Chapter 105: Domineering Husband (2)
“This can’t be considered as me forcing my daughter to do something she doesn’t want to. I’m already old and I long to hold my grandchild. That’s why I used the house and the car as incentives.”
As the two of them chatted, some shareholders’ representatives and board members passed by them from time to time. Su Gongcheng appeared stiff, but He Yu still looked calm, a gentle expression on his face.
“Then please come to me with any ideas you have in the future.” He Yu smiled politely at his father-in-law. “It’s my idea to not have children. Please don’t embarrass Qiuzi.”
“For me, talking to my daughter is always more cordial than talking to you.” Su Gongcheng said unhappily, “Besides, she is my daughter. How could I embarrass her?”
He paused for a moment, then lowered his voice and murmured to He Yu, “You don’t have to come to me and say all this under the pretense of being a good husband to Qiuzi. If you’re so concerned, how could you take her to that banquet and announce to everyone that she’s Su Gongcheng’s daughter, even introducing her to people in Qiao City?”
With a small, mocking smirk on the corner of his lips, Su Gongcheng continued. “We are alike.”
He Yu listened in silence. His father-in-law’s words, while distasteful, did not bring any change to his expression. Once the other party stopped speaking, He Yu chuckled lightly. “There was no pretense, it was a good encounter for her. I took her to the banquet because I wanted to introduce her to the seniors of the TV station, solving some minor problems that she had at her work. Similarly, we greeted the people from Qiao City because many of them recognize your name, and they were able to greet her without embarrassing her too much.”
Su Gongcheng stared at him, wondering how much of that speech was true… And how much was false. He didn’t regard He Yu’s words as an explanation; at best, it was a statement of facts.
Someone approached them and greeted He Yu, who toasted with the person politely. Once the newcomer left, He Yu turned back to Su Gongcheng. “You, on the other hand, are nothing good to Qiuzi. I’ve always wondered… Do you mistreat Qiuzi just because her mother’s scandal made you look bad?” He Yu asked, a cynical look in his deep, dark eyes.
Su Gongcheng narrowed his eyes at He Yu, a dangerous smile appearing on his lips. He stared at his son-in-law intensely, without blinking. “What do you mean?”
“Nothing much.” He Yu was very relaxed, a sharp contrast to the other man. “I just think that if this is the only reason, you shouldn’t be acting like this. As you said, Su Qiuzi is your biological daughter.”
Smiling, He Yu added, “Since I have never experienced such a situation, I cannot judge your decision. But Qiuzi is my wife now, and I hope you can respect her.”
As if on cue, Kane came closer and invited the two group representatives to speak on stage. The atmosphere between the two men was slightly unnatural, as He Yu looked the same as usual while Su Gongcheng didn’t look very good. With a gesture toward the stage, He Yu smiled. “Dad, let’s go.”
After the end of the Lantern Festival party, Su Qiuzi put all of her energy on learning how to drive, but it didn’t take that much energy to learn it well. Many people learned to drive on weekends, so Su Qiuzi was in a bad state. After feeling hopeless while waiting in line at five o’clock in the afternoon, Su Qiuzi took the subway home.
March had arrived and with it came the warmth of spring. The weather was gradually becoming warmer and the night approached slowly. By the time Su Qiuzi arrived at Ran Feng Mansion, the sun had yet to set. She entered the password and accessed the elevator, heading to the first floor. When the elevator doors opened, she looked up and saw He Yu standing inside.
“Husband.” Su Qiuzi called out subconsciously.
He Yu had just returned from the company. He was only wearing a shirt, had yet to remove his dark, and the suit jacket was placed in his arms. He looked well-dressed and elegant.
Smiling at her softly, he glanced at Su Qiuzi, who was in front of the elevator. The girl was wearing a sports suit and a baseball cap. She was tall and slender, with a white face and a youthful air.
“How was your practice?”