The Female Supporting Character Just Wants To Live A Good Life - Chapter 86- Cute
Translated by: Jellylynn
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Names mentioned in this chapter (which can also be found in the glossary):
-苏芮 (sù ruì) – Su Rui, our female protagonist
-顾煜城 (gù yù chéng)- Gu Yu Cheng, the male lead
-顾董(gù dǒng)- Chairman Gu
-顾安安(gù ān’ān)- Gu An An, Gu Yan Rui’s nickname.
-唐笑(táng xiào) – Tang Xiao, Su Rui’s friend and daughter of the chairman of Tang Jing Group
-唐小妞(táng xiǎo niū)- Tang Xiao Niu, which translates to Tang little girl.
-周子渊(zhōu zǐ yuān)- Zhou Zi Yuan, the young chairman of the Zhou Company
-唐俊(táng jùn)- Tang Jun, Tang Xiao’s elder brother and son of the chairman of Tang Jing Group
-苏华(sù huá)- Su Hua, the company owned by the Su family.
-顾氏(gù shì)- Gu Company
After ending her call with Gu Yu Cheng, Su Rui teased her son, “Son, I have good news for you. Daddy will be home late today.”
Today is Friday. Usually, Gu Yu Cheng would come home a little early on Friday afternoon unless there were any exceptional circumstances.
Gu Yu Cheng just called to inform her that he is meeting Tang Jun and Zhou Zi Yuan for drinks at the club where they often met. He said that he would not be home for dinner and that he would be back later in the evening.
In a marriage, Su Rui always feels that even if two people are married, they still need to have some personal space.
Hence, Su Rui only reminded him not to drink too much and not get drunk when she received a call from Gu Yu Cheng.
Other than that, she didn’t say anything else.
As for the phrase ‘good news,’ it was entirely directed at Gu An An.
Recently, Gu Yu Cheng acted as a strict father to his son.
After being punished a few times by his father for being naughty, Gu An An always seemed so meek in front of Gu Yu Cheng.
However, this little boy was rebellious, just as the teacher at the child’s centre had analyzed.
After being punished by his father a few times, Gu An An appeared to have learnt to behave. But, in reality, he became increasingly resilient.
For example, during this period, Gu An An had been hiding toys in his dad’s shoes, picking out his dad’s shirts, making a mess, and deliberately climbing up to his dad’s feet to fart or pee while Gu Yu Cheng was working.
When Gu Yu Cheng catches him, Gu An An immediately acts cute and acts like he knows his mistakes.
In the end, he happily receives a new series of punishments.
Su Rui couldn’t understand the meaning behind Gu An An’s “suicidal” mischief that caused him to enjoy it so much, never get tired from it and become braver the more he did it.
Just ten minutes ago, while she wasn’t paying attention, Gu Yu Cheng’s tie had been wrecked by his son again.
However, Su Rui only said it as a joke, but she didn’t expect her son to laugh gleefully upon hearing what she said.
Did he really think that he wouldn’t be punished because his father would be late today? Su Rui muttered inwardly as she cast a glance at Gu An An, who was beaming.
Su Rui smiled and gently pinched son’s chubby face and said, “Look at how cocky you are when your dad isn’t coming back.”
In fact, Gu An An didn’t even understand the meaning of what Su Rui just said.
Gu An An only smiled because he saw his mother smiling.
“Then let me tell you another good news. Your godmother is coming over later. Let’s go shopping together, okay?” Su Rui said softly.
Gu An An especially liked Tang Xiao.
Therefore, Gu An An was thrilled once she heard Su Rui say the word “godmother.”
He danced for joy on the bed.
When Su Rui saw this, Su Rui laughed.
“Come, let’s start by giving you a handsome makeover.”
After Su Rui dressed Gu An An, it wasn’t long before Tang Xiao arrived with a big bag of toys.
Su Rui joked as she looked at Tang Xiao, “Dare I say you, his godmother, rely on ‘sugar-coated bullets’ to solidify his heart?”
