MY BEAUTIFUL BRIDE
(A Woman With A Boyfriend Is Just Different)
Hotpots varied considerably in taste. The chefs here used the ingredients well and were hygienic in handling the food. The food tasted fresh and clean.
However, none of the men had a liking for spicy food and instead ate more of the non-spicy broth.
They finished eating hotpot in a noisy atmosphere. Lin Che felt very satisfied. She had eaten so much that her stomach was jutting out, so she went out to rest.
Yu Minmin felt too hot inside and followed her out.
She nudged Lin Che’s arm and said, “I was wondering what the men of the Gu family would look like eating hotpot but in the end, it was truly…”
Gu Jingze and Gu Jingming could even eat hotpot as if they were eating western food. There was not a drop of sweat on their faces and they simply ate so slowly and leisurely.
Yu Minmin said, “Do you think they’ve been educated to be like sculptures since they were young?”
“Haha. Perhaps you’re right.”
Just then, Gu Jingze walked towards them.
Yu Minmin tactfully left immediately so that the two of them could enjoy the night. She smiled at Lin Che and said, “He can’t leave you alone for even a minute, seriously. I’ll go back first.”
After Yu Minmin went back, Gu Jingze came up to Lin Che.
Lin Che was so full that she wanted to burp. She looked at Gu Jingze and said, “I ate so much today.”
Gu Jingze said, “Silly. You can eat whenever you want to. But why did you eat so much… Eating so much in one sitting is bad for your body. ”
Lin Che rubbed her bloated belly. “Dear me, I do feel a little too full. Let’s go out and digest our food.”
Gu Jingze nodded. Together, they left the Gu residence and went out for a stroll.
The sky had just turned dark. Lin Che said happily, “It really feels quite nice to have a gathering with our friends once in a while but I didn’t expect Older Brother to come too.”
“Hn. Older Brother doesn’t usually attend private gatherings like these. He has his own social circle and doesn’t usually have dealings with other people.”
“Even with you too?”
Lin Che found it very strange that the three of them had different social circles even though they were brothers.
Gu Jingze said, “Our interests are different, so there’s no reason for us to be together. For instance, Older Brother is into horse-riding, chess, and gold. I don’t like any of these things, so of course, we wouldn’t be in the same circle.”
“Alright then. In that case, didn’t you play together when you were young?”
“No.” Gu Jingze continued. “When we were younger, Older Brother was calm and collected and Jingyu was rambunctious. Whenever Jingyu caused trouble, Older Brother was in charge of settling conflicts but Older Brother usually couldn’t be bothered to join him.”
Lin Che thought about it. It seemed that the three brothers actually had quite a good relationship. But she was even more curious now and said, “If Gu Jingyu caused trouble and Older Brother helped him settle things, then what did you do?”
“I watched the show.”
Gu Jingyu said, “I watched Gu Jingyu cause trouble and I watched Older Brother help him settle the matters.”
Lin Che was completely surprised. Gu Jingze was really too much. “Why didn’t you go and help him out? I can’t believe you just watched it happen. You have no sense of brotherhood at all.”
Gu Jingze said, “Since someone was around to help him, why would I still go and waste my energy? I could just watch on from the side.”
Alright then. Lin Che had concluded that Older Brother was probably a natural-born leader. He had been so domineering from the start. On the other hand, Gu Jingyu was just a typical younger brother. He enjoyed causing trouble wherever he went like a hedonistic son born to rich parents. As for Gu Jingze, he had been an unscrupulous businessman since he was young. For a long time, he had already known to calculate these things!
Suddenly, Lin Che wanted to see exactly what Gu Jingze was like when he was young.
She was a little jealous of Mo Huiling. She had known him from a young age and was able to see Gu Jingze at that age.
She also wished that she could have been involved in his life at the time. Gu Jingze must have been very fun to be with back then.
It was a pity that at the time, Lin Che… was still being forced to stay with the Lin family and was being bullied by her sisters.
Lin Che was having these random thoughts when she felt a sudden pain in her foot.
“Oh no.” In her moment of distraction, she had kicked the step in front of her.
She had worn flip-flops out, so her toes were suddenly sore from having been crushed. The pain caused her to bend over as well.
“What happened to you?”
“I hit my foot. It’s all because of my bad luck.”
Gu Jingze looked at her speechlessly. He pulled her to her feet swiftly and said, “You’re so clumsy. You can’t even look where you’re going. Would you get lost if you went out alone?”
“It’s not that bad. Oh no. The problem is this foot. It’s totally located in the wrong place.”
Gu Jingze shook his head. He knew that she would look for another excuse and could not be bothered to rebut her. He knocked her on the head before saying, “Fine. Don’t move. I’ll carry you on my back.”
“Ah… there’s no need, no…” He pulled Lin Che onto his back in one swift motion.
Lin Che lay sprawled out on his back. He grabbed ahold of her arms with his arms and wound them around his own neck. Then, he reached his arms out backward to lift her legs. After placing her firmly on his back, he walked straight ahead.
Alright then. Lin Che felt that her foot really hurt and so she did not move it again.
While leaning against his back, she looked in front of her and asked, “By the way, has Older Brother never met Mo Huiling?”
Gu Jingze said, “He has.”
“Ah, then why did he say that he didn’t know her earlier?”
“Actually, he has only met her a few times.” Gu Jingze continued, “He happened to bump into her a few times. But they’ve never organized a proper meeting.”
“Why? You and Mo Huiling were together for so long.”
“Just…” Gu Jingze continued, “It wasn’t convenient for them to meet due to some other reasons, so they never met.”
Gu Jingze thought about it. They had really only met a few times and he had never taken Mo Huiling out.
It was probably because they had met a few times but most of them disliked Mo Huiling and there was only a handful of them who liked her. Thus, he eventually stopped wanting to take her out.
Back then, he did not know why everyone just did not like Mo Huiling but he felt that Mo Huiling was slightly unreasonable and did not really cater to the masses either. She was more private, so not many people liked her.
However, he never imagined that he would one day encounter a person as surprisingly wonderful as Lin Che.
She was clearly very careless. She was also clearly very silly and very strange. Furthermore, she had no education in etiquette to speak of. But she left a good impression on so many people.
So he eventually seemed to enjoy taking Lin Che out to meet people because he never had to worry that she would anger anyone. In addition, although she looked very silly, she still knew to keep within the norms of proper behavior. Even though she could joke around, she would not offend anyone either.
In any case, the feeling of being together with her could be summarised in one word – comfortable.
Gu Jingze carried Lin Che all the way inside.
Yu Minmin saw Gu Jingze carry Lin Che in and immediately sprang up. She quickly said, “Quick, come and see, quick. Gu Jingze actually carried Lin Che on his back.”
The moment Shen Youran and Chen Yucheng heard this, they ran out first.
Gu Jingming also walked out slowly behind them.
Yu Minmin was the first to walk towards them and saw Gu Jingze carefully place Lin Che on the ground. Then, she asked, “What happened?”
Lin Che said, “It’s nothing. I hit my foot on something while walking.”
From behind, Shen Youran quickly squeezed in and smiled. She said, “Aiyo, you’re definitely a woman in love. When there are no men around, you can walk swiftly even with a gas hob on your back. Once there’s a man around, you can’t even open a water bottle cap. Even more so in this case. You hit your foot on something and now you need to be carried back.”
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