Chapter 7: Nervous
Translated by: NekoCat
Liu Duo went to the shacks to replace her menstrual pad so she could sleep with no worries.
Ye Ling knew she’d need water to wash with, so he went and fetched a bucketful for her.
Liu Duo’s affection for Ye Ling was on the rise. What a sweet man!
Around this time, Ye Mo came in with warm water: “Come wash your face and feet, then prepare for bed.”
Considering his normal behavior, Liu Duo figured he was aiming for something. Sure enough, his next words proved it.
“Get to sleep after you’re done. You were with me last night, so you and fourth brother will be together tonight. When eldest and second brother are back, you’ll do the same. One night with each of us, so don’t even think about running.”
“Fourth brother, keep watch on her tonight. Remember to inform me if she needs to go, we don’t want her to run away again.”
“Stop thinking about running and live in peace, we four brothers will be good to you. If you run away again, I will break your legs!”
Liu Duo stared at Ye Mo with wide eyes, as if she’d just discovered a completely new violent side to this man.
With her watery eyes following him, Ye Mo quickly looked away. If you looked up close, you’d find that his ears were red.
“Wash up and get to bed. It’s late.”
I almost lost myself! the seemingly crazy man thought, not daring to look at her any longer.
One is relaxed while the other two were completely nervous. Liu Duo didn’t have an issue sleeping, although a romp in the night would change that. But even if they wanted to, they couldn’t.
After all, she was dealing with her great aunt; not to mention she’s only 15 and him 19, not very suitable ages at this point.
It was Ye Ling’s first time sleeping with a woman. His heart was racing, his face beet red; he was far too nervous to say a thing.
After getting undressed, Liu Duo was the first to climb into bed. She laid down and covered up with a quilt, She slept a lot during the day, so she wasn’t very tired.
After Ye Ling washed his feet, he also went to bed. He covered himself with another quilt and laid there completely stiff.
“Fourth brother, are you asleep yet? If not, why don’t we talk a bit?” Liu Duo asked, looking to pass the time.
“Not yet, what’s wrong? If you want to say something, please say it, I’ll listen,” Ye Ling said, excited lying next to his wife.
“Fourth brother, don’t call me wife anymore. Call me Duo’er or Xiao Duo, they sound more natural.” Being called wife all day felt awkward to her.
“But you’re my wife, and that’s what the others call you. Why shouldn’t I call you my wife? Ye Ling frowned.
“Why don’t you call me Duo’er, fourth brother,” Liu Duo faced Ye Ling and reached out to shake his shoulder, acting like a charming woman.
“Well, Duo’er, keep your hands inside the quilt. It’s chilly at night, we don’t want you catching a cold…”
Liu Duo’s trick worked well on Ye Ling.
“Okay, I’ll listen to fourth brother,” Liu Duo laughed at Ye Ling, only revealing her head.
Looking at Liu Duo’s smile, Ye Ling was very happy. He vowed in his heart that he wouldn’t let her suffer in any way, and have her smile happily everyday.
After all, a happy wife makes for a happy life.
“Eldest and second brother, what are they up to?” She knew nothing of them, except that there were four siblings.
“Eldest brother’s been out hunting in the mountains for a few days, he should be back tomorrow. Second brother’s been working in town.”
“Oh, what’s second brother doing?”
“He’s a day laborer, taking whatever job comes his way. When not in town, he’s out on the farm.”
After mindlessly chatting the night away, a new day was upon them.