Chapter 390: The Anniversary (2)
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Xu Weilai automatically froze in her tracks.
Before she arrived, she had prepared herself mentally by building up her confidence. At the very moment when she was about to face the truth, however, her courage began to subside.
Was now perhaps the best time to directly bring up the divorce to Gu Yu?
Xu Weilai's hands hung down both sides of her body as she clenched her so tightly that the blue veins could be seen on the back of her fair hands.
The next second, the man's warm hands covered hers. Gu Yu had reached out again to hold her hand and led her ahead before she could even react. Soon, they were at the entrance of the glass house.
"We're here!" he declared.
As he spoke and opened the glass door, and Xu Weilai followed him passively and walked in.
Xu Weilai felt as if her heart had been lodged in her throat. However, the house was empty. Yun Rou, whom Xu Weilai had expected to see, was nowhere in sight.
She swept her gaze around the place quickly and found that there was no one else present other than Gu Yu and herself. Instead, what she saw was…
As her round and distinctive eyes widened, Xu Weilai was stunned for half a second before turning around to face Gu Yu. His dark eyes were also focused on the photograph placed on the table in front.
"This is…" Xu Weilai mumbled in shock.
Gu Yu did not reply to her immediately. Instead, he led her forward until she was standing right in front of the table. He turned back to gaze at her and, with a serious expression, his lips parted as he said solemnly, "Xu Weilai, these are my parents."
Xu Weilai's mind suddenly went blank.
Xu Weilai and Gu Yu had been together in the past, but… Gu Yu had never mentioned his parents to her, much less taken her to see them. She had no idea whether it was because he had been unwilling to talk about them back then, or if he had thought she lacked the right to know anything about them.
This was the first time she had ever heard of them.
Therefore, when he had mentioned "someone he loved," the idea never even crossed her mind.
That moment felt so much like a dream to Xu Weilai that she almost didn't dare to believe it. To make sure that she was right, she cautiously whispered, "Gu Yu, you brought me here to meet your parents?"
"And… the anniversary?"
The corners of Gu Yu's lips rose slightly along with his eyebrows as he replied, "Today is my parents' wedding anniversary. This restaurant, this glass house, and all the flowers here that my father personally planted for my mother... they were his gift to her for their wedding anniversary."
"When they were still around, they would always celebrate it here at this time of the year. At first, it was just the two of them. After I was born, it became the three of us."
He lowered his voice even further. With Xu Weilai still in a daze, his last sentence drifted slowly into her ear, "From today onwards, there'll be four of us."
Four of us…
When Gu Yu had mentioned "someone he loved", he had been referring to his parents the whole time. Did this mean that he valued her as much as he did with them?
Xu Weilai's heart hammered violently in her chest.
Never had she ever expected such a turn of events. Her previous speculations and assumptions... they were all nothing more than an empty scare that she had conjured for herself.
"Xu Weilai, would you like to say hello to my parents?"
As the man's voice pulled Xu Weilai out of her thoughts, she hurriedly suppressed her remaining confusion. Instinctively, she quickly smoothed her hair and straightened her back before cautiously saying, "Hello, Father and Mother. This is our first time meeting. I'm Xu Weilai. I'm 25 years old this year and I'm a reporter—the sort who is dedicated to justice. I…"
Before she could finish speaking, she heard Gu Yu suddenly laugh.