Chapter 27: 2.13 – OP Couple – Mr. and Mrs. Jelly
— Authors note —-
Proofreaded by P.D Webb.
When Xuan Mu saw her, his heart stopped. His ribs heaved as if bound by ropes; he struggled with regulating his breathing. Looking at her in distress; the pain he felt was like a cluster of sparks, drilling sharply through his abdomen.
The sigh was so agonizing that it made him cry, “BING SHI!!! What did you do to yourself!” Xuan Mu yelled at Bing Shi, “You have to eat!!!” His eyesight got blurry from the tears, “Please....eat.”
Didnt she say she loved herself Then why was she hurting herself now Was it because of him It had to be! He always complained about her happy behaviour, never did he notice that something was wrong. She hid her stress so well...
“I dont know, I try to eat, but I throw up every time,” Bing Shi hid her face behind her weak, bony hands, struggling to hide her tears.
“You have to eat, please. Ill leave you alone, just stop hurting yourself.” When he saw how skinny she had become, he regretted his actions. She was all alone in a foreign country, and all he did was distancing her from others. She was working hard for their future, while he... He acted selfish, only thinking about his feelings; he never thought about what Bing Shi was going through. Hearing her happy giggles gave him the impression that everything was fine.
“But youll kill yourself! I dont want you to leave me...” It was not only her life now. She was always careful with his life, treasuring it as her own.
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His presence grew on me.
I got too attached to him.
I need him in my life.
“I wont kill myself. Get something to eat right now. Ill watch you eat it,” Xuan Mu said in an assuring tone.For her to be happy, I would gladly live in suffering. But how am I going to live without her
When she came back, she forced herself to eat. Halfway through the warm porridge she was eating, she didnt even have time to run to the toilet and threw everything up right before his eyes. Both of them started to cry together, her more than him obviously, that was how painful it was to watch that moment.
Bing Shi was about to try to make a funny comment about it, pressing her lips into a tight line as she tried to hold back, “...”
“Stop it! Dont smile! Dont laugh!” Xuan Mu commanded with a broken voice, he knew her well enough she would have made a comment. Bing Shi stopped per his wish, she stood up emotionlessly and then went to clean after herself.
When she came back, she was about to smile at him.
“No, No. Stop smiling, please, I beg you,” Xuan Mus heart throbbed.
Bing Shi smiled weakly anyway, “I cant stop it. It became a part of me.” She cried and smiled at the same time.
It was quite uncomfortable watching how she was forcing herself to not laugh at all - it was a part of her, exactly like her smile.
“Please, how can I help you” he asked. Did she ever need help It was like she never needed anybody. The so happy go lucky girl was just a facade. That thought excruciatingly, tortured his heart.
“You are still so young. You should enjoy your life,” Bing Shi didnt want him to end up like her.
“But how can I enjoy my life when you are hurting” Xuan Mu whined in distress. He wanted to enjoy their life together.
“Im not hurting,” Bing Shi turned off the camera, “Im fine.”
“Bing Shi, switch the camera on! I need to see you eating! Do you want me to fly over and feed you myself!” Xuan Mu raised his voice.
“...” Bing Shi turned on the camera and changed the topic, “Do you remember those novels I always talked about” She started speaking as she blew her nose into a tissue.
Xuan Mu remembered them, but he was not into romance. He just heard about a bunch of ice cubes, CEOs, assassin women, and all crazy overpowered characters.
“They are illogical, but I find them inspiring. You are already better than me. So lets become a power couple” she suggested, the corner of her lips curling up.
Bing Shis mood switched instantly and how scary it was. She was a bad actress, but nobody could tell if she was really happy or just pretending. She wasnt acting. It was her way of self-defense, it became a part of her. But whenever she was laughing with Xuan Mu, that was her truest form of happiness.
“Sure, whatever you want. But first, try to get a bite of something.” A power couple She talked about it before. He liked the idea.
“Then Im going to boil some sweet potatoes. I like them the most,” Bing Shi stood up and was about to go to the kitchen when she stopped at his next words.
“You would even sell me for a bag of sweet potatoes,” Xuan Mu pouted cutely.
“Not a bag, maybe a truck would do,” Bing Shi giggled, hed never forget to improve her mood.
“Ill buy you a plantation of sweet potatoes, just dont sell me,” Xuan Mu rubbed his red eyes, getting rid of his tears.
“Deal!” Bing Shi agreed.
Xuan Mus progress in becoming a powerful man was frighteningly fast. His potential was so tremendous that it even surpassed Bing Shis expectations.
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Xuan Mu began with the man he hated the most, his father. He came from an influential family. But his parents were just the branch of the tree, the poorest and weakest members. They came to have some money only because of his uncle, who would sometimes visit his father to play golf.
His uncle, who had the highest status in the family noticed, how Xuan Mus father was less capable than his son. Finding it interesting, he offered Xuan Mu a job in his company. A wholesale company that was among the largest in the country. From food, drinks, to cosmetics, they had it all.
One of Xuan Mus motto: Never ask people for help. Instead, make them ask for help themselves. This way, they will be indebted to you, and soon, theyll listen to everything you say.
Did the motto have anything to do with Bing Shi A little bit. After their war of minds, they ended with a tie as both of them had power over the other.
Also, Xuan Mu fell in love too fast. Well, who wouldnt Especially his obsession. It clouded his mind. If not, he wouldve ended up as the winner.
Bing Shi could be convincing, but she had a weakness. She couldnt even give a handshake. In a world ruled by men, she wouldnt survive. She would still need to overcome her disgust from touching. But would Xuan Mu allow it