Gu Nian pondered: “Could it be that the new script project assigned to me by BH media was rejected? … No, you definitely won’t care about this kind of work thing. Even if BH goes bankrupt, you won’t – ah, bah, bah, bah. BH will not go bankrupt, I am talking nonsense.”
Gu Nian turned to the other side and continued to guess: “It’s either work or private life, there shouldn’t be any work problems… Could it be that I’m sick? That’s not right, I haven’t gotten any physical examination done recently…”
Luo Xiu listened to the girl mumbling silly words alone. Even though he was in a heavy mood, it seemed that just being with her like this, without her having to do anything or say anything, was enough to make him feel slowly relieved and satisfied.
And at such a moment, what was hanging on his mind was that his most precious person, who was still alive and lying in his arms, was almost lost to him forever.
Gu Nian was thinking deeply about every possibility, when at a certain second, she suddenly felt that the body of the person she was lying on as a bean bag had suddenly become tense again without warning.
The hands which were resting on her back had also slowly clenched into fists at some unknown moment.
Just like when he first came here, he seemed to be suppressing some terrible emotions in his body.
Gu Nian frowned expressionlessly, rolled off of him, and lay down next to Luo Xiu.
Luo Xiu woke up immediately missing the light touch on his body. His arms instinctively wanted to hold the girl and her warmth that made him feel close to her and which he didn’t want to lose.
Luo Xiu turned sideways and met Gu Nian’s serious eyes before he could even make a move: “According to your current emotional state, I can only think of one possibility.”
Luo Xiu suppressed his emotions and asked hoarsely: “What possibility?”
Gu Nian was silent for two seconds and asked softly: “Am I the long-lost daughter of the Luo family?”
Luo Xiu paused: “…”
It was a rare moment when Luo Xiu was so stunned that he seemed to be choked. Gu Nian couldn’t hold back and finally laughed.
Luo Xiu came to his senses and sighed helplessly: “It’s something that has to do with you, aren’t you worried at all?”
“Not worried, I don’t have anything to worry about,” Gu Nian hugged his arm and leaned beside him, looking at the stars scattered in the night sky through the glass wall above her head, then she smiled, her eyes slightly curved, “And what happened in the past is in the past. I don’t want to use the past to embarrass myself now.”
Luo Xiu’s figure stopped.
After a while, the person in the dark sighed softly.
Luo Xiu leaned against the girl’s head and asked in a low voice: “When did you guess it?”
“Just now, otherwise I wouldn’t have been so scared that I almost rushed into your bathroom because of something like this.”
“Guess it’s because you haven’t let go yet?”
“Of course not, don’t think too much,” Gu Nian hugged his arm tightly and said seriously: “It’s easy to guess. You and I are different. We have never dug so many holes. There is only one thing which I would want to hide. That’s all. How easy is it to guess?”
“Have you let it go?”
“Of course I have,” Gu Nian said in a serious tone, “If I hadn’t passed that hurdle, how could I have so calmly used Mang Zhi’s account to post a message saying that I was coming back?”
Gu Nian didn’t hear a response after she finished speaking, but just from the intensity of someone’s muscles at this moment, she could sense that Luo Xiu still hadn’t gotten out of that emotional state.
Gu Nian’s head hurt, so she could only try to tease him deliberately: “Child Luo Xiu, tell Teacher Gu, what are you feeling right now?”
Luo Xiu was silent for a long time.
When he spoke, his voice was low and hoarse, and the gentle lake seemed to be frozen into hard ice: “I’m afraid.”
Gu Nian froze.
Several seconds passed before Gu Nian raised her eyes: “Are you… afraid?”
Anyone who knew Luo Xiu’s nature probably could not associate the words “Luo Xiu” and “fear” together.
It was only natural that others should be afraid of him.
Luo Xiu’s clenched fist was stiff to the extreme, he shook it slowly, and then released it. He suddenly turned sideways and took Gu Nian into his arms, the hug was so tight that she could feel his slight trembling.
His voice also trembled.
“I am afraid that I might not have seen you on the rooftop that day and not gone there…I am afraid that I might have turned around and left.”
Gu Nian was stunned.
Luo Xiu’s voice was no longer as gentle and indifferent as usual. He was like a scared and angry child who could only hold tightly to the treasure that he had almost lost.
Luo Xiu closed his eyes forcefully, and his voice was low and hoarse: “Thinking of that possibility…”
“That’s not possible.”
Gu Nian finally came to her senses, and she interrupted Luo Xiu without hesitation.
