Chapter 28: There’s No Answer to Why I Love You
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Lin Che felt as if blood had suddenly rushed to her brain, turning it to complete chaos.
It was only when his slightly cool lips brushed against hers and left behind a lingering patch of moisture that she regained her senses.
He had kissed her…
And he was still kissing her.
He daringly pried her teeth open and almost raided her of all her air, not giving her any space to think at all.
Their tongues knocked against each other and his tongue wrapped around the tip of hers. With one forceful suck, all of her blood seemed to begin flowing backward and a feeling of numbness immediately spread across her entire body.
Lin Che’s eyes widened. As she looked at his perfect face in such close proximity, a fragrance embraced her. It was tinged with the heat of ambiguity and it caused her to suddenly forget her pain.
Her fingers clutched his strong hand as the heat still in his palm traveled into her hand in threads.
She did not feel an ounce of pain again until the doctor stitched her wound up.
Until Gu Jingze slowly released her lips.
Her scent was as sweet as he remembered.
After he released her lips, the remnants of desire lingered between his teeth.
It might have been the earlier spike in adrenaline that had allowed Lin Che, who had lost an excessive amount of blood, to stay awake all this while. However, when the doctor stood up and said that he was done treating her, she laid down and fainted immediately like a broken string that was released.
When Lin Che woke up, she realized that there was an expanse of blue around her. There were various types of apparatus in operation.
She froze and struggled to get up only to pull her wound below that left her feeling a stabbing pain. However, she sensed that someone was still holding her hand.
It was only then that she saw Gu Jingze laying by the bedside, fast asleep.
Her slight movement caused him to open his eyes instantly. “What happened?”
He looked at her with slight anxiousness. “Is there anything wrong with you?”
He looked a little tired. Lin Che could not help but wonder if he had stayed here accompanying her for the entire night.
Lin Che quickly said, “No, no. I just pulled on my wound slightly.”
Upon hearing this, Gu Jingze rushed to stand up and lifted the blanket to check her wound.
It was still tightly bandaged and probably would not lead to any complications.
He let out a sigh of relief and frowned at her. He said, “Be a little more careful. Don’t move around for no reason.”
In the last night, she mumbled from time to time and her groaning made him feel uneasy.
He could only hold her hand like this and stay beside her throughout the night. It was only when dawn approached that he succumbed to his tiredness by laying down and falling asleep.
Qin Hao could not bear to see him like this and wanted him to sleep in the adjacent hospital room. But each time he moved, Lin Che would grunt a few times.
Thus, he lifted his hand and gestured for Qin Hao to leave. He stayed here looking after her the entire night.
Fortunately, the doctor said that although a major artery had ruptured, the bleeding had stopped and she was going to heal with timely treatment.
However, a large amount of blood flowed from the major artery, so even though the bleeding stopped, there was still an excessive amount of blood loss, which caused her to feel very weak.
The doctor also said that it was highly dangerous for the major artery there to bleed. If not for the timely treatment, she would have likely died within a short amount of time.
Lin Che felt that she seemed to be in much better spirits as she looked around the luxurious VIP ward. If not for the excessive number of apparatus, it really looked nothing like a ward. She knew that she was probably alright now. At the same time that she heaved a sigh of relief, she suddenly remembered. “Oh no, what about my title deed and my property deed?”
Gu Jingze looked at her, dumbfounded. “I don’t know.”
Lin Che was shocked. “No way!”
She had tossed it aside somewhere in her moment of anxiety. How could it be that no one kept it for her?
Lin Che said, “How could this happen? It’s such an important thing.”
Gu Jingze gazed at her deeply. “Fine. If it was really so important, then why didn’t you hug your title and property deeds tightly and huddle into a corner? You even tossed them aside and jumped on me.”
He felt slightly apologetic towards her. He did not expect her to actually react that way.
Lin Che blinked. “I forgot what happened. Maybe I did it in a moment of impulse.”
Gu Jingze looked at her. “Don’t do it again next time. It was too dangerous.”
Lin Che said, “Of course. After being taught a lesson this time, I know what to do next time. It’s just because this was my first time and I didn’t have experience, so I didn’t know where to hide.”
Gu Jingze shook his head.
Lin Che said, “Oh right. My property deed and title deed can be recreated?”
“Of course. If your name was on them, then they’re yours.”
“That’s great.” Lin Che seemed to be relieved.
Gu Jingze said, “Okay, money-grubber. Since this problem has been solved, it’s time for you to eat something.”
The doctor said that she could eat when she woke up, so he had already asked someone at home to make something for her in advance.
Now that she was awake, he called for someone to bring it over. However, she still wanted to move, so Gu Jingze pressed her down. “I’ll feed you. Just stay still.”
Lin Che looked at him with surprise.
Gu Jingze had already set down a small table. He picked up the spoon and carefully scooped out a spoonful of porridge. Bringing it to his mouth, he blew on it before bringing it towards Lin Che.
Lin Che watched his series of movements. They were smooth from beginning to end and it looked extremely good. She could not help but smile.
She opened her mouth and ate it in one bite, but subconsciously bit on the spoon.
Gu Jingze furrowed his brow. Looking at her lips, they were slightly redder than they were yesterday with a slight moistness brought out by the rice porridge. His throat bobbed and his brow turned a little more severe.
“Oh… sorry,” she said vaguely after swallowing the porridge in her mouth without sensing anything different about Gu Jingze.
Gu Jingze said, “Can you eat a little more carefully?”
Although his tone was impatient, he still reached out his fingers to wipe off the porridge trickling down from the corner of her mouth.
His fingers touched her soft and tender lips. A slight feeling of numbness seemed to spread from his fingertips.
Right at this moment, his cell phone that he had placed at the side suddenly started ringing.
In response, Gu Jingze put down the bowl and looked at his cell phone.
It was a call from Mo Huiling.
Gu Jingze glanced at Lin Che before picking up his phone and walking out to answer it.
Lin Che blanked out. Watching the door close, she thought to herself, There’s no need to think to know who is calling.
When Gu Jingze answered the call, he heard Mo Huiling’s worried voice.
“Jingze, why didn’t you come yesterday night? You didn’t answer any of my calls either.”
His phone had rung once during the night but at the time, Lin Che was still in a coma. Worried that it would disturb her rest, Gu Jingze immediately instructed Qin Hao to take the phone out of the ward.
Upon hearing the indignance in Mo Huiling’s voice, Gu Jingze said, “Something cropped up last night, so I couldn’t go.”
“I don’t care what cropped up, Gu Jingze. If it happened on any other day, it would have been fine. However, yesterday was my birthday. How could you make me wait for you for so long alone?” Mo Huiling started to cry again.
Gu Jingze knew that Mo Huiling was very prone to crying. However, when he heard her cry at this moment, he could not help but think that Lin Che was actually not such a crybaby. Even though she had been in so much pain yesterday to the point where her teeth were chattering and she thought that she was about to die, she did not even shed a single tear.
Gu Jingze said, “Things were really quite urgent yesterday, so I didn’t go over. I’m sorry, Huiling. The next time we meet, I’ll talk to you about this properly again.”
“Then will you come to see me tonight?” Mo Huiling’s voice weakened.
Gu Jingze pondered for a while. “I’m afraid today won’t work.”