Shen Dehan had been in hospital for some time and according to the doctor, there was no longer any serious problem with his health and he did not need to stay hospitalised and could be discharged at any time. Shen Ji came here today to discuss his discharge with Shen Dehan.
Shen Xi coldly watched his father’s momentary unnaturalness when Shen Ji mentioned discharging from hospital, and knew that in his heart his father wanted to stay in the hospital.
As expected, Shen Dehan expressed his intention not to be discharged from the hospital for the time being, and Shen Ji was very surprised by this.
“Father, your body needs to recuperate now. The environment at home is much better than the hospital, and it is also convenient for Xiao Cheng and me to take care of you. ”
Despite Shen Ji’s earnest words, Shen Dehan refused to go home. Although Shen Ji had doubts in his mind, he did not want to go against his father’s wishes, so he had to agree for Shen Dehan to stay in the hospital.
Shen Xi never opened his mouth from the beginning to the end. Looking at the genuine worry on Shen Ji’s face, Shen Xi could not help but smile coldly in his heart. He wondered how Shen Ji would feel when he learnt that the reason for his father’s reluctance to leave the hospital was because of another woman who looked just like his mother.
Shen Xi didn’t bother to look at his father anymore, thinking that he had already shown himself in front of Shen Dehan today and the reporters outside had also taken his photos, so he didn’t need to stay any longer. After casually saying a few words to Shen Dehan, Shen Xi left the ward.
While waiting for the elevator, Shen Xi’s mind suddenly flashed back to Fang Luowei whom he had seen in a daze last night. He wondered if it was his illusion or did Fang Luowei really appear in Zhongjing in advance? Maybe he should go there again?
As the elevator door opened, Shen Xi subconsciously looked over and met the eyes of the man inside.
Shen Xi was taken aback for a moment, and then a pleasant smile appeared on his face, “Cousin Mingxuan.”
Li Mingxuan didn’t expect to meet Shen Xi at the hospital at this time of the day. Seeing Shen Xi standing in front of the elevator looking refreshed, he didn’t know why his mind flashed back to Shen Xi’s drunken state last night.
Judging by Shen Xi’s appearance, he didn’t seem to remember what happened last night, and Li Mingxuan didn’t want to mention it, “Going back?”
Shen Xi nodded; Li Mingxuan stepped forward and walked out of the elevator. The moment he passed by, he whispered in a ghostly voice, “Drink less in the future.”
Shen Xi looked at Li Mingxuan’s back in bewilderment and sniffed his own body. It did not smell of alcohol. What made Li Mingxuan say that?
Shen Xi couldn’t understand, didn’t bother to think about it and went directly to Lao K. The only friend he had in Zhongjing now was Lao K.
A few days passed and Shen Xi still showed up at the hospital every day; but this day he deliberately arrived much later than usual. He had received news that his father had gotten Chu Qianqian’s background information yesterday and today he transferred Chu Qianqian to the top floor ward to be his exclusive caregiver.
The corner of Shen Xi’s mouth slowly curled up when he thought of that background information that he had purposely created.
At the same time, Shen Dehan was also thinking about the background information he had gotten yesterday. From Chu Qianqian’s birth to her adulthood, from the time she gave up going to university and started working early because her family was poor, to her working hard while not giving up hope of going to university and studying hard at night school, all these experiences flashed through his mind over and over again, overlapping with his treasured memories. It was as if he saw Fang Yun, the woman he loved so much, again.
He remembered that Fang Yun was also like that. She had an excellent character and learning ability but missed out on university because of her family’s poverty and had to work early, and she also refused to give up.
At that time, Shen Dehan had just returned from abroad. He met Fang Yun by chance and was immediately attracted to her. He was born into the Shen family of Zhongjing and had seen all kinds of women, beautiful, pretentious, unruly and arrogant, but he had never seen a woman like Fang Yun. She looked soft and fragile on the outside, but she was tough as nails on the inside. It was clear that her past life had given her much suffering, yet she never complained and always faced life with a smile.
Shen Dehan thought that his life would be like his father’s, that he would find a woman of the right age, get married and have children and live a dull life. But then God made him meet Fang Yun and he realised that he could not live the kind of life he had imagined before. He wanted to be with Fang Yun and only with Fang Yun.
Soon his and Fang Yun’s affair was known to his family and unexpectedly met with strong opposition from his parents. He pleaded with Fang Yun to give him time to work things out, but Fang Yun, who was pregnant at the time, cried and said she did not want to ruin his relationship with his parents and would rather leave him to bring up the child alone. That was the first time he had seen Fang Yun cry and he was even more determined to be with her. In the end, his father could not resist his determination and spat out his consent to his marriage to Fang Yun.
The days that followed were the happiest of his life. Their family of four was together, and he thought they would live like this forever, never imagining that…
Shen Dehan didn’t want to think about it anymore. The period when Fang Yun died was worse than death for him. If it wasn’t for Shen Ji and Shen Cheng, he didn’t think he would have been able to keep going.
Shen Dehan closed his eyes and let out a deep sigh. In the blink of an eye it had been more than twenty years since Fang Yun had left him. All these years he had been looking for Fang Yun’s shadow in Zhou Mingmei, but he could not find that feeling. Little did he know that God would send a Chu Qianqian to his side.
The first time he first saw Chu Qianqian, he thought he saw Fang Yun. She was too similar, the two of them were just too much alike. By the time he saw her information, Shen Dehan had already decided in his mind that she was Fang Yun. God must have seen that he missed Fan Yun too much and sent Chu Qianqian to him.
Shen Dehan was lost in his own thoughts when there was a soft knock on the door.
Shen Dehan looked excitedly in the direction of the door; as the door was pushed open, the figure that was etched on his heart appeared in front of him.
