Chapter 52: The Morning After
A-Jiao and Jiang Zhengkai lay together on the bed. A-Jiao placed her head snugly on Jiang Zhengkai’s chest as she gently picked at his chest hairs. She closed her eyes slightly, obviously enjoying every moment of being together with her man. “Honey, do you want me?” A-Jiao murmured to Jiang Zhengkai.
“Yes!” Jiang Zhengkai obediently answered. A man’s desire for a woman was usually more intense than a woman’s desire for a man. As a normal man, Jiang Zhengkai was no different. He gently placed his hand on A-Jiao’s body and lightly rubbed up and down.
“Tomorrow… Old Lady Wang won’t find out, will she?” A-Jiao quietly asked Jiang Zhengkai, “I still need to go in for my checkup tomorrow…” Even though those were the words that came out of her mouth, her hands thought differently as they reached towards Jiang Zhengkai’s lower body.
“Then… then let’s wait until tomorrow night then!” After hearing what A-Jiao had said, Jiang Zhengkai grabbed her hand and said, “Let’s just go to sleep tonight, or else Old Lady Wang might find out, and it won’t be a pretty sight if she does.”
“Ok!” A-Jiao agreed, “I can touch you though. You’re not the one going in for a checkup tomorrow.” As she spoke, A-Jiao freed her hand from Jiang Zhengkai’s grip and resumed touching Jiang Zhengkai’s genitals.
“Hehe, aren’t you afraid I might not be able to hold back?” Jiang Zhengkai already had a hard time restraining himself in A-Jiao’s presence, but now that she was physically teasing him, it was almost impossible to suppress his carnal desires. The situation was completely different than when Jiang Zhengkai still believed A-Jiao to be Ren Ziyuan. Back then, being physically attracted to Ren Ziyuan meant betraying his love for A-Jiao. A man’s willpower was sufficient to keep external temptations at bay, which allowed him not do those things that would betray his principles. However, as those restrictions were stripped away, a man’s willpower was no stronger than that of a three-year-old child.
A-Jiao’s face grew beet red as she looked at Jiang Zhengkai. Having been a prostitute, she could clearly tell from his touch that the man beside wanted her. A-Jiao was very torn about whether she should continue teasing Jiang Zhengkai. She knew this man didn’t think of her as unclean, and that was more than enough for her. However, she didn’t want to engage in foreplay without being able to finish him, since she could already feel his rock-hard erection.
“Did you… want me to suck on it?” a blushing A-Jiao quietly murmured as she looked at Jiang Zhengkai.
“No!” Jiang Zhengkai crisply replied. A-Jiao now was no longer a prostitute, so he wouldn’t allow her to perform such services on him. Perhaps Japanese men enjoyed such services from their women, but as a normal Chinese man, Jiang Zhengkai could not accept his girlfriend engaging in such a practice.
“Ok,” A-Jiao responded as she pursed her lips. She then removed her hand from Jiang Zhengkai’s lower body. Jiang Zhengkai rolled onto A-Jiao and pinned her underneath his body as he proceeded to smother her with kisses. Afterwards, he got up and went to the bathroom where he took care of business by himself. A-Jiao did not protest at all. She calmly lay there and waited for Jiang Zhengkai to return. She knew that from this moment on, her body would belong only to Jiang Zhengkai!
The next morning, the two of them awoke from their slumbers. They fooled around in bed for a while before each of them got out of bed. A-Jiao now was every bit the happy housewife whenever she was in Jiang Zhengkai’s presence. Jiang Zhengkai’s every smile, every sweet word was enough to delight her for a long time. Perhaps now, A-Jiao finally understood why Cui Jing allowed herself to be lied to by that playboy Li Hongbin. It was because she loved him, so she willingly bought into his lies.
“Honey, breakfast is ready! Hurry over here and eat!” A-Jiao wore an apron and looked very much like a Filipina maid. She mischievously ran to the bathroom and stood next to Jiang Zhengkai as he was shaving. She then placed her hands behind her back and looked at him with the naughty eyes of a little girl as she asked, “Honey, can I shave you?”
“Umm…” Jiang Zhengkai hesitated for a moment. He was holding in his hand an electric razor that he had bought at the neighborhood convenience store on his way to A-Jiao’s old house last night. Despite his misgivings, he handed the razor over to A-Jiao. He didn’t understand why A-Jiao wanted to help him shave. In fact, A-Jiao didn’t offer to shave Jiang Zhengkai because she liked to; rather, she offered purely out of curiosity. After all, hair never grew on her face, and human beings, especially females, are curious about things that they’ve never experienced before.
