Chapter 101 – Children Are Shameless (2)
Could this be then, the reason for her transmigration?
Ye Mu’s words made Mo Linyuan’s heart genuinely swell up in happiness. The corners of his mouth curled up slightly as his eyes brimmed with joy and he teasingly said, “You don’t need to protect me. I’m older than you, therefore, I should be the one protecting you.”
His logical words caused Ye Mu to be stunned, and she suddenly panicked a little…it was because she remembered the time when Mo Linyuan risked his life to steal the forbidden map of the imperial army from Official Liu’s residence for her.
Although Mo Linyuan later told her that he wasn’t hurt in the slightest when his people arrived in time, when Ye Mu thought about it now, she still felt a lingering fear. If his people didn’t arrive in time, wouldn’t he have…
Therefore, after a moment of silence, Ye Mu raised her head and seriously said, “Actually, you don’t need to protect me.”
He must have taken care of her like his own sister, but she didn’t want him to risk everything again just for her.
“You are going to be someone who will do great things in the future…and I hope that you will put your own interests first before anything else—so that I will be at peace. Really! That’s why…could you stop doing stupid things because of me in the future?”
She looked at Mo Linyuan with fiery eyes, the dark, shining orbs filled with guilt. If not for her, he would have escaped to the Mo country by now…
Mo Linyuan lowered his head, but there was something in her worried gaze that stirred the bottom of his heart, and he couldn’t help but reach out to hold her hand.
She was so concerned about him that all her fears were clearly reflected in her eyes. This stupid girl…you would value others more than yourself?
“Stupid girl…” Mo Linyuan didn’t know the words to say to express his current feelings. Ye Mu’s hand was very cold, so he used his own fingers to warm them, wrapping it tightly around her little hand before slowly placing it on his chest.
There, his heart was beating much faster than before.
Seeing that he was hesitant on agreeing to her request, Ye Mu pouted and said, “I’m really serious about it. Can’t you promise me this? In the future, please stop taking unnecessary risks for me, okay?”
She was still talking nonsense. Could it be that she wouldn’t consider him?
Mo Linyuan was both angry and annoyed, but most of it sprung from a kind of restlessness of a warm feeling from being protected and thought of. Finally, he pressed the girl’s head against his chest and said rather impatiently, “Let’s not talk about this and just go to sleep.”
“No way!” Ye Mu immediately refused, “If you don’t agree, then I won’t sleep!”
Mo Linyuan looked at her helplessly. He held her down with both hands. “Be good and don’t…”
“No! I won’t listen!”
Ye Mu thought that since she was only a six-year-old child now, she might as well go all the way through! So, she rolled around in bed like a little angry demon, “If you won’t agree, then don’t even think about sleeping peacefully tonight!”
What else could they do in the face of such a troublemaker? Of course, Mo Linyuan could only powerlessly try and coax her!
Mo Linyuan weakly sighed and pulled her into his arms again. “Alright, alright. Be good—I… I’ll agree to it.”
“Really?” Ye Mu immediately became motionless. She obediently laid still as she was pulled back to his side by him, her black eyes shining widely like that of a cute little cat. “You won’t take any unnecessary risk for me and you’ll promise to protect yourself before everything else?”
She instantly struggled again, “What’s that! You’re lying to me again!”
Mo Linyuan couldn’t help but smile bitterly. When Ye Mu heard this, she was about to open her eyes wide again in anger, but then she heard Mo Linyuan hastily say, “Alright, alright. I’ll listen to everything you say. Go to sleep.”
Seeing that she finally agreed, Ye Mu was quite satisfied. She closed her eyes and was about to go to sleep, but she mumbled something in the end, “You have to listen to me. I’m doing this for your own good.”
“You will definitely be a very influential person in the future…that’s why you can’t delay important matters.” If it was because of her that he was not able to achieve feats that he should have, then she would feel very miserable and responsible.
“Yes, I understand.”
Seeing how compliant he was, Ye Mu finally yawned.
“And I’ll help you along the way.” She decided that from tomorrow onwards, she would have to put in more effort to practice martial arts.
But Mo Linyuan merely replied, “…Stupid girl.”