CH 67

After receiving the confession, Xu Xinghe lost sleep.

Although he adhered to the shameful but useful turtle-withdrawing-its-head mentality of escapism, and put this issue aside for the time being, he couldn’t pretend that nothing happened.

Ling Changfeng’s confession is real.

His heart was still thumping.

Like endless ripples formed when a stone falls in water, unable to be calmed for a long time.

Before going to bed, he rejected Ling Changfeng’s proposal to stay and continue to tell bedtime stories, and sent off the guest tactfully: “That…it’s getting late, I have to rest. You should go back and rest early as well.”

Ling Changfeng looked at him, his voice was light and gentle: “Don’t you need me to stay with you?”

After a while, he added: “Lu Sen told me that you were looking for me after waking up.”

Xu Xinghe: “…”

Round black eyes rolled back and forth, and finally he landed on the orchid at the head of the bed.

Xu Xinghe hesitantly said: “No, no need. I’m fine now, you must be tired after a busy day…”

After speaking, he slipped into the bed and closed his eyes. “Good night.”

In the dark night, Xu Xinghe seemed to hear a chuckle.

The light in the ward dimmed, leaving only a small orange lamp in front of the bed.

Ling Changfeng leaned over and whispered in his ear, “Good night.”

Xu Xinghe could feel the other person’s hot breath spraying between his sensitive ears and neck, blowing a few strands of broken hair, leaving a burst of lingering itchiness behind.

The voice was so close to him, as if sharing secrets.

Xu Xinghe’s long eyelashes trembled slightly, but he did not open his eyes.

Playing dead until the end.

It wasn’t until the footsteps faded away, and the door opened and shut, leaving behind a noiseless room, that Xu Xinghe slowly opened his eyes in the dark night.

He stretched out his hand from the quilt and touched his ear… The base of his ear was slightly hot.

For fear of disturbing the guards at the door and attracting their master1aka LCF over, Xu Xinghe did not toss and turn as he did when he was insomniac, but turned over gently, facing out the window, silently looking at the moon and stars in the night sky.

The stars twinkled, and the crescent moon swayed.

Silver radiance sprinkled over the earth, and a breeze rustled the flowers.

It was a beautiful night.

Xu Xinghe stared at the beautiful scenery outside the window and had a dreamless night.

Strange to say, he wanted to find someone to accompany him when he first woke up, because as soon as he closed his eyes, the kidnapping – trapped in the car, the cold eyes of the man with scars, and the sharp blade around his neck – would appear in his mind.

However, as soon as he closed his eyes… his mind was full of images of Ling Changfeng saying “I like you”.

Xu Xinghe, who wandered between dreams and wakefulness all night, suddenly realized that Ling Changfeng’s presence, lethality, and deterrence had wiped out the kidnappers in his mind.

Just a day or two ago, he felt that being kidnapped would definitely be a major event in his life, or at least one of the most unfortunate encounters in his life.

But now the mere kidnapping was nothing compared to Ling Changfeng’s confession.

The latter’s influence on him was lasting and powerful.

The gold and blue mismatched pupils had the luster of natural amber and sapphire, like a work of art by the creator.

In the dead of night, upon recalling that lingering gaze, Xu Xinghe’s heartbeat accelerated for no reason.

The next afternoon, Dr. Lu Sen came to the ward as usual. The hand updating the records paused slightly when he saw Xu Xinghe’s dark circles. “Did you sleep well last night?”

Xu Xinghe nodded numbly and almost blurted out to the doctor, “Give me two sleeping pills.”

But the words slipped back down. “I’m fine, I’ll just take a nap today.”

“Did you have a nightmare last night?” Dr. Lu Sen asked patiently.

Xu Xinghe yawned and shook his head: “I didn’t have any dreams, I just couldn’t sleep.”

Dr. Lu Sen glanced at him, put down the electronic pen and suggested, “If you can’t sleep alone, you can find someone to accompany you.”

The psychological shadow of being kidnapped cannot be eliminated in a few days. He thought that Xu Xinghe might have nightmares at night, causing him to wake up again and again.

At times like this, it’s best to have someone by your side.

Thinking of this, Dr. Lu Sen couldn’t help but complain internally that Ling Changfeng didn’t come to accompany him last night, and lost such a legitimate opportunity to enhance their relationship.

Unexpectedly, when Xu Xinghe heard the words, he just looked up at the ceiling and said depressedly: “Forget it, I just want to be alone now…”

Dr. Lu Sen tsked. “If you’re too embarrassed, I can help you ask…”

Xu Xinghe hurriedly interrupted his words before he finished speaking. “No! Absolutely not!”

Like a fish jumping up from the chopping board, he suddenly straightened up from the bed startling Lu Sen.

What happened to these two? Did they fight?

Doesn’t look like it, ah.

When Ling Changfeng left this morning, he clearly looked in a good mood, which was in stark contrast to Xu Xinghe at the moment.

Before he could ask any more questions, there was a sudden noise from the door.

The guards on both sides saluted: “Major General Qin.”

Qin Yuan’s voice came from the corridor. “No need for title. Can’t you see I’m not in uniform?”

Carrying a large fruit basket in his hand, he entered the ward with a smile. “Long time no see, Xinghe. Work’s been crazy lately, and I finally have time to see you now. How do you feel? Are you feeling better?”

As soon as Adjutant Qin appeared, the dead ward suddenly became alive.

Xu Xinghe blinked, and then immediately smiled. “Long time no see, why are you here?”

Qin Yuan raised the fruit basket in his hand: “I’m here to visit a doctor, and figured I’d drop by to see you too. By the way, I have some bad news, Changfeng is working overtime for a meeting, and may come back very late tonight.”

Xu Xinghe: “…” That’s great.

He sincerely suggested: “He’s working very hard, and shouldn’t run around. I won’t mind if he stays over there for the night.”

“Today’s an exception. These days, he’ll definitely come accompany you no matter how late work wraps up.” Qin Yuan looked at Xu Xinghe and smiled pointedly. “However, I will convey to him your concern and love for him.”

Xu Xinghe: “?”

What??

Qin Yuan came over and put the fruit basket on the bedside table, murmuring: “What do you want to eat? I’ll cut it for you. Oh, by the way, I originally ordered a bunch of carnations. Isn’t this standard for when visiting patients? But when Boss Ling saw me ordering flowers for you, his eyes stared at me for a whole morning. So I finally left the flowers in the office.”

Suuuper short chapter.

With so many flags!

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