Chapter 37: Their former days (7)
Qin Zhi Ai did not mention Gu Yu Sheng’s name. Instead, she settled on ‘him’. The housekeeper stared at her blankly for a second before catching her drift, “Yes, Miss.”
Owing to the face mask, Qin Zhi Ai’s voice appeared muffled,”The hangover will be awful and a headache is unavoidable. Make him a cup of honey water, it will make him feel better.”
“Miss, I’ll make sure to carry out your orders.” The housekeeper had just finished replying before she noticed something amiss, asking, “Miss, you have an assignment at such an early hour?”
What have this got to do with work? She is just worried Gu Yu Sheng will flare up after seeing her… However, Qin Zhi Ai will never admit to it. She lightly nodded her head to go along with the housekeeper, “En.”
Convinced, the housekeeper moved on, “Miss, do you have any other orders to entrust to me?”
Qin Zhi Ai went through her mental list, confirming that she had nothing more to add before shaking her head.
She knows that the housekeeper has worked for Gu Yu Sheng for numerous years and surely knows Gu Yu Sheng much better than her, and is more capable at taking care of Gu Yu Sheng, but Qin Zhi Ai still cannot suppress the worry within and supplemented, “Take good care of him.”
“Rest assured, Miss.”
Qin Zhi Ai lowered her head, not speaking another word.
The housekeeper pointed to the house, “Then I’ll take my leave first.”
“En.”, Qin Zhi Ai acknowledged. Nonetheless, when the housekeeper proceeded to pull the door open, she called out to her.
Qin Zhi Ai knows that the housekeeper had turned over to look at her, but she chose not to reciprocate. Keeping her eyes on a bush of blooming jasmine flowers in the yard, she took a moment to collect herself before continuing, “Don’t tell him I was here.”
The housekeeper is startled, blurting out, “Why is that so?”
The Qin Zhi Ai at this moment feels really thankful for the sunglasses and face mask that effectively hid the loneliness and sadness in her eyes. She laboriously tries to maintain a stable tone, as though she is talking about something that does not concern her, “Because if he knows, he will not drink that bowl of porridge.”
The housekeeper has known all along how much Mr. Gu detests Miss. But at this moment, hearing these words come out from Miss, she is suddenly thrown back to the time when Miss had taken the initiative to request for the contraceptive pills. Just like back then, she stood rooted to the ground, all ability to react evading her.
As compared to the helpless housekeeper, Qin Zhi Ai maintained her aloof facade, quietly thanked the housekeeper and left.
It was not long after Qin Zhi Ai left when Gu Yu Sheng woke up.
Like how Qin Zhi Ai predicted, the hangover felt like someone is hammering nails in his head. He opened his eyes and forced himself to sit up, allowing himself a few seconds to orientate before getting off the bed and entering the washroom.
The warm bath did wonders for his hangover.
After which, he retrieved a set of tracksuit from the walk-in wardrobe and donned it. When he was about to get out of the bedroom, he suddenly remembered that he had vomited last night in his drunken stupor.
Gu Yu Sheng halted his steps and let his gaze sweep in the direction of the bed. However, the bed sheets and carpet are all clean and tidy, void of any trace of vomit.
Did he remember wrongly?
Gu Yu Sheng’s brows creased. He retracted his gaze, opened the door and headed downstairs.