Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The man said coldly, “We need to talk.”
Lin Che raised her head hesitantly and said, “How did you find me?”
When she got into his car, she looked at his perfect profile, only to be struck by his attractiveness. It was a pity that his personality did not match up to his good looks.
However, he did not look at her; instead, he looked coolly to the side and said, “How much money do I have to give you in order for you to marry me?”
“What?” Had she misheard him?
He said directly, “Since we can’t undo what we did, I have to fulfill my responsibility by marrying you.”
“Hehe. I don’t think that’s necessary.” Lin Che thought that he was joking.
As if he knew what she was thinking, he turned his head and said, “I’m not joking. I need to marry you. If you agree, we can sign the marriage document now. I advise you to seize this rare opportunity.”
Lin Che was at a loss for words, only to start start laughing. This man spoke as if marrying him was a splendid thing. However, he wasn’t his younger brother Gu Jingyu. If she could marry Gu Jingyu, she definitely would not need to work so hard to get her name out there.
Lin Che said, “What benefits will I get out of marrying you?” 𝑖𝗻𝙣𝐫e𝙖𝗱. 𝚌𝗼𝓂
Gu Jingze felt disgusted when he looked into her eyes. “If you’re my wife, I’ll pay for all of your expenses. I can also provide you with accommodations. If you have a boyfriend or someone you like, I’ll give you the money you deserve when we divorce so that no man will be able to look down on you. Furthermore, I can get rid of any obstacle in your way. Trust me, this marriage will only do you good. You won’t regret it.”
After hearing the first part of his speech, Lin Che felt that this joke was getting out of hand. However, she felt a little tempted when she heard the last condition he offered.
Indeed, she would not have to return to the Lin household or marry the retard from the Cheng family if she married him.
But could he really help her?
“So do you mean we’ll eventually get a divorce?” Lin Che asked.
She was considering divorce now? But she was right. Since it was a marriage of convenience, it was not wrong to consider the future benefits at the outset.
Gu Jingze nodded. “Yes. When I decide to divorce you, you must cooperate with me. I will find a reasonable excuse and I will make sure not to hurt our reputation. But I must remind you that we will sign a prenuptial agreement. You can’t covet any other benefits.”
“Hey, you’re really rude. I don’t want any other benefits from you,” Lin Che said, having reached the limit of her patience.
Gu Jingze opened the door of his Porsche. “We don’t need manners in this marriage. It’s not like we’ll be growing old together.”
“But are you absolutely sure that we’re really getting married? You know that I just met you. We don’t understand each other at all.” Lin Che was still doubtful.
Gu Jingze stared at her and said, “What else do we need to know? I understand every nook and cranny of your body.”
“You...” Lin Che blushed furiously upon recalling that night. “That wasn’t my fault alone. I’ve already explained it to you!”
After all, she was still a girl.
She glared angrily at Gu Jingze, but his face remained passive, making her even angrier.
Gu Jingze looked back and said, “Fine, I won’t bring this up again. Also, I know that marriage is a serious step to take. As my wife, I promise to respect you and to make our lives as comfortable as possible. I’m not trying to scam you into marriage; since I’ve decided to do it, I will treat it seriously.”
Gu Jingze’s passive face bore a graceful posture and calmness. His extraordinary aura was very pleasing.
It was perhaps this that made Lin Che feel that marrying him was not a bad thing at all.
Silently, she nodded her head.
Gu Jingze let out a breath of relief. He quietly gestured to the driver to start the engine.
Marriage was an extremely fast process; for a marriage without love, everything was as simple as signing a contract.
Outside, a driver alighted from a black Porsche. He walked up to Lin Che and respectfully took her bag. With his head bowed, he said enthusiastically, “Madam, please make your way into the car.”
Lin Che nodded. She was still unaccustomed to being called ‘Madam’. On her other side, the man who had been expressionless from the start walked past her to stand beside the car.
Without a doubt, her husband was so handsome that he could incur the indignation of all gods and men. That face with its tall nose, and deep, calm eyes could infatuate anyone. Under his lush hair, his face was pale and clear but devoid of femininity. His lean figure carried an irresistible allure with it.
Gu Jingze turned around. As he looked at Lin Che, he said monotonously, “I’ve already informed my family that there won’t be a wedding.”
“That would be best. It’s supposed to be a secret marriage. I don’t want things to blow up either,” Lin Che said.
Upon hearing this, Gu Jingze scoffed. “After all, the method you used was improper. If someone were to find out, you would only be more embarrassed.”
“Hey, Gu Jingze! I said that it was just an accident!” Lin Che’s calm face darkened. Whenever the incident came up, she felt guilty that her carelessness had caused it to happen. Furthermore, both of them had been at fault; she was not the only one to be blamed.
Gu Jingze drew in a breath. He knew that he had gone overboard, having already promised not to bring it up again.
“Sorry.” He looked at Lin Che’s blushing face and continued, “I apologize. We signed the agreement and I’m not supposed to mention it again. I was just being impulsive. But you have to know that I’m not marrying you out of my free will. I have someone I love.”
Lin Che sensed the sincerity in his voice. She lifted her head to give his face a sideward glance.
She honestly felt sorry for him. He was forced to marry a total stranger all because of her mistake.
The thought calmed her down. “It’s alright. I can understand. We just got married and we still have to live together in the future. Adjusting to each other is unavoidable.”
“Yes. I’ll get used to it as soon as possible. I hope that you’ll do as the contract terms say.”
“Don’t worry. I’m a professional actress. I’ll take our contract seriously; I’ll act like I’m in love with you in front of the Gu family and play my role well. I also hope that you can follow the contract. This is a fake marriage. Let’s not have any physical contact,” Lin Che said.
“Of course. However, you should know that we must live together to dispel my family’s suspicions.”
“Sure. I said that I would cooperate as long as you don’t interfere with my life.”
“Don’t worry. I’ve never been interested in uncultured, ill-mannered, and shabby women like you,” Gu Jingze said while his eyes swept over her face.
“Ha, that’s just nice. Neither am I interested in men who are wolves in sheep’s clothing with no skills in bed, ones who only know how to use brute force,” Lin Che said adamantly.
“You...” Gu Jingze’s handsome face clouded over. His eyes burned with anger as he glared at Lin Che. It was inappropriate of her to casually ridicule his behavior in bed.
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