Chapter 175: Marrying Brother (3) (Non-Relatives)
Although he had secretly made up his mind, it’s quite difficult to implement it.
For no other reason than he really couldn’t bear to make her sad, so he always wanted to wait and wait until…
On this day, she looked a little embarrassed, with the fingers on her right hand wrapped around her skirt, a shy gesture.
“What’s wrong?” Yi Shao raised his eyebrows slightly because he just came back from the supermarket a bit late, put the things in his hands on the table, and looked at her patiently, “What happened?”
She lowered her head and her blushing face clearly showed a shy expression.
There was a mess in his heart and a bad premonition faintly floated up.
“What happened? Did someone bully you?”
“No!” She shook her head quickly, afraid that her brother would rush out to find trouble again, then pursed her lips before taking out a letter from her pocket and handed it to him while whispering, “Actually…I received this.”
Yi Shao’s pupils suddenly tightened and blue veins burst from his outstretched hands. He tried to suppress the urge to tear this thing immediately and slowly accepted the letter. After taking a deep breath, he maintained his normal tone: “Who gave it to you?”
“A senior named Lu Kong.” She replied even more quietly.
It was so sudden that Yi Ti was taken aback. After thinking about it, she decided to “seek help” from her brother.
Yi Shao slipped the letter into his trouser pocket, touched her head, and said in a gentle tone: “It’s okay, brother will handle it for you, don’t worry.”
“En!” With the assurance of her reliable brother, Yi Ti instantly felt relieved and said, “That’s great.”
“Okay, go do your own thing, I’ll cook.”
“‘Kay.” Yi Ti nodded and turned around to do her own thing.
Yi Shao stared at her carefree back, his eyes gradually sinking, like the night that swallowed the last rays of light.
Must be disposed of.
But even if he disposed him, what then?
He had to say that this incident gave Yi Shao a great sense of crisis. As she grew older and Xiao Ti changed from a child to a “girl”, more and more people would notice her. This time, she could calmly leave the matter to him, but what about next time?
Maybe someone would pick this budding flower before he knew it.
This kind of thing…
It seemed like it must be done and couldn’t be delayed any longer.
Once he really made up his mind, his actions were naturally quick.
The next day, he finished dealing with the hapless child named Lu Kong and successfully prevented him from appearing in front of the siblings. And this weekend, Xiao Ti also found the document in his study as he expected.
An adoption document.
As he thought, she was hit hard.
He thought she would rush out to ask if it’s true or not, but he didn’t expect her to actually hold it back and not say anything. However, she’d show a look of unwillingness from time to time. This unexpected situation made him a little uneasy. Fortunately, before going to bed that night, she suddenly stopped him and asked such a question.
“If, if… if I’m not your sister, would you still treat me well?”
He sighed secretly but his face showed surprise and even nervousness: “Why are you asking this?”
“I…” She was about to say something, but she saw the “clue” from his face, “Brother, you already knew it? That I’m not your sister…”
She took two steps back, her face paling: “…it turns out that I alone didn’t know about this.”
The way she looked at him made the pain in his heart abnormal. Because of this, he was unable to make up his mind. All his previous calculations were left behind at this moment as he quickly stepped forward and hugged her in his arms: “Don’t be sad, Xiao Ti, don’t be sad…I’m sorry.”
“When did you know it?”
“…when I was eight years old, I got up at night and overheard my parents talking.”
“So early?” She raised her head suddenly, a look of surprise in her tearful eyes, “Why didn’t you tell me…”
He lowered his head and looked at her: “I’m afraid you’ll be sad.”
He didn’t lie.
He was really afraid of her sadness.
If it wasn’t for having ideas for her, he really wanted to hide this for a lifetime.
Feeling his tenderness, she finally returned to the embrace of her relative like an aggrieved child and wept completely.
He tried his best to comfort her and tried to ease all of her pain. After a long time, the crying gradually ceased. He took her face with one hand, stroked her red and swollen eyes with distress, resisted the urge to kiss away all the teardrops, and kissed her on the forehead instead, before softly saying, “Do you want to go to sleep? Once you wake up, you’ll feel better.”
