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54 Growing Further Apar

    How could Lin Yiqian expect Gu Nianshen to support her family financially?

    "I'll find out tomorrow when I get back. Thank you," Lin Yiqian added.

    Her formality seemed to have added a layer of wall between them.

    They were growing further apart.

    As Lin Yiqian walked out of the bedroom, Gu Nianshen suddenly felt an emptiness in his heart. He immediately sat up.

    As his feet landed on the ground, he did not even bother wearing his slippers. Gu Nianshen ran to the door with his feet bare. However, by the time he reached the door, Lin Yiqian had already left the room.

    Gu Nianshen did not pursue her. Instead, he leaned against the wall with his eyes closed.

    He could only think of Lin Yiqian's smile as she looked at the matching T-shirts.

    Gu Nianshen was going crazy.

    He opened his eyes and walked toward the dressing room. As he walked past the huge box of clothes Lin Yiqian had set aside, he opened the wardrobe and reached for the drawer with a lock.

    It would not budge.

    In the heat of the moment, he kicked at the drawer forcefully.

    ***

    Gu Nianshen had already smoked half a packet of cigarettes on the couch. However, Lin Yiqian still had not returned.

    Perhaps she was not coming back after all.

    Gu Nianshen chuckled as he dropped the half-smoked cigarette in his hand into the ashtray. As soon as he did so, he lay down on the couch.

    However, he did not sleep for long as he was awakened by the biological clock in his body.

    Gu Nianshen slowly opened his eyes. As if he had recalled something, he immediately got up and ran into the bedroom.

    The bedsheets were properly laid out. It appeared as if nobody had slept on the bed. Gu Nianshen then proceeded to open the door.

    Coincidentally, the housekeeper was passing by. When he saw Gu Nianshen, he greeted him with a smile. "Good morning, Mr. Gu."

    Gu Nianshen looked left and right before asking in a soft voice, "Have you seen Lin Yiqian?"

    "She had gone out early in the morning."

    "Oh."

    Gu Nianshen's mouth somehow twisted. "Do you know how to break a lock?" He asked softly.

    "Erm... No." The housekeeper shook his head. "Is a room locked? Every room has a spare key."

    "Nevermind." Gu Nianshen frowned helplessly.

    They definitely did not have spare keys for the drawer in the wardrobe. If that dumb woman did not have ill intentions, why would she lock the drawer?

    The housekeeper nodded before walking away.

    "Come back," Gu Nianshen called out.

    "Is there anything else?" The housekeeper asked curiously.

    "I'd like to revamp the dressing room."

    "But we've only just done it up early last year."

    Being rich did not mean one had to splurge unnecessarily.

    "I don't like this style anymore. Do you have a problem with that?" Gu Nianshen said with his chest puffed up.

    Gu Nianshen was looking slightly upset now.

    The housekeeper did not dare to question him further. "Oh, no. Not at all. I'll contact the designer immediately to get it done."

    The housekeeper got down to business right away.

    Gu Nianshen snorted as he glanced at the dressing room once more.

    ***

    In a neighborhood of rich households, Lin Yiqian got down from a taxi she had personally called for earlier. She had not seen this familiar courtyard, this familiar number on the gate, and the familiar house for a long time.

    There were mixed feelings in her heart.

    It had been five years. This was the place where she had grown up as a child. There were many fond memories, but also sad ones.

    On the day she left, she had never thought that she would ever return again. That was why she had done such a courageous thing right before she left.
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