Lily continued to ponder about Zhuo Jingren's behavior until they arrived at Sky City.
Having being scooped up by Zhou Jingren the moment she got out of the car, Lily protested in a firm voice, "Why are you carrying me? You are drunk, put me down." Zhou Jingren just signaled Daohu to walk ahead of them.
"I said, put me down!" she said, glaring at her husband.
In response, Zhuo Jingren kissed her while ignoring her words, annoying her more in the process. Was this because the man was drunk?
Lily narrowed her eyes at Zhuo Jingren before pinching his chest, making sure that the latter would feel enough pain to wake up from whatever this was that he was doing. However, he just grinned at her before lowering his head and kissing Lily, silencing her.
"I am not drunk," he uttered after abruptly ending the kiss. He walked inside the elevator and did not say anything until they arrived at the top floor of the building. Lily's face lit up the moment the elevator opened to show her a large canvas with her smiling face on the foyer.
However, she masked her surprised and narrowed her eyes at Zhuo Jingren, wondering what the man had been up to. Sensing her stare, Zhuo Jingren just smiled at her. "It's the anniversary of our first month as a married couple. We were so busy that both of us did not have the time to spend time with each other today," he gently said.
Lily lowered her head and kept silent in response. Actually, she knew today was their anniversary but thought that Zhou Jingren had forgotten, so she did not say anything. Or maybe she was just a little… shy. She could not muster up the courage to give him the gift she had prepared for him. What if Zhuo Jingren forgot? Wouldn't it be too awkward if she gave him a gift out of nowhere?
"It's okay if you forgot. I don't mind," Zhuo Jingren said, slowly putting Lily on the couch in their living room.
"No!" she blurted. For some reason, she could feel her heart drumming against her chest, threatening to come out and voice out the things that she wanted to say. "I… I remember. Ehem…" She avoided his eyes and hastily opened her bag to fetch the velvet box before handing it to Zhuo Jingren. "I even prepared a gift for you. But you didn't greet me or say something this morning. You just acted like usual and left for work. And you even dare to say that I forgot? I may not be as smart as you, but I don't… Hmmmm."
Lily swallowed her words as Zhou Jingren leaned forward to kiss her. He was kneeling in front of her at the moment. Once again, he scooped her up in his arms and strode towards their bedroom, his lips still on hers. His hands slowly reached out to unzip her dress, letting it fall to the floor.
Then he slowly put her down, his tall frame looking down at her delicate one. Lily also stared at him, her eyes darkened as a slow blush crawled up her neck. As he held her lush lips and golden eyes in his gaze, Zhuo Jingren wanted nothing more than to tear at his clothes, ravage her, and plunge into her. But that night wasn't meant for such actions. He clenched his jaw and swallowed a mouthful of saliva as he restrained his passion. His eyes dilated with need.
Lily snaked her arms around his neck, pulling him in for a kiss. Her eyes flitted closed when their lips met, and she was reminded that she had never closed her eyes while kissing him before, not on their first night seven years ago, nor on their first night as a married couple.
Zhou Jingren's hand made its way to her waist, pulling her closer to him, making her feel his warmth and the rush of emotions that she had failed to notice before.
He gently laid her back down on the bed, his big frame towering over hers. With her eyes still closed, Lily reached out to touch the back of his head, gently tugging at his disarrayed hair. She didn't know why this kiss made her emotional. Yet, how could she be emotional over something she couldn't explain? Lily found this reasoning contradicting, but it made her feel good.
He peppered her face with kisses until he had reached her neck. He quietly sucked on it, reaching to remove her bra. Removing the piece of clothing, he started lapping at her breasts, instantly making her shiver in need. She felt his tongue on her areola, exploring her, gently sucking on her, intensifying her desire.
The pleasure budding inside her made her let out a soft mewl. She could feel the throbbing in her stomach, urging her to beg him to plunge into her that instant... to make her scream out his name in ecstasy. A small part of her enjoyed this moment of connection. Her eyes shut again as she felt him stroke her other breast as he indulged the other in his mouth.
She wanted him, needed him. She was well aware of her desire, but for some reason… this… the feeling that she felt right now was something different. It was confusing, but at the same time, it was making her heart skip a beat. The excitement, the confusion, and swirls of emotions were starting to bug her. Wasn't this too irritating? Of course, Lily chose to throw her current emotions and suddenly giggled when she felt Zhuo Jingren swirl his tongue around the flesh of her belly button.
"I am ticklish. You can't…" However, her words were once again interrupted by Zhuo Jingren's mouth, kissing her hungrily until Lily melted against him. This time, the kiss was not as gentle as the previous one. It was hot and needy, making her hastily open the Zhuo Jingren's shirt. However the latter was quick to stop her hands and stared at her.
"Tonight is about you." He said in a low voice.