Chapter 13: Do You Know Each Other?
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At Su Ziqian’s arrival, Xu Weilai slowly released the breath that she had been holding.
She quickly rearranged her expression and forced a smile onto her face. She nodded at Su Ziqian politely. “Hello, Miss Su. I’m Xu Weilai, the reporter from Z Magazine.”
As she spoke, she retrieved her name card from her bag and handed it over.
Su Ziqian took her card from her hand and politely glanced at it before passing it to her assistant, who was standing behind. She looked at Gu Yu, and asked smilingly, “Yu, Miss Xu, I saw that you were talking. Do you… know each other?”
1Judging from how Gu Yu had flared up moments before, Xu Weilai could easily guess how precious his love with Su Ziqian was to him. In order to avoid any further misunderstandings, she replied without a second thought, “Not at all.”
4Her words were forceful and clear.
Gu Yu’s cold eyes turned piercing as he stared at her.
1Xu Weilai looked down instinctively to avoid his gaze. She maintained her composure as she explained, “Mr. Gu is well-known as a genius in the business world. I’ve long admired him. I didn’t expect to suddenly meet him here, and excitedly requested an interview with him. But he rejected me.”
“Oh, I see…” Su Ziqian smiled in understanding. Affectionately, she said, “Yu has always been like that. He doesn’t like the media. Please forgive him, Miss Xu.”
Xu Weilai smiled in reply. “It was I who overstepped.”
Just like that, their previous exchange was behind them. Su Ziqian turned her head toward Gu Yu, and said coquettishly, “Yu, I have an interview with Miss Xu. Just wait for me over at that corner. I’ll be done soon.”
She pointed to the couch at the corner of the lounge.
Perhaps it was to spare Su Ziqian any embarrassment, but Gu Yu didn’t say anything further. He removed his arms from Su Ziqian’s hold and turned around. However, he didn’t walk toward the couch. Instead, the left the lounge altogether.
1Su Ziqian didn’t seem to take any offense and laughed as she watched him walk away.
Only when she was certain that Gu Yu had disappeared past the door did Xu Weilai slowly let her guard down.
Su Ziqian’s gaze swept across Xu Weilai’s face as-a-matter-of-factly. Xu Weilai sensed it and quickly rearranged her expression. “Miss Su,” she said formally, “shall we begin our interview?”
Xu Weilai and Su Ziqian each sat on a chair. Xu Weilai took out her audio recorder and placed it on the table. Then, she took out her pen and notebook and began the interview.
Su Ziqian possessed a very high emotional quotient and was a very intelligent speaker. She was able to handle every question that Xu Weilai asked. However, Xu Weilai could tell that only 30 percent of everything she said was the truth. Most of the answers were probably prepared in advance by her team.
But that was just how things were. Stars were never allowed to be themselves. They had to take on the persona that the audience wanted to see.
“Down to the last question.”
Xu Weilai paused for a moment before asking, “Miss Su, you’re well aware that everyone is very interested in your love life, especially between you and Mr. Gu. I would like to ask… Rumor has it that good news between you and Mr. Gu will soon be announced. Is that true?”
Upon hearing that question, Su Ziqian was stunned for a moment. But, before she uttered a single word, a blissful smile appeared on her face.
However, she didn’t reply to the question. Instead, she blinked her eyes playfully and said in an official tone, “I have no comment on this question.”
Even though she hadn’t given a direct statement, the smile on her face was enough of an answer.
Xu Weilai suppressed the feeling of bitterness that slowly bloomed in her heart. She packed up her things and got up to shake Su Ziqian’s hand. “This was a great interview. Thank you for collaborating with us.”
Su Ziqian walked out of the television station and headed toward a black sedan that was parked by the side of the road. The assistant opened the car door for her, and she got in. She smiled sweetly at the man beside her and asked tenderly, “Yu, what shall we eat today?”