Seeing the paper scroll from the temple in Lu Lijun's hand. Jiang Yuyan asked in shock, "Why do you have it?"
"Isn't it a wrong question?" he said and ready to go to her. "It's the proof of our wedding, so how can I not have it?"
His words made her anxious, and she said, "There is no meaning to this paper. You don't need to keep it…."
Lu Lijun chuckled, which stopped her from talking. He looked at the paper scroll and stepped towards her as he said, "If there is no meaning to it, then why were you searching for it so desperately?"
Not having an answer to his question, her sight fixed at the paper scroll in his hand as if she thought to snatch it away, but it was not easy to do so.
"Or, were you trying to destroy it?" Lu Lijun asked as he stood in front of her.
"This useless paper is the reason to put some wrong ideas in your mind. It's better to destroy it," she replied coldly and stepped back, trying to maintain the distance between them, not willing to let Lu Lijun get closer to her.
Even if he came closer to her, she couldn't push him away. To do so, hurting him was the only way which she would never do.
Seeing her the way she stepped back, Lu Lijun glared into her anxious and puzzled eyes. "May I know what kind of wrong ideas? I don't remember doing anything wrong. Were you referring to the kiss we had, my dear wife?"
The more she backed down from his advances, the more he was turning into the dominating one. She definitely didn't want him to mention the kiss.
Jiang Yuyan gritted her teeth as she spoke, glaring at him, "Don't call me your wife…."
Lu Lijun ignored what she said and asked, "Then what other word would you like me to use? Honey, darling, sweetheart."
"Stop it, you..," Jiang Yuyan shouted.
"I didn't do anything wrong that you are asking me to stop," He countered.
"You are not sane to know what wrong you did…."
"The kiss? I don't think…."
"I don't know what you are talking about," Jiang Yuyan interrupted him and stepped forwards to leave as she warned, "Burn
Just as she walked past him, he held her hand and pulled her back, holding her closer to not let her go away.
Her angry eyes turned ferocious. "How dare you…."
"I dare do more than this," he warned. His eyes were cold and intimidating and enough to be dominant over her anger.
"Let me go," she warned, trying to push him away with her one free hand, but Lu Lijun held her tightly at her waist, and he captured her other hand.
"Answer me first," he said, and she waited for him to talk.
"Why do you ignore me when I talk about kisses? Why do you act as if nothing happened?" Lu Lijun asked.
She was still the same, "I don't know what you are talking about. I don't remember what…."
"Do you want me to refresh your memory?" He interrupted her as his sight kept switching between her anxious eyes and trembling lips.
"This time, I won't let it slide," she warned.
"So you finally remember now," he said and turned her speechless.
He continued, "I know you are more than capable enough to hurt anyone. Why don't you try it on me? I don't mind getting hurt by my wife."
She stared at him in disbelief. How could she hurt him? Hurting him means hurting herself and especially Lu Qiang. She felt helpless.
"I can't hurt you," she mumbled as her ferocious expressions changed to sad ones.
Lu Lijun loosened his grip around her and let go of her hand that he held, only to c.a.r.e.s.s her cheek as he suddenly turned gentle. "I can wait for you to accept me. Just don't push me away."
"It will never happen," she said firmly, staring back at him.
He continued c.a.r.e.s.sing her cheek gently, but his eyes changed to darker ones as he warned her in a calm and soft voice. "Then I have no option but to be like this."
Just then, they heard the voices outside of the room.
"What are you doing out?" It was Lu Jinhai's voice.
"I went to get water but heard some noises from this room," Ning Jiahui replied.
It shocked Jiang Yuyan as it scared her while Lu Lijun was calm, still holding her as if it didn't matter.
"Let me go," she whispered.
"I don't want to," Lu Lijun whispered back, trying to hide the smile, seeing her so scared as if she was a thief.
"Please listen to me," she whispered again, her sight filled with pleading.
This time Lu Lijun listened and let her go as the two again heard the other two.
"Noises?" Lu Jinhai asked.
"More like someone's talking," said Ning Jiahui as the two inside the room heard the footsteps coming closer.
Jiang Yuyan looked here and there in a panic as she had no time and held Lu Lijun's hand only to push him behind the window's floor-length curtain, which was just two steps away from them.
"I'll talk to them. You just stay here," she warned in a low voice and pulled the curtain to hide him.
She was about to step away to be present in the room if the elder couple entered the room, but suddenly the lights in the room went off, and Lu Lijun held her hand to pull her back to him behind the curtain.
First, she was startled by sudden lights turning off and looked at Lu Lijun, whose face was visible in the light coming from outside the mansion.
"What are you doing?" She whispered trying to get away from his hold.
"I am scared of the dark," he replied, again trying to hide his smile, seeing her all fl.u.s.tered and scared as if she was doing something wrong.