Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Xie Limo’s heart ached beyond measure, but he didn’t know what to do. He only knew that he felt an overwhelming sense of panic as he listened to her sobs. He could only comfort her continuously.
He never knew that a woman’s tears could be such a powerful weapon. He had never seen her cry, and he couldn’t help but feel the urge to flee. Even in her greatest despair, he had never seen her cry like this, and today, he had managed to see clearly all of her tears and thoroughly experienced the heartache that came with it.
Xie Limo patted Yun Bixue’s back as he kissed her tears away. He spoke gently in a guilt-laden voice, “I’m sorry for bullying you. How about you punch me? You can do anything you want. If anyone else bullied you, I will get back at them for you. No one is allowed to bully you…”
Yun Bixue punched Xie Limo with all her might. “It was you who put yourself in danger.”
“Nothing will happen to me, alright? I’ll always be here for you. I promised to be with you for life, so how could I bear to leave you alone? Besides, you’re so clumsy, and you don’t take good care of yourself, so how can I be at ease? Even if I die, I will crawl back up to take care of my wife.” After saying all these, he looked lovingly at Yun Bixue and bopped her nose.
Yun Bixue cried it all out and finally felt more relaxed after being consoled by Xie Limo. She sniffed and said, “Promise me that even when we’re old, I will be the first to go. You cannot leave me alone.”
“Okay, I will promise whatever you ask of me.”
Yun Bixue stuck out her pinky. “Then let’s pinky promise. You can’t go back on your words, okay?”
As though playing with a child, Xie Limo went along with her. “Okay, we’ll pinky promise, and it will stand for a hundred years.”
After they sealed the promise, Yun Bixue rubbed her nose. Her eyes were red and swollen, but her heart felt lighter after crying it out.
“Are you feeling okay now? I bet you’re tired. I’ll go get some porridge for you, so eat a little okay? If you don’t eat, you won’t have the energy to cry later even if you wanted to, am I right?”
Yun Bixue stopped crying and broke into a smile. She looked at Xie Limo with reproachful eyes, but at that moment, she was indeed tired and hungry.
After a short while, Mummy Lu brought some porridge that she had prepared herself. Seeing that Yun Bixue was awake now, she let out a breath of relief. “Child, what a worrier you are. Young Master Xie hasn’t been resting well this past few days. He had to rush his work, but he refused to budge an inch from your side. This porridge is freshly made every day just for you when you wake up. I’m so glad you’re awake now. We were very worried.”
Yun Bixue felt warm inside. Mummy Lu was like her own mother. Whenever she saw her, her heart would feel warm and fuzzy. “Mummy Lu, I’m fine now.”
“That’s great to hear.”
When Mummy Lu went out to do other chores, Xie Limo scooped a mouthful of porridge and tested its temperature. After blowing on it to cool it down, he carefully brought it to Yun Bixue’s mouth and said, “Open your mouth.”
“I can eat on my own.”
“You don’t have much strength now, so let me feed you!” Xie Limo’s firm voice left no room for discussion as he fed Yun Bixue spoon by spoon.
Yun Bixue was indeed hungry, and she ate it mouthful by mouthful. This elegant and marvelous man in front of her was her husband. With him feeding her so dotingly, how could she bear to look away?
He treated her so well that she fell deeply for him, unable to put any blame on him. She was too soft-hearted. She convinced herself that she should be contented with such a good husband.
After a while, a question popped up in her mind, and she asked, “Limo, have you treated other girls this well before?”