“You’re here.” She chuckled and raised her glass. “Do you want to drink?”
The man stared at her for a while but didn’t say anything. He reached out to take the cup from her.
However, Ye Shengge refused. She hugged the wine glass and said, “Don’t compete with me. I don’t have enough to drink alone.”
Ji Shiting stroked her face, swallowed, and picked her up. However, a jangling sound stunned the man.
He looked in the direction of the voice and realized that the woman had a chain around her ankle. He dragged the chain to the bed and helped her undo it.
Ye Shengge was put on the bed in a daze, and she felt her entire world shaking. She subconsciously grabbed it, but it was empty.
She suddenly cried, “You left… You really don’t want me anymore. I’m so sad. I have so much to say to you, but you’re ignoring me.”
Ji Shiting’s hand trembled.
He pursed his lips and moved faster. He threw the chain aside, stood up and hugged the woman.
“I didn’t leave. How could I bear to leave you?” He pressed his forehead against hers and said hoarsely. “Don’t you have a lot to tell me? I’m listening.”
She wrapped her arms around his neck and said, “Shiting, it’s really you…”
The man lifted her chin, kissed her lips, and smiled. “What do you think?”
She blinked, trying to see his face, but her vision was blurry.
However, the familiar smell and kiss made her feel at ease.
“Mm.” She nodded and leaned against his chest. “Let me think… What do I want to say… Ah, right, this morning… I thought you had left, so I was very sad, so sad that… I couldn’t act. I suddenly felt that everything was boring, but… But I saw you the moment I turned around. I was very happy.”
The woman was a bit incoherent, but Ji Shiting listened attentively. He tightened his grip and said, “And then?”
“And then…” She frowned, looking pained.” And then… I wanted to talk to you, but you ignored me. ”
“I’m ignoring you now.” He breathed heavily. “I wanted to ignore you, but I couldn’t bear to.”
She listened, and tears fell from her eyes.
“No,” she retorted. “It’s not like that.”
“What else?” The man asked patiently.
“It’s not that the closer you are, the more painful it is for me.” She sniffed. “I’m actually very happy being with you. I’m very, very happy. I’m in pain because… because I have to be separated from you. I only feel pain when I think about how I have to be separated from you…”
Ji Shiting’s eyes reddened.
“Then, shall we not separate?” he said hoarsely.
“No,” she said. “I’m not done yet… I can’t burden you.”
“You’re not a burden.”
“I am,” she retorted. “Ji Shiting, you’re too responsible, so you want me to trust you wholeheartedly. I just need to do what I like and accept your love. There’s nothing to worry about. You want to protect me more when I’m sick, but… But I’m just worried… I know you’ll say I don’t trust you enough.”