"Respect!" she firmly answered.
Marriage was sacred to her.
Even if the environment she grew up in never gave her the notion that marriage equaled happiness, but her heart still strongly desired for a family.
This family needed this piece of paper for it to be legitimate.
"I mind it a lot; I really care about it!"
She shouted in a fit of rage, "Just what exactly are you thinking of?! If your heart does have a place for me, how can you watch our children call another woman 'mommy'?!"
This single statement was akin to a cold knife piercing his heart deep enough for blood to splutter about.
His gaze fixated on her.
"Do you really think that I want this name?" Her face was cold. "All right. How about we consider each other's position, instead."
"Mu Yazhe, I love you," she casually declared. "All things unchanged; I can't give you a legitimate title."
His face froze instantly as his eyes gradually darkened.
"I'll marry another man, but you must believe, that's just a piece of paper. Even though I live under the same roof as this 'husband' as his 'wife' and Youyou calls him 'daddy', you must believe that I'll have nothing to do with him and that there's only you in my heart."
She scoffed. Measuring his face's frostiness, she questioned further, "Is that all right?"
Complex emotions continuously swirled within his eyes.
He seemed to be trying to repress something.
She stared at his handsome face and attempted to find a trace of change in it. "How is it? Since you deem that status as unimportant, it surely doesn't matter to you if I do that."
With a gloomy face, he cut her off. "Yun Shishi, that is enough!"
He did not give her a chance to speak more. Grasping her shoulders, he kissed her almost punishingly.
He kissed her in a desperate frenzy.
The whole world seemed to spin erratically.
The kiss was lingering, but fear could be traced in it.
Her words actually made him feel helpless and afraid.
He could not imagine – could not imagine Youyou calling another man daddy.
Worst of all, he could not imagine her becoming another man's wife even if it was only in name!
He initially only viewed that as a method to tie two people together and that it was not binding.
In his eyes, it was no better than a negligible contract for fame and profit.
Now, he did not think so.
The idea of her becoming another man's wife in name was unbearable to him.
Even for a piece of paper!
She stubbornly sealed her lips and refused to give him a chance to enter her mouth.
Despite his fierce assault, she did not relent her mouth to him.
He went wild at her resistance, his eyes flashing dark red. He wrapped his powerful arms around her waist and forced her body even closer to his chest.
Stubbornly, she kept her lips shut until the man tasted a bit of blood.
Unconsciously, his lips tore.
There was a touch of blood on her lips.
His sight fell. The tip of his tongue slowly caressed the bleeding wound, and the metallic taste of blood filled his mouth promptly.
Although she was wounded, she refused to give in to him.
Just for this metallic taste, he kissed her lips anew.