Di Fuyi glanced down at her. Although she was flustered, he thought that she looked beautiful. More beautiful than she ever had been. She slept soundly; her drooping eyelashes looked like little fans.
In her slumber, she had lost her agonistic edge and possessed tranquility that resembled that of a child. He bore his pain and put her in his hold; in her subconsciousness, she embraced his waist and went to rest.
Her small face buried in his chest; the heat of her streaming breath fluttered against his body and gave it an unusual warmth.
Di Fuyi could not help himself but peck her on the forehead. Although he could not do anything, he felt content just by holding her in his embrace.
Therefore, he closed his eyes and regulated his breath with her in his hold; his technique was one that was special and the most effective to heal injuries. It was just a few minutes before he noticed something and opened his eyes.
It turns out that Gu Xijiu was already awake. Having confirmed that he was indeed conscious after observing his opened eyes, she heaved a sigh of relief and continued to lie down and murmur, "That's great, you're not unconscious" Before she even finished her sentence she fell asleep again.
Di Fuyi, "..." It seems apparent that his coma the past few days had left quite a scar in her heart; in her distress, she looked as though she was a perturbed child.
He felt soreness in his heart. He stopped regulating his breath at once and instead decided just to hold her serenely and look at her sleeping. If he did not pay attention, she might wake up again.
Just as he expected, Gu Xijiu woke up and looked at him after sleeping a few minutes. Upon finding out that he was awake, she became at ease and continued to sleep.
And just like that, she slept in his arms for about two hours. She had woken up more than ten times in total to check that he was still awake; she had even checked his pulse by reflex.
In the end, Di Fuyi had to promise to her. "Don't worry, before you wake up I won't go to sleep!"
Gu Xijiu slept with more ease. This time she slept slightly longer for about half an hour.
She was much more energetic when she woke up. Of course, her first reaction upon waking was still to check his pulse. Di Fuyi yielded his arm to her obediently and teased. "If this keeps on my wrists might grow calloused because of you".
Gu Xijiu's face slightly reddened; she felt that she might have been a little bit nervous.
She loosened her grip on his wrist and spoke to him in a professional tone, "Your pulse is quite strong. Looks like your recovery is going salubriously!"
Di Fuyi glanced at her. "Look, just tell me. How many days have you already gone without food or sleep?" He diagnosed her pulse just now as well and found it weak - it was clearly a symptom of sleep deprivation and malnutrition.
Gu Xijiu paused for a while. She had been guarding him in his comatose state for the past few days. Although Luo Zhanyu had delivered some meals to her, she never had the appetite to eat more than one or two bites.
She had not felt hungry at all and even had a feeling of discomfort in her chest. Now that Di Fuyi had asked, she was struck by asudden realization and felt her body weakening. She replied idly, "It was just a few. It's good that you're awake. I'll get someone to make you a cup of banana milk juice"
Just when she leaped off the bed and was about to go out, a soft knock sounded on the door. Luo Zhanyu walked in carrying some food.
Upon catching a sudden sight of Di Fuyi, he was both astonished and ecstatic. "Oh, you've woken up!"
He heaved a long sigh. "You've been a coma for a whole four days!"
Di Fuyi looked at Gu Xijiu. Four days? Has she been serving him faithfully by his side for four days?
Although she has already slept for a while, her dark circles were still quite prominent.