Chapter 53: It’s Not Like You Have a Husband (1)
All the way across the corridor, Xu Weilai could feel the chill emanating from Gu Yu. She clenched her fists subconsciously, and the tips of her fingers turned white.
Gu Yu paused his eyes on Xu Weilai for a quick second before looking away in complete indifference, as if she were someone irrelevant.
After Xiao Chun had called out to Gu Yu, she forcefully dragged Xu Weilai, who was frozen stiff behind her, and marched toward them.
Standing in front of Gu Yu, Xu Weilai did not dare to look up at his expression. Her only other option was to keep her eyes lowered and suppress her urge to run. She did her best to maintain her calm mien.
Xiao Chun looked at Gu Yu, and a grin spread across her face. “What a coincidence, Brother Yu!”
Gu Yu lifted his eyes lazily and swept her a glance. His tone, when he spoke, was cool and casual. “When did you get back?”
“I just got back this morning. I missed Weilai so much that I asked her out for a meal the moment my flight landed. I wanted to call you along, too, but I couldn’t get through your cell. I see now that it’s because you were already otherwise preoccupied with a beautiful woman.”
It was only then that she turned her eyes to Su Ziqian and haughtily looked her up and down. With a frown, Xiao Chun asked, “Brother Yu, who is this?”
Su Ziqian knew that Xiao Chun was Gu Yu’s god-sister. She had previously seen her a few times when Gu Yu had taken her to his functions, but they had never exchanged words before.
Su Ziqian wasn’t an idiot. After being in the entertainment industry for so long, she had developed very keen observation skills. She had easily identified the enmity in Xiao Chun but hadn’t expected such a deliberate and obvious snub from her.
Su Ziqian was a popular and well-known star. It was impossible for Xiao Chun not to know who she was. Besides, she had been by Gu Yu’s side for the past three years. Everyone knew that she shared a special relationship with him. For Xiao Chun, to ask such a question was a deliberate brushoff on her part.
The smile on Su Ziqian’s face wobbled slightly, but she quickly regained her composure and dignifiedly gave a self-introduction to Xiao Chun. “Hello, I’m Su Ziqian. You must be Xiao Chun. I’ve heard Gu Yu mention you many times. It’s a pleasure to meet you.”
When Xiao Chun saw how quickly Su Ziqian had been able to compose herself, she narrowed her eyes. This woman wasn’t simple, indeed!
After a pause, Su Ziqian looked toward Xu Weilai and, in a gentle voice, said, “Hello, Miss Xu. Here we meet again.”
Xu Weilai inclined her head and responded with a polite smile. “How do you do, Miss Su.”
Gu Yu’s gaze landed imperceptibly on Xu Weilai. When he witnessed her calm demeanor, elegant smile, and the serene look in her eyes, his eyes darkened, and he sucked in a breath.
Xiao Chun suddenly exclaimed and suggested, “Since we met so coincidentally today, let’s hang out together! Treat it as my welcoming party!”
Just a mere exchange of greetings was enough to zap all of Xu Weilai’s energy. She wanted nothing more than to escape Gu Yu’s gaze; how was she going to survive hanging out in the same room as him?
Xu Weilai shook her head instinctively. “Chunchun, I think I’ll pass. I’ll go back first…”
Xiao Chun cut her off brusquely, and enunciated her words clearly as she said, “Go back, my ass! You’re happily single, and it’s not like you have a husband waiting at home for you! What’s the rush?”
With that, she turned her head toward Gu Yu, and asked, “Am I right, Brother Yu?”
It’s not like you have a husband… Was that what Xu Weilai had claimed?
The look in Gu Yu’s eyes darkened, and he didn’t reveal his emotions. However, the temperature surrounding him seemed to plunge a few degrees.
Xu Weilai tugged on Xiao Chun’s clothing quietly, in a bid to get her to stop talking. Even though it was for her sake, provoking Gu Yu was ultimately of no benefit to her!
Gu Yu didn’t reply. It was Su Ziqian who spoke up first. “Sure, let’s go!” With that, she looked at Gu Yu and asked coquettishly, “Yu, can we?”