Chapter 23: I’m Your Husband. It’s Only Right That I Should Look After You
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Gu Jingze pressed the bell on the side while saying to her, “If you need anything, don’t move. Just press this and a maid will come.”
It was his first time explaining these things to her personally. For the past few days, she had remained oblivious that such things even existed.
She looked at the button at the head of the bed and said in awe, “Being rich is just great. You can lie on the bed for a whole day without moving and you still wouldn’t die of hunger.”
Gu Jingze looked at her. “Right now, you’re also a rich person.”
“I’m not at all,” Lin Che said.
Gu Jingze said, “With a husband as wealthy as me, of course, you’re a rich person.”
When Lin Che heard this, she felt a tingling warmth in her chest. But then again, she remembered that it would only be for a few years, so she pondered a bit before saying, “Forget it. If I really get too accustomed to it, then I won’t be able to get used to living a hard life after we divorce.”
Gu Jingze looked at her in frustration. “You think too much.”
Gu Jingze thought for a bit, looked at her, and said, “Don’t worry. I’ll give you a large sum of money even after we divorce. I won’t let you live a rough life again.”
Upon hearing this, Lin Che could not help but smile. “We’ll see what happens then.”
For some unknown reason, Gu Jingze was irked by her words.
Then, the maid came in.
Gu Jingze requested the maid to bring him some ointment. Soon, the ointment was brought over.
Just as Lin Che was expressing her thoughts about how life was so convenient for rich people, Gu Jingze had already crouched down and pulled up her leg with one hand.
Shocked, Lin Che struggled immediately and said, “There’s no need. I’ll do it myself.”
“Don’t move.” Gu Jingze frowned. He raised his head and glared fiercely at this disobedient woman.
Gu Jingze said, “Since you already fell, just stay still.”
Lin Che could only freeze where she was. She looked on as he took the ointment seriously with his long and slender hands and held her ankle. With his head slightly slanted, he slathered ointment on her ankle. She could not help but feel warmth growing in her chest.
A serious man was definitely more handsome.
She felt that in his half-crouched position, he simply looked extremely sexy and attractive.
She unwittingly smiled and said, “I can do it myself too.”
“You’re not used to being taken care of by other people either?” He raised his head.
Lin Che said, “Yes, I’m already used to looking after myself.”
Gu Jingze gazed at her with his deep eyes. “I’m your husband. It’s clearly stated in the agreement. Apart from the fact that we shouldn’t interfere with each other’s love lives, we must live like a typical couple in all other aspects of marriage life.”
Lin Che smiled as she looked at him. She suddenly felt that there was in fact nothing bad about marrying him. Although his heart belonged to someone else, their days together could still be considered comfortable and memorable.
Gu Jingze carefully rubbed the ointment on her. Although she was tall, she was not heavy at all. When he was carrying her earlier, he felt that she was really light and almost weightless. When he looked again at her slim and long legs, he felt even more strongly that she was really thin.
Her small feet were dainty and cute, and each toe was very round and full.
As his fingers brushed lightly over them, it was as if his heart had also been brushed lightly until it became numb.
When Lin Che saw that his movements had slowed, she looked down and asked, “What happened? Is there a problem?”
Gu Jingze raised his head. “Oh… no. It’s fine now.”
After shifting his gaze away from her toes, he stood up and walked out carrying the first-aid box.
Lin Che lowered her head and took a look at her wound. Gu Jingze really did things carefully. Even the ointment was applied beautifully. When Lin Che saw this, she was truly fascinated.
Fortunately, there was only a slight bruise on the wound. The next day, she was back to leaping and frisking about.
Soon her television drama began filming. That day, Lin Che went to the filming site very early.
When she was done putting on her costume, the cast had already arrived one after another.
Naturally, Gu Jingyu came very late. The moment he entered, a large and noisy crowd of people followed behind him.
A small assistant at the side rested her head on her hands as she said in a lovestruck tone, “Gu Jingyu looks more handsome in person than on television.”
“Yes, his face is much smaller in person and his gaze is more alluring.”
Lin Che lifted her head and took a look. She thought he was very handsome; the Gu family’s genes were definitely good.
It was soon Lin Che’s turn to go in front and do a dry run first so she frantically lifted her dress and ran over. Wearing an ancient costume was a little troublesome especially when this was a drama with a high budget—the tailored costumes were extremely detailed and elaborate. It was very difficult to even walk with the clothes weighing heavily on their bodies.
As Lin Che ran over noisily, she stepped on something in a moment of carelessness.
“Aiya, you stepped on our Feiran’s dress.” Lin Che only realized when she heard someone call out. When she turned around, she saw Mu Feiran lifting her dress. She looked at Lin Che and smiled, saying, “It’s alright.”
Lin Che apologized profusely and said, “Sorry, sorry, Sister Feiran.”
Mu Feiran looked at Lin Che. “You’re the rookie acting as Chen Yihan?”
Lin Che replied immediately, “Yes, Sister Feiran.”
Mu Feiran had a good temper. She patted Lin Che’s shoulder and said, “You’re really not bad. I look favorably upon you. I’m cheering you on.”
Having received encouragement, Lin Che looked at Mu Feiran with extreme happiness. “Thank you, Sister Feiran.”
Very soon after, Mu Feiran left, accompanied by her assistant and staff.
The people behind her looked at Lin Che with lingering fear. “Why weren’t you a little more careful? Luckily, Mu Feiran is known to be very mature and she has a good temper.”
Lin Che’s impression of her was very good as well. She nodded and said, “Yes, she has a really good temper.”
“No wonder she’s so famous. In this industry, you don’t just need a nice face. It’s also about social skills.”
Lin Che finished filming her scenes very quickly. Because filming had just started, the cuts she had filmed were in bits and pieces. When she was done, she got herself a chair and found a place to sit and rest.
She was a small actress, unlike others who had assistants and managers looking after them. On the other hand, sitting alone was very comfortable. She looked very serious as she read the script and thought about the subsequent plot.
Having just finished filming, Gu Jingyu turned back to see Lin Che sitting alone. With her head lowered as she read the script, he thought she looked extremely amusing. He gestured for them to stop and told his assistant, “I’m not going to the resting room. Is there space there? Shift the chair over there for me and I’ll sit there.”
The assistant froze before saying hesitantly to Gu Jingyu, “Jingyu, that’s the resting area for small actors.”
“I’m a small actor too. Do what I tell you to do. Don’t spout unnecessary nonsense,” Gu Jingyu said while already starting to walk over.
“Hey, Lin Che?” He lowered his head and called her.
Lin Che raised her head. When she saw that it was the Gu Jingyu, she was shocked and quickly stood up. “Senior Jingyu…”
“Hey, don’t move, don’t move. Sit down. We have scenes together later. I came to rehearse the lines with you.”
“Oh, okay, Senior Jingyu. But do we have scenes together later?” She recalled that their scenes were to be filmed tomorrow.
Gu Jingyu smiled and nodded. “Mm, I’m free today, so we’re filming one more scene today.”
Lin Che did not doubt him. She looked at Gu Jingyu and picked up her script.