"I never thought that you could talk with so much sense sometimes," Gu Jingze reached over and touched her head.
"Of course, idiot. I told you that I am actually really intelligent and just appear stupid."
"Ha, I see 'stupid' often but 'intelligent'…" Gu Jingze chuckled and looked at her.
"Get lost. I'm not caring about you anymore. Hmph. You're starting to tear me down after using me."
Thinking about how she was used, she wanted to die of embarrassment.
It was the first time she did something like that for a man. It was the first time she touched a man's most important body part. She felt depressed.
What right did he have to ask her to pay for his happiness?
In the end, she didn't get anything in return. She served him for nothing.
However, she thought about how Gu Jingze looked so relaxed at the end and felt that she did the right thing at that time.
His happiness made her feel that it was somewhat meaningful no matter what.
Lin Che went to soak in the water again. Gu Jingze said, "You don't know how to swim, so don't go in yet. We can go back to the pool at the resort so that you can learn how to swim first and then come back here to swim."
Lin Che was impatient, but Gu Jingze quickly pulled her back.
At night, they rested in the villa.
Lin Che was exhausted from the day, so she slept early. When she woke up the next morning, she discovered that Gu Jingze was already gone.
Lin Che walked out and looked outside. Mu Wanqing was viewing the flowers, dressed in relaxed clothing. She looked different from the usual elegant Mrs. Gu.
"Good morning, Mother," Lin Che called out cheerfully to Mu Wanqing and quickly walked over.
Mu Wanqing was also happy to see Lin Che, "Lin Che, you're up early."
"Yes, I slept a bit early last night," Lin Che smiled and said.
Mu Wanqing took a stroll with Lin Che and spoke as they walked, "Jingze went to settle some work early in the morning. That child is always so busy; he doesn't really have his own life. I was really happy that he took the initiative to organize the family gathering this time and let everybody have a good time out together. He always never liked family gatherings and neither did he like getting close to anybody. Looking at you and him together, he has really changed a lot."
Lin Che looked at Mu Wanqing in a puzzled manner, "He initiated this family gathering?"
"Of course. He called me and asked what we had planned this Mid-Autumn Festival. I told him I didn't have any plans so he then suggested, why not go have fun at Phuket?"
Lin Che thought strangely. When Gu Jingze told her about it, it was as if it was all arranged by the family and she had to come.
Lin Che said, "So it was he who did it. Seriously…"
This Gu Jingze was seriously becoming harder and harder to understand.
Mu Wanqing smiled and said, "Anyway, this is all thanks to you. If he was never with you, he wouldn't have changed this much."
Lin Che smiled bashfully.
Yes, when he was with her, he had to put on an act. He had to pretend to be a filial son and a responsible husband daily. Of course, there was change.
Mu Wanqing said, "I knew it long ago. Letting you two be together was the best thing."
Lin Che looked at Mu Wanqing, "Actually… Gu Jingze's relationship with Miss Mo was not bad either, right?"
When Mu Wanqing heard Miss Mo's name, she quickly said to Lin Che, "Did Jingze tell you about Mo Huiling? That boy, why would he tell you that? We have never liked that Mo Huiling. She's too pampered and she's always so scheming. On the other hand, this silly fool Jingze is always too busy working. He has never interacted with ladies so he never knew that women are the most complicated creatures on Earth. They are much more complicated than whatever business conversations he has. It's also our fault that we put such a big responsibility of the Gu family on Jingze himself. That's why he missed out on all the joys in life. He doesn't even know many women…"
Lin Che said strangely, "Is it… Mother, I still thought a family like the Gu family would want to be associated with others of equal social status."
Mu Wanqing smiled, "It's acceptable to be of equal status, but if that's not possible, we won't force it. Also, there are both good and bad points to that. Many girls want to marry into the Gu family but I can immediately tell that they are only after our power and money. Joining these families in marriage would be good for us but ultimately, he is my son. I can't simply throw my own child into the fire pit."
Mu Wanqing patted Lin Che's shoulder, "When I saw you for the first time, I just knew you were different. You're much stronger than that Mo Huiling. She is one person in front of Jingze but behind him, she's another person. She thinks that I can't tell. I've seen all kinds of women in my life and she thinks that I don't know what she's thinking of?"
Mu Wanqing continued with hatred, "In the past, that Mo Huiling would act all prissy at home. She would put on airs toward the maids and nitpick on everything. If this kind of woman entered the Gu family, that would have been a disaster."
The more she looked at Lin Che, the gentler she got, "But you're completely different. You're transparent, pure, and you know how to talk. Aside from myself, even the maids, the caretaker and everybody else especially like you."
"Mother, you're too kind. My head is going to float."
Mu Wanqing said, "I'm telling you the truth. We all hate Mo Huiling, so you must get along well with Jingze and quickly produce a baby…"
Lin Che thought, So what if everybody hated Mo Huiling? As long as Gu Jingze liked her, nobody could do anything, right?
Love was about two people. It had nothing to do with anyone else.
The second day was the Mid-Autumn Festival. The Old Master of the Gu family also came.
The Old Master saw that everyone was present and was very happy. He distributed red packets to everyone.
Lin Che looked inside the red packet when she got back and almost jumped in glee.
"Oh my, your Old Master is really something. He's giving a house without saying a word. You should organize more of these gatherings in the future."
"Look at your money-minded behavior. You now have C country's most valuable husband; what's so good about a house? With your eyesight… If I put you into business, you'll definitely be cheated of your life."
Lin Che raised her head and glared at him, "I'll gladly!"
Lin Che looked at Gu Jingze and recalled Mu Wanqing's words. She said, "But Mother said that it was you who arranged this gathering. Gu Jingze, didn't you say it was a family gathering? Why would you arrange the family gathering out of the blue?"
Gu Jingze froze with the teacup in his hand.
He turned around and stared at Lin Che. He then put down the cup and said, "For family harmony. This is what the top man of the Gu household should do. Why?"
Lin Che thought there was nothing wrong with his explanation but still felt that something was not quite right.
"But Mother said you never took up this kind of responsibility. She also said that you hate family gatherings," Lin Che said.
Gu Jingze's eyes moved as he looked at Lin Che, "You think everybody is like you and grows physically but not mentally? People become gradually more mature. I… I've matured too. I understand the importance of family now. Is there anything wrong with that?"
Seeing Lin Che about to open her mouth, Gu Jingze embraced her neck and looked down at her, stopping her from talking. However, his hand unwittingly touched her face too. Looking at her face, he thought about her expression when she helped relieve him. His body suddenly started to miss that feeling…