Lady Gu Is Too Weak To Fend For Herself - Chapter 942
Chapter 942: Announcing The Engagement In Public
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Gu Zheng’s expression was indifferent as his gaze landed on the woman in the corner. Under the illumination of the lights, Qiao Xi’s entire body seemed to be emitting light. Her skin was fair, and her soft hair fell on her shoulders like seaweed. His eyes could not help but become gentle.
The socialites gathered together and teased each other. Then, they pulled Xia Mengyan over and asked with a smile, “Mengyan, look, is President Gu here to look for you?”
Gu Zheng had said that he wanted to announce the engagement in public, and now, he was walking toward Xia Mengyan. Everyone in the Xia family was extremely excited. Those who were close to the Xia family also beamed. After all, if the Xia family could get close to Gu Zheng, it meant that they could also reap benefits.
Xia Mengyan’s breathing trembled slightly. She smiled shyly and said anxiously, “Ah Zheng…”
As soon as she finished speaking, Gu Zheng directly walked past her and walked in front of Qiao Xi. He held Qiao Xi’s hand gently, and his voice was extremely gentle. “Xi Xi, I’m back.”
The entire venue was silent as everyone looked at Xia Mengyan in confusion. Didn’t President Gu already agree to the marriage? Why did he not give Xia Mengyan a second look at all and directly walk to Qiao Xi’s side?
Xia Mengyan gasped, and the blood in her body seemed to have frozen. She could even hear the mocking laughter around her. Didn’t Ah Zheng say that he wanted to give the Xia family an explanation? Didn’t he say that he wanted to announce the engagement in public? But why was he still so cold to her?
Xia Mengyan’s eyes turned red as she choked and asked, “Ah Zheng, aren’t you going to announce the engagement?”
Xia Yunlou, who was at the side, also berated unhappily, “Qiao Xi! Why are you standing beside President Gu? Hurry up and come over! Mengyan and President Gu are already engaged, yet you’re still pestering President Gu. Don’t you have any shame?!”
Qiao Xi did not want to pay attention to Xia Yunlou at all, but Gu Zheng’s eyes sank. His sharp gaze seemed to pierce through everyone. “I do have something to announce in public.”
Hearing this, Xia Yunlou hurriedly went forward to ask for an explanation, but she was stopped by Xia Ji. Xia Ji gestured for Xia Yunlou to calm down and took a few steps forward. He said respectfully, “President Gu, not long after Mengyan was born, Eldest Miss Lu and my sister, Yunqiu, arranged an engagement between you and Mengyan. The Lu family has also confirmed this matter. Mengyan knew that she was engaged since she was young, so she has never been in a relationship. She has been waiting for you. If you don’t believe me, you can ask her friends and classmates.”
This was indeed the truth. Everyone around Xia Mengyan knew that she had a fiance, but they never knew who he was. They only knew that he was powerful.
Gu Zheng lowered his eyes and smiled. “Does that mean that the Xia family has already decided that I’m Miss Xia’s fiance? Miss Xia, don’t you have anything else to say?”
Everyone was stunned. What did Gu Zheng mean? Could it be that Xia Mengyan was hiding something?
At this moment, Xia Mengyan, whose head was lowered, suddenly sobbed. Tears trickled down her face. She suppressed her tears and said with a trembling voice, “Ah Zheng, actually, I know very well that you like Xi Xi. I don’t want to separate the two of you. I just want an explanation.
“This engagement was originally mine. I’ve dreamed of marrying you since I was young, but I didn’t expect Xi Xi to secretly marry you. I also have a trace of resentment in my heart about it, but I’ve already forgiven Xi Xi. Now, I just want an explanation. I just want an apology. Why can’t this small wish of mine be fulfilled?”
Qiao Xi raised her eyebrows. “Miss Xia, your ability to lie through your teeth is really getting better and better!”
The expressions of everyone from the Xia family were extremely unsightly, and Xia Yunlou’s face was even gloomier. Qiao Xi, this little b*tch, did not take her warning seriously at all. If she had known earlier, she would’ve strangled Qiao Xi to death when she was born!
Qiao Xi sensed Xia Yunlou’s gaze and narrowed her eyes. She was slightly curious about why Xia Yunlou was so interested in Xia Mengyan.
Xia Mengyan did not expect Qiao Xi to mock her. Her eyes were filled with sorrow. “Xi Xi, I’m telling the truth. You can’t malign me just because I’m hurting your interests!”
At this moment, the socialite beside Xia Mengyan stood up and looked at Qiao Xi with disdain. She said indignantly, “You fake, stop spouting nonsense! You must have said something in front of President Gu that made him suspect something.”
Xia Mengyan wiped her tears and was heartbroken. “Xi Xi, I admit that I like Ah Zheng, but I’ve never thought of ruining your marriage. You can’t ignore the harm you’ve caused me just because of my kindness! For 20 years, I’ve treated him as my fiance, but you married him in my place. Do you know how sad I am because of this?”