Chapter 132: The Big Tiger and the Little Fox (2)
In the hospital…
Xu Weilai’s condition had improved tremendously. After lying in bed for so many days, her bones were beginning to feel stiff. The nurse decided to take her outside for a walk to get some sunlight.
After perspiring a little, she returned to her room, drank a full glass of water, and washed her face before climbing back into bed.
She scrolled through her cell phone for a while and got herself up to date with all the recent news and current affairs before placing her phone back down on the bedside table. That was when she saw the stack of books.
She remembered that Gu Yu had read the story of The Big Tiger and the Little Fox to her, but she had fallen asleep without hearing the ending. Wanting to satisfy her curiosity, she reached out and pulled the stack of books over. After searching through them, however, she couldn’t find any that had anything to do with a big tiger and a little fox.
That was weird…
Without thinking, Xu Weilai turned to the nurse and asked, “Is one book missing?”
The nurse glanced at the pile and nodded her head. “There is a book missing, but I didn’t touch it. Could Mr. Gu have taken it with him?”
Xu Weilai pursed her lips. What reason did Gu Yu have to take the book with him? Was he so petty as to deny her the ending of the story?
What a jerk!
Noticing that Xu Weilai’s mood had worsened, the nurse quickly said, “What book are you looking for? I’ll get it for you right away.”
“Never mind.” Xu Weilai wasn’t in the mood to read anymore.
Her cell phone suddenly chimed, and Xu Weilai placed the stack of books back on the table before retrieving her phone. She looked at the screen, and saw that Xiao Chun had sent her a message.
[Chunchun Ready For Action]: I’m so sorry, Sister! I just started work and was so busy. I had no idea that you were ill. It was Gu Yu’s assistant who gave me the news. How are you? Are you feeling any better?
[Lil’ Lil’ Weilai]: I’m much better now. Don’t worry.
Xiao Chun replied very quickly.
[Chunchun Ready For Action]: No way! There’s no way I won’t worry unless I see you with my own eyes. I’ll visit you tomorrow. Tell me what you want to eat, drink, and do! Everything! I’ll bring it over for you tomorrow!
Xu Weilai couldn’t help chuckling.
[Lil’ Lil’ Weilai]: That won’t be necessary at all! I’m getting discharged tomorrow. Why don’t you just wait for me to fully recover? Once I do, we’ll go out for a nice meal together!
[Chunchun Ready For Action]: Not just one, but many! Still, I must at least visit you in the hospital. How about I pick you up from the hospital tomorrow?
Just as Xu Weilai was about to reply, Xiao Chun hurriedly sent another message.
[Chunchun Ready For Action]: I won’t take no for an answer!
Xu Weilai knew her friend well and deleted her original message of objection. She changed it instead to, “Alright. I’ll be waiting for you.”
The nurse reported Gu Yu and Xu Weilai’s interactions privately to Grandpa Gu. After hanging up the phone, Grandpa Gu sighed again.
When Mrs. Lin saw that, she couldn’t help sighing along with him.
Mr. Gu Sr. took several looks at her before sighing even louder.
“Master, if you have something to say, just say it. If you just stare at me like this, I won’t be able to get the hint,” Mrs. Lin said as she clutched her chest.
Mr. Gu Sr. was silent for two seconds before finally saying, “Mrs. Lin, given your low IQ, I’m worried if you’ll be able to accomplish the important task I’m about to give you!”
Mrs. Lin was used to his barbs by now and didn’t bother retorting. There was a reason that Young Master’s tongue was so sharp!
“But it’s not like I have any other choice. For the sake of Yu and Xu Weilai’s happiness, I’ll just have to give them another present!”
Mrs. Lin did not know how to react. What did Mr. Gu Sr.’s present to them have to do with her IQ?
Mr. Gu Sr. observed her for a moment and motioned her with the crook of his finger to come closer. As Mrs. Lin leaned over, he carefully enunciated every word to her.