Chapter 139: Dongfang Bai's sister
On the other hand, the corners of Dongfang Bai's mouth curved into a smile.
"Haha, brother Yao sure gets along with many!"
"Humph! Gets along with many?! He is inviting bees and butterflies!" Nangong Jun Xi grumbled.
Ultimately, everything he ate tasted sour to him. At the end, Nangong Jun Xi slammed down his chopsticks and drank.
As for Le Yao Yao, she had no idea this was happening on the other table.
Because she had other things to worry about!
People on her table were continuously making her drink.
They were overly stimulated and passionate. It was making her blush with shame.
At the end, regardless of how many times she tried refusing, she still consumed a few cups of straight alcohol.
Le Yao Yao couldn't take it anymore and used the washroom as an excuse to leave.
After all, she didn't want to drink until she dropped!
So, after telling Ru Shuang, Le Yao Yao swayed out the door.
To be honest, she really needed to use the washroom.
After asking a waiter for directions, Le Yao Yao went to the washroom to relieve herself. When she was finished, she was not in a rush to return.
Le Yao Yao took a stroll, and eventually ended up in front of a lake.
There was a layer of sparkling silver upon the reflection of the moon. It made the atmosphere appear very fantasy-like.
Along with the cool, light breeze, it was a stunning sight.
So, Le Yao Yao couldn't help but close her eyes as she inhaled a deep breath to absorb her environment.
All of a sudden, her mind felt a lot clearer.
Suddenly, a low, thick voice emerged from behind her.
"Haha. Brother Yao sure has good taste in choosing locations!"
Le Yao Yao didn't expect anyone to be around, so she had a hand patting her pounding chest.
"Oh! It's brother Bai! You almost scared me!"
"Haha. Sorry. I didn't mean to scare you."
"Brother Bai, why are you out here?"
Dongfang Bai chuckled as he gracefully stepped forward to Le Yao Yao and walked alongside with her.
"Haha. It is too noisy inside. Plus, I drank quite a bit and I'm quite tipsy. Hence, I decided to go out for a walk to clear my mind. How about you?"
Since Dongfang Bai asked, Le Yao Yao smiled and told the truth, "Of course I have to come out! If not, they will make me drink until I fall down flat!"
Le Yao Yao made an exaggerated expression.
Seeing this, Dongfang Bai couldn't help but smile.
"Haha. Brother Yao, you're so cute."
Le Yao Yao was a bit shocked from Dongfang Bai's compliment. She looked up and happened to make eye contact with those warm pupils.
Immediately, Le Yao Yao was mesmerized.
She didn't snap out of it until Dongfang Bai spoke again.
"What are you looking at, brother Yao? Is my face dirty?" Dongfang Bai was confused.
Why does she always embarrass herself in public?
But you can't blame her. It wasn't her fault that the man in front of her was so good looking. She couldn't help but admire such a fine creation, ok?
Le Yao Yao tried to adjust her mood and hide her embarrassment. So, she instantly changed the subject.
"Oh yeah! Brother Bai, how come you decided to participate in the dragon boat race? Earlier, when I first saw you from the river bank, I thought I was hallucinating!"
Dongfang Bai could tell that Le Yao Yao was deliberately trying to switch topics. So, he smiled in response. Then, before answering Le Yao Yao's question, he turned his eyes away from Le Yao Yao and looked faraway into the distance.
Although Dongfang Bai was gazing far into the distance, his eyes appeared misty and sorrow could be seen between his brows. It was as if he was thinking back to some painful memories.
Seeing this, Le Yao Yao felt like she had poked on Dongfang Bai's wound. She was astonished and wanted to change topics again.
Unexpectedly, Dongfang Bai began to speak.
"Legend said that those who win first place in the dragon boat race would gain the care of the River God. The River God will grant him one wish." He murmured.
Le Yao Yao was surprised to hear Dongfang Bai say this. She didn't think he would believe in such nonsense.
But based on the grief shown on his face, Le Yao Yao felt like there must be a story behind this.
"You must be wondering why I would believe in such nonsense, correct?"
Le Yao Yao felt a bit awkward since Dongfang Bai guessed her thoughts. So, she laughed awkwardly.
Dongfang Bai continued, "Actually, I don't believe it either."
Le Yao Yao was getting really confused. Dongfang Bai's words weren't matching and connecting with each other. But she decided to remain silent. Because deep down, she could tell Dongfang Bai was suffering emotionally and needed someone to listen to him. She was willing to be his audience and share the pain with him.
Perhaps Dongfang Bai could tell what Le Yao Yao was thinking, suddenly, he turned his face at an angle and smiled at Le Yao Yao.
"Brother Yao, did you know that from the moment I met you, I felt like we have a very familiar bond? So, I really like your character. Or perhaps, it's because your age is similar to my younger sister's!"
"Huh? Sister? Brother Bai, you have a younger sister?"
"Haha. Yes, I do. She should be 16 this year. But sadly, I can't find her…"
"Why can't you find her? Where did she go?"
After Le Yao Yao asked out of curiosity, there was silence all around.
Le Yao Yao immediately regretted asking the question.
She bit her tongue and yelled at herself on the inside.
Why is she so nosy?!
Brother Bai probably didn't want to be reminded of his past, yet she was tearing off his wound!?!
Thinking of this, Le Yao Yao was frustrated at herself. She quickly added, "I'm sorry. I shouldn't be asking you this. You don't have to share with me if you don't want to."
Le Yao Yao was very apologetic. Because, the man in front of her was too wonderful. She didn't want to hurt him!
After Le Yao Yao spoke, Dongfang Bai slowly turned his face over and made eye contact with Le Yao Yao's sorry face.
For some strange reason, this little guy tend to make him feel calm and happy.
Whenever he was with him, he couldn't help but feel relaxed. Even though he was suffering on the inside, he still wanted to share everything with him.
So, after a slight pause, Dongfang Bai continued. "Actually, I am the one who lost my sister. At the time, I had just turned four years old. My parents were away from home and my grandmother was taking care of us. My sister had just been born not too long ago. She was so tiny and cute. I really love my little sister. Ever since I was young, I was determined to be a great older brother. I wanted to protect my little sister. But, unexpectedly, a few days later, there was a huge flood in our town. My grandmother drowned while trying to protect us. I was alone as I carried my sister and climbed onto the rooftop. But the flood was too powerful. It had flushed away my friends and neighbours. I watched them disappear from my sight, one by one. I was terrified and prayed for someone to save me. Sadly, the flood was truly too strong. I was also flushed away. At the time, I couldn't really swim. Since I was also carrying my sister, I was struggling a lot. I truly hoped that even if I were to die, my sister would be ok. But at the end, the flood took my sister from my hands….."