He turned her phone on as if he was looking for something. After a while, he raised the screen of the phone to her face, saying harshly, "Read these words one by one!"
It was the messages that she had sent to Lu Bancheng.
On the screen was the longest message that she had sent, asking for a favor from Lu Bancheng.
Why does he want me to read it?
She pressed her lips together and stared at the words on the screen wordlessly.
Her silence irritated Gu Yusheng even more. She could say this to Lu Bancheng, why can't she say it to me?
Gu Yusheng waited for a moment, but seeing signs that she would talk, he clenched his fingers, which trembled slightly due to anger. "I didn't see you lacking any words when you were sending messages to Lu Bancheng. You've got so much to talk about with him. Now you're playing mute with me? Read it now, read every word of this message to me!"
After that, Gu Yusheng suddenly remembered Qin Zhi'ai's smiling face when she had talked to Lu Bancheng and added, "With a smile!"
This was the third time that day that he had mentioned Lu Bancheng to her... The previous two times, she had found it inexplicable. Now, when she saw the messages on the phone and heard his words, she had figured it out.
He's mad because I went to Lu Bancheng?
But why is he so furious? It was him who told me not to bother him, and I didn't. So why is he still mad at me?
Qin Zhi'ai pressed her lips together again and cast her eyes down subconsciously, blocking her view of the phone.
After several seconds, her jaw was lifted up by Gu Yusheng with quite a bit of strength, forcing her to look at the screen. He said, "Don't you understand? Or are you pretending not to hear me deliberately? Or you just don't want to read it to me?"
The more he asked, the angrier he became. The fury bursting out swept over his chest violently like huge waves. He increased his strength on her jaw subconsciously, and with the fury that could erase everything, gritted his teeth, saying, "I'm telling you now, you must read it today, even if you're unwilling to! Hurry up, don't make me!"
Being pinched by him, Qin Zhi'ai's teeth quivered painfully. Every time she wanted to speak, she just moved her lips and fell into silence again.
"I'll say it for the last time. Read, it, to, me!" Gu Yusheng seemed unable to bear it anymore and lost his patience after he had squeezed out the last word coldly. He threw her onto the sofa and raised the phone high to throw it at her, as if he had lost his mind.
Seemingly unaware of Gu Yusheng's rage, Qin Zhi'ai didn't even blink. She lay on the sofa with unexpected calmness, saying in a soft and flat tone, "Don't you know why I did that?"
Gu Yusheng suddenly stopped in the middle of smashing the phone when he heard that.
He stared at her face with an extremely cold look and fell into silence like he was choked by her question.
Qin Zhi'ai turned herself over slowly and sat up on the sofa. She raised her head, stared back into Gu Yusheng's eyes, and repeated her question very clearly. "Don't you know why I went to Lu Bancheng to ask for his help?"