Chapter 69: Ghost’s Bride (5)
Why would “Winter Branch” have Bai Yi’s voice?
Experiencing such a strong impact, Cheng Zhi Chu’s expression went pale and his heart was filled with strong fear. His mind went blank and even his breathing stopped.
But “Winter Branch” didn’t seem to notice his fear. He continued to touch his warm skin and the cold, ice-like lips slid across his cheeks to his earlobe, causing him to tremble.
Cheng Zhi Chu still didn’t see anything before him. “Winter Branch” didn’t have a physical body and was hidden in his consciousness. Although the touch felt very vivid, it also seemed like it wasn’t real.
The groom sat next to him and didn’t seem to notice anything strange. What he didn’t know was that right next to him “Winter Branch” was silently invading Cheng Zhi Chu.
Was it because “Winter Branch” had invaded his consciousness so he could use anyone voice and just happened to choose Bai Yi, so his voice is exactly the same as Bai Yi’s voice?
Cheng Zhi Chu breathed out softly and recovered slightly from the shock. The kiss sensation on his cheek was difficult to ignore.
He couldn’t help but raise his hand to cover his face. Unfortunately, this sensation was transmitted to him through his senses, so it was useless trying to block it using his hand. On the contrary, his resistance made “Winter Branch” kiss him more fiercely.
Cheng Zhi Chu heard gentle breathing near his ears. From his standpoint, it was as if “Winter Branch” was deliberately blowing air at his ear to indicate his presence.
His hands rested on Cheng Zhi Chu’s shoulders and he pressed him down against the seat. He gently bit his lips and used his cold lips to rub against Cheng Zhi Chu’s pair of soft lips. He pried open his teeth and kissed him deeply.
Cheng Zhi Chu opened his eyes wide. Although he knew that the kiss wasn’t real, he couldn’t help but let out a quiet moan, which attracted the groom’s attention.
“Zhi Chu, what’s wrong?”
The groom reached out and touched Cheng Zhi Chu’s flushed cheeks. “Winter Branch” also, with some unknown intention, placed his hand in the same position. His hands overlapped with the grooms and they touched his face at the same time.
Both hands were equally cold but the way they touched him was different. Despite clearly being terrifying, it also brought along a numb sensation which made Cheng Zhi Chu’s scalp go numb. His heart pounded like it was about to explode.
No, can’t let the groom realise………
Cheng Zhi Chu squeezed his eyes shut. Tears formed at the corner of his eyes. Although he knew that the groom couldn’t see anything and this couldn’t be considered as truly kissing “Winter Branch”, he couldn’t help but push away the groom’s hand, cover his mouth and plunge into the groom’s arms.
The headless man’s movements stopped. He placed his hand on Cheng Zhi Chu’s slightly trembling back and his voice was both confused and elated. He was happy that his bride was actively being intimate, but he was also worried about his condition. He gently patted his back to comfort him.
【Look Zhi Chu. He doesn’t know anything.】
“Winter Branch” used Bai Yi’s voice to speak in his consciousness. He let out a low laugh and said:
【He doesn’t understand you at all, and he can’t give you anything. He can’t even stay with you forever.】
【But I am different. As long as you are willing to open up to me, we will be able to completely integrate. No longer will it be you and me. Even if you die, I can take you to find a new body. Like this we can live forever and always be together.】
【Even knowing this, Zhi Chu, you still want to go with him?】
The voice that is very similar to Bai Yi’s gentle and charming voice entered Cheng Zhi Chu’s ear. It was as if Bai Yi was calling out his name and passionately kissing him. Feeling like a small current travelling through his spine, Cheng Zhi Chu shuddered and tightly covered his mouth to prevent himself from crying out.
No. This is “Winter Branch”. He shouldn’t be fooled. He shouldn’t respond to it…….
He creased his brows and his breathing was hot. With his face buried in the groom’s firm chest, his eyes teared up. He looked particularly lovely and pitiful like this.
