A soft voice, full of affection.
Mixed with guilt and self-recrimination.
Inside the bedroom, it was quiet.
Chen Dong stopped in front of the door and waited quietly.
Time pa*sed slowly.
After waiting for almost a minute, just as Chen Dong was about to knock on the door again.
Inside the bedroom, the voice that Chen Dong had been longing for for over a month finally rang out.
“The door is unlocked.”
Gu Qingying’s voice was cold and rippling.
Chen Dong frowned slightly, was his wife’s reaction too cold?
On his way to Gu’s house, he had envisioned many images.
There was Gu Qingying reprimanding him loudly, there was the entire Gu family pressing him together, and he even thought that Gu Qingying would strike out at him ……
But now, the cold tone of voice, incomparably calm, made Chen Dong unexpected.
Doubt to doubt, Chen Dong still took a deep breath and pushed open the door of the room.
In the bedroom, the scent of lavender filled the air.
It was refreshing.
In the dimly lit room, only a table lamp above the bed was glowing with dim light.
Gu Qingying was sitting on the bed in a robe, with the covers half hidden.
The dim light shone on her face, a face that had lost a round of weight and was covered in haggardness.
It caused Chen Dong’s heart a sharp pain like a knife cutting.
The woman, Gu Qingying, was also looking at Chen Dong at this moment, without sadness or joy, without any waves of shock.
Chen Dong pointed to the lavender placed on the bed: “It’s not even dark yet, are you going to rest?”
It was as if everyday pleasantries were exchanged, without opening the door.
Because Chen Dong faced Gu Qingying at this time, in addition to heartache, there is also apprehension, for a time do not know how to mention the misunderstanding matter.
Gu Qingying smiled lightly: “What’s left of yesterday, it’s not much use.”
Chen Dong was stunned.
“You haven’t even had a good night’s sleep during my absence?”
Gu Qingying raised her eyebrows, a rueful smile finally appearing on her calm, haggard face, “What do you think?”
Over a month, not even a good night’s sleep?
Chen Dong’s heart and soul trembled.
At this moment, guilt came rushing in like a torrent of water.
What he remembered was that Gu Qingying was still in the stage of pregnancy vomiting when she left after her parents.
Pregnancy vomiting was already a great drain on a pregnant woman’s body and mind.
Coupled with the inability to rest properly, it was not an exaggeration to say that she was physically and mentally exhausted and mentally drained.
Looking at Gu Qingying, the tip of Chen Dong’s nose was sore and swollen, and all of a sudden, his chest felt like it was stuffed with stones.
In silence, Chen Dong slowly walked to the bedside.
Settling onto the bed, he raised his hand and slowly stroked towards Gu Qing Ying’s face.
“You’ve lost a lot of weight, and you’re a lot more haggard.”
Chen Dong’s voice trembled a little, he had been missing for more than a month, although he had not personally experienced Gu Qingying’s life.
But the appearance and mental state of Gu Qingying in front of him was already enough to explain.
He remembered clearly Gu Qingying’s face.
The glowing, city-defying appearance and that untarnished aura were even more striking.
And now, so haggard and tired that it was as if she had fallen into the mud of the mortal world.
Such a transformation in just a little over a month!
Just as Chen Dong’s right hand was about to touch Gu Qingying’s face.
Gu Qingying suddenly raised her hand and opened Chen Dong’s hand.
“I don’t need your sympathy, don’t use your hand to touch my face, I’m too dirty.”
Gu Qingying’s voice was cold and harsh, even though she tried her best to suppress it, ripples had already risen in her dark eyes at this moment.
Chen Dong’s gaze was choked.
He gazed at Gu Qingying.
He knew that Gu Qingying was preoccupied with him and Ye Linglong’s affair.
After a few seconds had pa*sed, he got up.
With a poof.
Kneeled down on the ground.
This scene caused Gu Qingying’s eyes to flicker for a moment.
Immediately afterwards, Chen Dong’s guilt-filled voice rang out.
“I’m sorry, I was wrong.”
Gu Qingying smiled coldly, “What’s wrong with you? It should be me who is at fault.”
“I know that you are holding back what happened between me and Ye Linglong, that was really a misunderstanding, this time I have come over here to admit my mistake to you as well and want to pick you up and take you home.”
Chen Dong said slowly, but his gaze kept looking heartily at Gu Qingying’s haggard and thin face.
“My eyes are not blind.”
Gu Qingying smiled, her expression sad and forlorn: “I saw that scene in front of the Shanhe Club clearly.”
“That was forced by the situation.” Chen Dong said.
Gu Qingying’s face was full of consternation, “Forced by the situation? Chen Dong, don’t you think you look shameless and underhanded when you use such an explanation?”
Chen Dong was about to speak.
But Gu Qingying could not hold back any longer and sobbed, “I have already said that I should be the one at fault, isn’t that enough? Are you trying to tell me how shameless you really are with this explanation?”
Facing Gu Qingying, who was sobbing with her head bowed, Chen Dong’s heart was like a knife.
He knew how much the kiss with Ye Linglong before the Shanhe Club had really hurt Gu Qingying.
