Her palms pressed against the ground as she landed, it wasn’t painful, but it seems that she had sprained her ankle, and in her shock, she could vaguely hear a man calling out loudly, “Big Sis Lin! Boss! Miss Ye had fallen!”
Before she could stand up from the ground, a shadow loomed over her as a pair of warm hands grabbed her arms gently as she was pulled from the ground.
Staring at Ye SangSang’s pale face as she winced from the pain, Lin Xia felt a wave of guilt and regret flow through her. Why did she run? If she hadn’t ran, she wouldn’t have fallen down, and if she hadn’t fallen down, she wouldn’t be in so much pain.
All she would’ve suffer was being teased by the bunch of fools, and she had always been thick faced, so what was she afraid of! Why did she run!
Lin Xia’s dark eyes were dim as she murmured softly at her, “Let me see, where does it hurt?”
Ye SangSang bit down on her lips as her eyes were filled with unshed tears, “My right ankle…” Her soft whimper trembled as she answered her question.
Lin Xia knelt down on her knees immediately upon hearing her words, her eyes narrowing sharply as soon as her gaze landed on the horrifying purple bulge on her ankle.
“You need a doctor.” Lin Xia said in a panic as she lead the injured woman towards the residency area, but even though Ye SangSang was already leaning against her, she would wince every time her right feet landed on the ground.
“Come up, I’ll carry you.” Lin Xia declared worriedly as she lowered her back at her crush.
Ye SangSang blinked at the worried woman’s back, wondering why did she not offer to carry her in her arms? But since both of them weren’t close, she felt somewhat shy to request such an idea… Shaking her head slightly, she leaned down against Lin Xia’s wide back timidly, feeling the sudden stiffness within her, as if her entire back was made of solid skin and bones made of rock.
Ye SangSang’s chin was on her shoulder while her bosom leaned against her back, the softness felt so vivid even though they were separated by layers of cloth. And as she walked, she could feel them rubbing against her back, so soft and warm that it made her brain all fuzzy.
Pang pang pang! Her heart was beating furiously as she felt her face burned together with both of her ears, and if it wasn’t for her extreme endurance, she might’ve just thrown Ye SangSang on the ground before escaping into the distance.
It’s too embarrassing!
After what felt like forever, as soon as she reached the doctor’s room, Lin Xia dropped her on the patient’s bed as if she was a contagious disease that she wished to escape from.
The white-haired elderly doctor folded up his long sleeves before reaching out for Ye SangSang’s right leg, folding up her pants to take a look at the purple bulge which was the size of an infant’s fist.
Afraid that her internal injuries were worse than its outward appearance, the doctor reached out his hands towards her naked feet, intending to examine it thoroughly, only to be snapped by the anxious Lin Xia.
“What do you think you’re doing?” She glowered protectively before he could grab ahold of her foot.
The elderly doctor jumped in shock at Lin Xia’s sudden intimating question before staring back at her in confusion, “It is to examine if any of her bones were broken, of course.” He answered slowly while stroking the long white mustache on his chin.
His initial thought was that if Ye SangSang had any broken bones, they might need to sent her to town as his skills and the equipments here were insufficient for such a serious injury.
Lin Xia glanced apologetically at him, for she had accused him falsely, as she had assumed that he wanted to do bad things to her crush.
“Tell me how, I’ll check.” Lin Xia coughed awkwardly, intending to hide her embarrassment, but still, she would let no one but herself near Ye SangSang’s foot.
Her words almost sent him into a fit as he glared at her angrily, no doubt he would’ve kicked her out of his room if it wasn’t for the fact that she’s the leader’s only daughter.
But still, it was confirmed that Ye SangSang did not have any broken bones, just a sprained ankle, and she was prescribed a bottle of medicinal herbal oil that will remove the clotted blood from her ankle, which Lin Xia grabbed instantly before cheerfully kneeling down before her, not at all bothered by the sudden laborious work.
Noticing that the swell was somewhat facing her straw sandals, Lin Xia took it off gently before grasping her delicate foot with care and massaging it with the oil patiently.
Ye SangSang’s foot was really small and delicate, and it was probably because her foot always wrapped and hidden away from sunlight, it was as pale as paper.
Lin Xia held her adorable foot softly within her palm, it was so smooth that she felt a strong urge to ponder and tease her foot.
But it was inappropriate in this situation, and Lin Xia forced her burning eyes away from her foot before her thumbs worked diligently, trying their best to sooth Ye SangSang’s pain.
Ye SangSang almost yelped out in pain, but knowing that the clotted blood on her ankle needed to be dispersed, she bit down on her lips as she forced herself to endure the horrible pain.
Her back was already soaked with sweat when Lin Xia was finally done, and her entire body felt drained from the stress of the pain.
Thankfully, Lin Xia has offered to carry her back to her room, but the entire place was empty as everyone else had gone to work.
Lin Xia placed her on top of her straw bed before fidgeting nervously at the fact that they’re alone in her crush’s room, “You need to massage this oil onto your ankle three times a day for it to recover quickly.” She instructed quickly as she searched for a place to rest her arms.
“Thank you,” Ye SangSang restrained her escaping giggle with great effort as she watched Lin Xia fidget from awkwardness, “By the way, you and your men helped clean my field yesterday, yes?”
Lin Xia’s body froze up immediately upon hearing her words, she wanted to deny it, but even if she did, Ye SangSang would probably not believe it after seeing it with her own eyes today.
“En…” Finally, she nodded after a long hesitation.
Ye SangSang’s lips curved up into a grin as soon as she heard Lin Xia’s confession, “Why did you help me?”