Despite his resistance and the fact that he still remembered the horror of almost being killed by “Winter Branch”, that voice was just too similar to Bai Yi’s. He couldn’t help but generate the illusion of “Winter Branch” actually being Bai Yi. Gradually, the fear inside him diminished and he started to waver.
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Seemingly noticing that he liked his voice, “Winter Branch” gently laughed. He started to speak lovingly next to his ears and play with his heartstrings.
【Zhi Chu, I like you. I love you.】
【Be good, say that you like me okay?】
Cheng Zhi Chu’s fingers tightened. He shook his head slightly. When he was almost no longer able to withstand it, another voice appeared in his consciousness.
【Go away! This is my place, don’t even think about replacing me!】
The system is back!
Upon hearing that familiar voice, Cheng Zhi Chu was happy inside. He breathed a sigh of relief and opened his eyes.
With the systems return, “Winter Branch”‘s kisses and hugs had also suddenly disappeared.
【Huff……Huff………So hard to deal with. He almost got his way…..】
The system let out a “huffing and puffing” sound. It seemed to be exhausted but also filled with incredulous anger: 【Shameful. Just shameful. This is the first time in my life that I have been shamed like this———-!】
[Are you okay? Where’s “Winter Branch”? Where did he go?] Cheng Zhi Chu happily asked.
【I’m fine but my dignity has been hurt seriously…..Dammit, what is this? If the other systems find out, I’ll be made fun of!】
The system ranted angrily for a while to vent out its shame and anger. But after a while, its voice softened, and it mumbled to itself:
【But that guy is indeed powerful. As expected of Bai——–cough cough cough!】
Having said that, it suddenly stopped and started to cough violently. It was as if it had said something that it shouldn’t have said. Cheng Zhi Chu heard this and was a little suspicious. He repeated: “Bai?”
【No, I just bit onto my tongue. I actually wanted to say Boss.】
The system stopped coughing and replied.
【You asked me where he went. I also am not too sure, but he seems to still be lurking inside your consciousness. I haven’t been able to drive him out completely.】
【I have activated protection so I won’t be suppressed by him again but you should also be careful. Although there shouldn’t be anything that would endanger your life, he wouldn’t find out about your task and he won’t be able to hear our conversations, the things that happened earlier may happen again……..】
Cheng Zhi Chu wiped away the tears on his face. His body suddenly stiffened: [If he is inside my body then how can I kiss him?] Especially since the kiss earlier wasn’t considered a true kiss!
【Well, even if you ask me this, I’m also not to clear about it. Who would’ve expected such a situation……..】 The system even suggested pathetically, 【Why don’t you try licking your own lips?】
Cheng Zhi Chu subconsciously licked his own lips, but it naturally didn’t have any effect. In addition to disappointment, he couldn’t help but feel ashamed and angry: [It doesn’t work at all!]
【Then you should try and figure it out yourself. Good luck. I’ll go rest for a bit……..】
Then the system no longer spoke up. Cheng Zhi Chu called out to it several times, but it didn’t respond.
What should he do? How could he force “Winter Branch” out from his body……….
Cheng Zhi Chu’s face turned pale. He couldn’t help but feel a little despaired. But at this moment there wasn’t just “Winter Branch” present; there was still the groom who was currently embracing him. Cheng Zhi Chu’s tears from earlier had soaked through his thin shirt and he seemed to have felt it. He reached out to touch Cheng Zhi Chu’s face and felt the traces of tears on his wet face.
He lifted Cheng Zhi Chu’s face and seemed to be looking at him, but he didn’t know what he was looking at. Using his finger, he wiped away the tear stains and asked: “What were you thinking about? Why are you crying?”
Cheng Zhi Chu’s heart accelerated. He was afraid of being seen through by the groom. He shook his head nervously and tried to think of an excuse. It just happened to also be something that he was thinking about before.
