Chapter 1499: Once And For All
The meeting room fell silent as soon as Gu Nianzhi finished speaking. Many people were having a hard time holding back their laughter.
Old Master Qin’s expression darkened.
Zhao Liangze couldn’t hold it in any longer. He stood up and tried not to laugh. “Excuse me for a moment.”
He rubbed his stomach and laughed so hard that he could barely stand outside the door of the small meeting room. “Hahahaha, earthworms turn into spirits… earthworms turn into spirits… this girl’s words are really poisonous…”
The people in the meeting room were older than him. They were all old foxes, so they could still hold it in.
Only Qin Yaoguang was furious. Her expression changed rapidly. She was red, orange, yellow, green, blue, blue, and purple. It could be said that she was very angry.
She stood up in a flash and kicked Gu Nianzhi, who was sitting next to her. She said in a low voice, “You’re talking to your biological mother like that?! Why did I give birth to you in the first place?!”
If it hadn’t been for the bandages on her hands, she would have given her a slap.
Now that she couldn’t hit her with her hands, she could only kick her.
Gu Nianzhi hadn’t expected Qin Yaoguang to “go this far” and kick her in front of so many people.
However, it was obvious that Qin Yaoguang didn’t have a foundation in Kung Fu, so the kick looked domineering, but in fact, with Gu Nianzhi’s skills, she could have easily dodged it.
Unfortunately, the small meeting room was crowded. Lu Yuan, the chairman and CEO of the Lu Corporation, was next to her.
If she had dodged, Qin Yaoguang would have kicked the president.
Gu Nianzhi didn’t want anyone else to take the blame for her, so she quickly turned her head away. She planned to use her back to withstand Qin Yaoguang’s fierce kick.
Unexpectedly, her seat was suddenly dragged by a great force. The entire seat slid backward and then stopped.
Her shoulder was held tightly by someone, so she didn’t fall out of the seat due to inertia. Qin Yaoguang kicked out, but unexpectedly, she missed.
Her entire body was unable to stop in time, and she fell heavily to the ground.
“Dean Qin, are you okay?!”
The people of the Qin Corporation immediately surrounded her. With Secretary Fang as the leader, they helped Qin Yaoguang up in a flurry of hands and feet.
Qin Yaoguang’s hair was disheveled, and beads of sweat appeared on her forehead. She glared in Gu Nianzhi’s direction and gritted her teeth, as if she had a deep grudge against her.
Gu Nianzhi shrugged and said innocently, “Everyone saw it. She attacked first. She wanted to kick me, but I just avoided her kick.”
She turned to look at the person who had saved her. Her bright eyes were filled with gratitude. “CEO Lu, thank you for saving me! Otherwise, I would have been either dead or crippled by Miss Qin’s kick!”
Lu Yuan’s lips twitched. He thought to himself, Qin Yaoguang’s kick would at most leave a footprint on her back. How could she be either dead or crippled?
That woman probably didn’t have that kind of ability…
However, he also knew that because he had intervened, Qin Yaoguang hadn’t been able to kick Gu Nianzhi down. Instead, she had fallen to the ground with a big splinter. Not only had she made a fool of herself, but she had probably twisted her leg bones.
Under such circumstances, of course, he had to make the consequences of Qin Yaoguang’s attempt to kick Gu Nianzhi as severe as possible.
He withdrew his hand from Gu Nianzhi’s shoulder and nodded with a smile. He said gently, “When you see injustice on the road, draw your sword and help. Don’t take it to heart. I believe that no matter who was sitting in my position, they would have helped you.”
His voice wasn’t very deep, but it had a magnetic quality that stirred one’s heart. His tone was gentle, and it was a sharp contrast to his tall and imposing figure, not to mention his handsome face. He was unwittingly charming.
Gu Nianzhi, who was a voice-con and a fan of looks, secretly gave CEO Lu a thumbs up.
Old Master Qin’s expression changed again. He then berated Qin Yaoguang, “Yaoguang! You’re too reckless! How could you touch your own daughter? No matter how bad she said it, you could only endure it. After all, you’re a parent. Do you think it’s that easy to be a mother? What did I teach you in the past? What did your mother teach you when she was still alive?!”
“Haha, I really can’t stand this daughter of mine.” Qin Yaoguang’s eyes were like cold stars as she glanced at the faces in the meeting room. Her gaze swept past Lu Yuan’s face and finally returned to Gu Nianzhi’s face. “Everyone saw how she humiliated me in public. It looks like we really don’t get along. Whatever happens to you in the future has nothing to do with me. Don’t try to bluff and swindle others in my name.”
“I’m sorry to disappoint you, President Lu. I’ll say it again. I’ve never treated her as my biological daughter…”
Gu Nianzhi was furious when she heard this and interrupted her without hesitation, “Mrs. Qin, you’ve said it many times. I’ll reply to you again. I never acknowledged or treated you as my biological mother.”. “You keep saying that you don’t treat me as your biological daughter, but you keep saying that I’m your biological daughter. What do you mean by that?”
“If you don’t say it, no one will know, but not only do you keep saying it, you’re also meddling in my affairs. I’m warning you, I’ve put up with you for a long time. If you dare touch me again, I’ll make you an internet celebrity in all of China — a biological mother who humiliates her biological daughter in every way possible. Your name will be immortalized in history.”
