Chapter 20 So Are You Moving Out or Not?
How Lin Che wished she could bury herself into a hole in the ground. As she looked at him, she fiddled with her hands as she said sheepishly, “Last night…”
“To be precise, you should say this morning because it was already dawn when you came back.” Holding a white, ceramic coffee mug between his fingers, he brought it to his lips and took a sip.
“…” Fine. Lin Che said lowly, “S-sorry. I was drunk. I… I forgot what I did.” Lin Che was intending to play ignorance.
Gu Jingze raised his deep eyes and looked at her. “You did nothing.”
“Is that so,” Lin Che blurted.
Gu Jingze’s eyes flashed. “Or were you hoping that you did something?”
“No, no. It’s best if I didn’t do anything.” Lin Che looked down in guilt.
Gu Jingze narrowed his eyes and stared at her. “It looks like you’ve forgotten everything?”
Lin Che said quickly, “Yes, yes. I remember nothing.”
Gu Jingze came closer to her and stared at her face with his dark gaze. “You kissed me last night.”
Shocked, Lin Che said frantically, “No way. That didn’t happen at all. I remember clearly that I vomited before I even kissed you.”
It was only after she finished speaking that she realized her words. She quickly reached her hand up to cover her own mouth.
Gu Jingze raised his eyebrows. “It looks like you didn’t really forget everything.”
Greatly embarrassed, Lin Che truly wanted to slap herself a few times.
With her face flushed completely red, she lowered her head and said, “Sorry, I know that I’m a married woman now, but I still behaved in that way… It’s my fault. I was drunk last night, so I wasn’t fully conscious. I won’t do that next time.”
“There’s still a next time?” Gu Jingze’s brow twitched.
“No more, no more. There won’t be a second time, at least not during our marriage,” Lin Che said frantically.
Gu Jingze glared at her before getting up leisurely. Without a second glance at her, he walked out directly.
Lin Che sat there with her hands clasped together, her face full of regret.
She had actually called Gu Jingze “Hubby”, hugged him, and asked for kisses.
She would rather die.
She could not blame him for being furious. She had made a deal with him to mutually stay out of each other’s affairs but last night, she had instead done something so crazy in her drunken stupor. She had even dared to call him Hubby even though they were just married under a contract.
He was used to being superior. To hear someone call him Hubby must have made him fall apart inside.
Besides, even if he wanted to hear someone call him Hubby, he would only want to hear Mo Huiling doing so. There was no way he would want to hear her call him that.
In her immense frustration, Lin Che swatted her head.
When the maid saw this, she walked over quickly. “Madam, what happened to you?”
Lin Che said gloomily, “It’s nothing. I just have a bit of a headache.”
The maid said softly, “Madam, Sir probably didn’t sleep well last night, so he’s not in a good mood. Also, his complexion is very poor. Don’t worry, Madam.”
Lin Che raised her head. “He didn’t sleep well last night? Did he suffer because of me?”
The maid said, “No, Sir took a cold shower that lasted half the night, so he didn’t sleep well.”
Dumbfounded, Lin Che said, “Your Sir has so many weird habits. Why take a cold shower for no reason?”
The maid did not know either. She could only guess as she said, “I saw Doctor Chen come over just now. It’s probably because Sir recently changed his medical treatment plan to a new one.”
Lin Che shook her head and thought to herself that Gu Jingze’s illness was really troublesome.
At the same time inside Gu Jingze’s study room.
Gu Jingze looked at his doctor. “I feel like my body went through some new changes recently.”
It was not Chen Yucheng’s first or second day helping Gu Jingze with his treatment. He had been doing this for over ten years since Gu Jingze’s illness began. So when he heard him saying this now, he asked monotonously, “What changes?”
“It’s just that recently when I touch Lin Che, I don’t really feel uncomfortable. I don’t break out in rashes either. I’m wondering if it’s because I had intimate relations with her, so I’m not that repulsed.”
Chen Yucheng shrugged and said, “I think that’s entirely possible.”
Gu Jingze frowned. “I want a concrete answer, not a possibility.”
Chen Yucheng could only grudgingly say, “Sir, your illness is in itself very strange. You’re probably the only case in the whole world. Thus, I only have you as a case study to examine. How can I give you a concrete answer?”
Gu Jingze’s gaze dimmed and his expression darkened.
Chen Yucheng sighed and said, “But, Sir. You only can’t touch women. It’s not like you can’t get aroused. All your bodily functions operate like a typical person’s, so it’s normal for you to have feelings toward a woman.”
“No way.”Gu Jingze looked at him. “I already have Huiling and what happened between me and Lin Che was just an accident.”
“If that’s the case… you can just try to have intimate relations again to check if your body might feel differently.”
“No, this isn’t an experiment.” Gu Jingze stood up, took his clothes, and walked out.
Lin Che was not a guinea pig either.
At a Western restaurant.
Gu Jingze elegantly held a knife and fork in each hand as he sliced the exquisite beef on his plate.
To the side, a violinist was playing melodious music, giving the entire, high-class restaurant a tranquil feel with ample ambiance.
Mo Huiling smiled as she said, “The food here is really quite good.”
Gu Jingze nodded. “It is.”
Mo Huiling saw that there was something wrong with Gu Jingze’s expression. Confused, she asked, “Jingze, why are you in such low spirits today?”
Gu Jingze looked up slightly. “Maybe it’s because I didn’t sleep well last night.”
Mo Huiling’s face crumpled a little. With some resentment in her gaze, she looked at him with her head down. “About what I said before, my suggestion for you to move out and live with me. Have you decided?”
The hand holding his fork paused. “I’m still considering it.”
In a fit of anger, Mo Huiling put down her fork and knife immediately, “Jingze, are you even seriously considering it?”
Upon being forcefully questioned, Gu Jingze felt a little impatient. But he thought to himself, He could understand; it was normal for Mo Huiling to have such worries.
“I am considering it seriously. However, I don’t want to take the risk of being discovered by my family. You know that I am a cautious person in my dealings. I would much rather prefer thorough plans that are absolutely safe as opposed to being worried every day about whether or not I will be discovered.”
“You… is it really because you’re afraid of being discovered or is it because you just don’t want to be separated from your wife?!” Mo Huiling said, almost running out of patience.
Gu Jingze froze as Mo Huiling stood up immediately. “If you don’t want to be separated from her, then I’ll leave. I’ll back out and let the two of you be together. Wouldn’t that be great?”
As she said this, Mo Huiling took her bag and walked out without looking back.
Gu Jingze put down his fork and knife, but he sat there without chasing after her.
Of course, he wanted to tell Mo Huiling that there was nothing going on between him and Lin Che. However, it was not necessarily true that he and Lin Che had no relationship.
At the very least, they had the most intimate of relationships; something he could not deny.
Very soon after, he returned home, but before he even entered, he seemed to hear Lin Che inside speaking to someone over the phone.