Holding the wet towel in his hand, Feng Jianyu gently cleaned her face, neck, and hands. He lightly turned her neck to the left so that he can see her clearly. He deliberately brought the king size blanket to share it with her together.
Tucking her in the blanket, he completely turned his body towards the right to see her beautiful face.
She is a kind of natural beauty, perhaps she herself doesn't know how pretty she is. Her perfect flawless face with smooth skin that looked so soft like baby skin. Pink rose cheeks and beautiful long eyelashes can make any man's heart go wild. She was nothing like those fake socialites who walk around with a painted face and pretends to be the most beautiful.
She was everything about simplicity, kindness, love, innocence, and helping those around her to be happy. Might be this is the reason for her being so attractive, it is her inner beauty that reflects from her eyes and pulls you towards her.
He looked at the moon in the sky and held her hand in his hand, 'Mei, when I'm in your company I feel that I am someone alive with a beating heart, who had a purpose to live his life and not just spend it.'
'With you by my side I promise to uphold our relationship to a standard God would approve of, I promise to always love you more, I promise to be there for you on your bad days, I promise to walk with you, just promise you will walk beside me, I promise to always be overprotective and just slightly jealous'. (I think Mr. X came in his mind at this line)
He kissed the back of her hand gently but did not let it go and keep on holding it. He turned to look at her face again. Caressing her cheek lightly, he felt a sudden tinge of pain looking at her furrowed brows.
Her emotions could not hide behind her beautiful face. He could clearly see the pain through her furrowed brows and the downward curve of her lips. Feng Jianyu is aware that whatever happened 7 years ago, she is holding it deep in her heart, and is driving power of passion through that pain. She has put that passion in her inventions, and would never allow this merciless world to break her.
Yes, she cries, but that does not make her fragile. It is just an emotion for her, crying never proves that a person is weak.
He leaned forward to her face and lightly kissed her forehead, 'Mei, please tell me what happened 7 years back. Why you didn't wait for me? Why did you leave the resort? I promise I will not judge you, just talk to me once.' He whispered.
Was it the connection of heart or the subconscious mind, Xiu Mei stirred in her sleep. Her breathing fastened all of a sudden, she was moving her hands in the air as if avoiding something.
Feng Jianyu got alarmed at her condition and held her hands in his grip so that she won't hurt herself. "Mei" he whispered. "I didn't… I didn't steal it… trust me...…. I didn't" Xiu Mei was having a nightmare, she was mumbling in her sleep.
"Mei, it's ok…. Relax…" He tried to coax her by rubbing her arms, seeing her in this condition is killing him from inside. "Don't take it... it's mine….. no, please... don't...." she kept on mumbling.
Feng Jianyu saw her forehead drenched in cold sweat, she was trembling in her sleep….. He pulled the blanket aside and holds her in his arms hugging her protectively. Rubbing her back lightly he tried to coax her, "Mei, it's ok… I trust you….. No one will hurt you….Relax…. calm down…."
"Stop ... don't take it...…. My hard work ......…..", tears rolled down from her eyes, as she kept on mumbling about the incident 7 years back.
Feng Jianyu frowned at what she was mumbling to herself, to test her luck he asked her gently, "Shhhhhhhhh….. it's ok Mei, I'm here with you, What did they take, Mei? I'll get it back for you.... Tell me?" He knows it was almost impossible that she would answer in her sleep but he still tried it.
When she didn't respond to him for some time he gave up but keeps on rubbing her head and back to calm her down. He rubbed his cheek comfortingly on top of her head and waited for her to stop crying. She was still sobbing in her sleep, "Took it... why...…. Return it...….."
"What return it?" he talked to himself, his heart bled for her.... "My software.... Give back...…" she again mumbled lightly.
When Feng Jianyu heard this, his brows twitched. By joining dots he could roughly guess what she was talking about. But at that moment his first priority was to coax this trembling girl back to sleep.
His grandmother is an ancient Chinese medicine physician, out of interest he had learned the art of acupressure from his grandmother at a young age. So, to help her calm down and go back to sleep, he first brought her closer to his chest, covered her with a blanket and adjusted the temperature of the car.
Applying the accurate pressure, he pressed and massaged her pressure points on her back, neck, shoulder, and head to relax down her tensed muscles. Within no time her trembling stopped and she stopped mumbling to herself. Her tensed body relaxed as her muscles started relaxing.
Due to Feng Jianyu's perfect acupressure technique and the warmth of his embrace, she did not wake up from her sleep but rather slept deeply, holding his shirt in her fist tightly.
He looked down at her face, there was still beads of cold sweat on her forehead. Taking out his handkerchief he wiped her forehead so that she won't feel uncomfortable. To clear her tear stained cheeks, he poured little water over his handkerchief and wiped her face with it.
Still holding her in his arms, he looked down and kissed her forehead multiple times.