Translator: Mr Voltaire
“Su Su…” After talking with Xiao Qi, Ling Chen turned to Su’Er. Su’Er was naturally quite shy, and usually didn’t say much. What caused the change in their relationship was that fateful night… from then onwards, he could see something had changed in Su’Er’s eyes. Ling Chen smiled as he said, “You’re a very good and kind girl. You’ve always wanted to be as brave as Meng Xin… but truthfully, it’s not that you’re not brave enough- it’s that you’re too kind. You don’t like refusing other people, and you’re afraid that you’ll hurt others if you don’t go along with what they want- this is especially so for your family. In reality, we should be living for ourselves. You should learn to think more for yourself, and be a little more selfish, okay?”
“I…” Su’Er sniffled as she looked at him with tearful eyes. She engraved each of his words onto her heart. As they gazed at each other, it was as if Ling Chen could see into her heart.
Ling Chen looked over to Yun Meng Xin as he smiled, “Meng Xin, do you want a goodbye hug?”
As the sole daughter of the Yun family, she had been treated as the treasure of the entire family. Her personality was dignified and elegant, and countless people had pursued her, but not a single one could get close to her. She was the only woman who Long Tian Yun truly desired, but even he could not obtain her. She had never been intimate with a man before- the most intimate she had been in the past was shaking hands.
Intimately hugging a man was something that seemed out of the question. However, in her heart, only a single person had the right to be so close to her body.
Meeting Ling Chen’s gaze, Yun Meng Xin’s heart became somewhat chaotic. Part of it was the inherent shyness of a woman who had never been intimate with a man before. However, she immediately remembered all of the things that had happened recently, as well as the fact that once they said goodbye, she wouldn’t know when they could meet again. Her heart became even more chaotic, and she couldn’t stop herself from walking forwards.
Ling Chen also walked towards her, and gently hugged her. Yun Meng Xin’s body was incredibly soft, and the fragrance from her body was enchanting. Ling Chen didn’t dare to hug her too tightly, afraid that she would think he was taking advantage of her. However, he felt her arms wrapping around his back, and pulling him tighter against her. Her large and soft breasts were now pressed against his chest, and their faces were only centimetres away from each other.
This was the first time he had been so close to Yun Meng Xin, and it had actually caused him to become quite flustered. His right arm was around her waist, and he almost didn’t want to let go. He suddenly felt a desire to see what she looked like, and after a few moments he softly said, “Meng Xin, these days have been the lowest point in my life, and I even considered breaking my promise to you. However, you all trust me so much, so now that I’m back, I’ll definitely do my best not to disappoint you… I will definitely fulfil what I promised you and Yun Feng… even if I can’t help you win your bet, I’ll still help you gain control over your own destiny. Believe in me, alright?”
Yun Meng Xin and Ling Chen hugged for quite a long period of time. By now, Xiao Qi and Su’Er had both stopped sniffling and crying, and stared with a hint of jealousy in their eyes. Finally, Yun Meng Xin and Ling Chen separated. Under her veil, no one could see what Yun Meng Xin’s expression was like, but she still looked down, as if she was too embarrassed to look at Ling Chen anymore. She said in a gentle voice, “Take good care of yourself. We’ll be waiting for you.”
Ling Chen smiled and nodded. He looked at Meng Xin, and voiced the request he had been keeping in his heart all this time, “Meng Xin, we’ve known each other for quite some time now, but I still haven’t seen what you look like… can you let me see your face?”
No matter if it was in the real world or within the virtual world, Yun Meng Xin would always cover her face. Beauty was an asset, but being too beautiful was also a disaster. Yun Meng Xin was very clear about this. After coming to age, covering her face had become a habit, and only her family and closest friends knew what she looked like.
She was so used to this habit that even she had forgotten that Ling Chen had never seen what she looked like. Whenever they met, she was always wearing a veil.
Yun Meng Xin softly nodded. How could she refuse, at this point in time? This was the least she could do for him. She slowly stretched out her hand, and lifted the veil up. Her face was finally revealed to Ling Chen.
In that moment, the smile on Ling Chen’s face froze. He simply couldn’t draw his eyes away from her face, and he even forgot to breathe…
It was as if all the beautiful waves in the world were gathered in her eyes, making her look like a stunning goddess from a world-class artist’s painting. Her skin was as flawless as a piece of jade, and her mouth and nose looked as if they had been personally crafted by the gods.
