Gu Nianzhi’s face changed, and her heart almost skipped a beat . “I was mentioned in my father’s letter?!” Despite knowing it was a trap, she couldn’t help but take the bait .
She was too eager for news of her father . Even if it was only a small bit of information, she was impatient to hear about it .
Stirred by the sudden look of hope on her face, Reinitz couldn’t help but stretch out his hand, stroke her cheek, and ask softly, “…You really don’t remember what happened when you were a kid?”
Gu Nianzhi, “…”
“How could you lose your memory?” Reinitz murmured to himself as if it was a rhetorical question . “That can’t be…”
Gu Nianzhi pushed Reinitz’s hand away with disgust, then stepped aside . “Don’t make any physical contact with me when you speak . ”
Reinitz retracted his hand, and his alluring blue eyes narrowed . “Didn’t the Huaxia Empire give you any treatment? Don’t they have good psychologists?”
“What treatment?” Gu Nianzhi became alarmed . “Don’t try to change the topic . What did my father say about me in his letter?”
Reinitz looked away and gazed at the two white coffins in front of him . He said airily, “Of course it’s amnesia . If you had recovered your memory, would you still need to ask others about your father’s situation?”
Gu Nianzhi’s eyes grew teary when she heard what he said, and, suppressing the tears that were about to ooze out of her eyes, she yelled hysterically, “It’s bad enough that you won’t tell me, so stop talking about my amnesia! Don’t you think I want to regain my memory too? Do you think I haven’t seen a psychologist?! The Huaxia Empire has the best psychologist in the world, but he has seen me for several years without making any progress!”
The most exasperating thing was that he knew her father’s situation yet refused to tell her . These kinds of people were the most despicable!
Gu Nianzhi decided to hate Reinitz and do so unconditionally!
Reinitz was taken aback when he saw Gu Nianzhi’s emotional breakdown .
This was a completely different reaction from her pretending to cry .
When she was pretending to cry, although there were tears, her eyebrows were relaxed and calm, so he could tell that she wasn’t truly sad .
But now, with her red nose, dazed eyes, intermittent sobbing, and her face full of disappointment and fury, she appeared distressed and in agony, and it was heartbreaking for him .
This was her true countenance of sadness…
Reinitz gazed at her quietly for a while, walked over and stroked her somewhat tangled hair, then pulled her into his arms .
Gu Nianzhi struggled, but Reinitz’s arms stiffened, and one hand pressed her head against his chest while his other hand patted her back . His mellow baritone soothed her emotional woes .
“Alright, alright, I didn’t say I won’t tell you . Aren’t you very calm? How come you can’t stay calm anymore after hearing about your father?”
He coaxed her softly and whispered in her ear, “…Don’t be like this, others will know your weakness, and then threaten you with your weakness . ”
Gu Nianzhi felt very uncomfortable and couldn’t help but fire back, “You don’t need to pretend to be a good person . My weakness? Don’t you know my weakness very well? Yes, my father is my weakness, but he is also my greatest strength!”
“If my father knew that you bullied and hurt me like this, he definitely wouldn’t let you guys get away with it!” Gu Nianzhi struggled vehemently and shouted, “Even if he is gone, he must have his own way of safeguarding me! ”
She was yelling at Reinitz and to the people behind her .
She didn’t know what He Zhichu and Huo Shaoheng had arranged .
But since He Zhichu asked her to come to the Taj Mahal, he must have made preparations earlier .
Perhaps in some inconspicuous place, there was a pinhole camera that could be synchronized with the network installed .
Reinitz hadn’t anticipated how strong Gu Nianzhi was when she struggled .
He finally had to let her go, and he said helplessly, “Cereus, don’t be like this . I won’t hurt you; I swear…”
“Don’t . Just stay away from me . ” Gu Nianzhi finally got rid of Reinitz and backed away vigilantly . “What do you want? Haven’t you gone through all of my father’s things?”
Gu Nianzhi only realized Reinitz’s true purpose after she spoke .
Could it be the results of her father’s research?
But it should be the latest results, not the old ones from more than 20 years ago .
Not knowing what to say, Reinitz sighed and looked up at the high, vaulted ceiling of the Taj Mahal .
For the first time, he realized how difficult it was to pretend to be nonchalant after his heart had been claimed .
Not to mention the need to perform the mission, so every minute was like torture to him .
Now was the time to test his acting skills .
Reinitz exhausted all the training and hard work of his career to be able to appear calm and say nonchalantly, “Yes, because I saw it all before, I want to see more . ”
“Sure enough, just as I expected . ” Gu Nianzhi pointed to Reinitz and said, “You also want my father’s newest research data . ”
“Yep, why else would I put so much effort into this?” Reinitz spread out his hands, and although there was an aloof and charming smile on his face on the surface, underneath, he felt as if his heart was bleeding .
When you really fall in love with someone and have no choice but to lie to her, the feeling is worse than death .
Reinitz smiled and gazed at Gu Nianzhi, but he was thinking: The Oscars owed him a golden trophy…
He was uttering nonsense in front of his beloved woman without batting an eye, such seamless acting . Would God forgive him for this?
“But unfortunately, I know even less than you do . ” Gu Nianzhi shrugged and said with regret .
She also wanted to get some real information from Reinitz, but she expected that Reinitz knew no more than her .
“Cereus, did you know that in his letter, your father repeatedly mentioned that his greatest achievement in his life was you?”
Gu Nianzhi’s heart immediately sank, and she began to swear at him, “Reinitz, what the hell do you mean by this?!”
If he dared to say that she was Gu Xiangwen’s through IVF, she would definitely blow his head off!
Reinitz knew that Gu Nianzhi had misunderstood, so he shook his head in amusement . “Don’t overthink it . Your father meant that as a metaphor, meaning that the person he loved most and the person he valued most was you, instead of those achievements in scientific research . ”
“Really?” Gu Nianzhi breathed a sigh of relief and glared at Reinitz in suspicion . “You really didn’t lie to me? You know that if you lie to me at this time, it won’t end well for you . ”
Reinitz shrugged his shoulders with indifference . “In our line, it doesn’t end well for anyone . What you are saying we all know already, so it’s not a threat . ”
Gu Nianzhi’s heart ached for a moment, and she couldn’t help but think of Huo Shaoheng . He and Reinitz had the same kind of job, so could it be that it wouldn’t end well for him, either?
Upon thinking of that possibility, Gu Nianzhi felt agony in her heart, liver, spleen, lungs, and kidneys . With a distressed expression on her face, she held her chest as she bent over and squatted down .
“…You don’t need to be so sad . ” Upon seeing her, Reinitz mistakenly thought that Gu Nianzhi was feeling sad over what would happen to him, and he couldn’t help but feel all his gloominess vanish . He even heard a bird chirping merrily outside the mausoleum .
“I’m not feeling sorry for you . I’m feeling sorry for myself . ” Gu Nianzhi tugged at the corners of Reinitz’s clothes . “Are you sure that what my father said wasn’t literal?”
“Of course not . ” Reinitz shook his head . “You listen to me . Your father’s manuscript contains a lot of info about your mother’s pregnancy . Your father even kept a maternity journal for your mother himself . ”
Gu Nianzhi, “???”
…mother? Maternity journal?
She stared at Reinitz and felt as if the door to a new world had opened .
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