Chapter 336: Well, Deal With It (2)
Gu Yu's words infuriated Gu Xiong so badly that his face began to take on the shades of a painter's palette; his complexion turned green, then turned red before finally turning purple. With Mr. Gu Sr. watching, he could only maintain his composure regardless of how angry he felt. Eventually, he simply requested to return home on the pretext of not feeling well.
Mr. Gu Sr. waved his hand as he said, "If you're not feeling well, then head back and get some rest."
Gu Xiong rose from his seat, and his wife, Rong Fanghua, got up along with him. Naturally, their sons followed suit. Only Gu Xue dawdled behind, reluctant to leave. Given how furious her father was, she, unfortunately, couldn't ignore the situation. Thus, she turned her head back repeatedly on her way out.
With Gu Xiong and his family gone, the living room suddenly felt empty. Grandpa Gu sighed gently.
At his advanced age, all he wanted was to see the family getting along peacefully. Knowing that he didn't have much time left, he wanted the reassurance of knowing Gu Yu would still have a family when he was no longer around.
Then again, familial relations weren't something that could be forced.
Fortunately, Gu Yu now had Little Weilai by his side. According to Mrs. Lin's surveillance reports, the couple's relationship was improving with each day. Perhaps it wouldn't be long before he'd get to have a great-grandchild of his own! If that truly came to pass, he would have nothing else to worry about.
Gu Xiong and Rong Fanghua sat in one car together, while Gu Xue and her three older brothers occupied another car.
Even after they had driven some distance away from the Gu family manor, the fury in Gu Xiong's chest still refused to subside. As it intensified into a rolling boil within him, he refused to accept what had just happened. Throughout the years, Gu Yu had shown him less respect with each year he grew older. He was always sarcastic and condescending, trampling over all of Gu Xiong's pride!
The other day, Gu Xiong had held Yun Rou back in his office. While discussing the matter with her, he even patted his chest confidently as he promised her she would get the position of the spokesperson. Little did he know how embarrassed he would ultimately become.
Compared to the angry Gu Xiong, Rong Fanghua was a lot calmer. She took out the spare bottle of water in the car, unscrewed the cap, and handed it to her husband. "Have some water to calm yourself down," she persuaded. "Today isn't the first time Yu has acted like that. Since when has he ever shown our family any respect aside from Grandpa Gu?"
After pausing for a moment as a thought occurred to her, she continued, "Well, not just him. There's Xu Weilai too! Did you notice? His attitude towards Xu Weilai today was vastly different from how it was before. Judging from the situation, he has accepted Xu Weilai as his wife. I guess they'll be announcing his marriage to Xu Weilai soon! Xu Weilai will then be the official and legitimate mistress of the Gu family!"
"Pfft! Xu Weilai is nothing more than a sly and scheming woman!" Gu Xiong took a huge gulp of water, which managed to slightly suppress his anger. "Not only did she manage to wrap Mr. Gu Sr. around her finger, she managed to rope Gu Yu over to her side as well. Even our dear Gu Xue has somehow been brainwashed into wanting to see her everyday!"
Rong Fanghua pursed her lips, and an ugly look flashed across her eyes as she said, "Honey, Yu is capable, while Xu Weilai is scheming. If the husband and wife work together in harmony, the Gu family and the Gu Corporation will fall firmly into their hands. Once that occurs, no one else will be able to get a share of the pie."
Gu Xiong could tell there was more to what she was saying and turned to look at her. "What are you trying to say?" he asked.
Rong Fanghua gently rested her hand atop Gu Xiong's and slowly explained, "Just think about. Grandpa Gu is still alive, and Yu is already so disrespectful towards us. If the old man were to die one day, how do you think Yu will treat us as distant relatives?"