Title: Fortunate Wife
Chapter 147 – Stay (6)
Li Mo hesitantly looked at her. "If... if you want to leave, tell me first. It's dangerous for you to go out alone."
Li Man's eyes suddenly felt warm. This simple, honest man...
She left the eastern hurt and saw that Little Five was holding a bowl and leaning by the doorway. Faced with his adoring look, an indescribable feeling welled up in her heart. She felt uncomfortable with meeting his pure and simple gaze and quickly went to hide in her own hut.
Li Mo had already been cleaned her bed. Although it was still a bit damp, it would be fine to sit down.
Her mind was still in disarray. To be more accurate, once she found out about the truth, it had never calmed down since then. What happened afterwards had only temporarily diverted her attention. Once she was alone again, the earlier thoughts came back to the forefront. She knew that avoidance was useless. But, what should she do?
Suddenly, the door to her room was pushed open. Li Shu was holding red fruits in his hands. He brought it over to her as if he was presenting her with treasure. "Wife, for you. I washed them."
Li Man picked up the fruit and asked, "What's this?"
"Shan li hong. They're sweet. Try some." As Li Shu said this, he put the large handful of fruits onto her bed.
(T/N: Shan li hong looks like a mini hawthorn. Below is a picture.)
Li Man had wanted to say the bed was dirty, but he had already run off after a parting grin.
She tried a shan li hong. It really was sweet. It tasted fresh too as if it had just been picked off the trees in the mountain recently.
Sitting on the bed, she slowly ate the fruits until she suddenly thought of Little Five. She quickly wrapped up the remaining fruits.
At this time, there was the sound of activity coming from the outside. She sneakily walked to her window to take a peek and saw that the wolf was hanging on the peach tree's branch. Li Shu was currently peeling off its fur. Scared, she quickly covered her eyes.
"Why are you so cowardly?" A voice by her ears suddenly asked.
Startled, Li Man put her hand down and saw that it was Li Yan. Without her noticing, he had come over and was leaning through the window. His head drew closer hers, and he looked at her with enigmatic smile.
Li Man glared at him and stretched her hand out to close the window.
Right after she closed the window, her door opened with a creak. Li Yan entered her hut, then closed the door.
Normally, she was used to keeping the door closed even in the daytime. However, once he closed the door, and the room became darker, Li Man felt a sense of oppression.
"Why did you close the door?"
Step by step, Li Yan approached her. Instead of her answering her question, he asked, "Why are you hiding?"
"Who's hiding?" Would she be retreating if he didn't keep getting closer to her?
"Hey, if there's something you want to say, just say it. Stop coming closer." Li Man had been forced to retreat all the way to her bed. Once her butt fell on the bed, if she wanted to continue retreating, she would have to go onto the bed.
Li Yan leaned over, and Li Man cowered in fright. She crossed her arms over her chest. "Stop messing around."
"Haha." Li Yan placed his hands down on either side of her. He stared at her in amusement. "What's there to be scared of? It's the middle of the day. Do you think I'm going to eat you?"
Eh, he wasn't touching her? Li Man opened her eyes and stared back at him. "Why are you leaning so closely to me?"
"Are your hands clean?" Li Yan lightly looked at her in askance, then he took out a container of ointment from his clothes. "Here."
"It's for you to apply it for me. Can't you see that my face is still swollen?"
T/N: I prefer Li Mo and Li Shu's approach to Li Man over Li Yan's. Who do you guys like the best?