‘Wait for me to come home,’ Hao Yan Che said.
‘Young master, when will you be coming home?’ Mrs Chen asked. ‘Gun Gun isn’t her normal self. I’m scared…’
‘I’m coming home now,’ Hao Yan Che said.
Hao Yan Che hung up the phone, and Mrs Chen paced back and forth in the living room.
Twenty minutes later, Hao Yan Che walked into the living room.
‘Young master you’re home,’ Mrs Chen said. ‘What should we do now?’
‘Go reheat the food and bring it to my room,’ Hao Yan Che said.
In the master bedroom Yuan Gun Gun was depressed. The two most important men in her heart abused her on the same night. One was her big brother who had loved her since she was a little girl, and the other man was Hao Yan Che. Hao Yan Che bullied her, but he didn’t injure her before. Hao Yan Che’s abuse caused her the most pain. Why did Hao Yan Che had to be so cruel and cold toward her?
Yuan Gun Gun wanted last night to be a nightmare. She lost her big brother Na Liu Ting Du, he didn’t answer her calls. If she didn’t step foot into the Hao Mansion, perhaps she would have married Na Liu Ting Du and have babies with Na Liu Ting Du. But she wouldn’t have met Hao Yan Che… was that the best outcome?
Hao Yan Che slammed the door opened. He walked to the bed, and pulled Yuan Gun Gun out of the bedsheet.
‘Do you want a confrontation?’ Hao Yan Che asked.
Yuan Gun Gun wrapped her arms around her knees.
‘Yuan Gun Gun, it’s best for you if you cooperate,’ Hao Yan Che said.
Yuan Gun Gun closed her eyes, and propped her head on her knees.
Hao Yan Che held Yuan Gun Gun’s face.
‘Open your eyes and talk,’ Hao Yan Che said.
Hao Yan Che looked at Yuan Gun Gun like she was the one in the wrong. She cried bitterly.
‘Can you hear me?’ Hao Yan Che asked. ‘Say something.’
Yuan Gun Gun closed her eyes again and refused to open her mouth.
‘Young master,’ Mrs Chen called.
Mrs Chen, Chen Jia Ting and Chen Jia Wen carried trays of food into the room for Yuan Gun Gun.
Yuan Gun Gun heard Mrs Chen’s voice, and opened her eyes to look pitifully at them.
‘This is your last chance,’ Hao Yan Che said. ‘Are you going to talk or not?’
‘Young master, don’t treat Gun Gun like this,’ Chen Jia Ting said.
‘Get out!’ Hao Yan Che said.
The women in the room were scared of Hao Yan Che’s intimidating voice. Chen Jia Ting was the first to recover.
‘Young master, you’re not behaving like someone befitting of your status,’ Chen Jia Ting said.
Hao Yan Che got up from the bed, and walked to Chen Jia Ting.
‘My status?’ Hao Yan Che asked. ‘What about your status?’
Chen Jia Ting closed her mouth.
Yuan Gun Gun didn’t want Hao Yan Che to hurt Chen Jia Ting. Yuan Gun Gun got out of bed, but she couldn’t stand steady and fell face down onto the floor.
Hao Yan Che heard Yuan Gun Gun’s cry. He walked to Yuan Gun Gun, and carried her back to the bed.
‘If you can’t stand steady then don’t get out of bed,’ Hao Yan Che said.
Yuan Gun Gun rubbed her sore forehead. Hao Yan Che held her hand, there was a lump on her forehead.
‘Aunty Chen, apply the cream for her,’ Hao Yan Che said.
‘Yes young master,’ Mrs Chen said.
Yuan Gun Gun hid under the bedsheet.
‘If you don’t let aunty Chen apply cream for you within fifteen minutes, I’ll apply cream for you,’ Hao Yan Che said.
Hao Yan Che stood, and walked out of the room.
Twenty minutes later, Hao Yan Che returned to the room. Yuan Gun Gun was crying on Mrs Chen’s shoulder.
‘Everyone leave,’ Hao Yan Che ordered.
Yuan Gun Gun hugged Mrs Chen’s waist, and she refused to let go.
‘Let go,’ Hao Yan Che said.
Yuan Gun Gun shook her head. Hao Yan Che freed Mrs Chen from Yuan Gun Gun’s arms. Then Mrs Che, Chen Jia Ting and Chen Jia Wen left the master bedroom.
Hao Yan Che picked up a bowl of congee, and he fed Yuan Gun Gun the congee. She looked at him, but she didn’t know what he was thinking.
End of Chapter 108