28 Time Stopped at That Momen
Su Luo looked at him and raised her brows. "I appreciate your efforts, but let's hope they didn't go to waste."
Smiling, Nangong Liuyun tapped Su Luo on her delicate nose. "Girl, you are so cruel. I worked my butt off for you, and you're still putting on this indifferent, lukewarm face. How can that be? Come over, let me have a kiss first."
Nangong Liuyun moved closer to Su Luo while he spoke.
Su Luo abruptly pushed him away before he could reach her soft lips. "Nangong Liuyun, you are the legendary Prince Jin, the famed brilliant master. How can you let such indecent conduct sully your reputation? Aren't you afraid that people will laugh at you if word gets out?"
"Silly girl, I only treat you this way in private. How could anyone else know?" Nangong Liuyun chuckled and gently pinched Su Luo's pink cheek.
The girl's sullen look was just to his liking. He wanted to pinch her adorable face even more.
Su Luo shot him an angry glance. "Sit still. Don't be so handsy."
Having said that, Nangong Liuyun had been rushing around for three days straight and had finally earned his chance to approach her intimately. How could he give it up so easily? His lips curved up into a mischievous smile. His eyes were both enchanting and wicked, profound and exquisite, staring at Su Luo in a teasing manner.
Su Luo was at a loss for words out of sheer frustration. Suddenly, she squinted her eyes. They glowed with a hint of mockery. "Nangong Liuyun, is it possible that you're trying to distract me because you didn't find anything?"
She had successfully prodded him into action.
"A girl that is too smart is not fun," Nangong Liuyun said as he exhaled a sigh. Even though he didn't keep pushing, he had no intention of letting Su Luo go. He swiftly put on a serious expression, gazed at Su Luo carefully, and enunciated his question word by word. "Girl, tell me, have you been experiencing dizziness and blurred vision in recent days?" he asked.
Su Luo grew alarmed when she noticed that his face had turned unprecedentedly somber. What happened? She was not used to seeing this solemn face in place of his usual roguish smile.
Su Luo thought for a while and said with a nod, "Yes. Sometimes I have headaches."
She also felt lightheaded and lethargic, desperate to sleep... And it wasn't easy for her to wake up after falling asleep.
Su Luo had a feeling that she might be very sick.
"Then, do you feel bloated in your stomach? And does it felt hard when you touch it?" Nangong Liuyun immediately asked her a follow-up question.
He had a bizarre and complicated expression on his face. It was a kind of sternness that Su Luo had never seen on him. In the meantime, there seemed to be a tinge of hope mixed in with the sternness.
His large hand abruptly tightened its grip on Su Luo's. It was enough to prove that he was nervous at the moment.
There was no way that a trivial matter could put the celebrated Prince Jin on edge. Then, what on earth had happened to her?
Su Luo suddenly felt a shortness of breath. It was as if a giant boulder was pressing down on her chest.
Then another thought came to her mind.
How much worse could it be? She was already an imbecile with no talent. At worst, she might not have any chance to practice martial arts in the future. That was about it.
Su Luo exhaled slowly, looked over at Nangong Liuyun, then said calmly, "Yes, sometimes I feel bloated. What's wrong?"
She hadn't paid much attention to it previously since she had thought it was because her period was coming. Su Luo was already 15 years old in her current body. It was not uncommon for a girl her age to be menstruating.
But now it appeared that this was obviously not the cause.
Everything went quiet for a moment, so quiet that she could almost hear the leaves falling on the ground.
It was as if time had come to a standstill.
Even the tension in the surrounding air seemed palpable.