Chapter 1 Did You Sleep with the Wrong Person?
Love is a superstition about the right time and place. It turns out that you are here too…
Lin Che got up from the bed in a daze.
Her mind was so cloudy that she did not quite feel like herself. The luxurious sheets touching her palm were not the usual ones that she had washed until they aged; the light above her head was also not the half-damaged, energy-saving lamp that she was accustomed to waking up to. Her body ached badly as if it had just been torn apart by something. When she lifted her wrist, the purplish-green marks on it were clear and obvious to the eye.
That was not a dream, right…
She covered her mouth to stop herself from making any noise and lifted the blanket. When she saw that her body was completely naked, she almost let out a scream.
Lin Che’s astute eyes rolled along the bottom of her eyelids twice. She decisively removed the blanket and got out of bed. After gathering her messy clothes, she carelessly put them on and prepared to leave without looking back.
Suddenly, someone grabbed the back of her neck…
“Ah… let go of me. Let go…” Lin Che struggled with her arms and legs.
The man’s large hand was pulling her neck and he yanked her back to the bed with seemingly no effort.
Despite being utterly confused by the way she was handled, Lin Che could not help but be dazzled by the man when she looked up at him. Her infatuated eyes fixed on his incomparably beautiful face, unable to look away.
What a handsome man…
His brooding eyes seemed to carry an aura of innate arrogance. His face was as cold as ice and his straight nose rested high on his clear, pale face. His white, jade-like skin made Lin Che who thought she had fairly good skin envious.
She knew that she had seen her fair share of men, but in front of this specimen, those labeled as male gods were immediately eclipsed by him.
Was this the same man who had tormented her yesterday until she was half-dead in the span of half a night?
“Who sent you here? How dare you drug me? After doing something like that, you think you can still leave here unharmed?” He looked at this blanked-out woman, anger flashing deep in his eyes.
This strange woman had skin as fair as snow, a pleasantly-small face, and a pair of big, expressive eyes. Her eyelashes fluttered like a deer in headlights, but she glared at him unyieldingly.
Gu Jingze’s gaze fixed on Lin Che as her eyes started to move quickly along with her head.
She was but a D-list celebrity. After going through many difficulties, she had found out today that A-list celebrity Gu Jingyu was here. Thus, she specifically bought some “condiments” that could make one lose consciousness and put them in his water, thinking that she could take advantage of him…
However, she had drugged the wrong person.
The person before her, though dizzyingly handsome, was evidently not the top celebrity Gu Jingyu.
He pulled roughly on her arm again, sending her to the ground. Embarrassingly, she even rolled over once before finding her bearings.
“You… What are you doing? Do you think I’d still be lying here if I drugged you? You must be mistaken. The person who is suffering the most right now is me.” Her butt hurt due to the fall, notwithstanding her hurt arm. Worst of all, the pain in her nether regions could not be ignored. Incensed with anger, she shouted directly, “The person I wanted to drug was someone else. It had nothing to do with you. You think you’re worth drugging? Yours truly does not lay her hands on just anyone. Return me my drug money!”
Drugged the wrong person? Gu Jingze’s face tensed and his brow furrowed which formed three vertical wrinkles. His jet-black pupils were like those of a crouching beast’s, ones that were staring at this woman in messy clothes. Half of her snow-white shoulder was exposed and the purplish-green bruises on it were all the more prominent like plum blossoms blooming on her tender, white skin.
The images of the previous night flashed through his mind a second time. His lower abdomen suddenly heated up again and he felt the obvious arousal surging through his body.
He shifted his gaze away from her.
This damned woman… How dare she drug him? And with such a potent drug.
His momentary loss of focus finally gave Lin Che an opportunity. In her desperation, she jumped off the bed and pushed the man away.
Not daring to look back, she quickly ran out.
Upon hearing him hiss, she shouted, “What are you looking at? Go look at yourself!”
“You…” Gu Jingze was just about to turn around and grab her when he felt a wave of discomfort. His lower area was once again standing tall and proud.
“Damn it,” he cursed loudly. He clenched his fist in an attempt to curb that damned desire.
A series of sounds traveled in from outside.
Qin Hao looked back as he was so astonished that his mouth could not close.
What was that earlier situation? Why did a woman in disheveled clothes—of all things—run out of Sir’s room?
“S-Sir, Second Young Master called to ask if the room was satisfactory, but you fell asleep immediately after you came back yesterday night, so the subordinates did not disturb you. The assistant has informed the President of your schedule; he is waiting for you in the Presidential Residence. Also… the lady I saw earlier…”
“Shut up.” Gu Jingze lifted his sharp eyes, his pupils flashing. Qin Hao immediately swallowed all the doubts that he should not have been having.
In the bathroom, Gu Jingze continuously scrubbed his body until his skin became sore. Only then did he look into the mirror and swear loudly, “****.”
“Sir, Madam is here,” Qin Hao reminded him softly from outside, nervousness lacing his voice.
Gu Jingze froze. His mother coming over at the moment could not be good news.
When he opened the bathroom door, the glamorous lady standing outside was looking at the messy bed in shock.
The scattered sheets that were not arranged indicated to anyone of exactly what had happened the night before.
Gu Jingze’s eyes darkened. He grabbed the bathrobe and draped it over his honey-colored shoulders. “I know what you want to ask, but Mother, I’m very busy today.”
How could Mu Wanqing not ask? She could hardly hide the excitement on her face. Looking at Gu Jingze, she pointed to the bed and said, “Jingze, I already know. You slept with a girl.”
Gu Jingze pushed the door open and said coldly to Mu Wanqing, “Can you keep your hands off of this matter?”
“How can I not care? Jingze, you must marry this girl; you must be responsible for what you did to her.”
He knew she would say so…
“Mother, I will not marry her. I’m not crazy. She’s just a stranger. I don’t even know her name.”
“Her name is Lin Che. She’s 23 years old. She’s the illegitimate daughter of the Lin Group’s Lin family and has two elder sisters and one younger brother. Her mother died when she was young and her father does not seem to care about her. She lives in the Lin residence, but she doesn’t get any financial support from the Lin family…”
“Mother!” Gu Jingze stood rooted to the ground. Upon remembering the woman, he became even more frustrated.
“Are you still thinking about that Mo Huiling? I’m telling you. It’s impossible between you and her. You’ve been with her for so many years, but you still couldn’t even touch her. You two are not destined to be together!” Mu Wanqing said rudely.
“Mother, enough!” Gu Jingze cut her off.
However, Mu Wanqing was too agitated. “Jingze, you know that you can’t satisfy a woman at all because of your illness! The family has almost finished making preparations for artificial insemination so that you can have a child. However, you touched a woman today. It must mean that she’s the one most suited for you!”