MY BEAUTIFUL BRIDE
(They Were Already Married)
After walking out from the hotel’s grand entrance, Lin Che pulled Gu Jingze to her and looked at him. “What exactly are you up to? Why was Qin Qing there?”
Gu Jingze said, “Why?” He looked at Lin Che with a completely innocent expression. “The Qin family won the bid for a project and he’s representing them as the person in charge of it.”
“…” Fine. It sounded completely plausible. “But why must you go to the Qin residence to attend some banquet?”
Gu Jingze asked, “Why can’t I? Since he’s your classmate and the two of you were on very good terms in the past, I accepted the invitation out of respect. I’ll go over and take a look so that he won’t be bullied for his young age while supervising the project. What’s wrong with that?”
Did he have an explanation even for this?
Lin Che was momentarily stunned into silence. However, as she looked at Gu Jingze, she had a nagging feeling that the situation was not so simple.
But Gu Jingze was already ignoring her and heading outside.
Lin Che quickly caught up with him from behind. “Gu Jingze, come back here. You still haven’t explained what exactly is happening.”
“You’re such a nag. Let’s talk about this again when we go back.” Frowning, Gu Jingze opened the door to the car and got in.
However, the moment they arrived home, before she got a chance to clarify things with him again, his lips had already landed firmly on hers.
Um… what happened to talking about this again when they got home?
The next day, Gu Jingze woke up bright and early in serious preparation to go to the Qin residence.
Behind him, Lin Che was despondent and wanted to escape.
However, Gu Jingze had seen her through the mirror.
“Lin Che, where are you going?” He asked while putting on his tie.
Lin Che hastily said, “I… I’m planning to go out. I’m going to the filming site to film.”
“I’ve already instructed Yu Minmin to take a day off for you. You don’t have to go to the shoot today,” he said.
“What?” Lin Che cried out in alarm. “Then what exactly are you trying to do?”
“There’s a social gathering today, so of course, you’re coming with me.” As he said this, Gu Jingze handed a dress to her.
Lin Che said disbelievingly, “I- I- I don’t think I should go.”
Gu Jingze said, “He’s your classmate. Why shouldn’t you go? I’m going to the Qin residence in your name. If you don’t go, how can I go?”
It looked like Lin Che could not get herself out of this.
She could only resign herself to fate. She put on the dress and followed Gu Jingze to the auction at the Qin residence.
Chen Meili had found out long ago that Lin Che and Gu Jingze would be coming here together.
Back then, Gu Jingze had insulted Chen Meili at the car dealership. She still had not forgotten how he had shamed her.
Thus, when Qin Qing had mentioned yesterday that Gu Jingze would be coming, Chen Meili objected profusely. However, Qin Qing’s father had immediately reprimanded her.
He said that she was a woman who stayed at home and did not know anything at all. He told her to stand at the back when the time came and to not be a thorn in the eye.
Her anger only intensified.
Gu Jingze finally arrived at 9 o’clock.
Naturally, Qin Qing’s entire family came to the entrance to welcome him. Qin Qing saw the door to the car open. Gu Jingze got out of the car first before personally opening the door for Lin Che.
It seemed that the people around them were used to this, so none of them came forward and simply let Gu Jingze open the door. Thereafter, he took Lin Che’s arm in his and led her out.
The moment Lin Che came out of the car and saw the members of the Qin family, she momentarily felt as if she was in a dream.
How many years had she not been to the Qin residence and met the members of the Qin family like this?
In her younger days, she had come here often to play. The Qin family did not treat her particularly well because she was after all an illegitimate daughter.
She walked up the stairs together with Gu Jingze. Qin Qing’s father said frantically, “President Gu, our humble auction is honored by your presence. Quick, come in, come in.”
He glanced at Lin Che beside him. He froze for a moment and seemed slightly awkward. However, he then said hastily, “Little Che, you’re really doing extraordinarily well now. With President Gu at your side assisting you, your career has also skyrocketed. Congratulations.”
Lin Che could only smile and thank him.
“Come in quickly. Come in quickly.”
Chen Meili watched the scene unfold from the back. She did not really want to come forward. Glaring at Lin Che, she felt defiant.
From the side, Qin Qing gazed unwaveringly at Lin Che. He looked and looked again, only shifting his gaze when she walked in with Gu Jingze.
Gu Jingze listened as Qin Qing’s father continued making introductions at the side. He led the two of them directly to the highest area.
Gu Jingze had already caught sight of Chen Meili. However, he merely glanced at her and pretended that he had not seen her. He continued to listen quietly to Qin Qing’s father make the introductions. It was not clear whether or not the words had ever sunk in.
When Chen Meili saw Gu Jingze’s gaze, she involuntarily recalled how his bodyguard had slapped her directly followed by his cold words that his bodyguards were just that inflexible. He had merely said before that he would rip out the mouth of anyone who dared to say anything bad about Lin Che and they had actually made a move to do it.
She could not help but feel her cheek start to hurt. Averting her gaze quickly, she did not dare to look at him again.
This was especially so when she thought of how she had been locked up in the police station for many days afterward before being released. She could all the more only keep her unhappiness in her heart.
After taking their seats, Qin Qing’s father hastily asked, “What would the two of you like to eat? I’ll instruct someone to make it now.”
Gu Jingze looked coolly at Lin Che beside him. “What do you want to eat?”
Lin Che quickly responded, “Oh, anything is fine.”
“Then, let’s get a little bit of everything,” he said while lifting his head.
“…” She did not mean that they should get a little bit of everything. She just didn’t care which one or two dishes they ate.
She felt so embarrassed as she looked at the members of the Qin family.
Qin Qing’s father did not care how difficult Gu Jingze’s demands were. He quickly went off merrily to settle the matter.
He left Qin Qing behind to sit here. As Qin Qing looked at Gu Jingze and Lin Che, Lin Che felt all the more uncomfortable. She stood up and said that she was going to the washroom and fled in a hurry.
Gu Jingze only looked at Qin Qing’s youthful face when he saw Lin Che leave.
Conscious of Gu Jingze’s gaze on himself, Qin Qing averted his eyes elsewhere.
Gu Jingze narrowed his eyes. “It looks like you were on pretty good terms with Lin Che in the past.”
“President Gu is exaggerating. We’ve known one another since we were kids.”
“In that case, you should know her very well, right? I’m still unaware of all the interesting things that happened in her past. Was she as stupid and brainless at the time as she is now?”
Qin Qing looked at Gu Jingze’s smile. “President Gu is so caring towards Lin Che.”
“It’s only right for me to be caring. She’s my wife. As her husband, I should be concerned about her, right?”
Qin Qing’s body quaked.
He said that Lin Che was… was his wife?
Qin Qing looked at Gu Jingze disbelievingly.
“Lin Che is married?”
His gaze fully exposed his disbelief and his expression spoke louder than his words.
Gu Jingze asked, “Why? Did she not tell you?”
How could it be? How could Lin Che have married Gu Jingze…
Was she Madam Gu now?
Qin Qing had never heard that Gu Jingze was married.
He looked at Gu Jingze incredulously. “You’re lying. The two of you can’t… can’t possibly be married.”
Gu Jingze eyes flashed immediately. He looked at Qin Qing. “What do you mean we can’t be married? We’ve already been married for more than a year. Do you think it’s impossible? Why is it impossible?”
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