But if the damage was not too great, it would not have been possible to force Gu Qingying back immediately at that time!
Chen Dong was not impatient, nor was he irritated.
To Gu Qingying, he only had guilt and heartache at this moment.
He patiently explained, “The power behind the curtain that wanted to kill me was the Chen family, they had been secretly killing me all along, the first time they killed me, I managed to survive and faced a*sa*sination every day for almost a month in the Shanhe Guild Hall.”
“Those killers, blood is cold, they will not hesitate to strike whenever they smell an opportunity to kill me!”
Chen Dong ignored Gu Qingying’s struggle and grabbed Gu Qingying’s hands in an almost brutal gesture.
“The reason why I have not been in contact with you is that I did not want to involve you in danger, and the fact that Elder Long brought you to meet me at the Shanhe Club was also the last thing I wanted to happen at that time.”
“Because your appearance of showing your head would likely cause Chen Tian Fang to focus his attention on you and Mom and Dad, holding you hostage and involving you in this a*sa*sination crisis!”
“Say it, go ahead and say it.”
Tears flowed down from the corners of Gu Qingying’s eyes as she looked at Chen Dong with determination, “Are you trying to say that it was because you were afraid that we would be in danger that you deliberately kissed Ye Linglong at that time, using such a way to force me to retreat?”
Elder Long’s appearance had made her somewhat relieved about Chen Dong and Ye Linglong’s affair.
However, the scene in front of the Shanhe Club was like a burning red sharp knife, stabbing her heart fiercely.
For the past few days, she had been suppressing herself.
Because she was clear that she was not just herself.
There were also her parents, and the child in her belly.
Deep down, she needed Chen Dong back alive even more.
This strong repression now completely exploded with Chen Dong’s return.
Grievances were vented and anger rushed to the sky.
Chen Dong did not hesitate in the slightest.
The words had just fallen.
Gu Qingying violently raised her hand and landed heavily on Chen Dong’s face.
The sound of the slap was crisp and loud.
The palm marks also quickly surfaced on Chen Dong’s face.
But Chen Dong remained on his knees, unmoving.
Gu Qingying’s beautiful eyes were filled with tears and her silver teeth were clenched.
Tearing her heart out, she squeezed out a sentence from between her teeth, “Chen Dong, you never treated me as your wife!”
The voice was resolute.
It caused Chen Dong to freeze on the spot.
He stared at Gu Qingying with round eyes, stunned and baffled.
Under the dim yellow light, Gu Qingying’s haggard face was sulking to the extreme.
Silver teeth were clenched, but tears fell down the corners of Gu Qingying’s eyes like broken pearls.
“You have always been my wife, there has never been a single change.” Chen Dong said.
Gu Qingying raised her hand again, sulking to the point of anger, and angrily slapped Chen Dong across the face.
Chen Dong was completely dumbfounded.
Faced with Gu Qingying’s rebuke, he was at a loss for words, and the monk was at a loss for words.
Gu Qingying clenched her silver teeth and said with a sobbing voice.
“I came back to you when you were at your poorest, not for future glory, but to share your hardships and help you rise again.”
“I could choose to believe in you against all odds when you were suffering from gossip, standing hard in front of you and defending you against the abuse that was pouring out.”
“I can also hold on to your hand and not let go when you are being accused by all and on the verge of extinction.”
A heartbreaking cry was like a sharp knife that cut into Chen Dong’s body.
Gu Qingying took a deep breath and forcibly held back her sobs as she stared determinedly at Chen Dong.
“If I, Gu Qing Ying, choose you, then I will decide that you are my man, my man in life and my man in death!”
Her voice suddenly trembled, “And you?”
“Me?” Chen Dong’s brow tightened into a Chuan frown.
Gu Qingying gave a sob, tears streaming down her face, her red lips trembling, “Have you ever treated me as your wife? Have you ever taken the initiative to let me face everything with you? Why do you always have to fight everything by yourself, no matter what? Do you want husband and wife to be birds of the same feather and fly apart in the face of disaster?”
A series of questions pointed straight to Chen Dong’s heart.
When the last sentence was uttered, Gu Qingying even sobbed uncontrollably.
Chen Dong muttered, “I just don’t want you to worry, I don’t want you to be in danger, I want to protect you well.”
“I don’t want any of this!”
Gu Qingying shook her head, crying into tears, “What I want is for you to treat me as your wife, I want you to hold my hand tightly no matter the peace and joy, the danger of life and death, and take me to face everything with you, even if the sky falls, at least let me die with you, instead of you suffering alone and me being safe alone!”
Chen Dong was struck by lightning, and at this moment, his heart was convulsing badly.
A strong feeling of suffocation swept over him.
His entire thoughts were cluttered like rotten cotton wool.
The sound of Gu Qingying’s cries echoed in his ears.
From the moment he decided to be with Gu Qingying, he had always thought of giving Gu Qingying all the joy and happiness he could, and had never thought of making her unhappy or in danger.
He had always thought that “making you the happiest woman in the world” was one of the most beautiful happiness in this world.
But he had never put himself in Gu Qingying’s shoes and thought carefully about her feelings.
“Chen Dong, you’re really selfish!”
