Chapter 738: The Truth behind the Car Accident (8)Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
They ate lunch outside and, by the time they finished shopping, it was already four in the afternoon.
Gu Yusheng had planned to head home with Qin Zhi’ai after the long day but, shortly after driving away from the Mother and Baby Lifestyle store, Qin Zhi’ai, who had been scrutinizing the scans, suddenly looked up. Turning to look at Gu Yusheng, she said, “Yusheng, let’s head to your grandfather’s house.”
Given their visits to the Gu Mansion had always been unpleasant to varying degrees, Gu Yusheng’s face darkened, and he pursed his lips without replying.
“Let’s show your grandfather the photos of little peanut. After seeing these, his attitude might change for the better.” Seeing that he was not convinced, Qin Zhi’ai tilted her head and continued saying, “Furthermore, since we’ve already been snubbed so many times, it’s not like we can’t handle it again. I’ve got some thick skinned now.”
As she spoke, Qin Zhi’ai raised her hands in passionate gestures. Affected by her liveliness, a warm smile crept into Gu Yusheng’s eyes, and he reached out his hand to pat her head. Without further response, he turned at the next intersection and drove to his grandfather’s house.
When they drove up the driveway, Liang Doukou was taking a walk with Old Master Gu, who was walking slowly with his cane while laughing at something that she had said.
As the two heard the car, they turned to look. When Old Master Gu caught sight of Qin Zhi’ai through the car window, his smile faded completely from his face. Turning his head and murmuring something to Liang Doukou, he walked back into the house with her assistance.
When Qin Zhi’ai and Gu Yusheng entered the house, Old Master Gu and Liang Doukou were seated on the sofa, watching TV and chatting from time to time.
Gu Yusheng was aware that Liang Doukou was watching him and Qin Zhi’ai—that she watched them enter, him squatting down to remove Qin Zhi’ai’s shoes for her and giving her a pair of slippers, and him holding Qin Zhi’ai’s hand as they entered the living room.
“Grandpa,” he called out. Old Master Gu threw him a look and replied, “Mm.”
Qin Zhi’ai, too, said, “Grandfather,” and just like her last three visits, he pretended not to hear her.
Gu Yusheng helped Qin Zhi’ai to a seat and dutifully retrieved a pillow to prop behind her back. Old Master Gu and Liang Doukou were chatting next to them and, as if on purpose, Gu Yusheng asked in a raised voice, “Is this comfortable?” as he grabbed another pillow. “How about this? Does this feel better?”
Liang Doukou’s speech began to falter with Old Master Gu until she had stopped speaking completely. Gu Yusheng then said, “Grandpa, I accompanied Xiao’ai to her pregnancy checkup today.”
Old Master Gu continued to stare straight at the TV without any sign of a willingness to converse. Fishing out the scans from Qin Zhi’ai’s purse, Gu Yusheng handed them over to Old Master Gu. “Grandpa, these are the photos of the fetus. The doctor said—”
Before Gu Yusheng could finish his sentence, Old Master Gu swerved his head around toward Liang Doukou. Pointing at the TV, he asked, “Xiaokou, you acted in this show. What happened after you played this part?”
Gu Yusheng’s face visibly darkened. Afraid that he would fly off the handle, Qin Zhi’ai silently squeezed his hand.