AST 1806 - Miss You Three Times
At first, Qing Shui felt Tantai Lingyan’s body shaking lightly, it was a reflex out of rejection. Qing Shui knew that they were slightly estranged after such a long period of time.
Qing Shui figured out an effective attitude against Tantai Lingyan, that was to be thick-skinned. He could probably stand no chance if he did not pester her shamelessly.
After a while, Qing Shui sensed her body back to normal. Staring closely at her icy cold face, her complexion was glowy and silky smooth, giving out a faint fragrance.
“Are you alright?” She did not answer Qing Shui’s words. Yet, She felt that it was heartwarming to see his expression.
“Fine, how about you, you’re looking great,” Tantai Lingyan tapped her hands on Qing Shui’s shoulders.
Qing Shui was elated by her reaction, at least it showed that she did not reject him entirely, perhaps she was trying to accept him.
“I’m great, but I don’t feel good anymore after seeing you,” Qing Shui smiled at Tantai Lingyan.
“Why? Don’t you want to see me?” Tantai Lingyan raised her head slightly, looking at Qing Shui.
Qing Shui was half a head taller than Tantai Lingyan.
“I sensed your unhappiness and I wish you can be happier. Tell me how to cheer you up, only then would I be happy,” said Qing Shui, staring at those clear and dreamy eyes.
She was stunned for a second before she looked at Qing Shui. Gazing into those sincere eyes, she was uncertain. After a brief thought, she said, “Why would you say that I’m unhappy, I felt a lot better than before. I thought of you several times over these years, hmm, for thrice.”
Qing Shui gaped his eyes wide, “Only thrice?”
Qing Shui doubted if he should be happy or upset. On average, she did not even miss him once in two years. He could not get the logic behind this, he could hardly imagine that she liked him with such a probability.
How could she not even miss him once in two years if she liked someone……
“Thrice is fine, I only missed you alone,” Tantai Lingyan said seriously.
“Oh, can you tell me how did you miss me then? How did you feel when you miss me?” Qing Shui looked at Tantai Lingyan full of expectation.
Tantai Lingyan blushed instantly, her embarrassed look was prettier than the sun and the moon. He would have done something if he lacked willpower at this moment.
He was not afraid of anything, but to upset her instead. It was uncertain if there was an opening to her sealed heart. He feared that it would close up if he was to do anything, or it would further tighten the seal to her heart.
“I dreamt of you, hence, I thought of you. At that moment, I wanted to see you and see if you’re alright,” Tantai Lingyan whispered.
Qing Shui hugged her in excitement, “Only to check if I’m alright but no other thoughts.”
Qing Shui giggled, seeing Tantai Lingyan’s stunning shyness, he felt there must be something else. However, he just asked casually without considering her words. His question aimed to create an unusual atmosphere for her.
Qing Shui smiled and did not continue. He could be sure of her thoughts to a large extent, it should be quite intimate, or else, she would not behave this way.
“Alright, even if you didn’t, you don’t actually have to do that in your dreams. Whenever you want anything, I’m dedicated to you,” Qing Shui leaned against her forehead and said softly.
It was more acceptable to say such things in this way since it was less awkward at a close distance.
“You’re a bastard,” Tantai Lingyan did not resist and said shyly. Perhaps she wanted to accept Qing Shui from bottom of her heart, thus, she did not resist intimacy with him.
“We’ve been apart for so long and I miss you so much, don’t you want to give me some rewards?” Qing Shui rubbed his nose tip against hers gently.
Both of them had straight and tall noses, it was easy to act intimately like this.
“What kind of reward do you want……” Tantai Lingyan stuttered after pondering.
Though Qing Shui sensed Tantai Lingyan’s acceptance, it was a bit forced and this was not what Qing Shui’s wish despite him being slightly touched. He had come this far with her and knew about her background, as well as her enemies.
“What if, you give me a kiss?” Qing Shui probed.
His demand was nothing to the other ordinary women at their current intimacy level. Yet, Tantai Lingyan was different. Qing Shui was extremely cautious now as he feared the unpredictable events which would bring all his efforts in vain.
Tantai Lingyan was apparently embarrassed yet did not seem unwilling. Just as Qing Shui was about to give up, he felt a sudden softness on his cheek with a faint sweet scent.
That softness aroused Qing Shui exceptionally like a virgin’s first kiss and made his heart pound.
Tantai Lingyan did not shift her lips away as it left a mark on Qing Shui’s cheek. After two breaths, she moved away slowly, lowering her head. She made her first step courageously.
“Very beautiful, very alluring,” Qing Shui smiled at Tantai Lingyan who was still looking downward.
Tantai Lingyan’s hands went from Qing Shui’s shoulders to wrap around his neck. She was probably shy as she laid her chin on Qing Shui’s right shoulder, preventing him from seeing her face.
Yet, Qing Shui murmured and left words of affection lingering by her ears. Besides feeling a little anxious, she had indistinct feelings that she enjoyed the gentle contact.
Qing Shui was surprised that the hug took half an hour. Tantai Lingyan eventually raised her head in Qing Shui’s embrace. Qing Shui then released his hands.
“Go and see Younger Sister Qing, she should be back now,” Tantai Lingyan said with a smile.
Qing Shui nodded, “Let’s go together!”
“You should go first, we will have Rumei and the rest together when we eat later,” Tantai Lingyan would not join obviously since she knew the shady relationship between Qing Shui and Qin Qing. It would be inappropriate to join him……
Qing Shui nodded.
Qin Qing’s courtyard was nearby, it was an individual yard. Qing Shui bumped into Qin Qing as he entered, she was probably heading to Tantai Lingyan’s place. She was stunned for a while when she first saw Qing Shui, but she smiled happily soon after.
“Qing Shui, it’s really you,” there was unhidden excitement in her voice.
Qing Shui smiled and spread his arms. Qin Qing threw herself into Qing Shui’s arms. After all these years, Qin Qing discovered her own feelings and now they were seeing eye to eye.