Chapter 180: Sleeping in His Embrace (1)
After traveling as fast as she could to this place, Gong Yi Mo was worn out! She hardly ever slept, afraid that by the time she awakens she would only hear news that Gong Jue died. Even if she believed in his abilities to survive, her fear still kept her from getting a proper rest. But now that she saw him standing before her, and in good health, she could no longer resist her fatigue and fainted at once.
It was quiet all around. Only the two of them embraced in this endless white snow. Gong Jue could feel his own heartbeat; unable to control himself, he bowed down and kissed her gently on her forehead.
He didn’t forget how dirty he was now. Luckily he didn’t have any foul smell, otherwise he would be too embarrassed!
In this dark night, they couldn’t afford to stay here for long in case ferocious beasts prey after them. Fortunately, before meeting his sister, he happened to stumble across the hidden location filled with yellow flowers, which helped subdue the miasma. Resting there would build resilience against the poison fog. Gong Jue took Gong Yi Mo and hurriedly made his way towards the hidden location.
After walking for about an hour, he came across a cluster of flowers next to a stone crevice. Beyond the crevice was a small cave, about two meters high and two meters deep. Although it couldn’t block the wind, it was a decent shelter against the rain. This was the place Gong Jue had chanced upon and used as a place to rest.
First, he placed Gong Yi Mo down carefully, then with the fastest speed, he gathered some dead grasses and piled them at the ground of the cave. Still, even though he shook off the snow, the residue still made the grass a bit moist; how can he sleep with Gong Yi Mo in this condition?
Thinking the problem through, Gong Jue calmly looked at the pile of grass, but he was still undecided. In whatever environment, he wanted to give his sister the best treatment.
After some thought, he took off his coat and spread it on the haystack. Gong Yi Mo would sleep here rather than on the ground.
Gong Yi Mo stretched lazily, but her eyes remained closed. Gong Jue couldn’t help but laugh at the sight. He seldom smiled, but when he does, it was enough to melt the frozen snow, causing its onlookers to stare in awe.
After doing so, Gong Jue made another fire and went to clean himself using snow.
He did it slowly, meticulously and with such grace.
He can’t leave a bad impression in front of Gong Yi Mo. No, he wants her to see him at his best…
After cleaning up, Gong Jue came back to the cave. His eyes seemed expressionless under the firelight, but his gaze were only fixed upon his dear sister.
It’s really like a dream. Could he actually be dreaming? There was a glimmer of confusion in Gong Jue’s eyes.
Under the flickering light, Gong Yi Mo’s small face was flushed. She slept soundly, completely at ease. Now that her brother was by her side, there was nothing more for her to worry about. This was the person who can save her fate completely.
Gong Yi Mo was immersed in her dreams. Suddenly, she choked on her spit for a bit, then went back to quietly sleeping.
Gong Jue was dumbfounded for a moment, then chuckled to himself.
There was a moment of relief. How long has it been since he was able to quietly stare at her? It seemed so long ago, as if it happened in their previous lives.
Gong Jue stood up and approached her slowly. Under the fire’s warmth, he lightly laid next to Gong Yi Mo and stared at her face, so close to his.
She was very beautiful, although her face was very expressive, as if it could change at any time like the wind. Finding time to quietly appreciate her beauty was rare.
It was only when she neither spoke nor moved that her perfect and natural beauty would displace her elegant demeanor.