Xiao Ning'er had her eyes tightly shut as her cheeks blushed red . She was as delicate and charming as a blooming crab-apple flower .
Her top slowly slid down her shoulders, revealing her fair, pale skin—skin so delicate that Nie Li could not help but gulp down mouthfuls of saliva .
Perhaps no man could resist Xiao Ning'er's bashful and moving appearance .
Her skin gave off a smooth, supple texture when streaking a finger across .
At that moment, Xiao Ning'er was wearing a dudou . The inner garment accentuated her figure and its full glory was revealed before Nie Li's eyes .
Xiao Ning'er's body was quivering gently for she could sense Nie Li's fingers flitting across her skin . She felt an indescribable feeling as her body turned limp and numb . Compounded by her shyness, her mind went blank .
When Nie Li saw Xiao Ning'er in such a state, he felt sorry for her . He knew that Xiao Ning'er was prepared to hand him everything .
Nie Li slowly went behind Xiao Ning'er . He saw her lustrous collarbone and beneath it was a tiny pink mark .
"Indeed, it's as I imagined . " Nie Li's eyes welled with tears as he touched the mark with his right hand gently .
In his previous life, Xiao Ning also had such a mark on her back .
Nie Li's mind was filled with questions . In his previous life, Xiao Ning'er had entered the Black Devil Forest, never to return . How did she appear in the Draconic Ruins Realm as Xiao Ning? What did Xiao Ning'er experience during this entire time? Nie Li was puzzled .
Nie Li felt deep remorse towards Xiao Ning . If not for him, she would not have died . Furthermore, every time he recalled the moment of her death—the detached manner and the tender feelings she had for him—it felt like a sharp knife carving through his heart .
"Uh . " Xiao Ning'er moaned softly . Clearly, it was a little painful .
"Ning'er, did you have this birthmark when you were born?" asked Nie Li curiously .
Xiao Ning'er opened her eyes and shook her head . "No . "
"Then how did this birthmark come about?" Nie Li could not help but ask .
"Back when my grandfather passed away, he sealed a temporal page into the mark," said Xiao Ning'er .
"Temporal page?" Nie Li was taken aback . "What temporal page? Does it look like this?"
Nie Li took out one of the pages of the Temporal Demon Spirit Book and asked her .
Xiao Ning'er turned around and was momentarily stunned . Following that, she nodded and said, "It's this . However, when it was sealed inside the mark, Grandfather once said that I will experience a calamity . It is an opportunity for me that can save my life . "
"So that's what happened…" Nie Li seemed to understand something but also felt more puzzled at the same time .
In his previous life, Xiao Ning'er had entered the Black Devil Forest . It was thanks to the mark on her—where the remnant page of the Temporal Demon Spirit Book was sealed—that allowed her to overcome the calamity . However, she was disfigured and could only wear a mask . She used a fake name of Xiao Ning and later met Nie Li when she entered the Draconic Ruins Realm .
And it was because of the remnant page of the Temporal Demon Spirit Book sealed within her that Xiao Ning'er still occasionally had memories of her past life during Nie Li's present incarnation .
While facing Xiao Ning'er, Nie Li had conflicted emotions .
Fondness, pity, regret, remorse, pain . All sorts of complicated emotions inundated him .
Regardless, Nie Li had no plans on letting Ning'er down again in this life .
"Ning'er…" Nie Li pulled Xiao Ning'er into his embrace .
In his previous life, Nie Li had let down too many people . Ziyun, Xiao Ning, his master… Some people had died for him and there were others who died because of him .
In this life, he wanted to change the fates of everyone .
While taking in Nie Li's warm embrace that had no other intention to it, Xiao Ning'er suddenly felt an unprecedented calm . She simply stood there silently, taking in the presence of Nie Li .
She still remembered her first meeting in the forest . It felt as though it was fated .
Like it was preordained destiny, things changed because of Nie Li's appearance . And Nie Li was the person who changed her fate . From that moment forth, Xiao Ning'er knew that her life was entwined with Nie Li's .
"Nie Li, is there any special meaning to this mark?" Xiao Ning'er could not help but ask .
"Your grandfather is a wise man . We have to quickly make a trip back to the Tiny World . It is likely that an unimaginable secret lies hidden there . " Nie Li said, "Now, my Thunder God's Meteorite Sword is already capable of tearing apart the Tiny World's seal . "
"Okay . " Xiao Ning'er nodded . "Then when do we head back?"
"I'll settle everything here first . We will set off in a few days," said Nie Li seriously .
"Then what do we do now?" Xiao Ning'er asked apprehensively . She realized that she had only been wearing a dudou up to now . She could not help but feel bashful .
"In that case, let's do something that's of utmost importance . " Nie Li suddenly smiled .
Xiao Ning'er suddenly felt a hand caressing her as she could not help but turn embarrassed .
"Nie Li, I… It's still daytime… Uh…" A soft moan came out of Xiao Ning'er's throat involuntarily .
"It's fine . This is a rare chance…" said Nie Li with a smile as he became bolder .
At that moment, the door opened with a creak . It was none other than Ye Ziyun . She was stunned when she saw this scene .
"Nie Li, Ning'er… The both of you…" Ye Ziyun's face blushed red . She never imagined that the two would do something that shameful in broad daylight . She could not help but stand there awkwardly, momentarily at a loss .
Nie Li was completely flabbergasted . He never expected Ziyun to suddenly walk in . It was extremely awkward . Xiao Ning'er was no better . She yearned to find a hole to burrow in .
"You guys continue . I'll make a move first," said Ye Ziyun hurriedly . Her cheeks were flushed red as she quickly retreated backward .
In this world, she and Ning'er fended for themselves, giving each other mutual help . Ning'er was like family to her . However, even if Ye Ziyun had already accepted the matter deep down, she felt that Nie Li was being too impatient . Why was he doing it in broad daylight…
"Ziyun, wait a moment!" Nie Li shouted immediately to stop her .
"I'll wait for the both of you outside . I have something important to talk to you about . " Ye Ziyun retreated and closed the door before speaking from the outside .
Nie Li could not help but give a wry smile . Although there were no signs of anger in Ziyun's voice, he agreed that he had acted too rashly .