Ch. 40: His Crisis

TL and Editor: mystic_alix

If someone had asked Gu Feihan to explain their situation, he felt as though he wouldn’t be able to explain it clearly. He did feel guilty for the child, but he wasn’t being kind and loving to her because of the child. 

Even if the lost child was theirs, he believes he should listen. Should he lose, it would only be losing money. 

Qiao Yu looked at his face and noticed that he wasn’t in the best mood and she dared not say anything. She shrank and moved away from him. 

“Come closer,” he commanded after he caught a glimpse of her actions, but Qiao Yu shook her head and moved further. She didn’t know that this little act would anger a sleeping beast as Gu Feihan suddenly pulled her over by the arm and pressed her into the seat before kissing her. 

Qiao Yu stayed motionless and stiff. The powerless feeling of a fist hitting cottons spread throughout Gu Feihan’s body and he felt  headache begin to form, “Sometimes, I really just want to strangle you directly.”

Qiao Yu continued to be silent. She wasn’t angry because of what Luo Xuan said to her, but because he chose not to tell her about the meeting. 

Since the day of the banquet, Qiao Yu’s attitude towards him was obviously colder and Gu Feihan asked what was wrong several times, but she only answered with nothing and that it was okay. 

The company’s current situation didn’t help as the past two days, so many things went wrong–confidential information had been leaked and sold to a rival company; as a result, Gu Feihan lost several major customers. 

Dijue’s family was a big business and the loss wasn’t too bad, but a wave of unrest occurred. Some took the opportunity to spread rumors by saying things that the company’s products were defective, shoddy, and counterfeit. Gu Feihan was pushed to the forefront of the storm again and again. 

Qiao Yu could tell that he was busy. In order to deal with the multiple emergencies, several departments were forced to work overtime. Gu Feihan was constantly running around for various meetings and conferences–not to mention all meals and accomodations were at the company. 

It was another overnight overtime and Qiao Yu brought in freshly brewed coffee but felt that she shouldn’t give it to him.

“You should take a nap before continuing to work,” she said as she sorted through documents he had just finished. Moments later, she ushered him to lie down on the sofa but Gu Feihan lightly pulled her pretending to be pitiful and lay his head on her leg. 

Qiao Yu felt bad and agreed. Instead of taking a nap, he continued to be just there pulling her into a conversation, “What if I can’t make it this time around?”

“You think too much. It’s not a big deal. After so many years of heavy winds and waves, why should you be afraid of such a small setback?”

She stroked his hair, but they both knew in their hearts that things were not as simple this time. The stocks of the company showed this. 

“But this time I feel like I can’t make it anymore,” he reluctantly pulled to play rogue, “If I go bankrupt, you have to support me.”

[T/N]: Cute, I guess. Y’know, I wonder if Luo Xuan and the General Manager had something to do with this.

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Ch. 37: Untitled

TL and Editor: mystic_alix

Hearing what happened, Qiao Yu’s eyes darkened, “I’m sorry.”

“I’m sharing this with you today, not because I want to hear your apology…but to let you know that the grudges from the previous generation have passed.”

Gu Feihan shook his head and smiled bitterly before turning around to touch her face, “The last thing I’ve regretted in my life is to impose your father’s mistakes on you and hurt you so.”

He spoke seriously and every word was full of affection and pleading. Qiao Yu could feel her heart beginning to tremble. 

She didn’t say anything. He took her by the wrist and embraced her in his arms, “If you stop bearing the hate, we can start again–regardless of three months or three years. As long as we’re alive, we can be together, okay?”

Qiao Yu’s mouth moved, but no sound came out. She admitted that it was the most touching thing she’d ever heard in her life and it easily shattered the defense she had built.

“You…,” she turned her face in panic, afraid to go, but her face was red, “You let me think about it.”

Gu Feihan was not in a hurry on this matter. He had time to accompany her and slowly melt her heart. 

“What happened afterwards? How did you reconcile with your family?”

“It was also after that accident. My mother was desperate and the only thing she could was bring me back and beg grandpa. Although he didn’t get my dad out, he helped me up. I have the achievements that I have now because of him.”

He spoke quietly and Qiao Yu listened, not making a sound. 

When they finished, Qiao Yu exclaimed that she was hungry and wanted to go to the banquet hall to eat something. As she got there, she saw Luo Xuan who was with the general manager. She was talking and laughing. It seemed that the relationship was good. 

