Banana: Title is spoiler-ish so refer to bottom of chapter to know what it means hurhurhur. Also, there’s a minor cliff at the end yo.
Chapter 58 求婚
After the lesson with the envoys ended, Xiào Mu is escorted back to the apartment by Leo. Arriving at the apartment, Leo did not leave directly. He stared at Xiào Mu and then followed him into the apartment.
Just as Xiào Mu opened the door, Leo wrapped his hands around Xiào Mu’s waist and turned his body around. When Xiào Mu realized what happened, he is already leaning against the closed door.
Leo looked down at Xiào Mu deeply, “There is no one here, can we talk?”
Xiào Mu poked Leo’s shoulder, “The door panel is very hard, are you sure you want to speak like this?”
Leo’s eyes darkened. He reached out and carried Xiào Mu horizontally in a princess-carry. Xiào Mu is startled and held onto Leo’s shoulders. When Leo put him on the sofa, Xiào Mu glared at him and said, “Don’t carry me like this in the future!” He is not a woman!
“Don’t like it?” Leo caressed Xiào Mu’s ear and paused. “But I like it very much, you are very light.”
Hearing that, Xiào Mu’s mouth twitched, “It has nothing to do with my weight. It’s just that I feel very strange being carried like this. Anyway, I don’t want it anymore.”
Leo thought for a moment, then nodded, “Okay.” He looked into Xiào Mu’s eyes, his expression extremely serious. There is still a hint of nervousness in Leo’s eyes as he said, “Your action today… can I think it as you accepted my confession?”
Xiào Mu’s face turned red but he did not evade the question. He nodded and said, “En, I like you…mhhm…”
Before Xiào Mu could finish speaking, he is pressed on the sofa and kissed by Leo. Leo is tall and only lightly pressing down on Xiào Mu. Leo didn’t use any force, but his figure completely covered Xiào Mu. All Xiào Mu could smell is Leo’s scent.
Leo is extremely excited with his kisses. Xiào Mu felt pain on his lips and hissed. Leo immediately let go and started to lick the injured spot gently, his movements are light and gentle. Xiào Mu took the opportunity to take deep breaths. He thought Leo would leave soon, but he didn’t expect Leo to bite him again soon.
Xiào Mu looked at the increasingly irritable head in front of him and sighed in his heart. He raised his hand to embrace Leo’s neck and opened his mouth to return the kiss. Next, Xiào Mu stretched out his tongue to brush across Leo’s lips.
The sensation caused Leo’s body to stiffen and his lips opened slightly. Xiào Mu curved his eyes with satisfaction and plunged his tongue into Leo’s mouth. He hooked around Leo’s tongue and gave him a deep kiss. When the kiss ended, Xiào Mu is about to retreat and his tongue is hooked by Leo. Leo learned very quickly and his technique quickly surpassed the ‘teacher’. Leo didn’t let go until Xiào Mu couldn’t breathe and patted him on the shoulder.
Xiào Mu panted. Seeing Leo lowering his head and wanting to continue, Xiào Mu quickly reached out to block between them, glaring at Leo helplessly, “Step back, my spiritual barrier is about to collapse.” After Xiào Mu finished speaking, he took out a medicine that restores 4,000 spiritual power and ate it. Then he stuffed Leo another similar pill.
Leo’s eyes moved slightly, and he ate the medicine from Xiào Mu’s hand. He knelt down beside Xiào Mu, just keeping their distance close.
“Marry me. I will prepare for the wedding as soon as possible so that you won’t be wronged.”
After Leo ate the pill, he reached out to Xiào Mu, and suddenly a small square box appeared in his hand.
Xiào Mu is stunned. He didn’t expect something like this to happen at all and asked in surprise, “When did you buy it?”
Leo looked at Xiào Mu intently, “I bought it 2 days ago. I want to propose to you as quickly as possible.” He just prepared in advance, waiting for the day Xiào Mu fall for him.
Xiào Mu looked at Leo acting so seriously and felt helpless, “But I am not ready to get married yet. I think we should get along as a couple for a while, and then decide after cautious consideration.”
Xiào Mu has only realized that he liked Leo recently. He really didn’t think about the step of getting married. Shouldn’t there be a period for people to date first? There is a saying that says ‘falling in love is easy but getting along isn’t’. Back in his time, no one will get married straight away without dating first, except those who did flash marriage!
“I’m very cautious,” Leo said solemnly, his thin lips pursed slightly, “Is there anything about me that is not good enough that makes you feel insecure about marrying me?”
“No,” Xiào Mu laughed, wondering, “Don’t you think it’s too fast? Do the couples in the capital get married the moment they confirmed their feelings with each other?”
