Sunday, 3 May 2020



Season 3

Episode 65

(The President’s Birthday Banquet)

Lin Che said, “Okay then. I can actually bring people with me. This time, it won’t be at the Gu family’s house. It’ll be at a resort outside. I think that since it’s the President’s birthday, it’ll be pretty fun. Sister Yu, you should come over if you have the time.”

“Hm, I’ll go over if I’m free.”

Yang Lingxin listened behind and said enviously, “How nice. When Sister Che is with Gu Jingze, you must be surrounded by big shots like Mr. President.”

Lin Che only laughed, “It’s alright. Actually, I never made many contacts with the outsiders.”

However, she was still not that close to Yang Lingxin, so she didn’t want to invite her along. She was a young girl after all. Lin Che was afraid that if she went, she might not understand things and cause a nuisance.

No matter what, Sister Yu was more prim and proper.

Mr. President’s birthday had become viral online. Although his birthday was never publicly announced, his fans already found out about all his personal details including his birthday. They weren’t going to let it slide.

Lin Che and Gu Jingze made preparations together and arranged the birthday banquet at a good resort.

The outside of the resort was already cordoned off while everything inside the big resort was prepared for the Gu family.

Lin Che spent the whole morning getting ready. Gu Jingze helped pick out her outfit. It was gracious, proper, and brightly colored.

Because she wasn’t old, she naturally looked very youthful.

When Gu Jingze brought Lin Che in, she quickly saw Mu Wanqing standing there with a pretty lady. The lady looked a little like Mu Wanqing and she seemed to be in her twenties. She looked comparable to any celebrity and had an aura about her.

Seeing Lin Che and Gu Jingze come in, Mu Wanqing quickly said, “Jingyan, this is your new sister-in-law that I’ve mentioned, Lin Che. Little Che, this is Jingze’s sister, Jingyan. Because you didn’t have a wedding ceremony, this is your first time meeting each other.”

It turned out to be Gu Jingze’s younger sister who was always overseas.

Gu Jingyan looked at Lin Che and said, “Oh my. Sister-in-law is younger than me. Second Brother, you must be much older than her. Aren’t you being like an old cow eating young grass?”

Gu Jingze heard this and his face darkened.

Lin Che smiled bashfully. Gu Jingyan said, “Sister-in-law, my brother must be so hard to please. It must be hard on you.”

Lin Che laughed and said, “Nevermind. I’m already used to it.”

Gu Jingze glared at Lin Che, “How am I hard to please? Since when were you the one pleasing me?”

He raised his brow, “Hasn’t it always been me pleasing you?”

Only Lin Che understood that provocative pun.

Her cheeks flushed and she reached up to strangle Gu Jingze.

Gu Jingyan watched in surprise, “No way! Since when did Second Brother joke around with others? Am I seeing things wrong, Mom?”

Mu Wanqing smiled until her eyes formed two lines, “Your sister-in-law taught him well.”

Gu Jingze pulled his face. He held up his fist over his mouth and coughed dryly.

Mu Wanqing said, “They are married. If they want to joke around, they can joke around. Why would he joke around with you?”

Gu Jingze said, “Yes. You’re not funny at all. There is nothing to joke about with you.”

Lin Che initially didn’t understand but she quickly caught the meaning. He was implying that she was a joke. She turned around and asked, “Who is the joke? You are the joke.”

Gu Jingze said, “Being the joke is your good point. You should treasure it since you don’t have many merits.”

“No, my greatest merit is that I’m so tolerant towards someone with completely no merits like you.”

Gu Jingze scoffed and tapped her head.

Across them, Gu Jingyan said, “Brother, you really forgot all about your sister after you found your wife. You haven’t seen me for a year and instead of talking to me, you’re still flirting with Sister-in-law.”

Although she said that, Gu Jingyan didn’t seem angry at all. Instead, she found the two of them rather interesting.

Gu Jingze said, “Right. You haven’t returned in such a long time. How come you’re back now?”

Mu Wanqing joined in, “Your sister brought back her boyfriend. She said that she’s going to marry him.”

“Really? Gu Jingze asked. “Somebody actually wants you? You’re so fierce.”

Gu Jingyan retorted wilfully, “You’re full of problems and have that illness but people still want you.”

Mu Wanqing was also very happy that she was finally going to marry.

Gu Jingze asked, “Where is my brother-in-law? I don’t see him.”

Gu Jingyan’s expression stiffened. She said, “He’s not here yet. I’ll check later.”

Outside, someone announced that Mr. President had arrived. Gu Jingze said, “Then, you can introduce him to me later. I’m going to greet Brother first.” As he spoke, he tugged Lin Che along with him and they walked over.

Gu Jingyan took out her phone and found a number. She took a deep breath and dialed it.

“Lu Beichen, are you coming?”

“Jingyan… Something cropped up. I might be a little delayed.”

“What happened?” Gu Jingyan asked strangely.

“Just a small thing. I’ll go over once I’m done. I’ll call you.”

Lu Beichen hung up.

Gu Jingyan held her phone and her expression lingered for a moment.

Turning around, she saw Mu Wanqing walking towards her, “What’s wrong, Jingyan?”

Gu Jingyan quickly went back to her normal self, “Beichen said that something cropped up and he’ll be here later.”

“I see. Okay, you should be more understanding when men get busy. He came here with you from really far away. It’s understandable that he has some matters left unsettled. Although, I do remember that you were together in high school with him. But he wasn’t your boyfriend then right?”

Gu Jingyan said, “Yeah. We only confirmed our relationship when we went to study abroad together.”

“Ah, I remember during that time, he seemed to have a girlfriend…”

A ripple flashed across Gu Jingyan’s eyes. She held Mu Wanqing’s arm, “It’s not like I didn’t have a boyfriend either back then. It’s all in the past, right?”

“Very well. I just remember that you two got along very well in high school. I haven’t seen him in years so I wanted to ask.”

Yes, she had been good friends with Lu Beichen in high school.

At that time, he had a girlfriend and she had a boyfriend. However, nobody knew that she had feelings for him since then.

After that, he broke up and went to study in the U.S. She went too. In their first year, they would occasionally chat on the phone as friends. One year, they went camping together. She shared a tent with him. The minor incident sparked a fire…

Their friendship shifted to a romantic relationship as lovers.

Mu Wanqing remembered clearly that he had a girlfriend back then. However, she forgot that his ex-girlfriend was Gu Jingyan’s best friend, Fu Chenxi…

At the other side, Gu Jingming arrived and everybody gathered at the door.

Gu Jingming thanked everyone and said embarrassingly, “Sorry to make all of you spend so much organizing a birthday banquet for me.”

Gu Jingze replied, “Otherwise, you would be too busy that no excuses would make you come back.”




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