The four of them bumped into each other and said their hellos. Although Gu Feihan and the general manager were on good terms, Qiao Yu and Luo Xuan were not. They’re both smiling, but Qiao Yu can feel Luo Xuan’s eyes on her–it was filled with hatred. 

Gu Feihan glanced at Luo Xuan with a warning and took Qiao Yu to walk away. They weren’t able to get far before Gu Feihan’s uncle came to look for him since their grandpa had forgotten to say something. 

“Wait for me here, I’ll be back soon.”

Qiao Yu nodded.

“Miss Qiao, it’s been a long time.”

Qiao Yu turned around indifferently, knowing whose voice it was and said, “Is something the matter?”

“Not at all. I heard that you’ve reunited with Feihan. Congratulations,” Luo Xuan greeted with an indifferent smile, “But do you know why he went back to find you?”

“I don’t know and I don’t want to know,” Qiao Yu responded before walking away, but Luo Xuan grabbed her by the arm.

“You are a good woman, using a child to tie his heart…but, unfortunately, he doesn’t love you…but the lost child.”

“Let go of me,” Qiao Yu replied, “Otherwise, I will call someone.”

[T/N]: Luo Xuan, jfc…go away. I haven’t missed you and I’m sure Qiao Yu and Gu Feihan haven’t missed you either.

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Ch. 38: Luo Xuan’s Provocation

TL and Editor: mystic_alix

Facing a threat, Luo Xuan smiled even more provocatively.

“He treats you well now, but it’s because he pushed you down the stairs…which caused you to lose your child. Of course he feels guilty, that child had his blood. It’s not love at all.”

“Do you think I’d believe you,” Qiao Yu asked rhetorically, “Weren’t you the one who instigated in the beginning? He admitted to me that he didn’t want to kill the child at all, but you did…one plan that included hiring someone to kill me in a hit and run.”

As Qiao Yu exposed Luo Xuan’s actions, the latter was just astonished–without any panic or guilty conscience. 

A moment later, Luo Xuan smiled a smile that was full of hatred and revenge, “Me? I merely wanted to help him, because he continued to look hesitant. Ask yourself, before you got pregnant, what was his attitude like? Then, suddenly, his attitude changes after the child?”

Qiao Yu pressed her lips and didn’t say a word. Although she didn’t want to admit it, Gu Feihan’s attitude did in fact change after the child had died. He was suddenly kind to her and she wasn’t sure whether it was because of his love for her or if it was to make up for the lost child. However, she refused to show weakness in front of the woman who was constantly conniving against her. 

“No matter because this is between me and him. What does this have to do with you? I’m surprised you have time to be nostalgic, shouldn’t you be looking after your man? What do you think the general manager would say if I told him you called Gu Feihan two days ago…begging him to meet you?”

“You…how did you know,” Luo Xuan asked, a small crack on her facade. 

“You don’t have to worry about that. All you have to remember is to not eat what’s in the bowl and look at what’s in the pot. It’s better to behave and guard yourself,” Qiao Yu noted before beginning to walk away again. 

Luo Xuan, however, grabbed her once again, “Ha. I’m here to remind you that guilt and liking are different things. Even if it isn’t me, there will be others. Someone will take your place and it’ll be just like before.”

Qiao Yu clenched her fingers and looked at Luo Xuan arrogantly, before continuing to walk away before her face turned pale. It’s true, she couldn’t tell whether Gu Feihan truly liked her or if it was because of guilt. For that matter, what if what Luo Xuan said was true. She took two sips of champagne to calm herself down. 

Gu Feihan went to see his grandfather and didn’t return for a long time. Qiao Yu couldn’t wait anymore and finally went to look for him after all the pent up anger. But she didn’t know where to go. After a while, she realized she was lost. She wanted to ask someone for directions, but there was no one around. 

A few more steps later, she noticed two familiar figures near a stone sculpture–it was Gu Feihan and Luo Xuan. She stared and froze in place. There was an impulse to run over and confront them, but she couldn’t find the courage to take a step. She admitted to herself that she was afraid of the truth. 

From her current perspective, it looks as if Luo Xuan was a little anxious and she could hear pieces about a child and the like. Then she watched Gu Feihan turn his back to her, but she couldn’t tell whether it was out of anger or joy. 

[T/N]: There’s no way Luo Xuan is pregnant!! Maybe, she’s blackmailing him? JUST UGH. Although Gu Feihan is still not my favorite, like Luo Xuan please go disappear.

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