Ning Bei felt that he was walking on soft clouds.
Every step was fluttering and trembling.
Nan Xia’s hand was tightened countless times, as if it was the only evidence that everything that happened just now was true.
“It hurts, Xiao Bei.” Nan Xia chastised him.
“I’m sorry, I’m sorry.” Ning Bei immediately loosened his hand, but he didn’t let go of her hand.
“I’ll hold your arm.” After Nan Xia finished speaking, she wanted to withdraw her hand to hold Ning Bei’s arm, but Ning Bei still didn’t let her hand go.
After hesitating for a few seconds, Ning Bei stopped on the spot and promised Nan Xia in a low voice, “I won’t use any more force, I just wanted to hold your hand.”
Nan Xia glanced up at his cautious look, and couldn’t help teasing him, “What are you afraid of?”
“I’m afraid you’ll run away.”
“Where can I run on this road?”
“I don’t know, anyway you will run away, I don’t want to let go.” Ning Bei stared down at Nan Xia, his stubbornness was so pitiful and funny.
Nan Xia leaned her face on his arm and laughed silently.
She noticed that Ning Bei had unconsciously tightened that hand that was holding her hand again.
“Ning Bei.” Nan Xia called his name.
Ning Bei immediately became very nervous, and stood upright in the military training posture.
“I need to call Chen Fei and apologize.”
“Okay, okay.” Ning Bei nodded immediately.
“I have to call Chen Fei.”
Ning Bei was stunned for half a second, then said, “Okay, okay.”
Ning Bei: “…Oh.”
Nan Xia restrained her smile, walked to the side and called Chen Fei, apologized, and then told him she’ll call the rest of the classmates who she hadn’t had time to contact when she got home at night.
After a few minutes, Nan Xia hung up the phone.
Ning Bei nervously asked how was it.
“It’s okay, Chen Fei is very nice.”
Ning Bei didn’t speak.
Nan Xia leaned in front of him and asked him: “Wow, I really can’t see that, Ning Bei, you are really narrow-minded.”
Ning Bei turned his face away.
“You can really eat anyone’s vinegar.”
“…No, I don’t.” He softly denied.
“Then why don’t you like Chen Fei?”
Ning Bei glanced at her with some resentment: “Your last boyfriend was a high school classmate, so I have a psychological shadow against your high school classmates.”
After a while, he added, “Will there be boys in your class reunion?”
Nan Xia: “Nonsense.”
Ning Bei pursed his lips and said nothing.
But his expression had already revealed everything.
“You plan to not let me interact with men anymore?”
Nan Xia smiled, “Then, I—”
“After all, you haven’t acknowledged my status yet.”
Nan Xia: “???”
Ning Bei glanced at her, but did not dare to speak out.
Nan Xia suddenly chuckled, Ning Bei was on high alert before he heard her say, “Let’s find a coffee shop and eat something first, I have something to tell you.”
Ning Bei said nothing for a moment, then nodded.
Ning Bei took Nan Xia to a coffee shop. There were not many people in the shop, and the two of them walked to a four-seater in a corner.
Nan Xia sat down and saw that Ning Bei was standing beside her without moving.
Nan Xia: “?”
Ning Bei: “I want to sit next to you.”
Nan Xia turned her head away with a smile, Ning Bei really is no longer concealing his feelings at all.
His passionate fire is starting to burn Nan Xia.
She scooted inside, and Ning Bei immediately sat down next to her.
“What are you drinking?” Ning Bei unfolded the menu in front of Nan Xia.
“Then I’ll drink an Americano.” He immediately went to the front desk to order, and then quickly returned to his seat.
“Xiao Bei—” Nan Xia was about to speak.
Ning Bei took out a small cup of ice cream from behind him. The red strawberry topping looked particularly attractive under the bright indoor lights.
“Your favorite strawberry sundae.”
“How did you know?”
“I know everything.” When Ning Bei said this, pride and loss overflowed from his voice.
He knew everything about her.
So how much does Nan Xia know about him?
But Ning Bei doesn’t care about that now.
“Let’s eat,” he said.
Nan Xia smiled at him: “Thank you.”
Ning Bei’s neck was stained crimson, and he lowered his head to watch Nan Xia eating ice cream intently.
She tied her hair into a bun today, and when she lowered her head, fine strands of hair fell down.
The bright red lips opened and closed, and the white ice cream completely melted into her mouth.
Nan Xia looked up and saw Ning Bei staring at her in a daze.
She raised her hand and waved in front of him:
Ning Bei returned to his senses and frowned, as if dissatisfied with the title.
