Chapter 54: I Am Willing to Endure the Hardships (1)
“Yu Tong said you suffered planks by your father and haven’t been applying ointments. The physician left a medicine bottle, so do you want me to apply it for you?” Zhou Xiaoxiao sat up and grabbed a white medicine bottle from the headboard of the bed.
“There’s no need. I can handle this by myself.” Yu Xingzhi reached for the bottle.
“Hey, what are you doing? What are you doing?” Zhou Xiaoxiao raised the bottle up, away from his reach. “I can’t even recall the number of times I’ve applied ointment on for you. But now you want to draw boundaries with me?”
Maybe after today, he may not have a chance to be close to her. As this slipped by Yu Xingzhi’s mind, he slowly placed his hand down and silently rested on his stomach on bed.
After Zhou Xiaoxiao washed her hand, she stripped him down to his trousers. She opened the medicine bottle’s cap and swiped a bit of ointment on her fingertip.
Right now, she secretly revealed a mischievous expression.
Yu Xingzhi felt her finger gently applying the ointment on his back, creating a tingling and slightly ticklish feeling. At first, her finger was well-behaved but then it slowly troubled him as it moved all around his back either intentionally or unintentionally.
As a result, the tingling feeling gradually became clearer. It penetrated his skin and went straight for the heart, and then it spread across his limbs..
Yu Xingzhi felt an instinctive reaction in his body and he suddenly lifted his head, looking unbelievably at Zhou Xiaoxiao.
Zhou Xiaoxiao withdrew her finger and bit her lip, smiling naughtily.
“Aren’t you quite spirited? Why did you say you can’t have sex? It seems like you’re only bluffing me.”
Yu Xingzhi’s face was full of colors. He hurriedly tugged the blanket over to cover his lower half of the body, propping himself up.
“I…” He said with his head down, not knowing what to do, “How can I deceive with you with these things?”
Zhou Xiaoxiao found it infuriating but funny. She thought that it may be because during the days he was a prisoner, he was disgusted by the Lin Brothers who were into homosexuality, especially Lin Bing. This traumatized him and he was appalled by people’s touches. But he had been overthinking and ended up scaring himself, creating this unexpected mishap.
Once she recalled how uneasy and restless Yu Xingzhi was by himself, she was a bit guilty for tormenting him and she also felt bad. She found it sweet how he trusted and loved her, only not rejecting her touch.
“Ok, ok, I’ll stop teasing you. I know you didn’t lie to me.” Zhou Xiaoxiao moved over and softly touched Yu Xingzhi’s hair. “There’s nothing wrong with you. It’s just that you’re temporarily unwilling to accept other people’s touches because of what Lin Bing, that loser had done. But you will recover and be free from this soon.”
Yu Xingzhi felt the huge stone pressing on his heart suddenly tumbling down.
As expected, as long as she was by his side, even light can enter the darkest world.
He was blessed for life, being able to meet a person like her.
He lowered his head and kissed the lips he had been dreaming about.
Morning after several days.
Zhou Xiaoxiao was still in the yard practicing her martial arts. She was agile and in high spirits, a smile on her face.
Wu Daoquan coldly humphed by the side and said, “Flowers can bloom from your smile. If you’re not focusing, you might as well stop training.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao rushed over to his side and tugged on his sleeves. “Master, I’m wrong. Please forgive this disciple.”
Wu Daoquan always couldn’t do anything about her when she acted meek and submissive, so he couldn’t keep a straight face anymore.
Zhou Xiaoxiao was busy the entire time. She would carry a chair over and then make tea for Wu Daoquan. When his expression slightly softened, she would kiss up to him and kneel by the chair, saying, “It was this disciple’s fault for what happened the other day. I ended up worrying Master and Madame. It’s my bad.”
Right then, Madame Wu was just walking out of the room and she said, “How is it your fault? Prince Yan is too overbearing and a bully. Thankfully, Xiaoxiao, you’re fine. When you were blocked by the soldiers, I was extremely worried and stressed out for you.”
Wu Daoquan sighed and said, “It’s obviously not easy to get along with young masters of wealthy and noble families? Xiaoxiao, you need to think carefully.”