She tasted a hint of sweetness from the indulgence in his voice.
Being held by the hand, the tall man walked in front of her. She did not notice it, but with how tightly he held her hand, she felt contentment inside.
Tonight, he had set aside work matters and did not burn the midnight oil. Instead, he accompanied her to sleep early.
In the darkness, she hugged his waist tightly, his chest cushioning her head as she listened to his strong heartbeats.
Dong, dong, dong—
The rhythmic sound of his heartbeat made her feel at ease.
She could not help tightening her hold of him a little.
However, just as she was about to fall asleep, Lu Jingtian's mocking voice surfaced in her mind.
'You're merely a canary in his cage. He'll play with you for a while when he's happy, but when he's sick of you, you'll be nothing, so I find you to be rather pitiful! You regard him as your entire world, but he merely sees you as a plaything! Do you think that he really cares about you?'
The voice was so distinct and ear-piercing that it seemed to resonate right beside her.
She was instantly awakened by it.
Even though she knew that that woman only wanted to infuriate her with her words, she still felt a sense of uneasiness.
Women would always feel insecure in some ways.
In reality, she was an extremely insecure person.
She was easily worried about her personal gains and losses, especially since her man was someone lofty and exceptional, who had braved through many storms.
Naturally, many women were coveting him.
Would he really be faithful to her until death?
She raised her head and looked at him in the darkness. In that moment, he had his eyes closed; it seemed as if the darkness had bestowed on him something mesmerizing.
His features were exquisite. He had deep eyebrows and handsome features. Especially those slanted eyes of his, even with them closed, they still exuded insufferable arrogance and disdain for others.
He was a haughty god-like man.
Even though he was right beside her, she still felt that everything was unreal!
Suddenly, she came close to him and pressed a kiss on his thin lips.
Kissing his warm lips tasted so good that she unconsciously refused to move her lips from them. Her tongue softly probed his lips apart and slid in.
The man abruptly opened his eyes and cast her a sidelong glance.
She immediately raised her head. Seeing that he was awake, she blushed and pursed her lips shyly.
"You… Aren't you asleep?" She laughed dryly with a hard-pressed complexion.
This was the first time she had initiated a kiss, yet she was caught by him. Thus, she was a little embarrassed.
In actuality, he was already asleep.
It was just that he was a light sleeper; thus, he was easily woken up by the tiniest movement.
Opening his eyes, he was surprised to find that she had taken the initiative to kiss him.
He had never seen her so proactive.
"Why aren't you continuing?" His voice was hoarse and deep.
With these words, he flipped her over and pressed her beneath his body. Due to the unfinished kiss from earlier, he captured her lips and kissed them deeply.
He abruptly sank into her.
They enjoyed themselves to their hearts' content before ceasing their activity for the night.
Before they slept, he embraced her. The woman in his arms was exhausted, her body unimaginably weak after copulation.
The two embraced each other as they slept.
That night, she had a particularly peaceful sleep and was not visited by any dreams.