Chapter 1147: I Like You (3)
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“Have you been blaming me for not saying those words to you?”
“Actually, I thought that you would know even if I didn’t tell you. But perhaps I was wrong. Girls like to hear those words, so I should have told you earlier.”
Annie pursed her lips. She could tell that the next thing he said would be the most important part.
But she seemed more nervous than she was eager and the conflicting feelings showed in her eyes.
Ye Sijue brought his face closer to her, his gaze scorching as he stared at her. He said in a deep voice, “Xiaomeng, I like you. I really like you so, so much.”
Although she had already guessed what he was going to say and prepared herself for it, when she heard him say it, waves surged and pounded against her heart and new year’s sprang forth.
“Why… Why did you wait till now to say it?”
Ye Sijue heard her whimper. He thought she was moved. Upon being confessed to, it was normal for girls to be moved.
“Don’t cry. I’ll feel bad.” Ye Sijue wasn’t used to saying romantic words, but the words that came out from his mouth seemed so natural.
It had nothing to do with whether one was used to it or not.
When one got into the mood, the words came naturally.
Not words of love but one’s honest feelings.
His lips curled up at the corner and deep emotions came over his eyes as he looked to her and said, “I want you to always be by my side, okay?”
Xiaomeng kept quiet again. But the adorable look on her face was really cute.
Ye Sijue couldn’t help himself. Leaning forward, he wanted to kiss her.
However, Annie suddenly pushed him away.
“I’m sorry.” She sobbed as she said. “I-I’m getting engaged, so… I can’t be with you.”
With that, her tears fell.
Annie quickly wiped away the tears, looking as if she couldn’t take it anymore. She instinctively tried to escape.
But Ye Sijue grabbed her and stopped her from leaving.
His expression was solemn, his big hand grabbing her little hand. He never thought that she would reject him.
It was a huge blow for him. He tried to control his feelings and stop himself from an outburst.
But as he endured it, his lips looked pale, and his condition seemed to worsen.
“Why?” He said in a husky voice that seemed to have come from his chest.
He loosened the grip on her hand so as not to hurt her.
“You like me too. You can’t lie to me.”
He sounded very certain as if he were trying to prove something.
Annie took a deep breath, wiped her tears with her back of her hand, and said to him, “So what?”
“So what?” Ye Sijue’s face was dark, as if he hadn’t expected her to say that.
“Yeah? E-even if I like you, I don’t have to be with you, a-and I’ll be getting engaged soon. C-Chris and I are really close. I can’t break the engagement because of you.”
Annie tried to calm herself down but she couldn’t stop stammering.
“Then why are you crying?” Ye Sijue looked at her sharply.