I ADORE HIM
(Be with You for Better or for Worse (12)
“Actually, there’s no need for me to explain these things to you but, Xiao’ai, the reason why I’m doing so is because I don’t want to deceive you.
“Even now, I will never lie to you.”
As he spoke, Gu Yusheng raised a file in his hand and tore it open. Taking out a few documents from the inside, he handed them one by one to Qin Zhi’ai and indicated to her to take them.
“These are the properties that I own in Beijing, these are land deeds, these are the titles for the cars I own…”
He then fished out a thick stack of bank cards. “These are all the bank cards under my name. I’ve already changed all the passwords to be your birth date.”
Grabbing out more papers, he continued. “These are my company shares… some of the funds, securities, and investments that I have…”
As he spoke, Gu Yusheng pointed out each of them to Qin Zhi’ai, who didn’t understand a thing he was talking about and merely absorbed on the surface what he was doing.
After he’d pulled out everything, he stuffed all the items back into the file and handed it over to Qin Zhi’ai. “I’m giving all of these to you now.”
Giving to me? But these assets are worth hundreds of millions of…
Qin Zhi’ai wanted to reject the file, but Gu Yusheng flashed her a look that indicated for her to remain silent. Subsequently, with an exceptionally solemn and ceremonious expression, he said, “Xiao’ai, my grandfather probably will not be able to accept our relationship for the time being. Now that he’s been discharged and the state of his health is constantly fluctuating, you should know that I cannot have an open, ongoing conflict with him…”
“But I don’t want you to feel aggrieved. Ever since I’ve returned from Hangzhou, I’ve been thinking hard and the only solution that I can think of is to give you my name…
“Certainly, you should know that we will have to hide our engagement from him…
“I would love to officially have your hand in marriage, to make the marriage proposal, have the engagement ceremony, a celebration with family members, and all the other official procedures, and to give you everything you deserve. But Xiao’ai, I want you to be further assured…”
Gu Yusheng paused for a moment before resuming. “I’ve had three relationships in my lifetime. My heart first raced for little sweetheart. The second time, I was deeply in love with little troublemaker. The third time, I was completely devoted to Qin Zhi’ai…”
“Eventually, I realized that there is truly a girl in this world with whom I could fall in love even if I had lost my memory or if her looks and identity had changed, as long as she appears before me…
“Xiao’ai, this man had three relationships and has let you down numerous times. Yet now, he could only ask for your hand in marriage unofficially…”
Gu Yusheng stopped speaking, perhaps overly moved by his own proposal. He turned to the side and remained silent for a moment before turning back around. Facing the crying Qin Zhi’ai, he lowered his head and enveloped her lips in his without saying anything else.
Who would do such a thing? He actually stopped halfway through his sentence and kissed me?
While she grumbled in her heart, Qin Zhi’ai trembled upon the touch of Gu Yusheng’s warm, moist lips.
He grazed against her lips gently but with strength. Indulging in the numb, tingling sensation, she gradually closed her eyes.