Chapter 309 To Race Against the Clock
Shao Tianze hadn’t returned yet and it made Gu Changle step back and forth in the living room.
As months passed by, her mood began to become more and more grumpy because of her pregnancy.
She even waited under the clock every night to wait for Shao Tianze.
She knew that her waiting under the clock and keeping an eye on him at every moment would make Shao Tianze feel annoyed.
However, the thing that Song Yunjia declared a war against her made her born self-confidence begin to collapse bit by bit.
“Hasn’t he returned yet?”
After walking back and forth two times, she turned to ask the nurse at home.
The little nurse nodded and spoke with a little uneasiness, “No.”
“What do you mean by no?!” She suddenly stopped, turning back to the little nurse and scolded, “Can’t you call Tianze since he hasn’t come back yet? Can’t you ask him when he will be back, what social activities he is engaging in or if he needs to have dinner after coming home? Shouldn’t all these things be done by you servants?”
“But….” After having been scolded, the little nurse’s eyes were wet with tears and she just stood there humming and hawing.
She knew well about Shao Tianze’s temper and character. All the nurses in the family had been told clearly about it when starting the job.
They were not allowed to ask too much about their heads’ whereabouts because they were not entitled to do so. And Shao Tianze hated others asking him where he went.
Shao Tianze didn’t like the feeling of being watched all day long.
“But what?! Spill it! But what!!”
Gu Changle was in a fret and had nowhere to vent her anger, so she could only vent her anger on the servant.
Being scolded like this, the poor little maid could only hunch her shoulders and cry.
Seeing her crying, Gu Changle felt somewhat comfortable in her heart. She dismissed her impatiently, “Get lost. I don’t want to see you now, garbage!”
Her problems of scolding the nurses and servants at home began to get worse.
When Shao Tianze came back, he heard Gu Changle scolding the nurse with reckless abandon.
The nurse turned to leave. No sooner had she wiped her tears off than she saw Shao Tianze coming in.
Seeing the trace of tears on the nurse’s face, Shao Tianze frowned slightly.
The nurse dared not to say anything. She greeted Mr. Shao and then left in a hurry.
It was quite common for Gu Changle to scold the servants at home and everyone was clear about Gu Changle’s identity.
She was the woman liked by Shao Tianze.
Shao Tianze doted on her and he prized her even more since she had been pregnant.
Even though the servants in the family were resentful of her scolding the servants, they all chose to swallow their anger.
In this family, every single person was quite aware that Gu Changle was the woman of the house.
Even if they had complained and wept out their grief to Shao Tianze, it would have been of no use. The reason was that Shao Tianze liked Gu Changle, so he was definitely on her side.
How could he be on the servant’s side?
As soon as Shao Tianze entered, he saw that Gu Changle covered her chest with her hands and grimaced.
The trace of displeasure in his heart quickly turned into worry. He stepped swiftly to Gu Changle, “What’s wrong with you?”
“My chest hurt because of the anger.”
He reached out and helped Gu Changle to stand.
The expression on Gu Changle’s face was pitiful. She was a mincing girl who was slim and born to be delicate.
It seemed that she was bound to be among the top concerns from the time she was born.
“What made you angry?”
Coldness flashed by Gu Changle’s eyes and the expression on her face became soft after a moment of coldness.
“I asked the servants to call you, but they all made excuses and refused to make the call.”
“You know that I don’t like people at home calling me.”
“But my chest hurt. I’m afraid….” Gu Changle covered her chest with her hands and looked up at him pitifully, “You know I’m in poor health and I’m more afraid that I will suddenly get sick after having been with you. So I want to see you when I’m not feeling well. In that way, I’ll be relieved even if I die.”
Shao Tianze helped her to sit on the sofa and his eyebrows frowned tightly, “Why do you always say such unlucky words?”
“I don’t mean that I want to follow you around or fling myself at you. I just worry that….”
This time, Shao Tianze promised before Gu Changle finished her words, “Don’t worry. I’ll be home on time in the future, is that OK?”
Only now did Gu Changle nod and smile at him.
She liked Shao Tianze and wanted to cling to him tightly for fear that Song Yunjia might come to take him away.
But just because of this, Shao Tianze would probably get bored of her.
The best way that she could had Shao Tianze firmly under her thumb was that she protected the baby in her belly well. And she must give birth to the baby by any means.
She had many things in her mind, but no one could understand her.
She felt annoyed, but she couldn’t tell all about her feelings to Shao Tianze.
Because if she had told Shao Tianze all about it, Shao Tianze would have been tired of her.
And Song Yunjia should be blamed for all these.
If Song Yunjia hadn’t stepped into their relationship, she wouldn’t have had to be alarmed or think about it over and over again.
Shao Tianze doted on her, so he did not make a fuss about her scolding the servants.
Gu Changle didn’t have the appetite to finish her meal. But she still asked Shao Tianze with concern after he came back, “Have you eaten out?”
“I have had enough when I was socializing.”
