Chapter 1421: Hard to Calm Down
A glint flashed past Gu Nianzhi’s eyes. If it was considered a fortune, then she would have made a fortune long ago. Why wait for this will?
It was already too late…
In fact, Gu Xiangwen’s last words on the submarine were the real valid will.
In that will, Gu Xiangwen had directly given all his assets to Gu Nianzhi.
Gu Nianzhi thought back to what Gu Xiangwen had said in the hologram. She was sad, touched, and a little proud.
She looked at the simple will that Willam had handed her, and her eyes stopped on the two lines.
“All of my assets will be inherited by the Cereus Charity Foundation.”
“My daughter, Gu Nianzhi, is the enforcer and beneficiary of the Cereus Charity Foundation.”
She suddenly remembered the nature of the Charity Foundation.
It was an independent legal entity that was operated independently by a person, just like C Corp. in other words, Gu Xiangwen’s assets were actually given to the charity foundation, not to her.
She thought about Gu Xiangwen’s last words on the submarine. They also consisted of two sentences.
“All the assets in my wife and I’s name will be inherited by our biological daughter, Gu Nianzhi.”
“If she is no longer in this world, all of our assets will be donated to our motherland, Huaxia.”
Compared to the will above, there was a fundamental difference, but there was also a commonality.
This commonality made Gu Nianzhi’s scalp tingle.
Her fingers trembled slightly, and the tips of her eyebrows twitched slightly, suppressing the inexplicable throbbing in her heart.
She raised her head and continued to speak to Willam with a dignified smile, “Thank you for coming all the way here to help me solve this problem.”
Willam was very enthusiastic and waved his arms. “Do you need a manager for your charity fund? I can be your manager, if you don’t mind.”
Gu Nianzhi shook her head and said, “No need. I’m a lawyer myself, and I know how to run a charity fund. Also, I don’t want to inject funds into this charity fund at the moment.”
“Huh? That won’t do. According to the will, you have to…” Willam was flabbergasted and pointed his fingers at her to show his disapproval.
Gu Nianzhi stopped smiling and said lightly, “I’m sorry, my father left another will seven years ago, so this will in your hand is actually invalid.”
“What?! Mr. Gu left another will?!” Willam’s grayish-blue eyes were bulging. “What’s going on?! Does Mr. Vanderbilt know?!”
Gu Nianzhi had no obligation to answer his question. She tilted her head and reached out to him. “Anyway, thank you for coming. Since you’re here, have fun here for a few days. I’ll be the host, and I’ll pay for your expenses.”
She was now a wealthy young woman. Even without Gu Xiangwen’s wealth, she still possessed a considerable amount of assets.
Willam rubbed his hands together and said helplessly, “Do you really have another will? If it’s convenient, can I have a look at it?”
Gu Nianzhi, of course, did not agree to it.
She said calmly, “Regardless, I’m my father’s soleheir. The only difference is the manner of inheritance. The last will is the only valid will. You don’t have to worry about it.”
Willam asked once more, but Gu Nianzhi did not reply him.
He had no choice. He was merely Mr. Vanderbilt’s enforcer, not Gu Xiangwen’s enforcer.
After asking a few more questions, he tactfully kept his mouth shut.
In any case, Gu Xiangwen’s last will and testament could only be challenged by a new heir in court to demand that Gu Nianzhi publish it.
Otherwise, if she said she wouldn’t take it out, no one else would have the right to force her to take it out.
After Willam departed, He Zhichu sat on the sofa and looked at her without moving. He said, “Gu Xiangwen has another will? Did you find it when you found his body?”
More or less.
Gu Nianzhi nodded and her eyes wandered. She didn’t dare look at He Zhichu as she mumbled, “… Professor He, I didn’t mean to hide it from you…”
He Zhichu reached out a hand to stop her from speaking. His face was livid. “That’s enough. You don’t have to explain anything to me.”
He didn’t want to know anything about this Mr. Gu Xiangwen.
Gu Nianzhi looked over and opened her mouth. In the end, she lowered her head, like a child who had done something wrong. She said, “I really didn’t mean to hide it from you, because there was something else involved, so…”
“I know, you really don’t have to tell me.” He zhichu rubbed his temples to dissolve his headache. His expression remained cold and aloof. His eyes were lowered, and his long eyelashes were densely packed. Like a small fan, they blocked Gu Nianzhi’s line of sight.
She could not see He Zhichu’s eyes clearly, nor could she understand his thoughts.
The two of them fell silent for a moment.
After a while, He Zhichu recovered and said calmly, “Now that all these matters have been settled, when will Huo Shaoheng hold his wedding with you?”
The topic changed so quickly…
Gu Nianzhi cursed him in her heart, but she didn’t dare to go against He Zhichu anymore. She quickly said, “We originally planned to hold our wedding next year. Now that my parents have just been buried, it’s only been a little over a month. We might as well wait until the first anniversary next year before we talk about it.”
