Chapter 1419: Did Not Treat Her as an Outsider
Why was he talking about a son?
Gu Nianzhi’s heart was racing.
Huo Shaoheng felt the supple body under his hands suddenly stiffen. He smiled and said casually, “If you don’t say anything, I’ll take it as a yes. ”
Gu Nianzhi blurted out, “No!”
“No?” Huo Shaoheng raised his eyebrows and stopped massaging Gu Nianzhi. “Why not? Didn’t the training at the military camp go well?”
Gu Nianzhi turned over and lay down on the apricot-colored pillow. Her cheeks were pink, even brighter than the flowers of the phoenix tree.
Her plump, red lips parted and closed. “… But you can train him yourself…”
Gu Nianzhi thought, he would still be her biological son after all. Huo Shaoheng would probably go easy on him, right?
Her heart ached at the thought of her son being trained in the barracks.
Huo Shaoheng leaned over and kissed her on the lips. He smiled and said, “My field is specialized. I’m not good at training new recruits.”
Gu Nianzhi snorted and turned away from him.
He made it sound as though his son had already grown up and enlisted in the military!
In fact, there wasn’t even a trace of him…
Gu Nianzhi had just started her period a few days ago. In the past twenty days, she had only kissed Huo Shaoheng. She hadn’t done anything at all. How could she have given birth to a son?
Moreover, she wasn’t even 20 years old. Did she have to give birth to a son now?
Wasn’t it too early?
Gu Nianzhi rationalized and decided not to argue with Huo Shaoheng so early on about this matter.
She turned over and tugged Huo Shaoheng downwards. Just as she was about to give him a good kiss, she heard a bark. Little Corgi jumped onto the bed with a whoosh and crouched down beside her while glaring at them.
Gu Nianzhi’s lips twitched.
This little dog was indeed an eyesore.
Huo Shaoheng stroked Gu Nianzhi’s head and tried not to laugh. “Have a good rest. I’ll see you tomorrow.”
Huo Shaoheng got up and walked out.
Gu Nianzhi lay on the bed and muttered weakly to little corgi, “Ah Ke, you don’t have to guard against Huo like this. He’s… He’s my husband. Husband, do you understand?”
Huo Shaoheng, who had just reached the door, stopped in his tracks.
He heard Gu Nianzhi’s voice and was completely shocked by the word ‘Husband’ that she had just uttered.
This was the first time he had heard her say those two words ever since he forced her to sign the marriage contract.
He had assumed that this thorn would remain in her heart forever. No matter how hard he tried, she would never forget the pain at that time.
He did not know how much strength he had gripped the door handle with, but the veins on the back of his hand were popping out.
He looked up at the white ceiling and took a deep breath to suppress the throbbing in his chest.
No matter how many people said that Gu Nianzhi was lucky to be with him, only he knew that being with Gu Nianzhi and being loved by her was the greatest blessing in his life. It was the luckiest thing that had happened to him.
Huo Shaoheng’s Adam’s apple bobbed up and down as he finally pushed the door open and departed.
During the few days, Gu Nianzhi finally reached a temporary compromise with Little Corgi.
She took Little Corgi for a run every day as usual and participated in the military’s daily routine. On the other hand, Little Corgi no longer interfered with her intimacy with Huo Shaoheng.
This meant that although Huo Shaoheng still couldn’t stay in Gu Nianzhi’s room, Gu Nianzhi could stay in Huo Shaoheng’s room overnight.
As long as she gave Little Corgi a few extra bones at night, Little Corgi would stay out of sight and obediently sleep in its doghouse.
That night, after Little Corgi slept in its doghouse, Gu Nianzhi went to Huo Shaoheng’s suite.
Huo Shaoheng was in his study, replying to an email.
Gu Nianzhi knocked on his study door and spoke with a smile, “I’m here.”
Huo Shaoheng looked away from the computer screen and smiled. “I’ll be done in a minute.”
Gu Nianzhi gestured to him and went to Huo Shaoheng’s bedroom.
She had been staying here for the past few nights, so her things had been moved over bit by bit.
The bathroom had her usual cleansing soap, cream, essence, and facial mask. Her bath towel was on the shelf, and a pair of pink slippers and blue slippers were placed side by side in front of the bathtub.
There were a few sets of casual clothes that she wore at home in the closet. She also brought some underwear, shoes, and socks over and placed them in Huo Shaoheng’s closet.
Most of Huo Shaoheng’s clothes consisted of military uniforms. They were used for training, general, and formal wear, and were arranged neatly in different categories.
Gu Nianzhi’s colorful clothes were placed in the closet. They were messy, but there was a strange sense of harmony when placed side by side with his military uniform.
It was as if there was a rose pinned to the AK47. A shocking mixture of violence and aesthetics overwhelmed her.
Gu Nianzhi placed her glass of water on the desk in front of Huo Shaoheng’s bedroom window and tidied up her makeup.
