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Listening to Yun Bixue’s questions, the woman thought about it carefully. “They said they were going overseas. They didn’t exactly say where, but they said that they would be back after finding their relative.”
After asking these questions, they still didn’t have a rough idea. After all, it had already been more than ten years—it was too far back.
That night, with Xie Limo’s arrangement, they found the case record from the insurance company and the political department.
Yun Bixue looked through the information over and over again, but she did not find any clues.
Old Master Yun stubbornly kept going, looking through the information as well. He stayed awake the entire night without resting.
Yun Bixue stared at the documents till dark circles formed under her eyes. Along with Old Master Yun, they went to ask some elderly people along the beach, but all of them couldn’t remember.
After an entire day and night without any sleep, Old Master Yun was at his limits.
Yun Bixue kept saying, “Grandfather, not finding anything in itself is good news. My parents must be doing well.” When she said this, she didn’t know if those words were for herself or her grandfather.
She wanted to hold on to that hope. She missed her parents so much.
Xie Limo’s heart ached immensely when he saw Yun Bixue suppressing her pain, but he couldn’t share the burden with her. He could only support her silently by putting his hands around her shoulders.
That afternoon, Yun Bixue was scared out of her wits when Old Master Yun fainted. “Grandfather! Grandfather! What’s happening?”
Aunt Zhou gasped. In a shocked voice, she said, “Old Master! Old Master! Don’t scare me!”
Xie Limo called for an ambulance and sent Old Master Yun to the hospital.
The doctor said that he fainted due to stress and fatigue. Since he was very exhausted, he needed to recuperate in a quiet environment and avoid huge emotional disturbances.
Yun Bixue looked at her grandfather lying on the hospital bed and started blaming herself. “It’s all my fault. I shouldn’t have been so reckless and brought Grandfather here. His constitution wouldn’t be able to cope with this kind of stress.” During that time, her nervousness got the best of her. She was too upset and shaken that she neglected to take his health into consideration.
Xie Limo used his fingers to wipe away Yun Bixue’s tears. “Don’t cry. You’re strong, aren’t you? If Grandfather wakes up and sees you crying, he would be upset as well.”
Yun Bixue raised her head and looked at Xie Limo before asking, “Do you think this happened because I was too greedy? Because I wanted my parents to be by my side and be safe, my grandfather became like this…”
Xie Limo covered her mouth. “Don’t spout nonsense. Everything will be fine. You’ll definitely find your parents and Grandfather will lead a long life. Trust me.”
Yun Bixue met his calm and resolute gaze, and somehow, she felt assured. Her panicking heart started to settle down as well.
Xie Limo looked at Yun Bixue’s eyes that were rimmed in red and caressed her head. He went out for a while before bringing in a wet towel for her. “Here, wipe your eyes with this then put it on your face later. If not, your eyes will be swollen tomorrow. If the reporters in Ning An City see you looking like this, they will say that Young Madam Xie became ugly!”
Being teased in this manner by Xie Limo, Yun Bixue couldn’t help but laugh as she accepted the towel from him. She pouted and replied, “I’m not ugly!”
“Alright. If you stop crying, you won’t be ugly. Grandfather will be fine.”
Yun Bixue used the wet towel to wipe her eyes before putting it over them like a mask. The cool and refreshing feeling spread all around her eyes. At that point, her emotions had calmed down as well.
Ever since she heard the news from Old Lady Shen, her heart felt like it was strained tautly like a thin string. If the force was too much, the string would break. Furthermore, staying up all day and night without any sleep, in addition to being in a state of constant anxiety, was something a person wouldn’t be able to stand.
Not only that, her grandfather was already old. He couldn’t withstand these blows.
“Chenghai… Yuqin…” Old Master Yun muttered these names in his sleep. He seemed to be waking up.