Chapter 314: Had He Noticed Her Pain? (2)
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Gu Yu turned to look at Xu Weilai, who easily noticed the hope in his eyes.
"Why don't you sleep in the guest room? Or I could sleep in the guest room."
When Gu Yu heard Xu Weilai's suggestion, he didn't react with fury at being rejected as he had in the past. All he felt was heartache—not for himself, but for Xu Weilai.
Had he not hurt her so deeply, she wouldn't be this uneasy about letting him close.
He no longer wanted her to fear him anymore.
Gu Yu's voice was hoarse when he spoke, "That won't be necessary. I'll sleep on the couch."
Even if he couldn't share her bed, he still wanted to stay close to her.
Xu Weilai's frown deepened. She couldn't stop herself from speaking again, "But…"
"Xu Weilai," Gu Yu opened his mouth to interrupt her. "Just go to sleep."
Xu Weilai knew that once Gu Yu had made up his mind and wouldn't change it, she swallowed the rest of her sentence.
The lights went out in the bedroom.
In the darkness, Xu Weilai heard the deep baritone voice of the man coming from the couch. "Good night, Xu Weilai."
She turned around to face the couch. Her lips moved and she eventually said, "Good night, Gu Yu."
When Xu Weilai closed her eyes, the corners of her lips curled into a smile on their own.
The next day…
When Xu Weilai woke up, Gu Yu was nowhere to be seen. She surmised that he had gone to the office. After all, he had a huge backlog of work and was sure to be busy for a while.
After her morning shower, she finished a bowl of bird's nest porridge that Mrs. Lin had prepared for her alongside a hearty breakfast. Then, she headed into the study, picked up her laptop, and began to work on her interview report.
She was the sort of person to lose track of time whenever she was engrossed in her work. Gu Yu had previously kept a close eye on her. He had been strict and demanding, requiring her to rest after every half an hour of work before continuing. Now that he wasn't around, Xu Weilai naturally forgot about it.
Unexpectedly, her cell phone rang half an hour later.
Xu Weilai glanced at it to find that the caller was Gu Yu. Without thinking much about it, she swiped her finger across the screen and answered the call. "Hello?" she greeted.
The man got straight to the point, and said bluntly, "You've been working for half an hour. Rest."
Xu Weilai was left speechless.
How did he know?
Xu Weilai looked around the study room instinctively. Indeed, Gu Yu wasn't around. Had he installed surveillance cameras?
Possessing a clear knowledge of Gu Yu's methods, she didn't bother denying it and replied obediently, "Alright. I'll rest now."
Upon hanging up the phone, Xu Weilai flung her cell phone aside and carried her laptop into the bedroom. She sat on the couch and continued with her report.
She had barely typed a few words when her phone rang again. It was Gu Yu.
Xu Weilai did not dare to ignore the call and answered it immediately. Without a change in beat, she insisted, "Gu Yu, I'm resting now! I swear!"
The man scoffed lightly, and carefully enunciated each word as he said, "Xu Weilai, either you put the laptop in your hands away, or I'll come back now."
Like before, she was left speechless.
If he returned to the apartment, she would have to give up any hope of working.
Xu Weilai surrendered. "Concentrate on your work. I'll adhere to the rules and rest after every half an hour. Will that do?"
Xu Weilai didn't wish to challenge Gu Yu any further out of fear that he would truly return. She rose and took a short walk out into the living room. With a water spray in her hands, she began to water her potted plants. When she felt adequately rested, she returned to the bedroom and continued to work on her computer.
Her cell phone rang again.
Xu Weilai initially assumed Gu Yu was calling to nag her again. However, Xiao Chun's name was on the screen instead of his.
With a sigh of relief, she answered the call. "Chunchun."
"Weilai, are you free today? I would like to take you out for lunch to celebrate your full recovery. Also, there's something I need to tell you."