Chapter 341: My Money's Yours (1)
Xu Weilai thought that she misheard him. It was only after she met that cold gaze of his that she knew she didn't hear him wrong.
She asked in shock, "Why not?"
She was just going to work. It wasn't like she was going out to see another guy…
Xu Weilai's inky eyes flicked around the room. Having been struck with an idea, she added, "Gu Yu, are you worried about my body again? Don't worry, my wound has already healed fully. I'm fine, I swear!"
Although she could feel that her body was not as well as it was before, there wasn't much of a difference anyway. The wound wouldn't affect her that much!
A distant look remained in Gu Yu's eyes, an unreadable emotion lying within as he remained silent for a moment. Without answering her, he decided to change the topic. "Earlier, you mentioned that you're working yourself to the bone because you wanted to be able to earn one billion dollars as soon as possible to return to me, right?"
Although Xu Weilai didn't know why he would bring this up now, it was true. With nothing to hide from him, she nodded and said truthfully, "Yes."
Even though their relationship had improved, she still didn't want to owe him anything.
She wanted things to be even between both of them. This way, she would be able to have a clear conscience and stand up tall in front of him, whether they stayed together or got divorced in the future.
Gu Yu nodded before taking out his phone. His fingers flew quickly across the screen, crafting a message before sending it over to Assistant Lin.
After a few minutes, Xu Weilai heard a dinging sound from her phone. She glanced at it subconsciously, noticing that she got a text. When she clicked into it, the contents of the message stunned her.
Someone had deposited one billion dollars… into her bank account.
A while passed before Xu Weilai finally raised her head up to look at Gu Yu. Dazed, she stammered, "Gu Yu, you… Why are you giving me so much money?"
The man's inky gaze met with hers as he parted his thin lips, spitting out the words lazily, "Household expenses!"
Xu Weilai was at a loss for words.
Gu Yu stepped towards Xu Weilai once more, and said, "Xu Weilai, you're able to pay me back now."
Xu Weilai remained silent.
‘Are you kidding me, Gu Yu?' she thought.
Depositing one billion dollars to make her stop going to work… what a horrible thing to do!
Feeling a little helpless, Xu Weilai said, "Gu Yu, isn't this your money? Things are completely different now, alright?"
"What's different about it?" Gu Yu's inky gaze was fixed on her, as he spoke seriously, "We're already married. My money's yours, and your money would still be yours."
Xu Weilai didn't know what to say.
‘Damn it, who on earth taught Gu Yu to say such sweet nothings?' she thought.
Xu Weilai was originally speechless, to begin with. With what he just said, however, it felt like her resolve was cracking. Even her lips were involuntarily curving upwards.
This didn't feel right at all! Could he not flirt when they're discussing serious matters?!
Xu Weilai closed her eyes shut and clenched her fists tightly. Then, she unclenched them slowly and exhaled loudly before she opened her eyes once more. Adjusting herself, she said, "Gu Yu, I want to earn one billion on my hard work alone. I won't change my mind about this. Even if I would have to work in the industry for another ten, twenty years, or even for the rest of my life to earn this much, I won't ever give this up!"
"Besides, working in the media industry is my passion. Being in this line of work gives me a sense of fulfillment and purpose. If you want me to be someone that does nothing but idle around all day as a Young Mistress that can only wait at home for her husband to return home from work, I can't do it!"
Gu Yu's eyes darkened completely as he silently gazed at Xu Weilai.
Despite the little inkling of panic that Xu Weilai felt, she knew she couldn't give in.
The stalemate between the two persisted. All of a sudden, the bedroom quietened down so much that anyone could hear a pin drop.
Just as Xu Weilai thought that whatever they had as a married couple was about to crumble to pieces, Gu Yu surprisingly gave in. "I can continue to let you work," he said.
Xu Weilai's heart skipped a beat. In the blink of an eye, he called out once more, "However, I will only let you work under one condition!"