This was Cheng Liyue’s instinctive response after being manhandled. It was a conditioned reflex.
A faint handprint appeared on his handsome face. Cheng Liyue stared at her palm of her hand, appalled.
My God! She slapped him?
She grew alarmed.
The man abruptly leaned forwards. His handsome face drew terrifyingly close to hers. She let out a shuddering breath, and drew back.
“You dared to hit me?” His deep voice was menacing.
Ever since he was young, he had never been reprimanded before, let alone been hit by someone. And this woman dared to slap him?
A touch of panic flashed through Cheng Liyue’s face. But she swiftly retorted, “You’re the one asking for it. Who told you to act like such a bastard just now…”
The man’s expression darkened. “This slap will be a debt which I’ll collect from you in the future.”
He then turned around and left.
Cheng Liyue expelled a long deep breath. She had been scared to death. Her palm was smarting which indicated that the force she had used to slap him had not been light.
Served him right. She let out a huff.
Returning to the side of the bed, she looked down at her son’s good-looking face. She sighed. Why was it that her son was conceived with this man?
How did her son come to know of this man?
Because the little boy was asleep, the Gong family’s dinner was held off.
Cheng Liyue sat on the carpet with her legs folded under her as she leaned forward to rest on the edge of the bed. Resting her face in the crook of her arm, she soon drifted off to sleep.
Half an hour later, the tall and lithe figure of Gong Yexiao entered the room. Looking at the scene of both mother and son sleeping in the dim room, he was slightly stunned. He switched on the wall lamp.
And approached them.
Under the soft golden light, a beautiful pair of mother and son slept charmingly. Brows furrowed, Gong Yexiao thought that he must have been possessed. Towards a woman who had just given him a resounding slap, he unexpectedly did not seek any retribution.
And… the kiss that had just happened, he actually had a reaction to it and it wasn’t an insignificant one either.
Damn, where sort of allure did she have? To such an extent that he would be addicted to the kiss?
It was probably because of the stimulus from the light that the little fellow suddenly stretched. Rows of long, dense eyelashes fluttered open revealing a pair of huge, glistening onyx eyes.
Eyes hazy with sleep, he caught sight of Gong Yexiao’s face. He happily parted his mouth to call out, “Daddy.”
Just that word alone from his son, could drill through his diamond-hard heart in an instant.
At this time, the woman who was resting her head on the bed also roused from her sleep. Since giving birth to her son, she was unusually alert. So long as she heard the voice of her son, she would immediately open her eyes.
As soon as Cheng Liyue opened her eyes, she felt an oppressive vibe. Raising her brows, she saw his figure sitting next to her. His cold gaze was fixed on her face.
Cheng Liyue hurriedly wiped the back of her hand over her mouth. My God! How long had he been watching her? Had she been drooling?
Looking at such an expression on her face, Gong Yexiao felt the urge to laugh. But because he had a reputation to uphold, he held it in. He reached out and took the little boy who had crawled beside him into his arms.
The little boy turned to look at his mommy and then at his daddy, his little face brimming with joy and contentment.
“I’ll wipe your face.” Cheng Liyue rose to her feet and walked towards the bathroom. The entire bathroom seemed to carry the man’s clean, crisp masculine scent.
She held in her breath. Picking up a gray washcloth, she soaked it, then wrung it dry and walked out to wipe the little boy’s face.
Gong Yexiao then carried the little boy and headed to the door. Towards the woman who was returning the washcloth to its place in the bathroom, he said with his deep voice, “Come down and have dinner.”