Ice-cold fingertips, but the center of his palm had a slight warmth.
Chu Qing-Yan stared in disblief at the long and strong finger that pulled her towards him.
"Big Block of Ice?" She raised her head and mumbled.
Xiao Xu pulled her hand over and placed it in the center of his palm while carefully examining it. Her fingers were full of scratches, some had even turned red. His heart tightened. "How did you get injured?"
Chu Qing-Yan was embarrased and wanted to withdraw her hand but was firmly gripped by him. No matter what she couldn't move it, so she could only smile in embarrassment. "Really clumsy, got it when lighting the fire."
Xiao Xu took a glance at those little golden steamed bun things, and suddenly felt they were really pleasing to the eyes. Only, his heart felt a bit numb and prickly. "Where's the handkerchief?"
Although Chu Qing-Yan didn't know what he wanted to do, she still obediently took it out from her sleeves.
One only saw Big Block of Ice accept her handkerchief, then help her carefully wipe clean the ashes on her fingers. Afterwards, he conscientiously wiped clean the blackish powder on her face.
Chu Qing-Yan stood in place, looking at him blankly. Don't know from where he conjured the golden sore healing medicine, she lowered her eyes and saw him carefully apply the medicine for her. Suddenly, a phrase appeared in her head, a conscientious man was the most attractive. Right now, she couldn't agree more with this phrase!
Big Block of Ice wore a mask, so she doesn't know what he looks like. But now that he was willing to lower his head to apply medicine for her, in her heart, he had far exceeded those people that relied on appearance to live.
"Recently, why have you been so nice to this king?" Xiao Xu who was carefully applying the medicine suddenly asked.
Chu Qing-Yan stared blankly, immediately laughed insincerely to say. "Big Block of Ice, I have always been nice to you ah!"
"Speak human words." Xiao Xu took a glance at her and continued to apply the medicine.
Chu Qing-Yan coughed lightly, she just knew she couldn't fool him. Only, she never expected that he would ask.
"Last time in An Intoxicated Night, the lip mark on my face was done by those Misses when I wasn't careful. Don't be angry, I didn't get corrupted. Really, I swear!" Chu Qing-Yan lifted up the other hand to pledge.
Oh? What kind of response was this?
Originally she was waiting for him to scold her, but there was only an 'oh'.
Why was it an oh?
"Are you still mad?" Chu Qing-Yan could only think of this answer.
Seeing the medicine had been applied to all the injuries, Xiao Xu withdrew his hand and without thinking replied. "No."
Chu Qing-Yan was puzzled, that was strange. Then why did Big Block of Ice seem strange before? And he didn't want to see her. Could it be her own misperception?
Xiao Xu looked at the still puzzled Chu Qing-Yan, his heart felt slightly dry. How could he tell her that that day he waited a long time in the manor and when she still hadn't returned, he couldn't endure it and asked the subordinates. He went to An Intoxicated Night to find her and didn't expect to see her having so much fun that she forgot to go home. All of a sudden, it made him feel that without him, she could still live very well. If he passed away, he reckoned she wouldn't even think of him. At that time, he was stunned by his own thoughts, didn't know why he would have such thoughts. Therefore, he turned around and left.
After returning to the manor, in order to clear this feeling, Xiao Xu locked himself in the study, he didn't want to see her. Maybe if he didn't see her he would be able to find the answer, but he didn't find any answers.
But don't know what was the matter with this little girl, everyday she would appear in his sight. And since he hadn't found the answer, he didn't want to pay any attention to her.
But once again, he violated his original intentions.
Xiao Xu looked at her fixedly, because of this period of training, the her that didn't reach his chest had already grown taller. The thin and weak little body already started to have the characteristics of a young lady. The gorgeous face had an aura of elegance and charm. The young lady in front of him was already different from the slight-build girl she was when he first saw her. Only the sunshine and merriment in her eyes never dissipated.
In his eyes, there was no difference between females because they all looked the same. Two ears, a pair of eyes, one nose, one mouth, no matter how others assessed the appearance as fairy like or devastatingly beautiful, he never had any feelings for them, because he never touched females and also didn't need to touch them. But now, because he raised a little child and slowly recognized her existence, he started to care about her four human emotions of happiness, anger, sorrow and joy, and also her food and clothing expenses.
He suddenly felt raising a child was really troublesome, but he seemed to enjoy the pleasure of it.
Now seeing her anxious and afraid of him being angry, that indescribable feeling from that night in the An Intoxicated Night suddenly vanished like smoke. All the doubt, puzzlement and the feeling of something wrong, at this moment he finally found a way to understand it all. Since he was worried that without him she could still live very well, then he must become the most important existence at her side. An existence that she couldn't do without.
Chu Qing-Yan suddenly felt the gaze Big Block of Ice threw on her body, from the initial slightly cool feeling to boiling hotness. The overbearingness that was no longer concealed. She vaguely felt she had seen it wrong, but since Big Block of Ice was concerned about her fingers and willing to apply medicine for her, wasn't this proof that Big Block of Ice's anger had dissipated?"
She couldn't help but lean closer to him, extending both arms to hug his arm. In fact, she did so much because besides trying to cool Big Block of Ice's temper, there was an even more important reason.
Big Block of Ice was the person besides her parents that had been good to her without holding back since she arrived in this world. He was also someone who never asked her to reciprocate. She knew his identity and status was very noble. He doesn't lack gold, silver or precious stones, but she felt he was very lonely.
She only wanted to use her own care to warm him up and to accompany him.
She didn't want him to be cold all over and live so lonesomely.
Immersed in her own thoughts Chu Qing-Yan suddenly saw an unimaginable scene. Big Block of Ice actually picked up the cake she made and put it into his mouth.
"You, I thought you don't like sweets?"
"Since you made it, this king will reluctantly eat it." However, he couldn't help but say it was so sweet as to be really greasy tasting. Xiao Xu couldn't help but frown slightly.
"Big Block of Ice, you are really wonderful!" Chu Qing-Yan happily rubbed against his arm. "In the future, I will make you ones that aren't sweet!"
Xiao Xu suddenly felt that this cake wasn't that greasy.
Fire Spirit returned after he finished easing Xi Ning's mind and saw this harmonious scene, so he immediately turned around and exited through the door.
He must have been tossed around by the little consort recently too much until he was too tired, so that’s why he was hallucinating.
As a result, Xi Ning covered her eyes as she saw Fire Spirit run into a pillar as he exited the door. She ridiculed him as really stupid in her mind! Don't know where his eyes were grown!
While the two people in the great hall continued to talk.
"Big Block of Ice, does the golden millet cake taste good?"
Chu Qing-Yan happily watched Big Block of Ice eat mouthful after mouthful of the millet cake. Her heart was full of indescribable satisfaction.
"Big Block of Ice, not only do I know how to make pastries, I also know how to make many dishes such as fish ah, meat ah, large crab ah, vegetable dishes ah and so on. But they probably won't taste as good as those Huang Yi makes!"
Watching the person at his side rub her nose and stick out her tongue, the corner of Xiao Xu's mouth bent slightly. After hearing the words 'large crab', he suddenly recalled a matter.
"This king has something to tell you."