Chapter 282 – I Didn’t Mean to Hurt You (2)
The fresh dressing had to be kept dry.
Shen Liangchuan’s fever had gone down but he had been perspiring profusely. In addition, his look of disdain as he frowned at his own mess prompted Qiao Lian to suggest a shower.
Crestfallen, Shen Liangchuan paused for a while and said, “It’s not necessary.”
However he was still deeply frowning.
For a germaphobe like himself, not being able to take a bath was roughly equivalent to death.
Seeing how uncomfortable he was, Qiao Lian bit her lip.
After a moment of silence, she walked to him and said, “I’ll help you shower.”
Shen Liangchuan froze and abruptly raised his head.
His eyes were ablaze with passion, and Qiao Lian felt her face reddening from the intensity of his gaze.
She clenched her fist and repeated it, “I’ll help you shower.”
Shen Liangchuan flushed, the tips of his ears had turned a bright scarlet.
He let out an awkward cough and was about to say something, but Qiao Lian took a step towards him before he could speak. She held his shoulders. “Let me help you.”
She had offered her help three times and if Shen Liangchuan rejected her now, she would be outraged.
Shen Liangchuan obediently followed her into the bathroom without a word.
Piece by piece, he stripped down the hospital gown he was wearing, revealing his impressive physique before Qiao Lian.
Trying hard not to focus on the awkward situation, Qiao Lian said to herself, “I helped him by rubbing his body when he was sick, and I’ve seen everything there was to see. Why should I be embarrassed!?”
Without even looking up, she could feel his gaze burning on her. She felt like her whole body was engulfed in a searing heat.
Biting her lip, she pushed all distractions aside and focused on showering him.
Shen Liangchuan raised his arms as she held the shower head and ran water over his body.
Streams of water flowed down his shoulders, his abdominals… and finally reaching between his thighs.
He stood motionless, with every muscle tensed and ready to explode.
Qiao Lian didn’t dare to touch his skin. She held the towel in her hand and wiped it over his body.
She ultimately came to his sensitive area. Qiao Lian tried hard to stay detached as she aimed the shower head and ran water over his private parts… and then she couldn’t help but realize… that was enough to get a reaction…
Qiao Lian turned red. She looked up and saw that he was trying to keep his composure, but his flushed skin betrayed him.
After the shower, both of them were red with embarrassment and their hearts were pounding.
By now, Qiao Lian was drenched in her own perspiration. Her whole body was burning.
After the shower, she carefully dressed him in the pyjamas she had brought for him, and they stepped out of the bathroom.
Qiao Lian was tidying up the bathroom when she heard Song Cheng return with the porridge. Looking at Shen Liangchuan, he exclaimed, “Brother Shen, is the fever back again? Your face is burning!”
“… Get lost.”
Shen Liangchuan gritted his teeth with hidden embarrassment.
Sensing something unusual, Song Cheng kept mum. He placed the porridge on the table and quickly left.
The room was silent once more.
It was close to midnight when Qiao Lian finished her dinner.
It was getting late and Qiao Lian was feeling an increasing sense of awkwardness being in the same room as Shen Liangchuan. She stood up and said, “I’ll be outside—”
Before she could finish her sentence, his strong hand grabbed her arm.
Qiao Lian was stunned and as she turned around, he said with a hoarse voice, “About the birth control pills… I wasn’t ready for children… I didn’t mean to hurt you…”
At that moment, Qiao Lian bit her lip and looked at him directly.