Chapter 2251: Ni Yang’s Grand Wedding (22)
"I have to handle something before I can leave. I'll be there a little bit late. Zhixin, head over there with Mom first. I have made all the reservations."
"What happened?" Zhixin was pretty worried about his sister.
"Nothing important, don't worry, you guys go first…"
"Alright Sis, be careful then…"
Zhixin hung up the phone and drove to the Yunding Mountain resort with his mother and their luggage.
Huo Mian and Qin Chu had planned to be there for the New Year. They reserved the penthouse for their family.
They wanted to soak in the hot springs while gazing out at the snow, relaxingly and comfortably.
Huo Mian was very excited when she heard that Xixi had woken up.
After Xixi's accident, Huo Mian didn't want the family to worry too much. She called Su Yu and asked him to tell Xixi's sister that she had temporarily gone abroad for a vacation.
Otherwise, if Xixi's family knew about her current condition, they wouldn't even think about celebrating the New Year.
It was totally understandable…
When Huo Mian arrived at the hospital room, both Qin Chu and Rick were there.
As Xixi's surgeon, Qin Chu shouldered a doctor's responsibility, observing her condition closely and tirelessly.
At the same time, he also needed to take care of the company. It pained Huo Mian to see him like this.
"Sister Mian..." Xixi looked at Huo Mian, her tone weak.
"Don't speak too much, Xixi, you're too weak..." Huo Mian hurried over and took her hand.
"How do you feel?" asked Huo Mian.
"Not too bad..." Xixi looked gaunt after waking up. Due to severe blood loss and 48 hours of not eating, she was entirely dehydrated; she looked like she had been through hell.
"Don't worry. You just had a major surgery, so your body will slowly recover. I've asked President Su to tell your family that you are with us on a vacation abroad…"
"Thank you, Sister Mian..." Xixi said with difficulty.
Rick stood by, watching quietly, the sight of Xixi gutting him.
Qin Chu gave Huo Miao a look. "Baby, let's go for tea? I'm thirsty."
"Okay." Huo Mian knew that Xixi wanted private time with Rick.
That was why Master Qin was so quick to take her away; he wanted to give them some space.
After Qin Chu and Huo Mian left, Rick walked over to Xixi, crouching down by the bed.
"I'm not dead… Are you disappointed?" Xixi smiled bitterly.
Looking at her, Rick almost cried again.
"Why do you say that? Am I that horrible of a man in your heart?"
"Am I wrong? Don't you want to avoid me at all costs? Don't you hate me? Other couples, even after breaking up… are still amicable… They can still be friends… But us, nothing even happened between us but we treat each other like enemies… There's no contact at all..." Xixi sounded heartbroken.
"It's not like that, Xixi… You're not right, you can't say that… The two of us… It's not like nothing happened between us. We have a lot of good memories together… A lot of good memories."
"Then why did you abandon me?" asked Xixi.
"I didn't abandon you… Xixi, actually… I left for your own good, really." Rick was afraid to aggravate Xixi's injuries so he used the most gentle tone to comfort her.
"That's such a low excuse. If that's what you call being good to me, then I don't need you to be good to me… Qin Chu also said that he left for Huo Mian's own good. Then he didn't come back to see her for four years. I thought that he was very cruel... but I didn't think that you'd be like this too. For my sake? You've been avoiding me for three years, and if that's for my sake, then… I'm sorry, I don't need you to do that for me anymore… You better see me and contact me… I won't be scared, no matter what dangers you bring to me. I won't be frightened… Even if death awaits me. I just can't stand us becoming strangers again..."
At the height of her emotions, Xixi began to wheeze… scaring Rick so much that he immediately grabbed her hands.
"Xixi, slow down… calm down..."