Chapter 14: Don’t You Ever Do Anything So Meaningless Again
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Gu Yu was sitting with a notebook computer on his lap. His dark eyes looked lazily at the dense data diagrams on the screen. His face was expressionless, making it hard to tell what he was thinking.
He didn’t even blink. It was as if he hadn’t heard Su Ziqian speak at all.
Su Ziqian waited for approximately 20 seconds. When she saw that he didn’t intend to reply, she further gentled her tone, and with a hint of coquettishness, said, “Yu, I know you’re very busy. But you still have to eat, regardless of how busy you are, or you’ll fall ill. Let’s eat together, shall we?”
As she spoke, she stretched her hand towards him, intending to thread it through his arm.
However, the moment the tip of her fingernail came into contact with his sleeve, Gu Yu suddenly raised his hand and closed the laptop. The dull click that reverberated inside the small interior of the car sounded jarring.
Su Ziqian’s hand trembled instinctively.
With a single arm, Gu Yu placed the laptop aside as he turned his eyes toward Su Ziqian’s face. His eyes were cold as he stared at her for a good two seconds before moving his lips and asking dispassionately, “Why did you accept the interview?”
He didn’t bother to beat around the bush and went straight to the point.
Su Ziqian didn’t expect him to be this direct. She was stunned for a moment and suddenly felt her heartbeat speeding up in a panic. However, she didn’t allow her face to betray her feelings. Maintaining a cool façade, she replied, “It was my agent who accepted the interview on my behalf. I had no idea about it beforehand either. But Ms. Li told me that Z Magazine is a world-renowned publication, and will benefit my image overseas. That’s why I agreed to it.”
Gu Yu tightened his lips, and his eyes were fathomless.
Even though she had been by his side for three years, Su Ziqian still couldn’t read this man. She had no idea if he believed her words or not.
Su Ziqian observed his expression. For added insurance, she softened her tone even further, and in a voice that was partly petulant and partly apologetic, she said, “Yu, are you angry with me? If you don’t like it, I won’t accept any more interviews. Will that do?
“If you dislike this interview, as well, I’ll have Ms. Li call the reporter right away, and have her delete the entire thing.”
As she spoke, she raised her cell phone and was about to make a call.
The very next second, she felt a pressure tighten around her jaw. The man’s hands held her chin in place. There was no warmth in his fingers whatsoever, and it was so cold that she was forced to look into his eyes. His expression told her that he could see through her completely, and she couldn’t help but tremble.
She felt the man’s cold gaze sweep across her face and she couldn’t hide her panic. He slowly leaned in and stopped right at her ear.
Such a clandestine action gave off the impression that he was whispering sweet nothings into her ear. However, the words that came out of his lips were a warning, instead.
“Su Ziqian, don’t you ever do anything so meaningless again.”
With those few simple words, he had bluntly exposed her act. He knew that she had deliberately accepted this interview because she had wanted to find out more about his relationship with Xu Weilai.
Su Ziqian’s face turned white immediately.
Having said his piece, Gu Yu released her and sat back up. His face was cold and his tone unfeeling as he commanded, “Get out of the car.”
When Xu Weilai exited the television station, she coincidentally caught sight of the car by the side of the road and noticed Gu Yu and Su Ziqian seated inside.
For some inexplicable reason, she stood frozen to the spot until she observed Gu Yu holding Su Ziqian by her chin and leaning over slowly to kiss her. She quickly resumed her steps and left the place.
Gu Yu and Su Ziqian’s love was just like a perfect fairytale. It was something she had once thought was hers.
But her life wasn’t a fairytale, and she wasn’t a princess, either.
Xu Weilai worked through the night to write the interview. When she was done, she sent her completed report to her superior and crumbled on the bed to sleep.
Unexpectedly, when she awoke the next day, something huge had occurred!