Tang Xiao glared at Su Rui and said, “Shoo, shoo, shoo. What do you mean by ‘sugar-coated bullets’? I obviously rely on my personality to win his heart.”
After shoving the big bag of stuff to Su Rui, Tang Xiao added, “You can’t blame me. It is mainly because every time I shop online, I can’t control my own hands once I see these types of tiny toys.”
“You don’t even know, nowadays, 80% of my X bao recommendations inside are baby toys and baby clothes.” It’s so fun to buy things for little babies, especially when it’s her godson and intended son-in-law-to-be.
“Oh my. Where is my future son-in-law? Let your mother-in-law have a look to see if he has become handsome.” Tang Xiao said as she entered the apartment and approached Gu An An.
Behind her, the corners of Su Rui’s mouth twitched when she heard these two appellations from Tang Xiao.
She already gave up on correcting Tang Xiao Niu.
“You play with him for a while. I’ll put on some makeup and be ready in a minute,” Su Rui said.
“Your Chairman Gu is going out to have fun today. Aren’t you worried?” Tang Xiao asked as she looked at a certain woman, who has a relaxed expression while teasing Gu An An on the soft cushion.
Upon hearing that, there was a brief pause in Su Rui’s hand movements that was holding onto the eyebrow pencil.
“Isn’t your Zhou Zi Yuan also there? Aren’t you worried?” Su Rui asked in response.
Tang Xiao mumbled, “If you’re not worried, what do I have to worry about?”
Su Rui smiled, remained silent, and focused on drawing her eyebrows upon hearing this.
In an outing where a few grown men get together, those that want to play around will do so, while those who are boring are really boring.
Take Gu Yu Cheng and the rest of them, for example.
The other two, Gu Yu Cheng and Tang Jun, were not really the type to fool around.
Su Rui was right about this point.
Gu Yu Cheng, Zhou Zi Yuan and Tang Jun were in the same place, the same private room, and the same arrangement. Even the alcohol ordered was exactly the same as what they ordered every time they came over for a small gathering before.
The only difference was the topic of conversation this time.
“(Snort). Lao Gu, you are so capable. You said you weren’t free after I called you several times previously. But this time you actually took the initiative to call us out. Just tell us what’s the matter?” In the private room, Zhou Zi Yuan took a sip of wine and said towards Gu Yu Cheng.
As far as he knew, Gu Company’s business has been quite busy recently, so it is not like this man was free.
Therefore, Zhou Zi Yuan would not believe Gu Yu Cheng if he said that he called them out for no reason.
When asked by Zhou Zi Yuan, Gu Yu Cheng didn’t conceal his purpose and directly told them, “I’m preparing for my wedding with Rui Rui. Do you two have any good suggestions?”
Zhou Zi Yuan and Tang Jun were surprised when they heard what Gu Yu Cheng said.
“You and Su Rui? Previously, didn’t you two…” Zhou Zi Yuan paused at the end of his sentence. “Oh, right. It was an engagement previously.”
Come to think of it, these two only had a private engagement party before, mainly because they didn’t want to affect Su Rui’s studies.
However, the wedding banquet will definitely be held considering the Gu’s and the Su family’s social networks.
“Are you planning to hold the wedding as soon as Su Rui graduates? So rushed?” Tang Jun asked.
“Exactly, she is already yours. You’re still afraid that she will fly away?” Zhou Zi Yuan teased him.
“It isn’t considered rushed.” Gu Yu Cheng said and roughly explained the reason.
After graduating, Su Rui would first join the Su Hua Group as Vice Chairman.
This was a decision that they and Father Su had discussed.
Even though Su Hua does not require Su Rui to take charge as Vice Chairman now, Su Rui needed to adapt and understand quite many things.
As a person who went through this before, Gu Yu Cheng could imagine that Su Rui would probably be swamped with work in the next one to two years.
The only time she could spare time and energy for a wedding and honeymoon would only be the period between Su Rui’s graduation and her appointment in Su Hua.
