Translator: Sweet Bun
His car stopped at the presidential residence at 22:10.
He was alert and sharp so that he woke up immediately when the car stopped. Losing his top button he got out of the car. After telling Leng Fei to go back, he went into the house.
Brightly lit, the butler and servants stood in line to welcome him back. He looked up and asked. “Did Miss. Xia go to bed?”
“She slept early.”
“How’s she today?”
“She didn’t come downstairs. Her friend came to visit her. She looked much better. Maybe she’ll be alright soon.”
Bai Yeqing nodded slightly like he also felt better. He passed her room and opened the door. But he didn’t walk into the room. Taking a shower was the first thing to do now.
Getting changed, he went into her room. Apparently the experience last time was still a nightmare to her. She never had the habit of sleeping with the light on but now she slept with a night light.
Bai Yeqing walked closer to her. She kept frowning even if she’s sleeping. Her hands clenched the quilt firmly and the quilt was wet with her sweat. He looked at her carefully, finding her hands were shivering.
She’s enduring the nightmare.
The voice. The familiar voice. Xia Xingchen opened her eyes immediately, only to see Bai Yeqing’s perfect face in front of her. She was kind of shocked, not knowing it was a dream or not.
“Nightmare?” He asked her, lying on his side as usual. He leaned on the headboard and stretched over his arm gently.
She was pulled into his arms before she knew what was happening. The familiar scent and his steady heartbeat assured her from her awful dream.
She didn’t struggle to escape from him. She wanted this to last forever. The warmth made her feel at ease.
She could put everything aside at this moment. She didn’t want to think about that anymore.
“What time is it?” She asked.
Xia Xingchen looked up to see him. He’s leaning on the headboard, looking at her gently. She could find the fatigue deep in his eyes.
“Are you tired?” Xia Xingchen didn’t want to get out of his hug but she didn’t want him to be exhausted. She moved a bit. “Go back to sleep. I’m fine now.”
Bai Yeqing sighed. He moved but didn’t leave. He just laid down on the bed right next to her. Surprisenext second she was pulled into his hug again.
Her head was on his chest.
“Bai Yeqing.” She whispered.
“Shhhh…. just sleep.” He told her. His voice was filled with fatigue. Xia Xingchen didn’t move, leaning on his chest. His hand went from her shoulder to her earlobe. His thumb and forefinger pinched her soft earlobe gently.
Xia Xingchen could hear her heartbeat getting faster.
Now she couldn’t sleep at all. But she didn’t dare to move or talk to him. She thought he’s about to fall asleep soon.
“From now on, take the chauffeur’s car.” Bai Yeqing suddenly spoke to her when she thought he was asleep. Something hit her heart. She wanted to say something but finally, she held it back.
Actually, she had no idea how long she could be here.
“No one will attack you for a while. Don’t be afraid.” He told her. “Right?”
“Yeah. I know.” Xia Xingchen replied. “Was that… Song Weiyi?”
There was a silence for a few moments. Bai Yeqing didn’t say anything and his hand stopped on her ear.
After a while, Xia Xingchen took her eyes back from the light. She finally had the courage to ask him the question. “What’s the date of engagement?”
Her voice was low and her hand was turning cold.
She waited and waited. He didn’t answer. She lifted her head, finding he had already closed his eyes.
She sighed with a bitter smile, covering him with the quilt. She looked at him with her heart jumping and sinking.
Now he moved his body and his chin touched the top of her hair. She was shocked and subconsciously put her hand on his shoulder. She could hear him saying. “Just sleep.”
She didn’t move for a while in his arms.
So…did he hears the question? Or…he heard it but didn’t want to give an answer?
The night passed.
Xia Xingchen got up early for that she had slept too much yesterday. She went to turn off the light secretly and shut the curtains to keep the sunlight outside for him to sleep better.
She looked at him and went downstairs for breakfast.
When she finished eating and went out of the dining room, she found Leng Fei had arrived.
“Miss.Xia.” Leng Fei greeted her. “Do you feel better now?”
“Yeah. I’m alright.”
“He had dealt with the problem. Don’t be afraid.”
“Thanks.” Xia Xingchen said.
Leng Fei looked up, asking. “Did he wake up?” The butler went upstairs and found out that he’s not in his own room and the bed looked like it hadn’t been slept in. So he’s definitely in her room last night.
Xia Xingchen nodded. “He didn’t sleep well those days so I closed the curtain for him. Should I wake him up?”
Leng Fei looked at the watch. “There’s an important video meeting after 20 minutes. We’ll do it in the reading room.”
“Sure. I’m gonna wake him up.”
“Thanks, Miss.Xia.” Leng Fei nodded.
Bai Yeqing was sleeping pretty well when she walked in. He had gotten very dark shadows under his eyes. She worried about him but she had to wake him up.
She tapped on his shoulder slightly. He frowned and woke up.
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