AST 2335 – If You Avoid Me, Then I’ll Live The Life of a Widow for You…
A week passed quickly. Qing Shui didn’t visit in that whole week; the amount of time was insignificant and she needed time to recuperate as well. Qing Shui’s emotions were high today though, as it was finally time to remove the bandages on her face.
Qing Shui realized that the woman was ill at ease but still looked well on a whole.
“Would you be disappointed if it didn’t heal?” Qing Shui smiled.
“No. It wouldn’t be any worse than how it was before. I could face reality previously, so there’s nothing to be disappointed about now.” She sounded calm.
“Good attitude, not bad!”
Qing Shui extended his hand and slowly removed the bandages as he spoke, slowly unraveling her face. Her face was revealed not long after, covered in a layer of white, flaked skin.
However, he could still see the smooth skin. Although it wasn’t to the extent of beautiful, it was healed. If they continued with the treatment and recovery, there wouldn’t be any issues healing it back to normal.
The woman looked at Qing Shui, her heart still in turmoil.
“Go wash your face, then find a mirror and have a look,” Qing Shui encouraged.
The woman nodded. After a long while, she came back out. After washing her face, the lower half of it had smoothened out. Perhaps because the skin was new, there was a tiny bit of pink to it. At this moment, she looked agitatedly at Qing Shui before lunging forward and hugging him.
The beautiful woman who was in his arms wasn’t like in the past; only the area surrounding her eyes and forehead was still littered with scars. The area beneath her eyes was now, beautiful.
The beauty of the sky fox race went without saying. The mature, enticing appearance had an impeccable charm, exuding an aura that was fatally attractive.
“Alright. You should be happy, why are you crying?” Qing Shui noticed as the woman began to sob softly.
“I’m alright, I’m just happy.” She straightened from his embrace and replied softly in embarrassment.
“Go bask in the sunlight for the next few days if you’re free. We’ll start again once you’ve recovered. At this rate, you should be able to heal completely after a month.” Qing Shui passed some Beauty Pellets and Youth Retaining Pellets to the woman.
The woman didn’t think much about it and thought that those pellets were for the recovery of her body or injuries. She had taken many of these pills during this period and didn’t question him. However, she felt a unique sensation after eating them. She only realized what Qing Shui had given her when she saw herself in the mirror.
The number of times she looked into the mirror today surpassed the sum of her past when she hadn’t dared look as she had been too ugly, and before that, when she had been too confident to need it. Now that she recovered what she had lost, she would check it ever so often, afraid that this was a dream and would revert once she awoke.
If that really happened, then she would be even more upset. There was a difference between losing something and never having it, just like a pauper who had always been poor, compared to a billionaire who was reduced to one. The former might be able to live well and happily, while the latter would live sadly, perhaps even preferring death.
Qing Shui started his work again after three days. Without realizing it, a month passed just like that.
Even Qing Shui was a bit dazed when the fully recovered woman stood before him. She was alluring. Her face was exquisite, smooth as jade with the most beautiful, coquettish eyes he had ever seen.
Perhaps there were people who wouldn’t find her type of eyes pretty. That was how he felt before about sloe-eyed woman as well. However, he realized he was wrong when he met Qing Hanye. Likewise, looking at the woman before him, he understood the beauty behind it.
Her pair of eyes seemed pleased yet annoyed at times, with a hint of playfulness and coyness. She looked like a mature woman. Even if she were ten years younger, she would still have the maturity to her appearance. It was a natural elegance.
Qing Shui rubbed his nose awkwardly. “Alright, you’re one of the sky fox race. I wouldn’t be able to hold myself back at this rate.”
The woman was startled. “You knew about my identity?”
“I have an ability which allows me to distinguish unique existences.” Qing Shui didn’t hide it.
“I suppose that’s a good thing too, as I didn’t know how to tell you before this. Hmm, did you say you want me?” The woman smiled and it was more beautiful than anything he could imagine.
Qing Shui froze. “I was just joking, you don’t have to take it seriously. Many men would lunge forth if you make a call now.”
“Would you?” The woman asked bluntly.
“I already have wives,” Qing Shui replied in haste.
“I know that without you saying. If you don’t, I would wonder if you even liked women. It’s normal for men to have multiple wives, so I don’t mind. Or could it be that you do mind?” This was the first time she met a man who pushed her away.
“Let me put it this way. I’m not a saint, and my luck in love is doomed. They are filled with debts which I wouldn’t be able to repay.” Qing Shui smiled bitterly. He was in a dilemma; he had a strong body and which man wouldn’t want a group of wives?
“I’m only one person, so it wouldn’t make a difference either way. In any case, If you don’t want me, then I would never marry. I’ll observe widowhood for you. I’ll stay here waiting for you.” Despite her enchanting gaze, no one would doubt the sincerity of her words.
Qing Shui didn’t think that the woman would be so aggressive; he was at a loss…
“If you dislike me because you think I am too casual… I... I’ve never had any experience with men,” the woman spoke up shyly, her face flushing as the words escaped her lips. It would be easy to take someone’s life with her looks and red face…
“Am I such a superficial person? That… let’s not talk about that now. I haven’t gone back home for a long time, so I’ll take my leave for now. I’ll come back and look for you later, alright? Let’s talk about it then.” Qing Shui began to retreat. As for the fact that she had never been with a man, it was something that he could also tell.
“Do you plan to never return after leaving?” the woman said softly, her eyes looking a little despondent. She didn’t know if Qing Shui liked her. This was the first time a man had wanted to escape after seeing her healed appearance.
“How is that possible? My heart’s a little confused right now. I just find it a little hard to compose myself in front of a beauty like yourself…” Qing Shui quickly comforted her.
“It’s not like I will force you, you don’t have to avoid me. We’ll let nature take its course alright? If it doesn’t end up that way, then we’re not fated and I don’t have the fortune.” She smiled.
“It doesn’t have to be this way just because I cured your face. You don’t owe me anything,” Qing Shui snickered and said.
“I’m not someone who would repay others this way. I don’t know what’s going on either. I realized this on the day you neutralized my poison, but I wouldn’t have said anything if the scars couldn’t heal.”
“My pride is going to swell if you put it that way…” Qing Shui rubbed his nose.
“Remember what I said. If you dare avoid me, then I’ll live the life of a widow for you.” The woman looked at Qing Shui as she spoke.