Chapter 413: Sudden Change (1)
The chandeliers in the banquet hall were resplendent. Under the illumination of the lights, the handsome couple instantly attracted everyone’s attention.
While some people vaguely guessed that Xu Weilai was Gu Yu’s wife, they still drew in a breath of shock when he led her out.
After all, Gu Yu had once broken off his engagement with Xu Weilai and a man like him could have any woman he wanted. While the Xu family was never in the same league with the Gu family even up till now, but Gu Yu still got back together with Xu Weilai. If he had not been truly in love with her, then she must have been good at scheming and manipulating.
Mr. Gu Sr. watched Gu Yu and Xu Weilai happily while chatted with his old friends by the side. The couple looked good together and, for a moment, he felt as if he was looking at his son and daughter-in-law. His eyes inevitably turned red again.
When banquet officially began, as the host, Gu Yu and Xu Weilai were expected to lead the opening dance.
The lights were dimmed except for one, which was projected onto the couple. Gu Yu, who was dressed in a black Tuxedo, turned to face Xu Weilai and bent down slightly before he extended his hand to her.
Xu Weilai smiled as she placed her hand on his palm and allowed him to lead her to the center of the hall. He then interlocked his fingers with hers and wrapped his other hand around her slender waist. When the music started, the couple gazed at each other and began to dance.
Xu Weilai was initially nervous, but when she looked at Gu Yu and saw her own reflection in his jet black eyes, she felt as if they were the only ones left in the world and her feelings of anxiety quickly disappeared.
Xu Shuai and Xiao Chun stood by the side and watched them dance with perfect chemistry. Xu Shuai then took two glasses of champagne from the tray of the waiter passing by and handed one to Xiao Chun.
Xiao Chun, however, appeared distracted. It was as if she could not see the glass of champagne. She only snapped out of her daze to look at Xu Shuai when he stuffed the champagne into her hands.
Xu Shuai took a sip of champagne before he raised his eyebrows slightly and remarked, “You don’t need to be envious. I don’t mind dancing with you later on if no one invites you for a dance.”
“Ha,” Xiao Chun smirked coldly before she threw her head back and drank all the champagne at one go.
The audience applauded when the dance ended and Gu Yu led Xu Weilai over to Mr. Gu Sr. The spotlight followed after them and everyone’s gaze shifted over to the trio.
The housekeeper handed Mr. Gu Sr. a microphone and, with a grin on his face, Mr. Gu Sr. looked at everyone and said, “I’m really happy that all of you could join me for my birthday banquet today. Thank you all for gracing the event and for remembering an old man like me.”
The crowd could not help but chuckle at Mr. Gu Sr.’s sense of humor.
“It’s rare for all of us to gather here and thus, I want to use this great opportunity to announce a piece of good news. The news is that…my grandson, Gu Yu, is married! His wife is Xu Weilai, the eldest daughter of the Xu family. The Gu and Xu families will be one family in the future. Xu Weilai will also be the new mistress of the Gu family.”
The crowd applauded again. At the same time, many among the crowd offered words of congratulation and compliments about how the couple was a match made in heaven.
Mr. Gu Sr. smiled in satisfaction but just when he was about to say something, there was a sudden commotion at the entrance and everyone subconsciously looked over.
Much to their surprise, a group of reporters had barged in and quickly surrounded Mr. Gu Sr. and the couple with their microphones and cameras.