Chapter 262: Enchanted by the Warmth & Fragrance of a Beauty in Arms
Atlas Studios Atlas Studios
Wen Xinya slept through the night till late morning. Last night, as she was not used to Si Yiyan hugging her to sleep, she had struggled for a long time but should have fallen asleep eventually due to fatigue. She had slept strangely soundly, not even affected by the torturous pain on her forehead in her sleep. She attributed everything to the fact that she was just too tired last night—she was not going to admit that it was related to Si Yiyan hugging her to sleep.
When she woke up, Si Yiyan was already gone. She looked at the empty space on the other half of the bed and subconsciously stretched out her hand to touch it. The space occupied by Si Yiyan was already icy cold—obviously, he had been gone for a while.
Wen Xinya was ready to lift the blanket and get out of bed when she found an apple-green mini cellphone on the pillow. It was a flip phone, but styled extremely exquisitely, embellished by exquisite diamond shards and finely crushed gemstones—it was unbelievably pretty.
It was a Savelli customized phone. A snow-white viburnum flower, as well as a tiny line of English alphabets, marked the phone.
Wen Xinya switched on the phone and referred to the call history which only contained a phone number. She instinctively dialed the number.
Si Yiyan’s crisp voice traveled through the phone into her ear. Inexplicably, her ears felt somewhat warm, as if he was whispering gently into them.
“You’re awake. Did you sleep well last night?” Si Yiyan’s voice revealed a kind of joyful smile, melting his usual coolness. Like a melody played from an ancient zither, his voice was clear, elegant, refreshing, and lonely.
Thinking about them sharing the same bed last night, Wen Xinya’s heart started racing—lub-dub, lub-dub—as she gently replied, “Yup!”
“I wanted to call you but didn’t know when you’d be awake. I didn’t call you as I was afraid of waking you up.” Si Yiyan said plainly.
He was explaining why he left behind a phone but did not call her. “Yup! I know!”
Wen Xinya didn’t know what to say either. After a short silence, she asked, “When did you leave? Why didn’t you wake me up?”
“Around 6 A.M.! You took a long time to fall asleep last night. I didn’t wake you up as I saw that you were sleeping soundly.” Si Yiyan said with a smile.
Wen Xinya suddenly tightened her grip on the phone. “Does it mean that you’ve only slept for three hours?”
“Although it was only three hours…” Si Yiyan’s voice trailed and paused in a teasing tone.
Wen Xinya recalled how he hugged her last night, his legs crossed over her suggestively, and could almost imagine his current expression—it was definitely playfully teasing with his foliage-like slender brows, even more gorgeous long, narrow eyes, and his upturned thin lips with a hint of attractiveness.
“The feeling of the warmth and fragrance of a beauty in arms is indeed enchanting!” Si Yiyan’s voice became deep and rich—like the enchanting sound of removing the cork of the most expensive red wine in the world, gradually awakening the sealed and aged fine wine which emitted a tempting fragrance and pouring it out into a glass.
They had obviously purely only slept under the blanket yesterday, but why did the words coming out of his mouth sound extremely ambiguous. Before, Wen Xinya never knew that a voice could also be rich in color, flavor, and taste. These ambiguous and slightly jerky words, coming out of Si Yiyan’s mouth, instead made her blush with a racing heart and hastened breath.
“What is it—your wound hurts? You’re breathing so heavily!” Si Yiyan’s slightly teasing voice rang in her ear.
He just liked to ask the obvious. Wen Xinya felt a teeth-grinding urge and hurriedly changed the topic. “Aren’t you on the helicopter now—are you tired of living, using your phone mid-flight? Bye, I’m hanging up!”
“Don’t!” Si Yiyan hurriedly stopped her. “The electromagnetic interference of this phone model is negligible and won’t threaten the safety of the navigation settings and self-driving system of the flight. Thus, making calls isn’t a problem.”
Wen Xinya suddenly heaved a sigh of relief hearing that. “I see!”
Si Yiyan could tell that her voice became more relaxed compared to just now and couldn’t help but simmer in laughter.
His laughter, traveling to her ear through the phone, was joyful and attractive, his crisp voice as pleasant as music from a bamboo flute, causing a warm and tingling sensation to her ear. She couldn’t help but say angrily, “Why are you laughing?”
“You’re concerned about me.” Si Yiyan’s smile was especially obvious in his voice.
Wen Xinya’s face blushed slightly, but felt that it was nothing much to be concerned about—he had traveled miles without resting to visit her. She couldn’t be ungrateful, could she? Thinking of this, she became more at peace and justified. “Who’s concerned about you—I’m just worried to cause harm to a thriving, living thing.”
Once the words left her mouth, Wen Xinya instantly regretted it. She murmured, “blah blah blah blah” in her heart countless times before it settled down as she cursed herself for speaking without thinking—how could she say such inauspicious words.
Si Yiyan could tell her usual straightforwardness from her tone—she didn’t know that every time she talked to him in this manner, it was a reaction from being embarrassed. “Yup. I know that you’re worried that if something untoward were to happen to me, you’ll become a widow.”
Wen Xinya only realized afterward that since they laid their cards on the table previously, he had been teasing her to an increasingly greater extent. “I’m not even your wife, who cares…”
She suddenly stopped speaking—he was now on the plane, she shouldn’t say inauspicious things.
Si Yiyan smiled and asked, “Who cares what?”
Hearing his muffled laughter, Wen Xinya instantly fumed. “If there’s nothing else, I’m hanging up!”
“Hang on.” Si Yiyan could tell that she was annoyed and didn’t wish to continue teasing her. “Previously, I’ve never given you a way to contact me as I was in a dangerous situation and was afraid of accidentally putting you in danger. In the future, we can contact each other with this phone model.”
He had previously heard that Savelli was developing a secure phone and was already at the last stage of research. In order to obtain the developed trial phone, he had invested a total of ten billion yuan.
This phone model was already rather advanced in terms of security, only imperfect in its navigation. However, Si Yiyan was the most concerned about security.
Wen Xinya couldn’t help but frown and said, “Is it safe?”
Si Yiyan smiled and said, “This phone identifies fingerprints and comes with a firewall and documents destruction system, able to completely prevent others from stealing the data in the phone. Additionally, the phone comes with signal interference—even the most advanced signal detection systems of the M-make can’t detect it. Thus, you don’t have to worry.”
“Anything else?” Wen Xinya asked in a low voice.
Si Yiyan said, slightly sighing, “Nothing else. If there’s anything, you can call me directly. Although I can’t be by your side, regardless of when and where, as long as you need me, I will definitely rush to you.”