Chapter 360: All Men Say Are Lies (2)
It was as if there was a dark void within those eyes. As Xu Weilai gazed at them, she felt that she was about to get sucked in, and couldn't help but surrender to those eyes.
His voice was husky and raspy, and he sounded a little agitated even. His thin lips parted, and he expressed every word sharply, "Xu Weilai, say that once more."
Xu Weilai had nowhere to hide. She couldn't control her cheeks from turning as red as apples. Her long and curly eyelashes batted slightly, as she cried out, her annoyance turned into slight anger. "Forget it if you didn't hear me!"
She turned away, trying to escape from his grasp. But, the man tightened his grip a little more. She stood there, unable to move. He bent down abruptly, his handsome face inches away from her eyes. Their gazes met; they could even see the reflection of themselves in their eyes.
Xu Weilai's heart skipped a beat.
Gu Yu's mouth curved into a smile, "Mrs. Gu, I heard you."
He no longer called her Xu Weilai. Instead, he had used the endearing term, Mrs. Gu. It was as though the words slipped off his tongue; it was incredibly enchanting.
It was as if a surge of excitement ran through Xu Weilai.
"Since Mrs. Gu is inviting me so kindly, I shall comply with her wishes."
To be sure, she had only asked him to come back to bed to sleep, but the way he said it seemed to imply that she had an ulterior motive.
Xu Weilai's neck was as red as her flushed face. She even began to stammer, "You… you don't… don't think much it. I… I just thought that since you've been sleeping on the sofa for such a long time, and the bed is quite… quite big, it's enough to fit the two of us."
She paused for a moment and quickly added, "We're just going to sleep; you're not allowed to do anything else!"
Gu Yu raised his eyebrows slightly. Completely unfazed, he asked, "Anything else? What else? Mrs. Gu, what I meant was also only to sleep. Were you expecting something else?"
Why did she have to expand on what she said? In so doing, didn't she shoot herself in the foot?
Xu Weilai couldn't bring herself to face the elders of her family anymore. She groaned and covered her face with her hands. On the bed, she burrowed under the blanket, cocooning herself.
She sounded grumpy when she cried out, "Up to you, whether you want to sleep here or not!"
Gu Yu lowered his gaze slightly, breaking into a soft chuckle. But soon, he fell silent.
How long has it been, he pondered, since he laughed so cheerily, and so genuinely?
Has he finally regained his ability to smile?
Three years ago, Xu Weilai was the one who made him smile again. And she managed to do it again three years on.
It all seems like fate.
Gu Yu picked up his pillow from the sofa and put it on the bed before lying down. Grabbing the blanket, he lifted it and pulled Xu Weilai into his embrace.
Xu Weilai remained still for a moment. But soon, she put up a struggle to break free from his hold.
He promised not to do anything else, and now he's going back on his word? Indeed, all men say are lies!
She couldn't get him to release his grasp, though. Instead, Gu Yu held her even more tightly in his arms.
From above her head, she heard the man's low voice, "Xu Weilai, without your permission, I wouldn't do anything. Don't worry."
Xu Weilai remained still for just a moment. Instinctively, she turned around and looked at him, "Really?"
Gu Yu lowered his head and peered down at her bright, inky eyes. Abruptly, he lifted his head again and looked away from her. His voice turned even deeper as if he was trying to hold something back, "um."
Xu Weilai was touched beyond words by how he treated her with respect now. She recalled the times when it was customary for Gu Yu to take whatever he pleased without restraint.
"So, Xu Weilai, when will my probation period end?"