Lady Gu Is Too Weak To Fend For Herself - Chapter 693
Chapter 693: Gu Zheng Is Jealous
At this moment, Qiao Xi was finally sure that Gu Zheng was a jealous person. He was clearly a jealous person, but the original Gu Zheng was good at pretending not to care. This arrogant Gu Zheng was not good at hiding his true thoughts.
Night fell, and Qiao Xi entered the master bedroom. After a moment, Gu Zheng entered. His eyes gradually returned to normal, and his tone was gentle. “Xi Xi.”
Qiao Xi knew that he was back and hurriedly pulled him to sit down. She asked probingly, “Gu Zheng, let me ask you a very serious question. Will you be unhappy seeing me with my brothers?”
Gu Zheng’s expression was indifferent as he smiled and said, “Of course not. They’re all your brothers, and they’re all very good to you. Why would I be unhappy?”
Qiao Xi: “…” ‘Keep pretending, then!’
She smiled slyly. “What if I hug my brothers? You won’t mind?”
Gu Zheng looked puzzled but still said indifferently, “It’s okay. There’s nothing wrong with you hugging them.”
Qiao Xi said, “But we’re not biological siblings! We’re not related by blood!”
Gu Zheng was even more confused. “Xi Xi, why are you asking such a question? I’m not unhappy. Don’t think too much.”
Qiao Xi: “…” She knew that he would not admit it, but he had already been exposed.
Actually, it was quite fun to watch Gu Zheng pretend to be calm. If Gu Zheng found out that he had long been exposed after putting on an act in front of her, what would his expression be like?
Qiao Xi lowered her eyes and smiled. Then, she told Gu Zheng about what had happened today. As Gu Zheng could not completely recall the memories of his secondary personality, the memories in his mind were intermittent. Someone had to help him sort them out.
“The woman Gu Yao and I met in the shop is surnamed Tang. She said that you two met when you were young. Do you remember?”
Gu Zheng thought for a moment but did not seem to remember anything.
“She’s the daughter of the Tang family, Tang Ruge. She came to Li City to attend Grandma’s birthday banquet.”
“There’s one more thing…” Qiao Xi was slightly hesitant. “The owner of that porcelain shop is surnamed Situ. Gu Yao asked him for his name earlier, but he refused to tell him. He only said his name after my second brother asked.”
“Situ?” Gu Zheng raised an eyebrow, a trace of interest flashing across his eyes. The corners of his mouth twitched. “He didn’t tell you?”
Qiao Xi shook her head.
Gu Zheng said indifferently, “The surname ‘Situ’ is very rare. Among the top noble families, there’s only one surnamed ‘Situ’. However, they keep a low profile. Only people from high society are qualified to know their names.
“Ever since the head of the Situ family went missing, the Situ family has been living in seclusion. However, their strength can’t be underestimated. They’ve become even stronger. Two years ago, the Li family of the capital wanted to develop a resort, but they were opposed by the Situ family.
“The Situ family didn’t even show their faces. They only sent someone to pass on the news. The Li family took the initiative to give up the opportunity to build the resort. At that time, they had already invested a considerable amount of manpower and resources. But because of the Situ family’s words, the Li family could only give up. You should understand the Situ family’s strength now.”
Qiao Xi was slightly shocked. No wonder Second Brother said those words when he found out that the other party’s surname was Situ. Such a family really could not easily expose their identity.
“Then think about why the Situ family opened a porcelain shop in Li City. I’m guessing the Situ family’s power has already spread to various cities through this method. Perhaps they’re looking for the missing family head,” Gu Zheng said.
In the porcelain shop.
“Grandpa.” The shop owner’s name was Situ Jian. He walked in front of an old man with a respectful expression. The old man was already 98 years old, but he looked strong and had a burning gaze.
The old man looked up slightly, exuding a dignified aura. “Have you found out anything about that lady?”
Situ Jian replied, “She’s called Qiao Xi. Heart of Rose is a relic that once belonged to her mother, Xia Yunqiu. Xia Yunqiu is the eldest daughter of the Xia family and the daughter of Old Madam Yin.”
“I heard that Old Madam Yin dotes on her daughter very much. There seem to be many valuable items in Xia Yunqiu’s belongings. With the Yin family’s wealth, it’s indeed possible for them to have accumulated so many precious items, but they would’ve had to pay a huge price.”
Old Master Situ’s eyes were cold as he said slowly, “Do you also think that her Heart of Rose came from an unknown source?”
“The Heart of Rose that Cousin gave away shouldn’t have appeared in the hands of a woman. Moreover, it’s someone from the Yin family who has nothing to do with the Situ family. There must be something wrong here.”