She had not rested well in the past four days. Now that she was finally relieved, she could barely hold on any longer. However, she did not wish to leave his side and return to her own house, as she was still worried that he would pass out again when she was not around.
She thought about it for a while. She then decided to move her bed closer to his and climbed into it. "I will rest a while; you look after yourself."
She was terribly sleepy. Perhaps she had been holding on for too long; she could not sleep before, but now she finally had the chance. Her eyes were puffy and uncomfortable. She decided to count sheep to make herself fall asleep. Just when she counted to the number 110, she seemed to have noticed some movement and immediately opened her eyes. She jumped away from her bed abruptly.
Di Fuyi was not in his bed! However, he was still far too weak, as he could barely balance himself and slipped down from the edge of his bed.
Gu Xijiu's heart almost stopped. She quickly moved to his side and held onto him. "What are you doing!" She could not hold back her anxiety. "Di Fuyi, why can't you behave yourself?"
It seemed a little familiar to her like she had heard it somewhere.
Di Fuyi's movement had affected his wounds. A cold sweat broke out all over his head, but he did not move his gaze away from her. "I wanted to hug you."
He was acting a little cheesy, so Gu Xijiu did not know how to respond. She decided to agree, as he had just come back alive. She carefully placed him back on his bed. Luckily, she was strong enough to carry him.
She carried him dearly in her arms, as though she was holding fragile porcelain, and placed him down gently. Di Fuyi gripped her sleeve as he said, "Come here and stay by my side."
Gu Xijiu rubbed the temples of her head as she answered, "Alright, alright." There was nothing that he could seemingly do, so she was not worried that he would do anything naughty. Therefore, she did as told and climbed into his bed.
The bed was able to fit both of them.
Gu Xijiu lied down at the side of the bed. "Are you happy now?"
Di Fuyi took a look at the space between them. It was enough to fit another person.
He did not answer but moved a little closer to her instead.
Gu Xijiu quickly stopped him. "Don't you move!"
Di Fuyi looked at her instead. "Will you move, then?"
Gu Xijiu did not know what to say, as it sounded a little wrong.
However, to prevent him from moving anymore, she decided to get closer to him and stick by his side.
They were lying next to each other, close enough to feel their breaths.
His scent filled her nostrils. She could barely smell his scent when he was unconscious.
Now that she could finally do so again, she was a little overwhelmed. She had been craving for his embrace. Whenever she was in his arms, she would feel extremely secure.
However, she dared not move too close to him, as they were, after all, not officially man and wife. Furthermore, he was still severely injured. She was concerned that she would hurt him if she moved too much.
Subconsciously, she decided to reread his pulse. It had become a habit.
Di Fuyi let her hold his one hand, as he raised another arm to pull her into his embrace, half hugging her. He did not plan to misbehave this time. "Sleep now. I will watch you sleep."
Gu Xijiu was a little sensitive with the word 'sleep'. "Will you sleep?"
Di Fuyi shook his head lightly. "No." He had had more than enough sleep.
Gu Xijiu could finally feel the relief. She closed her eyes to get into the mood.
It was strange. She could not fall asleep at all when she was sleeping alone. Now that he was next to her, she could finally sleep comfortably.
Di Fuyi looked at her intensely.