Chapter 138: Just for a moment
Mo Qianni was like a cat with silent steps, walking to the side of the sofa, she saw Yang Chen already sleeping on his side.
The room was dark, and only the rays of light from Mo Qianni’s open bedroom door allowed her to see Yang Chen.
Yang Chen seemed to be sleeping deeply now, with the blanket covering his lower body. His breathing was even and there was zero movement from his body.
Mo Qianni waved her snow white hand in front of Yang Chen’s closed eyes a few times. Seeing that Yang Chen didn’t react, Mo Qianni pursed her lips and smiled, mischievously mouthing the words ‘stupid pig’ at him.
Following that, she squatted down and hugged her knees. Her line of sight was at the same level as Yang Chen’s head.
In the hazy duskiness, as if admiring a work of art, Mo Qianni’s head was tilted to one side and her shining gem-like eyes were hooded. She looked at Yang Chen in detail, the man’s unadorned messy hair, those thick dark eyelashes, those small eyes, straight nose, the obvious part between his lips…
After knowing him for so long, it was the first time she had looked closely at his appearance. Looking at him like this, he actually didn’t look too ugly. It was just that he usually had a frivolous expression on and was always joking around with her, like a mischievous little boy.
Mo Qianni thought of the first time she had met Yang Chen. That interview where externally, she had appeared calm as usual but had her heart deeply shaken by the proficiency that this man had in foreign languages. She could not wrap her head around how a man as sloppy as this could have that kind of linguistic ability.
Following that, she seemed to have been at loggerheads with him. He was so disobedient, and she really hadn’t seen a subordinate who refused to give face to their boss. However, she just wasn’t allowed to fire him. After thinking of a plan to get him to chase debts from a rogue company, he had actually gotten the money back! She had even been counter checked.
At first, she had wanted to continue thinking of ways to give him a hard time, she didn’t expect that he would actually be her best friend’s husband. Back then, other than getting angry, she had even felt a little sour, she really couldn’t understand herself anymore.
Things just got even more ridiculous after that. She had been kidnapped together with Ruoxi, and this man had actually came alone to save them…… Then, her greedy stepfather had come looking for her, and had been taken care of by this fellow. He had resolved the complicated grievances that had bound her for almost a decade……
Now, most recently, she had actually been kidnapped as a hostage by those bad men, becoming a tool for leverage against him…
Wasn’t this guy just selling mutton skewers previously? What did a mutton skewer seller have that was worth coveting?
Mo Qianni couldn’t understand. The more she thought about it, the more she failed to understand. This man was filled with mystery, like a black hole that sucked in all of her attention, filling her head with thoughts of him when she was daydreaming.
One by one, unforgettable scenes filled Mo Qianni’s mind, and her expressions grew even more vivid. Sometimes gloomy, sometimes delighted, sometimes deep in thought, sometimes curious…
Slowly, Mo Qianni’s eyes grew ever more affixed onto Yang Chen. She felt like she couldn’t pull away, and it felt like the shell around her heart, that had lain indifferent for years, was breaking, causing her breathing to accelerate.
A bold thought came out of nowhere—I really want to kiss him…
It would just be a single kiss on his face. I’ll just close my eyes, give him a quick peck and then I’ll leave…
He won’t wake up now, right? So what if he does? It’s not like he’s losing anything from getting kissed by me. It’s not like he’ll get pregnant from a kiss? He can’t give birth even if he does get pregnant!
Mo Qianni pursed her full lips, her head was full of messy thoughts. She was aware that her thoughts weren’t right, but no matter what, she couldn’t control that overwhelming urge…
Just once, just for a moment…
Continuously persuading herself, Mo Qianni slowly closed her eyes and puckered up her red, moist lips. Her inexperienced kissing pose was just like a young maiden offering a kiss. Her pink pajama-clad body was trembling slightly, and a blush was blooming on her cheeks as she got closer and closer to Yang Chen.
However, because she had been squatting down all this time, her legs had already gone numb. She hadn’t reached out that far before realising her legs could no longer hold her weight.
There was no choice, Mo Qianni let go of her knees and tried to grab onto the sofa, trying to find an easy position where she could continue trying to kiss him.
She couldn’t care too much anymore. The urge of wanting to kiss him had already made this mature beauty with overflowing emotions let go of her reserve. This was the first time she was taking the initiative to kiss a man, and even if the other was sleeping, she had to make perfect and cozy memories!
Eh? What’s this?
While groping around the sofa, Mo Qianni’s left hand had suddenly touched something hard. The strange feeling unconsciously made her stop the action of kissing. Her black brows wrinkled as she gently rubbed that thing.
The more her soft hand rubbed it, the more she felt that that thing was growing. It seemed like it had grown bigger by one entire fold, it made her feel like something strange was going on. That thing even felt burning hot to the touch!
Wait! It could even twitch!?
Mo Qianni wasn’t a young girl who didn’t know anything. After thinking carefully, she abruptly realized what that was!
After that scream, it was as if Mo Qianni had been pushed back by a wave of air. She retracted her hands and fell back until she was sitting on the floor. Shame and anger mingled, “Yang Chen! You bastard!!”
In the dark, Yang Chen finally couldn’t continue pretending to be asleep. He awkwardly opened his eyes and smiled self-deprecatingly, sitting up on the sofa.
Actually, Yang Chen had already been used to sleeping lightly for years. He wouldn’t really enter into a deep sleep, thus, the instant Mo Qianni had walked out from the bedroom, Yang Chen had already woken up. He just didn’t want to expose it.
