Chapter 81: Protecting His Wife Skillfully (1)
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Xu Weilai couldn’t escape Gu Shuang’s restraining grip—she could only subconsciously close her eyes and wait for the blow to come. However, the pain she was expecting never arrived on her face, and after a couple of seconds, her full eyelashes trembled as she slowly opened her eyes.
She observed the scene before her eyes: Gu Xue’s hand was frozen beside her face, and it was being held down by a larger hand, which was wrapped around Gu Xue’s slim wrist. The veins of the larger hand were popping out slightly with the force it was squeezing with.
In a daze, her eyes slowly followed the hand all the way up the arm until she saw Gu Yu standing there, his figure illuminated in the moonlight like a deity that had just arrived in the mortal world in a silver glow. He looked breathtakingly beautiful and elegant.
Gu Xue also hadn’t expected Gu Yu to suddenly appear. She stood there, mute and dumb at first, until her eyebrows lifted in joy and she prepared to complain to him. She turned to Gu Yu and spoke in a spoiled attitude. “Brother Yu, what good timing. I know that she’s married into our family. She is one of us now, so I wanted to make amends for our misunderstandings in the past. I wanted to fix our relationship, but not only did this slut refuse to acknowledge me, but she also pushed me into the pond!” She began to wail dramatically. “Brother Yu, please help me out and be the judge here!”
Gu Xue grew more and more upset as she spoke and pulled at her drenched clothing. “Brother Yu, look! This is a new skirt that I just bought. It’s a limited-edition item, and it took me a lot of effort to get my hands on it. Now that she’s ruined it, I won’t be able to wear it anymore!”
Of course, Gu Shuang knew exactly what had happened in that situation, and she proceeded to add fuel to the fire. “Brother Yu, Xu Weilai is so awful! It’s one thing that she forced you to marry her, but she also refuses to respect us because grandfather favors her. She even tried to teach us a lesson as the new mistress of the Gu family. How shameless can she be?”
Without breaking a sweat, Xu Weilai quietly listened to Gu Xue and Gu Shuang dump all the blame on her and give false accounts of the situation. Instead of getting agitated, her lips simply lifted into a mocking curl.
The girls only had these many tricks up their sleeves.
Gu Yu’s dark eyes glossed over Gu Xue and Gu Shuang, and then they finally rested on Xu Weilai’s dripping face. It was a cold night and of course, the water temperature was even colder. After falling into the pond, her small face was starting to go pale from the chill.
He stared at her for a few seconds then lifted his chin. He pointed at Xu Weilai, opened his mouth, and said, “She pushed you?”
Gu Xue frantically nodded in agreement. Her eyes were already filled with tears as she ground her teeth and said, “Yes, Brother Yu. This slut was the one who pushed me!”
Gu Shuang immediately followed up with, “I can prove it! I saw it with my own eyes!”
“Brother Yu, she needs to give me an apology right now, or else I will not let this go,” Gu Xue added.
Xu Weilai lifted her eyes and shot a glance at Gu Yu with large pupils. Her lips trembled a little before closing back up, and she stood there wordlessly.
She didn’t explain herself. It wasn’t that she didn’t want to, but that she knew the Gu Yu standing before her wasn’t the same Gu Yu as before. The old Gu Yu would always stand by her, even if she didn’t say anything. But now, even if she tried to explain until her lips dried up, he wouldn’t believe a single word that came out of her mouth.
He was no longer her prince…
Gu Yu took in all of her expressions with his eyes. He noticed as she held back her words, and he saw the ray of light that flashed quickly across her eyes before disappearing as she stopped struggling and accepted defeat.
Gu Yu’s dark eyes gradually sunk as a trace of anger resurfaced from within. His thin lips pressed into a hard line.
Gu Xue and Gu Shuang both lifted their heads with proud smiles as they watched him. Brother Yu was getting angry—Xu Weilai would be punished!
Gu Yu opened his mouth again and directed his next question towards Gu Xue. “How did she push you? Like this?”
He lifted a hand towards Xu Weilai as he spoke, and it seemed clear that he was about to reenact the scene!