But Lin Xia’s brain was frozen at the sight of her crush’s smile, Oh my goodness, this woman… She’s already such a beauty when she doesn’t smile, but now that she did, I don’t think I can ever move my eyes from her ever again…
“It’s because I like you, of course,” Lin Xia’s honest words escaped her lips before her mind could recover.
Ye SangSang stared at her in surprise, as she had not expected Lin Xia to admit it out loud, because from her previous actions, she had assumed that Lin Xia would take a longer time to confess.
But the actual truth was that Lin Xia had been so mesmerized by her smile that she had forgotten everything and admitted her deepest secret out loud.
And when Lin Xia finally realized what she had said, it felt as if there was a huge explosion within her mind while her face flushed into a bright scarlet shade as she tried desperately to avoid eye contact with her crush.
“Y…you… you’re so pretty… T…there’s not a single person in our village that would dislike you…” She stuttered nervously, trying hard to save the situation.
There was not a single hint of the usual arrogance and confidence within her, instead, she looked like a young lady who had fallen in love for the first time.
Finally unable to contain her laughter, Ye SangSang giggled softly before waving her hand at Lin Xia, “Come closer.”
Lin Xia’s body has shamefully moved towards her crush before she could react, but as she stood before her crush, her eyes were still fleeting as they moved around the room and not at her crush.
Ye SangSang giggled once again before tugging onto Lin Xia’s collar, pulling her face closer to hers.
Lin Xia stiffened uncontrollably as Ye SangSang’s warm breath grazed her cheeks while both of her arms fidgeted around nervously as they failed to find a resting place. She wanted to push this fragrant woman away, but she was afraid that she might hurt her crush by accident.
Finally, her eyes fixated on the a random spot of the bed as she tried her best to keep her expressions in place, not knowing that she was failing it miserably.
“Do you like me so much?” Ye SangSang gazed at her intently with smiling eyes, “If so, when do you plan to marry me?”
“What? M…marry you… M…me?…” Lin Xia’s eyes widened in shock as they finally landed on Ye SangSang’s beautiful face, while her own face flushed into an even darker shade of red when she noticed the seriousness and happiness within her crush’s eyes.
Lin Xia had fallen in love with this woman in front of her when she first landed her eyes on her. It was love at first sight. But even so, she had not tried to pursue her crush because deep within her, she knew that Ye SangSang was different from any other villagers… Her crush came from the city, and she was knowledgeable.
As for her, even though she was the sole daughter of the leader, she knew she was nothing when compared to her crush.
She was unemployed, and lazy, never making an effort to do anything. If she was a man, she would’ve been a full-fledge thug.
She was not ladylike, hence no man would ever pursue her, and even though the country allowed homosexual marriage, it was even more unlikely that any woman would choose to spend their days marrying a thug.
Finally unable to ensure Ye SangSang’s subtle smile, Lin Xia pulled back from her grasp before escaping from the room like an animal with its tail between its legs.
But even so, Lin Xia had not failed to arrive daily to take care of her needs. She would bring boiled water and even desserts for her every day.
And funnily, Lin Xia would always escape before Ye SangSang tried to speak to her, either by finishing the chores in a flash or merely pressing the box of desserts into her arms before taking off into the distance.
Everyone in the village was curious at their sudden interaction, while some even tried to convince Ye SangSang from staying away from the infamous thug, but those that did were the ones who were jealous of the fact that Lin Xia had showered her with desserts every day, because even though they were merely desserts, not everyone in the village would spend their hard-earned money on luxury things such as these.
Ye SangSang ignored them all, of course, because of her mission, it was inevitable that she would get close to Lin Xia, even marrying her in the future, so how could she stay away from her? Furthermore, even without the mission, she would still linger around Lin Xia nevertheless, because she liked women, and Lin Xia suited her taste entirely.
Meanwhile, the jealous villagers, who had finally realized that Ye SangSang had ignored their words, began spreading rumors about how she was a gold digger who chose Lin Xia because of her family’s power, some even insisted that her cold demeanor was just an act and that she was a slut deep inside.
Ye SangSang had ignored these rumors too, as it was too much of a bother.
To be surprise, Wang Fang, who was envious of her daily desserts, began to linger around her while trying to sooth and fix their previous misunderstandings, but it was to no avail as Ye SangSang would not allow a poisonous snake to be her friend.
The weather was somewhat cool when Ye SangSang’s swollen ankle had fully recovered, hence she decided to visit the nearby market to purchase some tasty food.
She had rushed over here when she first arrived, hence even though her parents had given her plenty of money, she did not have the chance or the time to buy anything from the market.
She knew she was mere inches away from vomiting at the daily sweet potato meals, and even though Lin Xia would occasionally bring her some meat or vegetables, it was not enough to soothe her stomach from the horrible sweet potato. She missed the food she had eaten in her previous life dearly, the warm rice, juicy meat, and the crunchy vegetables that her mother from her original world would cook every night.
Furthermore, it was about time she write a letter to her family in this world.
In the original story, Ye SangSang had hated her family for sending her here, hence she had never written back home at all, until finally, her relationship with her family broke down entirely.
Her current mission was to complete the main objective, which was Lin Xia, but she would need to spend a small amount of system coins to unlock the side missions.
But she would rather spend some coins than to become enemies with her family members here, and she would rather not fall into such a terrible situation after her marriage with Lin Xia fell apart, like what happened in the original story…
Furthermore, even though her parents had insisted that she take her brother’s place here, but their love for her was real, and they had never treated her unfairly even though she was a female.
And even though her parents had forced her here, she knew from the system that her mother had been drowned in tears every night ever since she left home, whereas her father had been even more solemn than before, almost bursting into tears as he watched her train left.
Knowing these, Ye SangSang would not make herself ignore her body’s parents, even if she had never met or interact with them in person.
Can they just marry already??
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