Chapter 56 – An Unexpected Turn of Events (1)
Ye Mu rubbed the back of her neck wearily. Why was Mo Linyuan flabbergasted at the notion of her wanting him to leave for his safety? It’s not as if she was trying to chase him away, rather, this was the best course of action for both of them at this time.
“Even so, even so—we still need to have a detailed plan so we can be prepared in case something unforeseen happens.”
Ye Mu insisted on this opinion. She thought, what if he didn’t contact them in time? Even worse, if he were to really enter Official Liu’s residence, can I still ensure his safety?
While she was plagued with such thoughts, Mo Linyuan merely answered, “It’s alright. There’s no need for a plan.”
He placed both of his hands on Ye Mu’s shoulders, staring straight into her eyes.
“I have everything under my control, so you don’t have to worry.”
What an absurd answer! Ye Mu thought. But she knew that he wouldn’t risk his life so easily. Therefore, left with no other choice, she lowered her head and said dejectedly, “Alright then…be careful in case something happens. Actually, no—be vigilant about everything…”
Mo Linyuan stretched out his hand and lifted up her fair and tender chin. Under the candlelight, her round eyes shone in bewilderment and concern as she looked at him.
“If I stay away for too long, will you forget about me?”
When he asked this question, his almond-shaped eyes still held their mirth, but there was a trace of loneliness in the depths of his eyes.
In the end, he was still so young that he couldn’t bear to part with her and Xiaolang, Ye Mu immediately believed.
When she saw this, she slapped his shoulder with her little hand in a very assuring manner! She solemnly told him:
“Rest assured! Even till the day I die, I will never forget you!”
Far from his gloomy thoughts, Mo Linyuan was struck with surprise at this ridiculous revelation. He didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
Was he truly that of an impressive person?
But never mind that; as long as she won’t forget him, it’s fine with him!
Mo Linyuan stared at her fixedly for a while before he suddenly pinched Ye Mu’s cheeks. “Very well, Young lady. You must remember everything you said just now.”
Ye Mu’s face was completely stretched apart by his fingers. She was so angry that her eyes were widened.
“Hey, hey, hey, hey! You’re committing a crime against your superiors! You—why aren’t you letting go?” She tried wriggling out from his grip.
Only then did Mo Linyuan chuckle, peeling away the somberness of their conversation. He then lovingly rubbed her face again and again.
“I should at least give you a deeper impression…”
If she forgets him, he would be very, very angry.
For the past few days, the mansion had not been very peaceful. Since the first wife was ill, it was difficult for gossipmongers from her area to scurry around. Moreover, many doctors had been invited over, so they temporarily didn’t have time to cause trouble for Ye Mu.
The next morning, Ye Mu and Ye Li sent Mo Linyuan off together.
Other than them, no one else knew where Mo Linyuan was going to be sent to. Ye Mu’s heart also felt quite miserable. She had been together with him for more than two months now and had grown a liking for his steadfast personality.
But now he was about to leave.
Despite being ill, Wen Ru was also had to go out with them. Today was the day that the Minister of Revenue would get married. Therefore, as the wife of the general, it was obligatory to pay the minister a visit together with Ye Li.
However, Wen Ru’s expression was a bit unsightly.
Ye Mu shot her a glance before looking at Mo Linyuan. He was wearing a white silk robe and stood there with such a bright expression on his face.