“You can never have enough when drinking in social intercourse. Would you like me to cook something for you?”
Shao Tianze saw her looking at him tenderly, so he reached out to touch her cheek, smiling, “No need. Go to bed, Changle.”
“But….” She wanted to say something else.
Yet Shao Tianze looked down at her lower abdomen, reminding her, “You should go to bed early for the good of the baby in your belly.”
Reminded by him like this, Gu Changle felt sweet in heart and nodded. She took Gu Changle’s hand and prepared to return to the bedroom together with him.
Yet Shao Tianze just followed her to the bedroom door and then let go of her hand, “You sleep first. I still have something to deal with.”
“What things? How long will it take? Shall I go to the study with you? I won’t make a sound. I just want to stay with you.”
Gu Changle looked at him sincerely.
Shao Tianze actually hated women staying with him when he was working, but Gu Changle was the only exception.
Right from before, Shao Tianze always liked Gu Changle accompanying him.
Gu Changle looked a bit like Gu Changge, yet her characters were totally different from Gu Changge’s.
She was tender and affectionate. She was as clingy as a kitten but she made others unable to tear themselves away from her.
Yet Gu Changge never acted like this.
Her reason always came before her emotion. She hadn’t even said one word to her husband when she was in the office.
The expression in the bottom of her eyes changed slightly because of recalling Gu Changge.
Gu Changle saw the catch, so she held his hand and leaned herself on him, “Do you want to go to the study now?”
Shao Tianze’s thoughts were pulled back by her gentle voice.
He nodded, smiling, “Yeah, let’s go.”
Gu Changle followed Shao Tianze to the study as she wished.
As she passed the window, she took a look out of the window.
The swimming pool originally built to change Gu Changge’s fate now had been filled up and it even turned into a small flower garden.
In winter, the transplanted flowers had turned into bare branches. The light in the yard poured on them, making their shadows all odds and ends, looking somewhat pitiful.
Looking at the flowers, she couldn’t help being proud.
All she got now was snatched from Gu Changge.
She had snatched what Gu Changge took away from her in double.
She even wanted to wipe out all that left by Gu Changge.
She narrowed her eyes. There was a vicious haze at the bottom of her pupils which could not be dissipated for a long time.
Song Yunxuan changed her mind at the time when she bugged that phone call. She sent Zhao Yang away and let him leave.
And she immediately chartered an airplane in the airline and used their privilege to make them pass the security check within an hour. When everything was ready, they would fly to Roume.
Chu Mochen arrived at Yuncheng Airport ten minutes before she took off.
He followed her onto the plane without a word.
Song Yunxuan wore black leather with three-quarter sleeves and clean slim blue jeans underneath. Her long hair was tied up in a ponytail, looking clean and tidy.
She was in good spirits and she was also serious.
Chu Mochen took a thoughtful look at Mei Qi who was gearing up tirelessly and then he walked straight to Song Yunxuan.
Complicated emotions streaked across the bottom of her eyes.
“Where are you going in such a quick flight?”
“Are you going to look for Shao Tianze’s son and daughter?”
His eyes were cold and sharp.
When Song Yunxuan was looked by Chu Mochen like this, her heart even contracted a bit.
He had always been worried about Gu Changge’s son and daughter.
If he knew that she went to look for those two children, what reply would he give her?
Would he stop her?
She couldn’t figure out what was in Chu Mochen’s mind, yet she was determined to go to Roume.
“I have an important business to negotiate.”
“I’m going with you.”
His words were firm and cold, which indicated that he could not be refused.
Seeing his cold expression, Song Yunxuan knew that he would insist on going with her no matter what she said.
It was better for her to let him follow her if knowing that it was no use stopping him.
Anyway, she had planned everything that she was going to do. She had prepared perfectly in every part of the plan.
Even though Chu Mochen now interfered, it would not make a big difference.
She nodded, “OK, let’s go.”
Chu Mochen didn’t appear surprised. He just stared at her face and wanted to see through something from her face.
Yet Song Yunxuan had always been a person who could control facial emotions.
She smiled lightly and kept the nervous long-distance flight to herself well.
Nothing but the relaxing smile on her face died quickly when turning her back towards Chu Mochen. It was replaced by cold and sharp eyes and lips pursed to a line.
She was nervous.
She also knew that the point of the mission is to bring the two children back to her.
Her fingers clenched into fists.
Mei Qi came over to remind her to board the plane.
She asked Mei Qi at the time, “How are things going with Song Yunjia?”
Mei Qi lowered his voice and spoke to her at a volume that only the two of them could hear, “Song Yunjia dared not to act rashly. She handed the matter over to Zhao Yang who is still thinking about how to deliver the news to Gu Changle.”
“Don’t stop him. But make sure to delay the time when she receives the message.”
“OK. I see.”
Song Yunxuan frowned, saying with determination, “We must find Miaomiao and Gu Yi before Gu Changle does.”
She had to find them before Gu Changle did.
Otherwise, there would be hell to pay.