“Haha, so that’s the case.” Zhou Zi Yuan laughed and added, “It is alright if you ask me to suggest a few places for the honeymoon. But for the wedding….”
“How about an island as the venue? The environment is more relaxed and relatively less likely to be disturbed.” Tang Jun suggested.
“This can be considered.”
After that, the three discussed a few details.
“Preparing for a wedding is so troublesome.” When Tang Jun received a call and went out, Zhou Zi Yuan let out a sigh and said, “Lao Gu, you can organize it. When you and your Rui Rui’s wedding is over, I’ll just refer to yours.”
Gu Yu Cheng caught the main point of what Zhou Zi Yuan just said.
“You’re planning to get married? With Tang Xiao?” Gu Yu Cheng asked.
“Pfft. Who else could it be other than Tang Xiao? Don’t use this questioning tone indiscriminately, Lao Gu.”
Gu Yu Cheng raised his eyebrows and said calmly, “I thought you weren’t planning to get married.”
“Who says I don’t want to get married when I’m almost thirty?”
In the past, he hadn’t thought of it before. However, seeing Gu Yu Cheng having a wife and son, he was suddenly really looking forward to the idea of marriage.
“Besides, it’s possible that I’ll be a father too in ten months’ time.” As Zhou Zi Yuan spoke of this, he looked a little cocky.
“You also made a mistake?” Gu Yu Cheng asked in response.
“Mistake? I did it deliberately.”
Hearing Zhou Zi Yuan’s words, Gu Yu Cheng’s hand holding his wine glass faltered.
“The Tang family knows about it?”
“I haven’t told them yet.” He didn’t even tell Tang Jun.
He was afraid that this former best friend and future brother-in-law would beat him to death.
“I’ll wait until next month. After the graduation ceremony, I’ll go to Tang’s family residence to say so once there’s a reaction from Tang Xiao Niu.”
“But then again, how did you go about mentioning the matter between you and Su Rui to the Su family in the first place?” Zhou Zi Yuan asked in a “studious” manner.
Gu Yu Cheng faintly glanced at Zhou Zi Yuan. “Rui Rui and I are officially married to each other.”
Gu Yu Cheng’s tone had a slight hint of complacency in it when he said this.
The two of them had gone from blind date to dating. Then, from getting engaged to obtaining a marriage certificate.
However, Gu Yu Cheng just skipped the part about drinking cold tea with Father Su, made promises and almost drank two bottles of white wine.
Meanwhile, Su Rui, who was pushing the pram, with her son in it, and Tang Xiao arrived at the mall.
Originally, the two women had come to the mall intending to buy themselves two sets of clothes and pick up two bags.
In the end, as they were walking around, they went straight to the baby and toddler section.
Once they reached the baby section, the two couldn’t stop.
“See, I was right, wasn’t I? Buying for little kids is extremely satisfying!” Tang Xiao exclaimed.
Su Rui nodded in deep agreement about this point.
Perhaps it was because children’s items were incredibly stimulating to the “girl’s heart” that women still had no matter what age they were.
In short, when they look at these children’s things, they feel that everything is new and cute and they want to buy everything.
“That’s a cute Batman outfit! And is this hat a matching one? Quick, get it for my future son-in-law!”
“(Snort). How about a little Batman carriage to go with that one over there?”
“And this, the little water bottle, that looks good too!”
“Wow, Su Rui Su Rui!” Midway through the stroll, Tang Xiao suddenly pulled Su Rui.
“What do you see that looks good?”
“Look at that! It’s so cute!”
Looking in the direction of Tang Xiao’s finger, Su Rui saw a fluffy little mermaid suit with two particularly nice little hair clips on the model.
 糖衣炮弹(tángyīpàodàn)- Sugar-coated bullets is an expression used by Mao Zedong to refer to the method of using a deceptive image to rope in and corrupt the enemy. Here, Su Rui implies that Tang Xiao uses toys to win Gu An An’s heart.
End of Chapter 86