The stranger stepped out of the darkness, but darkness followed him, as he dressed in black head to toe. He took slow steps towards Bai Qian, as she focused her eyes to see who this mysterious man could be full. He walked towards her in a slow teasing pace until finally facedly face to face.
Bai Qian’s legs almost gave out on her when she saw Ye Hua’s face. What kind of twisted irony was this?
Ye Hua was the mysterious biter, friend, future husband and the person she’d planned to seduce to deflower her. Bai Qian could barely hold back her laughter. How could it be this easy? She didn’t even need to trick him or use an enchantment spell. Fate had handed him to her a present with a bow on top.
Bai Qian asked him teasingly, “Do you need an enchantment spell?”
“I don’t believe so,” Ye Hua responded confidently in his smooth voice.
The irony and humor of this situation were too much. Bai Qian turned her back towards Ye Hua to hide her silent laughter when she felt Ye Hua’s arms wrap around her waist from behind. He moved his one arm and pushed her hair to one side exposing her neck. Ye Hua buried his face into her hair and returned his arm around her waist and pulled her into him. Bai Qian felt Ye Hua’s full lips kiss the length of her neck and suck on her earlobe. His hands moved slowly and sensuous as they caressed her body over her dress. He touched and fondled her breasts over her clothes before sliding his hand inside the front of her dress through the plunging neckline. She felt his slim fingertip circled her nipple and rubbed it lightly between his thumb and second finger increasing the pressure. Bai Qian moaned softly. Ye Hua was a soft spoken, gentle person, so his aggressive sexual advances were surprising.
Bai Qian’s body responded to Ye Hua’s advances instinctual, but she started to feel unsure of her decision. She didn’t want to lose her virginity in such a casual way. Bai Qian wanted to fall in love, get married, and give her body to her husband on their first night as husband and wife. She wanted to experience passionate bodily pleasure with a husband who would give her unconditional love. Bai Qian was wondering if she was making the wrong decision when Mo Yuan’s words came back to haunt her. It re-enforced Bai Qian’s choice about why she’d planned and resorted to this scheme.
Bai Qian decided to throw her doubts and caution to the wind and finish what she started.
The goddess turned herself to face Ye Hua and kissed him passionately. Ye Hua returned her kiss while cradling her face in his hands. He pulled away and was studying her face when Ye Hua suddenly remembered a conversation he’d had with Uncle Lian Song.
When Ye Hua asked the third uncle what love felt like, his uncle replied that Ye Hua would see the face of his beloved everywhere and anywhere. After a while, other people would even start looking like the person he loved. Ye Hua couldn’t believe it, but this goddess looked just like Si Yin. She seemed like the female version of Si Yin.
Ye Hua’s uncle was right. Even now he saw Si Yin when he looked at this goddess.
The goddess reached to untie her dress when Ye Hua put his hand on top of hers and stopped her. Ye Hua’s expression of passion faded and his gaze softened. Ye Hua dropped his hands to his sides, took a step back and stiffened his posture. The goddess opened her eyes confused by Ye Hua’s lack of action. Ye Hua stared at the goddess’s face carefully and couldn’t believe it, but he still saw Si Yin. Ye Hua took both his hands and rubbed his eyes with open palms.
“Are you alright?” Bai Qian asked.
Ye Hua sighed deeply and said, “I’m sorry, but I can’t continue.”
Bai Qian stunned. She made a gesture towards her body and asked, “Am I not beautiful enough for you?”
“No. No. You are the most beautiful woman I’ve ever met in my life. You are exquisite,” Ye Hua replied apologetically.
“Then why did you stop?” Bai Qian asked honestly curious.
“I just realized my heart belongs to another. I came here hoping to see you again. I did. Our previous meeting was all I thought about for weeks, but my body refuses to follow where my heart doesn’t go,” Ye Hua explained softly.
“I’m offering my body to you freely, but you’re rejecting me because you don’t love me?” Bai Qian questioned.
“I’m sorry to have offended you, but I now know without a shred of doubt, that I love this person with all my heart,” Ye Hua replied.
Bai Qian was at a loss and just replied, “It must be an extraordinary person.”
Ye Hua nodded, “I’m sorry, but I’m grateful to you for making me realize something I’ve been fighting. I just need to be courageous.”
Ye Hua took Bai Qian’s hand and kissed it in a gentlemanly way before turning his back and walking away.
Bai Qian couldn’t understand what just happened. If it wasn’t shocking enough to finally discover Ye Hua was the mysterious biter, but the events that occurred tonight were unbelievable.
She had now been rejected two times, two days in a row, by two men, who happened to be identical twins. What kind of twisted, cruel, unjust fate was this? She walked back into Zhe Yan’s hut and drank wine until she felt nothing. Bai Qian didn’t know how she accomplished it, but she cloud jumped back to Kunlun in her intoxicated haze.
Mo Yuan was waiting for Si Yin’s return. He felt a profound sense of relief to see her. Si Yin returned red-faced and struggled to walk straight. She saw Mo Yuan, ignored him and kept walking.
“Seventeen?” Mo Yuan called, but she didn’t stop. He repeated her name with the same result. Mo Yuan finally called her by name.
That stopped her. Bai Qian turned her head and shoulders towards Mo Yuan without making eye contact.
“Where did you go tonight?” Mo Yuan inquired in a different tone than his usual. His tone sounded like a jealous lover.
Bai Qian let out a single laugh and replied loudly, “I was out getting experience.” She turned back to walk away.
“Are you planning on marrying Ye Hua?” Mo Yuan asked in the same tone as before.
Bai Qian suddenly stopped, turned around and walked up to Mo Yuan. They stood inches apart. Bai Qian’s angry expression was one Mo Yuan had never seen before.
“Am I marrying Ye Hua? Is that what you just asked me?” Bai Qian’s gaze intensified as she raised her voice slightly.
She took another step towards Mo Yuan. They stood so close their bodies almost made contact.
“As of this very moment, You Shifu and Crown Prince Ye Hua are the banes of my existence! So much so that I’m starting to wonder if you’re both a part of my heavenly trial. A test of consistent rejection, frustration, and aggravation!”
She walked away, and Mo Yuan realized she was no longer his little Seventeen but an outraged scorned woman.
To be continued………..