Ms. Cai and Jin took the things that Gu Yuu got for me into my room, while I sat down with her on a bench in the garden. Gu Yuu simply stared at my belly, and didn’t even notice that Jin had placed a bottle of drink in her hand to quench her thirst.
“So, the child wasn’t Ho Cong’s?” She finally asked, after a long silence.
“No it isn’t. I only knew a week ago who the father of the child really was.”
“Just what happened? Why didn’t you tell me any of this sooner?”
“And what good would that do? Can you turn back time and make me un-pregnant?” I took the drink in her hand and gulped down half of it in one go, and wiped my mouth with the back of my hand, “Look, your best mate, me, are rolling in riches and living in big houses now. And after tomorrow, I’ll be living in an even bigger house that was so big that no other houses could possibly be bigger, and will forever be rolling around in the filth of riches for the rest of my life. Little girl, do you want that too? Come to this city, find some work here. I’ll cover for you and make you rich beyond your wildest dreams!”
Gu Yuu only flipped her eyes at me, “Just can it. Now tell me, what really happened?”