Xu Xinghe’s heart raced.

When he participated in the school sports meeting that year, after he won the best 1,000-meter result in his life, his heartbeat didn’t seem to be as fast as it is now.

He froze on the bed and moved his lips, but made no sound.

Staring at Ling Changfeng with wide open doe-like eyes.

Ling Changfeng expected various reactions from Xu Xinghe after receiving his confession.

The worst-case scenario he imagined was for Xu Xinghe to simply say no, and then throw him out of the room in a fit of rage.

Anyway, their wedding anniversary is over half a year away.
Even if he’s rejected now, he still has time to slowly break in.

Besides, his little spouse has already promised to go on a honeymoon trip with him, right?

However, when his voice fell, Ling Changfeng discovered that what made him more flustered than being directly rejected was that Xu Xinghe didn’t respond at all.

Like a little puppet whose soul was drained, he simply froze in place.

Ling Changfeng licked his inner lips, a little nervously.

He hadn’t felt this kind of “primary school student anxiously waiting for his entrance exam results” type of emotion for a long time.

It was maddeningly quiet in the ward.

Marshal Ling pressed the corners of his mouth in this silent atmosphere, and suddenly felt a little regret—

This might indeed not be a good time.

His little spouse has just recovered from the shadow of being kidnapped.
At the very least, he shouldn’t scare him at this time.

Ling Changfeng waited in fear for a long time, and finally lowered his eyes slowly in the silence without echo: “You…”

He originally wanted to say, you should rest well first, and other things can be discussed after waking up.

However, in the next moment, a fragrant and charming floral fragrance suddenly exploded in the air.

It quickly swept the entire ward like a prairie fire.

The little hedgehog on the hospital bed finally recovered from the huge shock.

Although he was still frozen in shock, pheromones began to flow everywhere in the air.

The sides of Ling Changfeng’s nose flared slightly.

Indulging in the intoxicating sweet scent in the air.

He seemed to see the buds blooming in front of him one after another, forming a beautiful poem.

Ling Changfeng was slightly dizzy from the smell.
In a trance he recalled when he first saw Xu Xinghe, and was attracted by this smell.

In fact, he didn’t need any equipment to tell him test results.
From the first time he saw Xu Xinghe, he knew instinctively that this omega must have a very high degree of matching with himself.

But he was still stubbornly unwilling to believe in destiny.
Only when the marriage matching arrived on his doorstep did he calmly nod and agree to the marriage.

Thinking about it now – it’s a blessing.

Outside the window, night fell, and the grand lights of the Nebula City and the stars and moon above the night sky shone together, creating a picture of light and shadow.

Ling Changfeng turned his eyes to the person in front of him again.

Through the other party’s unique aura, he could smell Xu Xinghe’s panic, anxiety, and confusion right now…

… And a little bit of shyness, as well as a faint quickening to the ignorant little deer’s heartbeat.

If Xu Xinghe’s pheromones had a physical appearance, it would be like flower branches with slight thorns, wrapping around his heart again and again.

Tender branches and leaves poked softly at the tip of his heart.

Slightly itchy, but not painful.

A smile slowly climbed into Ling Changfeng’s eyes.

He suddenly stopped waiting for that answer.

In a sense, the pheromones in the air have already given him a partial answer ahead of its dull master.

Ling Changfeng turned slightly to the side, and asked Xu Xinghe in a leisurely manner: “Do you still want to listen to bedtime stories?”

Xu Xinghe was still immersed in the huge shock of being confessed to, and his lips trembled when he finally spoke: “What?”

Ling Changfeng regained his usual tone and said calmly, “Bedtime stories.
If you want to hear them, I’ll tell you a few more.”

Xu Xinghe shook his head like a rattle.

After hearing such an earth-shattering confession accompanying a bedtime story, his fragile little heart probably couldn’t bear more bedtime stories.

But just after shaking his head, he regretted it again.

This is clearly a perfect time to change the subject.

If he doesn’t listen to a story, won’t he have to turn around and face Ling Changfeng’s confession again?

Xu Xinghe raised his eyes and wanted to cry without tears.
“Can I change my answer? I want to hear another story now.”

Ling Changfeng looked at him and revealed his intentions: “Don’t want to answer my question, and want to hear a story instead?”

Xu Xinghe: “…”

Rather than not wanting to answer, it’s better to say that he doesn’t know how to answer.

It was only at this moment that Xu Xinghe realized that he had not seriously examined his marriage with Ling Changfeng, nor had he faced the relationship between them seriously.

In his mind, his second marriage would last for one year at most, and he was destined to leave after one year.

If that’s the case, why bother?

But now, Ling Changfeng said that he liked him.

So what about himself?

Do I like him too?

Xu Xinghe didn’t know.

It stands to reason that like and dislike are clear opposites.

