Adopting and Raising the Male Lead and the Villain - Chapter 304
“Hurry up and drive… Or else the traffic police will come.” Zhong Yuhuan forced the words out of her mouth.
The atmosphere in the car was instantly dispersed.
Zhong Yuhuan also felt a bit awkward after she said that.
She felt like she was like a block of wood who didn’t understand romantic feelings…
But she had already gotten used to immediately smashing down any hint of romantic feelings they showed, so she instinctively did it again.
Huo Chengming’s eyes slowly revealed his disappointment.
Zhong Yuhuan did not avoid his gaze, looking directly into his eyes. Seeing him show this type of expression, she did not feel happy.
Though they will always remain the same two boys her family had first brought home from the orphanage in her eyes, she just hoped this didn’t change things between her and Huo Chengming in the long run.
But before long, a touch of domineering enthusiasm replaced the disappointment in Huo Chengming’s eyes.
It was very clear that Huo Chengming didn’t have a single thought of giving up but strengthened his resolve instead.
“A fine? License revocation? Those are all okay.” Huo Chengming was as steady as a mountain. “I believe that I can still afford these things.”
This time, Zhong Yuhuan didn’t have anything to respond with.
She helplessly smiled and suddenly relaxed, sitting back against the seat, not wanting to struggle anymore.
But when Huo Chengming saw her like this, he didn’t relax at all. Instead, he felt a bit nervous. She wasn’t the type to escape and avoid anything she didn’t want to do. Once she decides to calmly deal with something, her final decision would be unshakeable.
Her appearance was delicate, and her voice was beyond controlled. However, the more one interacts with her, the more they will understand that her inner and outer self is very different.
“Okay, then since we’ve somehow gotten to this…”
Huo Chengming unhappily interrupted her, “It wasn’t random. It’s something I’ve always wanted to say. It was just buried in my heart for too long.” Huo Chengming looked at her with a scorching gaze. “It was making me crazy.”
Zhong Yuhuan’s expression grew cold. “Now, let’s calm down and treat this seriously.”
Although he wished that she could suddenly be impulsive and agree without thinking, it was clear that if he wanted something that lasted, then it was best to calmly and seriously think about it, talk it over, and make a rational decision afterwards.
Zhong Yuhuan wanted to knead her forehead.
But when she tried, she realized that her hands were still tied by Huo Chengming’s tie.
Huo Chengming noticed and instantly reacted, lifting his hand to help her rub her forehead. His large hand was warm and his strength was just right. Huo Chengming had often massaged her like this before.
Zhong Yuhuan’s expression marginally improved.
Zhong Yuhuan thought about it and still decided to say, “I had noticed a bit of your thoughts before.” This time, Zhong Yuhuan didn’t bring up Li Jinyuan. If she mentioned him at this time, it would be inappropriate and might even anger Huo Chengming so much that she could just say goodbye to them calmly discussing things together like two adults.
Huo Chengming was startled.
Zhong Yuhuan pursed her lips. “You’re not good at hiding things. It was really obvious, but I thought I was just overthinking.”
Huo Chengming quickly responded, hurriedly interrupting, “Of course not.”
“The reason why I never tried to find out is simple. It’s like what I told you before, familial love is stronger than romantic love. I don’t want things to change. The reason I would consider Wen Yongchen is also simple. If he does something wrong in the future— well, like now. He has already done something offensive, so I can kick him from my circle without hesitation and harm. He wouldn’t influence me at all, so even if we never interact in the future, I can still live my own life freely.”
Zhong Yuhuan thought about it and still said the thought she had suppressed in the bottom of her heart. “You’re not the same.”
She raised her eyes to look at him and softly called out “Brother Chengming” just like countless times before.
“We met when we were twelve or thirteen, then lived together ever since…” Zhong Yuhuan felt a bit sad as she said that. “Relatives can depend on each other in life or death, but can lovers? Have you ever heard of the saying ‘husband and wife flee separately when they encounter trouble’? Of course, I believe in your character, but what if your feelings for me fade someday? I would become extremely intolerable to you, and even our many years of friendship from before cannot be kept at all.”
Huo Chengming tensed up to endure until she finished speaking.
The veins on the back of his hands bulged.
“I don’t want to experience that feeling…” Zhong Yuhuan’s expression was a bit lost.
Probably because she had gotten everything too soon in this life.
A perfect family, rich assets, and a healthy body. These past few years, there had been no reason for her to strive towards anything… If Huo Chengming and Li Jinyuan, the two people who had accompanied her the longest, suddenly changed, then she might feel like there’s no point anymore.
Huo Chengming had always been afraid to say these in case he lost her.
But she was the same…
She also worried that if she so readily agreed now, then she would be forced to lose them and come to the point where it would be too late to turn back.
Huo Chengming slowly unloosened his tightly clenched fist, his expression also becoming calmer.
He noticed that her eyes were a bit teary.
Huo Chengming felt pain in his heart as if it was severely pinched by someone.
“Huanhuan…” Huo Chengming showed a bit of frustration and anger, completely devoid of the domineering aggressive aura he had moments ago. “What did Han Yingying say to you before?”
“When she advised you to consider Wen Yongchen. What did she say?”
Zhong Yuhuan blinked, making her watery eyes brighter. It made her too beautiful but also a bit pitiful.
“Not much. We just reached a consensus that it wouldn’t be bad to try dating.” Zhong Yuhuan pouted, saying with a bit of embarrassment, “After all, I’ve never dated before, so I was curious.”
“But that’s not dating,” Huo Chengming said in a deep voice.
As he said that, he leaned over and trapped Zhong Yuhuan in the passenger seat again. He lowered his voice even more, saying, “Wen Yongchen is fine. Anyone else as well, as long as they meet your standards and satisfy you. But do you know what you have to do when dating? You need to hold hands, hug…” His finger tapped on Zhong Yuhuan’s lips, bringing a bit of heat with it. “Kiss.”
He captured Zhong Yuhuan’s gaze. “And sleep together.”
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