“It’s getting late. Aren’t you going to bed?” Cheng Liyue asked. Feeling sleepy, she wanted to take a shower and sleep in peace.
Gong Yexiao exhaled sharply. Pushing the door to her room open, he went in. Cheng Liyue sighed. This rich young master had a temper and needed to have someone dancing attendance on him. Anyone who lived with him would surely be exhausted to death.
Cheng Liyue couldn’t help thinking of the words he had said to his son. He had only slept with one woman his whole life? As if she would actually believe that!
Her nightwear had been hung on the balcony which made it convenient for her to collect it. After retrieving it, she entered the toilet and started the shower.
Because she was uncomfortable washing up when there was a man at her place, she took a quick shower and came out. Her nightwear was pretty standard, so there was no need for her to avoid him.
Cheng Liyue took a bolster which she would use as her pillow and a quilt from her son’s bedroom. She initially felt sleepy, but after lying down she found that she couldn’t sleep a wink. Her thoughts drifted to the man and whether he was currently asleep.
Just thinking of him sleeping in her bed with only a pair of underwear made her flushed. It was better for her not to envisage this.
In the room, Gong Yexiao was lying down with his head resting on the crook of his arm. The feminine fragrance emanating from the soft bed caused him to become restless. Numerous thoughts surged through his mind. Their previous kiss was still an unfinished business.
At present, he had not even touched her and yet, his body was having a reaction when he was just lying on the bed she had slept in. It was not an insignificant one either.
Damn, what spell did this woman cast over him?
Was it because she gave birth to his child?
But it seemed like that had nothing to do with this. He was attracted to her because of her own charm.
Unable to catch some z’s, he wondered if the woman outside was already asleep. He could not resist sitting up and getting out of bed to open the door.
Hearing the door creaking open, Cheng Liyue immediately sat up and turned to look at the barely dressed man coming out of her bedroom. “Hey, why did you come out?”
“I needed a glass of water. Is that wrong?” Gong Yexiao glanced at the pretty mug on the table. Picking it up, he brought it to the water dispenser.
“Hey, that’s mine.” Cheng Liyue exclaimed. He should not be drinking from her mug.
This made him even more determined to drink from it. After the mug was filled, he turned to face her on purpose and drank the water from the mug in huge gulps.
Watching his Adam’s apple bobbing up and down, she couldn’t help but swallow. Must he act like such a jerk?
“You seemed to be parched too. Do you need a drink?” Gong Yexiao arched his brow and asked.
“No. I’m not thirsty.” Cheng Liyue didn’t want to owe him one.
“You’re not thirsty, but your body says otherwise. If you want me to quench your thirst, I must first get it up.” The man said.
Seeing that he had made a tasteless innuendo, Cheng Liyue swiftly shot him a glare. “Say it again and you’ll have to get out. Not every woman who sees you is a she-wolf which has been starving for centuries. I have no interest in men.”
Gong Yexiao narrowed his eyes. “Because of your ex-husband?”
“It’s none of your business.” Cheng Liyue said coldly.
Gong Yexiao scoffed. “It may be none of my business. But you’d better not take me for that scum of a man. He’s not even qualified to wipe the dirt off my shoes.”
His tone was arrogant and domineering.
“You men are all the same. All crows under the sun are equally black.” Cheng Liyue reached this conclusion.
Gong Yexiao’s face clouded over. “Don’t lump me together under that metaphor.”
Cheng Liyue leaned back and covered herself with the quilt. “If you don’t want to be told off, hurry up and leave. Don’t disturb my sleep.”
When she pulled up the small quilt to her chest, her fair, slender calves were revealed. Her faintly luminescent skin was attractive.
He realized that he was thirsty again, and this time, it wasn’t because he was dehydrated.
“Are you trying to seduce me like this?” The corners of his mouth were raised as he asked.
Cheng Liyue was dressed in a knee-length nightwear that was quite prim. She shifted the quilt to cover her legs, but this left her chest exposed and she wasn’t wearing anything underneath her nightwear.
From his tall vantage point, he was able to appreciate the view.
She was well-endowed even without it.
Gong Yexiao smirked.
“Hey! What are you looking at? Hurry up and go back to the room, or get out of my house.” Clutching her chest, Cheng Liyue exclaimed furiously.
“Any louder and you’ll wake our son.” He gave a snort and walked back into the room.
Once Cheng Liyue heard the door closed, she let out a sigh of relief. Talking to this man was like fighting a battle, draining all her energy. She lay back down on the sofa in exhaustion.
Shutting her eyes, the faint image of Gong Yexiao lingered in her vision. At the same time, she was overcome by a wave of drowsiness.
She drifted off into slumber. But the man in the room remained wide awake. Gong Yexiao turned on the wall lamp. Under the aureate light, his beautifully chiseled face was like a work of art. An absolute masterpiece.
His every expression and every gaze contained a masculine charm. Any woman would be moved to have it directed at them.
But to the woman outside, he was completely non-existent. The fact was that if she were to just say the word, he would satisfy her wholeheartedly.
However, there was something that bothered him: she had been touched by another. It was as if a stifling weight had settled on his chest. Every time he thought about it, it grated on his nerves.
It was as if somebody had messed with what belonged to him.
Before he even knew it, it was already one in the morning and he was still fully awake. He was as restless as an irascible lion.
He had to figure out a way to fall asleep. There were several important meetings he needed to attend tomorrow.
How could he overcome this insomnia? Narrowing his eyes, a smile suddenly appeared on his face.
There was only one way.
He pushed the door open. It didn’t take a genius to figure out that this heartless woman would surely not lose sleep over him. Sure enough, she was sleeping soundly on the sofa.
He was filled with displeasure. He tossed and turned because of her. But she fell asleep better than a piglet.
Cheng Liyue would definitely be livid if she knew that she was being compared to a piglet.
Standing beside the sofa, Gong Yexiao narrowed his eyes. After ascertaining that this woman had really fallen asleep, he wrapped an arm around her shoulders and the other around her knees before gently lifting her up into his embrace.
Cheng Liyue was sleeping like a log. With Gong Yexiao carrying her effortlessly, she did not rouse from her sleep.
When Gong Yexiao laid her down on the bed, Cheng Liyue somehow reacted. Thinking that it was her son who was making a fuss, Cheng Liyue reached out to grasp his hand and mumbled, “Son, don’t fuss about…”
Son? Gong Yexiao was taken so lightly by her. He gritted his teeth. This woman always had a way of infuriating him.
Chapter 54: Losing Sleep Over Her