I ADORE HIM
(A Scar on the Leg (5)
Why is he asking me details about my period?
Yet another sharp pain shot through her lower abdomen to the rest of her body, this time making Qin Zhi’ai curl into a ball. She opened her eyes and shot Gu Yusheng a suspicious look.
Seeing the doubt in her eyes, Gu Yusheng realized that his question sounded too intimate, so he added, “Tell Xiaowang to not stress you with too many assignments for the next few days—and nothing too difficult. I don’t want you to have any trouble.”
So he’s afraid I’ll be a burden… Right. He’s a busy man who values efficiency in everything. Taking such precautionary measures are expected of him.
Thankfully, there’s only team-building activities today. If he’d assigned me with important tasks, it would definitely end badly.
Finally over her bashfulness, Qin Zhi’ai clenched her teeth and replied, “Yes, it’s these same few days.”
As his fingers trembled, Gu Yusheng tried hard to ignore the waves of emotions washing over him. As nonchalantly as possible, he asked, “Your period has always been on time?”
“Yes…” Unable to continue, Qin Zhi’ai moaned and paused for a moment before replying weakly, “Yes, my period has always been on time, and it always takes place during the same time of the month.”
Little troublemaker also experienced painful cramps, and her period was always on time. And her period also always took place on these same few days of the month.
From the moment he had met Qin Zhi’ai, he had always suspected that she was the one he had been looking for. He’d gathered so many small clues, but none of them added up.
This was an indisputable commonality between them both. Even though he knew many women in the world experience intense period cramps and have their periods on the same days every month, Gu Yusheng was intrigued and had a tough time maintaining a straight face.
Turning around, he walked to the water bar, placed a bag of ginger tea with brown sugar into a cup, and waited for the water to boil. He asked casually, “Does it always hurt as badly as today?”
“Not really…” Qin Zhi’ai shook her head immediately. “It only hurts that much on the first day. After that, I’m fine.”
Little troublemaker also experienced the worst cramps on the first day of her period… Their symptoms are identical.
Overwhelmed by emotions, Gu Yusheng accidentally spilled water on the bar when pouring it. Boiling water droplets splashed over the back of his hand, causing it to sting.
Swallowing hard, Gu Yusheng stiffened his body and continued to pour the water. Holding the cup of ginger tea, he carefully walked to Qin Zhi’ai’s bedside and handed it to her. “Drink this. It’ll warm you up.”
“Thanks, Master Gu.” The heat emanating from the hot-water bag made Qin Zhi’ai’s lower abdomen feel much better. She sat up, took the cup, and started to drink.
Qin Zhi’ai’s body and spirits improved with just a few sips of the tea, making her sigh. Realizing that Gu Yusheng was still in the room and that he had barely caught a wink of sleep the entire night, she thanked him again. “Master Gu, thank you so much for tonight.”
“I’m feeling much better now. You… You should go get some rest,” she added.
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