Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
The four on the bank froze in astonishment.
Su Xiaomo was flabbergasted while Jian Xin’er screamed.
“Make the call! Are they going to die…” said Ding Yiyi, puckering up her chubby face.
Then, everyone fell silent.
No one dared speak and it was so quiet that all they could hear were the sound of the rushing water and their breathing, which was getting quicker and quicker.
When An Xiaxia sank again, she couldn’t help but open her mouth to breathe. However, instead of oxygen, she only drank in a mouthful of water.
Her limbs were getting heavier and her head felt muddled.
All of a sudden, a pair of strong arms wrapped around her waist and pulled her up toward the surface.
An Xiaxia grabbed onto the person as if she had found a life-saving straw. She wrapped herself tightly around one arm, dragging the person down with her.
Sheng Yize lost his balance and was pulled down deeper by An Xiaxia.
“Idiot!” He cursed quietly in his head, and dove in. Seeing An Xiaxia struggle painfully, he steadied her by holding onto the back of her head, aimed at her lips, and landed his mouth precisely on hers.
An Xiaxia opened her eyes at this unusual sensation.
Despite the turbid water in her eyes, An Xiaxia still recognized Sheng Yize’s unbelievably handsome face.
She looked at Sheng Yize, utterly baffled. However, instinct guided her to suck in the oxygen from his mouth and gradually, she stopped waving her limbs around.
Sheng Yize went rigid for a moment before holding An Xiaxia’s waist and slowly bringing them up to the surface to take a breath.
Once she hit fresh air again, An Xiaxia almost coughed her lungs out. She wrapped her arms and legs around Sheng Yize like an octopus.
Sheng Yize looked away, the skin behind his ears turning pink at the thought of the softness he felt between his lips just then.
An Xiaxia held onto him by his neck with much effort and asked, “Why aren’t we going back to the bank? Cough …”
Sheng Yize explained in his usual indifferent tone, “The current is too rapid. I can swim back on my own, but with you here, it’s a little difficult.”
An Xiaxia pursed her lips. “Don’t leave me here…”
Sheng Yize rolled his eyes at her: you little fool .
He would have already left her behind if he wanted to, not to mention he had risked his life jumping into the creek to save her!
While he was going over these unspoken criticisms, he was acutely aware of the fact that An Xiaxia was holding onto him with an even tighter grip.
“What? You’re afraid now? Or are you trying to take advantage of me?” Sheng Yize allowed himself a bit of time to tease her as he stroked her head.
An Xiaxia was very pale now and wouldn’t let go of Sheng Yize for a second. She said timidly, “I can’t swim… water scares me…”
Sheng Yize paused for a second.
The fear of water…
Could she really be the one he was looking for?
“Hm… Sheng Yize, what are we going to do now? Are we just going to drift on like this?” An Xiaxia had stuck her entire body onto his.
Sheng Yize shifted uncomfortably. “Close your eyes if you’re afraid. I’ll let you know when we’re ready to hit the shore.”
“Oh… ok…” An Xiaxia nodded, more pliant than ever.
It seemed like forever before the current finally slowed down. After much maneuvering, Sheng Yize dragged An Xiaxia ashore.
They were in a remote spot and the surrounding area looked desolate.
Sheng Yize took off his jacket to wring it out while An Xiaxia looked around in bewilderment. She then checked her pockets — she still had her phone with her!
Thanks to An Yibei, her phone had been put in a waterproof bag. She took it out in a flurry and pressed a button. The screen lit up!
Exhilarated, An Xiaxia was going to make a phone call for help, but found with utter frustration that there was no signal!
She rolled on the ground in vexation. “Sheng Yize, what are we going to do? Are we going to die here?”