Nan Xia tapped the tip of Ning Bei’s nose, and Ning Bei reached out and held her index finger.
Nan Xia tried to retract her fingers, and Ning Bei let go.
He suppressed the passion and joy in his eyes and was waiting for what Nan Xia would say next.
Nan Xia put the spoon back and turned to face Ning Bei.
After a while, she opened her mouth and said, “Do you know what kind of risks you will face if you fall in love with me?”
Ning Bei nodded, then shook his head again.
Nan Xia said: “I still want to tell you all the possible bad outcomes first, and then you can make a choice. Because what you want right now might not necessarily be the best thing for you.”
Ning Bei didn’t speak, waiting for her to continue.
“First of all, I am six years older than you. The difference in experience and thinking brought about by my age will make it more likely that we will quarrel over certain things in the future. Secondly, you have just entered college, and you actually have many opportunities to meet others girls who might be better for you, you might like me now just because you have more contact with me, so I think you can reserve some opportunities for yourself to try to meet other girls. Finally, Xiao Bei, falling in love also means there will be a possibility of breaking up, and it will be difficult for us to be friends again after breaking up.”
Nan Xia calmed down and told Ning Bei everything she thought they needed to worry about. She cannot deny that almost no one can remain indifferent in the face of such relentless enthusiasm, but Nan Xia still forced herself to return to reason. She is six years older than Ning Bei; she is obliged to analyze and inform the current situation clearly with him.
“Xiao Bei, do you understand what I just said?”
Ning Bei nodded.
“Okay,” Nan Xia raised her hand and took a sip of her drink, “Then let’s go back for now, you can tell me your decision tonight.”
“I’ve already decided.” Ning Bei said without hesitation.
Nan Xia looked up in surprise.
“I want to be with you.”
“…But what I just said…”
Ning Bei clenched his jaw for a moment, then took Nan Xia’s hand again.
His voice became deep and slow.
Like a silent tide, it slowly swallowed Nan Xia’s heart.
“I’ve waited too long; I will never let this opportunity go.”
“Don’t you want to try being in a relationship with other girls?”
Ning Bei shook his head, “I don’t like anyone else. I know it in my heart.”
Nan Xia stared at Ning Bei silently, she also noticed the uncontrollable emotions in her heart. The completely affirmed choice also made it difficult for her to hold on to her position of reason.
“…Xiao Bei.” She murmured.
Ning Bei lowered his head and lightly stroked her hand with his fingertips.
The numbness was like a small electric spark, going up Nan Xia’s arm like a current.
She bit her lips.
She looked at Ning Bei raising his hand slowly, and then saw him grab her hand and kissed her palm tenderly.
The tip of his nose was buried into her palm, and he didn’t raise his head for a long time.
With a low voice, Ning Bei raised his head and peered at Nan Xia, “Let’s go home.”
Ning Bei brought Nan Xia back home. Before entering the community, he repeatedly confirmed to Nan Xia whether he was her boyfriend now or not.
Nan Xia said yes, but Ning Bei still felt uneasy.
Even though Nan Xia repeatedly assured him that she would not lie to him, Ning Bei still had mixed expressions along the way.
The two missed lunch so Nan Xia told him to come to her house later, and she’ll fix him something to eat.
Ning Bei couldn’t ask for more.
As soon as they entered the door, they bumped into Nan Xia’s mother who was about to go out for some beauty treatment.
She looked up and saw two people with very strange expressions.
Nan Xia’s mother immediately stopped in place, her eyes fixed on Nan Xia for a while, then on Ning Bei next.
Nan Xia couldn’t stand her extremely gossipy expression, so she quickly pushed her away.
“Mom, if you don’t leave now, you won’t be able to keep your appointment.”
Nan Xia’s mother resisted the pressure and grabbed Ning Bei.
Ning Bei shifted his eyes to Nan Xia guiltily, Nan Xia hadn’t told him whether he could tell others about their relationship so he didn’t dare to say anything.
Nan Xia’s mother became even more suspicious, and was about to ask again, when she saw Nan Xia standing in front of Ning Bei. Then, with a smile, “Mom, don’t make things difficult for my boyfriend, okay?”
Suddenly there was a huge roar in his ears, Ning Bei seemed to be hit by a bomb.
He no longer remembered how Nan Xia’s mother left in the end, and when he came back to his senses, he only heard the sound of the door closing.
Nan Xia has already walked towards the living room with her slippers on.
His emotions erupted like a volcano, washing away all reason in an instant.
Ning Bei couldn’t say a word.
Nan Xia turned her head and saw that he was still standing at the door.
