“Fine, this is my fault,” he said, holding tight to his anger. “I went to the wrong room, it was my mistake.”
“But, Xia Rou… You’re not little anymore. How can you be so carelessly naive that you can sleep with me so thoughtlessly in one room?” he said angrily.
As a man, he knew deep inside that men couldn’t be trusted when it came to a few things. Even for himself, he couldn’t guarantee that he wouldn’t act out when he was drunk.
The truth was, when he was in his teens to his early twenties, he did a lot of things. But as he got older and matured, he at least wasn’t as frivolous as he had been when he was young.
Last night, it was really lucky that he was so drunk that nothing happened.
If something had happened…
An odd image flashed through his mind and Cao Yang’s heart thumped heavily. He subconsciously took a glance at Xia Rou.
Her pink lips were pressed tightly together in anger, her black eyes wide with heat as she glared at him.
That silly girl… What if he had lost control and done something to her? He really wouldn’t know how to face her any longer. Most of all, he wouldn’t know how to explain it to Cao Xiong.
It irritated him. Translated by The Novelst
He remembered realizing, once, that Xia Rou had a lack of self-preservation when it came to the opposite sex.
At that time, he had been looking for a chance to tell her nicely. But when he went to her, he suddenly couldn’t dredge up the courage to talk to her about it, probably because he felt that she was still young. She would probably improve as she grew older.
Now that he looked at it again, she had grown a chest but no brain! No sign of any improvement!
Xia Rou also got angry.
What did he mean by carelessly naïve?
“You’re no stranger!” she flung back in anger.
If it was someone else, of course she wouldn’t spend the night alone with him! In the past, she had even tried all methods of trying to avoid being alone with her own fiancé!
She was so angry her cheeks were flushed.
Her self-confidence and righteousness were clear.
Cao Yang was stunned.
You’re not a stranger, you’re my big brother.
Xia Rou’s eyes were clear as water as she straightforwardly expressed what she meant.
Inside her heart, she really saw him as a brother!
Cao Yang couldn’t say it out loud. He had already started unconsciously… seeing her as a woman!
It was as though, if he were to speak this aloud, he would dirty that pure gaze.
This made Cao Yang want to fly into a rage with shame.
He was so angry that he stood up to pace back and forth.
He stopped lecturing, since he couldn’t get through to her. The Cao Leader knew how to lead and train an army, but he didn’t know how to make a teenager have some awareness toward him.
Then he recalled again Hu Xuan’s words about Xia Rou’s situation at school. It wasn’t that she was completely unaware of the dangers associated with the opposite gender.
At school, she was colder to the boys when compared with the girls. She spoke bluntly to the boys who followed her around. Toward Hu Xuan, according to what he said, there was a long period that Xia Rou put up defenses when speaking with him. After that, she slowly relaxed that rigorous defense.
He thought about it again and finally realized that it was just that she didn’t put up any defenses toward the four brothers.
And among the four, especially to him!
As if, to her, he couldn’t be considered a man at all!
He didn’t know whether to be happy or sad at this realization. He felt deeply that it was very troublesome to raise a girl.
He had brought up his three younger brothers, and none of them were even half so troublesome as Xia Rou!
Cao Yang kept thinking about it and thought – why not just keep it simple.
Xia Rou was sitting on the sofa, still angry by herself.
Clearly, he had been the one to drink too much and walk into the wrong room, but in the end she was getting lectured. No matter how she thought of it, she felt wronged!
Her gaze followed his pacing from one end of the room to the other. He swerved to her.
“Do you have a boyfriend?”
Xia Rou, surprised, answered, “No.”
“Good. Soon you’re going to be out of junior year, then senior year is the most important. Study well and prepare for the national exams.” Cao Yang gave her a simple, straightforward command: “Don’t date while you’re in high school.”
Xia Rou hadn’t intended to date around anyway, but the way he said it made it seem like she was looking forward to it. Somehow, it made her uncomfortable.
“Got it,” she said in a bored tone.
“In university… then, you can start to date.” Cao Yang wasn’t so strict he would stop her from dating while in university.
“But!” he added, “if there are boys chasing you around, or you want to date someone in particular, you need to let me know!”
Xia Rou’s mouth fell open.
“T-This… You’re being too strict!” she protested.
“Nothing you can say will change my mind,” Cao Yang said mercilessly. “Look at your carelessness. If I don’t approve, sooner or later you’re going to be tricked.”
Silly girl. What an idiot! Even now you don’t understand. No matter how much he took care of her, his nature… he was still a man.
Looking at her now, he didn’t realize when this had happened, but she had become a young woman. Long, black hair falling down thin shoulders, accentuating her slim waist and continuing down to her straight legs… All of those features were just his type.
It was only because his self-control was strong and he had good morals that he didn’t do anything to her.
But if it were other men…. Hmmph. It was just like a waterfront pavilion that got the moonlight first.
He probably had to wait until this silly girl realized that he was also a man, and that is when he would be rest assured.
“Do you understand?” He didn’t allow her even a bit of leeway to protest.
She indeed… did let a man trick her…
In the past, if she had listened to big brother’s words, then she probably wouldn’t have fallen to her tragic end like that.
Originally, Xia Rou had been filled with righteous anger, but it had vanished into the air…
She lowered her head, feeling a little sad, then gave out a “Mn,” obediently responding, “Alright…”
Her long hair rested on one of her shoulders, revealing on the other side a snowy-white neck.
Ah, he had forgotten one thing.
Her slim, white neck. Translated by The Novelst
Every time she lowered her head slightly, her neckline made a very beautiful curve.
Every time he thought of this, he wished he could stretch out his hand to gently touch it…
Proofread by: Hannah