Chapter 25 – It’s also a kind of cruelty
Gong Xiaoqiao patted her butt and stood up. “What are you doing not with your fiance but following me for? Worried that I would secretly tear down your house?”
She got up, but because she had squatted for a long while her legs had gone numb making her stand usteadily. In the next moment, Qin Yao had taken two steps forward, holding her shoulders from behind.
Gong Xiaoqiao turned around, grinding her teeth and bent down to hit her legs. Only to almost fall again.
Qin Yao clenched the hands that had just touched her and then slowly leaned down in front of her, knelt on one knee, covered her calves with cool hands, and kneaded moderately.
Gong Xiaoqiao looked at the man who was bent over before her, looking serious, “You’re still the same as before, gentle to everyone no matter who. But do you know, that sometimes tenderness is also cruel.”
Qin Yao’s hand froze for a moment, then switched to the other leg to continue massaging, “Is it still numb?”
“It’s okay.” Gong Xiaoqiao stepped back.
Qin Yao stood.
“Qin Yao, I have something to say to you.”
“What is it?” Qin Yao looked at her, warm eyes a little perturbed.
“Lower your head.”
Qin Yao leaned over slightly.
As Gong Xiaoqiao wriggled her lips about to speak, suddenly a figure rushed over and knocked the two of them aside. “What are you two doing!!?”
“Qin Yao! Today is our engagement banquet, how can you guys do this kind of thing!” Gu Xiao Rou agitatedly hit Qin Yao’s chest, then turned angrily to push and shove at Gong Xiaoqiao, “Xiao Qiao! How can you do this to me?! I think of you as my best sister! And yet you’re here to seduce my man!”
“Xiao Rou, calm down a little, things are not what you think.” Qin Yao looked slightly angry.
“Why, I waited so hard for this day, why should you come ruin my hard-won happiness…..”
Gong Xiaoqiao, dizzy by her shouting, unwittingly retreated to the side of the pool. By the time Qin Yao alerted her it was too late.
Before Qin Yao could take action, a faster figure had already jumped down.
Gu Xiao Rou looked blearily at Gu Xiangshen who had rescued Gong Xiaoqiao from the deep pool, and suddenly changed her expression, seeming completely unaware of what she had just done.
“What happened to me… Qin Yao, I’m sorry I’m sorry, I don’t know what happened to me, how can I say those words…..” Gu Xiao Rou looked at Qin Yao at a loss, her eyes full of apology and panic.
Gong Hannian followed closely behind, “What happened here?”
“Brother, it wasn’t me, I didn’t push Xiao Qiao, I don’t know, she suddenly……was it really me……” Gu Xiao Rou trembled, gasping for breath.
Gu Xingshen took off his coat and covered Gong Xiaoqiao with it.
“I know it’s not your fault, take it easy. Just leave it to me here. Qin Yao, take Xiao Rou to the room.”
Qin Yao stood in the same place, hesitantly looking at Gong Xiaoqiao who was shivering in Gu Xingshen’s arms.
Noticing Qin Yao’s eyes on Xiao Qiao, Gu Xingshen’s eyes suddenly turned cold.
Hannian hurriedly urged him, “Qin Yao! Quick ah! What are you absentminded for! A good engagement banquet, how can it become this way…..”
“Xiao Qiao, sorry, I didn’t mean to say that, will you forgive me? I just care too much about Qin Yao, Xiao Qiao, don’t be angry with me……” Gu Xiao Rou refused to go, weeping and looking at Gong Xiaoqiao.