Chapter 21 I Will Definitely Fulfill My Promises to You
“Stepmother, I’ve said it before. I’m not going back, so just forget about it,” Lin Che said.
Through the phone, Han Caiying could not see her, so at the very least, she did not dare act too aggressively. Her tone of voice brought with it a hint of consolation as she said, “Lin Che, Stepmother is also doing this for your own good. There is nothing bad about the Cheng family. Although the idiot is dumb, at least his family background is good. If you marry him, you will good days ahead. You’ll immediately become the Young Madam and be able to buy whatever you want; their family won’t control you. Your husband is sick and won’t be able to control you either. By that time, the Cheng residence will be under your rule.”
Lin Che snorted. “If it’s so good, why don’t you let Lin Yu marry into the family?”
“It’s because they didn’t take a fancy to Lin Yu.” In her heart, Han Caiying thought to herself, Let Lin Yu marry into that family? In the future, Lin Yu is going to be a proper Young Madam. How can she marry into that kind of family?
Lin Che said coldly, “Stepmother, I’m not interested in being some Young Madam. I’ve already asked someone to retrieve my belongings at home. I will never return to the Lin residence again.”
Hearing Lin Che be so resolute, Han Caiying’s voice instantly sharpened as she said, “Lin Che, do you really want to cut ties with the family? Fine! First, return me all the money I spent on you since you were young. I put so much effort into bringing you up and now that your wings have hardened, you want to leave?”
Dumbfounded, Lin Che said, “Fine, putting aside the fact that I waited on all of you like a housekeeper—something I should have received a lot of money for—you have given me a place to live after all. I will slowly repay the money I owe you by earning it.”
“You… Lin Che, what’s wrong with you? Do you think I’m unaware of your machinations? The reason you went to Lin Li’s production team is because you still want to compete with Lin Li and seize the opportunity to make Qin Qing notice you, right?”
“Stepmother, your imagination is straying way too far.” Lin Che could not be bothered to explain herself.
Han Caiying scolded, “Why don’t you look at yourself? Which part of you can even compare to Lin Li’s pinky finger? Yet you still hope that Qin Qing will take a fancy to you? If you really don’t have such thoughts, then immediately back out from the cast.”
Lin Che scowled and said, “Now get this clear. That is my job. I won’t listen to you and back out just because you asked me to.”
Lin Che said, “Also, if you’re really so scared that I might snatch Qin Qing from her, then make your daughter look more attractive. What are you threatening me for?!”
When Lin Che finished speaking, she slammed the phone down.
She lifted her head only to coincidentally see Gu Jingze behind her.
His jet-black irises were like deep waters of the sea, alluring and mysterious.
With awkwardness showing plainly on her face, she looked at him and said, “Why don’t you make any sound when you walk?”
“It’s basic etiquette to walk quietly. Surely, not everyone should be like you, making unnecessary noises and fussing around?” Gu Jingze walked in with his long legs, his posture elegant.
Lin Che said in a dismayed tone, “Yes, yes, yes. You’re the most well-mannered person and I’m the most uncultured. Luckily, we’ll be getting a divorce sooner or later. Otherwise, I would really go mad if I had to be educated and be looked down upon for the rest of my life.”
With his hands clasped behind his back, Gu Jingze said, “Indeed it’s true.”
“I’m the most well-mannered and you’re the most uncultured. It’s completely true,” Gu Jingze said.
“You…” Lin Che shot a glare at him as she huffed. She then walked forward, imitating the small steps of a lady.
Upon seeing this, Gu Jingze’s urge to laugh almost broke his facade.
Lin Che turned back and said, “Do you like such a gait? Did I imitate it well?”
“So dumb,” he said. “With your stupidity, it’s no wonder you ended up drugging the wrong person.”
“Hey, didn’t we agree not to bring up that matter again?” Lin Che said, her face swelling with anger.
Gu Jingze looked at her and wanted to say something, but could not help but ask, “Is that Qin Qing the man you like?”
The smile on Lin Che’s face instantly stiffened greatly. A hint of deep grief flashed in her eyes. “Don’t you feel awkward at all talking to your wife about the person she likes?”
“No,” he said.
“…” Lin Che was speechless. “Fine, anyway… yes, actually. It’s alright for me to tell you since you don’t know him anyway. Not everyone is so lucky to have the person they are attracted to like them back as well. He and I can probably be considered childhood sweethearts but unfortunately, the person he has always liked is Lin Li.”
When she lifted her head, Lin Che’s eyes met Gu Jingze’s profound ones. At that moment, she felt as if that sensual gaze could almost penetrate her body.
“If you want, I can help you get him.”
“Get him?” Lin Che looked at him in confusion. “What do you mean?”
“It’s exactly what it sounds like. If you want, I can make him like you and be together with you.” Gu Jingze’s rich voice was laced with haughty arrogance.
“Ha, how can you make him like me?” Lin Che said.
Gu Jingze said, “For instance, I can make him unable to get engaged to your sister. I can impose pressure on him and force him to be with you.”
“Ha, then forget it.” She said quickly, “Why not make him marry Lin Li quickly so that people won’t all think that I’m trying to snatch him away? I feel so awkward in that situation.”
Gu Jingze’s brow furrowed. “It’s not impossible either. But are you sure you want that?”
“I’m already married now. Is it really good for you to be talking to a married woman about this?” Looking at his poker face, she hurriedly interrupted him.
Gu Jingze said, “It doesn’t matter. I’ve said it before. I made this marriage happen, so I can definitely give you any compensation you ask for. Apart from money, I can count this as part of the compensation too.”
“Forget it. Right now, I just feel that I’ve heard enough of his name. Actually, love is just one part of life. My bigger wish is to act and improve myself, career-wise. In this way, better people will be able to see me. Then, I’ll be able to meet much better men. As for Qin Qing, he’ll just be a small interlude at most by then. Throughout life, who hasn’t met a person he or she loved but could not have, right?”
“I haven’t met such a person,” Gu Jingze said coolly.
“…” Fine , Lin Che thought as she looked at him speechlessly. But she also knew that he was speaking the truth.
Lin Che said, “Alright. I’ll go take a shower first.”
“Alright. But if you change your mind, you can tell me anytime.”
“Thank you.” Lin Che thought to herself that no matter what, he was still trying to help her.
Gu Jingze said, “It’s alright. I’m your husband. It’s only right for me to consider your interests.”
“Including helping your wife find her next husband? Gu Jingze, you’re really too nice,” Lin Che smiled instinctively and said.
When Gu Jingze saw her radiant smile, his gaze paused for a bit before it shifted away. “That’s right. I’ll fulfill every promise I make to you.” When they just married, he had already said that he would compensate her and he was definitely going to.
Lin Che’s heart thumped. As he stood there completely upright, saying things like “I’ll fulfill every promise I’ve made to you”, she felt that he gave off a deadly sensual feeling.
She turned her head away and blinked before smiling faintly. No matter how good he was, he belonged to someone else anyway. She was going to divorce him sooner or later.