Chapter 15 - I Was Blind
His dark eyes blended into the night—deep, silent, glinting momentarily with light.
When she approached him, he instantly knew it was his babe. He had long grown familiar with her scent and could recognize her even with his eyes shut.
He did not know her intentions behind coming to his lounge at midnight and climbing into his bed.
Qin Shu laid in a supine position beside him, her heartbeat inexplicably quickening. She tried to calm the abnormal rhythm of her heart.
When the man lying beside her did not make any kind of response, Qin Shu realized that he must be deeply asleep.
After her heart calmed down, she imitated him and turned over onto her side. Qin Shu gazed at his broad back in the moonlight and after mulling over it, reached out with her arm, curling it around his thin waist.
She exerted minimal strength, afraid that she might rouse him from his deep slumber.
Fu Tingyu's body stiffened. He could distinctly feel how slender the wrist at his waist was.
He did not rush to react. Instead, he waited—wondering what kind of trick she was up to this time?
"I really won't run away again, and I won't get a divorce. I'll stay by your side obediently and be a good wife." Qin Shu had not gotten the opportunity to say these words after getting interrupted by him all day.
Instead, taking advantage of the silent night, she could not resist getting everything off her chest.
She was afraid of waking him up, so she made sure to speak very softly. It was so soft that she was the only one who could hear it.
However, Fu Tingyu had heard every single word clearly. His spirits were roused, he could not believe the words his babe just told him.
"She will not run away again? She will not get a divorce? She wants to be a good wife?" he thought as his heartbeat accelerated and he grew emotional.
Since he knew that he was not asleep, he decided not to keep up the act.
Due to the injuries on his back and shoulders, he could only lie sideways to sleep.
"Did you climb into my bed at midnight just to tell me this?" His deep and low voice rang out in the quiet room. There was a tinge of joy in his voice.
Qin Shu was taken aback when he suddenly spoke. She could not resist grumbling mentally, "Why did you pretend to be asleep when you were awake?"
"When did you wake up, did I wake you up?" she asked in a small voice.
Fu Tingyu sat up. He grabbed an adjacent pillow and deposited it behind his back for support. With one leg cocked, he adjusted his position until he found a comfortable one.
He tilted his head, gazing at the girl lying beside him. The light was not switched on so he could not see the girl's present expression clearly, but her face had been etched deeply into his memory. He would never forget it.
"You haven't answered my question," Fu Tingyu replied.
Qin Shu sat up as well, leaning against the headboard with their shoulders bumping. She lowered her gaze and replied gently, "I just came to see you. I didn't think you were asleep yet. Everything I just said is true, will you please believe me?"
She suddenly turned to look at Fu Tingyu. In the darkness, she could only see the silhouette of the man's slender body sitting there. However, his elegant temperament was not diminished in the least bit.
Fu Tingyu's deep and dark eyes were fixated on the girl nestled in the darkness. He propped himself up against the bed with one hand and approached her with his body tilted toward her. With his lips right beside her ear, he said in a low voice, "You were on a hunger strike just a few days ago, and now you're telling me that you want to be a good wife? How do you expect me to believe you? Huh?"
The way his hot breath fanned across her made Qin Shu shrink back unconsciously. She said, "I was blind in the past, not knowing how to love such a good husband like you..."
Fu Tingyu's eyes darkened as he watched the girl shrink back. "Indeed, you were blind," he replied.
The man's lips stayed plastered to her ear. His hot breath tickled her ear when he spoke.
Qin Shu could not resist shrinking back even more.. Her voice trembled slightly when she spoke, "I-I'm not blind anymore."