Chapter 35: I Know You Well
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
She clearly remembered his face when he died. His bloodless face had been distorted in a horrifying way due to the excruciating pain he had suffered before death. His fists clenched tightly when he was found.
Jiang Yao couldn’t even begin to imagine how painful it must have been to be buried alive. It was so petrifying that even a soldier who endured hardship and fatigue on a daily basis would die with such a ghastly look.
Jiang Yao discreetly wiggled toward Lu Xingzhi. She couldn’t hold back and quietly raised her hand, brushing his eyebrows gently with her fingertips as if she was using her finger as a paintbrush.
“Argh!” Jiang Yao recoiled in shock.
Just when she was about to retract her hand, those eyes suddenly opened and he grabbed her hand firmly. Jiang Yao was caught by surprise, her eyes widened and her mouth agape. She looked like a thief caught red-handed.
“You pretended to be asleep!” Jiang Yao protested in a low voice. “You were only pretending to be asleep!”
Lu Xingzhi couldn’t help but chuckled as he listened to Jiang Yao’s anxious and angry whining. “You started it. With the way you touch me, I’d definitely wake up, unless I’m dead.”
That’s right, Lu Xingzhi was an active duty guard. It was impossible for him to not notice and wake up when Jiang Yao stroked his face over and over.
In actual fact, he had woken up as soon as she turned to face him. However, he did not expect her to touch him secretly after he had fallen asleep.
Her touch was very light and gentle, it almost felt like she was caressing his face.
“Having trouble sleeping?” Lu Xingzhi released Jiang Yao’s hand and asked, wondering if she couldn’t sleep due to the heat. “Do you want me to switch the fan on?”
“No thanks.” The ventilation design in the Lu family house was unique. Due to the large temperature difference, despite the warm day, the night breeze was cold and chilly. In addition, the balcony of their room faced a river and the evening breeze was so cool that there was hardly a chance to switch on the fan or air conditioner. In fact, in the middle of the night, it could be so cold that Jiang Yao would need a quilt.
The air conditioner installed in the house was mostly used as decoration all year long. It was only useful during the hottest time of the year.
“Lu Xingzhi, are you sleepy? If not, can we chat for a while?” Jiang Yao glanced at Lu Xingzhi when she spoke, her tone was a little tentative and hesitant. “It seems that after we got married, we’ve rarely sat down to talk.”
Lu Xingzhi’s expression froze instantly. He was stunned. However, he composed himself so quickly that even Jiang Yao, who had been staring at him, did not catch the change of expression on his face.
How could he not be shocked? Jiang Yao offered to talk to him!
In the past, Jiang Yao was unwilling to talk to him. Basically, she wouldn’t speak if she could. He was cold-shouldered by her to the point that she wasn’t willing to give him a glance or a hum.
And today, she suddenly hugged him twice and suggested talking to him voluntarily.
After a long silence, Lu Xingzhi said in a low and confused voice, “Jiang Yao, you…you are unlike the usual you today.”
If he couldn’t visually confirm that the lady in front of him was indeed his wife, he would have doubted that the current Jiang Yao was the same version as the previous Jiang Yao.
Yes, it was as if she had turned over a new leaf.
“You say that you know me well? So, do you know what kind of person I am?” Jiang Yao questioned, unconvinced.
“At least I know you better than you think,” Lu Xingzhi said with a satisfying grin, his voice exceptionally firm and tenacious.