Chapter 401: The Trick to Change Her Mind (1)
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
By the time Gu Yu entered the private room, Xu Shuai had already iced the beer. After he sat down, Xu Shuai pried off the beer bottle cap. But just when he was about to fill up the glass, Gu Yu reached over and snatched the entire bottle of beer away. Tossing his head back, he chugged down the entire bottle.
Xu Shuai watched as Gu Yu finished close to half the bottle of beer in one go and could not help but raise his eyebrows. “Yu, what’s up with you again?” he asked.
Ever since Gu Yu made up his mind to get along with Xu Weilai, he had never been this drunk again even though they would experience minor problems occasionally.
Xu Shuai instantly felt that the situation was not very optimistic since it made Gu Yu resort to use alcohol to drown his sorrows.
Xu Shuai took out another bottle of beer from the ice bucket and toasted Gu Yu’s bottle before he said, “As your pal, I’ll listen if you want to let it out. If you don’t wish to say anything, I’ll just drink with you. We have plenty of alcohol here anyway. You can drink anything and as much as you want. Just remember to foot the bill!”
Gu Yu ignored his dry attempt at humor. His black pupils remained fixed on the half-empty bottle of beer and there were ripples of emotions in his eyes. He seemed to be struggling and appeared conflicted. Eventually, his eyebrows knitted into a tight frown.
Just when Xu Shuai thought that Gu Yu would never speak, he slowly replied in a low, hoarse voice, “Xu Weilai wants a divorce. ”
Xu Shuai had just taken a sip of beer and when he heard what Gu Yu said, instantly choked and started to cough violently, for he had yet to swallow his drink.
He patted his chest and stared at Gu Yu in disbelief. He then swallowed his beer forcefully and after he stopped coughing, asked in a shrill voice, “Did you phrase it wrong, or did I hear it wrong? ”
For the sake of money and the sake of obtaining the strong backing of the Gu Corporation, Xu Weilai had schemed and employed all kinds of methods so as to marry Gu Yu. Previously, as this issue weighed heavily in Gu Yu’s mind, he did not accept her and thus, it was understandable if she wanted a divorce.
But now, Gu Yu treated her very well and there was nothing for her to be dissatisfied about. “To think that she would actually want a divorce,” Xu Shuai wondered.
Gu Yu shook the bottle of beer in his hand and took another swig. Instead of answering Xu Shuai, he asked, “What do you think? She even prepared the divorce agreement and one billion yuan.”
“Are you serious? ” Xu Shuai gasped and his casual expression gradually faded away. He stroked his chin and mulled over it repeatedly, but still could not understand Xu Weilai’s rationale. “This makes no sense. Why would Xu Weilai want a divorce?”
Gu Yu smiled mockingly and replied, “She had never wanted this marriage in the first place. She had always wanted it to end.”
“Be it three years ago or now, she had always been so unrestrained,” Gu Yu thought.
Xu Shuai was momentarily at a loss for words and does not know how to console him. He then patted Gu Yu’s shoulder lightly and asked, “Yu, well…what do you intend to do then? Will you agree to the divorce?”
Gu Yu remained silent and simply continued to drink. His frown deepened as if he was facing a dilemma which he could not seem to make a choice.
Xu Shuai could already understand everything when he saw Gu Yu’s expression.
“Gu Yu had always been the one to wield the power in their marriage. In fact, he could do whatever he wants without reservations unless…he cares more about Xu Weilai’s feelings than his own,” Xu Shuai ruminated.
When this thought crossed his mind, Xu Shuai inevitably felt his heart jolt.
He knew that Gu Yu loved Xu Weilai, but he never expected it to unwittingly develop to this stage.
“Wait a minute… If Xu Weilai is so important to him, then what about Yun Rou?” Xu Shuai wondered.
While Xu Shuai was aware that this was a taboo topic for Gu Yu, he still couldn’t suppress his feelings of bafflement. After he gulped down a few mouthfuls of beer to boost his courage, asked, “Yu, are you really over Yun Rou?”