Read Let me go, Mr. Hill [by Shallow South] Chapter 49
“Remember your promise.” Shaun returned to his bed nonchalantly.
Upon getting his approval, Catherine quickly laid out the blanket on the floor next to his bed.
The man stayed attentive for a brief moment but soon drifted into sleep.
However, sometime later, the woman’s crying woke him up.
“Open the door… Please… It’s cold… So dark… I’m scared.”
He straightened up from the bed. The moonlight that poured through the window illuminated the silhouette on the ground. The woman who had curled up into a ball was covering her ears firmly. Her entire body was trembling in fear.
“Catherine, wake up. It’s just a nightmare.” Shaun stepped out of the bed to peel her hands away.
However, she was completely absorbed in the terrible dream. Her terrified face was as pale as a sheet.
Left with no other alternative, he pulled her into his chest and gently patted her back.
“It’s alright. You’re safe now…”
The man’s voice had a calming effect that slowly relaxed the tension in her body.
Her small face was pushed against his chest. Her shiny dark hair was draped loosely over her shoulders with some strands plastered along the edge of her pitiful yet beautiful face. She also exuded a faint soothing fragrance.
This was not the smell of perfume. Instead, it was the scent of her shampoo.
He never realized how nice her shampoo smelled until this moment.
The fragrance slowly enveloped him until he closed his eyes eventually.
He thought of letting her go once she calmed down completely. However, it was already the next morning when he opened his eyes again.
The two of them were sharing the same pillow. Her left arm and left leg were draped over his body. There was a lingering smile on the corners of her lips. It appeared she had a good night’s sleep.
Shaun did not feel uncomfortable either. He even felt for a quick second that they were like a newly-wed couple.
He thought absent-mindedly for a few seconds before carefully lifting the blanket to get to his feet.
Unexpectedly, the view beneath the blanket took him by surprise.
Almost all of the buttons on this stupid woman’s pajamas were undone.
At this moment, Catherine also slowly opened her eyes.
Their eyes met, and her pupils dilated gradually.
She screamed in shock the second she realized she was lying in his arms. She scrambled to her feet and kept a distance from the man. “Why… Why are you sleeping next to me?”
The man scoffed in disbelief.
“You wrapped yourself around me crying while you had nightmares last night. I was being kind and comforted you…”
“You… Comforted me?” She found this hard to believe.
His face fell. “What are you trying to say? Catherine, come clean right now. Was last night a deliberate act? You really went all out to get my attention, huh?”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about. I slept pretty well.” She vaguely recalled having nightmares in the beginning, but she felt at peace when a gentle voice had whispered softly into her ears.
Hang on, did that gentle voice belong to Shaun?
She looked at him blankly, but he was reaching his limit. His eyes darkened as he rose to his feet. “Before you continue speaking, take a look at the state of your pajamas.”
Confused, she lowered her gaze. A look of shock and embarrassment flashed across her face. Her hands flew to cover her chest immediately.
The man smirked. “Good acting. I’m sure you secretly undid those buttons to seduce me.”
“I’m innocent.” She felt like crying at this point. “Brother, the buttons opened themselves. It’s not my fault I have big b*****s.”
He did not know what else to say.