952 Perplexed and Smitten 12
After the tattoo master had instructed them on the restrictions they had to abide by and commended them for having gone through it without making a sound, she flashed a forced smile and left the shop with the man beside her, who still maintained a composed look.
When they reached their car, she rolled her eyes at him harshly and reached out to grab his hair. "You liar."
Jin Qingyan's face was now frowning in bitterness, a far cry to his composed look earlier. He replied in a rather miserable tone, "Who knew it would be this painful? I really thought it wouldn't hurt much. Be good, take your hands off. My scalp will be ripped off by you if this goes on."
"I'll just rip all your hair off and make you bald," she replied sharply. But she still released him and complained, "We really paid to suffer and inflict all this pain on ourselves."
"Don't you think it looks good?" He smirked. "It's a couple tattoo."
"Why won't you answer me?"
"I don't want to talk to you. I'll throw an egg at you."
"Where would you get an egg from?"
"…" She was at a loss for words. "I'll steal it."
Noticing how he looked as if he wanted to die, An Xiaoning was delighted. "Quick, get in the car. I want to get home quickly."
"Are you hungry?"
"No, I just can't wait to see how you'll look all dressed up as a woman."
After they arrived home through the smooth traffic, An Xiaoning agreed to eat first under Jin Qingyan's desperate pleas.
During the meal, Jin Qingyan ate at a terribly slow pace. While he usually ate in a refined manner and was particular about biting and chewing slowly, the pace he was eating at now was even more slower. It was taking refinement to a whole new extreme level.
"When you agreed to my condition, you seemed completely unbothered. Now, why do you seem rather unwilling?"
"No." He shook his head. "I'm not unwilling at all."
"Then, can you eat faster?"
"I'm trying to already. But when the food is in my mouth and I'm about to swallow it, a voice in my brain keeps reminding me to slow down further to aid in digestion. It'll be better for the stomach, and it prevents me from getting fat."
"Alright, then you can take your time. I'll go upstairs and prepare the props for you first." She merrily got up and skipped up the stairs.
Jin Qingyan calmed his heart down. At this point, the thought of the state he would be in later because of her made his heart tighten.
He had originally thought that since it was only in front of her, there was no harm in it. After careful thought, however, he realized that after tonight, the image of him dressed as a woman would probably be deeply etched in her heart forever.
But since the words had already come out of his mouth, it was hard to take them back.
He tried to brainwash himself by thinking, what would a little sacrifice for his beloved woman matter? It was not like he had to climb a fiery mountain or plunge into a sea of flames anyway. As a man, how could he go back on his own words?
By thinking this way, he felt much better.
He placed his chopsticks down and wiped his mouth before heading upstairs.
He first brushed his teeth before sitting before the dressing table and allowing her to put on makeup for him.
An Xiaoning put on makeup and a wig for him, then took out her own long dress for him to wear.
After he was done getting dressed up, she burst into loud, hysterical laughter.
"You're a handsome man, and you make a pretty woman as well. If you go out like that, no one will be able to recognize you for sure. It's only this height of yours that might be a bit too much."
He glanced at himself in the mirror and felt that he could not even recognize himself anymore. "Honey, are you happy now? Can I remove the makeup already?"
"No, no, no. We need to take a picture to remember this." She took out her phone and started taking selfies with him.
Seeing how delighted she was, Jin Qingyan simply let her do as she pleased.
After taking selfies with him, she even started roleplaying with him as sisters.
He could be brave enough to say that it was the first time in his life that he was dressing up as a woman, and such a realistic one too.
It was so realistic he almost firmly believed that he had been possessed by a woman.
After removing the makeup on his face, the two played around for a while before stopping.
The tattoo on their ankles did not seem that painful anymore.
There was just a faint stinging pain.
"Suppose I have something I'm hiding from you, will you be angry if you were to find out?"
Hearing him say this, An Xiaoning raised her head and asked, "That'll depend on what the matter is. You've been keeping a student behind my back?"
He scowled. "Am I someone like that?"
"Since it's not that, then what is it?"
"I'm just using an imaginary situation as an example."
An Xiaoning was pleased at his answer and replied in a sweet voice, "Since it's imaginary, then it'll depend on what the matter is. I won't get angry at some matters, but I can't say the same for others."
"Then…" He thought about it and still could not help but ask, "If you see someone who looks exactly like me on the streets but treats you coldly, will you get angry?"
"Someone who looks exactly like you?"
"Then, wouldn't it still be you? No matter how much someone looks likes you after plastic surgery, he can't possibly look exactly the same as you. If you're cold to me, it might be because you can't recognize me. I won't get angry. Remember that time when you had amnesia after the tsunami? Did you see me get angry? This is something that you can't control, why would I be so unreasonable as to get angry about it?"
A ripple surfaced on Jin Qingyan's eyes, and he responded in a pleased tone, "You deserve to be the woman I truly like."
An Xiaoning felt his tensed nerves relaxing after hearing her answer, and her lips curled slightly. "To be able to be treated genuinely by you today, I've put in so much effort back then. You should know, it's not difficult for a woman to be loved by a man. But for a woman to be able to receive a love as deep as yours, it's not as easy as it sounds. There's no sight in this world you haven't seen, and you can even run Jin Corporation by yourself. You even have a superior level of self-control. Do you regret your hasty decision back then?"
"The decision to get married to you in a flash?"
"I can pat your chest and tell you, not only do I not regret it, I'm also actually fortunate that I got to have you first. Otherwise, Gu Beicheng would have gotten it easy."
An Xiaoning bashfully darted a glance at him. "Shameless. Whose chest will you pat?"
"You're asking for a beating." Her fist landed lightly on him.
Jin Qingyan went on, "I know Gu Beicheng would have treated you extremely well too. Moreover, I have no confidence that if you had met him first back then, you would still have devoted your feelings to me. Rather than saying my decision to get married to you in a flash back then was rash, I'll say that you are the woman who triggered an urge in me to get married. If it were some other woman at that time, I might not have gotten married to her."
"Some other woman?" Her eyes darted around. "If it were Chi Rui'er, you'd have probably wished you had gotten married to her sooner."
He gave a non-committal answer. "But, back then, she wouldn't have married me because she'd chosen Gu Beicheng. Heaven is really fair. Gu Beicheng fought with me to get Chi Rui'er back then, and he got her as her girlfriend. But now, he can't get you."
"Do you feel like your anger had been vented out?"
He chimed in smoothly, "Of course."
Knock, knock, knock! A few knocks suddenly sounded at the door at this inappropriate timing. Thereafter, Fan Shixin's voice came from the door, "Young Madam, there's an express package for you here."