Lin Che sighed and said, "I was doing fine but something like this had to happen…"
Yu Minmin smiled and said, "A scandal with Gu Jingyu… other people want it so badly but can't get it. Right now, you're already someone who can make the headlines. You've gotten famous before your works have. How great is that?"
"Sister Yu, you say that because you haven't seen how those people are cursing me." She pulled out the comments on her page. After seeing her selfies, those people did not mince their words. They said that she was very ugly and completely hideous. They said that with one look, they could tell that she had excessive plastic surgery and that she was not good enough for their Gu Jingyu.
She was so furious that she could literally die from anger.
Sister Yu said, "This might be sensationalism created by the production team of your television series. After filming for the series starts, wave after wave of promotions will begin first in order to create momentum in the future. It might be something they intentionally created. It's quite possible this is one of them."
Lin Che was flabbergasted as she said in exasperation, "In that case, they should have told me in advance."
Sister Yu said, "Of course they wouldn't tell you. And even if you go and ask them, they won't admit it either. The relationship between the production team and our company is inherently a mutually beneficial one. Why would they discuss any moral implications with you? What if they told you, but you refused to cooperate? Then, what would they do? Alright, we'll leave it at that for now. Go back and have some rest first. It should be fine as long as you don't walk around outside."
After hearing this, Lin Che could only agree. She was mentally prepared to return home, go with the flow, and await the company's arrangements.
After she returned home, Lin Che was so tired that she did not want to move further after falling into bed. Because she had not gone to work for so many days, she lost her edge completely when she started getting busy like this.
When Gu Jingze came home, he saw Lin Che sprawled out on the bed when he entered the room.
"Lin Che, why did you run off to shoot the series? You haven't fully recovered, no?"
Upon returning home, Gu Jingze received Butler Hu's report which included the Madam's insistence on leaving to film. He had no choice but to send some people to follow her secretly just in case. However, they were merely servants and could not stop her.
Afterwhich, Gu Jingze went directly to the room to look for her, only to see her lying on the bed and sprawled out on her back. One side of her underwear was exposed. It was pink with a floral border made from lace.
Gu Jingze's throat bobbed. He looked at her while frowning, "Hey, can you be a little more careful when you lie down?"
Lin Che said indolently, "Why must I be more careful? If I have to care about my image even in my own home, life would be so tiring."
Gu Jingze glanced around the room. He picked up the blanket from one side and placed it on her body directly, covering up her exposed skin.
Lin Che wriggled her waist. "What are you doing? It's so hot."
Gu Jingze turned his head away. "Even if you want to seduce me, you should at least change into an underwear that can do the job."
Lin Che blanked out. She lowered her head to take a look. She was wearing a homely pair of casual shorts that were on the loose side. Underneath it was her underwear, which was presently exposed.
With a slight blush on her face, she quickly pulled her pants up. She lifted her head and said, "What? It's not like you haven't seen it before anyway."
Gu Jingze smiled. He came slightly closer and looked at Lin Che's clean, small face. Her white skin was tinged with red. "So you mean that since I've seen it, I can see it whenever I want to in the future?"
"Of course that's, that's, that's not what I mean." Lin Che stuttered and hurriedly took a step back.
Gu Jingze smiled even wider. Seeing her this way, he could not help but take another glance at her again. He only went out when he saw the butler standing at the door as if he had something to tell him.
Outside, Qin Hao was currently waiting at the entrance of the study room.
Gu Jingze walked over in a few steps. "Is something up?"
Qin Hao wore a troubled expression. He walked over with hesitation, cautiously looking at Gu Jingze's habitually calm face. "Sir, Madam has been involved in a scandal outside."
Gu Jingze's gaze wavered. He looked at Qin Hao. "What scandal?"
As he said this, he had already taken the newspaper article to read.
The article reported Gu Jingyu's suspected romance that wrote about a deeply touching story about the love between him and Lin Che, a new actress in the same cast as him.
Gu Jingze did not usually pay attention to any entertainment news, so it was only now that he was seeing this.
However, the report was about Gu Jingyu and his wife…
Qin Hao said, "Third Young Master and Madam are together filming a fantasy television series that the Gu family is investing in. That's probably how they got to know each other."
Gu Jingze lowered his head and said, "Put down the article. You can go."
Qin Hao hurriedly retreated and left.
After Lin Che had taken a rest, she nestled on the couch in the living room while watching television.
She switched the channel and coincidentally saw the news on her and Gu Jingyu.
According to the news, Gu Jingyu was receiving tremendous attention this time for filming this fantasy television series. But to everyone's surprise, there were no sparks between him and the lead actress Mu Feiran. Instead, there were rumors involving him and a new actress.
However, the reporters had yet to receive an official response from Gu Jingyu's company, so they were still unclear on the validity of the rumors for the time being.
Lin Che rubbed her forehead. What did they mean? Was it degrading to be involved in a scandal with her?
Angrily, she switched channels immediately. But then, she heard a low and somber voice from behind her.
"Why did you change the channel after seeing me approach?"
Gu Jingze was standing upright behind her. He looked at Lin Che and walked over in a few steps.
Lin Che said frantically, "Ah… you saw this?"
Gu Jingze's face turned gloomy as he gazed at Lin Che meaningfully and sat down in a casual posture. He spread open the newspaper and swept his eyes across it. "Yes, do you have anything to say?"
Lin Che rushed to explain. "I didn't do this on purpose. I don't know which reporter fabricated this nonsense. You know it's impossible if you just think. In reality, I've only known Gu Jingyu for a short time. We're both quite unfamiliar with one another."
Gu Jingze looked at her. "It's just a rumor?"
His gaze was unfathomable but as Lin Che looked at him, she still nodded quickly. Secretly, she felt that Gu Jingze was definitely unhappy. Everything else aside, her being involved in a scandal with Gu Jingyu… it would be strange if he was glad.
"Sorry, Gu Jingze. I didn't do it on purpose. I know that we're already married. Even though it's a contractual marriage, we agreed that we'll be responsible towards one another. It's difficult to make sure that your family won't overthink it if they see this. I'm afraid you have to give them some explanation that this is just some sensationalism created by the production team. It has nothing to do with us… we don't even know how word got out…"
Gu Jingze's expression seemed to deepen.
His inscrutable eyes restrained any expression from showing and made them look even more smoldering.
The moment she saw this, Lin Che rushed to say, "Alright, alright. I'll go explain. I stirred up this trouble, so I'll be responsible for explaining to your family. I won't cause you any inconvenience. I didn't do it intentionally either. Next time, I will definitely be more careful. I'll try my best not to cause you any trouble. My company is already handling this matter and I believe Gu Jingyu's side doesn't like scandals either, so they will definitely deal with this matter properly to the best of their abilities. You don't have to worry. Soon, no one will bring up this matter again."
"Hm, I'm not angry. Isn't this just how the entertainment industry is?" Gu Jingze stood up leisurely from the chair.
However, he looked at her meaningfully with a piercing gaze like an icicle that stabbed her cruelly. Thereafter, he walked up the stairs in quick steps without looking back once.
Didn't he say that he wasn't angry…
Lin Che sat there feeling like she had just been ruffled by the wind.