Gu Nianzhi stood up and patted the nonexistent dust off her sleeves, as if she couldn’t wait to dust Qin Yaoguang off.
Qin Yaoguang glared at Gu Nianzhi and said in disbelief, “You’re threatening me? You’re talking to your biological mother like that?!”
“Mrs. Qin, you just said that you never treated me as your biological daughter, and now you’re saying that I’m talking to my biological mother. What do you mean?” Gu Nianzhi rolled her eyes. “Or are you saying that you don’t have to treat me as your biological daughter, but I have to treat you as my biological mother, so you can hit me and scold me as you please?”
Qin Yaoguang laughed coldly. “It’s best that you know your place. I didn’t treat you like my own daughter, but I did give birth to you, so how dare you not treat me like your own mother?”
Slap slap slap!
Gu Nianzhi raised her hand and clapped a few times. A smile appeared on her face. “Miss Qin, it’s a good thing that you’re a doctor, not a lawyer, and not a real scientist. Your logic is so unbelievably bad!”
“Did I say something wrong?” Qin Yaoguang looked at the people in the meeting room. “Tell me, what did I say wrong? I’m a mother, she’s a daughter. Can she erase this fact?”
“Yes, you’re a mother. You can disown me as a daughter, but I can’t disown you as a mother as a daughter. Isn’t that what you meant?” Gu Nianzhi put her hands behind her back and looked at Qin Yaoguang with sharp eyes.
Qin Yaoguang’s lips parted and she frowned. She said vaguely, “If you really treated me as a mother, would you have said those disgusting things? If you treated me as a mother, would I not treat you as my own daughter?”
With one sentence, she had made it seem like as a mother, Qin Yaoguang didn’t acknowledge Gu Nianzhi because Gu Nianzhi was unfilial.
In fact, Gu Nianzhi wished that she could draw a clear line between herself and Qin Yaoguang. She even wished that she could go to court and severe their mother-daughter relationship. However, she couldn’t let others think that Qin Yaoguang didn’t acknowledge her because she was unfilial.
As a lawyer, she couldn’t allow such a flaw in the reputation of her personal morality.
Gu Nianzhi tilted her head in amusement. “Mrs. Qin, are you saying that I’m unfilial, which is why you don’t treat me as your biological daughter?”
“You know very well whether you’re filial or not.” Qin Yaoguang calmed down and sat back in her seat. Her legs were hurting because of this wretched girl.
Gu Nianzhi saw that Qin Yaoguang had fallen for her trap and immediately said, “That’s strange. How am I unfilial? Can you explain it to everyone? I won’t take the blame for something I don’t understand.”
“You want me to explain?” Qin Yaoguang narrowed her eyes and said with a half-hearted smile, “Where have you been all these years? Why did you leave me and run off with someone? Do you want me to say it?”
She was certain that Gu Nianzhi wouldn’t say anything about the parallel dimension, so she boldly hinted to everyone that it was because Gu Nianzhi was disobedient that she, as her mother, wouldn’t acknowledge her.
Even if Gu Nianzhi had the audacity to tell them about the parallel dimension, Qin Yaoguang would have even more reason to have Gu Nianzhi perform a memory removal surgery.
In any case, she wouldn’t feel at ease keeping her daughter by her side unless she had a memory removal surgery.
Gu Nianzhi instantly understood Qin Yaoguang’s intentions. She had been certain that Gu Nianzhi wouldn’t dare to tell them about her past few years, so she had dared to distort the truth…
But since Gu Nianzhi had dug this hole, how could she not have considered this?
This time, she wanted to shut Qin Yaoguang’s mouth once and for all, so that she wouldn’t dare bring up the matter of her being her “biological daughter” again.
Gu Nianzhi’s smile disappeared, and her expression became even more pitiful. “Miss Qin, what do you mean? Are you saying that I haven’t been by your side these past few years and haven’t fulfilled my obligation to provide for you? Is that why you don’t like me in any way?”
Qin Yaoguang was about to nod when she suddenly remembered Gu Nianzhi’s age. Her heart skipped a beat and she realized that she had been led into a ditch by Gu Nianzhi. Just as she was about to deny it, Gu Nianzhi spoke before she could.
“… Miss Qin, by not saying anything, you’re admitting it? Task tsk, how much do you hate me? I only turned 18 last year, which means I only became an adult recently. Do you expect a minor child to fulfill my duty to support you?”
“How can you use this excuse to cover up the felony of abandoning your own daughter?”
Gu Nianzhi spread her hands out in front of the crowd and said aggrievedly, “Listen up, everyone. I’ve been abandoned by Mrs. Qin since I was 12 years old and adopted by a kind person. I haven’t been by Mrs. Qin’s side for so many years. How can I be filial to her? — I won’t comment on the fact that Mrs. Qin wants a minor to support her. That’s a ridiculous idea.”
“But don’t worry, Ms. Qin. I won’t go to court to sue you for desertion. Just like you said, you can choose not to treat me like your own daughter, but I can’t choose not to treat you like my own mother.”
“I’m only thinking about the matter of personally going to court to sue you for desertion and bringing shame to you and the Qin Corporation. I won’t do it unless I’m forced into a corner. You and Old Master Qin can rest assured.”
Gu Nianzhi spoke with ease and a smile. Everyone in the meeting room was stunned.