But his feelings for Ling Changfeng seem to be a little more complicated.

It’s probably not enough to be considered ‘like’, nor is it insufficient to be considered ‘dislike’.

Team Leader Xu, who has been married twice but has zero love experience, was having a difficult time discerning his feelings from the complex emotions at this moment.

He even wanted to numbly wrap all his emotions into a ball of yarn, and throw it into the basket.
Out of sight, out of mind.

Xu Xinghe lowered his head, trying to temporarily avoid the question.
“I don’t know…”

As soon as he finished speaking, he felt that those words weren’t good, and left the other party hanging, so he simply gave up and said: “I mean, I think you’re a very good person, and I don’t hate you at all, but we don’t seem to be, that, um… compatible.”

In the end, he chose a more negative answer.

Ling Changfeng didn’t seem surprised to hear him say this.
Instead, he asked in a persuasive manner: “What do you think is not compatible between us?”

Xu Xinghe felt relieved.
The kind of ease reflected in his words and deeds didn’t seem like someone who just confessed and was rejected.

Carefully considering the question, Xu Xinghe answered: “Our identity, age…”

Ling Changfeng: “These are relatively easy problems to overcome, and don’t affect a normal relationship, don’t they?”

Xu Xinghe added: “Our personalities, hobbies, common topics…”

Ling Changfeng said: “I don’t have any special hobbies.
But in the future, I can learn things you are interested in, and will try to understand the topics that interest you.”

After a while, he added with a serious look, “I can try cooking with you in the future.”

Xu Xinghe was completely shocked.
“No, no need…”

His mind automatically conjured an image of Ling Changfeng wearing an apron in the kitchen, and he suddenly shivered, as if struck by an invisible lightning.

However, Ling Changfeng had already compromised to this point, and he really couldn’t tell what was wrong with their relationship for a while.

In the face of the other party’s attitude, it seemed that any problems can be solved easily.

“But, but, there’s no need for you to wrong yourself so much.” Xu Xinghe lowered his head and began to move his fingers again.

“In your position, as long as you look, you can always find someone more suitable than me,” he continued.
“So you don’t have to… force yourself.”

After calming down, Ling Changfeng’s tone returned to his usual calm and indifference, and he slowly asked, “Who said I’m forcing myself?”

Xu Xinghe raised his eyes, seeming to sense his change in mood, but didn’t know why.

“If I find someone else after you, then I’ll be forcing myself.” Ling Changfeng met the bewildered eyes of the deer, and suddenly lost his temper.

Unable to hold back any longer, he reached out and rubbed the fluffy head, and said softly, “Don’t say such things again anymore.
I like you, and am not forcing myself.”

“Oh.” Xu Xinghe licked his lips.
His brain was a mess, unable to process everything that just happened.

Marshal Ling was a little helpless, and started another topic: “You just said that you think I am a good person?”

The mismatched pupils slanted slightly, and asked reluctantly: “How am I good?”

Xu Xinghe: “…”

He stiffly turned his head to look at Ling Changfeng, thinking, “I was just saying a polite remark?”

Team Leader Xu was speechless for a while, but in the face of Ling Changfeng’s questioning and expectant gaze, he still reluctantly restarted his offline brain.
After a moment, he bit the bullet and replied: “I think your pheromone smells good.”

As soon as he finished speaking, he was suddenly inspired, and continued: “Look, this is why I said it’s not easy to answer.
I think your pheromone smells very good, can this be considered as liking?”

Unexpectedly, Ling Changfeng nodded.
“I think so.”

Xu Xinghe: “…”

He asked again: “I think you are very safe and reliable, can this be considered as liking?”

Ling Changfeng continued to nod.
“I think so.”

Xu Xinghe: “…”

He felt that this conversation couldn’t continue.

Ling Changfeng looked at him with almost gentle eyes.
“This at least shows that you don’t hate me.”

“Of course.” Xu Xinghe admitted this point generously.
“I really don’t hate you at all.”

Ling Changfeng’s eyes flashed lightly.
“If that’s the case, then don’t reject me…”

After speaking, he further slowed down his voice, “Okay?”

“You don’t need to give me an answer now.” Facing the silent Xu Xinghe, Ling Changfeng looked out the window again.

Flowers and trees outside the window swayed gently in the nighttime autumn breeze.

Branches trembled, bringing down the white petals that fell like fine snow.

And he knew that no matter how fragrant the falling petals were, they would definitely not be as sweet as one ten thousandth of the fragrance here.

“You can take your time thinking, and don’t feel burdened.
You are the favored party, so you naturally have the right to choose.”

Ling Changfeng turned his head, and his voice was serious and calm.

There was a little smile in those mismatched pupils, melting the cold eyes that had been frozen for ten thousand years.
“You can give me a reply anytime.
I’ll always be here, waiting for your answer.”


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