1430 I Only Want You 128
"I'd better address you as Chief Fan…"
"Call me Shixin," he insisted vehemently.
Seeing that she was blushing and coordinating to match his rhythm, he knew that she actually didn't detest him.
Hence, he did not wish to cut off contact with her at all.
Just as they were in the midst of a long passionate session, someone began knocking on the door.
"Wansheng, are you inside?" Mrs. Mu asked.
"Yes, I just took a shower and I'm going to take a nap now. What's the matter?"
"Nothing, I just wanted to ask if you had seen Chief Fan. He seems to have left without saying goodbye. Pingyang tried to call him but his mobile phone is switched off."
"I… I didn't see him."
"Go take a nap, then."
Mu Wansheng heaved a sigh of relief after hearing her footsteps as she left. "Is your car still outside?"
"No, I didn't drive here."
"I didn't feel like it," he said, pressing his hands on both her sides. Grinning gleefully, he said, "Mu Wansheng, I take my words back. I'm not going to respect your decision. We must stay together every day like this."
"Chief Fan…" Mu Wansheng murmured, biting her lip.
"Call me Shixin."
"Shixin…" She could not help but feel a little shy to call his name for the first time. "How can I address you that way around others?"
"Just do so when it's only the two of us, then." Staring at her solemnly, he said, "Seems like we can have a good sleep together. I don't have to go to work today."
"How are you going to go home, then? There are so many people in this house."
"That's why I'm afraid I can only leave tomorrow morning. We'll have plenty of time to get down to business."
"I can't cancel my marriage with Luo Xing."
"Can't you just tell me the reason? There isn't an issue in this world that can't be solved. Since you don't like him, why do you bother forcing yourself to marry him? You're being too negligent toward your own feelings and your lifelong happiness. Can't you have faith in me for once? Perhaps I can solve it."
It's not that Mu Wansheng wanted to keep it from him. Rather, she did not wish to burden him like how she did not want Zuo Xingwei to find out about her hospitalization back then. She was very concerned about Fan Shixin's feelings and knew that he could not afford to pay the hefty compensatory sum.
Besides, it wouldn't be fair to him either.
"Nothing, Luo Xing and I are destined to be married only in name. He hasn't broken up with his girlfriend yet and he doesn't intend to do so even after we get married. We agreed to leave each other alone and stay out of each other's personal lives. Hence, I can't cancel the wedding unless the Luo family initiates it. I'm not disregarding my own happiness, it's just that the two of us met at the wrong timing. If we had gotten together before my engagement, we wouldn't have to worry about this. Please don't put me in a spot. If I had a choice, I definitely wouldn't push you away."
Fan Shixin had a feeling that she was keeping something from him. Hence, he decided that he would investigate on it. However, he said, "Let's continue being in a clandestine relationship, then. If Luo Xing can have a girlfriend, you can date me too."
"Do you know what that means?" asked Mu Wansheng, who was surprised to hear him bring up a clandestine relationship.
"What does it mean? I don't know," said Fan Shixin, feigning ignorance.
"If we continue dating each other even after I marry Luo Xing, it'd be akin to having an extramarital affair with you. You'd be my lover and the third party…"
"We'll worry about that when you're married. We still don't know if your wedding will proceed smoothly. Two weeks may sound short, but it's not short at all."
Mu Wansheng did not actually carry much hope, for she knew that her engagement to Luo Xing was already set in stone.
There wouldn't be any changes anymore.
The two of them spent the rest of the afternoon in bed together. At the end of their intimate session, he said, "I'm hungry. What do we do now?"
Mu Wansheng sat up straight and said, "I'm hungry too. Lie down while I go get some food."
"Sure, I'll be waiting."
Mu Wansheng got out of bed and proceeded to get dressed. Feeling sore and achy all over, she exited the room.
Fan Shixin decided to take a shower while waiting.
Once he was done, he wrapped himself in a towel and began observing her bedroom closely.
It exuded a strong, feminine vibe.
Even her decorative ornaments were girlish.
Fan Shixin flipped through her photo album. Upon the sight of a photo of her as a child, he remarked, "How adorable."
"Of course," she said, entering with a tray of food. She placed the food onto the table and locked the door before walking toward him. "I was really cute when I was a child."'
"Give me one of your photos. I want to keep it with me."
"Sure," she agreed gleefully.
Fan Shixin chose a photo of her smiling sweetly.
The two of them proceeded to eat together. Afraid that he wouldn't be full enough, she brought the tray downstairs and returned with some bread, biscuits, seeds, and other snacks.
Fan Shixin sat on the bed and watched television while snacking together with Mu Wansheng, despite being conscious of his figure.
"I've long wanted to make a clean break with you, yet we ended up together again."
"That just means that you don't actually want to break up with me deep down. I heard that women often say one thing and mean another. Are you a classic stereotype?"
Glaring at him, Mu Wansheng retorted, "I'm not."
"The fact that you're angry and embarrassed just means that you are." Fan Shixin pecked her on her cheek and continued, "I still hope that you can tell me what you're hiding. Regardless of how much you think I can't solve it, I have the right to know, okay?"
"I don't want to tell you."
Fan Shixin did not probe any further. Just because she doesn't want to tell me, it doesn't mean I'm not going to look into it. Even if only the Mu and Luo families know what's going on, I can easily just question any of them.
"Putting that aside, I'd like to ask you a question and I hope you can answer me truthfully."
"What is it?"
"You fancy me, don't you?"
Mu Wansheng asked, "How about you?"
"If I didn't fancy you, why would I get intimate with you? Of course I do. I never felt this way before. Ever since I found out about your engagement, I was filled with a sudden thought. Do you know what it was?"
"What was it?"
"I felt that no one deserves you."
Smiling bashfully, Mu Wansheng asked, "Did you really feel that way?"
"Why would I lie to you? It's your turn to answer me now."