Transmigrated As My Former Uncle's Sweetheart - 1441 Immediately Clung To Him Again
The mention of Lil Qi’s name made Ji’er’s chest tighten and she buried her face into Chang’s chest. She said bitterly, “Lil Qi would never be upset over me…”
“What silly words are you saying? You’re the only one Lil Qi cares about in the whole world,” Chang said tenderly.
“When why didn’t he come after me?” Ji’er wiped away her tears and said with a hint of anger.
“We split up to look for you, but I was the one who found you first. Come on, let’s go back first.” Chang cajoled her gently as she supported the little girl and walked toward Auspicious Palace.
Ji’er stopped in her tracks when they walked past Lil Qi’s bedroom.
Chang noticed this and asked, “Do you want to talk to Lil Qi?”
“No!” Ji’er said stiffly. She pushed Chang away and ran back to her room.
Chang sighed and walked toward Chu Qi’s room door. “I’ve found Ji’er, Lil Qi.”
Chang held herself back and asked, “Did you say something to her? She lost her temper.”
Chang understood Ji’er’s behavior well. She would not lose her temper usually. Even though she was not as bubbly as Princess Yaoyao was, she was still quite obedient.
However, when it came to anything related Chu Qi, she instantly blew up like a lit firecracker.
“It’s nothing. please take good care of her,” Chu Qi said and turned to head back to his room.
There was nothing Chang could do but go to Ji’er’s room and help her clean up and get ready for bed.
Chu Qi stood next to the window as he stared in the direction of Ji’er’s bedroom.
He waited until the lights dimmed in her bedroom.
Chu Qi felt terrible at the thought of how the little lady had lost her temper.
He stood there for a little while longer, then he left his room to enter hers once he believed she had fallen asleep.
Chu Qi sighed silently as he watched the little lump balled up in bed.
Even though he had decided to keep his distance, he could not help thinking about her. He was worried she would not sleep well, or that she might kick her covers off.
He bent over and tuck her in. He was about to leave when she suddenly grabbed his wrist.
He was startled when he saw that the little lady who was supposed to be asleep had opened her eyes.
Her eyes looked particularly bright in the darkness.
“Why aren’t you asleep yet?” Chu Qi asked softly. He reached his hand out in an attempt to loosen her grip on his wrist.
“I was waiting for you,” Ji’er said in a soft, sweet voice. There was a cunning glint in her bright eyes.
When Chu Qi freed himself from her grip, she immediately clung to him again.
Chu Qi decided to relent when he found himself unable to do anything about it.
“Why are you staying awake waiting for me when it’s already so late?”
Ji’er felt a little hurt. “You were so mean to me just now.”
“I wasn’t being mean to you,” Chu Qi said with slight exasperation.
“You were.” Ji’er pouted. She went on indignantly, “I’m punishing you by not letting you sleep tonight. You have to stand guard for me.”
“Alright.” Chu Qi nodded without hesitation.
Ji’er was taken aback, but then turned away from him, her temper building a little again.
What she really wanted to say was to forbid him from getting married.
However, he was right. How could a person not get married?
Lil Qi was in his twenties and he should be getting married and having children.
Nevertheless, why did she feel so dejected when she found out he was getting married?
She let out a sob and a tear fell from her eye. She nuzzled against her pillow and wiped off the tear into it.
Chu Qi had brought her up personally. He knew what was going through her mind.
However, she was now grown up and she would get married and have children in the future too. He should have kept his distance much sooner.
He sat dejectedly by her bed and knew she was really asleep when he heard her soft breathing in the dark, but he did not get up to leave.
He had promised to stand guard over her.
Chu Qi sat alone until daybreak and did not disturb her while she slept. Finally, he got up to leave and went straight to the imperial study.