"Where is he now?"
"In the emergency room downstairs," Gao Ran said coldly.
Without any hesitation, Huo Mian ran downstairs...
"Doctor, how is he?" Huo Mian truly lost it; it was the first time she had felt so afraid.
If anything happens to Qin Chu, how was she going to live for the rest of her life?
"The patient suffered from excessive alcohol consumption, leading to gastric mucosal damage and bleeding. Fortunately, he was brought to the hospital in a timely manner. Otherwise, the consequences would be unthinkable. We've already placed him on I.V. He'll just need a couple days of rest. Also he can't eat solid food for the next couple of days. We'll have to keep him here for a week for observation."
A couple of attending doctors explained Qin Chu's conditions to Huo Mian...
Hearing that he was alright, Huo Mian's heart began to calm down.
"Young people nowadays really don't know how to take care of their bodies. How foolish of him to drink so much, he could've died..."
Listening to the doctors' chatter, Huo Mian felt guilty as could be.
Qin Chu wasn't an alcoholic; he was never one to drink his health away. Even when faced with important clients, he had one glass at most.
However, he had drunk himself to a stomach hemorrhage this time; it had to be because of her.
She turned off her cell phone, avoiding all his calls. Plus, she said those hurtful words to him; no wonder he was so hurt.
Huo Mian followed the nurse while Qin Chu was pushed to a VIP hospital room.
Looking at his colorless complexion, Huo Mian felt her heart ache with pain...
She regretted saying those hurtful words to Qin Chu, it wasn't what she meant.
It was true that she hated Qin Chu's mother, but she shouldn't have lashed out her anger onto Qin Chu.
She was so clever, but still, she had forgotten about her significance in Qin Chu's heart.
She had also forgotten about the seven years of love he felt for her...
- Inside the hospital room -
Huo Mian held onto Qin Chu's hand, his fingers long and pale, devoid of any warmth.
Her heart hurt even as she held his hands...
He looked lovely asleep, eyelashes curled and calm as could be; it was almost as if he were a child.
"I'm so sorry..." Huo Mian felt her eyes well up, her tears almost falling down.
Just then, Gao Ran pushed open the door and came in. "How is he?"
"He's fine now. The doctor said that he'll recover after a couple days of rest."
"Come out for a second," Gao Ran said coldly.
Huo Mian tucked Qin Chu in and followed Gao Ran out of his room.
"Do you know how he ended up like this?" Gao Ran interrogated.
Huo Mian remained silent...
"Do you know how much he loves you?" He continued to question her.
Huo Mian still didn't say anything...
"Huo Mian, we've known each other for a long time now and I see you as a good friend of mine, so I'm just going to say it. Sorry if it's brutal to hear but this is my honest opinion. Since you and Qin Chu already got married, then you shouldn't just throw it all away whenever something comes up. You're a grownup and you shouldn't make rash decisions. Saying hurtful words is like pouring out water, it cannot be taken back. I've known him for so many years. He's a very strong person and has almost no vulnerabilities, but you became his weakness seven years ago. You have him in the palms of your hands to the point where I almost feel like he's sick over you. But you you hurt him, again and again, because of external factors how could you do that? Huo Mian, I really want to know, are you heartless? Or is your heart made of ice? Hm?"
Gao Ran had never spoken so ruthlessly, but Huo Mian wasn't surprised at all.
She simply listened, without a hint of refutation...
Seeing her still so quiet, Gao Ran's expression turned heavy. He took out a cigarette from his pocket, lit it, and inhaled deeply. "You probably still don't know the reason behind his disappearance seven years ago, do you? Why he didn't contact you or come back to the country?"
Listening to his words, Huo Mian raised her head to look at Gao Ran. She could sense that he knew of things that she didn't.
"Why?" She should've known that there were other reasons. If Qin Chu loved her so dearly, why didn't he contact her or come back for seven years?