Chu Qianqian smiled tenderly at Shen Dehan, “Mr. Shen, do you still remember me? We met last time in the garden. From today onwards I am your exclusive caregiver.”
Shen Dehan suppressed his excitement and nodded. He was no longer the brat he had been back then; after many years he had been able to successfully hide his excitement underneath the calmness.
Remembering Shen Xi’s instructions, Chu Qianqian smiled at Shen Dehan once more.
One deliberately ingratiated herself, the other had a good impression, and soon the two became acquainted.
By the time Shen Ji and Li Mingxuan arrived at the hospital, they saw a young nurse sitting opposite Shen Dehan who was talking about something with a gentle expression.
Shen Ji didn’t think much of it at first and smiled as he stepped forward, “Father seems to be in a good mood today.”
Shen Dehan did not have time to speak. Chu Qianqian had already smiled and stood up, “Mr. Shen, someone is here to see you, I will go out first. You can ring the bell anytime if you need anything, I am right next door.”
As Chu Qianqian finished speaking and turned around, the smile on Shen Ji’s face froze.
Shen Ji stared deadly at the face in front of him, and then his gaze shifted bit by bit to Shen Dehan. There was an indescribable expression on Shen Ji’s face. He looked at Shen Dehan in silence and said in a dumb voice, “Father.”
This period of silence obviously made Shen Dehan realise something. He looked at Chu Qianqian who was standing innocently in the middle of the ward, startled with Shen Ji’s strange expression, and waved his hand, “You go out first.”
Chu Qianqian nodded obediently and was about to leave when Shen Ji suddenly stepped forward and stopped her, turning his head to look at Shen Dehan, “Who is she?”
A hint of displeasure flashed across Shen Dehan’s face. But it was Shen Ji standing in front of him, so Shen Dehan was still patient, “Ah Ji, don’t be rude, this is Nurse Chu, the exclusive nurse of this ward.”
Obviously not understanding the situation in front of her, after hearing Shen Dehan’s introduction, Chu Qianqian politely turned to Shen Ji and gave a gentle smile, “Hello Mr. Shen, I am Chu Qianqian, I am now in charge of this ward.”
The smile on Chu Qianqian’s face was too dazzling. Shen Ji gave her a cold look and said in a low voice, “Get lost!”
This “get lost” caused Chu Qianqian to freeze for half a second and subconsciously glance at Shen Dehan. Chu Qianqian tried to squeeze out a smile and said in a trembling voice, “Sorry, I’ll go out first, please, Mr. Shen, ring the bell if you need anything.” After saying this, Chu Qianqian did not look at anyone else and quickly walked out of the ward with her head lowered.
The moment the door was closed, Chu Qianqian felt that her tightly wound nerves finally relaxed. She thought angrily, no wonder that Shen Xi proposed the reward of 10 million. This really tested both her acting skills and courage, and she wouldn’t mind if he increased the fee.
The look on Shen Ji’s face just now came back to her mind, and Chu Qianqian could not help but feel a little sympathy. With a sigh, Chu Qianqian was about to turn around but suddenly took a step back. A few steps away from her, Shen Xi was leaning against the wall, looking at her expression with interest.
Chu Qianqian gave Shen Xi a vicious glare and walked straight past him. The moment she passed by, she gritted her teeth and said in a voice that only the two of them could hear, “You’re such an asshole!”
Shen Xi smiled faintly, “Thanks for the compliment. By the way, your performance just now was wonderful!”
Chu Qianqian snorted and glanced at the bodyguards scattered on both sides of the corridor, realised that they were not paying attention to her conversation with Shen Xi, and returned to the duty room next door calmly.
Shen Xi returned to his place in front of the ward in a happy mood and continued to listen to Shen Ji’s rare loss of control inside.
“Why?” Shen Ji looked at Shen Dehan angrily.
A trace of guilt flashed on Shen Dehan’s face under Shen Ji’s glare, but his attitude was still tough, “Why what?”
Shen Ji couldn’t help but step forward and shout at Shen Dehan in irritation, “Why are you looking for such a woman? Isn’t one Zhou Mingmei enough?”
Shen Dehan felt his dignity was offended. Glancing at Li Mingxuan who was standing silently nearby, he said in a stern voice, “Ah Ji, is this how you speak to your father?” After saying that, Shen Dehan added, “Nurse Chu is not the kind of woman you think she is.”
Shen Ji smiled coldly, “Father, you don’t want to be discharged from the hospital because of her, right?”
When Shen Ji said this, Shen Dehan thought of what he had said that day and couldn’t help but blush, saying forcefully, “The matter of discharge from the hospital has nothing to do with this.”
Shen Ji shook his head and looked at Shen Dehan with disappointment, his expression full of pain.
Li Mingxuan smiled bitterly and stepped forward to smooth up the situation, “Uncle, Ah Ji is also worried about you.” While saying this, he gave a wink to Shen Ji.
Shen Ji did not see Li Mingxuan’s wink; his entire attention was on Shen Dehan at the moment.
Shen Dehan looked awkwardly at Li Mingxuan and said, “Mingxuan, you go back first, I’ll talk to Ah Ji.”
Li Mingxuan gave Shen Ji a worried look and nodded as he walked in the direction of the door. No matter what he said now, Shen Ji probably wouldn’t listen to him, so it was better to let him vent out.
After leaving the ward, Li Mingxuan gently closed the door and turned around to leave, but his eyes changed slightly when he saw the man across the hallway.
Shen Xi was standing on the other side of the corridor, his face innocent, his eyes meeting Li Mingxuan’s gaze. The corners of his mouth slowly hooked up to reveal a gentle smile.
Inexplicably, a trace of coldness flashed through Li Mingxuan’s heart.