Chapter 136: A Hot Potato (2)
Xu Weilai closed her eyes and took a deep breath. She placed the clothes in her hands down and hesitated for a moment before getting up and walking out of the room.
The moment she stepped into the living room, she saw a figure standing by the entrance and did a double-take. It wasn’t Gu Yu, but… Mrs. Lin?
Just as Xu Weilai heaved a sigh of relief, she was suddenly overcome with doubt. Ever since she had moved into the apartment, no one aside from Gu Yu ever came. What was Mrs. Lin doing here all of a sudden?
Mrs. Lin was equally surprised to see her as if she hadn’t expected that Xu Weilai would be in the apartment. She quickly pasted a smile on her face and asked, “Young Mistress, were you just discharged from the hospital?”
As she spoke, she changed into a pair of indoor slippers. Dragging her luggage behind her, she then entered the apartment. She first greeted Xu Weilai out of respect before explaining her presence. “Young Mistress, Mr. Gu Sr. sent me here to take care of the daily chores for you and Young Master. In the future, I’ll be living here too.”
Honestly speaking, her heart had skipped a beat once Xu Weilai noticed her luggage as an ominous premonition had come over her. Indeed, her gut instinct had turned out to be right.
If she and Gu Yu were the only two people living in the apartment, it wouldn’t have mattered whether or not Gu Yu came back. In any case, she couldn’t be bothered. However, with Mrs. Lin living with them, they would both have to keep up the charade of being a happily married couple. Otherwise, Grandpa Gu would be disappointed to find out that she and Gu Yu were merely putting on an act…
Alternatively, Mrs. Lin could have been sent over by Grandpa Gu in the first place to keep an eye on them!
Even though Grandpa Gu meant well, this still put a massive amount of pressure on her…
At that very moment, Xu Weilai found it hard to smile. Afraid that Mrs. Lin would sense something was amiss, she quickly lowered her head and smoothened her hair to hide her emotions.
“I see. How thoughtful of Grandpa!”
Mrs. Lin had been working under Mr. Gu Sr. for quite some time. Although he occasionally looked down on her, she was much wiser than her appearance suggested. She only obeyed Grandpa Gu out of respect for him. She had worked for the Gu family her entire life, after all. Without any wisdom and discernment, she wouldn’t have lasted as long as she did.
Even though Xu Weilai was quick to disguise her feelings, Mrs. Lin could tell that she was putting on an act. However, she chose not to call her out on it and pretended not to notice. She continued, “Young Mistress, because you and Young Master are newlyweds, I shouldn’t intrude. However, Mr. Gu Sr said that Young Master is constantly busy with work and will inevitably neglect to take good care of you. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have fallen so ill either. Don’t worry though; I’ll do my best not to disturb you. I will make myself invisible. You won’t even realize I’m here!”
With that, she paused for a few moments before asking again, “Young Mistress, do you mind me being here?”
Xu Weilai took a deep breath inwardly. Who was she to mind?
Mrs. Lin was Grandpa Gu’s eyes. If she didn’t permit her to stay, it was akin to admitting to Grandpa Gu that she and Gu Yu’s marriage wasn’t a happy one.
This situation truly like she was dealing with a hot potato. She couldn’t object to it. She could only accept it regardless of how scalding hot it was.
Xu Weilai clenched her hands tightly. When she looked up again, she had already managed to resume her usual expression. With a genuine-looking smile, she nodded her head and said, “Of course I don’t mind! You’re most certainly welcome here!”
When Xu Weilai returned to the bedroom, she sat on the bed in a daze. She was frowning so hard that creases had appeared between her brows.
She had thought that after leaving the hospital, she would no longer have to meet Gu Yu daily. But now that Mrs. Lin was here, did that mean that Gu Yu would have to come back every day?