Chapter 149: No, Scram! (1)
Xu Weilai cursed under her breath as she changed into her indoor slippers and walked in. Mrs. Lin saw her when she emerged from the kitchen and greeted her with a smile, “I see you’re back, Young Mistress!”
Xu Weilai nodded her head. After a moment’s thought, she eventually opened her mouth to ask, “When did Gu Yu return?”
“Young Master came back half an hour ago. He said that he’d be having dinner at home.”
Xu Weilai had been hoping the Gu Yu had returned simply to pick up something that he’d forgotten to take with him and soon leave. Mrs. Lin’s words extinguished all hope of that happening.
She did want Gu Yu to cooperate with her in keeping up their act, but… did he have to be this enthusiastic about it? They could easily have gotten away with him saying he was too busy with work to come back for dinner!
Despite her conflicted heart, Xu Weilai’s face did not betray any of her feelings. “Got it,” she replied.
Mrs. Lin turned around to head back into the kitchen, while Xu Weilai went straight to the bedroom. Gu Yu wasn’t inside, so he was most likely in the study. She placed her bag down and went to the bathroom to wash her face before changing into something more comfortable. Settling down by the couch, she opened her laptop and began to polish the interview questions intended for Lin Yuhan.
At half-past seven, Mrs. Lin knocked on the door and called her for dinner. Xu Weilai grunted in acknowledgment and shut her laptop, placing it on the table beside her as she got up to exit the bedroom.
Mrs. Lin had prepared her favorite fish head with chili peppers, chicken with Szechuan peppers, and spicy prawns. Smelling the aroma in the air was sufficient to make her uncontrollably drool.
She loved spicy foods!
Gu Yu pulled out a random chair and sat in it. Xu Weilai had originally intended to sit as far away from him as possible. Under Mrs. Lin’s watchful eye, however, she had no choice but to pull out the chair right beside Gu Yu and sit in it.
Xu Weilai was feeling famished. She had a very busy day and had only eaten a small bun at the airport. Not caring about her ladylike image, she picked up her chopsticks and began shoveling food into her mouth.
As Gu Yu glanced at her, his eyes narrowed imperceptibly. He seemed to be silently mocking her gluttonous actions.
Xu Weilai couldn’t care less about what he thought. Ever since she had resolved not to care about him, her heart had been feeling a lot lighter. Gu Yu had been akin to a thorn in her side. Leaving it as it was would only result in it pricking against her and resulting in pain. However, all she had needed was the determination to pluck it out once and for all. Even though the process itself was painful, everything would feel a lot better once the thorn was out.
Of course, the recovery process was still painful. However, time healed all wounds. She knew that in time, her wounds would be healed too.
Xu Weilai ate very quickly. Gu Yu didn’t seem to have much of an appetite and hadn’t moved his chopsticks much. When Mrs. Lin noticed that, she couldn’t help asking, “Young Master, is the food not to your liking?”
Xu Weilai turned her head instinctively to glance at Gu Yu, who sat there emotionlessly. Why did there have to be so much hatred and bitterness present even in a simple meal? Xu Weilai quietly thought to herself that it was more likely that Gu Yu had lost his appetite from looking at her face than from disliking the food.
As newlyweds, Xu Weilai felt that she needed to act more like a loving wife.
She shifted her eyes, and a sly glint appeared in them. With a look of sincere concern, she lifted her chopsticks and placed a piece of chicken soaked in Szechuan peppers into his bowl. Looking at him affectionately with her dark eyes, she said, “Hubby, eat up! It hurts my heart to see how skinny you’ve become!”
Gu Yu’s preference was the opposite of hers; he never liked spicy food!
Back when they had been dating, she had often lamented how difficult it was for people of contrasting personalities and opposing taste-buds to be together.
This was her revenge on him for forcing his kiss on her before!