Gu Nian broke out from his arms and raised her upper body with her arms on the bean bag. Then she looked at Luo Xiu very seriously and repeated.
“There’s no such possibility – don’t torture yourself with that impossible possibility. It’s you who held me back and it’s an established fact.”
The corners of Luo Xiu’s eyes turned slightly red, and the gentle smile she was most accustomed to now became sad and uneasy: “Did I hold you back?”
“Well, it was you who held me back, in fact you were the only one who held me back.” Gu Nian leaned down and hugged Luo Xiu again. Her voice was soft and soothing as she said, “So in this world, the last thing you should do is to commit suicide for something. It’s you who’s to blame – you’re the one who brought my life back from the brink.”
Time passed quietly.
Feeling that Luo Xiu’s mood was calming down little by little, Gu Nian finally let go of her raised heart.
She snuggled into his arms, and when his breathing became lighter, Gu Nian spoke again and asked half-jokingly: “I obviously worked very hard to hide this thing. Even Lin Nantian and my mother don’t know about it, how did you know?”
Luo Xiu sighed: “Scarf.”
“Scarf? What scarf…” Gu Nian suddenly remembered something and raised her head halfway, then she asked in shock, “The card with the scarf I sent you?”
“You still kept it, you made a mistake,” Gu Nian lay back and said in a low and lazy voice, “Is that what you said you wanted to show me this afternoon? Is it the most precious gift you have ever received?”
Gu Nian muttered in disappointment: “It was in vain that I came out in a hurry, it was like I was taking a combat bath, and it turned out to be just that scarf.”
After a period of silence, Luo Xiu lowered his eyes and asked in a low voice: “Just?”
“Didn’t it take three months to learn to knit it with great difficulty?”
“How do you know – ah, “Raising Goose” 1.0, right? It’s a potential ‘traitor’.” Gu Nian held back, “Even if I studied it for three months, it is not the most precious.”
“For me it is, yes.”
Gu Nian raised her head in dissatisfaction: “To you, it is the most precious thing, but what about me? Am I not even as good as a scarf?”
Luo Xiu: “It is the most precious gift I have ever received.”
Gu Nian: “I know.”
Luo Xiu: “If you give yourself to me as a gift, then you will be.”
Gu Nian: “Sending it off——”
Gu Nian’s voice stopped at the last line.
A few seconds later, she looked up from his arms expressionlessly and said, “You dug a hole for me again.”
Luo Xiu smiled faintly, raised his hand and rubbed her hair gently: “Am I not following your wishes.”
“What do I mean?”
“You messed around with me to make me forget something, right?”
Gu Nian choked, and the guilty feeling that suddenly appeared was almost exposed by her.
She took a breath and said, “You, you don’t even mention it, why should I deliberately tease you?”
The corners of Luo Xiu’s eyes drooped slightly, as if tenderly: “Let me guess?”
Gu Nian immediately regretted it: “No, no, no, stop guessing, I’m not curious——”
“Because you are afraid that I will remember who forced you to walk up to that rooftop.”
Gu Nian froze.
Luo Xiu laughed and lowered his eyes. His voice was low and tender, like a peach blossom tree full of spring flowers. Even the fallen petals were as soft as a lover’s gentle kiss:
“I want to kill Zheng Haolei.”
The tenderness turned into a blade in an instant, and the petals were as cold as knives made for cutting throats.
Gu Nian was frozen for a few seconds before she suddenly came to her senses and grabbed Luo Xiu’s waist. She couldn’t utter a word, but there were endless words in her frightened eyes.
Luo Xiu was right, it was what she feared the most. The more she got to know the real him, the clearer she became that his evil dragon’s heart was like a poisonous knife, and every edge could cut a person into pieces.
If he was cruel…
Under Gu Nian’s panicked eyes, Luo Xiu lowered his eyes and smiled: “Since I told you, I won’t do anything, right?”
Gu Nian clenched her fist tightly, and her voice sounded hollow with panic: “Is it okay?”
Luo Xiu raised his arms and hugged her, smiling warmly: “I am a good and law-abiding citizen, how can I do such a thing?”
Gu Nian: “Then you just…”
“Just saying it.”
Gu Nian didn’t believe that he just said it.
She knew to the extent that Luo Xiu could speak out, he might have already deduced 108 plans in his mind.
But Gu Nian didn’t dare to reveal it. She just hugged him back tighter: “Even if it’s for me, you can’t do anything dangerous.”
Luo Xiu’s eyes were cold, and then he lowered his eyes, smiled and kissed Gu Nian’s forehead.
“It’s for you, so I won’t.”
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