Chapter 05: That glimpse of white

At noon, because he didn’t buy vegetables, Gu Xia was going to cook some noodles for lunch. His sister Gu Qin went out to play with her classmates, so Gu Xia was the only one at home.

“Knock…Knock!”

 While Gu Xia was watching the news, there was a knock on the door. When he opened the door, he saw a pretty girl standing outside. The girl was wearing a white dress, with a long ponytail, and her delicate face had no makeup.

“Brother Xiao Xia, are you at home? I thought no one was there,” said Li Jingjing on the opposite side.

Gu Xia looked at Li Jingjing in front of him, and was in a trance for a while. He remembered that she was admitted to a first class University in his previous life, which caused a sensation in the community. Who would have guessed that she fell in love in the university and learned later that her boyfriend had cheated on her. Beset with grief, she jumped from the roof of a building, and this flower-like girl withered before her age.

“Oh, it’s Jingjing, have you eaten yet? Come in.” Gu Xia came back to his senses.

“No, have you eaten yet?” After speaking, Li Jingjing walked into the room and casually sat on the sofa.

“That’s right, you sit for a while, watch TV, I’ll give you something to eat.” Gu Xia smiled.

“Okay~”

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After a while, Gu Xia came out with two bowls of shredded pork and egg noodles. The noodles were evenly sprinkled with chopped green onion, which looked particularly attractive.

“Eat away!” Gu Xia laughed.

“Mmm, it smells so good!” Li Jingjing smelled the aroma of the noodles, looked at the green chopped green onions on the milky white noodle soup, and found her appetite.

Immediately, there was a “sssrrrpppp” noodle-eating sound in the dining room.

“Ha~ That was delicious, I’m so full! It’s all your fault, those cooked noodles were so delicious! I couldn’t help it.” Li Jingjing touched her stomach and said with contentment in her voice.

Gu Xia pouted, this girl had eaten two big bowls of noodles, how can she eat so much?

When Li Jingjing saw Gu Xia looking at her strangely, she couldn’t help blushing, and she kicked Gu Xia’s legs with her feet in anger.

“Hey! You dead girl, why are you kicking me? I didn’t say anything to you.” Gu Xia complained helplessly.

“Hmph~”

Li Jingjing wrinkled her nose and snorted softly, ignored Gu Xia, and put the bowls and chopsticks on the table in the kitchen.

“Just put the bowls there, I’ll wash it later.” Gu Xia said, looking at Li Jingjing’s back.

“Krrrnnn!”

“Ah!”

The sound of breaking the bowl and Li Jingjing’s pained cry resounded in the kitchen.

Gu Xia hurriedly got up and ran to the kitchen, and saw that the ground was full of pieces of bowls, while Li Jingjing was sitting on the ground, clutching her bleeding hand, breathing roughly in pain.

Gu Xia hurriedly grabbed Li Jingjing’s hand, looked at it and found that except her thumb, all the fingers of her left hand were cut by the fragments. Fortunately, the wounds were not deep. It was said that the fingers were connected to the heart, so no wonder she was in such pain.

Gu Xia held Li Jingjing’s arm, ready to help her up first.

Before she could stand still, Li Jingjing cried out in pain and almost fell to the ground. Fortunately, Gu Xia supported her, otherwise her butt would also be covered with the sharp debris as well.

“Ouch~ I twisted my feet and I can’t walk.”

Gu Xia asked her to lean against the wall and she squatted down with her white thighs in full view. Gu Xia hurriedly stabilized his mind and looked at her ankles, and found that the swelling was very serious. It was likely that it was twisted quite badly.

Helpless, Gu Xia could only carry her to the living room, feeling the softness on his back and the fragrance on the girl’s body, Gu Xia couldn’t help but feel a little nervous, but fortunately, Gu Xia was not really a seventeen or eighteen-year-old boy and could control himself.

On the other hand, Li Jingjing buried her head on Gu Xia’s neck. She felt the heat from Gu Xia’s hands on her thighs, as well as the pressure on her chest, all of which made Li Jingjing feel shy and flustered, her beautiful face turned rosy, even the roots of her ears turned red.