If was as if the heavens had put all of their resources and effort in sculpting this face.
Ling Chen could almost feel himself falling into a trance as he stared at her. The feeling was as if he was falling into a bottomless pit, and yet he didn’t want to stop falling.
“So beautiful…” Ling Chen couldn’t stop himself from uttering those words. He continued to stare unblinkingly at Yun Meng Xin.
Devastatingly beautiful- beauty that could cause the downfall of a country. Ling Chen had heard this saying many times before, but only now did he understand what it meant. It would take a single glance of hers or a single smile to bring down an entire country.
At this moment, he completely understood why Yun Meng Xin would always cover her face when she went out. If she didn’t do this, then she would be constantly harassed wherever she went. If she was born in ancient times, there would have been countless wars because of her, and many heroes would have sacrificed themselves for her.
It was no wonder that while Long Tian Yun was still a teenager, he had already said that he was determined to make her his wife. Qi Yue, that demoness, was seductively beautiful- but that type of beauty could only appear in games… however, looking at Meng Xin, Ling Chen realised that her looks weren’t inferior to Qi Yue’s by even a bit. While Qi Yue was seductive and racy, Meng Xin’s beauty was one of elegance and purity. Qi Yue was a demoness whereas Meng Xin was a goddess.
“Big sister Meng Xin… is so beautiful…” Tian Tian also stared, transfixed. It was also her first time seeing what Meng Xin looked like. Although she was a girl, she couldn’t take her eyes off her either.
“You like what you see?” Seeing Ling Chen and Tian Tian’s stares, Meng Xin couldn’t help but smile. Since she was young, whenever men looked at her, they would always stare and reveal that sort of expression. The first time Long Tian Yun had met her, he had stared for many minutes, and forgot about everyone around him… however, even Long Tian Yun wasn’t lucky enough to see her smile.
Yun Meng Xin fully embodied the saying: “Bringing down a city with a single smile”. Her voice and the faint smile on her face caused Ling Chen to gradually come back to his senses.
He looked down as he tried to regain control over his heart. When he looked up, he was once again astounded by her beauty, but he no longer lost control. He smiled, “Definitely… you’re so beautiful that I almost don’t want to leave.”
“But you’re still going to.” Yun Meng Xin said softly.
“What I need to do is more important than my life.” Ling Chen repeated what he had said earlier. Yun Meng Xin’s beauty was enough for a man to devote himself to her and give up everything else. However, to Ling Chen, there was nothing else more important in the world than Shui Ruo.
“Meng Xin, after I leave, I’ll send things to your storehouse in Azure Dragon City from time to time. I’ll send memos with the things, so make sure you leave enough space. How you use those things will be up to you- I’ve always believed that your wisdom surpasses mine. Seeing as you made that unfair bet with your father, I’m sure you have quite a bit of determination and faith in yourself. I believe that even if you lose the bet, you’ll have a way out. Two years is enough for you to think of other ways- to be able to have these two years, you’ve already won.”
Yun Meng Xin’s smile grew wider. What Ling Chen had said exactly reflected her own thoughts. All along, everyone thought she was just rebelling… but only Ling Chen was able to see into her heart.
“I’m going… please take care of Tian Tian for me. I’ll do my best and try to come back soon, because I really don’t want to part with you guys. Tian Tian, make sure you listen to your big sisters… Qi Qi, please thank your big brother for me. I won’t forget what he’s done for me.”
Ling Chen finally turned and left. He lifted his hand up as he walked away, leaving them with an image of his back. He continued to walk, and disappeared from their vision. This time, he didn’t turn around.
When he left, he had been smiling and his voice had been calm and clear. As they watched his figure disappear into the distance, all of the girls’ hearts ached.
Because of him, Heart’s Dream’s goal wasn’t just a mere dream anymore. With him there, any problem could be solved. With him there, they would no longer be afraid of anything. Although they had not known each other for a very long time, he had become their support.
However, he had lost his most important person, and was going to do something incredibly difficult by himself… he was in the darkest moment of his life.
During this time, what could I possibly do for him…
All of the girls asked themselves the same question as they gazed at the direction he had disappeared in.