"I told you I was fine. You've wasted so much money and time at the hospital," whined Qiao Anhao in a nagging tone. Then she casually flipped through the test results and rolled them up into her bag. She raised her head, and from the corner of her eyes, she stared at Lu Jinnian's wallet in his trouser pocket. She asked, "What took you so long?"
Lu Jinnian's expression didn't change when he said, "The doctor was busy, so had to take a call."
"Oh." Qiao Anhao looked as though she really believed him, as they walked out from the elevators.
When they left the hospital, Qiao Anhao and Lu Jinnian hailed a taxi. When the driver asked where they were headed, Qiao Anhao rushed to say first, "Mian Xiu Garden."
The taxi driver responded and started the car up. Qiao Anhao turned her head to Lu Jinnian, and said, "We don't have a car, and it's a little inconvenient to go back to the set right now. Let's go back home and get back to the set tomorrow morning."
Lu Jinnian gave a light "mmm", but didn't give an opinion.
Madam Chen was unusually happy when she saw them back. She asked the two of them if they'd eaten anything for dinner, then she hurriedly ran into the kitchen.
Even though it was late in the evening when they hailed the taxi, it was still hot outside. Qiao Anhao was all sweaty, so when they went back to the bedroom, she went into the changing room to get pajamas and then took a shower. She came out of the bathroom with a towel, wiping her dripping wet hair. Seeing that Lu Jinnian had already taken off his jacket and was sitting on the sofa in a suit, on his phone, she asked, "Do you want to take a shower?"
Lu Jinnian nodded and put his phone down. He walked into the changing room and took off his trousers. He randomly picked up a towel and walked into the bathroom.
Qiao Anhao heard the splas.h.i.+ng sounds from the shower and immediately threw the towel away. She softly and quietly walked over to the changing room and picked up Lu Jinnian's trousers from his dirty laundry basket. She searched for while and pulled out his wallet. As she opened it up, she saw a line of bank cards and some gold cards for clubs and hotels. There was some cash in there too. She opened the inner layer of the wallet to find a piece of paper, and quickly pulled it out, and immediately saw her name.
It was her pelvic examination results with a single line written at the bottom from the doctor. Though it was barely legible, she made out the words: No blood clot, normal thickness, recovered well from the operation.
The splas.h.i.+ng sounds from the shower were still there. The hand Qiao Anhao held the paper with trembled uncontrollably. She felt as though something had slashed her heart in half, and her blood flowed like a river.
Who could say how much time went by. When Qiao Anhao heard the shower stop, she hurriedly folded the paper back to how it was. She shoved it back into Lu Jinnian's wallet, zipped up the inner pocket, and put the wallet back into his right trouser pocket. Then she threw the trousers back into the dirty laundry basket.
She hastily walked out of the changing room and quickly sat in front of the dressing table. She grabbed the hairdryer in a fl.u.s.ter, plugged it in, and randomly dried her hair...
Qiao Anhao had just started blowing her hair when Lu Jinnian came out of the bathroom. He changed into simple cotton pajamas, with his hair rubbed half dry. Seeing her drying her hair, he walked over, naturally took the hairdryer, and helped her dry her hair.
Qiao Anhao didn't dare look at him at all. She just lowered her head and hid her face behind her hair.