Leo thought for a while, his face darkened, “No, but I want to marry you as soon as possible.” His gaze is hot as if it could burn, and he stared deeply at Xiào Mu’s lips, “Not only do I want it as soon as possible, I may even combine with you before our marriage. In front of you, I can’t resist.”
Hearing that, Xiào Mu’s face felt hot. Leo is too straightforward, and he couldn’t do anything about that. He is a man too and doesn’t have too many thoughts about things like chastity. In Xiào Mu’s mind, he felt that it is normal to have an urge to do intimate things with the person he likes. Xiào Mu coughed lightly and said, “I can’t agree to your marriage proposal for the time being. Let the progress take its course.”
Leo’s eyes darkened when he heard the first part of the sentence, but his eyes lit up again upon hearing the rest. He put the small box in his hand away and said seriously, “I will prove to you that I can be a good husband. You will not regret marrying me.”
Xiào Mu instantly felt ruffled, and asked, “I am also a man, why am I marrying you1? Can’t it be me marrying you2?”
“You want to marry me?” Leo is surprised by the question and frowned. “I haven’t heard of a guide marrying a sentinel3, but if you want to, we can. It’s fine as long as we can get married.”
Xiào Mu fell silent. Since they are getting together, he shouldn’t make a fuss about the keyword.
“Forget it, I was just randomly thinking about it. We’ll talk about it later. Let’s date as a couple first. Marriage is no rush, there are still many things to deal with.”
Leo’s eyes moved slightly, “After the celebration, I will definitely go to find my father and dad, and we will get married under their witness.”
Xiào Mu smiled comfortingly at him, “You will find them.”
Leo reached out and hugged Xiào Mu. He hugged Xiào Mu tenderly, and put his chin on top of his head, “Whenever my father is with my dad, I could never understand why father is always stuck to him, now I understand.”
Xiào Mu’s eyes curved with a smile when he hears this, Leo’s parents are clearly in love. He built a spiritual barrier and starting playing with Leo’s palm. In his heart, Xiào Mu sighed that Leo is really the darling of heaven indeed, no wonder he has some bad habits. A good family background, top qualifications, and a harmonious family atmosphere, he has everything. Had it not been for his parents’ sudden disappearance, Leo’s life experience would have been perfect.
The atmosphere is so warm that Xiào Mu couldn’t help but yawned. Leo looked down at him and asked, “Are you sleepy?”
Xiào Mu nodded, “You came to find me soon after lunch. There’s no time for a nap.”
Leo knew that Xiào Mu would take a break at noon every day. He circled Xiào Mu’s back with one hand and supported his bottom with another hand. With ease, Leo picked Xiào Mu up and laid him down on the bed, “Go to sleep.”
Xiào Mu blushed and swiftly rolled away from Leo on the bed. The way he carried him just now is clearly meant for holding a child!
“Don’t hold me like this in the future!” Xiào Mu glared in dissatisfaction.
Leo frowned awkwardly, “Holding horizontally or vertically is not acceptable for you. If I carry you on my shoulders,” as he said that, Leo tilted his head and glanced at his right shoulder. “You will feel uncomfortable in the stomach.”
Xiào Mu palmed his forehead and muttered, “Then don’t hold me. It’s not like I don’t know how to walk myself.”
“No,” Leo knelt on Xiào Mu’s bed and looked down at him, “I like to hold you.”
Hearing that, Xiào Mu’s heart beats violently and he covered his face. What if he thinks of another meaning?!4
Leo chuckled lightly, his voice sounded particularly low and magnetic, “So shy?” He lowered his body and stroked Xiào Mu’s side face with his thinly callused hand.
The itch spread from his face to the bottom of his heart, and Xiào Mu realized that he had a faint reaction from that sensation. Lamenting that this body is too young, he bent his knees and turned his back to Leo, “I’m going to sleep, you go out.” This body belongs to Brother Hua in the game, which obviously has never experienced anything before, so Xiào Mu can’t stand even a bit of teasing at all.
Leo keenly sensed that something is wrong with Xiào Mu. His eyebrows moved slightly and he got out of the bed. The bed vibrated slightly and Xiào Mu breathed a sigh of relief, thinking that Leo is gone. However, a few seconds later, Leo appeared on the side of the bed he is facing. Leo bent over to look at him and took a glance at Xiào Mu’s lower half. A smile flashed in his eyes, and he kissed Xiào Mu’s lips, “You mentioned before that you have forgotten a lot of things. Still remember the knowledge about body reactions from class lessons?”
