Chapter 376: In the End, It's Still Not Hers? (2)
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If he was going to meet Yun Rou at such a late hour, did that mean he wasn't going to be coming back for the night?
Xu Weilai couldn't bring herself to ask herself that. Just the thought alone made it hard for her to breathe.
If Gu Yu rekindled his romance with Yun Rou, what would that mean for Xu Weilai?
Although Su Ziqian had been by his side, Gu Yu had never given her any hope back when she had married him. She also had known that Gu Yu hated her. Although it lead to heartache for her, she had never harbored any hope that the relationship would develop any further. She had even been looking forward to the freedom from an eventual divorce.
Back then, she had been prepared to separate herself from him at the drop of a hat.
However… she had shielded Gu Yu from the knife with her own body. When she regained consciousness, Gu Yu had apologized and told her that he would make an effort to change his ways. Remaining true to his word, he began to pay closer attention to her and treat her with gentleness and thoughtfulness.
Xu Weilai had never admitted anything verbally to him and had even resorted to throwing a coquettish tantrum every now and then. Even so, she knew clearly in her heart that she loved him deeply and couldn't let him go. With her heart softened by her feelings, she had already decided to surrender.
She no longer entertained the idea of divorcing him. Instead, she began to think about how they would grow old together.
In the end, would Gu Yu unfortunately still not to be hers? Was it destined to be impossible for them to be together?
Time suddenly slowed to a crawl. Every minute and second that passed became excruciating to live through. Just as Xu Weilai thought she was going to spend the entire night in sleepless restlessness, she heard the door of the apartment open.
Xu Weilai's eyes widened as she gave a start of surprise.
Had Gu Yu returned?
As she had expected, the door to the bedroom opened a minute later. The man deliberately lightened the sound of his footsteps as he made his way over.
Xu Weilai quickly shut her eyes and feigned deep sleep.
She sensed Gu Yu walking over to the bedside and gazing at her. A few seconds later, she heard the rustle of a bag being torn open. Then, Gu Yu reached under the blanket and pressed something against her abdomen.
Heat soon radiated out. Without having to open her eyes, Xu Weilai could guess that the object was a heating pad.
Did that mean that the reason he had gone out was to get this?
When he was done, he retracted his hand and tucked the corners of her blanket around her. When she was finally tucked in to his satisfaction, he got up and left the room.
Xu Weilai slowly opened her eyes and turned to look at the bedside table. On it was a big plastic bag filled with a few other heating pads, period medication, and pain relievers among other products.
At that moment, Xu Weilai couldn't put how she felt into words.
Had Gu Yu mistakenly assumed that Xu Weilai's Aunt Flo had paid a visit and attributed her sudden distraction to that? Had he run out in the middle of the night to buy all these things in the hopes of easing her discomfort?
Xu Weilai's heart couldn't help but soften once more.
She would never change. Every time he treated her well, she'd treasure the interaction. Every time he treated her with any amount of warmth, she'd see it as hope.
Xu Weilai didn't sleep well that night and kept waking repeatedly. Fortunately, Gu Yu hadn't returned to the bedroom to sleep, so she didn't have to worry about being discovered by him.
Early the next morning…
Xu Weilai did not want to face Gu Yu. When she awakened, she remained lying in bed. She watched the clock until she was sure he had left for work before getting up to wash up.
After breakfast, she didn't want to continue wallowing in despair and tried to find something to do to distract herself.
She opened her email inbox, intending to ask her Big Boss if there were any new assignments available. As if he could read her mind, the Big Boss sent her a message before she had even asked.
[There's an interview. The interviewee specifically requested for you. Are you interested?]
Specifically requested for her…
Without asking, Xu Weilai could guess who that interviewee was.
Yun Rou had been back for some time. Given how much Xu Weilai had heard the people around her mention Yun Rou's name, she couldn't ignore her even if she wanted to. Now, they were finally about to meet.