Chapter 81: Car Owner
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Gu Zuhui saw Master Gu’s stormy expression when he came back, and he furrowed his brows in confusion. “Father, why were you in such a rush to get me back home? I finally managed to get in contact with one of the managers of the Yin family!”
“Why? Why?!” Master Gu immediately threw the cup in his hand towards him. “Don’t you know what you’ve done? You’ve ruined the future of the Gu family! You useless child! Unfilial child!”
“Father, please don’t be angry!” Gu Zuhui didn’t dare to dodge the projectile, only letting the old man take out his anger on him. “What happened?”
Gu Zuhui motioned for the butler to show him the newspapers.
Gu Zuhui glanced at the news before his eyes widened slightly in surprise. He had already known that Gu Xiqiao was outstanding, but never this much!
“You go tell her that we’ve already sent Ah Jin abroad to never come back to our country ever again. If she’s willing to come back, she’ll be the only heir to our family!” Master Gu said as she looked at Gu Zuhui. “As long as she will come back, we’ll comply with all of her conditions!”
Gu Zuhui didn’t dare to speak back against this choice of Master Gu’s, but he was still dissatisfied with this decision. He felt bad for letting a talented individual go, but to give the family to her? What is this child’s play?
What could the girl even do if she came back to the family? She had never dealt with the matters of the enterprise before so she was definitely less experienced than he was…Was his father going senile?
In any case, would she even come back after acting out that time?
“Don’t think that I don’t know what you’re thinking.” Master Gu knocked on the table in the living room sternly. “My intuition has never been wrong!”
Without any choice left, Gu Zuhui could only try to contact Gu Xiqiao, but he didn’t know how to do that, and upon seeing his conundrum his assistant reminded, “Sir, Miss Gu might be at her school.”
Gu Zuhui nodded and let his chauffeur bring him to First City High, and while there were many students there, he found Gu Xiqiao in the crowd that was together with two of her friends.
Seeing a young man in a suit walk over, Wu Hongwen blocked in front of Gu Xiqiao warily.
Gu Zuhui’s assistant waved his hands harmlessly. “Miss Gu, Chairman Gu is waiting for you.”
Gu Xiqiao looked at him, the smile on her face disappearing as she did. In all honesty, the people that she wanted to see the least now were those people from the Gu family, and she thought that she had already made it abundantly clear. “I’ll be done quick, wait for me okay?”
Seeing Gu Xiqiao, Gu Zuhui first praised her on her achievements, before telling her what he was here for, “Your grandfather said that you will be able to inherit the entire Gu family if you come back.”
After that, he kept an eye out for the girl’s reaction. The Gu family was counted as a family that was quite well off in N City, and would definitely be enough of a bargaining chip to cause almost anyone to drool at their mouths. Even he himself wasn’t entrusted with the entire family by Master Gu!
He had expected for Gu Xiqiao to be taken aback by this news, but the girl’s expression remained as cold and unaffected as always.
Did she not know how much that was worth?
“What I wanted was never the Gu family.” Gu Xiqiao smiled. “Mr. Gu, I thought I already made things clear with you last time, I hope this will never happen again.”
She was smiling, but there wasn’t even a hint of warmth behind her smile.
Looking at her leaving silhouette, Gu Zuhui suddenly remembered the documents that she left them and felt a sudden pang of fear. If he really managed to anger her, would she give all of this evidence to the authorities? Thinking of this, he didn’t dare to linger any further and told his chauffeur to bring him back.
While a talented individual was important, the Gu family was more important than it.
He could only blame himself for not grasping the chance while he could, but deep inside he breathed a sigh of relief. Where could he place his dignity if Gu Xiqiao agreed to inherit the Gu family?
After he told Master Gu what had happened, the latter sat there for a long while, before sighing in defeat.
He had truly given up this time, and he seemed to age right then and there, becoming a husk of his former self at that moment.
Gu Xiqiao’s mood was still terrible even after Gu Zuhui left, so she refused Wu Hongwen’s invitation. “I’m a little tired today, so I’ll go have some rest, yeah? I’ll visit you on another date.”
“Are you okay?” Wu Hongwen’s brows furrowed slightly as he saw through her facade, making an internal note to talk with his father about hindering the Gu Family whenever they had the chance to.
“It’s fine. I’m going now.” Gu Xiqiao waved at the two of them when she saw Yin Shaoyuan’s car, and as she left, Wu Hongwen looked over at Xiao Yun with a serious expression.
“I’ve decided that I want to go to the management faculty of A University.”
It wasn’t a problem to get that course with his grades, but Xiao Yun’s eyebrows knit in response. “Didn’t you say that you wanted to focus on sports yesterday?”
“This is the only way that I can succeed my father’s position without any drawbacks, right?” Wu Hongwen’s father had promised him that he would be the successor to the family, but he still had to do some things with his own two hands.
This was the first time that he even had the thought of wanting to become a suitable successor to the family.
Xiao Yun was honing herself too, so who was he to be left behind?
Yin Shaoyuan looked towards Gu Xiqiao as he rested his arm on the car windowsill, but his gaze was duly ignored by Gu Xiqiao, the girl opening the back door and getting onto the car without a word.
“Hey, could you not show so much disdain towards me?” Yin Shaoyuan’s cool facade cracked for a few moments as he held his hand to his forehead. “Why did you choose to sit behind there instead of here in the front?”
“It’s wider and more comfortable here,” Gu Xiqiao replied.
“I’ll get a car with only two seats the next time around, let’s see if you can sit on the top of the car!” Yin Shaoyuan revved up the car as he grumbled. “I’d be impressed if you did!”
Gu Xiqiao took out her phone. “You can always try it, I’m not against it.”
Knowing that he couldn’t beat her in a quipping battle, Yin Shaoyuan quickly changed the subject. “Spare me that silver tongue of yours, I’m going to take you to see your car that just got shipped here last night…Right, do you have a driver’s license?”
“…No,” Gu Xiqiao replied, not even raising her head.
“Have you ever driven a car?” Yin Shaoyuan looked at her through the rearview mirror in surprise.
“Does a tractor count?”
The car that Yin Shaoyuan was going to give her was custom made abroad, and had just gotten through inspections. In order to celebrate her doing well on her exams, the keys were sent in first while the car came one day later.
The car was placed in a 4S shop, and Yin Shaoyuan was going to bring her to get her car on that day.
“I wanted to ship it directly back to Yin Manor, but I thought of those soldiers that were keeping guard there so I gave up on the idea. Those people don’t know how to hold back, and it’ll be quite a shame to break this car on the first day it came in…” Yin Shaoyuan brought Gu Xiqiao to the car dealership quickly, and showed her a streamlined, pink Lamborghini.
It had a sleek design with stark dynamism and aggression, all sleek lines and cutting edge design, and it seemed quite impressive and even a tad bit ostentatious, especially with its two scissor doors.
Strangely enough, the pastel pink color didn’t conflict with this design in the slightest, and even Gu Xiqiao was quite satisfied with it.
Yin Shaoyuan walked over to the car. “Did you bring your keys?”
The car keys had already been placed in the inventory by Gu Xiqiao, and upon being asked, she stuck her hand into her bag and willed for the key to appear in her hand.
“Get in the car, I’ll take you for a ride.” Yin Shaoyuan caught the keys that Gu Xiqiao threw over, before getting on the car and waving at her. “You learn how to drive for two days, and I’ll have someone get a driver’s license for you.”
Gu Xiqiao only pursed her lips slightly as she looked over, not getting in the car.