Chapter 376 Are You Avoiding Me?
Gu Nianbin’s words “Let’s settle things tonight” made Du Xiaoxian very nervous. She was willing to be intimate with Gu Nianbin, but once he lost control, he was like a runaway wild horse, tormenting her so much that she felt as if she would die.
When it was time to sleep, she quickly slipped back to Gu Niannian’s room and locked the door while Gu Nianbin was taking a shower. She felt that it was not safe to be too close to him. After some thought, she decided to return to sleep in the servant’s room downstairs. She hoped that Gu Nianbin would give up after not finding her.
She took a quick shower and got changed. Just as she was about to go to bed, she heard someone walking upstairs. It should be Gu Nianbin looking for her since he was done with his shower now. She was shocked and immediately felt like this place was not safe. After all, Gu Nianbin knew that she used to sleep here.
She quietly went out the door and hid in the corridor. She watched as Gu Nianbin’s shadow appeared on the wall. He actually came to find her.
What should she do? She was so flustered that her palms were sweating. Where should she hide? Suddenly, she got a flash of inspiration. She crouched down and crept along the wall until she reached a guest room. Several guest rooms in the Gu family’s residence were unoccupied. He shouldn’t be able to find her if she hid in one of them, right?
Gu Nianbin probably realized that she was not in the servant’s room, so he began to call for her. His deep voice rang particularly clearly in the empty house. “Xian’er, where are you? Xian’er, baby. Come out, stop hiding…”
Du Xiaoxian held her breath and leaned against the door. She clutched her pounding heart and carefully listened for the sounds outside the door.
“Xian’er, hurry up and come out. Don’t hide anymore. Baby, it’s getting late. It’s time to sleep…”
When Du Xiaoxian heard him walk past the door she was behind, she breathed a sigh of relief. But then, the phone in her hand rang. The sudden ringing scared her and made her hand shake. The phone fell to the floor. She rushed over to switch it off but it was too late.
Gu Nianbin’s footsteps stopped at the door. “Xian’er, open the door. Why are you hiding in there?”
Du Xiaoxian lay on the floor and said nothing. She quietly put the phone in her pajama pocket, then meowed twice.
The man chuckled outside the door. “I didn’t know that cats were so smart. They can even sing now.”
Du Xiaoxian knew that she could not hide anymore, so she got up and cleared her throat. “It’s too late. I’m already asleep. See you tomorrow morning.”
Gu Nianbin did not expect her to say that. He was stunned for a moment before he answered, “You want to sleep here?”
“Yes, I’ll sleep here tonight.”
“Open the door.”
“I’m asleep.” Du Xiaoxian pretended to yawn. “Ah, I’m so sleepy. Snore…”
The man was silent for a moment, but in the end, he left.
Du Xiaoxian was secretly delighted. At least she managed to dodge it tonight. Thinking about her experience from last night to this afternoon, she felt that it could only be described as intense pain. She felt like she was constantly between the point of death and coming back to life. She could not control herself at all. She could not believe that she could let out such howls and moans. If there were anyone at home last night, she felt like she would never be able to live it down!
It was all Gu Nianbin’s fault! That horrible beast!
Just as she closed her eyes, his footsteps stopped at the door again. She pretended to be asleep but heard the sound of the key turning in the lock.
Du Xiaoxian jumped up in shock. She was so stupid. Why did she forget that there was a key for the door? She hit her head in annoyance and quickly opened the window to climb out. As soon as she stepped on the windowsill, she felt her body lift up. She ended up in a warm embrace.
She turned around and giggled. “How did you get the key?”
“How could I not have the key to the rooms in my own house? Usually, Uncle Xiao carries all the keys. I just went to get it from his room.” Gu Nianbin’s gaze was probing. “Why were you trying to climb out the window?”
“I… I decided to sleep upstairs.”
“Why didn’t you use the door?” Gu Nianbin frowned. “Are you trying to avoid me?”
“No, I’m playing hide and seek.” Du Xiaoxian looked at his face carefully. “I always play hide and seek with Niannian at home.”
“Aren’t you going to tell the truth?” Gu Nianbin raised his voice.
“Yes… I was trying to avoid… you.” Du Xiaoxian had no choice but to admit the truth.
“Why were you trying to avoid me?”
Du Xiaoxian bit her lip, and it was a long time before she answered with a mosquito-like voice, “You said that you were going to settle the score with me tonight.”
Gu Nianbin was stunned for a moment before he suddenly burst into laughter. “So, you were afraid of that!” He threw Du Xiaoxian on the bed. He then raised his hand and began to unbutton her pajamas. “We have to settle the score. You can’t escape.”
Du Xiaoxian blushed and hid under the blanket in panic.
Gu Nianbin pulled the blanket off her and threw them on the floor. He pounced on her and pinned her down. Du Xiaoxian was so scared that she closed her eyes. However, the plundering that she imagined did not come.
He just rubbed against the tip of her nose intimately. It felt warm. She slowly opened her eyes. His face was so close, but she could not focus on it. His eyes were dark and as shiny as the stars. She saw herself reflected in his pupils. Her large head and small body looked very interesting.
“You’re such a silly girl.” Gu Nianbin lovingly kissed her cheek. “If you don’t want to, how could I possibly force you?” He smiled gently and kissed her very gently. From her forehead to her cheeks, the tip of her nose, and the corners of her lips before he slowly slid down to her neck.
His lips were warm and soft. Du Xiaoxian’s breathing began to race. Her vision seemed to blur as the sound of her breathing became louder and louder…
The man suddenly looked up and smiled at her. “I’m done. The score is settled.”
Du Xiaoxian felt like she was suspended in the air, unable to get up or down. She parted her lips in confusion and said, “You’ve settled the score?”
