Chapter 140: The Devious Mr. Li
Li Hanchen lowered his head to glance at Mu Sheng. She was frowning and there was some sweat on her forehead. The sun probably got too hot in the afternoon.
The moment Mu Sheng finished her sentence, she felt it was inappropriate for her to make such a request. However, she could see the snake squirming slightly nearby from the corner of her eye and instantly looked more uneasy.
Li Hanchen smiled imperceptibly as he kept a straight face. “I don’t mind. Do you mind getting carried by me?”
Mu Sheng felt puzzled.
Mu Sheng glanced at Li Hanchen. There was something strange about his question. Mu Sheng looked at Li Hanchen’s face which looked completely normal and decided she was overthinking it.
The weather was turning warm, so there were snakes and some black beetles chirping from both sides of the path. Mu Sheng felt uneasy just listening to them. She promptly shook her head. “I don’t mind at all.”
Li Hanchen finally slowly undid his cuffs and rolled his sleeves up slightly. “Since you don’t mind getting carried by me, then here goes.”
Li Hanchen took Mu Sheng’s right hand and placed it on his shoulder before carrying her.
Even though Mu Sheng said she didn’t mind getting carried by Li Hanchen, she felt nervous the moment he did.
Li Hanchen carried her with both hands with his pine scent surrounding her completely. Although he was sick for a long time, he was lean and strong. She felt inexplicably calm leaning against his chest.
“Close your eyes,” said Li Hanchen. “Don’t look. I will take you to safety.”
Mu Sheng glanced at the snake from the corner of her eye before she finally closed them as she leaned into Li Hanchen’s arms quietly.
Li Hanchen finally lowered his head to glance at Mu Sheng in his arms. Her long curly eyelashes trembled slightly. She looked unexpectedly reliant, making Li Hanchen smile.
The sound of gurgling water could be heard. Unknown wildflowers bloomed all over the mountain. They swayed along with the wind and fluttered through the air.
A man dressed in black walked across a stone path slowly with a young woman in his arms.
After some time, Mu Sheng finally opened her eyes to see that the path had become a lot wider. They had already reached the foot of the mountain, so the path was wide and flat, and there were no snakes and insects to worry about.
“Why don’t you put me down? I can walk on my own from here.”
“We are almost there. Let me carry you the rest of the way down,” said Li Hanchen as his chest vibrated slightly.
“But…” Mu Sheng only needed him to carry her until the snakes were gone.
“But what?” Li Hanchen concealed the gleam in his eyes before he lowered his head and glanced at Mu Sheng. “Didn’t you say that you didn’t mind getting carried by me?”
Mu Sheng felt Li Hanchen must be mistaken. Since he was just trying to be nice, she did not go on insisting.
Li Hanchen smiled slightly as he carried Mu Sheng all the way to the front passenger seat. After placing her in the car, he helped her to put on her seat belt.
In the past, Li Hanchen was always sitting in the driver’s seat when he helped Mu Sheng with her seat belt. Even though he was close, it wasn’t as close as today.
Li Hanchen stood outside the car as he leaned in to pull the seat belt and put it on for her. She was completely encircled in his arms.
They were so close that it seemed as though her face could touch Li Hanchen’s the moment she raised her head.
Mu Sheng pursed her lips. Before she uttered a word, Li Hanchen said, “Do you not like it when I am too close? Is it because of the medicine smell on me?”