Chapter 162.2: Even Touched Her Hand? Something’s Definitely Afoot!
“If he is really still alive, then you will definitely be the first person he will be looking for. Afterall, for the position of the Family Head, he has shown he is capable of committing all kinds of heinously mad and lunatic deeds.” Qing Ye Li said with a hand placed on the slender young lady’s shoulder, looking deep into her eyes. “Only when I am by your side, can my mind be at ease. At least when he appears, I can stand in front of you to block him, to shoulder a part of the danger for you.”
“All of this has nothing to do with you, and you do not have to wade into these troubled waters.” Qing Yu said with her eyebrows furrowed together as she shook her head. “I will definitely come to face him in the end and with or without your interference, what must come will still come. It is something I will not be able to avoid.”
The strength Qing Ye Li exerted in his hand suddenly increased as he held her tightly, his dark green eyes tinged with a bit of paranoia and insanity. “I will not allow you to face all that danger on your own. I’ve said it before. Only when you are well and alive, will I be able to live as well. You are my very life, so you know that?”
Unconsciously, the strength of his grip drove pain into her shoulder. Qing Yu merely showed a helpless smile and could only temporarily reassure for the moment. “I know, so I will not let anything happen to me alright? Having been reborn into this world, I have come to treasure my life more.”
Qing Ye Li looked measuringly at her for a long while, to ascertain that she was not merely trying to brush it off before he released his grip.
The young lady let out a breath as if in relief, her tiny face creased as she massaged her shoulders. That was when Qing Ye Li realized that he had used too much strength earlier and had hurt her. He was immediately in a fluster as he apologized: “I’m sorry. Did it hurt very much?”
She looked so petite and frail, so how could she possibly withstand the kind of strength he possessed?
Upon seeing the man whose face had just looked like “all who oppose me shall die” now turned to be so gentle and carefully concerned, Qing Yu could not help but burst out laughing. “I am not made of paper that will crumple just by gripping it you know? Why are you looking so worried?”
The expression on Qing Ye Li’s face did not relax in the slightest but maintained its stern look. “You are indeed that frail! I remember how you would wail and burst into tears whenever you merely scrape your skin when you were young.”
Qing Yu was speechless. “…..”
[How frustrating. Doesn’t he know that she was just playing a prank on him all those times back then?]
When she thought back to how his always expressionless and silent face become so utterly helpless and flustered from fright at that time, it had been so amusing to see. But now, he was actually bringing that up to use as proof that she was frail and weak.
[She had really picked up a rock and dropped it right onto her own foot!]
In order to not make herself feel so embarrassed, Qing Yu quickly changed the topic. “How did you come up with the idea to be a teacher here at the Deviant Department? Although you are very powerful now, but are you certain that you….. will be able to teach that bunch?”
As Qing Yu said that, her gaze swept over the bunch of disciples from the Deviant Department who were peeping at them.
Hearing that, Qing Ye Li opened his mouth to say indifferently. “Being a teacher here is just pure camouflage. My objective is only to remain by your side to protect you. As for them, it will be fine if I just occasionally teach them a technique or two to raise their cultivation.”