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Feeling an itchy feeling from his shoulder, Su Ling lightly shrank his shoulders and placed his hands around Gu Liheng's neck, "It doesn't hurt. You know, my body is easy to leave marks."
Gu Liheng's body was still stiff, so Su Ling took a step back and poked his cheek. With a smile, he said, "Relax, I'm fine." Then he paused, "You don't need to care about Gu An. He deliberately did that to agitate you."
Gu Liheng's tone was low, "Don't look at him."
Amused, Su Ling asked, "Why do I want to look at him? Could it be you are jealous? I have no interest in anyone other than you."
Hearing that, Gu Liheng's expression gradually eased. He reached out and hugged Su Ling, "Thank you."
Su Ling adjusted himself to a comfortable posture and asked, "Thank me for what?"
"Thank you for loving me," Gu Liheng said affectionately, "Being loved by you is the best thing I have ever encountered in my life."
The young man's straightforward and undisguised affection gave him stability and makes him obsessed.
Su Ling's eyebrows curved up as he said, "It's my greatest pleasure to meet you." Because of his mother's experience, Su Ling’s outlook on feelings is actually very pessimistic, but in his heart, he is a person who is very afraid of being alone. He once had the most perfect vision for the future when he met a responsible person, and the two would live happily together. But he found that his vision is too difficult to be done. It is difficult to live together happily even with a marriage guarantee, let alone a person like him without any guarantee. That’s why when he read the novel, he yearned for the world in the story. And the reason why he regarded Gu Liheng as his male god is because Gu Liheng is very reliable. In the beginning, he simply wanted to be with male god and have a stable relationship. But now, his mentality has changed a lot. Love is the reason why he wants to stay together with male god.
Gu Liheng sighed in his heart. His young man can talk better than him, and he is very lucky. If he hadn't met Su Ling, he might have stayed single all his life. He stroked the young man’s soft hair and said solemnly, "About Gu An, I'll take care of him. Don't take any actions by yourself."
"You can't break the law!" Su Ling said, "I have declared my stand to him. Hence, I need to teach him a lesson and make him see the consequences of scheming against me."
Gu Liheng: "The proper channels are enough to deal with him. I will make him see the consequences," he looked at Su Ling, "Don't contact him yourself."
Feeling amused, but seeing Gu Liheng with a serious face, Su Ling said, "Alright ‘vinegar jar’, I promised..."
Gu Liheng didn't refute the nickname but lowered his head to hide the coldness in his eyes. He is very familiar with Gu An. The way he(GA) looked at the young man, he is definitely interested in him(SL).
On his way home, Gu An received detailed background data of Su Ling from his subordinates. He looked through them one by one, and his eyes finally landed on Su Ling's photos. My father is right, Gu Liheng is really lucky! Then, the young man’s unkind expression appeared in his mind.
"Young master, we have arrived," the driver said.
Gu An glanced at the photo and got out of the car. He went to the study, raised his hand and knocked on the door.
"Come in." Gu Ming's voice came from inside.
"Father," Gu An walked into the study and greeted respectfully while forwarding Su Ling's information to Gu Ming. "His father is Su Ya, the president of Su's spiritual plant company. His mother is Qin Min, who has no relatives, and died when Su Ling was 2 years old. "
Gu Ming’s gaze fell on Qin Min's photo when Gu An said this, and he frowned slightly.
Noticing that, Gu An's eyes moved slightly, but he did not ask anything. He continued with his report, "According to the investigation, Su Ling's 3 Grade A spiritual plants were left to him by his mother and have been stored in the insurance company until this year."
"The source of the Grade S spiritual plants is not clear...Father?" Gu Ming stood up so suddenly that Gu An asked in surprise.
Gu Ming said nothing and quickly walked to the bookshelf on the right. Then he took out a box from the upper right corner.
Seeing that, Gu An was a little surprised. What does his father want to do with old bracelets? Nowadays, the development of personal bracelets has stabilized, so the frequency of people replacing one has slowed down, but most people will change one at least once every 10 years. Every time one change their bracelet, all data will be transferred entirely to the new one. Of course, some people will delete some useless data, or they will leave some data to be stored in the old bracelet.
Gu Ming placed the box on the desk and opened the box. He took out the bracelet that he replaced 17 years ago and turned on the power with his fingerprint. He tapped on the old bracelet for a while and called up the holographic screen, "Come and take a look."
Gu An walked over and froze when he saw the photo of a girl in the holographic screen, "This is... Qin Min?"