He Zhichu frowned. “Actually, they passed away seven years ago, right? Why are you doing this? Are you really going to be filial for a year?”
Gu Nianzhi shook her hand in embarrassment. “But we only discovered them a month ago, so to me, they passed away just over a month ago…”
“Do you miss your parents that much?” He Zhichu looked at her quietly for a while and suddenly asked.
Gu Nianzhi nodded without hesitation. “Of course, Professor He. Don’t you miss your parents?”
He Zhichu was stunned by her question. After a long silence, he nodded and said, “Of course I miss them too…”
However, he wanted to be with Gu Nianzhi more. He would only be at ease if he was with her.
Gu Nianzhi grabbed her purse and carefully persuaded him, “Professor He, since you miss your parents, you can visit them anytime. You have to cherish them!”
He Zhichu took a sip of his water and looked away uneasily, “My mother passed away a long time ago.”
“Oh, I’m sorry…”Gu Nianzhi turned red, “I didn’t mean to…”
He Zhichu had never mentioned his mother.
“It’s okay.” He Zhichu waved his hand and smiled bitterly, “You… don’t remember them. Actually, you lived in my house when you were young. You know my parents.”
Gu Nianzhi’s ears perked up almost immediately and she leaned forward. “I know Professor He’s parents?! How come I don’t remember them at all?!”
“… can you remember what happened before you were 12?”He Zhichu’s handsome face was icy as he said coldly, “You forget about others, and yet you blame others for not remembering you?”
Gu Nianzhi shrunk her neck and mumbled, “I didn’t intentionally lose my memory…”
It was as if there was a black hole in her brain. Her memories from before the age of 12 had been thrown into the black hole, and she was afraid that she would never be able to find them again in this lifetime.
He Zhichu also knew that he couldn’t blame her, but he still couldn’t calm himself down.
However, He Zhichu’s icy expression no longer scared Gu Nianzhi.
She was alone for a while before she her thoughts wandered back to the will that Gu Xiangwen had written 18 years ago.
“Professor He, my father’s will from eighteen years ago states that his property list has always been with me. Where do you think it is?” Gu Nianzhi rubbed her hair. “What if I happened to forget it?”
He Zhichu did not want to talk to her at all. He stood up alone and went to the kitchen to pour himself a glass of red wine. He leaned against the kitchen counter and started drinking.
Gu Nianzhi was alone in the living room, pondering.
After thinking about it for a while, she remembered the small backpack she had carried when she first came here.
She remembered that the backpack had a blueprint, a photo, and the clothes she had been wearing at the time. Could these items be clues?!
Gu Nianzhi became more confident as she stood up happily. She walked to the kitchen and said to He Zhichu, who was drinking red wine alone, “Professor He, I’m going back first. I’m going to look in my small backpack to see if there’s anything important.”
He Zhichu turned around and was already tipsy. “What small backpack?”
“… it’s the small backpack that I was carrying when Huo Shao rescued me from the car.” Gu Nianzhi gestured excitedly, “There’s also a picture of me holding a doll and the clothes I was wearing at that time. I’ll have to look into it.”
He Zhichu snorted and turned his high chair back, leaving Gu Nianzhi with a view of his good-looking back. “I advise you not to waste your time. It’s definitely not among these things.”
“No way. How would I know if I don’t look?” Gu Nianzhi disagreed. “If it’s always by my side, then these are the only things I can think of.”
Just as she was about to push the door open and walk out, He Zhichu’s lazy voice came from behind her. “If it were truly with those things you just mentioned, did you think Huo Shao and the others would have neglected to check it? They must have already checked it thoroughly.”
“I bet they’ve X-rayed every inch of your backpack, photos, and clothes. Why wait until today? If I say it’s not there, it’s not there.”
This seemed to make sense.
Gu Nianzhi stopped at the door and gave it some thought. She said to herself, “If it’s not in these things, then how come he said that it’s always been with me?”
He Zhichu held the wine glass in his hand and stuffed one hand in his trouser pocket. He slowly walked out of the large American kitchen and leaned against a pillar in the living room. He stared at Gu Nianzhi’s back and sighed, he said, “Where’s your logical thinking? Was it eaten by your corgi?”
Gu Nianzhi, “…”
He Zhichu walked over and didn’t even look at Gu Nianzhi. He said coldly, “Gu Xiangwen’s will was written eighteen years ago. He said it was something that had always been by his daughter’s side, so it should be something he… prepared eighteen years ago. It was also something that Little Nianzhi liked very much and had always kept by her side. “Think about it, what could it be?”
Gu Nianzhi pursed her lips and felt something flash through her mind like lightning.
“You still haven’t remembered? It must be…”
Gu Nianzhi suddenly turned around, her big bright eyes shining like stars.
… A pink diamond crown?! Was it a pink diamond crown?!”