finally managed to ask what he really wanted to know, “When am I getting married?”
Coughing, Meng Zhong choked in response to Meng Ting’s frank question. Sweeping a quick look over Meng Ting, he ignored the fact that he had already experienced Meng Ting’s temper that made others feel oppressed, and stared only at his face. The Meng family would definitely not allow him to escape the marriage. Contrary to what he expected, it seemed that Meng Ting had realised that this would be his future and didn’t have any daydreams about becoming a rich and powerful young master.
Seeing that Meng Zhong choked upon hearing his question and didn’t seem to understand, Meng Ting changed to another method of asking, “How can I quickly get married?”
In any case, he ultimately wouldn’t be able to break free from his fate of getting married so he wanted to get married as early as possible and leave the Meng family. Then he would try to seek a way out, since he wouldn’t be able to escape the Meng family’s control and manipulation just by relying on himself.
Meng Ting had spent a month to decide that this was a relatively realistic and easy to achieve goal. That is, to get married. Meng ting had been quite blunt, however Meng Zhong couldn’t be so straightforward.
He considered for a moment then said, “When you arrive at the main residence, Uncle Wen will invite people to come teach you. You just need to follow along and learn, as for…that will have to wait until there is a suitable occasion.”
As he spoke, Meng Zhong’s gaze flickered slightly. In fact, Meng Ting being taken back to the main residence so anxiously was exactly because recently there had been such an opportunity. It was merely that this type of matter wasn’t something he could know in detail, just hearing a few rumours was already pretty good. However, he felt that there was a high possibility that Meng Ting had hit the mark and that if everything progressed smoothly, then it wouldn’t be long before he would be married off.
Meng Ting nodded. He had always lacked a proper understanding regarding his own appearance and never thought that he was good looking since he didn’t grasp exactly what that meant.
He didn’t speak again as he was distressed that they might arrange for him to take a few academic courses.
He was not only different to normal people, but also not as intelligent as others. As for what most people would consider as easy to learn was concerned, he was clumsier and more stupid. Fighting didn’t count, so experimenting with perfume and chemical compounds was the only thing so far that could be regarded as something he was an expert in. But he had already died from overworking because of that exact reason, so he didn’t intend to touch upon that subject again in this lifetime.
However, he wanted to be married smoothly without a hitch so he couldn’t expose his faults prematurely. His eyebrows slightly knitted together in vexation. He had many shortcomings and he wasn’t good with speaking, let alone that kind of complicated business of having to deceive people. He supposed that he was the most useless person to have been reborn since the beginning of time.
Meng Zhong suddenly moved his gaze away, he didn’t dare to stare at Meng Ting any longer. It was indeed true that the lethality from even just looking at beautiful people wasn’t just ordinarily powerful. It nearly made him forget the anger he had felt towards Meng Ting before.
In this chapter, we see a glimpse of the background surrounding Meng Ting’s family ~
Thank you to everyone who has stopped by and decided to read BMHS, I’ll definitely try my best to translate this novel (๑˃ᴗ˂)ﻭ
The first few chapters may be quite slow, however it picks up soon ^ – ^
- translator: k i a i