Shi Sheng’s rejection appeared to have touched a nerve somewhere for Xi Yin suddenly laughed. He carried Shi Sheng back to his room.
To prevent her from moving, he pressed her down below him, using his legs to pin down one of her hands.
“What are you doing?” Shi Sheng furrowed her brows as she looked at him. ‘I’m already starving and this fellow still pesters me. Is he trying to kill me?’
XI Yin grabbed her other hand and pressed it to her side. Leaning down slightly, he spoke in a voice that held a hint of teasing, “I’ll see what you’ll do after you drink it.”
Shi Sheng watched as Xi Yin lifted his wrist to his own mouth, extended his fangs and bit into it. He sucked up a mouthful of blood and under Shi Sheng’s odd gaze, bent over to kiss her.
The somewhat cool liquid flowed into her mouth from his. There was no thick bloody smell, only a strange taste.
Shi Sheng couldn’t describe the taste, but upon thinking that it was blood, she tried to spit it out. Xi Yin’s tongue pried apart her teeth, held her tongue down and forced all the blood to flow down her throat.
‘No!’ Shi Sheng suddenly struggled fiercely.
Xi Yin’s hold was too strong, she couldn’t break free. She could only allow that liquid to slide down her throat. Once he’d made sure she’d swallowed it all, Xi Yin sucked up another mouthful.
“No! Let go!” A change had occurred in Shi Sheng’s tone.
His mouth full of blood, he lowered his head to look at her and was stunned.
There was panic in her eyes.
He’d never seen that emotion in her eyes before. Or perhaps it was more accurate to say he had never seen much emotion in her eyes at all.
‘It’s just drinking blood. Does she have to be so…’
Xi Yin released his grip unknowingly, swallowing the blood that was in his mouth. He reached towards her but Shi Sheng suddenly shrunk back, wariness in her eyes.
Xi Yin felt a sudden burst of pain stabbing at his heart, as if an invisible hand was squeezing it, making his breathing difficult.
“I won’t make you drink.” Xi Yin didn’t notice that his tone had become gentler.
Shi Sheng stared at him for a while, as if considering something. After a long time, the wariness in her eyes slowly receded.
Xi Yin pulled her into his arms and brought her to lie down with him on the bed.
Shi Sheng leaned against his chest, her breathing very slow and light to the point it seemed she’d stopped breathing. Xi Yin placed his hand below her nose to check that she was still breathing.
Right now, Shi Sheng’s mind was in a mess, her heart filled with killing intent. But she couldn’t bear to harm him. Her bottom line lowered once more for him.
Shi Sheng tightened her grip on Xi Yin’s lapel.
‘This is the last time. It won’t happen again. There’s some things he can’t touch.’
“I’m sorry.” He hadn’t expected her reaction to be so extreme.
Shi Sheng released her hold but didn’t reply.
The room fell into silence. Xi Yin didn’t know whether she was awake or not but he maintained this posture till daybreak.
The pure white sheets were dyed the colour of blood. By now, the wound on his hand had already healed.
Shi Sheng, who hadn’t moved the whole night, clambered out of his embrace, got off the bed, and left the room.
She didn’t say a single word throughout.
Xi Yin frowned slightly and followed her out of the room but was greeted by the sight of her door closing in his face.
For the next few days, Shi Sheng ignored him. Though she’d still wait for him to finish his classes, she wouldn’t speak to him.
After having grown used to her frequent flirting, her sudden tameness was a bit discomfiting. But it was true that he’d gone overboard that night. And he didn’t know what he should do to mollify her.
Shi Sheng wasn’t angry at Xi Yin. She was angry at herself for not being able to get over that mental obstacle. There were some things that she couldn’t let go of no matter how hard she tried.
Shi Sheng dragged her exhausted body back to her room but unexpectedly found Xi Yin there, sitting on her bed. Noticing her entry, he immediately got up.
Shi Sheng looked at him. “Yes?”
“If it’s because of what happened that night, you don’t have to apologise. I don’t blame you.” The problem was with her, how could she blame him? After all, it had been for her sake that he…
She looked away. “I want to rest. You should head back to your room.”
“You…” Xi Yin’s mouth opened but he probably didn’t know how to express his thoughts. After a brief struggle, he reached out to unbutton his shirt.
“What are you doing?” Shi Sheng held his hand still, her tone a bit displeased.
Xi Yin’s face was slightly flushed and his speech was a little more broken up than usual. “If this… can make you feel better… I… Since we’ve already… Anyway I can only have one partner for life…”
‘Even if she dies, I won’t have a new partner.’
Shi Sheng gave him an odd look. ‘Is he planning on making me feel better with sex?’
“Then do you like me?”
Xi Yin pursed his lips and didn’t speak.
Seeing her unhappy made him unhappy too. This…was probably what liking someone was? Ever since the day that inexplicable familiarity appeared, he felt like getting closer to her. But…
Shi Sheng took her hand back. “Let’s talk about this after you actually like me.”
Xi Yin lifted his head to look at her, his fingers still clutching onto a button. Shi Sheng sighed as she approached him to help him button his shirt back up. She then stood on her tiptoes to plant a kiss on his face. “It’s been my own problem these past few days. I just need some time to get over it. I like you and want to have you, but I won’t dishonour you for any reason. The last time…nothing happened between us.”
Xi Yin was surprised.
“Go back to bed.” Shi Sheng’s lips tugged into a smile.
Xi Yin lowered his head. Because of the matter where he’d thought she’d used despicable means to obtain him, he’d always felt disgusted. Yet now she was telling him that nothing had happened between them.
He suddenly felt a bit disappointed. As to what he was disappointed about, he didn’t know either.
Xi Yin disappeared once more.
Shi Sheng only discovered this the next morning.
She couldn’t find him at home or at school. And since Xi Yin didn’t have a phone, Shi Sheng had no way of contacting him.
She felt a headache coming on. ‘So this guy’s the type that disappears at every disagreement? Oh come the fuck on. Just what kind of weirdos do I(bbb) keep getting involved with?’
Shi Sheng was already not in a good mood. Xi Yin’s disappearance only served to worsen it. And to top things off, she was intercepted at school.
The person blocking her way was none other than the FL.
It was probably because she hadn’t been showing herself recently, causing Plot-sama to be dissatisfied. After all, as a supporting female villain, not causing trouble for the leads was unacceptable.
“Mi Nai, you did it, didn’t you?”
Ai Wei’s question came from nowhere, befuddling Shi Sheng.
‘What’d I(bbb) do? FL-sama, don’t unreasonably stir up trouble, okay?’
“Why aren’t you saying anything? Got nothing to say, eh?” Ai Wei spoke with a righteous expression.
Shi Sheng, “…”
‘I(bbb) don’t even know what the hell you’re talking about, what do you want me(bbb) to say? That I’m(bbb) pretty as a flower?’
Shi Sheng couldn’t help but roll her eyes at the FL and circled around her to head into the building. ‘Reason? With the FL? Quit joking! Everyone knows only the FL’s logic is right. No matter how much you say, it’s about as effective as a bloody fart.’
“Mi Nai, stop right there!” Ai Wei once again extended her arm to block Shi Sheng’s path.
‘Hey! The FL-sama’s gotten gutsier! Didn’t she use to run off whenever she saw me? Does she have someone backing her now? Probably planning on setting me up…
Ah how treacherous the human heart can be. Please! I’m still a baby!
…I should just ignore her.’
Shi Sheng speedily left. Ai Wei’s body was that of a normal human’s, so she naturally was unable to keep up.
Shi Sheng was afraid she wouldn’t be able to keep her violent tendencies under control if she got into an argument with the FL.
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