Chapter 89: An Object Bought for a Billion (1)
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His words shocked Xu Weilai to the core.
That thought had never crossed her mind—it couldn’t cross her mind; that would be impossible! Regardless of the past or present, she had never thought him as inconsequential, and much less, she had never thought to play with him in the palm of her hand.
“Gu Yu, that wasn’t…”
She wanted to say that that wasn’t what she’d meant. But the moment those few words came out of her mouth, Gu Yu increased the pressure of his fingers around her chin. She yelped in pain and wasn’t able to finish the rest of her sentence.
She noticed the scorn and disdain in his eyes and instantly knew that he wouldn’t listen to any of her explanations. He had already decided that she had been playing him this whole time!
“Xu Weilai, you were the one who forced this marriage to happen. You forced me into a marriage with you. And now, you’re telling me that you want out? Do you think I’m yours to command as you please? Xu Weilai, who do you think you are? You’re nothing more than an object I bought for one billion yuan. Do you even have the right to say these words to my face? You want a divorce? Wouldn’t that be letting you off too easily? Do I, Gu Yu, look like someone who would engage in a losing transaction with you?”
Gu Yu was evidently very angry. Every statement he made was vicious and merciless.
Xu Weilai knew that Gu Yu had never treated her like a wife, but she had never thought that he’d see her as nothing more than an object. An object with a price tag of one billion yuan… She chuckled inside her head. What an expensive object she was…
She never imagined that she’d be able to laugh at a time like this.
But in reality, she actually did laugh. Because of the word “object,” she opened her mouth and laughed.
When a woman loved a man, what was the limit of her endurance? To what extent would she endure heartlessness, derision, disdain, and ill-treatment?
Truthfully, her endurance had never been very high. In the past, she’d lose her temper just from Gu Yu failing to smile at her.
At present, enduring was all she could do, regardless of how hurtful his words to her were, regardless of how he tormented her, and regardless of how he paraded his other woman in front of her. She had been beginning to feel like she was turning into an emotionless dummy.
Evidently, that wasn’t the case. That wasn’t the case at all.
She felt the pain. She was miserable. She felt her heart breaking into a bloody mess with every word he said.
Her eyes welled up with tears, but she refused to allow herself to cry. All his actions were justified. She had indeed taken one billion yuan from him, and she had no right to refute any of what he’d said.
“I’ll return it to you.”
Xu Weilai fought to regain control of her voice and said crisply to him, “I’ll return that billion to you.”
Even if she didn’t have that amount of money at the moment, she’d work hard to earn it. Regardless of what she had to do, regardless of how long it’d take, she’d return it. She wouldn’t owe him a single cent!
Gu Yu reacted as if he’d just heard the funniest joke ever. He knew the state that the Xu Corporation was currently in very well. Although the initial billion had been able to bring the company back from death’s door, Xu Weilai’s father wasn’t capable or courageous enough to keep their success running long term.
Given how unreliable her family was, how was she going to produce one billion yuan on her own?
That was nothing more than an empty dream!
“Sure! I’ll be waiting!” Gu Yu curled his lips into a smile and his tone of contempt was easily recognizable.
Xu Weilai was so grief-stricken that she felt like she might shatter at any moment. That last sentence of his was the last straw in destroying her carefully maintained façade of composure. She momentarily forgot about her fear of Gu Yu and hollered without thinking, “Gu Yu, do you think that I won’t succeed? Since I was able to marry you for one billion yuan, I could always do it again! You’re not the only rich man in this world, after all!”