I ADORE HIM
(Be with You for Better or for Worse (7)
Having managed to praise and bless Qin Zhi’ai while clarifying the scandal with Gu Yusheng’s help, Liang Doukou decided to stop while she seemed to be ahead.
Unfortunately, this is not what Gu Yusheng had in mind. He believed that anyone who would challenge him in the ways she had deserved another hit to prevent them from doing worse in the future.
He could tell Liang Doukou had truly suffered, but now he needed to ensure her complacency.
He turned again to the mics and cameras. “I have told you everything I possibly can. I hope this will end here and now. I love this woman and want to protect her. I do not want any gossip to hurt her. Thank you for your understanding and consideration. At the same time, I would like to say something to her here.”
In addition to wanting to sincerely apologize to Qin Zhi’ai publicly, Gu Yusheng also wanted to press Liang Doukou to apologize to Qin Zhi’ai. He became very sincere, looked into the cameras, and said slowly and clearly, “I am sorry.”
Liang Doukou’s reputation was at its most tenuous at this moment. Gu Yusheng had apologized, so now she had to force herself to do the same and look sincere about it.
After Gu Yusheng finished apologizing, she immediately followed after him to do the same. She was so angry that her voice was trembling.
“I would like to apologize to the girl Bro Yusheng loves so much. I am sorry to have caused any trouble for you.”
Gu Yusheng gave his grandfather a ride home. Because he dropped off Liang Doukou with him, he excused himself, saying he had to go back to the office.
He drove along the road for a while and, once he was some way from his grandfather’s house, he parked his car by the curb. He took his phone out, looked up Qin Zhi’ai’s number, and called her.
He assumed she was using her phone, because she answered immediately.
Gu Yusheng said, “Xiao’ai, it’s me.”
“Yeah,” her soft voice said. “I know.”
“Okay,” Gu Yusheng responded. He had wanted to tell her a lot of things before he called her, but he only said, “Xiao’ai, I clarified it.”
Qin Zhi’ai went quiet for a few seconds on the other end of the call before she responded to him in the same soft voice. She sounded like she had a smile on her face. “I saw it on my social feed.”
Her happiness put Gu Yusheng in a good mood. He looked at the bright sunlight through the car window. He looked peaceful and gentle as he talked to Qin Zhi’ai on the phone. “Wait for a second, please.”
He took the phone away from his ear and pressed something on his phone before he put it back to his ear. “Xiao’ai, come back to Beijing.”
As he said this, Qin Zhi’ai received a text message on her phone. She looked down to see that it was a flight reminder.
Two hours later, Qin Zhi’ai had packed her suitcase and went to Xiaoshan Airport.
An hour after that, she had boarded the plane, and by six in the evening she landed safely at Beijing International Airport.
When she turned her phone on, Xiaowang was calling her. She answered, and he gave her a location to wait for him.
Qin Zhi’ai rolled her suitcase to where Xiaowang had asked her to wait. She thought she would see Gu Yusheng, too, but only Xiaowang had come to pick her up.