“I was jus th-thinking about you……..I was wondering why your head was cut off. It must have been very painful at the time so……….”
Because of the uneasiness inside him, his eyelashes trembled slightly, and he pursed his lips. The tears on his face still had not dried yet and this made him look slightly pitiful and particularly lovable. Others seeing this wouldn’t be able to have the heart to reprimand him.
The young man fell silent. He continued to quietly stroke his face. Cheng Zhi Chu thought that he noticed something wrong and his heart raced faster and faster. The man then suddenly leaned over, pressed his face against the severed neck and scared Cheng Zhi Chu in the process.
“I originally didn’t care much about finding my head and was only happy about it because you wanted to help me. I accompanied you because I hoped to complete our wedding as soon as possible.”
The man said in a low voice: “But now, I really want to find my head.”
“Zhi Chu, I want to kiss you.”
If possible, he wanted to find his head soon.
Cheng Zhi Chu was terrified. He didn’t even dare to breath. The bloody scent surged over, and he couldn’t look directly at the severed neck before him. He squeezed his eyes shut and let out a small sound of agreement.
After the bullet train reached C City, Cheng Zhi Chu who wasn’t able to relax the whole time instead felt even more tired. The double torture from the groom and “Winter Branch” made him both physically and mentally exhausted. Even while walking he was swaying around a little.
Fortunately, the wedding dress that he wore was very light and it didn’t get in the way. Cheng Zhi Chu dragged along the wide skirt and found a tourist bus heading to the “Rose Manor”. He hopped onto the bus and arrived at the lakeside together with the other passengers.
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The flat road seemed to divide the manor into two different worlds. On one half, it was the pale blue lake which scattered sunlight with its ripples, and, on the other half, it was a field of blooming roses. Like a burning flame, it emanated a strong rose aroma.
Smelling this aroma, Cheng Zhi Chu couldn’t help but feel his scalp go numb. He originally didn’t like the smell of roses and the last reality instance had left him with a strong impression. He could still vividly remember his game of “hide and seek” with Zhou Luo Chen in the villa.
He didn’t think that he would return to this place so soon.
“It’s this place.”
After getting off the bus, the groom looked around and confirmed: “This place is indeed the place that appeared in my memory.”
Looks like they had come to the right place. Cheng Zhi Chu’s mood was somewhat complicated. Although they were searching in the right direction, if he wasn’t forced to, he really didn’t want to have anything to do with this place.
“Hey Bai Xi Xing, you little rascal. Don’t mess with me this time!”
At this moment, they suddenly heard angry shouts from an elderly man coming from the lakeside. The name mentioned in those words caught Cheng Zhi Chu’s attention. He subconsciously turned around and saw an old man fishing by the shore. Next to him sat a young man with handsome facial features that were similar to Bai Yi’s. It was his cousin, Bai Xi Xing.
Bai Xi Xing had a hint of a smile on his face and he sat very casually. Despite this, he still looked elegant. He said to the old man: “You’re wrongly accusing me. When did I mess with you?”
“You have the nerve to say that? Last time you sat by the side of the lake and secretly fed the fish causing the fish to all rush over to your side and none of them took my bait!”
“Ah……I don’t remember that. Are you sure it was me?”
The grooms body turned to face Bai Xi Xing’s direction. Cheng Zhi Chu saw that he wasn’t moving and suspected that he may have thought of something. He asked: “Did this person appear in your memory?”
“Yes.” The groom responded, “……..There’s a very annoying feeling.”
At the same time, Bai Xi Xing suddenly sneezed. He rubbed his nose and frowned: “Who’s speaking ill of me?”
Bai Yi’s Diary (Part 69)
Suddenly remembered when Zhi Chu praised Bai Xi Xing and said that he admired him.
……….Bai Xi Xing is a really annoying guy.
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KK has something to say:
Wow Bai Yi. Why am I not surprised that you’re still holding a grudge against Bai Xi Xing 😂