Chapter 23: Rustling Leaves in the Cool Night (3)
Turns out she wasn’t the only person having to change and adapt. The other party was also trying his best to change so he could cater to her.
The knowledge of it burned that kindle even brighter, and the flames fanned hotter under Yu Xingzhi’s gaze, becoming an existence akin to a wildfire. It had broken completely through to the center of the frozen world in Zhou Xiaoxiao’s heart. Spring came quickly, and life returned to the soil.
Yu Xingzhi probably had to think about it for a long time before he could muster this awkward and dry joke that went against his nature. Right now, though his cheeks burned red like sundown, it only caused his appearance to look unparalleled. He was gorgeous.
Zhou Xiaoxiao was brought to laughter by the sight of his beauty in women’s dress. She wanted to say that if not for the fact that you were wearing women’s clothing, I would have kissed you. Fortunately, she still kept her reason by her and did not let those shocking words leak. Instead, she put her arms around Yu Xingzhi’s shoulder and whispered in his ear, “We should be safer now after so many days. Why won’t we find you a place where you can change back in a bit?”
A simple ox cart was parked at a secluded and deserted country road.
Zhou Xiaoxiao was sitting at the front, bouncing one of her legs, thinking about some matters.
She was thinking about the last thing she said while they were still resting underneath that tree.
Did she say something wrong?
After what she said, Yu Xingzhi was practically blushing from the tips to his ear down to his neck.
Then, was it her choice of words?
But nothing seemed wrong…
Oh, then she must’ve been too close.
It was because she had her arm around his shoulder and speaking next to his ear. That’s why he was embarrassed.
Since they have been laying low these days, they ended up sticking closer with each other, and it was easy to forget themselves because of that.
Indeed, he was a very charming man that was very attractive to me, and he had an interest in me too.
Thought Zhou Xiaoxiao while she rubbed her chin. But are you really sure you want to start a relationship with a man you met from crossing the ages?
In this era, even holding hands and flirting was considered extremely personal. Perhaps even a kiss wouldn’t be allowed before marriage.
Moreover, for a thing such as marriage, Zhou Xiaoxiao rubbed her forehead and sighed. Even if I am willing to get married in the future, in such a strict era where the wealth of your family was important, I would likely only qualify to become a live-in mistress of some sort with a grand family like his.
Just forget it, Zhou Xiaoxiao. Be more rational and mature, she told herself.
But before she could finish saying it, the curtains were opened.
Yu Xingzhi leaned over.
He was dressed in simple menswear and there was a light smile on his picturesque brows that were aimed towards Zhou Xiaoxiao.
For a moment, Zhou Xiaoxiao felt that all the words she had learned throughout her life was pale and lacking.
No pines nor bamboo was enough to describe his character, and no embroidered tigers nor dragons could emulate his grace.
With a stature tall as a jade mountain, and his appearance bright light the moon’s embrace.
Standing like green bamboo akin to reflections of jade, he is like a cool breeze in the forest.
Zhou Xiaoxiao knew that Yu Xingzhi was very attractive, but before that was the messy situation they were in. Both of them were currently in the same chaotic situation.
You could say that this moment was her first time facing him normally.
Zhou Xiaoxiao had always been a big fan of a pretty face, so even after bracing herself for half a day, the sudden head-on collision still broke down those preparations.
Whatever reason and maturity she had now melted into nothingness.
She felt like her mind had turned into mush.
Who cares about feudal ethics anymore! He caught my eye, and my heart is moved. He is interested in me too, so why can’t this happen?
Am I an idiot?
She figured that she could just go on with this relationship, and if they didn’t work out, they could just separate. For a male god at his level, this was a good deal!