MY BEAUTIFUL BRIDE
(None Of Us Agree With You)
Ignoring Mo Huiling completely, Mu Wanqing led a line of people in.
“You…” Mo Huiling wanted to go in too, but none of the members of the Gu family paid any attention to her. They simply allowed the bodyguards to take her away and did not even spare her a second glance.
Even though she knew that they only cared about the precious child in her womb.
But the fact that they were treating her like a baby-making machine who was worth nothing without this child made her furious.
“Hmph. When I give birth to the eldest grandson of the Gu family in the future, you people… just see what I’ll do.”
Mo Huiling saw a line of people from the Gu family walk towards the clubhouse at the edge of the park. The other people around them still seemed to be gossiping.
She asked, “Can’t you take me to the clubhouse too?!”
The bodyguards said, “Sorry, Miss Mo. We can’t do that.”
“I…” Mo Huiling continued, “The clubhouse isn’t a private estate anyway. I should at least be allowed to go there on my own.”
The bodyguards remained stoic. “The clubhouse over there has already been booked for today by the Gu family.”
Alright then. The Gu family was a huge family with a large business empire. They could even reserve the entire area at the bottom of the mountain just for a visit to the tombs.
Mo Huiling could only follow the bodyguards to a small pavilion at the side for a rest. She sat in the middle with dread filling her stomach.
All the members of the Gu family made their way into the hall of the clubhouse.
They were supposed to be here for a pleasant family gathering. But now, the atmosphere had become unusually solemn.
Lin Che and Gu Jingze found a place to sit, as did everyone else. Mu Wanqing sat in the middle, Gu Lanshan sat at the front and the youngest aunt Gu Yiran sat at the back. The only male child from their generation was Gu Jingze. Gu Jingze had only aunts and no uncles.
As daughters of an eminent family, his two aunts did not usually bother with matters on his side since they both had their own businesses to run. However, they could not ignore the matter since they had encountered it today. After all, it had to do with the next generation of the Gu family.
Gu Lanshan said, “Jingze, you definitely can’t be sure that the child in Mo Huiling’s womb really isn’t yours, right?”
Gu Jingze said, “I’m sure.”
“How do you know?”
“The sperm I stored away is untouched. So what she says cannot be true. Naturally, the child isn’t mine.”
“Jingze, we’re family. I’ll speak a little more bluntly, so don’t get angry. That thing isn’t stored individually or in twos. All of us store it too. We put it in a small glass bottle and freeze it. How would you know that its contents are completely intact?”
Gu Jingze said, “Aunt, what do you mean by this?”
Gu Lanshan said, “We’ll know if it’s your child after she gives birth to it. Don’t touch her for the time being. If it’s your child, we’ll take it in after she gives birth to it. I think Little Che isn’t so petty a person that she would refuse to bring up your child. If the child isn’t yours, we’ll just let her give birth to it but our family will simply ignore it completely thereafter.”
Gu Jingze said, “It has nothing to do with Lin Che. I’m the one who doesn’t want the child. Even if it’s mine, I won’t want it either. I won’t let my woman suffer by helping someone else bring up a child. If I allow such a thing to befall Lin Che, how can I still be qualified to be her husband?”
“You…” Gu Lanshan continued, “Don’t be so unreasonable.”
“Besides, I’m sure that the child isn’t mine.”
Hearing this, Gu Yiran started to make peace between the two of them. “Alright, alright. Since you’re sure, there’s no need for us to discuss this anymore. Regardless of whether the child is or isn’t yours, you won’t be the one to bring it up. But you and Lin Che have already been married for some time. It’s also time for you two to consider having a child soon. If you two had a child early on, we wouldn’t be so anxious about it. After all, we’re only anxious because no child has been born to this generation of the Gu family.”
Gu Lanshan said, “What we mean is that we’re only anxious because the two of you aren’t making any effort.”
Gu Jingze stood up and looked at Gu Lanshan. “Whether we have a child or not and the number of children we may have are matters concerning only me and Lin Che. Outsiders have never had a part to play.”
“You… Jingze, what do you mean?”
Gu Jingze looked at his eldest aunt coldly.
Gu Lanshan felt a chill run down her back as she sat there and looked at Gu Jingze.
Ultimately, the legitimacy of the Gu family lay with his side of the family. Furthermore, Gu Jingze had the most power in the Gu family.
Although he was her biological nephew, he had always acted independently and no one could control him.
He had been so domineering all these years but no one could change him. It was one thing for him to give her respect, but it was another thing altogether when he did not want to give her respect.
Gu Lanshan did not dare to say anything more. She could only say coolly, “I was just giving you a suggestion. The Mo family isn’t some ordinary family either. It wouldn’t be worth it to ruin relations between the two families because of a child.”
Just then, Mu Wanqing stood up and said, “That’s enough. We’ll end the discussion here. Later, I’ll talk to Mo Huiling and see how it goes. As for this child, our family will definitely not acknowledge it.”
Gu Lanshan said, “Alright then. In any case, since all of you aren’t listening to me, I can only tell Father about this. I just hope that the business reputation we built up over so many years won’t be ruined and mocked by others because of an unborn child. If Mo Huiling makes a big deal out of this in public, it won’t be good for our reputation either.”
When she finished speaking, Gu Lanshan scoffed and walked out.
Lin Che stood up and pulled Gu Jingze to her.
“Enough…” She watched everyone leave before raising her head and saying to Gu Jingze, “Forget it. Don’t ruin your relationship with others because of this matter.”
Gu Jingze took her hand into his. “I said what I was thinking. If I were to make you bring up someone else’s child for no reason, then I would also be irresponsible as a husband.”
Lin Che’s heart warmed at his words. This sentence alone was enough for her.
What dissatisfactions could she still have when he was so considerate of her?
She asked, “Why are you so good to me…”
Gu Jingze said, “You’re my wife. Who should I be good to, if not you?”
He lowered his head and held her shoulders as he looked at her.
How could he bear for her to suffer? How could he be willing to see her bring up someone else’s child? What’s more, Mo Huiling’s child?
Lin Che said, “But what they said isn’t completely unreasonable. You had such a serious argument with them for my sake… are you sure it’s alright?”
Gu Jingze smiled coldly. “Since I’ve already made my decision, they should think about their own abilities before trying to force me to do something else. If they insist on opposing me, they will have to pay the price of being my enemy no matter who they are.”
Lin Che instantly felt that he was truly domineering…
She looked up and was smitten by the calm expression on his face right now. Despite the calmness on his face, his gaze naturally emanated a strong aura.
He was utterly handsome.
Gu Jingze said, “As for Mo Huiling, we don’t have to bother with her. She won’t affect us. She can just give birth to the child if she wants to. In any case, that child will not be mine.”
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