Chapter 1946: Serenity
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The actor was the upcoming film festival’s star VIP, but it appeared that he would not be attending after all.
Surely, the absence of the male lead of ‘The Green Apple’ would invite gossip and speculations.
Yun Shishi switched off her mobile and slumped back in her chair.
Showbiz could be so cruel sometimes. Although she was still new to this industry, she already had her fair share of this dog-eat-dog world.
Anyway, I’m not going to dwell on it.
By the time her husband reached home, she had already dozed off in bed. Her phone had landed on the floor when it slipped off her clutching palm, with its screen still glaring brightly.
He picked up the device and glanced at it; she had been busy memorizing a script before she fell asleep.
The man smiled resignedly, readjusted her quilt, and gave her a gentle peck on the cheek.
His soft touch was enough to rouse her from sleep. The woman was startled to see him when she opened her groggy eyes.
“You’re back.” She grouched while rubbing her eyes. “It’s late. Why did you come home so late today?”
“I was delayed by some matters in the office.”
“Have you eaten?” she asked worriedly. He had a bad case of gastritis; thus, she was fussy about him having his meals promptly.
“Yup.” He smiled and sat next to her on the bed. While smoothing her tousled hair, he commented, “How is it possible that you can worry about me when you can’t even take care of yourself?”
“That’s not true. I take good care of myself.”
She slowly sat up on the bed and hugged him by the waist. Quietly, she sat there with her eyes dipped low, greedily enjoying this moment of peace with her face plastered on his strong, sturdy spine.
She loved to embrace him in this manner, feeling safe and secured with him as her support.
Only he could give her this overwhelming sense of tranquility and security.
“It’s so good to have you by my side.”
Every night was bliss with him next to her. She could fall into a restful slumber and sleep through the night without fear.
He made her feel so safe.
The man allowed her to hold him in this way without fidgeting. He, too, enjoyed this moment of serenity with her after a hard day’s work.
“Alright. It’s time for you to sleep. I have to wash up now.”
She showed no sign of letting go as she continued to rest her face on his back without a word.
He could not do anything except to give in to her whims.
“Aren’t you tired?”
“Yes, I am.”
Her vulnerability was fully exposed as she lethargically lay on his back with her full weight on him; it showed the depth of her reliance on this man.
“Go to bed early if you’re tired.”
She hummed a soft acknowledgement but refused to let him go still. “Let me hold you just a while more.”
The man broke into a chuckle and pinched her nose lightly. “Little fool.”
He liked to know that she needed him; besides, he also wanted to enjoy this warm, fuzzy moment with her.
If only time could stop right here, right now.
“Silly girl, it’s time to sleep. The night is turning cold, and you won’t want to catch a cold. You won’t be able to walk the red carpet the day after tomorrow if you fall sick.”
The man was finally able to coax the woman to bed.
After nodding her head slightly in agreement, she lay down in bed like a docile kitten.
Covering her with a quilt and giving her forehead a soft kiss, he went to have a shower.
By the time he finished his hot shower, the creature in bed had fallen into a deep slumber. Time seemed to dip in serenity as the lamp cast a gentle glow on her pretty face…
He got in bed, held her in his arms, and drifted into dreamland, too.
At the Song Residence.
Song Yunxi was outside his sister’s bedroom with the servant standing next to him. The maid was holding a tray of food, which had been reheated several times, as the missy refused to step out of her room.