Hearing Autumn's words, Charles came back to his senses. After realizing what he was doing, he stopped and then clasped his hands around her neck. He kissed on her lips violently and then let Autumn go.
He was exhausted and lay besides Autumn. If Autumn hadn't reminded him, he didn't know what he would have done to her.
"I'm sorry." Charles apologized for his rude behavior, though he didn't think he had done something wrong. He had just followed his heart. But he still made an apology to Autumn because he didn't want to scare her.
"It's fine." Autumn hurriedly buttoned her pyjama. When Charles kissed her, she enjoyed his kiss. So she thought that it would be unfair to blame him.
She didn't mind these intimate acts. But she wasn't ready for the next steps.
Charles sighed and cuddled her. He said gently, "Sweet dreams.'
To begin with, Autumn was too nervous to fall asleep. As sleepiness overwhelmed her, she entered into a dream, holding Charles.
The next morning she woke up early, and found herself holding Charles tightly. She blushed immediately. She got up silently and went to make breakfast for him. As soon as she left the room, Charles opened his eyes.
After Autumn fell asleep last night, he couldn't get any sleep.
With Autumn in his arms, he couldn't move. Although he knew that she was asleep, he didn't move a bit even when his arm was numb.
He just didn't want to wake her up.
When he was hospitalized, Autumn was on her toes, without taking a break. She didn't even get good sleep at night. If Charles turned over, she would be awake.
He didn't want to see Autumn push herself too hard. To let her have a good sleep, he hadn't moved his arm although he felt uncomfortable.
When Autumn went downstairs, she saw servants cooking pumpkin porridge. She couldn't help but frown and said, "Nancy, Charles is a patient now. He can't eat pumpkin porridge, or he will feel an ache or be ticklish. "
"That is not possible." Nancy had served the Lu family for half of her life, so she was treated as a family member. As time went by, she considered herself superior to others. She always believed that Autumn wasn't a member of Lu family, Hearing her, she was disappointed. She said, "I have been looking after Charles since he was a little boy. Do you think I'll do him any harm? He got injured now, so I prepared some light porridge for him. It's good for his recovery."
Autumn replied with a frown, "Nancy, you don't understand me. I.."
'Pumkins will worsen Charles's condition.' Autumn thought. She knew this because of her grandma.
As her grandma was an expert at this, she had taught her. Slowly, she learnt so much.
But she never expected that her words would displease Nancy.
Nancy gave out a cold laugh and said to Autumn, "Unlike you, I have stayed in this family for years. I have watched the young master grow up. And I have been in charge of his daily diet. Before you came, no one has questioned my cooking.
But now, you keep finding faults with me."
Hearing this, Autumn's face turned pale. 'Although Nancy is talking about pumpkin porridge, she is indirectly blaming me for getting Charles injured.' She wondered.
Facing her blames, she felt sad. She never wanted to see Charles get injured because of her. But it happened. Now all she could do is to try her best to look after him, hoping a quick recovery for him.
Nancy kept complaining sarcastically. Autumn silently walked aside and started to prepare breakfast for Charles.
When Charles went downstairs, Nancy went to him. She said, "Young master, good morning. I have prepared breakfast for you."
She smilingly brought the pumpkin porridge and said, "I have cooked it for you. Tell me what you will like to eat for dinner, I'll prepare it for you."
"You don't need to bother yourself." Charles said with a smile on his face, "It's not much of a big deal. I'm fine."
"It's not fine." Nancy cried out in a exaggerating tone, "My young master, your head is hit. It might be a threat to your life. You've just gotten married and gotten yourself badly injured. Who knows what trouble she will bring to you?"
Hearing this, Charles got angry. He thought that Nancy was over reacting. He stopped her, "Nancy." At this time, Autumn came to him with breakfast.
Nancy stopped speaking. She coldly answered and moved away.
Autumn pretended to be ignorant of their conversation. She put the pumpkin porridge aside silently, and then gave a glass of milk and the millet congee to him. She said, "I made it for you. Have a taste."
Charles said, "Next time you don't need to do it yourself. We have Nancy." Charles didn't want her to be too tired. Nancy standing near them said with a sneer, "Young master is right. I'm here to serve young master. Cooking breakfast is my duty. I don't dare to bother young mistress."
Nancy brought the pumpkin back on the table, and told Charles, "Young master, try this. My pumpkin porridge is more nourishing than that millet congee."
Autumn said, "No, don't eat that."
Autumn didn't mean to embarrass Nancy. She just couldn't let Charles eat something that is harmful to his health.
She put the pumpkin porridge aside, and then said, "Have more of it. In the evening, I'll go to the market and buy a pigeon. And then make pigeon soup for you. Do you like it?"
Nancy was irritated by Autumn's behavior. She said angrily, "What are you doing?" Although Charles was there, she pointed at Autumn's nose and cursed, "When you went downstairs and blamed me, I let it go. But now, you tell young master not to eat what I made for him.
What do you mean? Unlike you, I'll never hurt young master."
"I..." Autumn didn't know what to do. She knew that Charles respected Nancy as he had lost his parents since he was young. If possible, she wouldn't quarrel with Nancy.
But now Nancy didn't let her go. Autumn explained, "Nancy, you misunderstood me. I just think that pumpkin... will do Charles harm. I just want him to recover as soon as possible."
Nancy ignored her kindness and said, "Stop acting. If it hadn't been for you, the young master would never get injured."
Autumn gave an explanation, but Nancy became more aggressive.
"Nancy!" Charles said. His face darkened with anger. 'Nancy is my family, but Autumn is my wife. No one can bully her.' Charles continued, "Mind your words. She is my wife, it's my duty to protect her. Besides, she said that you misunderstood her."
Through their conversation, Charles knew what had happened between them. He didn't scold Nancy because he respected her.
Nancy coldly said, "Am I wrong? Young master, I have served you since you were a boy. I have always treated you as my son. But she embarrassed me deliberately. She thinks that I'll do you harm."
Charles became more serious. He said, "You heard me. You misunderstand her. She didn't let me eat pumpkin porridge because she thinks it's not good for my health."