Chapter 25: Why Are You Such a Slut?
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Xu Weilai never expected Mr. Gu Sr. to come to such a decision without even asking either of them anything. Her eyes widened in astonishment, and she didn’t dare believe her ears.
Grandpa Gu wanted Gu Yu and her to get married?
Gu Yu, on the other hand, maintained a mask of calm indifference. Even the look in his eyes didn’t change. As if he had been expecting this all along, he smiled humorlessly, bringing with unconcealed mockery with it.
Mr. Gu Sr. didn’t dare to look directly at his grandson at that moment. He simply took Xu Weilai’s hand in his, and asked earnestly, “Little Weilai, don’t worry. Let me take charge of this situation. I definitely won’t allow you to be at a disadvantage. Are you still willing to marry Gu Yu?”
Was she willing to marry Gu Yu?
Xu Weilai could control the wild beating of her heart. She wrung her hands together, and indecision flashed in her eyes.
1“Grandpa Gu, I…” she finally managed to find her voice, but because her mind was too jumbled, she wasn’t able to process her thoughts, and momentarily couldn’t come up with a reply.
Or, to put it more accurately, she should have vehemently rejected the notion without any hesitation, but deep down in the innermost recesses of her heart, she still harbored a hint of hope toward Gu Yu.
5But before she could organize her thoughts, Gu Yu, who had been keeping silent until now, suddenly stood up. He strode up to her and grabbed her by her wrist. He headed up the stairs and dragged her behind him without any tenderness or sympathy.
He walked very quickly, without caring if she could keep up. Xu Weilai stumbled behind him and almost fell a few times. Combined with the fact that her body wasn’t feeling good, Xu Weilai frowned fiercely in pain.
But she gritted her teeth and didn’t make a sound as she followed behind.
Once inside the room, Gu Yu slammed the door shut and flung her away. Xu Weilai wobbled a few times before managing to regain her balance.
Gu Yu stood a step away from her. His eyes darkened dangerously, and his lips narrowed into a hard line. He looked at her with fury burning in his eyes; how he wished he could grind her into ashes!
The next moment, his thin lips moved, and he said angrily, “Xu Weilai, I had thought that you would have possessed a small modicum of dignity. I never expected you to be this unscrupulous, and make use of even my grandfather!
You said it yourself that you wouldn’t appear before me again. But now that Zhang Lei has toppled, you’ve set your sights on me? Xu Weilai, I didn’t want you three years ago, and yet you’re still showing up at my door now. Why are you such a slut?”
The cruel words, one after the other, were like a basin of freezing water dousing that small spark of hope she had held. At the same time, it provided her confused mind with sudden clarity.
2In the three years that had passed, she had spent the first year in sorrow and pain. She had been awakened by nightmares every night until she didn’t dare to fall asleep. Many times, she stayed awake until the sun came up.
1Fortunately, time healed all wounds. In the second year, she had begun to work hard at her studies and work. She mingled in the campus societies and filled her schedule to the brim. She was so busy that she hadn’t had time to think about it and recall that awful night.
In the third year, she had finally managed to put him out of her mind. She was finally about to laugh, and start her life anew. She was determined to live her life well and determined to be happy every day. She thought that she had managed to leave the past behind and move on from Gu Yu and that she would never be hurt because of him again.
But as it turned out, that wasn’t the case at all…
It turned out that her heart still hurt painfully and dreadfully. The pain was even worse than what he had inflicted on her physically the night before by a thousand times over!