Going downstairs in the Xingyue Hotel, Luo Xiu and Gu Nian walked to the porch. The concierge went to pick up their car and asked them to wait outside the lobby.
In November, the weather had already cooled down a lot. Today the temperature had dropped in the afternoon, and the weather was very cold. Luo Xiu had brought a long coat to wear over his clothes when he came. Now he took it from his arms and put it on Gu Nian.
Gu Nian was looking at the car driving towards the porch. Her shoulders sank and she came back to reality. She looked up from her shoulders: “I’m not cold, you yourself…”
Before she could finish speaking vaguely through the mask, the white baseball cap she was wearing on her head was clasped by Luo Xiu’s slender knuckles and pressed down gently.
The voice above her was lowered and gentle: “Be obedient.”
Being provoked by this voice, the villain in Gu Nian’s heart raised the little white flag in one second and surrendered with red ears.
Just as Luo Xiu was about to turn around, he caught a glimpse of something reflected from the side, and his figure suddenly stopped. After a second or two, Luo Xiu turned back.
Gu Nian was stunned for a moment and looked up blankly at the person who suddenly blocked her: “What’s wrong?”
“It’s okay,” Luo Xiu raised his head and gently hooked a lock of the girl’s soft, mid-length hair behind her ears. “The hair is loose.”
Gu Nian raised her hand and touched it: “Oh, it must have been messed up by the hat.”
“It’s okay, just go home and sort it out.”
The valet parked the car in front of the two of them and handed the key to Luo Xiu after getting out of the driver’s seat. Luo Xiu didn’t let him open the door for Gu Nian, he opened the car door himself and half-protected Gu Nian while letting her get in the car.
When the passenger door closed, the gentle smile in his eyes faded and he raised his eyes coldly.
In the parking area where his eyes fell, an illusory black shadow swept behind the parked car.
Luo Xiu lowered his eyes, walked around the car quietly and got into the driver’s seat.
About an hour later, Luo Xiu sent Gu Nian back to the villa.
In the entrance hall, Gu Nian had just stepped into the pair of rabbit ear slippers and was about to tiptoe to put her bag in the entrance cabinet when she heard Luo Xiu ask with a smile: “Do you want to punish me?”
“Punishment?” As Gu Nian turned around, she thought about what Luo Xiu was saying. She hesitated for a second or two, “I’ll punish you. Come with me to the attic to watch the stars tonight!”
Luo Xiu paused, and after a moment he lowered his eyes, half-smiling and half-sighing: “You will be a bully if you do this.”
Gu Nian was about to leave, but when she heard this, she turned back unconvinced: “Ask the crew of “There Are Demons” how I was bullied.”
Luo Xiu smiled lightly: “Then letting me go so easily?”
Gu Nian thought for a moment and nodded, with a hint of playfulness hidden in her lazy eyes: “Then I’ll bully you alone.”
Luo Xiu was stunned.
Gu Nian didn’t realize it. And after flirting, she shook the bunny ears on her slippers and went into the house happily.
After coming back to his senses, Luo Xiu smiled helplessly and shook his head. Putting on the gray fox-head slippers, he walked into the living room.
“I’m going to take a shower upstairs first.” Gu Nian’s voice came back from the stairs.
“…Oh, that’s right.” On the stairs where no one was around anymore, another person holding the handle at the corner came up with a head lying down, “I think there was a courier delivered today? I put it on the cabinet in the living room for you, and I haven’t opened it. It should be a box, it’s quite big, but it’s not heavy.”
Luo Xiu walked towards the cabinet and saw the small cardboard box placed on it. His eyes relaxed and his smile became warmer, “It’s a gift I received.”
“Yes, it is also the most precious gift I have ever received.”
“…Hey, then I’m even more surprised. Can I come down and see it later after I take a shower?”
“Then wait for me, I’ll finish washing and come down to take a look soon!”
The sound of the little girl slapping her slippers up the stairs gradually faded away. Luo Xiu stood in front of the cabinet with his eyes down, looking at the box for a long time.
Then he took the box with both hands and brought it to the middle of the living room.
Along the tape sealing the box, he used the thinnest blade to pull it apart little by little. Luo Xiu’s movements were slow and cautious, as if it contained something precious that would break if touched even lightly.
When the box was finally opened, the contents were revealed wrapped in a thin layer of dust-proof paper.
Luo Xiu lifted the dustproof paper from the corner.
A brown long woven scarf with soft texture and careful stitching was lying quietly inside the box.
——In the 1.0 version of “Diary of a Goose Raising by Mang Zhi”, Gu Nian mentioned the scarf that she finally successfully knitted after a month of learning.
It was just that when he received the gifts that were sent every month, he didn’t check any of them, so he didn’t even open the box. Fortunately, they were kept intact in the warehouse under his former agent’s name.
What was even more fortunate was that he got it back.
Although he wanted to wait for Gu Nian to come down and let her see it at first glance, Luo Xiu couldn’t help but reach over and take the scarf from the box.
The texture of the fabric was as soft as he imagined, and every stitch and thread was the result of his little girl studying it over and over again according to the tutorial…
Luo Xiu held up the scarf. Before he could do anything else, a card suddenly fell from the middle of the unfolded scarf.
Luo Xiu was a little surprised and bent down to pick up the card.
It was like a landscape postcard, with the evening sea on the front.
The sun was crumbling at the end of the sea level, the sky was half dim and half dark, the sunset was about to fade, and the last bit of the afterglow was reflected on the sea, shining with sparkling light.
Luo Xiu turned the card over, and on the back of the smooth and white postcard, she had only used a black signature pen to write a few lines of beautiful small words.
[“Is the sunset a checkmate?”]
[“No. It’s rebirth.”]
[The sun is about to set, thank you for being the light for the rest of my life.]
Luo Xiu looked at that time and those two conversations as if he had experienced them personally. He frowned and thought. At a certain moment, in the flash of lightning, Luo Xiu’s figure suddenly froze.
The sunset and the evening breeze that were deeply buried in his memory finally brought with them a memory that he had forgotten. This long-awaited scarf knocked on the door of his heart in the evening.
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