Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Hearing Bai Yaoyao’s chirpy voice, Duan Yanhao turned around, his cold expression turning warm. He watched Bai Yaoyao without saying a word.
Bai Yaoyao’s heart skipped a beat. She touched her cheeks and asked, “Why are you staring at me? Is there something on my face?”
Duan Yanhao reached out his hand and touched the stray strands of hair on Bai Yaoyao’s forehead. “You got your hair wet when you were washing your face. Go wipe it dry. You’ll catch a cold if the wind blows.”
Bai Yaoyao reached out and touched her hair, her hand coincidentally touching Duan Yanhao’s. A burst of electricity surged through her, making her heart shudder. She hurriedly turned around and ran away. “I’ll go wipe my hair.”
When she returned to the room where she rested, she wiped her hair with the towel, trying to calm herself down. She didn’t know why, but she felt rather awkward just now.
She placed her heart on her chest. Every time she thought about Xirong Ziye, it still hurt. However, she felt much better when she thought about Duan Yanhao.
She looked at herself in the mirror and told herself to move on—she was trying hard to let go of Xirong Ziye. One day, if her heart no longer hurt whenever she thought of him, would that mean that she had already forgotten about him?
Once her hair was fully dry, Bai Yaoyao stepped outside the room and left the restaurant with Duan Yanhao.
The two of them climbed for more than two hours and finally reached the peak. At the top of the mountain, there was a site for bungee jumping, and many couples were in line for it. There were a lot of youngsters waiting to try it out too.
They could also hear people screaming from below.
“Ahh! Ahh!” The screams of the participants rang in Bai Yaoyao’s ear, making her heart race wildly. They sounded so thrilling yet scary at the same time. She really wanted to just give up.
When she tried to leave, Duan Yanhao grabbed her arm immediately, forcing her to stay by his side. “Didn’t you say that you weren’t afraid?”
“B-But… My heart is now numb after hearing those screams!”
Duan Yanhao didn’t offer Bai Yaoyao a chance to retreat. “Bai Yaoyao, didn’t you say you have the courage to do this? You can’t be scared just after hearing those screams. I’m here for you, alright? You’ll be safe.”
After hearing those words, Bai Yaoyao’s heart calmed down. What he said surprisingly made her feel safe and secure.
When it was their turn, they locked the safety harnesses in place. Bai Yaoyao tightly gripped Duan Yanhao’s clothes and didn’t dare to even open her eyes. Her heart thumped, and her legs started to grow weak.
“Bai Yaoyao, it hasn’t even started. Once we’ve jumped, you won’t feel afraid anymore.”
“No, Duan Yanhao, I’m really scared.”
“If you’re scared, you can hug me tightly.”
Bai Yaoyao’s mind suddenly went blank. She could only obey Duan Yanhao’s words and wrapped her arms around his waist tightly.
When they jumped off the platform, Bai Yaoyao felt a sense of weightlessness rushing through her head. She screamed and yelled uncontrollably, her hands clutching Duan Yanhao tightly. It was as though she was holding on for her dear life, never daring to let go at all.
Her heart was racing as it almost jumped out of her mouth. She felt as if she was going to die.
“Ahh! I’m going to die! I’m going to die! Nooooo!” Her head was resting against Duan Yanhao’s chest as she screamed. It was simply too exhilarating, and no one would be able to contain such excitement. Her mind was blank, and she didn’t even know where she was. There were no other thoughts in her head except to get off soon.
After it ended, Bai Yaoyao couldn’t stand properly. Her legs turned so wobbly that she almost collapsed. Duan Yanhao held onto her immediately by wrapping his arms around her waist. Feeling her fragility, his heart wavered too.
“Bai Yaoyao, are you okay?”
Bai Yaoyao leaned against Duan Yanhao’s arm and began to throw up. She threw up everything that she had eaten.
Duan Yanhao patted her back gently with his large hand as she retched.
Even though he thought that he had been gentle, Bai Yaoyao felt that he could almost break her back with that force.