Gu Qingying bit through her red lips and shook her head with a bitter smile, “You are so selfish that you are not even willing to share the danger with your wife, you keep treating you as if you are alone, do you know that from the day I came back to you, you were never alone.”
“You hide it from me, you bear everything by yourself, you even prefer to let me think you’re dead rather than let me know you’re alive when you’re in danger, do you know it’s because you’re so selfish that I’m worse off than dead, what’s the point of our marriage if you keep this up?”
Chen Dong’s face changed drastically.
He was completely panicked.
Gu Qingying’s words were decisive to the extreme.
In a panic, Chen Dong grabbed Gu Qingying’s hand in a panic: “It’s me who was wrong, I’ve been so wrong, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m selfish, I’m the one who kept thinking that as long as you’re good, hurt me back, I’m the one who was too selfish, calm down, there’s still meaning in our marriage, don’t be impulsive.”
Panic, panic, guilt and all sorts of emotions crawled through Chen Dong’s heart.
He had never had such a panicky and uneasy moment before.
Whether it was when he had divorced Wang Nan Nan or when he had faced the danger of life and death time and again.
He had always been able to hold on to his breath, calmly moving forward step by step, looking for a chance of survival in a desperate situation.
But this time, facing Gu Qingying, all of Chen Dong’s heart was deflated.
Because he loved too much, he was afraid of losing; because he was afraid of losing, he was bewildered and terrified to the extreme.
Gu Qingying angrily struggled with her hands, wanting to pull out of Chen Dong’s hands.
But Chen Dong’s hands were surprisingly strong, holding on to Gu Qingying’s hands with a firm grip, without loosening them in the slightest.
This scene was stalled for a long time.
In the end, Gu Qingying chose to give up.
With a “wow” sound, she burst into tears and threw herself into Chen Dong’s arms.
Her sobs echoed and tears fell like rain.
“Promise me you won’t be so selfish again, you have a wife and a family, I still have your baby in my belly, don’t ever let me and the baby worry about you like this time!”
Chen Dong knelt on the ground and struggled to straighten his body so that it would be less uncomfortable for Gu Qingying who was carrying a big belly.
While rubbing Gu Qingying’s back, he said firmly, “I promise you, I swear!”
This time, he really feared that heaven would strike him.
The ground floor of the villa.
Elder Long and Gu Guohua were standing at the stairway.
Li Wanqing, who was wearing an apron, also hurriedly came out of the kitchen and stood in front of the stairs, listening to Gu Qingying’s bawling coming from upstairs.
Li Wanqing was full of worry: “Will something happen? Do you want us to go up and take a look?”
“Xiao Ying is still pregnant, such violent mood swings, and she is weak and tired these days, I think we should go up.”
Gu Guohua immediately took Li Wanqing’s hand and was about to go upstairs.
Long Lao hurriedly tugged the two of them.
“What? You don’t want to eat the reunion dinner tonight?”
Gu Guohua and Li Wanqing froze at the same time.
The couple then looked at each other and Gu Guohua gestured for Li Wanqing to go to the kitchen to prepare.
Li Wanqing was worried, and after some hesitation, she finally chose to go to the kitchen.
In Gu Qingying’s bedroom.
The sound of crying gradually abated.
Chen Dong struggled to straighten his body and bear all of Gu Qingying’s weight.
His knees were grinding with severe pain, and he vaguely felt some blood seeping out.
Yet he did not move even half an inch.
The trembling body of Gu Qingying in his arms gradually weakened.
As the sobs died down, the rapid sobbing breathing slowly became even.
Chen Dong quietly patted Gu Qingying’s back and did not get up immediately.
When he was sure that Gu Qingying was asleep, he wrinkled his brows tightly, a painful look appearing on his face.
The sharp pain coming from his knees and the numbness from his long kneeling made his whole body sore to the core.
Even so, Chen Dong still got up carefully, holding Gu Qingying carefully, fearing that a slight movement would wake Gu Qingying up.
He knew that Gu Qingying had not closed her eyes for many days and nights in the past few days.
To do so would be extremely harmful to the pregnant Gu Qingying.
The most urgent task was to let Gu Qingying sleep well and eat properly.
Chen Dong gently helped Gu Qingying to lie down on the bed and carefully tucked in the covers.
He turned on his side and let Gu Qingying rest on his arm as he watched quietly.
Feeling Gu Qingying’s steady and even breathing, looking at the frown that was gradually spreading, Chen Dong’s heart was warm.
But at the same time, he also had some doubts.
From the moment he entered the door, Gu Qingying’s focus had always been between the two of them.
He did not mention much about him and Ye Linglong.
He was puzzled when Gu Qingying lazily turned to the side like a cat in his arms, revealing a brightly lit mobile phone under the pillow.
On the screen of the phone, there was a text message interface.
The lengthy font, dense as if mosquito flies fell onto the screen.
Chen Dong picked up the phone and took a look at the content of the text message, and instantly his expression became complicated.
It was a text message explaining his affair with Ye Linglong, from an unfamiliar number.
Chen Dong quickly slid down the screen, and a few short words printed into his eyes.
[Apologies to the above, Ye Linglong word]