Chapter 321: He Had Seen Gu Jingyu’s Watch Before
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
She really did not know why Gu Xiande favored Lin Che so much. Could it be that Lin Che had some hold on the Gu family that outsiders were unaware of?
At last, after sitting for a long time, Gu Xiande stood up and said that it was about time for him to go back and rest.
Lin Che assisted Gu Xiande who said, “That’s enough, lass. You should eat more and work less. Look at how thin you are.”
Since Gu Xiande wanted to leave, no one could make him stay any longer. They could only see him off from behind as they watched him leave.
Lin Che bounced back to Gu Jingze’s side. Gu Jingze looked at this silly woman helplessly.
Lin Che said, “Grandfather is so great. He’s even willing to back me up. I’ll see if you still dare to bully me in the future.”
Gu Jingze said in disbelief, “You even found a huge backing.”
“Of course. Who told you to insult me for no reason?”
“But you’re so daring too. You even got Grandfather to be your backing. Aren’t you afraid at all that Grandfather will get angry if you speak badly of me? After all, I’m his grandson.”
Lin Che asked in surprise, “What’s wrong with a wife making a few comments about her husband’s flaws? You’re his grandson, but I’m also his granddaughter-in-law. The future of your family depends on my womb, so of course, Grandfather must speak in my favor. Besides, the old man is so lonely. But each and every one of you is all so serious. Grandfather is already so old. I think he’s at the age where he wants to be surrounded by his children and grandchildren. Yet all of you only seek him out when there are problems at work or when there are family problems. It must be very irritating. If I sat there and talked about some serious matter, Grandfather would have definitely been very irritated. I only went to lighten up Grandfather’s mood for a bit because I felt so sorry for him.”
“…” Upon hearing this, Gu Jingze was actually momentarily speechless.
He said, “Alright, you’re not wrong either. It’s just that Grandfather has always been a serious person.”
“Everyone adapts to other people’s dispositions when speaking. How can he joke around with you when you’re so serious? If you just joked around a little more, he wouldn’t be so serious. Look at what kind of grandchildren you are. You don’t understand the old man’s heart at all. Everyone says that old people are just like children; both need to be sweet-talked, you know?”
At that moment, Gu Jingze felt that Lin Che’s words were unexpectedly right.
Perhaps the aura that Gu Xiande usually gave off was just so imposing that everyone did not really dare to speak to him. With time, this eventually became a habit.
Gu Jingze thought, It was also because this lass was bold.
She had not seen how the people outside were so frightened that even the hairs on their skin were about to stand up earlier when she was talking nonsense to Grandfather over there. They were afraid that Grandfather would suddenly be displeased and simply chase her out. Then, she would be kicked out of the Gu family from then on.
However, on the contrary, nothing at all happened in the end.
They did not even know if they should say that this lass had great luck and good fortune.
Maybe it was true that fools had their brand of luck. In any case, Gu Jingze could not figure out what Grandfather liked so much about her to actually even indulge her to this extent.
Gu Jingze said, “Alright, you’re right. But next time you speak to Grandfather, you should still be a little more careful. You’re really too crass. The only thing you know how to do is talk nonsense.”
“Why? Was I very crass just now?”
“I totally didn’t know that it wasn’t permitted. Grandfather is such a good person, so I don’t think he would take it to heart either.”
“…” Gu Jingze said, “You must be the only one who thinks that Grandfather is such a good person. People would usually have been scared into silence when they saw Grandfather coming.”
“How can that be? Grandfather just looks so approachable. When you first look at him, maybe you’d find him pretty scary, but later on, you would realize that he’s actually not that scary. You would have known if you just spent more time getting close to him too.”
“…” Gu Jingze said disbelievingly, “Okay, okay. Whatever you say is correct.”
It was only at this moment that someone came to inform them that they had found Gu Jingyu. He had not come up when he heard that Grandfather was here.
Gu Jingze nodded his head. He told Lin Che to stay here before he left quietly first to look for Gu Jingyu.
Gu Jingyu first went to see Gu Jingyan.
Gu Jingyan still put up an extremely indifferent exterior. She appeared so calm that it made his heart ache even more for her.
When Gu Jingyan saw Gu Jingyu, she merely smiled. “I can consider my wedding a success since you came because of it.”
Gu Jingyu said, “Really? Even without a groom, you think it’s a success?”
Gu Jingyan said, “What’s wrong? Who says that a wedding must have a groom?”
“You really make me speechless… What wedding is without a groom?”
“It’s better to do everything alone if you can. I can do anything alone, so why can’t I marry alone?” Gu Jingyan tilted her head and smiled.
Gu Jingyu sighed. He knew that Gu Jingyan’s personality had always been like this, so he could only say to her, “Alright. Stop talking. You’re gonna make others pity you even more.”
Gu Jingyan swallowed. “Okay, I’ll stop talking. The only thing I want to say is… in any case, I’m not afraid. Even if no one wants me anymore, all of you will still want me, right?”
Gu Jingyu reached out a hand to caress her head. “Yes, although your brothers don’t have many capabilities, we will definitely look after you until the end.”
Gu Jingyan raised her head to look at him. “By the way, Third Older Brother… back then, when that woman left you because Mother gave her a lot of money, did you hate her?”
Gu Jingyu paused.
However, in the end, he merely shook his head silently.
“I didn’t. Any normal person would have made the same choice.”
Gu Jingyan sighed and shook her head.
The one who falls in love is the inferior one. Thus, Lu Beichen most likely did not hate Fu Chenxi too.
She would not hate Lu Beichen either.
They were all inferior…
Gu Jingze walked into the room. Gu Jingyu smiled and looked at him. “Hey, when will you let me see who my sister-in-law is?”
Gu Jingze said, “Are you interested?”
“Of course I’m not interested. Anyway, since you’re such an innately boring person, your woman must be really boring too. Otherwise, how could she have tolerated you for so long? Furthermore, looking at your aesthetic judgment, someone like Miss Mo… I really don’t have much interest,” Gu Jingyu said.
Gu Jingze raised his eyebrows and did not continue speaking. He brought Gu Jingyu out and said, “You didn’t even greet Grandfather when he left just now.”
“If he saw me, he would only get angrier. There’s no need to greet him,” he said.
Gu Jingze looked at him and shook his head.
Gu Jingyu said, “I only came to visit Jingyan. If there’s nothing else, I’ll leave first. I’m busy today, so I reckon I won’t have much time for a get-together. The next time you’re free, I’ll bring you to a hot spring to have fun.”
“Alright.” Gu Jingze continued, “Actually, Jingyu, you can meet my wife. She’s not necessarily as boring as you describe.” He said, “She’s someone who’s completely different from Mo Huiling.”
Gu Jingyu smiled and said, “Ha, really?” As he spoke, he hit Gu Jingze’s chest once. “Now that you’ve said this, I’m actually a little interested.”
Gu Jingze said, “Yes, actually, she…”
However, Gu Jingze’s gaze suddenly landed on the hand in front of his chest.
He had only caught a glimpse before Gu Jingyu’s hand swung down. Nevertheless, the appearance of the watch on his wrist remained printed behind his eyelids…
Gu Jingze had seen this watch with Lin Che before…