Chapter 489 - : How Fragrant
Chapter 489: How Fragrant
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Gu Tingyun, who was sitting opposite him, smiled when he heard this.
“I’m afraid it’s not just a matter of a slight resemblance that has made Father and Mother behave this way. I heard the news from the stables yesterday that when the girl was riding on a horse in her riding clothes, mother had mistaken her for Yinyin and said that she wanted to go over, no matter what. Even Big Brother, Siyang, and the others couldn’t stop her.”
He took a sip of peach juice,
“If it was merely a slight resemblance, such a scene would not have even happened today.”
“No matter how similar the resemblance is, it’s not Yinyin.”
Gu Tingchuan frowned even more.
“How is it that Father and Big Brother could not persuade them more?”
Gu Tingyin had passed away nearly twenty years ago.
In the beginning, Old Madam Gu had cried all day, almost to the point of blinding her eyes.
Later on, as time had passed, the pain had gradually been hidden.
Everyone in the Gu family rarely mentioned this matter, afraid that it would make Old Madam Gu sad again.
Who would have guessed that the sudden presence of a young girl would bring up this sad matter again, just because she bore a little resemblance to Yinyin?
Gu Tingchuan’s expression was cold.
“Yinyin is Yinyin, no one could possibly replace her. Surely Mother would understand this. However, what is going on now?”
This matter made him very uncomfortable.
Gu Tingyun sighed.
“Forget it, she’s just a young girl. Second Brother, why are you being so calculative with a child? Just think of… how happy mother is when she sees her.”
Gu Tingchuan’s face darkened.
He understood the logic, but whether he could accept it or not was another matter.
After a while, he stood up.
“I’ll go next door to take a look.”
Gu Tingyun raised his head.
How could he not know Gu Tingchuan’s plan?
“Second Brother, in my opinion, you shouldn’t go.” He spread his hands helplessly, “Mother personally invited her over so it’s clear that she really likes that girl. Look at your expression now. Which child wouldn’t be scared out of their wits when they see you? I heard that she came here with Yu Pingchuan. She probably left after the horse race ended. She won’t be staying in Hong Kong City for more than a few days. Don’t be so calculative.”
Gu Tingchuan did not say anything, but his expression remained unpleasant.
It was not that he wanted to be the bad guy, but it was really hard to be sure about this matter.
The Gu family was the number one family in Hong Kong City. There were too many people who tried to curry favor with them. There were also too many people with ulterior motives.
After a long while, he said in a low voice, “It would not matter if she was just greedy for a small profit. We could just treat it as her reward for making Mother happy. But, what if she completely takes Mother’s favor as a tool for her own profit?
“Tingyun, have you ever thought about how unfair this is to Mother?”
Gu Tingyun’s expression also froze.
He caressed the cup, his eyelids drooping slightly as he similarly fell into a long silence.
He knew that his second brother was right.
With such benefits at hand, who could resist?
From what he had heard yesterday and today, his mother treated that young girl sincerely, but it was hard to say what that young girl’s intentions were.
The Gu family had a large business, so they were not too bothered about the money. They could even turn a blind eye if she wanted to take advantage of the Gu family.
However, they wanted to ensure that she was sincere to their mother and was not out to make use of her.
However, it was hard to guess what was going on in a person’s heart, and it was also the worst thing to gamble with.
After a long time, Gu Tingyun stood up.
“I’ll accompany you, Second Brother.”
In the second private room.
Old Master Gu and his wife sat down.
Gu Siyang h beenad originally sitting next to Old Madam Gu. This time, since Ning Li had come over, he tactfully walked to Old master Gu’s side with a warm smile on his face.
“Grandpa, let me massage your shoulders!”
Old Master Gu, who had been pointing to the seat next to him and was about to invite Ning Li to sit down, was speechless.
Old Madam Gu continued to hold Ning Li’s hand, so Ning Li also sat down next to her.
Old Master Gu looked at Gu Siyang and snorted.
Gu Siyang, “???”
What had he done wrong again?
On the field, the horse race had already progressed to the fourth round.
The people in the stands below did not know about the little interlude that had happened here and were still cheering enthusiastically.
The atmosphere was warm.
Old Madam Gu smiled and said, “Miss Ning Li, who do you think will win this round?”
Ning Li swept her gaze across the field.
Hearing this, Old Master Gu turned his head to look over again. A smile appeared on his face.
This girl’s eyes were indeed sharp. She had chosen the same as him.
“Did Miss Ning Li place a bet? If you’re interested, you could try and play.”
Ning Li nodded and picked up her phone.
Old Madam Gu was a little curious.
“How much did you bet?”
Ning Li paused.
As soon as she finished speaking, the room fell silent for a moment.
Old Master Gu could not hold himself back anymore. He suddenly said, “Are Lu Huaiyu and his family so poor?”
Ning Li replied, “Well, I was just playing around. I didn’t–”
Old Madam Gu smiled and tried to smooth things over.
“I see, you were just passing time. It’s fine as long as Miss Ning Li is having fun.”
As she spoke, she looked at Ning Li’s phone and spoke gently.
“I see that Miss Ning Li seems to have a high win rate?”
“Please, call me Ah Li.”
Ning Li said.
Old Madam Gu’s eyes seemed to be filled with emotions. After a while, she smiled and nodded.
Ning Li thought of how Gu Siyang had said that Old Madam Gu’s eyes were not very good, so she brought her phone forward.
“Actually, I was just a little lucky.”
She had been sitting next to Old Madam Gu, so as she was handing the phone over, her upper body moved closer as well.
At a glance, it was as if she was almost leaning against Old Madam Gu.
This was what Gu Tingchuan saw when he came in.
The girl was tall and slender. Her long hair was tied up in a ponytail at the back of her head. Only half of her side face could be seen. Her skin was clear and fair, her nose was straight, and the corners of her lips were slightly curved.
She was almost leaning on Old madam Gu’s shoulder. He did not know what she was looking at, but the corners of her mouth had curled up into a smile.
Gu Tingchuan was suddenly stunned.
Gu Siyang was the first to see him.
“Second Uncle, why are you here?”
Hearing this, the young girl turned her head to look over.
The smile on her lips had yet to disappear. Her brows and eyes were curved and beautiful.
It almost overlapped with his memories.
Gu Tingchuan’s heart jolted.
When he met those eyes, for some reason, he suddenly felt a little nervous and uneasy. His originally cold and gloomy expression also became somewhat unbearable.
Subconsciously, he lowered his voice and asked tentatively, “Yin…. Miss Ning Li?”