After using his teeth to unbutton her clothing, Shen Luo'an's lips rested against Ye Youyou's delicate skin. Her skin was young, smooth, and supple.
Something that caught Shen Luo'an completely by surprise was the fact that his long-dormant lust had suddenly stirred. It was as if the floodgates had opened. The desire that came pouring out could not been stemmed.
The panic in Ye Youyou intensified. Her struggles became wilder, but the pain in her hand prevented her from exerting any force at all.
Shen Luo'an began tracing his lips down her skin.
Ye Youyou had never experienced Shen Luo'an's touch, and the feeling was foreign to her. She couldn't hold back any longer and broke down in tears. She suddenly stopped struggling and went limp, crying out, "It hurts so much… my hand…"
Her sudden wails stopped Shen Luo'an in his actions. Her wounds that had lain forgotten in his mind resurfaced. He released her immediately, but Ye Youyou made no effort to conceal her sobs as she held on to her injured hand.
Her face, which was only as big as Shen Luo'an's palm, reddened as tears streaked down. The sounds of her emotional breakdown were enough to move anyone. Her hand, which was initially red, had swelled into an angry green bruise. It looked truly terrifying.
Shen Luo'an began to worry and instinctively stepped forward to help her up as he asked, "How did this happen? Come, I'll take you to the hospital!"
Ye Youyou began wailing in earnest. She couldn't tell if it was from the humiliation or the pain. Perhaps, it was a combination of both.
When Shen Luo'an carried her in his arms, she held onto her injured arm and did not put up a struggle.
The top button on Ye Youyou's pajamas was undone, and a huge amount of cleavage was showing. Her skin was pearly and fair. It contrasted against the shadows of her curves. Her state of dishabille revealed more skin than it concealed.
Delicate and exquisite, her body presented a picture that made it hard for others not to take a second look. It was also because of this second look that a reaction was aroused in Shen Luo'an, and more vehemently than he had expected.
He reached out to pull her clothing together. In a hoarse voice, he demanded, "Wear your clothing properly!"
Ye Youyou's wails became even louder. She hugged her injured arm and held her clothes together as her body was wrecked in sobs.
Shen Luo'an's brows knitted tightly together. He quickly carried her to the entrance of the elevator.
When they reached the hospital, it was confirmed that Ye Youyou's injuries had relapsed. By the time her injury had been treated and she emerged from the ward, Shen Luo'an was nowhere to be seen.
She had long expected that. Still, when she heard it, a tinge of disappointment was present amid the relief.
Ignoring the doctor's recommendation for her to stay in the hospital under observation, Ye Youyou insisted on being discharged. Just as she was about to leave, a nurse reminded her, "Miss, please head to level one to settle the bill."
He hadn't even paid the bill…
Ye Youyou took the bill in her hand. A feeling of resentment appeared.
She requested a pair of slippers from the hospital and walked out with only that and her pajamas. By the time she reached home in the taxi, it was already afternoon.
Ye Youyou was feeling famished. Since her hand had been newly bandaged, she was unable to cook. She called the food delivery service.
After lunch, she made sure that all the locks on her door were properly bolted before she went back to sleep. She was exhausted.
Ye Youyou had moved out of her stepfather's home after Guan Queye had met with that incident. In the blink of an eye, many years had passed. She had gotten used to it. She had gotten so used to it to the point that she felt nothing even after not meeting her mother for a very long time.
Throughout her monthlong stay in the hospital, her mother had only visited her once. Even then, her mother had only stayed barely 20 minutes before rushing back to the Capital.
Hence, regardless of how imaginative Ye Youyou was, she could never imagine that her mother, whom she rarely even saw on a regular basis, would visit her in her humble abode. And, she had even brought an unexpected guest with her.