Although Qin Min looked younger in this photo than the one in Su Ling's profile, her facial features didn’t change much. It just that the photo in the profile looked more mature and haggard.
"No wonder I couldn't find her information at that time. She changed her name." Gu Ming said.
Gu An asked, "Father, why did this picture come from?"
Gu Ming: "Giant Bear gave it to me. When he accepted my commission, besides the job fee, he also asked me to find this woman in Belle for him."
Hearing, Gu An was even more surprised, "What is their relationship?"
The answer he heard from Giant Bear that time immediately appeared in Gu Ming's mind. There was a harsh chill in his rough voice, "Of course it's my baby girl." He felt shocked at the time, so the impression was particularly deep. However, Gu Ming is more assured that this kind of person has a higher success rate in doing things. Facts have proved that this is indeed the case, and things were done perfectly.
Gu Ming regained his senses from the memory and replied, "His daughter," as he said, he couldn't help laughing, "Gu Liheng actually fell in love with that person’s grandson, the killer who killed his father." He laughed for a long time before stopping, "I really want to see how Gu Liheng and my good sister-in-law will look like when they heard the news."
Turning to look at Gu An, Gu Ming asked, "Didn't you say that Gu Liheng has a psychological problem? He has been too comfortable recently, we should make this exciting for him."
Gu An: "But Father, Aunty is investigating what happened back then. What if this accidentally affects us?"
Gu Ming: "It won’t. I used temporary communication to communicate with Giant Bear back then. All communication records have been destroyed, it is impossible to link it back to us."
Gu Ming pondered for a while before saying, "You don't need to worry about this. Just stay low for the meantime. Gu Liheng and the military will definitely be monitoring us. As for Secretary Yan's family, please comfort them with enough compensation."
Gu An nodded and couldn't help asking, "But Father, what are you going to do? They have been watching us closely recently..."
"You don't need to worry about this. I only need to reveal a little bit of information. Your aunt will definitely find out the rest."
In the fragrance room, Su Ling took out the test product placed in the ageing device the day before. He smelled the fragrance one by one and made notes at the same time. Some finished products smelled like an enhanced version of the raw materials scent, while others become entirely different. Seeming to have a chemical reaction, the smell is strange and unpleasant.
Su Ling frowned, quickly put the lid on the glass bottle and fanned the air at his nose. He wrote down the raw materials of the fragrance and added a note to remind himself that the two cannot be mixed together in the future. This is the first time that he used a variety of raw materials to make a fragrance. Only then did he discover that many spiritual plants would react to each other, causing the smell to be unpleasant. He sighed slightly, making fragrance really isn't that easy.
Well, thinking about it, it’s logical to be hard. Otherwise, there won’t be a major at school, focusing on making fragrance. He didn't get discouraged, on the contrary, he felt a sense of familiarity. Back then, when he did chemical experiments, he often saw wonderful chemical reactions of different substances. He has the feeling of returning to the laboratory.
Taking out the successful products, he arranged them in a row and cleaned up the failed test products. He held 3 glass bottles and tilted his head to look to the corner. Gu Liheng is sitting on the sofa with a serious and stern expression while tapping swiftly on the holographic keyboard, issuing commands one after another. He glanced at the time and saw that male god had been working continuously for an hour and a half. It's time for a short rest. He took the glass bottles and walked towards the corner. When he was approaching, Gu Liheng turned his head and looked over.
Su Ling smiled, and shook the glass bottles in his hand shook, "Try to smell it."
Gu Liheng nodded, and Su Ling opened a glass bottle. Gu Liheng leaned over on the seat's armrest and placed the glass bottle in front of his nose. Then he said, "It's refreshing, and my spirit has improved."
Su Ling smiled, "Then it’s not suitable to use before going to bed."
He capped the glass bottle and was about to open the second glass bottle when Domi came in.
"Master, your mother is here."
Gu Liheng frowned slightly and closed his bracelet.
Su Ling straightened up, stepped back, turned around and put the glass bottle away before heading out with Gu Liheng. As soon as he walked to the living room, Su Ling immediately noticed Mother Gu's eyes on him with a very obvious dislike or even disdain.
Gu Liheng was unhappy with that, and stepped forward slightly to block in front of Su Ling, "Mother."
Su Ling walked out from behind Gu Liheng, as if unaware of Mother Gu’s gaze and greeted, "Hello, Auntie."
With an expressionless face, Mother Gu said, "I want to talk to Ah Heng, it’s not suitable for you to be here."
Su Ling stood still, "If it's related to me, I want to hear it."
