“Nothing much,” Gu Chi calmly replied. He scooped a bowl of plain congee for Su Kexin. “Eat your breakfast.”Su Kexin did not think much of it. She quietly sat down, but she was constantly staring into space thinking about her mother’s medical fees while eating.Gu Chi stole a few glances at her tightly furrowed brows. This time, he finally knew what was troubling her.Gu Chi picked up a piece of prawn dumpling with his chopsticks and placed it on Su Kexin’s plate as he gently spoke, “Kexin, let’s find some time to go visit your mother.”Su Kexin was shocked at this sudden request. Her shifty eyes looked at Gu Chi to see him staring back at her.“It’s... it’s ok... my mother hasn’t been feeling too great... she needs to recuperate quietly...” She tried to avoid Gu Chi’s stares.Su Kexin tried to brush him off without mentioning a single word about her mother’s serious condition or the medical fees.Gu Chi’s black eyes turned frosty.He had been in the business world all these y
On the other side, Su Kexin knew that with her current mood, she would not be able to concentrate on work today. She exchanged her interview project with Sis Zheng, applied for emergency leave, and went home.She took a cab back to Gu Chi’s manor, walk through the foyer, took off her shoes, but was too lifeless to walk into the house and just sat at the foyer staring into space.‘Gu Yihan... oh, Gu Yihan... you’re so capable. Whenever I felt as if you’ve challenged me to my limits, you would always come up with a greater, crueler plan to torture me.’‘Not only did you give me off to another man like I was a mere item, this time you even want to personally use your own money to humiliate me?’Su Kexin felt that her tears were threatening to spill out from her eyes when all of a sudden, she felt that her body floated up. She realized that she was being lifted.“Ahhh!” Su Kexin yelped. She looked to the side to be greeted with Gu Chi’s well-chiseled facial features. “Gu Chi? Wh... wh
Su Kexin felt as if she was struck by lightning and her face paled tremendously.The next second, she was about to dash out of the manor like a crazy woman.“Su Kexin!” Gu Chi quickly gave chase and caught hold of her wrist. “What happened?”Gu Chi forcefully spun Su Kexin around to face him, but he was taken aback to see her tearful face.Su Kexin had lost control of herself and was screaming. “Let go of me! My mother needs surgery! Let go of me this instant!”Gu Chi’s gaze was filled with shock, but he still held on to Su Kexin. Instead, he strengthened his hold on her as he brought her into his embrace. He reprimanded her softly, “Su Kexin, can you calm down a little! How are you going to the hospital on your own? How would you reach there in time? I’ll call Yang Zuo to head to the hospital first to make arrangements.”“No need...” Su Kexin had wanted to reject Gu Chi’s offer out of reflex, but she had only managed two words before she saw anger in Gu Chi’s eyes.“Su Kexin! H
While Gu Chi and Su Kexin were having dinner, multiple work-related calls have been disturbing Gu Chi.Su Kexin knew that Gu Chi had already accompanied her for almost half a day, and she felt bad about it. “Why don’t you head home to do your work? I can stay on my own to take care of my mom.”Gu Chi looked at Su Kexin. He noticed that some soy sauce had stained the corner of her mouth as she had gobbled up her food in a hurry. He reached out and wiped it off with his finger.“I shall make a move then. I’ll drop by tomorrow. Just let me know if there’s anything that you need.” He softly spoke.Su Kexin nodded her head. When she saw Gu Chi had not left, she frowned. “Is there anything?”Gu Chi appeared deep in thoughts as he looked at Su Kexin and nonchalantly licked the finger that had helped wipe the sauce off her mouth earlier. “Nothing. I was just thinking, your nod seemed rather sincere.”Su Kexin’s head buzzed as she watched Gu Chi’s action of licking his finger. She did not
“Mom!” Su Kexin stared at Su Yafen as she reprimanded.“Oh, come on, I’m just worried about you. After all, marriage is an important part of life, yet you got yourself married while I was unconscious.” Su Yafen complained pettily.“It’s ok, Kexin. Aunty, this is my name card.” Gu Chi was much calmer compared to an awkward Su Kexin.Su Yafen received the name card and was dumbfounded when she saw the words ‘Chief Executive Officer’ and ‘Shareholder’.“Chiyao Group... I’ve not heard of this company before.” Su Yafen hesitated. “How about your parents? What do your parents do for a living?”Su Kexin became more anxious and wanted to stop her mother but Gu Chi had already answered patiently, “My parents are no longer around. My grandfather is Gu Yuanxiong.”“Gu Yuanxiong? Gu family’s old master?” Su Yafen was stunned.Chiyao Group had only been around for about two years or so, hence it was normal that Su Yafen had not heard of it. As for Gu Yuanxiong, who in S City had not heard of
Yang Zuo who was at the front passenger seat was frightened beyond words and nearly rammed into the front windshield when he heard the conversation behind.Even Su Kexin was not spared. She too was startled as she looked at Gu Chi in disbelief. “What are you saying?”“You married me for the household registration, isn’t it? Now that you have obtained it, you would not lose it even if we divorced.” Gu Chi slowly and calmly explained.Su Kexin’s face drained of all its colors.Gu Chi... knew why she had agreed to the marriage.However, come to think of it, since he managed to find out about her mother’s condition, it was not hard for him to figure that out as well.Looking at Gu Chi’s dark eyes, Su Kexin bit her lips and softly answered, “Based on your logic, you had also married me for personal gains as well, didn’t you? So, if there comes a day when I had lost my purpose, would you divorce me?Gu Chi was stunned. He had not expected Su Kexin to throw the ball back in his court.
“Food.” Gu Chi gave a brief answer. “If you insist that you want to repay me, then personally cook for me to eat.”Su Kexin’s eyes widened, unwilling to believe what her ears have just heard.“Just like that? But my cooking is mediocre.” She said in disbelief.She had known that her cooking was at most ‘edible’. When compared with Aunt Zhang’s cooking, it was the difference between a hotel chef against a street-side hawker.Now, this picky eater Gu Chi wanted to eat her cooking?“Why? Are you unwilling?” Gu Chi raised his eyebrows.“Of course not. But... it’s sixty thousand Yuan. How many meals do you want me to cook?” Su Kexin quickly replied.“How many meals do you think would be appropriate?” Gu Chi threw back the question to her.Su Kexin was left speechless. In a normal restaurant, even an expensive meal would usually cost a few hundred Yuan. Sixty thousand Yuan, that would come up to about a hundred meals that she needed to cook.“A hundred meals?” She carefully asked.
Su Kexin wanted to refute but she caught sight of her colleagues were hiding behind their monitors, stealing glances at her with suspicion and disdain.Su Kexin felt her heart was being stabbed.She was very familiar with these kinds of stares. Two years ago, when rumors about the incident spread throughout the whole campus, all of the students and lecturers gave her such looks as well.Su Kexin held her tongue back, without a word, she just sat back down and started on the report. Under the watchful eyes of all her colleagues, she walked towards Gu Yihan’s office and knocked on the door.“Come in.”Gu Yihan’s tired voice was apparent as he called from inside. Su Kexin pushed the door open and made her way in.Gu Yihan looked up and was stunned to see Su Kexin, but she swiftly placed the documents on the table. "Editor-in-chief, these are the documents that you wanted. If there’s nothing else, I will go back out.”With that, she turned around to leave the room. However, before s