Chapter 230: Do you like me?
Drying his short hair at random, he threw the towel aside and taking several steps forward, he embraced her and tackled her to the bed.
Fang Chixia has always been conditioned to avoid him so she lifted a hand to push him away. Luo Yibei caught it and held it on the side. He wrapped his arms around her and imperiously said, “Either sleep or we’ll continue. Choose one.”
Fang Chixia raised her head to look at him but her struggles came to a stop.
Luo Yibei was satisfied with her obedience. He gathered her closer and slept.
Fang Chixia herself has had a sleepless night. At this time, her head was dazed and walking felt like she was floating.
Since struggling would be fruitless, she didn’t continue resisting. Relying on his arms, she quietly fell asleep.
It was just that she couldn’t sleep at ease. It was mainly due to her sleeping in his room.
It made her very uncomfortable and was always worried that Xiao Zuo would call for her.
So after a few hours of rest, she worriedly woke up earlier than Luo Yibei did.
She got up and went to Xiao Zuo’s room.
Xiao Zuo’s fever has subsided for some time so he has already woken up.
Seeing her coming in, he smiled delightedly.
“Did you eat well?” Fang Chixia approached and sat down by his bedside.
Xiao Zuo was in better spirits than yesterday. His former Young Master aura has been restored.
Sweeping a glance over so many servants in attendance, he blurted his high-handed command, “Go out. You’re not needed here for the time being.”
The group retired assuredly at the presence of Fang Chixia.
When the door closed, in the huge room, for a moment, only Fang Chixi and Xiao Zuo were left behind.
Fang Chixia considered him for a moment, thinking back on his usual treatment of her, and what the housekeeper said on the phone yesterday, she couldn’t help but ask, “Do you like me very much?”
She asked directly and thought that with Xiao Zuo’s usual proud character, he would directly refuse to answer and retort with a few words of criticisms.
Surprisingly, Xiao Zuo seriously nodded in answer.
“Why?” Fang Chixia probed curiously.
Xiao Zuo remained silent for a long time. He didn’t answer her back but he asked instead, “Sister, can I tell you my story?”
This was the first time he has called her sister. His tender childish voice devoid of his previous biting tongue, warmed Fang Chixia’s heart very much.
“Okay.” With a light nod, she took a pillow and stuffed it behind him to make him more comfortable.
Xiao Zuo slightly closed his eyes and readied himself before starting his own story:
“There was long time when I lived alone with my father before we came back to the Luo’s residence,” He started. “You probably don’t know, my birth was not so pleasing because I didn’t have my mother’s love in those early years. My father has been harboring love for another woman so my arrival was not welcome.”
“But my mother loved my father very much. She clearly knew that them marrying him would be unlikely but she still gave birth to me.”
“But when I was born, I was taken away by father. He only accepted me but didn’t accept my mom. I have lived alone with father alone for so many years till I was five.”
“Because I had no care from my mother, my father was totally indifferent to me at the beginning. So, for many years in my early years, my life has often been with servants scurrying about.”
Chapter 231: In the future, you can lean on me
“When the maids were away, I was usually sat alone like an abandoned puppy or kitten that no one loves or hurts.”
It was probably that the damage in his heart has been long been smoothed out. When Xiao Zuo retold his story, there were not much ups and downs with his tone.
He opened his eyes and leveled a glance at Fang Chixia, then continued “I’ve seen sister so many times. The feeling you gave me was very similar to that me at that time. I was alone and pitiful. We are both unloved children. Seeing you like this was like seeing myself before.”
His previous statements were said with calmness but these latter ones made his eyes glimmer.
When Fang Chixia asked, the reasons she has conjured up for Xiao Zuo liking her, she has never imagined his answer to be this. Her whole body turned ramrod straight and her eyes revealed her shock.
Outside the door, a figure was standing quietly, listening to Xiao Zuo’s words from beginning to end, his deep eyes were disturbed with a strange ripple.
Fang Chixia wasn’t a sentimental person. After listening to Xiao Zuo’s story, she was shocked for a while before reaching out and patting him on the head. Pretending to be unaffected, “What are you saying? You little guy is thinking to much! What do you mean no one loves, no one hurts! In the future, your sister will love you!”
Xiao Zuo wasn’t actually much of sentimental person either. With short arms, he haughtily raised himself and pat her on the shoulders. He grinned and answered back, “In the future, I’ll give you a back to lean on!’
Fang Chixia was choked at his come back and gave him a glare.
Wouldn’t she be relying on a child, then?
Xiao Zuo just returned her a smile. He looked her in the eye, hugged her and continued with his story. “But I am fine now. When I was five years old, my father and mother made a lot of progress, which was half the result of my matchmaking. Now, the two of them have good relationship! Our family of three is very happy this way! After returning to the family, everyone in the Luo Family also cared for me very much!”
Fang Chixia smiled and hugged a bit tight. Softening her voice, she said, “It’s good that you are happy now. The unhappy happenings in the past, forget them, hmmm?”
Xiao Zuo now listens to her so he nodded. In this way, the two hugged each other.
Luo Yibei stood outside the door watching this loving scene quietly. His eyes deepened as he recollected what Xiao Zuo has said.
Xiao Zuo was only seven years old but he was keenly aware of so many things. This was something he found astonishing.
Fang Chixia caught a glimpse of him outside out of the corner of her eyes and was startled for a moment. She immediately let go of Xiao Zuo.
“Xiao Zuo, are you hungry? I’ll go get you lunch.” Fang Chixia dropped, got up and walked towards the exit of the room.
“Why didn’t you make a sound when you came?” She closed the door and looked at Luo Yibei with a complaint.
“Visit an ophthalmologist if you have poor eyesight.” Luo Yibei returned with his typical poisonous tongue then proceeded downstairs.
Fang Chixia was also going downstairs, but she didn’t want to walk too close to him. She went after him but her footsteps slowed down considerably.
Luo Yibei’s brows snapped together when he caught sight of what she was doing. His eyes swept across her face and suddenly took several steps back.
Fang Chixia was flustered and reflexively took steps back, too.
Luo Yibei approached her step by step and the corners of the lips rose up in contempt.
When one advancing and one retreating, Fang Chixia didn’t know what else to do right till she was cornered.
This picture was really evocative of a street ruffian bullying a good girl.