Chapter 320: How Can Anyone Dare To Speak To Old Master Like This?
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“Is that so? Come on, Lass Lu. Why are you being so formal?” Gu Xiande said.
“No way. These are the supplements my father brought back from the Arctic. I’ll bring a sample over for Grandfather to take a look. My father said that they’re extremely good.”
“Then, thank you for going through such a trouble.”
Lu Chuxia smiled and went out to retrieve the gift.
Everywhere she went, people stared and looked at her.
A bystander even said, “The person inside must be the highly-respected Old Master of the Gu family.”
“It’s my first time ever seeing him. Although I saw him from this far away, at least I still saw him.”
“Of course. Don’t you see? Every single person beside him is part of the most prominent family, the Gu family. The Old Master of the Gu family has a strange temper. He definitely won’t allow just anyone to go close to him.”
“That’s true. Now that I look at them, aren’t the people beside him the few most prominent characters in the Gu family?”
“It looks like Old Master really likes that Miss Lu.”
“Look at how affectionate Old Master is to her.”
“Forget it. You shouldn’t have any wild hopes unless you’re also as capable as Miss Lu and have such a powerful background.”
Lu Chuxia naturally felt very proud when she heard this. She hummed as she walked past them and even the corners of her lips involuntarily tilted upwards.
Once she returned, she gave more gifts to Old Master Gu again. It made Gu Xiande immensely pleased. As she sat there, it incited even more envy from others.
Then, someone announced that Gu Jingming and Gu Jingze had arrived.
The people at the back hastily stood up to greet Mr. President and Gu Jingze.
The two brothers came in one after another. They were of similar stature and appearance but had different auras. As the President, Gu Jingming was naturally brimming with righteousness. On the other hand, Gu Jingze was accustomed to keeping a low profile and displaying coldness. His aura felt more like the deep night assaulting one’s senses. Lin Che followed by his side. The three of them were just like a beautiful piece of scenery that kept attracting the wide attention of those around them.
Lu Chuxia was coincidentally lifting her head when she saw that Lin Che had actually come along too.
Seeing that Gu Xiande was here, Gu Jingming and Gu Jingze first went over to speak to Old Master.
“Grandfather, you’re here.”
“Grandfather.” The two of them lowered their heads respectfully.
“Alright, alright. All of you, sit down. Hey, Little Che. I was wondering why I didn’t see you at all earlier. Quick, come over here.”
When Gu Xiande saw Lin Che, he quickly called her over.
Lin Che hastily smiled and walked towards him. With Old Master Gu’s gaze on her, her smile remained extremely clear. She did not greet him in as formal a manner as the two brothers and said intimately, “Grandfather, you’re here.”
Gu Xiande said, “Yes. I’m old now. However, I still like joining in the fun too.”
“If Grandfather still didn’t come, there would’ve been a huge argument. Grandfather was correct to come.”
“Huh? Who was creating trouble?” Gu Xiande asked.
Lin Che said, “Who else can it be? It was Gu Jingze.”
“Him? How did he create trouble?” Gu Xiande asked her with great interest.
Lin Che said, “He kept bullying me earlier for my ignorance. This wedding is really a huge affair and so many people came. It’s my first time attending such a huge wedding, so of course, there are many things I don’t know about. He kept mocking me, hmph.”
When Gu Xiande heard this, he started laughing. As he raised his head, he said to Gu Jingze, “You had nothing better to do than to bully Little Che?”
Gu Jingze glared at Lin Che and said, “She likes to make mountains out of molehills anyway. Is teasing her the same as bullying her?” He looked at Lin Che and said, “Look at your petty personality. You only know how to complain.”
Lin Che humphed and hugged Gu Xiande’s arm in a show of fear. “Grandfather, grandfather. Look, Gu Jingze is going to scold me again. I’m short and small. Of course, he’s going to bully me again.”
Gu Xiande laughed even more. He said to Lin Che, “Don’t be afraid of him. Grandfather will help you. I’ll see if he dares to bully you.”
“Yes, yes. Grandfather, if you came a little earlier, then he definitely wouldn’t have dared to bully me. But this place is really very big. It seems like many people came,” Lin Che said.
“Yes. Our family invited at least five hundred people this time. As for the rest, I don’t know how they found a way to get in. In total, I reckon there are more than a thousand people,” Gu Xiande said.
Lin Che looked at Gu Xiande in surprise. “Wow, that’s a lot of people.”
Those who found ways to get in were all very likely either wealthy and respectable or had tricks up their sleeves.
Weren’t all the wealthy people in the entire country gathered here?
Gu Xiande looked at the surprised expression on Lin Che’s face, smiled and said, “It doesn’t matter anyway. They’re all just here to play up to those in power. There’s no need to worry about them.”
Lin Che said, “For so many people to come to curry favor with you, how impressive is the Gu family…”
“Hahaha, silly lass. But what you say is true too. Thinking about it like this, I do feel so much more at ease.”
“It’s the truth anyway,” Lin Che said.
Gu Xiande patted the space beside him and gestured for Lin Che to sit down. In no time, he and Lin Che were seated together. Then, he looked at Lin Che and asked her if she was facing any trouble in her daily life.
Lin Che merely raised her head to glare at Gu Jingze. “Trouble? It’s troublesome that Gu Jingze is always bullying me.”
Gu Xiande said, “He bullies you because he likes you!”
“Of course not. He’s always saying that I’m stupid. It really hurts me deeply. Grandfather, can you tell him that he’s not allowed to call me stupid at all from now on? He’s said it so much that I even feel inferior!”
“Really? He’s in the wrong for that. Little Che, don’t be angry. Wait a little while. I’ll go and punish him later.”
At this, Lin Che nodded her head vigorously. “Grandfather still treats me the best!”
In no time, Lu Chuxia was pushed to the back by Lin Che. She watched in surprise as Lin Che chatted up a storm with Gu Xiande over there. At times, Gu Xiande would be brought to loud laughter by Lin Che’s strange questions. He actually even looked a little amiable.
Lu Chuxia vaguely heard someone behind her ask, “Who’s that beside Old Master Gu?”
“Right? I’ve never seen anyone that close to Old Master Gu.”
“He even let her sit beside him. She must be on very intimate terms with him.”
“Furthermore, she’s constantly making Old Master laugh.”
As Lu Chuxia sat there, she seemed to feel at that moment that she had become air.
However, she was reluctant to go out even though she wanted to. After all, she had only gotten into this circle after a lot of difficulties and it would not be easy to return if she went out. Still, as she sat here, she felt as if she was sitting on pins and needles. When she saw how proud Lin Che looked, she especially felt like even her heart was burning with anger.
In the end, Lu Chuxia remained obediently seated there. If she left now, it would not be worth it. Since she could not bear to leave, she could only continue to sit here and watch Lin Che and Gu Xiande with the entire Gu family. So many people envied Lin Che’s boldness, but none of them dared to speak to Gu Xiande like this.
Even Lu Chuxia feared for Lin Che when she heard Lin Che’s words.
Lin Che really had no qualms and dared to say anything.
Nevertheless, Gu Xiande was ultimately actually still laughing while listening to her and seriously answering all of her idiotic questions.