Gu Yusheng was holding a cigarette between his lips, one hand supporting himself against the car window, and the other hand on the steering wheel. Coupled with his white shirt, he looked laid-back in his car.

Qin Zhi’ai raised her arm and gently knocked on the car window twice to signal him that she was there.

When he heard the knocks, he lifted his eyelids slightly and briefly glanced through the window at her before looking back to the road in front of him. He slowly blew a beautiful smoke ring, and as the smoke lingered around him, she could see clearly that his jaw was slightly clenched, subtly showing displeasure on his extremely suave face.

He pulled a long face as soon as she showed up. Standing beside his car, Qin Zhi’ai was embarrassed for a few seconds before she opened the car door and lowered herself into it. Before she could get herself stable, Gu Yusheng stepped on the accelerator and the car jerked forward.

She couldn’t help but fall back into the car seat forcefully. She quickly held onto the handle and finally buckled her seat belt when she was steady. As she put on her seat belt, she could see his side profile inadvertently from the corner of her eye. He made an even more distressed face as he compared the time to before she had entered the car.

Qin Zhi’ai sat there like a block of ice, her lips frozen. She was still wondering if she should greet him, but this thought had soon vanished.

Gu Yusheng was annoyed by Qin Zhi’ai to the extent that he wished he would never see her again for the rest of his life. What’s more, he wouldn’t initiate a conversation with her.

While Gu Yusheng was driving, he puffed on his cigarettes non-stop. Other than the occasional sound of the lighter, there was no other sound in the car.

The silence continued all the way until they reached the Gu Mansion’s courtyard.

Gu Yusheng stubbed out his cigarette as he switched off his car’s engine. Without looking at Qin Zhi’ai, he quietly took the lead and stepped out of his car.

He waited for Qin Zhi’ai patiently by the vehicle as she got out before they walked towards the mansion together.

As he approached the mansion, Gu Yusheng reached out and held her hand out of the blue. As his actions came without warning, Qin Zhi’ai instinctively stiffened up and tried to withdraw her hand. Gu Yusheng seemed to have predicted her evasion, as he held her hand even tighter and harder while pressing the doorbell with his other hand.

Unable to shake off his grasp, Qin Zhi’ai quietly raised her eyes, looking at the man who was pressing the doorbell. His palm was warm, but his face was stone cold. There was a slight tinge of annoyance emanating from his eyes, too.

Qin Zhi’ai hesitated for a moment. Before she could decipher the meaning of his expression, the door opened.

Nanny Zhang opened the door and was delighted to see Gu Yusheng and Qin Zhi’ai. She welcomed both of them warmly into the house and brought the couple two pairs of house slippers before she ran upstairs, calling out to Old Master Gu, “Master, Young Master and Young Mistress have arrived.”

Gu Yusheng and Qin Zhi’ai had just entered the living room after putting on their slippers when Old Master Gu walked down the stairs.

All of a sudden, Gu Yusheng leaned over to her, lowered his head, and moved his lips.

In others’ eyes, Gu Yusheng seemed to be intimately whispering a secret to her, but only Qin Zhi’ai knew that he had said nothing at all.

However, he was so close to her that she could feel the heat of the warm breaths on her neck. Her heart was throbbing, and she was panicking, not sure of what to do.