“…en.” She nodded, but tightly grasped the clothes on his chest with both hands, looking at him imploringly as she said: “Brother, will you sleep with me like you did when we were kids?” Of course, she knew that this wasn’t good, but only for today, she especially wanted to determine through this childish method that even if they had no blood relationship, they’re still inseparable siblings.
“…” God, this “punishment” came too quickly and too violently.
She looked at his hesitant look and her eyes dimmed a little. She then lightly opened her hands: “I’m going to sleep.”
The way she looked at him made him sigh as he bent down and carried her: “I’ll just stay with you until you fall asleep.”
And so, after a long absence, he laid on Xiao Ti’s bed again and under her invitation—— although she just wanted to be comforted and had no other thoughts.
Just like when she was a child, she first crawled into the bed, then lifted the corner of one side before looking at him expectantly.
Yi Shao only felt his throat dry, so he quickly turned his eyes away, gently climbed up, laid on his side with one hand on his head, covered her with the quilt, and patted her head: “Go to sleep.”
“En.” She nodded, but leaned forward, tightly clasped his waist with one hand, buried her head on his chest, and put his other hand on her waist.
Yi Shao took a deep breath and the blue veins in both hands burst out at the same time. It took a long time for him to relax and a wry smile overflowed from the corner of his mouth.
Retribution, this was real retribution.
He wanted to do everything, but he couldn’t do anything. This was terrible.
But even so, he couldn’t live up to the trust she had given him at this moment.
Thinking of this, his eyes were a little complicated. The hand that held her waist gently stroked her back, containing all his apologies.
Sorry, Xiao Ti.
This kind of “torture” didn’t last long because she soon fell asleep but he was reluctant to leave. For many years, he hadn’t enjoyed this kind of treatment. Her breathing, sleeping face, and body were all close at hand and he could easily touch them.
But, he couldn’t stay anymore.
Or else it’d be bad…
He raised his head, gently brushed her bangs, and branded an exceptionally soft kiss on the smooth forehead.
“Xiao Ti, good night, have a good dream.”
There was nothing that time couldn’t take away, so as time went by, she gradually returned to normal as if she had forgotten the “secret” she had discovered before.
But Yi Shao knew that it was just “as if” since it’s absolutely impossible for her to forget.
And he could finally start to act. It’s not something obvious to the extreme, but just a bit, like throwing the affection entangled in his heart into their daily coexistence. In other words, this was an extremely subtle temptation, enticing her to step forward to the trap he had set. And the despicable him would be standing under the trap, waiting for her to come. That’s right, before digging the pit, he himself had already fallen in and was beyond redemption.
At first, she seemed no different from before, but gradually…
“What are you laughing about?” He passed by the sofa, grabbed the little foot kicking indiscriminately, and gently stroked it with his fingers.
While she was lying on the sofa and watching TV, she suddenly laughed more violently and rolled around: “Hahaha…brother, let go…hahaha…it tickles…”
He released his hand, sat in the position she gave up, and handed her an apple: “Here.”
Yi Ti was about to take it when she suddenly noticed that because of that action just now, her nightdress had unexpectedly opened, revealing her smooth thighs and a small piece of close-fitting fabric. She immediately blushed, pulled down her skirt, and carefully looked at the teenager beside her, only to find that he was intently watching the TV as if he hadn’t noticed this at all. She was relieved.
At this moment, he turned his head and raised the apple in his hand: “Aren’t you going to eat?”
“…eat.” She took the apple, took a bite, and frowned slightly, “a bit hard.” She preferred it a bit softer.
“Is it?” He leaned over and bit down the place where she had just eaten. “It seems so, then this is for you.” He handed over the apple he had bitten, “This one is softer.”
“…” She looked at the apple in her hand, and then at the apple in his hand. Finally, her eyes fell on his lips. The face that had already improved, turned red again as if it had become the third apple.
“What’s the matter?” There was a bubble of joy in his heart, but a puzzled expression appeared on his face, “Don’t want it?”
“N-no.” She hugged her knees and turned her head away, “don’t want to eat.”
He smiled and patted her on the head: “Don’t be so childish.”
“I’m not a child!” She turned her head, glared at him, then jumped off the sofa and left.
In fact, she didn’t even know what she was angry about but she felt that the word “child” emerging from his mouth was harsh. As if… she was a generation younger than him.
She hated this feeling!