"Will you take a bath with me?" Di Fuyi did not let her go. Instead, he held her even tighter.
Gu Xijiu's face was reddened entirely. "The… The tub is too small; it will not… It will not fit both of us," she stammered.
Half-jokingly, Di Fuyi whispered in her ears, "You were mad at me earlier for saying that the tub was small."
Gu Xijiu did not know how to answer, as she did not realize that they were going to take a bath together.
She placed her palm on his chest to distance herself a little from him. She looked at him and said, "I did not agree to take a bath with you. We are not officially in any relationship yet."
The wedding was canceled. She had even returned the ring to him. He had even asked her to look after herself, as though she was no longer his business.
Di Fuyi put an arm across her, as he was worried that she might teleport away, yet again. He did not wish to go out there to search for her again.
He looked into her eyes and asked, "Will you marry me?"
Gu Xijiu was genuinely delighted. Their eyes met, as she said, "Didn't you say that I should look after myself? I thought you said those words because you wanted to break up with me."
Breaking up? What a joke! He adored her and had put in so much effort in pursuit of her love in return. Why would he let her go? She had to be his.
Di Fuyi stroked her lips with his thumb. "Hmm, I said that, but I did not mean that I was breaking up with you. Also, I think that you will always run into trouble. You can easily make a mess out of anything. Instead of you looking after yourself, I think I should be the one looking after you."
"Hey, did you mean that I am a troublemaker? You caused some of my dangers, didn't you? See, I did not run into any trouble while you were not around. I had a good time by myself, too," Gu Xijiu did not hesitate to respond.
Di Fuyi seemed to be a little distressed by her words. "Don't you want me anymore?"
Gu Xijiu was speechless. How could she not want him? She pinched her lips into a line and spoke, "You did not express any sincerity."
Di Fuyi was lost at her request. How did she expect him to express his sincerity?
Gu Xijiu could sense that he was lost, so she had to remind him. "You are proposing to me, aren't you? You have to give me something."
Di Fuyi leaned forward to plant a kiss on her lips. "What kind of gift are you expecting?"
He seemed to be too drunk to catch it.
Gu Xijiu was displeased, so she decided to tell him. "Where is the ring?" She wanted the ring back, so it was time to tell him.
Di Fuyi kissed the tip of her nose. "Hush, close your eyes."
Gu Xijiu closed her eyes. Instantly, she could feel a slight chill on her finger. Then, she could feel that she was wearing something on her finger. He was well prepared.
Gu Xijiu heaved a sigh of relief and opened her eyes. She realized that she was indeed wearing a ring. The ring looked beautiful and precious, but Gu Xijiu was perplexed by its appearance. "This is new. Where… Where is the original one?"
Di Fuyi shook his head in disapproval. "You dumped it. It was ominous to me, so I made a new one. Come, put it on for me."
He presented another ring on his palm.
The two rings were a pair. They were made of the same material with similar colors. The one that she was wearing was in pink. The color was saturated, perfectly suitable for a young lady.
The one on his palm was encrusted with pink diamond as well, looking delicate and magnificent. It suited him just fine.
The one that was given to her before was with red diamonds. However, pink ones were more precious than the red ones. The one that she had right now was definitely worth even more than the last one.