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 Season 8

Episode 23

(A Lifetime Promise, Growing Old Together (3)

As Gu Yusheng was looking at Qin Zhi’ai, he saw that Liang Doukou was walking by her out of the corner of his eye. He slightly moved his mouth and gently and slowly told Qin Zhi’ai, “I have a lifetime promise, and that is I will grow old with you.”

He did not say it loudly, but loud enough to ensure that Liang Doukou, who was now close to Qin Zhi’ai, could hear it clearly. Liang Doukou’s beautiful face suddenly became pale beneath her sunglasses, and her red lips started to quiver, as if she were about to cry.

Unfortunately for her, Gu Yusheng was unmoved. In fact, he was so remorseless about how Liang Doukou felt that he thought of another insult to make her feel bad.

Liang Doukou hates seeing me be nice to Qin Zhi’ai, doesn’t she?

Today he’d registered a marriage certificate with Qin Zhi’ai, and it was one of the happiest days the two of them had ever experienced together; however, Liang Doukou had now dampened their joy, and he became intent on making her even more unhappy.

With this in mind, Gu Yusheng gently and casually said, looking deeply into Qin Zhi’ai’s eyes, “I want you and only you for the rest of my life. You fill my heart with joy every second of every day. This is what makes you the most special of all the others.”

Gu Yusheng emphasized “others” while glancing at Liang Doukou. He clearly saw a large teardrop falling slowly from below her sunglasses to her chin. Gu Yusheng curled up the corners of his mouth at Qin Zhi’ai and rubbed her hair before he held her in his arms again. “It’s getting late. Let’s go home.”

Gu Yusheng held Qin Zhi’ai by her waist and walked toward their car. When they had only taken one step, he suddenly remembered something and slowed down, saying, “Tomorrow I will have the housekeeper find you a maid. You need a lot of rest now. You have a baby inside of you now.”

“I’m not that weak.” Qin Zhi’ai shook her head to turn down his offer.

“I got a wife and a baby overnight. Why can’t I spoil you?” Gu Yusheng raised his voice because the distance was increasing between them and Liang Doukou. He had been reveling in that line throughout the day. It was his way of showing off how happy he was, but this time he said it to hurt Liang Doukou.

Once in the car, they headed home in good spirits after an exciting day. Thirty minutes into the drive, Gu Yusheng’s cell phone rang. Qin Zhi’ai instinctively checked the screen to see who was calling and saw “Grandpa.” She pursed her lips and looked up at Gu Yusheng.

Still focused on the road, Gu Yusheng fumbled to get his phone, glanced at the screen, and ended the call without any change in expression. When his cell phone rang again, he changed its setting to vibration without even looking at the phone.

The carefree atmosphere in the car had become uncomfortable, as their occasional, casual chatter was taken over by the incessant vibrations of Gu Yusheng’s cell phone.

After she had lost count of the number of times his phone had rung, Qin Zhi’ai couldn’t help but say, “Yusheng, I think you should answer the call.”

“It’s alright,” Gu Yusheng casually replied, with both hands on the steering wheel.

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