Seeing Xiào Mu’s body trembling lightly, Leo soothed, “This is a normal reaction, don’t be afraid,” he said in a low voice, “I will help you.”
Xiào Mu hurriedly grabbed Leo’s hand that is getting lower. Then he buried himself under the pillow and said embarrassedly, “You, go out.” Of course he knew this is a normal reaction, and he remembered the lessons about body reactions! However, knowing about the information is useless. Getting a reaction in front of other people, even if it’s the person he likes, it is still embarrassing.
Leo whispered words of consolation, “You will feel uncomfortable this way, don’t be afraid.”
“No,” Xiào Mu’s firm voice came out vaguely from under the pillow, “I’ll get better soon after you go out.”
Leo stayed silent for a moment. He lowered his body and kissed softly behind Xiào Mu’s ear. His voice slightly muted as he asked, “Is it because of me?”
Xiào Mu shrank his neck in embarrassment, trying to avoid Leo’s kiss, “Yes, yes, just go out!”
Leo’s low chuckle spread out in the room. Xiào Mu gritted his teeth and kicked at Leo, “Stop teasing me, I have poor resistance.”
Leo didn’t care about being kicked. Instead, looking at Xiào Mu’s foot, Leo couldn’t help but reach out and hold it, “Your feet are so fair and tender. Don’t kick people in the future, be careful of getting injured.”
Xiào Mu pulled his foot back with force. He got up from the pillow and gritted his teeth, “Are you doing this on purpose?” He pointed to the door and said, “If you don’t go out now, you won’t be allowed to come in in the future.”
Leo saw that Xiào Mu is getting angry. Although he just wanted to help, he is afraid to anger Xiào Mu, so he could only leave the room, “I’m going to be at next door. If you need anything, call me.”
Xiào Mu closed the door remotely, leaving Leo worrying in his heart behind the closed door. How to make it so that his little guide won’t be so shy?
Xiào Mu slumped on the bed and slowly relaxed after a long while. Thinking of what happened just now, he couldn’t help but chuckle. It felt good to have someone he liked. Xiào Mu slept and made up for his afternoon nap. Then, he makes some pills after waking up. Thinking for a while, he called Leo and they watched the live broadcast of the celebration together in the living room.
The two had dinner together. Just as Xiào Mu is waiting for his food to be digested5, Ah Da said, “Prince Novi from Planet Yan requested to visit.”
Leo simply said, “No one is allowed to visit.”
Ah Da: “Prince Novi is resolute and insisted us to pass the message. He said that he has a question regarding medicine-making to ask Master Xiào Mu. He will attend a dinner tomorrow and then leave Planet Yao the next morning. Hence, he only has some time now to ask Master Xiào Mu the questions.”
Xiào Mu thought for a while and asked, “How many people are there?”
Ah Da: “Prince Novi said that in order to prevent us from being on guard, he purposely came here alone.”
Leo raised his eyebrows, “He is alone?”
Ah Da nodded, “Yes.” If it weren’t for Novi’s sincere and determined attitude, and that he came alone, Ah Da would not bother to pass the message.
Xiào Mu: “Let him come in then. Maybe he really has questions. I can add his number later, and he can call or message me when he has any questions.”
Novi finally entered the living room after the security checks. His expression looked a bit ugly, but he still suppressed his temper because he is asking for help. After being seated, he took out a can of tea leaves, “This is Planet Yan’s specialty, Yan tea. We never go empty-handed when we visit so this can is for you.”
Xiào Mu glanced at the gift. It seemed to be black tea, so he thanked Novi, “You are too polite, so what problem did you encounter with your medicine-making?”
Novi took a sip of tea and frowned, “Are you not satisfied with my gift? Why don’t you try it?”
Xiào Mu’s complexion changed slightly. He found that the moment Novi said this, the debuff icon under his red and blue bars turned black. The edges seemed to faint, similar to the red bar that turned black when Louis is in a coma. Xiào Mu looked at the tea caddy and found nothing wrong, and tentatively asked, “You want me to make tea and drink together?”
Novi pushed the teacup aside, “That would be great. It’s rude of me but I am used to drinking Yan tea.”
Xiào Mu is a little puzzled now. Novi obviously wanted to drink the tea. If there is a problem with tea, he should avoid it instead. However, Xiào Mu felt that there is a big secret in Novi’s body, and it is probably related to Louis’s coma. Louis’s coma is related to the transition point, which involves Leo’s parents. Xiào Mu hesitated and asked the butler robot to make tea but stayed on guard in his heart. With a smile on his face, he politely asked, “What problem did you have with your medicine-making?”
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Banana: Ah yes, the title of the chapter is Proposal~ XD