Chapter 63: Are You and Yu Happy Together? (1)
Grandpa Gu said, “Little Weilai, the Gu family’s regular get-together is this weekend. Even though that rascal won’t allow us to publicize your marriage, I still want you to meet the family. Get Yu to bring you along for the event.”
Xu Weilai knew that Grandpa Gu meant well, but given the way her relationship with Gu Yu currently was, it would be impossible to get him to agree to this!
She pursed her lips and couldn’t find the words to reply.
As she remained silent, Grandpa Gu seemed to sense that something was amiss. His voice deepened as he asked, “Little Weilai, has Yu been bullying you again? Has he been coming home at night lately?”
Xu Weilai began to panic and quickly answered, “No, he… he hasn’t bullied me. And… and yes, he’s been coming home.”
It wasn’t her intention to lie to Grandpa Gu. But first of all, she didn’t want Grandpa Gu to worry about her, and secondly, she didn’t want Grandpa Gu getting angry with Gu Yu and forcing him to do something against his will.
After all, Grandpa Gu could force Gu Yu to go home, but he could never force Gu Yu to have a change of heart. If Gu Yu didn’t like her, nothing would change that!
If Gu Yu was forced to do something he didn’t want to do, she’d be the one that ended up suffering at his hands. She would prefer to not cross paths with him at all—that way, they’d both be content.
Grandpa Gu fell silent. It was as if he was pondering how much truth there was to her words. After a long pause, he asked, “Little Weilai, are you and Yu happy together?”
Are you and Yu happy together?
That simple question caused Xu Weilai’s eyes to redden.
Even her parents had never asked her that question. They didn’t care whether or not she was happy. All they cared about was if she could hold on to her position as the mistress of the Gu household.
Since the beginning, Grandpa Gu was the only one who cared and spared a thought for her.
Xu Weilai swallowed the lump in her throat and took a deep breath. She fought hard to maintain her composure as she replied, “We are quite happy. He treats me… quite well.”
Although she had convincingly disguised her tone, Grandpa Gu knew his grandson too well. With a hint of skepticism, he said, “Little Weilai, you don’t need to cover for that rascal. If he dares to bully you, let me know! I’ll break his legs!”
Xu Weilai had been feeling down, but when she heard Grandpa Gu’s words, she couldn’t help bursting out laughing.
Someone who didn’t know better would have thought that she was the one that Grandpa Gu was related to, not Gu Yu.
Xu Weilai steadied her emotions and said, “Grandpa, I’m telling the truth. We’re really quite happy together.”
Grandpa Gu didn’t pry any further. He said, “If you’re happy together, then I don’t have to worry. Since that is the case, come over this weekend with Yu. I want to let the whole family know that you are my legitimate granddaughter-in-law and the mistress of the Gu household for this generation!”
Xu Weilai knew that despite his old age, someone like Grandpa Gu wouldn’t be easily fooled by a couple of reassuring sentences. His mind was still very clear.
Although Grandpa Gu hadn’t continued to question the claim that she and Gu Yu were happy together, that didn’t mean that he believed her. In truth, he wanted to witness it with his own eyes!
If either she objected to going to the family gathering, or if Gu Yu refused to turn up at the gathering with her, the truth of their relationship would be revealed.
Now… how was she going to convince Gu Yu to bring her to the family gathering?
As she pondered that question, Grandpa Gu suddenly spoke up again. “Little Weilai, why don’t I give Gu Yu a call as well?”
“No!” Startled out of her wits, Xu Weilai let fly her exclamation without thinking.