Chapter 11: Don’t Vent Your Anger On Me
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Mo Huiling had thought that she would one day be together with Gu Jingze. After all, he was so stubborn and obstinate. However, she had not expected that this woman would one day appear out of nowhere.
“Sorry, Huiling. I won’t blame you if you find happiness elsewhere.”
“How can I leave you… Jingze, I’ve been with you for so many years. If I leave you, I wouldn’t know how to live on. From a young age, my dream has been to marry you one day.”
Gu Jingze heart softened as he looked at her. “Alright, Huiling. I just don’t want you to suffer.”
At this, Mo Huiling smiled. “I believe that you’ll divorce her eventually. I’ll wait for you!”
Upon seeing Lin Che seated there with a poor complexion, the maid thought that she was angry and walked over to her. She said carefully, “Madam, Sir and Miss Mo are childhood friends so they are very close. However, their relationship is unstained; nothing has happened between the two of them.”
“Oh?” Lin Che knew that the maid had misunderstood. She waved her hands frantically and said, “I didn’t mean that. Of course, their relationship should be good… but have they known each other for a very long time?”
The maid said, “Yes. They knew each other from the moment they were born.”
For such a long time , Lin Che thought.
“Then, their relationship must be great,” Lin Che said.
The maid said, “Yes, Miss Mo has a bad temper, but Sir always gives in to her. It has been like this since they were young. But I think that this is no different from a relationship between siblings. Madam, it’s better if you don’t get angry. After all, you know that Sir…”
Has a strange illness and can’t touch women at all.
Naturally, Lin Che knew.
Deep down, she truly felt that Gu Jingze was in an unfortunate circumstance.
The woman he loved was right beside him, but he could not touch her. She did not know how he had endured it for all these years.
Lin Che was not angry. She was just a little curious.
She said to the maid, “It’s alright, I’m not angry and just wanted to ask. I can understand Gu Jingze; I won’t get angry.”
Upon seeing Lin Che like this, the maid’s impression of her became even more favorable. She smiled and said, “Madam, you’re the most beautiful woman I’ve met and you even have a good personality. You and Sir get along so well; you’ll definitely live happily in the future.”
Lin Che was not angry. From the beginning, they had agreed that this was a marriage by contract and Gu Jingze had been honest and straightforward with her. Thus, there was no reason to be angry.
Lin Che said, “But if the relationship between Gu Jingze and Miss Mo is so good, why can’t they get the approval from their families?”
The maid said, “Miss Mo is the Third Young Miss of the Mo family, but Old Master never liked her because he doesn’t approve of the Mo family’s conduct. Nevertheless, he was never strongly opposed to it. However, Sir suddenly fell ill. The family had always hoped that he would find someone to bear him children, but Sir was too stubborn and refused to leave Miss Mo. Miss Mo also kept making a fuss and did not want Sir to marry any other woman. That’s why the situation stagnated.”
When the maid saw Lin Che listening intently, she smiled and said, “Everything is fine now. Sir and Madam are a great match. Madam is so beautiful and Sir is so handsome. The Little Master who you will give birth to in the future will definitely be the best-looking man.”
Lin Che almost spat out blood.
Of course, she did not want to have children with Gu Jingze. In any case, it was impossible. The last time, he had only touched her because she had drugged him. She was definitely not the antidote to heal his illness.
Lin Che found it strange. Why did they not find more women to try curing his illness?
But after thinking about it, she understood. Perhaps it was because Gu Jingze was deeply in love with Mo Huiling so he did not want to touch any other woman. But now, because of her…
Lin Che ate while she ruminated. Then, Gu Jingze walked into the house.
He saw Lin Che wolfing down the food as she sat on the couch with her legs raised in a terribly uncouth fashion.
Gu Jingze frowned and said, “Can you be more hygienic?”
Lin Che raised her head. “I’ve washed my hands. How is that not hygienic?”
Gu Jingze looked at her eating with her bare hands that had crumbs all over them. His frown deepened.
Lin Che lifted her head and said, “Yes, not everyone is as well-bred as Miss Mo. You’re right. I have no manners even when I’m eating. My mother passed away when I was in my teens. My father never treated me as his daughter and my stepmother wanted to sell me off for money, so no one taught me any manners or etiquette. However, not everyone has time to bother with manners and etiquette like you people. To me, living is already respecting myself. That’s why I don’t know about all these things and I’ll never be Miss Mo.”
Looking at Gu Jingze, she said, “Okay. If you’re uncomfortable watching me eat, I’ll try not to eat in front of you. Then again, you probably won’t be home often.”
Since he had Miss Mo, he probably prefered to spend more time with her instead of staying at home with Lin Che all the time.
Gu Jingze snorted. “That’s right. Huiling is indeed a well-bred young lady. At least she doesn’t eat with her bare hands like you do.”
As he said this, his gaze rested on her greasy hands.
Lin Che looked down. She did feel a little embarrassed, but she was also used to this and did not mind it.
Lin Che quickly licked her fingers one by one; the tip of her tongue was extremely flexible.
It was torturous to live with this kind of man. It was no wonder people said that it was important to marry within your own class. She and Gu Jingze were the perfect negative example.
She lifted her head and looked at Gu Jingze only to discover that his gaze had heated up. He was staring fixedly at her face, his eyes red. He looked as if he was about to tear her into pieces.
What had she done to anger him again?
Lin Che blurted, “Don’t be angry. I won’t eat in front of you again.”
She had no choice either; habits could not be changed so quickly.
Of course, his Miss Mo was definitely elegant and gracious, but she was not her.
She smiled sheepishly, but Gu Jingze simply walked away gloomily without a word.
“Hey, I…” She looked at him in confusion.
“Don’t casually stick your tongue out to lick your fingers.” He suddenly looked back at her, his eyes staring at her fingers. “Especially in front of the opposite sex.”
“What?” Lin Che quickly looked down at her own fingers and wiggled them. She was confused and did not know what he meant.
Gu Jingze shook his head speechlessly and thought that the woman… was truly dumb.
Soon afterward, Lin Che ran into the bedroom after washing up.
Gu Jingze was seated on the couch with his legs crossed, one ankle over his other knee. His freshly scented self looked elegant and composed. With the light beaming down on him, the angles of his body appeared even sharper. He had a casual disposition, but he looked good no matter how he sat.
She stopped in her tracks to look at him before quietly walking further in. However, he suddenly called after her, “Miss Lin.”