Mother Gu frowned, "You are being impolite, am I not clear enough? I don't want you to be there."
"Mother," Gu Liheng's jaw tightened, and his tone was strong, "Ling Ling can listen to any conversation between us."
Mother Gu clenched her fists, and her chest heaved violently. She stared at Gu Liheng for a while, before nodding with an angry smile, "Fine, you are really grown up. You said you want him to listen? Then make sure to listen carefully, I’ll see if he still have the face to stay after this."
Gu Liheng took Su Ling's hand and sat opposite Mother Gu.
Mother Gu turned on her bracelet and called up the holographic screen to enable the sharing mode. She opened 2 photos first; both of which were single-shot photos.
Upon seeing the photos, Su Ling's expression changed slightly. He is too familiar with the person in the photo; that’s his mother, who is also this body’s mother.
Mother Gu: "Do you know this person?"
Su Ling nodded, "My mother."
Mother Gu continued to show 2 more photos, both of which were taken together. In the photo, Qin Min was embraced by a tall and sturdy man, but her lips were tight, and she looked unhappy.
"Do you know who this man is?" Mother Gu asked. Seeing Su Ling shaking his head, she snorted, "Your maternal grandfather, Onis."
The photos disappeared, replaced by another group of photos and text data. In the photos, Onis is in different places, with dead people, fires, and explosions in the background... The only thing in common is the triumphant smile on his face.
Mother Gu’s expression was cold, with disgust, “He also has a nickname called Giant Bear, a top performer of the dark web. 11 years ago, the dark web was destroyed by the military and many people were arrested. However, your grandfather is still at large. "
She turned to look at Gu Liheng, "His mother is the killer's daughter, and he is the killer's grandson. If it’s just having a bad family background, I can accept it, but I cannot tolerate him to discredit our Gu family’s name."
"You," she stared at Su Ling, "If you really think for Ah Heng’s sake, stay away from him. If you are with him, it will be a stain in his life!"
Su Ling frowned and did not speak immediately. He didn't know whether these backgrounds were the behind-the-scenes stories thought up by the author of the story or created by his arrival in the world. But there is no doubt that these are his own life experiences and identity that cannot be changed.
Gu Liheng held Su Ling's hand slightly and looked at Mother Gu, "Giant Bear is Giant Bear, and what he did has nothing to do with Ling Ling."
Mother Gu's voice raised up, "Nothing to do with him? Did you see what’s spreading online? His spiritual plants might be stolen stuff; snatched from someone else by his grandfather!"
"As soon as I got the news, I immediately asked people to check it. I rushed here as soon as I received the information. What did you think I did that? Ain’t it just because of you? You will be criticized when you stay together with the grandson of a criminal. Our Gu company will also be dragged into it."
"I don't care what other people think," Gu Liheng said in a deep voice, "Ling Ling is innocent."
Mother Gu: "Innocent? I don't think he is an easy character. Otherwise, at such a young age, how could he get you hooked in a short time?" She threw Su Ling a bad look, "If you did this for money, I could give it to you. You are not allowed to appear in front of Ah Heng again in the future."
Su Ling couldn't help laughing when he heard this - this scene still came.
Hearing Su Ling’s laugh, Mother Gu is unhappy, "What are you laughing at?"
Su Ling: "Sorry, I don't want your money, I will not leave him."
He glanced at the holographic screen, "I will not deny my life experience, but before that, I didn't know the identity of my grandfather, let alone knowing that he still exists. I haven't read the news online yet. But if, as you said, my grandfather stole those spiritual plants, I will return it."
He is still unable to determine the source of the 3 Grade A spiritual plants. If they were obtained illegally, he would not keep them and return the property to the original owner. On the other hand, he is pretty sure that Papa Xian and Uncle Lóng had nothing to do with anyone.
Mother Gu sneered, "What about returning it? Can your grandfather's bad behaviour be covered up?"
"I only do what I should do," Su Ling said seriously, "His evil deeds have nothing to do with me, and I disagree with it. It is very unreasonable for someone to ask me to atone for his crimes. Suppose the ancestors' sins are countable against the future generations, with humanity having a long history, I don’t think there will be many people left that are truly innocent."
Mother Gu: "You would say that. It's no wonder that you have a tight grip on my son."
Although he shouldn't act like that, Su Ling still couldn't help laughing out after hearing these words. Because it means any bystander could see that male god loves him very much.
Mother Gu jeered at Su Ling, "You are feeling proud, aren't you?"
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