Even though he was reborn as a good-for-nothing, at least he had the love of his grandfather and father. Unlike her, who had to raise a family on her own and had to use her own strength to reach to such a level.
"Why couldn't I have found you earlier, big sister? I would never have allowed anyone to lay a hand on you." said a heartbroken Xia Linyu while squeezing Gu Ruoyun's hand.
"That's all in the past," Gu Ruoyun shook her head, "Besides, haven't we found each other now? I trusted you with the wrong people in the past, it won't happen again."
Xia Linyu smiled and his delicate features lit up with joy.
Then, his eyes filled with resolve, "Nothing like that will happen again. I was once a good-for-nothing and you did not allow me to escape with you for my own safety. That's why you placed me under Lu Chen's protection. But in this life, I don't need anyone to take care of me. I will grow strong on my own. So strong that I can even protect you."
This was the promise he had made after his rebirth.
Because he never wanted to see that heartbroken look in his sister's eyes ever again. Every time he thought of that incident, his heart would ache.
Gu Ruoyun's heart trembled, she felt a pang in her heart as she saw the resolve on the young man's delicate face. All these years, Yu'er has endured far more than her.
At this time, the street was bustling with crowds of people. And as the Little Master of the Xia Family, Xia Linyu was naturally dazzling. But when everyone saw that the girl standing next to him was not Luo Li but an unknown stranger, they were all very surprised.
Who was this girl? They wondered. Why is she being so intimate with the Little Master of the Xia Family? No one has ever seen the Little Master act so intimate with anyone before.
Furthermore, he could smile with such happiness and joy with this woman.
In a restaurant, a richly dressed woman turned to her servant girl, "Go and teach that woman a lesson. What right does she have to stand in front of the Little master of the Xia Family? If she were Luo Li, then it would be of no importance. The Luo Family is very influential and powerful, second only to the Xia Family. Additionally, Luo Li and Xia Linyu are quite compatible. What does that woman have? Besides, I've never seen her before. She's probably a daughter of some insignificant family."
I know every face of every woman in Heaven City, except for this one, she thought. If you think about it, she's probably from a lowly ranked family.
"Yes, my lady."
The servant girl took her leave.
The richly-dressed woman smiled to herself as she watched her loyal servant girl. She was certain that Xia Linyu will never defend this girl! Even if he does, Master Xia would never allow it.
In the streets, Gu Ruoyun, who had been smiling and laughing with Xia Linyu, paused in her footsteps then frowned and stared at the servant girl walking towards her. She calmly asked, "Excuse me, can I help you?"
The servant girl scoffed coldly, placed her hands on her hips and replied arrogantly, "You've offended the lady of our house. I'm representing her to teach you a lesson."
Then, she raised her hand to give Gu Ruoyun a slap. Her eyes were full of cruelty and a sneer hung on the corners of her lips.
But her hand missed its mark — it was blocked by another hand. Xia Linyu's face was ashen as he fiercely raised his hand and slapped the servant girl, sending her petite frame flying out of the way.