He reached up to grab her wrist, making her release his poor cheek.
Then he lowered his head, asking in a mild tone, “Why do you want to see me smile.”
Bai Weiwei didn’t think much before blurting out, “Because it’s super handsome.”
A man whose smile bloomed brilliantly across the entire world–she had never seen such a beautiful smile.
System: Wasn’t this for the life value? Drama queen Bai really dares to say anything to coax people.
Ye Yuxuan looked down at her.
At this moment, she was telling the truth.
He was handsome, so she wanted him to smile.
Ye Yuxuan didn’t know what his state of mind was. There was a sweet and sour eagerness that made him want to comply with her words.
He pulled up the corners of his mouth, revealing a flat smile.
It was somewhat stilted, not as natural as it had been just earlier.
Bai Weiwei asked the system: “How much did the life value increase.”
System: “Deducted 1 day of life value.”
Bai Weiwei looked back at Ye Yuxuan and said very calmly, “This smile isn’t handsome.”
Even daring to deduct one day.
She added, “Don’t smile.”
She was afraid of having her life value deducted.
Ye Yuxuan really didn’t smile, his expression becoming somewhat rigid and glum.
System: “Deducted five days of life value.”
Bai Weiwei: “…”
Ye Yuxuan pursed his lips, falling silent for a moment, before suddenly bending down to pick her up into a princess carry.
Then he walked over to the bed and tucked her in.
He said, “Your body’s too weak, don’t move around too much. Get some rest.”
Bai Weiwei promptly reached out and pulled at the cuff of his sleeve. “What about you?”
Right now, he was her life.
Literal, actual life.
If he ran away, she could only depend on the net loss of life value from the world planes.
And sooner or later, she’d be finished1.
Ye Yuxuan sat by the edge of the bed, crossing his arms and supporting his chin. His eyes held a few traces of an odd heaviness as he just looked at her.
It was like he was watching some precious animal.
Full of inquisitiveness and curiosity.
Bai Weiwei obediently lay down in bed.
From time to time, she would communicate with the system about how much life value she had left.
Ye Yuxuan caught the occasional emptying of her mind and the absent-minded gaze and silently calculated in his heart.
He suddenly spoke. “Why are you trying to seduce me?”
Bai Weiwei didn’t even register the question in her mind before reflexively responding, “I like you ah.”
The health value rose another two days.
Then it fell four days.
Bai Weiwei finally reacted. What the hell, why would the perfectly fine words ‘I like you’ take away the life value?
Ye Yuxuan changed his sitting posture. His fingers continued to slide along the chair handle as he tapped on it with his fingertips.
He cocked his head. Under those black bangs, those calm and gleaming eyes stared at her intently.
It felt like he could see through everything.
But Bai Weiwei was extremely calm as she stared back.
The two quietly stared at each other.
An invisible tension turned the atmosphere tense.
Finally, Ye Yuxuan bent over, his body casting a shadow, and the expression in his eyes turned sharp and terrifying.
An immense, looming pressure made Bai Weiwei tense up.
His voice was neither rushed nor slow. “Who are you talking to, Weiwei?”
Bai Weiwei’s eyes were blank. “Who am I talking to? Is there anyone else here besides you?”
But Ye Yuxuan shook his head. “I just calculated it. Your eyes went out of focus at least five times, and your expression changed seven times. It was like there was someone talking to you, and you were answering him in your head.”
As he asked, he watched her expression very intently.
It was as though every microexpression would be caught by him.
1: 吃枣药丸: lit. eat jujube pills; homonym for death or being done for.↩