There was no dressing table in Huo Shaoheng’s bedroom, so she placed some simple bottles and jars directly on his desk.
Huo Shaoheng had finished packing, but she was already sleepy before he even entered.
She glanced at her watch. It was already past midnight, and it was time to go to bed.
She climbed onto the bed, leaving only a warm yellow night light switched on. Just like that, she fell asleep.
Huo Shaoheng finished dealing with his email and returned to the bedroom. He noticed that Gu Nianzhi was already asleep.
He did not wake her up and quietly went to the bathroom to wash up.
He turned on the bathroom light and noticed the sapphire blue bottles and jars on the sink. Huo Shaoheng pursed his lips into a smile.
With the inclusion of Gu Nianzhi’s belongings, his bathroom, which was originally like a black-and-white movie, had transitioned into a colorized movie. The background and vibes were different.
After washing up and returning to the bedroom, he turned off the night light and lay down next to Gu Nianzhi.
She seemed to have realized that the night light was switched off. She moaned softly and shifted uneasily.
Huo Shaoheng pulled her into his arms and let her sleep on his arm.
She quickly calmed down and found a very comfortable position in his arms. She fell into a deep sleep again.
For the past few days, although the two of them had slept on the same bed at night, there hadn’t been any incidents of ‘accidental passion’.
It wasn’t that he didn’t want to, but that Gu Nianzhi’s mood hadn’t completely recovered yet. He didn’t want to make things difficult for her.
Therefore, even though he felt a little uncomfortable every night, he still forced himself to hold back.
They were husband and wife. There was still a lifetime ahead of them. There was no rush, no rush…
Happy days always passed by quickly.
Unknowingly, Huo Shaoheng’s one-month vacation was about to end.
Gu Nianzhi was also preparing to return to the Senate to officially take up her position.
That morning, Gu Nianzhi brought Little Corgi home from their morning run. Before she even entered the house, she heard her phone ring.
She was wearing a bluetooth headset. After answering the call, she asked with a smile, “Who is this?”
“Nianzhi, it’s me.” He Zhichu’s cold voice sounded from the phone. It possessed a rare chill on a hot summer morning.
Gu Nianzhi smiled. “Professor He? You’ve released me from the blacklist?”
He Zhichu had blocked Gu Nianzhi’s cell phone ever since they had parted on bad terms at the National Martyrs’ Cemetery, where Gu Xiangwen and his wife were buried.
Gu Nianzhi was also angry at He Zhichu’s attitude towards her parents. Hence, she did not contact him.
The two of them had not spoken for a whole month.
Now that He Zhichu had taken the initiative to call her, she had no choice but to poke fun at him.
He Zhichu was silent for a moment before saying uncomfortably, “… I’m sorry.”
“It’s okay.” Gu Nianzhi walked up the steps of Huo Shaoheng’s official residence as she spoke. “Just don’t talk about my parents like that in front of me in the future.”
He Zhichu was even more upset, but he could only nod. “Okay, I understand.”
He quickly changed the topic.
“Nianchh, do you still remember Vanderbilt from the United States?”
Gu Nianzhi stopped in her tracks. “Vanderbilt? Yes, why? Has the case been solved?”
According to Gu Yanran and Ye Xuan’s statements, Vanderbilt was Gu Nianzhi’s father, Gu Xiangwen’s, appointed lawyer.
Ye Xuan had even made a trip to Little Rock to ask Lawyer Vanderbilt about Gu Xiangwen’s will for the sake of Gu Nianzhi and Gu Yanran’s lawsuit.
However, before Lawyer Vanderbilt could reply, their whole family had been executed and killed in their home. The murderer then set fire to their home and burned it to the ground.
At that time, the American police had thought that Ye Xuan was the murderer because he had just come into contact with Lawyer Vanderbilt right before Vanderbilt’s family had been killed.
Because of this, they had mobilized a large police force to hunt him down. Later, He Zhichu traveled to the United States especially to fight a lawsuit for him and save him.
At that time, Ye Xuan was exonerated. However, no one knew who the murderer was.
He Zhichu held his phone and sat at his desk. He looked at the computer and said, “The case hasn’t been solved, but Lawyer Vanderbilt’s designated law enforcer just contacted me. He mentioned that there was a request from Vanderbilt’s law firm. It was from Gu Xiangwen’s will, and it specified that it was to be given to the beneficiary of the will, which was you.”
Gu Nianzhi was extremely surprised. “Vanderbilt really had my father’s will?!”
No one was aware that Gu Xiangwen had a will, and no one knew that it would be in the hands of an ordinary American lawyer.
There were countless lawyers like this in the United States. If one wasn’t particularly familiar with Gu Xiangwen, how would one know the lawyer’s whereabouts?
Gu Nianzhi thought of Gu Yanran again.
She was probably the only person who knew that Vanderbilt was Gu Xiangwen’s lawyer, right?
It was clear that her father really did not treat her as an outsider back then…