Chapter 1646: From Behind (4)
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Following the road Yang Sheng pointed out, Dongfang Liuyun walked for a long distance. After passing through the silent street, she followed the mossy road under her feet all the way to the end. She found a wide road and followed it all the way, soon, she saw a large stretch of soft and white beach.
On the other side of the beach was a small town. Standing there, she could see some inns and small houses built by the sea. Beside them, there were small boats stranded. The fishermen were rowing the boats back, bathing in the warm sunset, this was undoubtedly a very beautiful sunset view.
She took off her shoes and walked along the beach. Finally, she found the figure of a man on the other side of the wooden bridge.
He was sitting quietly on the soft beach. A dark shadow with black pants and a shirt. The cuffs were opened and the sleeves were rolled up. On the surface of the sea, the sun near the mountain was about to set. Only half of it remained, seemingly unwilling to set. The surface of the sea was sparkling, the sea breeze was faint, the afterglow from the refraction stretched out his shadow—
That slanted view of him from behind looked as if there was a sense of desolation. She could not help but feel a sense of loneliness in her heart, as if she could empathize with this feeling.
She watched him silently for a while before walking over and sitting down quietly beside him. She did not turn to look at him. Instead, she asked in a low voice, “What are you thinking about?”
He turned his head to look at her for a long time before he averted his gaze.
“Nothing much. Why are you here so soon?”
“Consider it as an excuse to get off work earlier.” She smiled calmly.
“Haven’t I become the bad person then?”
“Just bear with it. I’ve wanted to come out for a breather recently anyway. You’ve found a pretty good place, the scenery here is very lovely,” she said quietly as she reached out for the phone beside her. She unlocked it and looked at the time. It was almost seven o’clock in the evening.
“Do you have anywhere you want to go? Apart from the wedding, I owe you a honeymoon trip.” He asked.
“Do you think I have time to go on a honeymoon trip now? Let’s think about this later. I haven’t even been to De Bao House in such a long time. I’ve been busy with the Mid-autumn Festival’s event for the new product launch recently. I can’t spare so much energy.”
“I’m just asking if there’s anywhere you want to go, not right now.” Qi Lei glanced at her.
“I’ve been to too many places over the years, don’t think there’s anywhere I want to go in particular. Let’s skip the trip, when I have time, I’d rather watch you tend to the flowers at home.”
“You’re really easy to satisfy. Don’t all women like going on some super luxurious honeymoons?”
Qi Lei frowned as he looked at her—
The more she did not ask for anything, the more he felt distant from her.
“Do you really want to go on a honeymoon?” She heard his tone and thought for a moment before asking.
“Yes.” His answer was naturally affirmative.
“Then let’s go somewhere you want to go, October,” she said.
“Then, let’s go to Dunhuang and the prairie over there.”
“As you wish.”
“I’m going on a business trip. It might take quite some time. I’m going to City B. I’ll be leaving tomorrow afternoon. You can send me off at the airport.”
After a while, he suddenly spoke up.
“Tomorrow? Are you going to be gone for a long time?” Dongfang Liuyun frowned and was a little surprised.
“I think it’ll be around a month or so. I’m not sure yet. If things go smoothly, I’ll be able return sooner. Mu Yuchen is over there. He won’t be able to handle it by himself.”
Dongfang Liuyun’s brows were knitted together, and her hands paused. “Then, come home for lunch tomorrow afternoon. I’ll talk to my father.”
“Mmm, I’ve already called father. He said that we can go over tomorrow morning.”
The setting sun soon fell silent, and the sky began to darken. The evening wind became a little stronger, and the waves across them crashed loudly. The air was filled with the saltiness of the sea.
Suddenly, he felt something slide across his face. Qi Lei raised his hand to brush it, and a few strands of black hair appeared in his hand. He slowly turned to look at her. He saw that she was also quietly watching the sea and sky, her beautiful face was calm and distant.
He suddenly realized that her hair had grown very, very long. When he first met her last year, it seemed like it was almost to her waist. Back then, she…
He did not expect that she would be who he ended up marrying.
As he thought about this, a warm feeling suddenly welled up in his heart.
“Is it okay for you to stay at home by yourself?” He asked in a low voice.
“What do you think?”
Dongfang Liuyun glanced at him. “I’ve said before that I’ve been around for a long time and know how to take care of myself. However, you seem to be very worried?”
Upon saying that, Qi Lei glared at her. “If you weren’t my Mrs. Qi, I wouldn’t have bothered to worry.”
Although his tone was mocking, as he spoke, he put his arm around her delicate shoulders.
“It’s too quiet at home. Sometimes, even I’m a little scared. Are you sure you’re not worried?”
Qi Lei’s low voice came through, and he even took a shallow breath.
“It’ll be fine once I get used to it. Don’t worry. You can focus on your own things. I’m not one of those clingy girls who always need someone to accompany me. However, when you come back, remember to pick a gift for me, you’ll feel more at ease.”
Her smiling face was also filled with a rare gentleness.
“Of course, I wouldn’t mistreat you when it comes to gifts. I do wish you’d be more pampered.”
He gave her a meaningful glance.
“We’ve got many days ahead of us. Living a normal life is the most important thing. Actually, I don’t think that managing a marriage is a simple matter. We should be at ease with each other, being the most authentic version of ourselves is very important for us to get used to each other in the future. Do you feel very pressured when you’re with me?”
She turned her head and met his gaze.
“Pressured?” Qi Lei listened and muttered softly. He seemed to think seriously before chuckling, “Do I? I don’t think so, from the moment I proposed to you, I was sure about marrying you. I don’t feel pressured, I do hope that my shoulders are wide and safe enough for you to lean on.”
As she listened, she heaved a sigh of relief. There was a rarely seen expression on her face. She blinked her dry eyes and smiled—
“Your words are too moving. I feel, quite touched.”
“You’re the first person that made me feel like I really wanted to marry, and you’ll be the last. I hope that this ring on your hand will not only trap your person, but also your heart. If that’s really the case, I’m willing to believe that God has always watched over me.”
As he spoke, he held her hand and looked at the sparkling ring quietly…