Chapter 283 – I Didn’t Mean to Hurt You (3)
Shen Liangchuan panicked when he saw that she was leaving.
However after stopping her, he wasn’t quite sure what he could say to make her stay.
Those were the only words he could think of.
Having said them though, he was uncertain if she would believe him.
The only thing he could do was hold her hand and stand there looking at her.
She bit her lip and then shook off his grip, running out of the door as fast as she could.
Shen Liangchuan tried to reach out to stop her, but in the end his raised hand froze in mid air. Feeling completely dejected, he dropped his arm.
Qiao Lian did not run very far after leaving the room. She stopped in the corridor outside and heavily leaned against against the wall.
It was late at night and the hospital corridor was bereft of people. The screaming silence and stinging smell of antiseptic somehow sharpened one’s senses.
The calmness that she had always outwardly displayed was finally caving.
“I didn’t mean to hurt you.”
If he had said these words at the time the birth control pill matter had just happened, she would have scoffed at it for sure.
What reasons did she have to doubt this man, who had risked his own life to save hers?
Prior to this, she had never known that there was a place for her in his heart.
Her eyes instantly filled with tears. She had ran out of the room fearing that she would lose her composure in front of him.
And now in this quiet corridor, she wanted to laugh and cry all at once.
She raised her arm and wiped her tears away in an utterly unrefined manner.
Then she walked along the seemingly endless corridor.
There was a breeze blowing towards her, and it cleared her head.
She lost track of time, she could only feel her body freezing from the wind. Her emotions had finally calmed down. At this point, she slowly turned around and walked back to the ward.
She took a deep breath when she stood at the entrance of the ward, and then pushed the door.
The door slowly swung open with a creak.
Shen Liangchuan’s body tensed up and he quickly looked up, as though expecting something. When he saw the woman at the door, his dark eyes lit up instantaneously.
Qiao Lian did not speak. She felt that for some reason, there was some kind of awkwardness between them. She didn’t look in his direction and instead walked to the caregiver’s couch.
Shen Liangchuan’s gaze carefully followed the woman. Under the blanket, her petite body curled into a tight ball. Before her return, he had been despondent; but now there was a spark of life in his eyes.
The corners of his mouth curved into an almost unnoticeable smile.
He lay down quietly and turned off the lights, reluctant to take his eyes off her even for a second.
The night passed in silence.
It was six in the morning when the whole hospital started to come to life.
There was no exception, even in the VIP ward.
Just as Qiao Lian awoke, she heard the deep voice of a man saying, “… My wife is resting, will you please lower your voice?”
She was stunned for a moment before she heard the doctor reply softly, “Okay. Mr Shen, your fever has subsided. Although the wound on your arm is quite serious, it has been treated and you may go home. However during this period, you’ll have to be careful not to get your wound wet. Things should be fine in a week.”
They quietly exchanged some more comments for a little while more, and then they left.
Pretending that she had heard nothing of that conversation, Qiao Lian now opened her eyes.
The first thing that greeted her sight was the handsome side profile of a man. He was sitting up straight in his bed and looking at his cell phone. Then as though realizing that she was looking, he turned his gaze towards her direction.