What had happened next made Yang Chen even more reluctant to reveal that he had woken up. That woman was actually squatting in front of him and staring dazedly at him like a little girl staring at her first crush.
Yang Chen had undergone special training for night vision. He only had to open his eyes a crack to see Mo Qianni clearly. That shy beauty and the flowery fragrance from her bath had instantly given Yang Chen the most basic physiological reaction.
This stupid woman hadn’t even realised that the position she was squatting in pushed the two round and soft lumps on her chest together, making them extremely eye-catching. From the collar of her pink nightgown, he could see that unbelievably deep ravine. That enticing sight made Yang Chen feel like he was fighting a war against heaven.
What happened next was even stranger. Mo Qianni had actually puckered up her red, moist lips to kiss him!
Yang Chen wasn’t an idiot with low EQ. No matter how stupid he was, he would be able to tell that this woman had feelings for him. Although he felt that it was weird that Mo Qianni had somehow grown feelings for him, under the circumstances, Yang Chen didn’t dare to wake up at all!
If he woke up, then that was practically telling Mo Qianni that he had been pretending to be asleep all along!
Therefore, for the time being, Yang Chen could only pretend not to know anything. He was going to think about what to do about the relationship between the two of them after waiting for Mo Qianni to finish kissing him.
Who knew that Mo Qianni would actually place her warm little hand on his little brother and even rubbed and kneaded it considerately for him…
After getting agitated by that alluring scene, how could Yang Chen have withstood that kind of provocation? His nerves had reacted reflexively, and his little brother had twitched a few times…
Since his pretense had been exposed, Yang Chen sweated, but didn’t know what to say. Since he had seen Mo Qianni’s actions from start to finish, the air between the two turned a little complicated.
Mo Qianni sat on the floor, biting her pink lips. There was some moisture in her eyes, some part aggrieved and some part angry.
“You were awake from the start, right?” Mo Qianni asked.
Yang Chen nodded speechlessly.
“Then you knew what I was doing from the start, and you’ve just been watching me make a fool of myself, haven’t you?”
“I wasn’t watching you make a fool…”
“Shut up!” Mo Qianni laughed in distress, and her tears finally flowed out. In the dark, they looked like sparkling and transparent slivers, “You don’t have to console me. I’m not some little girl who can’t think things through, I’m not that fragile. That’s right, I’m just shameless. I couldn’t help but want to kiss you, kiss my best friend’s husband, and you’ve seen it all. However, be rest assured, I know now how stupid that decision was without you even telling me. Even if I was blind, I shouldn’t have thought that you were a man worthy of my kiss! This time it’s my fault, I won’t have any of those ridiculous thoughts after tonight. Yang Chen, you had better not provoke me from now on!”
After saying so, Mo Qianni immediately stood up from the ground. With a resolute gaze, she glared at Yang Chen and ran quickly back to her bedroom.
Yang Chen sat in a daze on the sofa. He smiled bitterly to himself. He hadn’t thought that Mo Qianni would be so worked up. It looked like he should have revealed that he was awake from the start, then things wouldn’t have gotten to this point! Great, now he wouldn’t know what kind of expression to show when they met in the company later on.
Glancing at the closed bedroom door, it was easy for Yang Chen to imagine how depressed Mo Qianni’s current expression would be. He had some guilt in his heart, but he knew that it was useless no matter how many words of comfort or explanation he offered. He could only lie down again. After sleeping this night away, he would see what he could do.
Early in the morning the next day, when Mo Qianni walked out of the bedroom with swollen red eyes, Yang Chen was already long gone.
On the sofa was a neatly folded blanket, it was the only evidence that she had not been dreaming last night.
It seemed like Mo Qianni had not slept the whole night. She just looked at the blanket with a complicated gaze, scratched her messy hair, then walked to the bathroom and went through her morning routine as usual.
Upon returning to her bedroom, she sat in front of the vanity mirror. Seeing her reddened, swollen eyes and haggard appearance in the mirror, Mo Qianni sighed. She talked to herself, “Mo Qianni, you have to pull yourself together! It’s just a man, and it was just an error in judgement. You can find a better one next time! Kiss the guy in front of him! Let him rage to his death!!”
When she was done speaking, Mo Qianni nodded towards her reflection and started doing her makeup with practiced movements.
After more than ten minutes, Mo Qianni put down her lipstick. She had only put on light makeup, but the woman in the mirror had once again become splendidly and charmingly mesmerizing. Even the swelling around her eyes had become less obvious.
Mo Qianni high-fived her reflection and brandished a fist, speaking with absolute confidence, “Mo! Qian! Ni! You’re the best! Go! Go! You can do it!”
At the same time, Yang Chen, who had driven back to Dragon Garden early in the morning didn’t know that the strong woman he was still filled with guilt towards had already cheered herself up a hundred times over.
When Yang Chen opened the main gate of the villa and walked into the living room, he saw Lin Ruoxi sitting there eating her breakfast.
It was only then that Yang Chen remembered. He had made such a fuss last night and hadn’t returned the whole night. He had also completely forgotten to make a call home. Just as he started getting a bad feeling, an icy bone-chilling gaze shot towards him. Yang Chen couldn’t help but shiver. He had spent the night at the home of his own wife’s best friend, and something had nearly happened. While feeling antsy in his heart, Yang Chen could only smile ‘brightly’ and walk towards Lin Ruoxi.