The Orphan Ger Who Purchased A Husband - 10
It was impossible for Shen-Ping to tell where the sudden nervousness had come from as he heard those footsteps approach. Even though it could be drowned out by the sound of laughter and talking as the people approached his room, for some reason those footsteps just resounded in his head. Shen-Ping took a deep breath and rubbed his hands before he calmed down and looked up.
The aunt who had taken the responsibility to act as his guidance for his wedding smiled, adjusted the small crown on his head, and checked his clothing before smiling at him. She reassured him with a gentle tone, “Don’t be nervous. All you need to do is go to the main hall with your husband and then the wedding can begin.” She patted his shoulder and then stepped aside.
An announcement was made, “The groom has arrived to claim his bride!”
One of the women opened the door and Shen-Ping looked at the man that stood in the doorway looking straight at him. The sight of the man standing in the doorway stole Shen-Ping’s breath away. He did not think that Ting-Guang would look good in red, considering his tanned skin. Nonetheless, looking at the man before him, he realized that the man would be able to pull off anything. If they were in his time, Ting-Guang would have been a super-model.
He was released from his stupor when he heard the people in the room laughing and looked up to see a serious-faced Ting-Guang looking around the room. Shen-Ping could not hold back his laugh and Ting-Guang looked at him, paused for a second, and then continued looking for his shoes. After a while, he found them and came over to Shen-Ping. He took one of his ankles and held his foot to put the shoe on it.
Shen-Ping was stunned at his action and had no time to react as the other shoe was placed on his other foot and he was lifted off the bed. He was startled and wrapped his arms around Ting-Guang’s neck. The man looked down at him and stared at him deeply before he looked away and carried him out of the room. Shen-Ping looked ahead as he was carried down the hall from his room and into the main hall. However, instead of stopping there, they went out the doors and went to the gate of the yard.
The people at the gate cheered at the sight of them and Shen-Ping swore he now resembled an apple. He tried to hide his embarrassment as he was carried back to the doorway of the main hall with the onlookers following behind them. Ting-Guang set him down at the doorway and just as his feet touched the ground, firecrackers were set off.
Since the village head was acting as Ting-Guang’s family, the village head’s wife took Shen-Ping’s arm and helped him to cross the fire bow. As they went through the entire wedding ceremony, Shen-Ping couldn’t help looking at Ting-Guang, and for the first time in a while his heart felt a bit sour. This was supposed to be the most precious day where he married the love of his life and vowed to spend the rest of their lives together.
Nevertheless, the person he had always envisioned sharing this day with turned around and killed him and their child and instead now he was sharing it with someone he had bought. A complete stranger who probably did not like him and was just simply doing as he was told because he owned him. He knew the only reason he blushed around Ting-Guang was that he found the man attractive, there were no other feelings between them. Maybe there was a slight embarrassment the other man made him feel but that was all.
He knew he had said that he would not care about that pig after this but that was before he knew that he had to get married. He had only been in this world for a few days; it was not so long ago that he and his child had died. In addition, before that, he was on cloud nine dreaming of when he and that bastard would be accepted by his family, and be able to marry and have a good life.
As he remembered everything, Shen-Ping began to wonder if he was even happy. Was he even content or was he just forcing himself to accept the unfairness that he was faced with, just as he had done all his life before this one? Since the beginning, when he had first realized the type of life he had been born into, the only thing he could do was endure and put up with everything that was happening to him.
He had to bear it all just to wait for that one chance to break away from that life. However, that bastard blocked his road. At first, he had thought how lucky he was that someone like that bastard would even deem him worthy enough to look after, love, and spend the rest of his life. Nevertheless, after he was killed and started a new life he realized that maybe if that bastard had not interfered he would be living just fine.
Every day would get better and better and he would be able to live a good enough life for someone such as himself. He would even meet someone who lived on the same wavelength as he did. They would get married have a child and live in their own mundane but happy lives; if it were not for that bastard maybe, he would have been happy, even if just a little.
Instead, that bastard swept him up like a hurricane, made him believe that that was what his life is supposed to be like. He raised his expectations and gave him fragile promises only to discard him when he could no longer control the situation. When he woke up in this new world, he didn’t even take long enough to consider what had happened, instead of as always, he just bore with it and acted as if it was fine.
Was this life going to be just the same, would he just have to bear with everything?
Shen-Ping bit his lip and tried to hold back his tears as he waited in his room. The sound of the celebration going on in the yard could not bring him any joy as tears started to pour down his face. He bit his lip tightly as he held back his sobs, his hands shook and he gripped them tightly as he continued to sob in silence. The pain of his nails digging into his skin only upset him more and he just wanted to pour everything out but held back.
By the time he was able to calm down, the noise outside had faded, the people had left and Shen-Ping looked towards the door as it opened. He watched as Ting-Guang walked in carrying a tray of food. He walked over and looked at Shen-Ping who had no traces that he had been crying, but the man stopped and looked at him deeply.
“Are you okay, master?” Ting-Guang’s deep baritone voice echoed in the room with a trace of worry.
Shen-Ping tried to smile, shook his head, and replied, “I am fine and you don’t need to address me as a master. If you did that the others would become suspicious, so calling me by my name is fine, Ting-Guang.”
Ting-Guang nodded and passed the tray over to Shen-Ping. He said gently, “You haven’t eaten for a while, so I thought you might be hungry.”
Shen-Ping smiled and took the tray before he laughed softly. He could not help but tease Ting-Guang by saying, “This is the first time you have spoken so many words to me since I brought you back.”
Ting-Guang’s eyes glinted in the light and he stooped down in front of Shen-Ping.
He responded, “I wanted to wait and see what you were like before I decided how to treat you.”
Shen-Ping nodded and gestured for him to continue.
“Well, since you brought me back you haven’t done anything untoward me. So, I decided there was no reason to treat you with ill will or ignorance,” Ting-Guang said in a matter-of-fact tone.
Shen-Ping chuckled and asked, “I only brought you back a few days ago and the last time we spoke was when we talked with the village head. We haven’t interacted once so how could you decided that I didn’t intend to harm you or that I just didn’t have the time to?”
Ting-Guang looked at him deeply and placed his hand on his chest. He decided to be honest and replied, “I trust my instincts. Never once have it failed me and it has been telling me to trust you. Therefore, I will trust you.”
Shen-Ping shook his head and rebutted, “You said you lost your memory, how would you know it has never failed you?”
Ting-Guang stared deeply into his eyes and spoke with a firm tone, “I just know.”
Shen-Ping stared blankly at the man stooping before him before he chuckled. He decided to give up and just warned Ting-Guang, “Then I hope you’re right; but, if you’re wrong, don’t regret it.”