MY BEAUTIFUL BRIDE, VOLUME 7 - Season 11 Episode 48
Caicai’s mother looked at him before looking at her child. For some reason, she felt angry.
She snickered and said to her child, “Look, other children even know how to read. Every time I teach you, you’re always making excuses. Look at how neatly he’s dressed. And look at your clothes. You change every day, but it’s still so dirty.”
Caicai’s grievance was plain on his face. He mumbled, “Look at how pretty his mother is…”
“What did you say?” Caicai’s mother’s face turned green. “Say that again?”
“Wa, I didn’t say anything at all…” Caicai was so scared that he suddenly erupted into tears, immediately attracting a lot of attention from the people here.
However, by this time, Lin Che had already left with Gu Shinian without any other thoughts in her head.
But when they went into the car, Lin Che immediately looked at Gu Shinian and asked, “I haven’t asked you about how you learned to read. When did you learn on your own?”
Gu Shinian said, “I just learned it not long ago.”
“You can recognize all the words?”
“I merely learned some simple words. Then, I extrapolated from there and was able to recognize other words. It’s about the same as English. After learning simple words, I was also able to deduce other meanings.”
“…” Was that even possible? She did not even know these things…
Of course, she did not say anything. She did not even know.
Lin Che said, “So, now, you basically recognize all the words?”
“What about the computer science formulas?”
“I… I have a bit of interest in those.”
Lin Che looked at this child and seriously wondered… were the genes of the Gu family that powerful? She immediately felt that it was unfair.
But at the same time, she also found it amazing.
She felt that he was way too intelligent.
Could it be that Gu Jingze was like this in his younger years too? Even now, Gu Jingze was so outstanding.
She found it logical after thinking about it too. She had yet to discover something that Gu Jingze did not know how to do. Perhaps it was because he had such a powerful brain, that he was able to learn so many things.
After helping Niannian to settle down, Lin Che received notice from back home, informing her that she was needed at the Gu residence. Everyone had prepared a banquet to celebrate Old Master’s recovery.
Gu Jingze had gone away on official business, so she had to go back alone.
But Lin Che felt a little uneasy at the fact that they had planned a banquet in Gu Jingze’s absence. She sat there and thought about it for some time before telling Dongzi, “Get everyone to go with me. Stay alert while we’re at the old residence. If there’s anything amiss, we’ll leave first.”
Dongzi nodded. He knew that she intended for all the personal bodyguards and the capable assistants whom Gu Jingze had engaged to follow her there.
Lin Che pondered before continuing, “Remind the people here to be ready at all times to take over. If anything crops up on our end, it would be easier for the people here to take over anytime.”
“Yes, Madam.” Dongzi continued, “What are you worried about?”
“I’m pregnant right now. For the child’s sake, I have no choice but to consider all possibilities,” Lin Che said. “If I was alone, then everything would be fine. Even if something happened, I would be able to withstand a bit more too. But my body is weak now. If something goes wrong with the child, it will be too late for me to regret it, so it’s better to be a little more prepared.”
Everyone said that one would become more resilient after becoming a mother. This was indeed the case. When she had been alone, whatever happened did not matter to her. She did not need to think too much either. But ever since she had become a mother, she immediately became much more intelligent when it came to issues concerning her child.
Lin Che tidied up for a bit before rushing over to the old residence.
Meanwhile, all preparations were complete at the old residence. Lin Che was still in the car when Yu Minmin told her that she was on her way there too. Because Gu Jingze was not around, Gu Jingming decided to get Yu Minmin to accompany Lin Che there.
Lin Che was very grateful to Gu Jingming for thinking on her behalf at this time. In reality, the brotherly relationship he had with Gu Jingze was stronger than everyone else thought. A relationship like this was truly very rare.
After meeting with Lin Che, Yu Minmin got into Lin Che’s car and they headed to the old residence together. They were seated in the car together when Yu Minmin asked, “Do you know that Xue Mengqi? She’s bringing people with her today.”
Of course, Lin Che was not aware. “She’s bringing people with her?”
Yu Minmin said, “It seems like you didn’t get the news. But they won’t inform you either. They definitely wouldn’t want you to know about matters involving Xue Mengqi.”
“Precisely. Now, everyone knows that Xue Mengqi is going to compete with me for the position of the Gu family mistress.”
Yu Minmin said, “That’s right. But everyone still doesn’t dare to provoke you too much. After all, you’re pregnant right now. They’re worried that something bad will happen to you after being provoked here. If that happens, Gu Jingze will definitely fight them to death.”
“Well then, what lousy idea has Xue Mengqi come up with again this time? What is she planning to do?”
“I heard that she brought her boyfriend here. She said that she’s planning to settle down and start her career in the country.”
Lin Che asked, “What does she mean by that? Is she making clear her intention not to leave the country?”
“That’s right. She made it clear that she’s planning to settle down. Once her situation is stable, she will be ready to be the mistress. Furthermore, to make her intentions seem innocent, she will choose a husband who has a bit of family background but who definitely won’t be able to go up against the Gu family.”
Lin Che asked, “So, is she going to bring him over today?”
“Correct. She brought him there and said that she wanted everyone to help assess him. But what is there to assess? She just wants everyone to see if this person fits the bill or not.”
“Alright then. I find it very strange though. How did these people manage to make this happen? The entire process seems to be very complicated.”
“It does. Matters in wealthy families will definitely be more complex. What’s more, a prominent wealthy family like the Gu family.”
Lin Che also knew that the situation would be more complicated. But it was her first time being personally involved in it. When she witnessed firsthand these people making cheap tricks in secret, fighting openly, and maneuvering covertly to vie for a position that she did not think was that important, she did not know how she felt either. She found it a bit strange and felt that she had a great burden on her shoulders. It seemed as if a small movement from her would impact the fates of many people. She did not feel as if these people were characters on television, but the fates of real people in real life.
Meanwhile, at the old Gu residence…
Everyone already knew that Xue Mengqi was planning to bring her boyfriend here. As for what kind of person her boyfriend was, they were not sure yet. But there were probably no issues with someone chosen by Xue Mengqi.
“I heard that he’s quite young.”
“But it would be easier to control someone young and not that mature.”
“True. His family background is not bad too. His family has been doing pretty well over the past few years. Now, the family has already built a construction company. This child is only in his twenties and is already the Chief Executive Officer of the company. Since he’s able to run the entire company on his own, he’s most likely a talented young man.”
“We’ll know once we see him today.”
Just when everyone was praising him, a car had already been directed to the car park in the outer courtyard of the old Gu residence.