Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Hearing her grandfather’s voice, she removed the wet towel from her eyes and looked at him.
“Grandfather! Grandfather, are you awake now? How are you feeling? Are you uncomfortable anywhere?” Yun Bixue’s voice was filled with anxiety and worry.
She felt sad and guilty. Because of her, her grandfather became like this. She was too careless and greedy. Now, as long as her grandfather was alright, she wouldn’t be greedy and ask for anything else.
Old Master Yun slowly opened his eyes and looked at Yun Bixue. Again, he muttered, “Yuqin, Yuqin… Where’s Chenghai?” Yun Bixue resembled her mother. In his confusion, Old Master Yun mistakenly took her for her mother.
Yun Bixue’s heart ached. She could tell that her grandfather was calling her parents’ names. Her eyes rimmed in red once again as tears streamed down her face. “Grandfather, it’s me. I’m Bixue! Look closely at me.”
After hearing Yun Bixue’s voice, he slowly recovered from his trance. His face reflected the emptiness he felt. After a moment, his expression shifted, and disappointment showed in his face—he was genuinely looking forward to seeing his son and daughter-in-law.
He really thought that they had come back, but it was only an illusion. He couldn’t put into words how empty and sorrowful his heart felt.
Xie Limo held Grandfather’s hands as he said in a soothing voice, “Grandfather, I’ve already got the Xie family members to search for them. There’s no news of them in Hainan, which means that they must still be alive. As long as we search meticulously, we will definitely be able to find them.”
Xie Limo’s steady and resolute voice calmed the tension in Old Master Yun’s heart.
Now that Old Master Yun was awake, Yun Bixue called the doctor over. The latter did different kinds of checks on him before hooking him on to another IV drip.
Aunt Zhou sat quietly by the side as she took care of Old Master Yun. Her heart ached immensely for him, but there was nothing she could do either.
When the doctor left, Old Master Yun felt tired and fell asleep again. When he woke up later and talked for a while, Yun Bixue could feel that her grandfather wanted to go home.
After discussing this with Xie Limo, they both agreed that Grandfather’s body could no longer stand the stress.
Xie Limo arranged for a specially equipped ambulance team to send Grandfather back to Ning An City. They followed behind the ambulance as they drove back home.
Looking at the scenery of Xiangnan from the car window, Yun Bixue felt a little disappointed. The other day, she came with a hopeful heart, but today, she had to carry a heavy one back.
Farewell, Xiangnan. She had no idea if she would come back here again.
Xie Limo wrapped his arm around her shoulders while holding her hand with his other hand. “We’ll come back again, and this time, your parents will be with you.”
Somehow, as long as it was something Xie Limo said, she would believe in it. She leaned on his shoulders and closed her eyes as the wind caressed her. It felt as though the future would be blindingly bright.
When they arrived in Ning An City, they arranged for her grandfather to be sent to the best hospital.
Perhaps this experience had also changed Old Master Yun’s way of thinking. He could see Bixue every day, but he missed his other granddaughter, Bilu, dearly. He himself had no idea how much time he had left.
“Grandfather, when you get better, I’ll take you to Country E to visit Bilu. We can take the private jet. I’m sure she’ll be very surprised and happy to see you.”
A bright light flashed across his eyes. Thinking about his future travel to Country E to see Bilu, his mood improved significantly. He had always felt sorry towards Bilu ever since she went overseas—he couldn’t take care of her because of the distance.
Looking at the bright gleam in her grandfather’s eyes, Yun Bixue said, “Grandfather, I haven’t told you yet, but I have good news. Bilu has a boyfriend now.” She wanted to surprise her grandfather, that was why she didn’t tell him at first. However, she wanted to cheer him up so he could have something to look forward to.