Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
He had thought that those words would browbeat An Xiaxia into submission, but things soon got out of hand…
An Xiaxia stopped sobbing for two seconds, then resumed crying and was even louder this time.
She sounded so sad, as if nothing else mattered in this world.
She pushed Sheng Yize as she cried, “Go… leave me alone…”
Sheng Yize was vexed. Frowning, he said harshly, “I’m not going anywhere!”
No matter how hard she pushed this time, he wasn’t going anywhere!
Sob … An Xiaxia turned around, wriggled toward the other side of the bed, and sobbed into her duvet.
After all the unfortunate events that had happened, she couldn’t stay strong anymore.
Crying was cathartic, but she didn’t want Sheng Yize to see how weak she was.
All of Sheng Yize’s vexation vanished as he watched An Xiaxia, who reminded him of a kid.
Every move she made was able to hit him in the softest spot.
“Fine. Cry. Cry all you want…” Sheng Yize said with resignation. He then pulled her into his arms and pressed her face against his warm, strong chest.
His shirt was soon soaked. Sheng Yize patted her softly on the back and said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here for you, Xiaxia…”
An Xiaxia tugged at the front of his shirt, wiping her eyes and nose on it.
She looked like a kid falling into a deep sea and Sheng Yize was her only means of rescue.
After a long while, An Xiaxia finally came back to herself and she gave Sheng Yize a shove.
Sheng Yize looked at her grimly and An Xiaxia said gingerly, “It’s dirty…”
Damn it! She smeared it herself and she found him dirty now?
Sheng Yize glared at An Xiaxia. After some thought, he ripped off his own shirt, revealing the strong muscles beneath.
“Still dirty?” he asked coldly.
She could almost feel his body heat on her face. An Xiaxia wiped her tears and moved backward.
The two of them were already on the edge of the bed and with An Xiaxia’s movement, half of her body dangled over the edge and she was going to fall —
A pair of big warm hands caught her by her waist. He then grabbed her by her shoulders and raised an eyebrow. “Answer me. Still find me dirty?”
She shook her little head obediently.
“Do you want me to save you?”
Sheng Yize snickered. “You’re the same as before… dumb and without any principles. Tell me now, was it your fault seven years ago?”
An Xiaxia didn’t move this time, but pouted, looking aggrieved.
“Say it!” He raised his voice.
An Xiaxia bit her lip. “Hm… yes…”
Satisfied, Sheng Yize… let go of her.
An Xiaxia fell off the bed. She climbed to her feet and looked confusedly at Sheng Yize.
Sheng Yize crossed his legs and put on a rakish expression. “Since you’ve admitted your mistake, you’ll have to take the punishment.”
An Xiaxia rubbed her buttocks and looked down. “But it’s already over between us.”
He narrowed his eyes. “We can always start again.”
An Xiaxia clenched her fists at the thought of that mysterious caller.
Seven years ago, An Xiaxia hadn’t dared take the risk. She still couldn’t put her family’s lives on the line now.
She couldn’t leave the job to Sheng Yize. If that person realized Sheng Yize was onto him or her, her family would be in danger.
Unless she could find out who they were herself…
Before that, she couldn’t start anything with Sheng Yize!
“You know the expression ‘seven-year itch.’ Is there still anything between us after seven years?” An Xiaxia smiled bitterly.
Sheng Yize’s expression turned serious all of a sudden. “What if I love you?”