Yun Bixue looked at Xie Limo as she pleaded for an answer using her gaze. A gentle glint flashed across his eyes as he smiled lightly.
Seeing that Xie Limo didn’t reply to her question, Yun Bixue simply blinked her eyes before lowering her head.
Xie Limo coaxed, “You wish to hear my answer?”
When Yun Bixue heard his gentle voice, she tilted her body and leaned against his chest to listen to the thumping of his heart. “No need. I know the answer.”
Xie Limo caressed her head in resignation, like how one would to the woman they loved the most. He leaned close to her forehead and sighed softly. “You. You are my woman, my wife, and the girl who I wish to dote on the most. My girl who only belongs to me.”
Yun Bixue flushed red as she lightly hit Xie Limo on the chest. “A girl is different from a woman.”
Xie Limo tightened his embrace on her. As if thinking of something, he lowered his head slowly and whispered beside her ear, “I know. After all, it was me who turned you from a girl into a woman.”
Waves roared through Yun Bixue’s trembling heart upon hearing that statement. She closed her eyes as she leaned closer into his embrace, tightening her hold on his waist as well. Listening to his heartbeat, she recalled her first time, and this made the tips of her ears redden.
Back then, they didn’t share the bond and love they felt for each other now. They were gracious to each other, not unlike how one would treat a guest. It was only because of Ji Qiongxin’s matchmaking that they had that breakthrough.
Yun Bixue felt a little sentimental thinking about the past, so she couldn’t help but ask, “Limo, have you ever regretted this?”
Shock flashed in Xie Limo’s eyes. “Regretted what?”
Yun Bixue’s heart stirred as she fell into a trance before saying slowly, “Limo, although I may be strong at times, there are times when I am sensitive and fragile. I’m trying my best to help you. I’ve always wanted to become strong, so I could be a worthy partner for you. However, I realized that you’ve done so much for me, and I’ve done too little for you. I can be willful and moody, and those times tire you out, don’t they?” Yun Bixue continued to listen to the beating of Xie Limo’s heart, not daring to look up at him.
Xie Limo’s slender fingers tilted Yun Bixue’s chin to make her look up at him. “Don’t talk like this, okay? Since I married you, there was no question about whether you were worthy or not. My wife is the best. In fact, I was worried that you’ll run away because I was not doing well enough!”
Yun Bixue tugged Xie Limo’s sleeve as she muttered gloomily, “I said that I wouldn’t abandon or leave you, didn’t I? I will be with you until we are old and grey, so why would I run away? Even if you chase me away, I won’t leave you.”
Xie Limo tightened his embrace even further as he replied tenderly, “I was just joking. Did you really think that I meant it? You only see the things I do for you, but all I know and see is that you gave so much to me. Other people might not see it, but I know that if it weren’t for me, you wouldn’t have to work so hard nor put yourself in such danger.”
As Xie Limo spoke, he grabbed Yun Bixue’s hand and placed it on his chest. He said in a voice filled with adoration, “Do you hear that? This only beats for you. Ever since you followed me, you’ve encountered so much danger. Do you know how much that hurts my heart? So, please, don’t ever say things like that again. I’m the one who feels like I owe you.”
Yun Bixue sat up from Xie Limo’s embrace and wound her arms around his neck. She said coquettishly, “Okay, let’s stop talking about all these. The more we talk about it, the more your good sides get ignored and wiped out.” In her heart, Xie Limo was always the best.
Suddenly, an idea struck her. “Hubby, in our case, do you think our situation can be considered as one of those fairy tales? The hero saves the beauty, then the beauty marries him willingly after that?”