The iciness in Gong Yexiao’s cold eyes dissipated when he looked over at Cheng Liyue. There seemed to be a sparkle in his eyes.
Shen Junyao looked on as the car departed.
Gritting her teeth, she was somewhat in disbelief. Cheng Liyue actually knew Gong Yexiao? And what was more, Gong Yexiao was that concerned over Cheng Liyue — going as far as to issue her a warning for Cheng Liyue’s benefit?
How was that even remotely possible?
She was able to sense the warmth and tenderness in Gong Yexiao’s gesture towards Cheng Liyue. Heavens! How did Cheng Liyue have the good fortune of meeting Gong Yexiao?
Shen Junyao sneered. It must be that Gong Yexiao was unaware of the fact that Cheng Liyue had a son. Cheng Liyue, just you wait. You want to cling onto a man like Gong Yexiao? Dream on!
In the car
Gong Yexiao asked Cheng Liyue, “Who was that woman? Why did you hit her?”
“Lu Junxuan’s wife.” She answered through clenched teeth.
Gong Yexiao’s brows knitted in a frown. “What was that confrontation all about?”
Thinking back to Shen Junyao accusing her of intentionally approaching Lu Junxuan, Cheng Liyue wanted to laugh coldly. The last thing she would want to see in her life was Lu Junxuan’s nauseating face. She answered lightly, “It was nothing.”
Gong Yexiao arched his brow. What was she concealing from him? Couldn’t she trust him?
“Whoever dares to bully you in the future, let me be the first to know. I will help you out.” Gong Yexiao said to her in the hope that she would understand that he was willing to be her pillar of strength.
Cheng Liyue was taken aback. Shaking her head, she replied, “Thank you, but no.”
His brows creased with displeasure. “Cheng Liyue, we will be living together. I do not want there to be any alienation between us.”
He had a point. She mulled over it but she couldn’t seem to get past the fact that he was part of the Gong family.
“Don’t worry, I will try to get along well with you.” Cheng Liyue consoled.
This made him speechless. It was like there was a barrier around her. She would put up her guard against anyone that got too close to her.
They arrived at the school where there were many luxury cars waiting. Gong Yexiao had special access to drive into the school compound to pick up Cheng Yuze. They were met with the sight of the little boy playing with some kids on the slide. Seeing his parents approaching, the little boy made a showy display of going down the slide.
“Xiao Ze, it’s time to go home.” Raising her voice, Cheng Liyue called out to him.
“Mommy, can I do it one more time? Just once more.” The little boy was absorbed in playing to the point where he was reluctant to leave — such was a child’s nature.
“Alright.” Cheng Liyue was not a strict mother. She was lenient with her son for the most part.
Standing at the side, Gong Yexiao’s gaze landed on her smiling face that was aglow with motherly love. He felt that there would be no other woman in this world who could top that quiet yet fierce love which Cheng Liyue had for their son.
The little boy happily slid down the slide. Once he was done, he dashed towards Cheng Liyue. She caught him in her arms and lifted him up, giving his tender cheeks a few kisses. The little fellow put his arms around her neck, giggling delightedly.
Gong Yexiao reached out and ruffled the little boy’s hair. Like a young puppy, the boy nuzzled his head against his father’s palm. The reliance and love that his son had for him struck Gong Yexiao’s heart.
Once in the car, Gong Yexiao told them some news. For the convenience of sending their son to school and because there was a construction underway back at his own home to build a children’s playground, he had decided to move them to a place downtown.
This residential area had excellent security and was not only close to their offices but also the kid’s school.
What was most important was that Gong Yexiao wanted to live as a family of three and not be waited hand and foot by the domestic help. The previous experience he had at Cheng Liyue’s home had left a profound impact on him. It was definitely a pleasant experience.
Therefore, the place they lived in needn’t be large. A smaller place would be more homely.
He took them to their new home. The little fellow was very excited. Cheng Liyue couldn’t think of anything to say. In her heart, her son’s education and safety took priority.
Since she had the audio of the man’s pledge to her, she felt more at ease.
Gong Yexiao’s new home was situated on the 38th floor of a high-rise that had two private elevators and biometric security. It was safe and peaceful.
The place had lavish decor, expensive furnishings and was equipped with an advanced security system. The glass panes that were explosion-proof offered a 360-degree panoramic view.
“How much does this cost?” Looking around, Cheng Liyue marveled. She was very much curious about the price of it.
“I’m not too sure.” Gong Yexiao replied with his low voice.
Cheng Liyue turned to look at him. “You’re not too sure? You’re not the one who bought it?”
Gong Yexiao lightly shrugged. “I just bought over a real estate company. It can be said that this property belongs to me.”
Cheng Liyue’s face instantly stiffened. Looking at this luxurious, towering high-rise, she was stunned into silence.
The rich sure had an unconventional way of doing things.
“Daddy, here’s my room!” The little boy exclaimed in excitement.
Chuckling, Gong Yexiao walked over to him. The room was cutely decorated and had all of the child’s favorite toys: robots, cars and airplanes. It was simply a paradise for the kid.
Cheng Liyue circled the opulent suite. She appeared calm and composed on the surface but inside she was having heart palpitations. This would mean she and her son would have to live here with this man for a year.
“From now on, it will just be us three living here. I won’t hire any help. As the mistress of the house, you should have no problems managing the household.” Gong Yexiao’s magnetic voice sounded from behind her.
Hearing the words ‘mistress of the house’ caused Cheng Liyue’s heart to tremble. She was not the mistress of the house! She was just a temporary guest here.
“This place is too big. Keeping it spotless would be a bother.” Cheng Liyue complained. Moreover, she had her own work to keep her busy.
“I’ll help. If we can’t manage, then I’ll let the housekeeper come over once a week.” Gong Yexiao said considerately.
“Alright then.” Pursing her lips, Cheng Liyue replied. She was used to taking care of only her son and herself but there was now an additional person. She didn’t know if she could manage it.
“Since it’s still early, we’ll go to the store to get some groceries. From now on, we have to give our son the warmth of a complete family.”
This was not just something that his son needed, he found himself in need of it as well. Having abandoned all personal feelings in the past few years to become the head of the Gong Corporation, what he sought now was the warmth of a home.
Cheng Liyue looked at him, somewhat startled. Since when did he become so agreeable?