Chapter 279: You May Spend It (1)
Gu Yu lowered his eyes and looked at the red packet in her hand. On it was two figurines smiling. Upon closer inspection, it was obvious that the figurine's faces were modeled after him and Xu Weilai.
His gaze returned to Xu Weilai's face. With a fathomless look in his eyes, he said plainly, "I'll never take back something I've given away."
Xu Weilai was left speechless.
Well, well! So, this was the bearing of a big shot! Even though it had been for the sake of an act, he thought nothing of giving away something so valuable! This reminded her of the time he had given her the pink diamond ring.
Thinking about how much work and effort she had to put to gradually earn her money, Xu Weilai began to develop some resentment towards the wealthy. She asked a little acerbically, "Aren't you worried that I'll run away with your money if you leave this card with me?"
Gu Yu pulled his lips into a smile.
He took a huge step forward and came closer to Xu Weilai. As Xu Weilai's heart hammered frantically at his sudden proximity, she took two steps back.
Then, she heard the man open his mouth and enunciate each word clearly as he said, "You can try."
His tone was cold like an icy bucket of water that had doused her from head to toe. She shivered uncontrollably.
Xu Weilai forced herself to smile and assumed the formal tone of a customer service assistant as she said, " You can rest assured that I will take good care of your card and not spend a single cent of your money."
Gu Yu pressed his lips together and suddenly remarked, "You may spend it."
What did he just say?
Xu Weilai was stunned for a moment and looked up at Gu Yu instinctively.
However, when she looked over, Gu Yu had already turned around and was heading into the changing room. It was almost as if those four words had been a figment of her imagination.
Before Gu Yu disappeared into the dressing room, however, he stopped in his tracks and added, "My wife cannot be outdone by others."
He wanted to give her the best of everything. The only thing he couldn't agree to was to let her go.
That statement made Xu Weilai's heart skip a beat.
He had said, "My wife…" The day before, when he had introduced her to Mr. Qin Sr., he had called her his wife too. Had that been a casual and thoughtless statement, or was he truly intending to treat her as a wife?
A sudden knock on the door broke Xu Weilai out of her reverie. She regained her wits and walked over to open the door.
Gu Xue was standing at the entrance, wearing a pink dress. When she saw her, she smiled and immediately greeted her, "Happy New Year, Sister-in-law! May you have a prosperous year ahead! Now, where's my red packet?"
With that, Gu Xue held her dainty hands out and waited for Xu Weilai to give her a red packet.
Because of Gu Yu's physical demands the night before, Xu Weilai had woken up late. The rest of the Gu family had already woken up early in the morning and given their New Year greetings to Mr. Gu Sr. Gu Xue had been so eager to see Xu Weilai that she ran to the room instead of waiting for her to come down the stairs.
Xu Weilai returned her New Year's greeting. It was her first time being a married woman; she had forgotten that she needed to give red packets out to the younger members of the family. At that moment, she had nothing prepared. She did, however, have some new banknotes in her purse. "Hold on a moment. I'll get it for you," Xu Weilai said.
Xu Weilai turned to head back into the bedroom. She walked over to the couch and picked up her purse. She retrieved some banknotes from inside, only to realize afterward that she didn't have any red packet to put the money into.
It didn't seem appropriate to just hand the money over directly. Xu Weilai suddenly caught sight of the red packet that the black card was in. The pink design on it was so cute. Seeing that it was exactly the style that Gu Xue liked, Xu Weilai decided to use that instead.