Li Jingjing, Gu Xia and Gu Qin have known each other since childhood.

Growing up together, when someone bullied her when she was a child, it was always Gu Xia who helped her. Gu Xia took care of her like a big brother, but as she grew older, it evolved into an inexplicable emotion. Li Jingjing didn’t know if it was love or not, she only knew that she liked being with Gu Xia very much.

“Come on, sit down lightly, I’ll take a basin of water to wash the wounds on your hands first, then put a Band-Aid on you, and finally rub safflower oil on your ankles.”

After saying that, Gu Xia went to the kitchen to get a washbasin and some water, to carefully clean Li Jingjing’s wound.

Li Jingjing looked at Gu Xia who was looking down while seriously washing her hands, and the corners of her mouth raised slightly. There was an inexplicable joy in her heart.

“Okay, I’ll put a Band-Aid on for you.”

Gu Xia didn’t know what Li Jingjing was thinking. He wiped Li Jingjing’s hands dry, wiped some disinfected iodine, and then put the Band-Aid on.

Gu Xia looked up at Li Jingjing and found that her face was blushing. He thought it was because of iodine. 

“Ah! What did you say?” Li Jingjing came back to her senses and asked with a bewildered face.

“What’s wrong with you? What are you thinking? You didn’t even hear me when I was talking?” Gu Xia rubbed his nose and smiled bitterly.

Li Jingjing’s face turned even redder, like her face was smeared with rouge. She lowered her head to hide her blush and didn’t speak.

Gu Xia was puzzled, wondering what happened to this girl? She looked like a girl in love.

However, Gu Xia soon shook his head, because he had never heard of Li Jingjing falling in love in high school in his previous life. Even if an accident happened in college, she was a sophomore. She is only a sophomore now, and she still has two or three years to go.

Unable to figure it out, Gu Xia didn’t think too much about it. He went to the room and took out safflower oil, ready to massage her ankle.

When he came out, Gu Xia felt it was funny that this girl was still bowing her head.

“Okay, don’t lower your head like that, you look like an ostrich, come on, lift your feet up, I’ll give you a massage with safflower oil, or it will be bad if you hurt your bones. I will use safflower oil to massage your foot. It will be fine soon.” Gu Xia smiled.

“Yeah…”

Li Jingjing just wanted to lift her foot, but she immediately retracted it, because the skirt she was wearing was knee-level, if she lifted it up, her panties would be exposed. She didn’t plan to go out to play today, so she wasn’t wearing safety pants.

“What are you doing? You’re still in a trance, raise your feet!”

Gu Xia saw Li Jingjing’s delay in raising her feet, so he had to lift her feet up and put them on his knees, then took off her sandals and put them down. He put a little safflower oil on his hands and massaged it gently.

Gu Xia looked at Li Jingjing’s fair feet, and the tiny blue veins on them were clearly visible.

During the whole process, Li Jingjing lowered her head with a flushed face, and the fingers of both her hands were constantly clenched.

After about ten minutes of massage, the swelling at the ankle had subsided a lot. Gu Xia wanted to ask if Li Jingjing’s foot was better, but he looked up but caught a glimpse of the white again, and hurriedly turned his head, screaming “sin” in his heart.

The two were in a lull for a while, and Gu Xia felt a little embarrassed, but fortunately he immediately adjusted his mentality and said, “Are your feet better? You should sit down for a while, watch TV, I’ll go shopping. Come to my house for dinner tonight, your mother will come too.”

“Oh…”

Li Jingjing replied in a low voice.

Gu Xia looked at Li Jingjing who was still bowing her head, then shook his head and went out. Since he called Aunt Zhang over for dinner, although she would definitely bring some dishes at night, he still needed to buy some meat dishes.

“Wheew!”

Gu Xia wiped the sweat from his head, it was really hot today! It was likely that it was 38 degrees!


Goblin: The title of this chapter reminded me of the poems of Emily Dickinson. She’s a brilliant poet. Do read her works if you have the chance.

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