Chapter 24: If a Boy Closes His Eyes, That Means He Wants You to Kiss Him (1)
Yu Xingzhi has always been recognized as a beautiful man in the capital. Even the emperor himself had praised the beauty of the Yu family’s fifth son. No matter where he went, he had been the focus of attention since he was a child.
With too fine an appearance, it will eventually lead him to trouble. However, when he parted the curtain after having just fixed up his dress and grooming, he paused for a moment. This was the first time he felt himself a little lacking in confidence.
Reluctantly, he pulled open the curtain and looked up.
Over yonder was the person in his mind, watching himself. That person’s lips were slightly parted, not at all concealing their surprise.
Yu Xingzhi gradually felt at ease, and for the first time, thanked God for the face he was given.
Though Zhou Xiaoxiao did not look as slovenly as when she was acting as a madwoman, she still did not have a pretty appearance to begin with.
She had a slender and free-spirited body. Dressed in menswear, she looked even heroic. There were only those round apricot eyes that were particularly spirited. When she smiled, it seemed like you could see scars scattered within those eyes, causing one’s heart to move.
Yu Xingzhi watched as those eyes slowly came closer and closer to him. He could feel chaos in his heart as the education of etiquette he had the past twenty years crumpled before him.
That pair of lips with the slight curve at its corners were right in front of him, lightly opening and closing, speaking words he could no longer take in. His most primitive desires were driving him, and his heart was beating like a rattling drum.
As soon as he lowered his head, just a little bit, he would be able to kiss her. His gaze was so intense it was could almost materialize upon that pair of lips.
However, he was able to control himself at the very last moment. He clenched his fists and shut his eyes, scolding himself in his heart, “Preposterous!”
But the moment he shut his eyes, a pair of soft lips touched his own.
Yu Xingzhi felt a thundering roar in his mind and everything crumbled in an instant. Everything had lost its color as he fell into a vortex he had never experienced in his life. He followed his heart and returned the kiss, again, asking, and asking again, deepening that kiss with no end.
After a long time, the two of them finally let go of each other with unsteady breaths. They could see the blushing tips of the other’s ears, and could hear their thumping hearts.
Did I do something wrong? He doesn’t seem to have any experience. Zhou Xiaoxiao licked her lip and suddenly realized she had been too impulsive. However, it truly felt too wonderful.
If a boy closes his eyes, that means he wants you to kiss him.
Though this person may not be able to understand that logic, it still wasn’t my fault, right? It was a generation gap, or so Zhou Xiaoxiao thought secretly to herself.
Yu Xingzhi calmed his haggard breath and spoke quietly, “My deepest apologies, I have been most rude to you.”
No no no, what are you apologizing for? Zhou Xiaoxiao said in her heart, it was me who was rude, I took advantage of you. But she did not say anything. She felt a little naughty and wanted to see what this man who was at a loss had to say.
“But I am truly fond of you. God can attest to my feelings.” Yu Xingzhi took her hand and spoke his carefully-worded sentence in a deep voice, “Once we return to the capital, I will inform my parents thus and we shall go through the full formalities. I shall take you as my wife so we may be tied as family. If you are willing…If…If you can understand.”
Is…is this a marriage proposal? Zhou Xiaoxiao didn’t know whether she should be shocked or surprised. Again, this was a very conservative and pedantic era, but why did it feel so sweet? She thought to herself, he truly was a good man, and I also like him sincerely. Though, the setting and age was a bit strange. If he can take the initiative to kiss me, I’ll agree.
She shut her eyes.