She couldn’t help laughing, and waved to him, “Puppy, come to Jiejie.”
Ning Bei completely turned into a puppy at her command, and quickly followed Nan Xia into the bedroom.
The door closed and saw Nan Xia leaning against the wall waiting for him.
He stopped breathing completely, waiting for what she had to say.
“Puppy, do you want to hug Jiejie?”
The sunlight from the bedroom hit Nan Xia’s cheeks from one side, adding an almost golden edge to her outline. The small and upright nose has shallow and lovely wrinkles when she laughs.
His blood reached a boiling point.
Ning Bei directly enveloped Nan Xia with his body.
Nan Xia didn’t expect him to give her such a “violent” hug, the moment her feet flew into the air, she hugged his neck tightly.
Ning Bei pushed her hard against the wall, and looked up at Nan Xia’s eyes, his eyes quickly turned red in the next second.
Ning Bei buried his face in Nan Xia’s shoulder.
Humidity, heat and uncontrollable heartbeat.
Ning Bei had no way to restrain, sort out, and relieve his emotions, so burying his tears in front of Nan Xia was the most he could do.
Nan Xia let out a low chuckle, she reached out and inserted her fingers gently into his hair.
Stroking his hair slowly like as if consoling him.
After an unknown amount of time, Ning Bei raised his head again.
Nan Xia’s fingers slowly touched his red eyes.
Her breathing gradually went lower, gently hitting his cheek.
“Xiao Bei.” Nan Xia called out softly, and felt his arms tighten again.
Then, she continued to descend slowly.
It fell gently on Ning Bei’s lips.
The moment she was about to move away, Ning Bei sucked on her lips without anyone instructing him.
His onslaught came without hesitation.
The youthfulness and lack of discipline in his kiss made her feel even more excited. The clash of lips and teeth brought great excitement to Nan Xia.
Her arms clenched him even tighter, squeezing the last trace of oxygen in each other’s chests.
The fire was fully ignited.
Nan Xia also completely surrendered under the siege of Ning Bei.
She always thinks too much and always worries too much.
But at this moment, she just wanted to retaliate against Ning Bei’s sucking vigorously, as if to not leave any regret.
Oxygen filled their chests again, Nan Xia leaned on Ning Bei’s shoulder with a blushing complexion and tried to calm her mind.
Ning Bei was like an iron structure that would never fall down, still holding Nan Xia tightly to his body.
He went to kiss Nan Xia’s neck again.
It was like he was conducting a research, the tip of his tongue slides inch by inch, not letting go of anything.
Nan Xia couldn’t bear it anymore and finally reached out to cover his mouth.
—— then came another soft palm kiss.
With an irresistible smile, Nan Xia was defeated.
“Xiao Bei.” She whispered.
Ning Bei raised his eyes and looked at her fervently.
Nan Xia laughed and fell into his arms, “Put me down.”
Ning Bei was quiet for a while, and then let go of his hand reluctantly.
Nan Xia put on her slippers again, and walked to the kitchen, “I’m going to get something to eat.”
Who knew that as soon as she walked to the kitchen, Ning Bei also followed her.
“I’ll help you.”
“There is nothing you need to do; you can just go to the living room and watch TV.”
Ning Bei did not speak, but hugged Nan Xia from behind.
Just as Nan Xia was about to say something else, she noticed that Ning Bei had buried his head on her shoulder.
She choked back the words.
In the kitchen, Nan Xia was quietly waiting for the soup in the pot to boil.
Ning Bei stuck himself behind her, neither of them spoke.
Like an inexplicable tacit understanding, they both don’t need any explanation how all this happened.
Even Nan Xia herself finds it miraculous that the past ten years of acquaintance between them have not been meaningless.
They know each other and are familiar with each other.
Even their first kiss feels like a reunion after a long absence, where they lost and found each other again.
This thought made Nan Xia feel even more excited.
She felt that she had made the right decision.
A smile naturally bloomed from the corner of her mouth. Nan Xia turned around and looked up at Ning Bei.
She reached out and rubbed Ning Bei’s earlobe, and his neck instantly turned red.
Nan Xia deliberately asked: “Is the heat switch on the puppy’s turned on? Why does your body feel so hot, even your breath is scorching?”
Ning Bei stared straight at her.
Nan Xia got closer and murmured, “Is it because your ears are particularly sensitive?”
When she spoke, her soft breath hit his face, and Ning Bei’s body was numb.
For a moment, he only lowered his head and circled Nan Xia tightly with his arms.
His voice sounded after a while:
“Because it’s Jiejie.”
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