Chapter 106: Why is your Face so Red? (3)
It was 《Secrets to a Happy Couple》. There were two lines to a poem on the heading and it read: since one can’t see the scenery in the sky, why not take a look at the scenery under a woman’s clothes?
Then, there was a painting which highlighted sex between a couple in detail, as if this was brought to life.
As a child, Yu Xingzhi obeyed strict rules in the house, so he had never interacted with such fornication.
He placed the book down, his face red and his heart thumping rapidly.
He hurriedly closed the door and Zhou Xiaoxiao walked in just as he was debating where to hide the book.
Yu Xingzhi placed the book under his thigh and said frantically, “Xiaoxiao, why are you here?”
Zhou Xiaoxiao said curiously, “Xingzhi, why is your face so red? Do you have a fever?”
She walked to the side of the desk and leaned over, touching Yu Xingzhi’s forehead.
“But it’s not warm…”
Yu Xingzhi coughed and pretended to act confident.
Zhou Xiaoxiao propped her chin up with her hands and her eyes sparkled.
She said in a coquettish tone, “Xingzhi, since I’ve done so much for the war, do you think the Emperor will give me some rewards? I saw that everyone has gotten great items.”
When Yu Xingzhi heard her mention this, he smiled and said, “When you snuck into the military camp under this status, how could you expect to get any rewards? What do you want? I can…”
When he said this, he saw Zhou Xiaoxiao revealing a mischievous look and he became alarmed immediately, standing up.
“Don’t…stop with the nonsense. We already agreed on the three-point covenant before leaving and don’t you remember that you said you won’t do anything inappropriate while in the military?”
“I didn’t even say anything, so why are you so nervous?” Zhou Xiaoxiao smiled and she suddenly pointed at something. “What’s the thing that you were sitting on?”
Yu Xingzhi was shocked and attempted to grab it, but he saw a blur and the book was in Zhou Xiaoxiao’s hands now.
Zhou Xiaoxiao calmly flipped through a few pages and waved the book, saying, “Such a bad man. You try to act proper on the surface by setting a three-point covenant with me, but you ended up looking at this in secret.”
Yu Xingzhi’s face was flushed and he couldn’t stand still, not knowing where to start explaining from.
Zhou Xiaoxiao knew that he was bashful and couldn’t take the teasing, so she, “Fine, I’ll stop teasing you, but I’m confiscating this book.”
Then, she continued, “I don’t want any rewards either. I’m just in the mood for painting today and I want you to be my model.”
Seeing that Zhou Xiaoxiao had let him go, he sighed and said, “Well, that’s easy. I’ll accompany you.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao was very enthusiastic and prepared paper, pen, and a board.
She said, “Xingzhi, sit on the table.”
Yu Xingzhi followed the direction, although he wasn’t sure why. “Why am I sitting on the table?”
“You need to have your sword on you.”
Yu Xingzhi followed the instructions.
“Only your sword.”
Yu Xingzhi was silent for a while before his face started turning red from bottom to top. He rejected without hesitation, “Don’t even think about it.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao touched the 《Secrets to a Happy Couple》 and said, “If you don’t let me draw, I can only draw from the book then. After all, I’m already married to you, so I can’t look at anyone else’s.”
Yu Xingzhi’s whole face was red and after a while, he finally turned around and took off his armor, stripping and revealing his slender and sturdy body.
His pitch-black hair scattered down his shoulders which contrasted the snow-white milky skin he had.
Zhou Xiaoxiao stared at him and praised him sincerely.
“Xingzhi, you’re so beautiful. Don’t be bashful and turn around for me. I just want to take a good look at you and draw you and keep you in my heart.”
Yu Xingzhi slowly turned around and leaned against the red sandalwood carved flower, his face against a side and didn’t dare to look straight at Zhou Xiaoxiao.
Zhou Xiaoxiao grabbed her brushes and started to draw. At one point, the room was brightly-lit and one could only hear the sound of brushes brushing against the paper.
Yu Xingzhi took a secret glance only to see Zhou Xiaoxiao’s serious expression. She was concentrated and focused, a few hair strands landing on her face. She brushed it back, but it left a coal-black mark on her face.
He couldn’t help but smile.