“Yes.” He caressed her face. “Are you expecting something else?”
Du Xiaoxian had been set on fire as he suddenly stopped. She felt uncomfortable all over. Her face was flushed as she writhed on the bed.
Gu Nianbin lowered his head to kiss her and asked in a hoarse voice, “Do you want it now?”
Du Xiaoxian did not speak. She just hugged his neck.
He chuckled, then picked her up as if she were a child. As he walked out, he kissed her passionately. In the end, he couldn’t hold himself back when he arrived in the living room. He immediately started the “business”, changing scenes from the sofa to the floor, he then went from the floor to the stairs with her twisted around him. He stumbled up the stairs before finally collapsing in the corridor…
He went downstairs to pick up his clothes with satisfaction once the deed was done. Du Xiaoxian barely had the strength to stand. She dragged her exhausted body and slowly clambered into Gu Niannian’s room. As soon as she was in and was just about to lock the door, she found herself lifted into the air.
Gu Nianbin smiled at her. “You went the wrong way. This is our daughter’s room. Our room is over here.”
Du Xiaoxian grabbed the door handle and looked at him tearfully. “I really want to go to sleep.”
“Me too. Let’s sleep together.” The man easily removed her hand from the door handle and carried her back to his room.
When Du Xiaoxian saw the man carrying her straight to the bathroom, her heart tightened again. Her face crinkled worriedly.
Gu Nianbin found it funny and stopped teasing her. “Don’t worry. Just take a shower before you go to sleep.”
She did not have much strength, so she had to listen to him. If Gu Nianbin really wanted to have his way with her, she would not be able to stop him.
She was just curious. Where did he get his energy from? Why wasn’t he tired?
Du Xiaoxian fell asleep in the middle of her shower. Gu Nianbin shook his head, then leaned over and kissed her again with a smile. After washing and drying her up, he wrapped a bath towel around her and carried her to the bed.
As soon as Du Xiaoxian got into bed, she curled up into a ball and leaned against the familiar and warm place. Gu Nianbin leaned against the headboard and watched her curl up beside him like a kitten, smiling silently.
He didn’t sleep last night. He just stared at her the whole night. He stared at her delicate eyebrows, her small nose, her pink lips, her thick eyelashes, and her delicate skin. He couldn’t get enough of her no matter how he stared at her.
Even now, it was still the same. He was full of energy and did not feel sleepy at all. He just wanted to stare at her like this. He looked at her patiently, deeply engraving her appearance in his heart. In fact, she had always been in his heart. She had never left him. She had never left him for even a second.
Over 2,000 long nights that felt as long as a lifetime had finally come to an end. His suffering was over. He tucked the hair scattered over her face behind her ears, then slid his hand down and pulled her into his arms. He sighed softly, “Baby, don’t leave me again. Without you, I’ll die.”
The lips of the sleeping Du Xiaoxian suddenly moved as if she was talking. Gu Nianbin pricked his ears and listened carefully. She was calling him, “Nianbin, Nianbin…”
Her muffled voice made him happy. She might be dreaming, or maybe she was just talking unconsciously, but she was calling out for him. She might have called out for him in those more than 2,000 long nights!
When he was missing her like mad, he knew that she was also missing him!
When Du Xiaoxian woke up the next day, she was shocked again because it was almost 11 o’clock. Her circadian clock had always been very consistent. She would wake up each day at about six to seven o’clock. However, she had been sleeping very late for two days in a row. That was not her habit.
What made her even more uneasy was that Gu Nianbin looked like he was not going to work. He was dressed in his home clothes and making breakfast in the kitchen. When he saw her coming downstairs, he greeted her with a bright smile, “You’re awake. I was going to wake you up once breakfast was done.”
Du Xiaoxian walked over lazily. “Let’s not eat breakfast. It’s almost lunch time.”
“You’ll be hungry if you don’t eat breakfast. We can have lunch later!” Gu Nianbin hugged her and kissed her.
Du Xiaoxian was still not used to the frequent intimacy. She pinched him and said, “Aren’t you going to work today?”
“I want to spend more time with you.”
“But if you do this…” Du Xiaoxian had a limited vocabulary. She narrowed her eyes and thought for a while. “A little sleep, a little slumber, and you’ll lose your pet.”
“Silly girl. The saying is a little sleep, a little slumber, and poverty will come.” Gu Nianbin laughed and scratched her nose. “But your analogy isn’t appropriate. Are you my little pet?”
“Of course not.” Du Xiaoxian blushed.
“Be good and take this to the table.” Gu Nianbin handed her a plate of toast.
Du Xiaoxian obediently stepped out with the plate. Gu Nianbin followed after her, putting the fried eggs and porridge on the table. He turned around and took the milk out from the refrigerator. He poured a glass for Du Xiaoxian.
“Why don’t you come with me to my office this afternoon?”
“I won’t go. I’ll only get in the way of your work.” Du Xiaoxian said, “It’s better for me to stay at home.”
“Didn’t you want to have something to do? Since you worked as a clerk and have some experience, you should work at my company. You should learn to do more instead of staying at home and being bored.” Gu Nianbin slowly chewed on his toast.
Du Xiaoxian’s eyes lit up. “Really? Can I really work at your company? That’s great.”
Gu Nianbin glanced at her and said, “Are you happy because you can go to my company or because you can go to work?”
Du Xiaoxian was stunned for a moment. Weren’t those two things the same? When she saw how serious he looked, she knew she had to give a good answer. She thought for a moment, then said, “I’m happy because I can work at your company.”
The answer was what he expected. However, what he really wanted to ask was, “Are you happy because you can go to the company and be with me? Or is it because you’ll have something to do?”