Chapter 1002 - As Long as It Is You
‘I like you, no matter what.
‘Whether it’s sunny, rainy, or snowy.
‘Whether you’re smiling, crying, or angry.
‘Whether you’re cold, gentle, or out of control.
‘Whether you’re awake or sick.
‘As long as it’s you.
‘As long as it’s you, Lu Huaiyu.’
Lu Huaiyu lowered his eyes and looked at the little girl in front of him. After a long time, he chuckled softly.
“Since when did you become so good at coaxing people?”
Shen Li played with his fingers.
“Because you’re very difficult to coax.”
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows slightly. This answer clearly pleased him.
Shen Li thought of something and raised her eyes to look at him.
“Second Brother, do you want to rest?”
He always had to take a nap in the afternoon.
She had not thought of it before, but now that she thought about it, it had to have something to do with his mental state.
Lu Huaiyu said, “You should go to sleep first.”
Shen Li was stunned.
“Does Second Brother have something to do?”
Lu Huaiyu paused, and his deep phoenix eyes fixed on her.
After a moment, he laughed.
“I’m going to take a shower.”
It was clearly a very ordinary sentence, but when it came out of his mouth, it sounded very languid. The last syllable had been dragged out slightly, and it inexplicably carried a hint of ambiguity.
Shen Li’s face was slightly red. She obediently let go of his hand and answered softly, “Oh.”
Lu Huaiyu’s thin lips lifted slightly.
“Shen Tangtang, why are you blushing?”
Shen Li immediately denied, “I’m not blushing.”
Lu Huaiyu pretended to come over to help her.
“Why don’t I carry you over to look at yourself in the mirror?”
When he mentioned the “mirror”, some of the past scenes that made people blush and their hearts beat also surfaced in her mind.
Shen Li’s face turned even redder. She shook her head and pushed his hand away, afraid that he would really bring her over. She gave him another round of punishment.
“There’s no need, I’m going to sleep.”
Lu Huaiyu was only teasing her. He did not dare to rashly touch her again.
Otherwise, he really did not dare to say if he could still restrain himself.
“Did your phone ring just now?” He asked.
Only then did Shen Li remember this. She picked up the phone on the bedside table.
“Yes, it’s a message from my aunt. She said that she will go back to Hong Kong City with me tomorrow.”
She was going back to Hong Kong City for her birthday. The Gu family had already made preparations, and even Gu Tingfeng and the others would be going back with her.
Lu Huaiyu caressed her hair.
“Have a good rest.”
Shen Li nodded.
Lu Huaiyu then got up and left.
The door closed.
Shen Li replied to Liang Su’s message, put down her phone, and sat on the bed for a while.
After a while, she realized something: the master bedroom had its own bathroom, but Lu Huaiyu had still gone to the bathroom that was outside.
Her cheeks, which had just cooled down, seemed to heat up again.
She lay on the bed, where the familiar cool air of his body was also present.
She rested her head on the soft pillow and pulled up the thin quilt.
At first, she had wanted to wait for him, but after waiting for a while, Lu Huaiyu had not come back, so she had actually fallen asleep.
When Lu Huaiyu came back in, he saw that the quilt on the bed formed a large curved bump. She was hidden under it, only revealing her small face.
He walked over.
Her head was tilted slightly and her eyes were closed as she breathed quietly and regularly. She looked quiet and well-behaved.
Lu Huaiyu sat down on the bed, making a slightly dent in the mattress.
As if sensing something, she turned around and slowly opened her eyes.
It took her a few seconds to regain her consciousness. Her eyes were still misty and hazy.
Lu Huaiyu bent his head and kissed her on the forehead.
“Did I wake you up?”
Shen Li looked at him in a daze, nodded, and muttered, “You took a long shower.”
Lu Huaiyu paused, stared at her, and said with a half-smile, “Long?”
Shen Li did not sense the danger and said, “Mhm.”
Lu Huaiyu’s chest shook, and he chuckled. He did not continue the topic and said, “Then why don’t you sleep a little longer?”
Shen Li nodded again.
Lu Huaiyu pulled the quilt up for her and was about to get up.
Shen Li grabbed his wrist.
“Second Brother, where are you going?”
Lu Huaiyu stared into her eyes for a few seconds.
They had been together for so long that he did not need to say anything. He could understand her thoughts just by looking into her eyes.
Thus, he gave up on the idea of going next door. He said in a low and gentle voice, “I’m not leaving. I’m right here.”
Shen Li seemed to be relieved. Then, she automatically moved back to make room for him.
Lu Huaiyu raised his eyebrows. “What do you mean?”
Shen Li reached out again and gently patted the empty space beside her.
“Doesn’t Second Brother also need to rest?”
Lu Huaiyu narrowed his eyes dangerously. After a long while, the tip of his tongue touched his upper jaw and he smiled.
“Shen Tangtang, you’re really not afraid.”
Shen Li lay on the bed and looked at him. Her peach blossom eyes were black and pure.
Lu Huaiyu really could not resist her.
Even if he knew that he would be the one who would suffer in the end and that he was the one who would be tortured, he really could not help but relent.
Finally, he laid down beside her and reminded her, “Sleep.”
Shen Li nodded and gave him half of the quilt.
Lu Huaiyu paused and turned to look at her with a warning look in his eyes.
The little girl blinked and quickly slipped into his arms, wrapping her arms around his waist. Through the thin fabric, she could still feel his well-defined and firm abdominal muscles.
As she spoke, she nuzzled against his chest again and found a comfortable spot for herself.
“I’m going to sleep now.”
The entire process was smooth, not giving Lu Huaiyu any time to react or reject her.
His Adam’s apple moved, and finally, he resigned himself to his fate and closed his eyes.
He had spent so much effort to bring back this girl back, so of course, he had to provide for her.
The room finally quieted down.
Shen Li leaned against Lu Huaiyu’s chest. The temperature of his body seemed to always be higher than hers, and his heartbeat could be heard clearly.
After an unknown amount of time, she slowly opened her eyes. Her eyes were clear, and there was no hint of sleepiness in them.
She quietly looked at Lu Huaiyu, who was lying beside her.
His black hair was a little messy, which made his skin look cold and white. His nose bridge was high, and his eyelashes were long.
He had been born with perfect three-dimensional facial features. Even in his sleep, there was still a sense of coldness and nobility between his brows.
In fact, she rarely accompanied him when he was resting in the afternoon.
And after learning about the existence of the medical record, his state of mind had also undergone a subtle change.
Why did he sleep at this time in the afternoons?
Did he dream?
How long had he been like this? Had it been since he was in Yunzhou, or earlier?
Since he had not mentioned it, naturally, she would not ask.
However, at such a time and looking at him like this, she could not help but feel curious and doubtful.
In her previous life, Lu Huaiyu should have had the same problem.
What happened after that?
Had he been cured?
Lu Huaiyu’s brows suddenly furrowed, and there was a hint of a struggle between his brows, as if he had fallen into a nightmare.
Shen Li’s heart tightened. Just as she was about to touch his brows, she suddenly felt the arms lu Huaiyu held around her waist tighten.
She was stunned for a moment. Something suddenly flashed through her mind.