I ran through the central plains, in the middle of winter. It was incredibly cold here, the snow was half a meter high, I wasn't used to these temperatures. I shivered and did not know how far it was to my destination. I was a messenger for my kingdom and on the way to Xuchang to speak with the ruler if his kingdom would assist us in battle. I began to cough. "Damn it's cold here" I heard something behind me. “You're not from here, are you?”
A young man was behind me, sitting on a horse. “Yes, I'm from the Kingdom of Namida no Shizuku, my name is Ibuki Nakamura” The man jumps from his horse and looked at me. “Nice to meet you Lady Nakamura. My name is Yuanrang Xiahou. I was on my to Xuchang to meet up with you Lady” I was a bit shocked. He looked really handsome, his long black hair and bright brown eyes, he was probably the same age as me. He seemed much more masculine than the men I knew from Namida no Shizuku. I was not here to look at men, I had to do an important task. Yuanrang came close to me. “Take this, it will warm you a bit” The young man gave me his cloak. “Thank you Master Xiahou”
“I can take you with me to Xuchang, if you want” I bowed before him. “Yes, that would be great. Thank you” Yuanrang helped me to get on the horse, after I got on it he stepped up to. "Hold on tight," I nodded and covered his chest with my arms. I laid my head on his back, I was tired of running and wanted to rest."Lady Nakamura is everything right with you?" I realized that we stopped for a minute, I lifted my head, only to realize that I had leaned my head against his back. It was pretty embarrassing. "Excuse me sir. I am very tired from my trip. I did not realize that I leaned my head on your back "
"No problem, just take a rest” He sounded slightly amused. He made fun of me? "Shall we take a break in the next town, so you can sleep?" I nodded gently. I was so exhausted that I no longer thought to get fast as possible to my goal and I was able to enjoy Yuanrangs presence longer. I should probably stop thinking so. I was in a relationship, in any case, I thought. Shigeru often had other women next to me while he never really paid attention to me. He wanted me to have as a showpiece simply, it hurts a lot. I closed my eyes and fell asleep.
When I woke up I found myself in a large room. Did he actually carried me here after I was asleep. It looked like a small temple, I looked through the room, but I could not find my companion. I rubbed my eyes gently, I was still tired. I was covered with a blue violet silk blanket, I sat up and noticed that I was stripped down to my underwear. I swallowed hard and at the same moment I was incredibly embarrassed but also enraged. How could he just undress me while I slept. The door opened and I saw Yuanrang standing there, in his hands my clothes.
I looked at him angrily. He approached me and handed me my clothes. He bowed before me. "Please excuse me to undress you, but your clothes were soaked and I wanted it to dry so that you not get a cold" I looked instantly to the ground. I had honestly thought that he would have done it to seduce me. I took my clothes and he turned around instantly and left the room so I could get dressed. I felt uncomfortable, he must have known what I thought about him. I needed to apologize. I pulled on my kimono and left the room, I saw Yuanrang sitting in the middle of the room, his upper body was exposed. His back was covered with scars and wounds. He was very muscular, had very broad shoulders, I enjoyed it even more to watch his body. He truly had the stature of a warrior.
"Please excuse Master Xiahou, I did not mean to ..." Yuanrang turned towards me. "You don't need to apologize to me, I should not have simply made it without your agreement. I'm the one who has to apologize " My heart was pounding, he stood 2 meters in front of me. I was embarrassed and instantly turned my face to the side so he could not notice it. I felt his fingers on my lips. "In fact I enjoyed it. Who wouldn't at such a charming woman as you are " Yuanrang turned away from me and pulled on his armor. What was that? What did he want to achieve? My heart didn't stop pounding.
I knew if he had tried to seduce me, I would let him. Why? Why was I so weak? I had Shigeru, I loved him. However, he had something that attracted me, I could not even tell what it was. I looked out the window and saw the raging blizzard outside, was that the reason why were here? I wasn't able to tell how he was, he behaves really strange.
"Outside a raging blizzard, we're probably stuck here" He nodded. "You can rest the time. I'll take good care of you as long as you sleep "He turned towards me and smiled warmly. "Have you ever slept Master Xiahou?" He came closer to me. “No, I didn't” His face was next to mine and he whispered something in my ear. “But I can lay next to you if you want”