It was almost time to leave. Mu Feng took out his car. He was still feeling sleepy. But he thought that it was his duty as a brother-in-law to send his sister-in-law to her school.
Mu Lan was waiting for Mu Feng. Beside her was Mu Liang. When Mu Feng brought the car and stopped it beside them, Mu Liang opened the door for Mu Lan. She steadily went inside. Mu Liang also followed.
They sat beside each other. No one was talking. Mu Feng was also silent. He wanted to give some space to his elder brother and sister-in-law.
Mu Liang was quietly sitting beside Mu Lan. He gently held her right hand. Mu Lan's hand was soft, tender, a bit cold. His warm hand immediately rose its temperature. He was going to miss her touch.
Mu Lan didn't give any reaction. Even when Mu Liang touched her hand, she was expressionless. She kept looking outside the whole time.
Till a few minutes ago, she was excited. But when she got into the car, she felt that she was going to miss this place. It had been only a week but she had become very close to this place. She was going to miss the food prepared by Cook Eve, the friendliness of Emma and Alice, the sweetness of Oscar and Lucy, the childishness of Mu Feng, fatherly care of Butler Leo and ultimately the warmth of Mu Liang. Just like him, she too was going to miss the touch of his hand.
Her heartfelt suffocated. Without any sound, she breathed deeply to calm herself.
'Liang Liang, you did a lot for me. Alice told me last night after I was shifted to the mansion, you hardly left my side. You barely slept and ate. You neglected your company. For how long were you having such feelings towards me? It is impossible to fall for an injured person. Does that mean you know me from the beginning? If it's true then you hid my past from me, didn't you? Did you do it for my safety? Or did you do it for some other reason? Is it guilt?'
'However, I don't care. The way you care for me, you will never possibly dare to harm me deliberately. At least, I know that. I didn't trust you for nothing. Your kindness is the most special to me. That's why I chose not to make you regret your decision. But it is also true that I still ain't in love with you. I know very well that I will certainly become the happiest woman if I am to fall in love with you and marry you.'
'However, I can't put you in danger because of me. Thinking of the pictures that those men were chasing me still gives me a chill down my spine. And they injured me badly, it means they wanted me dead. Knowing that I have foes to kill me, how can I possibly think of being with you? How can I possibly make you my enemies target?'
'I know you are powerful. I also understand that you kept me clueless for some reason. I'm not as powerful as you are. Maybe I can't even handle it on my own. But I don't want to drag you into this. You have already done so much for me and I can't thank you enough.'
'Before I fall in love with you I want to be certain about myself. When I'll see that I'm no longer in danger, I'll marry you. I hope the six months I have asked from you is enough to find about myself. Since you won't be staying with me, I will be free to investigate.'
'Though you have your reason to conceal everything from me, I have my reason to find out everything about myself. I don't want to give you a hard time. I also don't want you to feel guilty. After I learn about my past and find out my enemies, I will put it all this to a logical end for me and for you.'
'So Liang Liang, trust me. This time, I want to show you that I'm not as frail as you think I am. I have a good head over my shoulder. I can use my brain better than a normal person. I have already checked my IQ behind your back. Don't underestimate my capability.'
'Liang Liang, wait for me. Wait for me for six months. Believe me, before six months come to an end, I'll find out the truth. I'm sorry for hiding this from you. This is for the best.'
Maybe sensing her odd behavior, Mu Liang squeezed her hand softly. His sweet gesture shot a knife through her heart. Her heartfelt very painful. Her throat became dry. Her eyes prickled as tears formed in her eyes.
She did not want to cry in front of him. Knowing his personality, if he found out, he would make her return immediately.
Mu Lan controlled her emotion. She looked at the sky through the window of the car. She slowly let her tears dry before they fell from the eyes.
Her throat was still dry and it felt burning. She glanced at the front. There was a flask. She took it with her left hand, put it between her legs, opened the lid again with her left hand, and then she drank the water. She gulped down three times.
Her sudden activity surprised Mu Liang. He looked at her right hand which was held by his left hand. After looking at their joined hands, he smiled at her fondly. After which he grabbed her hand, at once she let her hand go. She didn't avoid his touch.
The thought made Mu Liang's heart full of warmth. Suddenly he felt happiness. He stroked the opposite side of her palm with his thumb.
Mu Lan was stunned by this sudden affection. She looked at him, then she also smiled. Again she stared outside. This time, her eyes were full of determination. On the other hand, Mu Liang kept stroking her hand till they reached the school.
Helplessly, Mu Feng shook his head. 'How could big brother miss such an opportunity?'
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