Chapter 281 – I Didn’t Mean to Hurt You (1)
“The thug claimed that he carried out the assault because Ms Qiao wrote a negative article about him in the past. Apparently she exposed an affair between a certain female celebrity and a third party, and the third party was this thug. There’s full evidence for his testimony, but apart from that he refuses to admit responsibility. There’s nothing the police can do about that, but they’ve taken him into custody for now.”
Song Cheng paused after this update and continued, “Brother Shen, do you think someone’s behind this?”
Shen Liangchuan coughed twice. Since he had just woken up, his voice was hoarse and he spoke slowly, “It’s not important whether we have evidence of who is behind this. The most important thing is that we all know who it is. Please assign two bodyguards to protect Ms Qiao.”
Song Cheng responded, “… Yes.”
Qiao Lian was standing outside the door, and a warm feeling momentarily engulfed her when she overheard the conversation.
It felt like the wounds in her heart found solace in these words and were beginning to heal.
Finally, he prioritized her safety and well-being.
She bit her lip and was about to enter the ward when Shen Liangchuan instructed, “Pack up, let’s go home.”
Song Cheng exclaimed, “Brother Shen, can’t you just be good and stay put in the hospital?! Even though your fever has subsided and your wound has been cleaned up and bandaged, what if something goes wrong? You might develop pneumonia!”
Shen Liangchuan replied, “Don’t talk nonsense.”
With that said, he had cut off Song Cheng, who was mumbling, “Such a grown man and you’re afraid of staying in the hospital. Seriously…”
However, he stood up and walked to the door, obviously not daring to defy Shen Liangchuan’s orders.
Seeing this was the situation, Qiao Lian immediately opened the door and walked inside.
She acted as if nothing had happened, as though she had not heard a word that had been exchanged between the two men, and dropped her bag on the sofa.
The room instantly became silent.
Song Cheng stood there, not knowing if he should walk out or stay.
Shen Liangchuan also hadn’t expected that she would turn up. For a second, he was at a loss for words.
The hospital gown made him seem less aloof and more human, he was almost quite adorable.
Seeing that both men were silent, she turned to Shen Liangchuan. She opened her mouth as if she was going to speak, but she wasn’t quite sure if he would accept her suggestion that he stayed in the hospital. In the end she said tactfully, “I brought you a few pieces of clothing. I guess you will need them, since you’ll be here a few days.”
Thus if he still insisted on being discharged, it wouldn’t cause her too much embarrassment.
After she said these words, she noticed Shen Liangchuan was pursing his lips and giving Song Cheng a look.
That look made Song Cheng shudder and he immediately headed to the door. “I- I’ll go arrange—”
Shen Liangchuan interrupted him before he could finish, “Buy me some porridge.”
Song Cheng was stunned for a moment. He glanced at Qiao Lian and nodded wordlessly. Then he left the room looking completely mystified.
Now only the two of them were left in the room.
Qiao Lian had not expected him to change his mind about leaving the hospital just because of what she had said. She too was taken aback.
Hence, she got up and took his clothes out of her bag, busying herself so that they wouldn’t feel too awkward.
During that time, they did not speak to each other.
Qiao Lian turned to look at Shen Liangchuan after hanging up his clothes.
He was frowning and disdainfully looking at his hospital gown. She finally couldn’t keep her silence, “Do you want to take a shower?”
After this remark, both Qiao Lian and Shen Liangchuan looked simultaneously at the wound on his arm.