What if My Brother is Too Good? - Chapter 118
When Huo Wu and Chu Xueyi returned to the living room of the Huo mansion, the young people already gathered there were having a lively conversation about something or other. The living room was filled with the sound of laughter and chatter.
Even though there were a bunch of people around the same age there, Huo Wu still spotted Huo Yusen instantly. His jet-black hair was naturally tousled, and his profile looked deep and mysterious. He was wearing a gray sweater and sitting in a relaxed pose. His whole vibe was casual but at the same time so magnetic that she couldn’t take her eyes off of him.
He’s like a natural beacon of light. All the cousins sitting around him paled in comparison.
Rubbing her hands together, Huo Wu went over and sat down beside him. She was still freezing from sitting out in the garden earlier. But at least she didn’t brave the cold for nothing. By helping to improve the Jiang couple’s lives, her mission would be half-accomplished. As for the other half, it will also be done soon.
Back in the living room, Huo Wu’s frozen body was finally starting to warm up again. But when she sat down, she realized that her feet still felt cold.
She was wearing a pair of flat-heeled boots today. And for some reason, the snow in the garden hadn’t been cleared out. She had to walk directly on the snow to get back into the house. As her boots were made of a thin, non-waterproof material, the snow melted and seeped into them.
“Brother, my feet are so cold,” she said in a cutesy voice to Huo Yusen. It was true; she couldn’t even feel her toes anymore. How strange – she didn’t stay out in the garden with Chu Xueyi for long, and the walk back was short. So how did her feet get this cold?
Chu Xueyi entered the living room after her, and she came over and sat down beside her. When she saw Huo Wu’s boots, she exclaimed, “Wu, your boots are all wet! Hurry up and take them off. You’re going to get frostbite!”
Upon hearing the word “frostbite,” Huo Wu started to panic. In her previous life, she couldn’t afford to keep herself warm all the time. As a result, she would get frostbite on her ears, hands, and feet every winter. The itch caused by this condition was enough to drive her crazy.
Thanks to her past-life experiences, she would never want to get frostbite in this life again. With this thought, she hurriedly removed her boots.
That was when she found out that both socks were completely soaked. No wonder she felt so cold! So she took off her socks as well.
According to traditional Chinese health beliefs, the feet were the most important part of the body. Even though the rest of her body was warm, the coldness of her feet still caused her to shiver uncontrollably.
“Brother, I’m freezing to death,” she said pitifully to Huo Yusen. She felt herself turning into a big baby.
In her past life, Huo Wu was a much stronger woman. When she had frostbite, she slapped some medicine on herself and bore the discomfort in silence. During her most difficult days, she couldn’t even afford the medicine, so she simply gritted her teeth and waited for the frostbite to heal on its own when spring came and the weather got warmer.
But now, even a pair of cold feet felt intolerable to her. She had really grown soft. Maybe it’s because she had no one to lean on in her previous life. Now that she had someone to care for her, she became extra dependent on him.
Seeing her reddened feet, her older cousin said, “Wu, why don’t you go upstairs to one of the rooms and warm your feet up on the heater?”
“Good idea. Wu, the feet are an important part of the body. You should take good care of them,” Chu Xueyi agreed.
Huo Wu nodded and prepared to put her boots back on. But at that moment, Huo Yusen took her feet into his lap and wrapped his warm hands around them.
Everyone – including Huo Wu herself – was surprised by this gesture.
“Brother …” she blinked and said in a quivering voice.
Huo Yusen glanced up at her. “Still cold now?”
Huo Wu spaced out for a minute, then quickly shook her head. “Nope, not at all!”
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