If he hadn’t been so carried away by his own desire, he should have noticed that her stiffness was not only out of nerves. She was actually… offering up the sacrifice of gratitude.
At night, she knocked on his door. She was in a thin, short camisole, both her legs snowy-white and looking seductive.
He held back for a long time and finally the day had come: she was willing.
He pressed her to the wall and kissed her, smoothly turning off the lights.
Xia Rou was a little nervous, her shoulders stiff. So he kissed her gently to let her relax.
Once he released her lips, their noses touched softly. Xia Rou lifted her head softly to look into his eyes to see the flame of desire burning within.
She looked at him for a while, her fingers trembling slightly as she pulled down the thin strap on her shoulder…
The camisole soon fell to the ground. Translated by The Novelst
Xia Rou used both her arms to cover herself. In the dark, she could hear Cao Yang breathing… messily.
When the pain came, Xia Rou screamed.
“Rou Rou…” Cao Yang’s breathing was a mess. He kissed her and comforted her, “Just a little longer. Soon the pain will fade…”
This pain was a rite of passage for her to turn from a girl to a woman. Even Cao Yang couldn’t do anything about it. All he could do was control his strength carefully and enter slowly.
But no matter how careful he was, it was unavoidable that she would go through the pain.
Xia Rou’s eyes were filled with tears, her nails embedded into his muscles.
“Cao Yang… Cao Yang…” She murmured, both eyes blurred, “Are you… my big brother?”
Why was she still calling him big brother? Cao Yang thought that in the future she would become his wife, and the sister-in-law to his little brothers, so they shouldn’t address each other as brother and sister any longer.
So he answered, “No, I’m just Cao Yang.”
He did see Xia Rou’s tears fall from her eyes to the pillow, but he felt that it was quite normal for a girl to cry at this kind of time, feeling a sense of loss.
It made him have extraordinary tender affection for her…
Once the sky turned bright, Xia Rou had completely lost her strength. She shrunk herself in his arms and fell deeply asleep.
Cao Yang stroked her smooth, silky skin softly and continued to kiss her on the temple. He combed her long hair all the way down, and only then did he cradle her into sleep.
Later, when Cao Yang recalled that night, he realized the moment he denied that he was her big brother, it struck a strong blow to Xia Rou.
He had something to do the next day. Though he was tired from the nighttime activities, he still had to leave the bed.
He hugged and kissed her with affection and seeing that she was still sleeping in a daze, he whispered in her ear and told her to wait for him to return home.
But once he returned in the afternoon, Xia Rou had already disappeared from the house.
He looked everywhere but couldn’t find her. He called her phone but it was off. Inside his heart, he had a bad hunch.
He went to her room to find her closet half-empty. His heart immediately sank.
He found Xiao Yang to ask him where Xia Rou went. Xiao Yang’s expression was weird as he answered hesitantly: “She… left.”
He said, “I drove her to the airport.”
In that instant, Xiao Yang seemed to see dark clouds cover Cao Yang and couldn’t help but flinch a little.
Today as he drove her to the airport, he had a gut feeling that something was off. But it wasn’t something he could intervene in.
Cao Yang took a deep breath and asked, “Do you know where she went?”
Xia Rou was staring at her phone. In the end she typed just one word: “Sorry.”
After some time, Wei Qi’s only response was: “Take care of yourself.”
Xia Rou’s eyes were wet.
She thought this time that she had ruined her life once more.
She didn’t know if Cao Yang would be furious or not once he realized she had left.
“Xia Rou! It’s time to board!” Her classmate shouted.
She responded, wiped her tears, closed her phone, and lifted her bag to board the plane with her classmates.
Looking at the familiar city sinking down and getting smaller, Xia Rou shut her eyes.
“Student exchange?” Cao Yang echoed.
He looked at Xiao Yang and asked, “Did anyone in the house go to send her off?”
Xiao Yang shrunk his neck and said, “The commander personally went to see her off at the airport.”
Just as he expected! Cao Yang knew that on her own, it was impossible for her to win a slot of the student exchange program and silently get everything done.
In this house, the only person who could go over his head to provide assistance to her was Cao Xiong.
Today, he had no choice but to go out of the house: this was also because Cao Xiong had deliberately arranged it that way.
“Where’s my father?” he asked.
“Probably in the study,” responded Xiao Yang.
Cao Yang went up to the study on the fourth floor.
“Yes, it’s me,” Cao Xiong said. “What?”
What! Translated by The Novelst
Cao Yang nearly wanted to choke out a mouthful of blood.
“You…” He was so angry that his organs roiled with pain.
Cao Xiong took a puff of his cigarette and unhappily took a glance at his eldest son. “How old is Xiao Rou? You’re being too hasty. You’ve scared her.”
It was rare to see panic on Cao Yang’s face.
“She came to me for help. I’m also surprised. But it’s good, too…” Cao Xiong tapped the ashes out of his pipe. “She could be my daughter as long as she’s obedient. But if she’s to become my daughter-in-law, she can’t be obedient as her mother was. It won’t do if she doesn’t have her own will.”
Proofread by: Hannah
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