Chapter 219: You Were Simply Ruthless That Night
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Gu Qingcheng smiled, and the smile didn’t escape her eyes.
“Is that all you know how to say?” She asked Qi Shaoze, “Every time you encounter a problem, you will only ask Huo Sicheng what he said to me. May I ask what Huo Sicheng wants to say to me?”
Qi Shaoze’s mouth twitched, but he was speechless.
“What’s wrong?” Gu Qingcheng’s eyes were filled with sarcasm. “Can’t you speak?”
“I…” Qi Shaoze’s expression turned ugly. “I don’t agree with what you’re saying because I’m not that selfish. I’ve never done anything selfish. Everything I do is for your own good.”
“No selfishness? For my own good?” Gu Qingcheng stared at Qi Shaoze. “Do you believe me?”
“Why wouldn’t I believe you? I have no selfish motives for the relationship between you and Huo Sicheng.” Qi Shaoze’s face was pale with grievance. “You’re my best friend. I want you to be happy. Why would I hurt you?”
The more he spoke, the sadder he became. “I admit that I’m not as good as Huo Sicheng. He’s cold and has a huge business empire like Huo Corporation. Many people will like him. I can’t. I’m not as cold and attractive as him, nor am I as good at coaxing you to be happy and make you loyal to him. I have too many shortcomings that make you angry at me and even suspect that I have ulterior motives.”
“Qingcheng…” He looked at Gu Qingcheng with a sad expression in his amorous eyes. “The only thing that makes me happy every day is talking to you. I’m sorry. I really didn’t expect that as your friend, I would bring you so much trouble. ”
“Maybe it would be better if I was a woman. That way, Huo Sicheng wouldn’t have any grudges against me. You don’t have to misunderstand me because of what I said to you in the past that made you divorce Huo Sicheng and think that I’m breaking you up again.”
“Qingcheng, I’ll go and explain to Huo Sicheng. There’s nothing between us, so don’t let him misunderstand you. Don’t let your fight over me upset you.” Gu Qingcheng laughed.
“Qi Shaoze, it’s a loss for the entire entertainment industry if you don’t act.” She stared at Qi Shaoze and said, “Every time I was in a bad mood, you didn’t comfort me, but instead, you whispered in my ear to stimulate my anger towards Huo Sicheng, magnified his shortcomings, and made me hate him!”
“You’ve done this time and time again. Is this what you call a good friend and good brother?” She questioned Qi Shaoze, “A true good friend shouldn’t provoke me on top of understanding my explosive temper!”
Qi Shaoze shook his head. “That’s not it…”
“I know everything.” Gu Qingcheng glared at Qi Shaoze. “From the moment you gave me the necklace, from the moment you told me that Huo Sicheng was a loser and that I was his toy, I knew everything! I only pretended not to know what you did because I indulged you. I was wrong first!”
“I was wrong. Between you and me, it was my fault first. It’s my fault, so I have no right to blame you! But I cherish you, which is why I gave you chances again and again, but you never seized the opportunity to repent. Do you think that you are very smart and I am very stupid to be fooled by you? That’s why you are so unscrupulous and don’t take me seriously?”
“I went to your house, you got me drunk, and you went to Huo Corporation. I know all about it. I didn’t make my attitude clear to you, so I’ll give you another chance! This trending search was my last chance for you. If you seize this trending search opportunity, I will pretend that nothing happened between us, but what did you do? You promised me that you would buy the trending searches, but there wasn’t a single trending search.”
“Qi Shaoze, you disappoint me.”
Her eyes were filled with disappointment towards Qi Shaoze as she picked up her bag and walked towards the door.
“Qingcheng…” Qi Shaoze grabbed Gu Qingcheng’s wrist. “I…”
Gu Qingcheng pulled her arm back forcefully and said to Qi Shaoze, “By the way, I have one last thing to tell you. Huo Sicheng has never said anything bad about you. He has never even mentioned your name.”
Qi Shaoze’s expression froze, as if he did not expect Huo Sicheng to treat him like air.
Gu Qingcheng turned and left.
Qi Shaoze had a complicated look in his eyes as he quickly caught up to Gu Qingcheng.
“My dear, it’s my fault. It’s all my fault. Don’t be angry with me. I’ll get the public relations to buy the hot search right now…”
“Don’t worry, you’re still my friend.” Gu Qingcheng stopped in her tracks and looked at Qi Shaoze. “You don’t have to be nervous, and you don’t have to buy any more trending searches.”
She then took a step forward and looked at Qi Shaoze. “I’ll have to trouble you to send the money I gave you to the trending searches to Imperial Arts. This money will be given to all the students who participated in the Peach Lotus Cup competition. Also, I believe that my husband has already returned the necklace to you. That’s all.”
“Qingcheng…” Qi Shaoze stood where he was and watched Gu Qingcheng leave.
His hands were clenched into fists, and his knuckles were white and trembling. His handsome face was cold, but there was also a hint of madness in it.
After Gu Qingcheng left, she went to see Lu Chi.
The Lu family’s mansion had an antique feel to it. The courtyard and attic were retro and traditional.
Lu Chi was playing pool. He couldn’t help but look at the beautiful Gu Qingcheng before continuing, “I’ve already asked someone to come. When you’re free, bring your son over.”
Gu Qingcheng picked up the cue stick gracefully. “I’ll bring it tomorrow.”
“Who are you to touch the Lu family?” Lu Chi continued to play. “You were so ruthless that night, but you suddenly stopped touching the Lu family. I can’t find out who it is. You can tell me yourself.”
Gu Qingcheng’s expression was calm. “Someone you can’t afford to offend.”
“Is that so?” Lu Chi’s expression was indifferent. “What did you say to make this hidden big shot not target the Lu family?”
“Help me find my son. Your people happened to be at the scene. They misunderstood that the people you sent kidnapped my son, so they killed them all.” Gu Qingcheng was telling the truth. “I’ll explain myself later. I’ll specifically ask that you don’t target the Lu family and let them go.”
Lu Chi didn’t say anything after hearing that. He just looked up at the window.
The sun was shining brightly outside, making it look warm and cozy.
“I don’t like to be curious about others.” He turned to look at Gu Qingcheng.
“I’m just curious about who’s the big boss behind you.”