Chapter 79: The Awful Old Man Sure is Bad (1)
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“Do you want me to repeat myself?” The man uttered icy words through thin lips.
The secretary felt the air of danger Gu Yu was emitting and did not dare to say anything more of the matter. He shook his head frantically. “N-no thank you, I understand now.”
Gu Yu shot him another glance and noticed that he was still standing there. He asked lazily, “You have a lot of free time or something?”
The assistant’s head throbbed like a drum as he blustered, “No, no, I still have plenty of work left to do, so if you’ll excuse me… sorry for bothering you.”
He turned his head and ran off once he finished speaking.
After regaining his wits, the assistant wiped cold sweat from his forehead and gulped down a glass of milk tea to calm himself.
He made a mental note to never bring up Xu Weilai in front of Mr. Gu again!
Back inside the office, Gu Yu was going through files. He flipped through a few pages, but he couldn’t seem to process any of it. He tossed them aside as he leaned back in his chair and took a cigarette out of the pocket of his suit jacket. He lit the cigarette in his mouth, breathed in deeply, and blew out the smoke.
The smoke wafted through his office, creating a haze in front of his eyes.
He was well aware of the kind of people that were a part of the Gu family. They were harsh and capitalistic, always holding themselves above others with a façade of nobility and purity, while actually doing corrupt acts in the dark. If it hadn’t been for the fact that his grandfather was mourning the death of his beloved son and didn’t want his grandson to be left without family, he wouldn’t have returned and accepted his family. As for the many things his family had done in the past, he had always turned a blind eye.
Because he was the heir, the family naturally curried to Gu Yu’s favor. However, none of them had given Xu Weilai much regard when the Xu family had been at its peak prosperity, let alone now, when the family was fallen. She was still not accepted into the family, even as a wife.
It wasn’t hard to imagine the kind of treatment she would be receiving tonight!
But what about it? She had insisted on marrying him for his money and would, therefore, have to shoulder the burden that came along with that. She was the one who had asked for all of this!
Gu Yu sank deeper into his thoughts with the cigarette still in his hands. When the burning end reached the tip of his finger, a sudden stab of pain pulled his mind back to reality.
Was he actually worrying about Xu Weilai?
The man’s expression quickly grew grim as he put his cigarette out in the ashtray and sat back up in his seat.
His cell phone, placed to the side, caught his gaze. It was almost 8 o’clock. His eyebrows came together as a tinge of frustration grew in his eyes.
After several minutes, he finally stood up. He grabbed his suit jacket, phone, and car keys, and swiftly left the office.
The assistant had still been organizing files when he felt a gust rapidly blow by him. He stood there, dumbfounded for a second, until he looked over… Oh, my—wasn’t that Mr. Gu?
Where was he going in such a hurry?
The assistant turned and glanced at the clock on the wall. It was almost 8 o’clock. He suddenly understood everything.
He kept saying that he wouldn’t go, but he ended up leaving in the end! The assistant wanted to say, “Boss, I don’t believe you! You sure are an awful, old man!”
Ever since Gu Yu had completely taken over Gu Corporation, the old man could relax—he now had all the free time in the world. Thus, the koi fish in the pond had all gained some weight. White and round, they were full of life.
Xu Weilai used to love the koi fish. When she had visited the Gu household in the past, she would always stop to feed them, so she became quite skilled in feeding the fish.
Gu Xue and Gu Shuang had followed her, and no longer had to hide their hostility. Gu Xue stepped forward and grabbed the fish food out of Xu Weilai’s hands. She threw it to the ground and stomped on it.
“I can’t trust the food coming from your hands—you might poison grandfather’s precious koi!”