Having taken care of Gu Yusheng for many years, the housekeeper had already become accustomed to his irritable and moody temperament. She knew that he was very picky, but she had never seen him like this. She was afraid that after a while, Gu Yusheng would play a trick to make them suffer. Considering that Dr, Luo was there and she wasn't needed, she found an excuse and snuck away.
Since last night, not Gu Yusheng, Qin Zhi'ai, or the housekeeper had rested. When the necessary things had been done, everyone was somewhat exhausted.
Each of them started to catch up on sleep, Gu Yusheng in the guest bedroom, Qin Zhi'ai in the master bedroom, and the housekeeper downstairs.
Before going to bed, Qin Zhi'ai took a hot bath and did her makeup deliberately, since Gu Yusheng was at home.
When she woke up, it was already dark.
She went to the dresser first to make sure that there was nothing wrong with her makeup, then left the room.
Through the opened door, she glimpsed into the guest bedroom but didn't see Gu Yusheng.
She was accustomed to his absence at home. Slightly worried about the injury on his back for a moment, she stopped thinking and walked downstairs with her hand on the railing.
There was nobody in the living room, but the TV was on, showing a news broadcast.
Hearing the sound of sizzling from the kitchen, Qin Zhi'ai knew that the housekeeper was preparing dinner.
She was hungry, since she hadn't eaten lunch. Not staying in the living room any longer, she went directly to the dining room.
Just stepping into the dining room, she saw Gu Yusheng sitting at the head of the table.
He was holding his phone and making a call, with a cup of coffee, a pack of cigarettes, and a lighter lying in front of him.
He heard the movement, lifted his eyelids and glanced at her. Without greeting her, he continued to talk on the phone. After saying a few words, he suddenly covered the cell phone with his hand, stopped talking and shouted to the dining room, "Housekeeper!"
The housekeeper ran to him immediately. Without a word, Gu Yusheng pointed at the table, then pointed to Qin Zhi'ai. After that, he continued the phone call, apologizing and continuing to talk on the phone again.
After all, the housekeeper had served Gu Yusheng for several years. She understood what his actions meant. She ran to the table first and helped Qin Zhi'ai pull out a chair. After Qin Zhi'ai sat down, she went to the kitchen and took the prepared food out.
Gu Yusheng had been injured on his right shoulder, so he held his cell phone in his left hand. He tried to get food from the dishes with his right hand but failed. Finally, he switched to hold the phone in his right hand.
It seemed that this posture had caused his wound to open. He snorted, then placed the phone on the table and set it to speakerphone.
Until that time, Qin Zhi'ai hadn't realized that he was making a conference call.
Eating quietly, Qin Zhi'ai squinted at Gu Yusheng several times. The man maneuvered his uninjured left hand to hold his chopsticks. He was probably not as accustomed to it, so he could only get some long strips of vegetables. As for the meatballs and chicken, he either couldn't reach them or they fell on the table halfway to his plate.
Finally getting annoyed, Gu Yusheng slammed his chopsticks onto the table and held his bowl with one hand to drink the soup.
Biting her chopsticks, Qin Zhi'ai stared at the rice left in the bowl. After a while, she stood up and went to the kitchen quietly. When she came back again, she had a spoon in her hand.
Back at the table, she took Gu Yusheng's bowl, spooned some dishes that he had tried to reach into his bowl, poked them into small pieces with the spoon, and mixed them up with rice. Then she handed it back to Gu Yusheng.