A-Jiao took the electric razor and painstakingly shaved Jiang Zhengkai’s face. Although she did this out of curiosity didn’t mean she didn’t take it seriously. She wanted to make Jiang Zhengkai look younger. She even thought about what he looked like when he was younger. After all, Jiang Zhengkai was half-again as old as A-Jiao.
“Ok, I’m done! How is it? Just like a professional, right?” asked A-Jiao as she finished shaving Jiang Zhengkai. She stood there with razor in hand admiring his face the way she would admire a piece of art.
“Not bad at all!” praised Jiang Zhengkai as he looked in the bathroom mirror, “My face is a lot smoother than when I do it myself!” Even though Jiang Zhengkai didn’t have that much experience with women, he nevertheless knew how to make a woman happy. He knew that a woman who had just fallen in love loved to hear her lover complimenting her. Wait, did that mean a married woman didn’t like hearing compliments? Or perhaps it was because a married woman had regained the ability to spot lies disguised as disingenuous compliments?
“Really? I’ll shave you everyday then!” After she spoke, she felt a great sense of satisfaction as she handed the razor back to Jiang Zhengkai, “Now come out and eat your breakfast. Are you really coming with me to the hospital today?”
“Of course! I’m a man of my word. If I say I’ll do something, I do it,” Jiang Zhengkai nodded, “Plus, today’s the weekend. I don’t have to be punctual when it’s overtime.”
“All you do is work! I’m surprised you even remember it’s the weekend!” Actually, if Jiang Zhengkai hadn’t mentioned it, A-Jiao would’ve been the one who totally forgot that it was the weekend. Her former profession, despite not being very glamorous, was still part of the “service” industry. As such, the weekends were the busiest times for prostitutes to offer their services.
“Alright, alright! Be a good girl. I promise I will spend all of my future weekends with you, but it’s just too busy right now,” said Jiang Zhengkai as he gave A-Jiao a back hug. His tone was like that of an adult trying to coax an upset child. It didn’t matter how old a woman was, they all liked being pampered and coaxed by their lovers.
“Then can I go with you to the office today?” A-Jiao turned around and asked Jiang Zhengkai with a look full of expectation. Since she had to go in for her checkup today, she obviously hadn’t scheduled a class.
“How about this?” Jiang Zhengkai said somewhat embarrassingly. However, he quickly thought of something clever and then spoke to A-Jiao with a sly smile on his face, “You can come, but the only other people at the sub-bureau besides cops are witnesses and criminals. So which would you rather be today, a witness or a criminal?”
“A witness!” A-Jiao blurted out. She realized as soon as the words left her mouth that she’d been had, so she complained, “You meanie! You tricked me again! What am I a witness to? I didn’t witness a crime!” She then proceeded to lightly hit Jiang Zhengkai’s body with her fists.
“Hehe, you’re one smart cookie. You caught on before I even had the chance of pointing it out for you,” Jiang Zhengkai smiled at A-Jiao. She really is quite a smart woman! Jiang Zhengkai thought to himself. He had only opened the door a bit, and she immediately found out where he was going. But he did in fact have many questions to ask A-Jiao. After all, there were far too many leads from the serial murders that pointed to A-Jiao.
“Alright, alright! I’ll do it,” A-Jiao agreed as she put her head back on Jiang Zhengkai’s chest, “But only because you’re my boyfriend!” Afterwards, she raised her head to look at Jiang Zhengkai and added, “But I won’t sit in the back of your paddy wagon, and you have to feed me lunch!”
“Hehe, don’t worry, we don’t make witnesses sit in the back,” Jiang Zhengkai chuckled as he replied, “But since you’re not being detained, I’m afraid we can’t serve you any of our mystery stew.”
“That’s so gross! Why don’t you go eat mystery stew for lunch?” Hearing what Jiang Zhengkai said, A-Jiao upped the tempo of her beatings. Jiang Zhengkai didn’t bother dodging. He allowed A-Jiao to have her way for a bit before grabbing her and locking her in a tight embrace. Being with this woman made him feel young, as if his life was full of vigor again.
“You’re so annoying! And the breakfast I made for you is probably cold already!” A-Jiao complained, but she made no attempt to leave Jiang Zhengkai’s embrace. A few minutes later, she whispered while still in his arms, “Honey, let’s go eat our breakfast. I’m hungry.”