Chapter 86: From today onwards, I will never leave you (1)
Lady Guo felt shameful and she covered her face with her sleeves, walking out of the room.
The great grandmother murmured softly, “Humph, you deserved it. I’ll let you taste how it feels like to have your son be enchanted by a young lady as well.”
Yu Guosu coaxed, “Mother, don’t be angry. I’ll go reprimand her right now.”
The State Duke caught up to his Lady and he gently patted her back, comforting, “Lady, there’s no need to be mad. Mother’s just harsh with her words because she loves Xingzhi dearly.”
Lady Guo stomped on her feet and said, “Even you’re saying this. How could I not love Wu Lang? But if I allowed him to have his way and marry Zhou Xiaoxiao, he will become the laughing stock in society for the rest of his life. And then for me, what face do I have to leave the house and hang out with my sisters?”
State Duke replied, “My virtuous Lady, please calm down and think about it first. If it weren’t for that lady, don’t mention having a daughter-in-law, but we won’t even have our son right now. Seeing that Xiao Wu is uncontrollably in love with her and had suffered all this hardship to be with her, we should let him be this time. It’s ok if we lose some faces for him.”
Lady Guo had thoughts running through her mind and she said nothing.
In Yu Xingzhi’s peaceful courtyard that was hidden away from the world, he was unable to experience all the things going on outside.
Zhou Xiaoxiao was supporting Yu Xingzhi who was wearing a fur coat, helping him slowly walk out into the courtyard from his room.
“Be careful while walking, or do you want me to carry you?”
Yu Xingzhi supported himself against the wall and shook his head. “I can still hold on.”
Yu Tong who was serving them in the courtyard hurriedly looked away. Before leaving, he tactfully closed the door for them. He had witnessed this extraordinary “future Lady” easily carrying Lord Wu out of the room to bask in the sunlight. Therefore, he treated this as an ordinary event and remained calm.
Zhou Xiaoxiao helped Yu Xingzhi walk under the Chinese parasol tree and spread a fur cotton-padded mattress on the lounge chair. She helped him lay down to soak in the morning sunshine.
Then, she sat by his side, massaging his hands and feet.
Yu Xingzhi said, “Rest for a while as there’s no need to be so busy.”
“No worries, I’m not tired. If you lay for too long and don’t get a massage in time, your muscles can easily shrink and it’s not beneficial to recovering.”
At the beginning, Zhou Xiaoxiao was focused on massaging him but then she started to be naughty. From time to time, she would pinch him, making Yu Xingzhi chuckled and dodged her.
“Still dodging? Still dodging? I’ll see where you can hide now.”
The two chuckled and had a fun time together. Zhou Xiaoxiao pressed on his shoulders firmly, forcing him to stay where he was.
Yu Xingzhi looked to the side, laying there and slightly panting. She stared at his flushed face and the corner of his eyes brimming with tears.
At one moment, Zhou Xiaoxiao was stunned and then she slowly leaned down.
When Yu Xingzhi saw her face coming closer and closer, his eyes flickered and he looked up and down at himself.
His heart was thumping rapidly and he couldn’t help but say, “Don’t joke around.”
Her voice rang in his ears, “How am I joking around? I didn’t do anything.”
The scent of orchid was on his skin and her face was just inches away, making him afraid to look up. He softly bit her lips and licked her red plump lips.
Yu Xingzhi stood up and captured her lips.
Who knew that she tricked him.
She avoided his kiss like a vixen and said arrogantly, “Xingzhi~ Stop playing around.”
Yu Xingzhi reached over and wrapped his arms around her shoulders. He pecked her forehead, hair, eyebrows, lips…
He embraced Zhou Xiaoxiao tightly and kissed her softly, murmuring, “Xiaoxiao, Xiaoxiao…”
After they were done, Zhou Xiaoxiao laid on him and cupped his face, pecking his slightly swollen lips. She softly touched his hair.
“What’s going on with you?”
Yu Xingzhi closed his eyes and sighed.
“The moment I was poisoned, I thought I would’ve died for sure and I held a lot of regret. I regret how I always followed the rules and never hugged or kissed you once more.”
Tears fell down his face.
“When I was unconscious, I felt that my soul was gone and my body was stiff, but I vaguely heard you saying that you were going to marry someone else. My heart ached as if knives were digging at my heart and that forced me to wake up.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao propped her body with her hands and slowly kissed his tears.