Chapter 140: Forced Into This Role (2)
If he was truly about to take his anger out on her, Xu Weilai couldn’t allow it to happen in front of Mrs. Lin. Gritting her teeth together, she rushed up to Gu Yu’s side and hugged his arm before he could say anything.
Turning her head to the side, she looked up at him with a dazzling smile and said, “Gu Yu, you must be tired after a long day at work. Mrs. Lin prepared lots of delicious food for us! Hurry and get changed. It’s almost dinner time.”
Gu Yu lowered his eyes and saw the smile that she was doing her best to maintain. He also took notice of her hand on his arm. Although she was acting calm and composed, he could feel her hand trembling.
Even though this was all an act…
Gu Yu quickly disguised the resentful look in his eyes and replaced it with his usual distant expression. Without revealing his emotions, he simply nodded his head and allowed Xu Weilai to continue holding on to him as they both made their way to the bedroom.
The moment the bedroom door closed and they were out of Mrs. Lin’s sight, Xu Weilai could finally be at ease. Only God knew how terrified she had just been that Gu Yu would fling her hand off before proceeding to ridicule and insult her.
However, she quickly realized that her hand was still on Gu Yu’s arm. Her heart skipped a beat as she quickly released him before taking two steps back, increasing the distance between them.
Xu Weilai scratched her head and hurriedly tried to explain herself, “Under the circumstances, I had no choice but to touch you. I didn’t mean to do it.”
The moment she spoke those words, she suddenly found the situation laughable. To think she actually needed to explain herself for holding her husband’s arm!
She lowered her eyes and pondered her next words before saying, ” As part of Grandpa’s wishes, Mrs. Lin is going to be staying in the apartment from today onwards. You know very well… that Grandpa hopes for us to get along well. Therefore, we might have to maintain an amicable relationship, at least for the time being.”
She had thought it through. As long as Mrs. Lin witnessed that she and Gu Yu were living in wedded bliss and that their feelings for each other were stable, she’d in turn reassure Grandpa Gu. Then, Xu Weilai would request for Mrs. Lin to return to the old manor with the excuse that she and Gu Yu needed their privacy as a couple.
This was the only idea she could come up with at the moment. Having practiced this monologue a few times before, she shared her idea with Gu Yu. She looked at his emotionless face as he remained silent, but she had no idea what he was thinking about.
The man’s eyes were fathomless, seeming unending and empty at the same time. Up until now, Xu Weilai had never been able to read this man’s mind.
She had once thought that he loved her as much as she loved him. However, he had abandoned her in the blink of an eye. From then on, she had learned to never again dare to overestimate her self-worth.
After a moment of thinking, Xu Weilai asked, “So, do you think we’ll be able to do that?”
Gu Yu was used to being the one in charge and giving the orders. It was possible that he’d be upset at the way she had spoken on her own without his opinion. If that were the case, then she didn’t mind lowering herself to keep the peace between them.
Xu Weilai felt like her words were a small drop in the ocean. Xu Weilai started to panic from the silence between them, her heart beginning to hammer with unease.
What on earth was Gu Yu thinking about? Why couldn’t he just say something? If he disagreed with it, she’d crack her head open to think of some other way…
Just as she was about to give up hope, the man finally moved. He flung his briefcase to the couch on the side and took his jacket off as he headed into the bathroom, completely ignoring her.
Xu Weilai watched Gu Yu in a daze, and a frown appeared on her face. What on earth was he trying to convey to her?