Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
After hearing Yun Bilu’s words, Huang Yize’s eyes narrowed into crescents. “Am I not usually gentle?”
“No, no. You’re quite gentle.”
Later, when they were having their dinner, Huang Yize asked if Yun Bilu felt unsafe in a foreign place.
Yun Bilu shook her head. “No, I know this is your house, so I think I’m safe here.” However, if he weren’t here in the villa with her, she would most likely feel very empty inside.
Even without Yun Bilu’s reply, Huang Yize already understood deep down.
That night, a thunderstorm struck around midnight.
When Huang Yize woke up in the middle of the night, he could feel the strong winds blowing in through the cracks in the windows. The wind was damp, and it blew right at him.
He looked out the window. Accompanied by booming thunder, lightning was constantly flashing amidst the downpour.
After closing the windows, Huang Yize couldn’t help but think of Yun Bilu. The windows in her room weren’t closed yet, so he felt worried at once.
Huang Yize switched on the lights and went upstairs. He knocked on Yun Bilu’s door, but he didn’t get any response. His heart skipped a beat. This was a completely new sensation to him, and he couldn’t ignore the concern he felt.
He immediately opened the door, and he could feel the strong and damp wind blowing in through the windows. He saw Yun Bilu hiding under the blankets with a dazed look in her eyes. ( Boxno vel. co m )
The room was filled with strong winds and felt damp. Huang Yize looked at Yun Bilu behaving in this manner, and his heart turned gentle instantly. He stepped forward and sat beside her. After turning on the lamp on the nightstand, he asked, “What’s wrong?”
The moment Yun Bilu saw Huang Yize, she hugged him and rested her head on his chest. Her body was trembling, and she didn’t say a single word.
Huang Yize watched how Yun Bilu acted like a frightened little kid. His hands were clumsy, and he didn’t know how to comfort her. In fact, he had never tried to console a lady before. He didn’t know what to say nor what he should do.
“What happened to you?” Besides feeling anxious, Huang Yize’s voice sounded rather stern.
“Huang Yize, you’re scolding me again. I don’t want to stay here anymore.”
Huang Yize pulled Yun Bilu back right away, never letting her go. “What happened? I didn’t scold you.” He wanted to say that he was worried about her, but he couldn’t say those words aloud at all.
To him, how could a man say those words so easily? All his feelings and concern were expressed through his actions, so there was no need for him to say them out loud.
He didn’t respect men with a glib tongue who only knew how to sweet-talk and couldn’t walk their talk.
In reality, Yun Bilu felt safe after seeing Huang Yize. She and her elder sister were actually afraid of dark houses, thunder, and lightning. When they were young, it was on a stormy day like this that their parents went missing.
At her dormitory, it was crowded and lively, so she wasn’t scared during thunderstorms. However, in her current situation—where she was in a large and foreign place—she felt vulnerable and afraid.
Yun Bilu couldn’t manage to say a single word, but Huang Yize seemed to understand her. On such a day, girls would easily feel frightened.
He stood up to shut the windows, but Yun Bilu hurriedly clutched at his sleeve. She said in a small voice, “Don’t go.”
Huang Yize turned back and patted Yun Bilu’s hand assuringly. “Okay, I won’t go. I’ll just shut the windows.” When he lowered his head, he could see the fragile look in Yun Bilu’s eyes.
Usually, this girl was gutsy—she was never afraid of anything. After seeing her in such a state, it seemed like she was scared of this kind of weather.
Looking at how fragile she looked, he truly felt helpless. His heart also turned incredibly soft.
After shutting the windows, the room became much quieter, and Yun Bilu’s heart gradually calmed down. As she looked at Huang Yize, she felt a subtle change in the atmosphere around them.
She didn’t know what to say. Should she ask him to leave the room, or should she allow him to stay here?
Yun Bilu’s mind went blank. At that moment, she absolutely didn’t know how to respond.