Chapter 42

       Chen Yuncheng looked at the elevator that was going up.

       At this time, he had no idea on which floor Zhou Yan would leave the lift, and there was a high chance that he would miss Zhou Yan whether he went upstairs or downstairs in pursuit.

       The only thing he could be sure of was that Zhou Yan had already arrived at the hospital and would definitely see his child tonight.

       Chen Yuncheng turned around and walked towards the stairwell.

       He was very restless. The police came to look for Gu Yaojia twice today, and the man in the corridor was most likely targeting Zhou Yan. Just like Gu Yaojia’s keen intuition, if it was only for that car theft case, so many police officers should not have been suddenly dispatched to ambush Zhou Yan. What else had happened?

       Chen Yuncheng recalled the flashy feeling of being watched when he closed the shop today. At first, he thought it was someone Long Zhanyu had found to keep an eye on him outside to prevent Zhang Wenyong from making trouble again, but now that he thought about it, it must not be that simple; maybe the person watching him was also here for Zhou Yan.

       If Zhou Yan was in Chongfeng, apart from his wife and son, the only person he would contact was Chen Yuncheng.

       Chen Yuncheng leaned against the wall, took out his phone and turned off the sound, and then sent a message to Long Zhanyu: “Officer Long, have you been busy lately?” He didn’t mention Zhou Yan directly and wanted to get some words from Long Zhanyu.

       After sending the message, Chen Yuncheng stuffed his phone back into his pocket. He calmed himself down and waited. After a while, he heard light footsteps coming down the stairs.

       Chen Yuncheng changed the direction so that the person going downstairs couldn’t easily see him. When the person reached the nearest flight of stairs and looked over, Chen Yuncheng called his name, “Zhou Yan.”

       Zhou Yan turned around and ran upstairs.

       Chen Yuncheng chased after him, lowered his voice and shouted, “Why the hell are you running!”

       Zhou Yan only focused on going upstairs and didn’t say anything at all.

       Chen Yuncheng’s sprained foot was almost healed, but now that he had to suddenly exerted force, the pain began to linger again after two flights of stairs. He didn’t slow down but said, “Where can you run to? Stop right there!”

       If he continued running further up, he could only face the locked entrance to the top floor. Zhou Yan had no way to avoid Chen Yuncheng unless he ran through the ward to the other side of the stairs, but going through the ward would certainly cause a commotion, and he was unwilling to take the risk. After Chen Yuncheng chased him up the four floors, Zhou Yan stopped. He leaned against the wall and turned around, saying, “Cheng ge.” as he gasped for breath.

       Chen Yuncheng was also slightly out of breath, stopped to look at him, “Done running?”

       Zhou Yan glanced up and down, the whole stairwell was quiet, and there were only the two of them. He sounded a bit anxious and said, “Stop chasing me, I just want to see Jiajia and the child.”

       Chen Yuncheng said, “Do you know that the child had undergone surgery?”

       Zhou Yan froze for a moment, “What did you just say? Where did you get the money for the surgery?”

       Chen Yuncheng leaned on the handrail of the stairs, “I borrowed it from someone, and I will find a way to pay it back, just think of it as something you owe me and pay me back slowly.”

       Zhou Yan took a step down and got closer to Chen Yuncheng. He asked in disbelief, “Did the operation go well? When can the child be discharged from the hospital?”

       Chen Yuncheng said, “It went quite well. The doctor said the child still needs to be observed for a while.”

       Zhou Yan pressed his body against the wall, pulled down the mask slightly, and panted as if greatly relieved.

       Chen Yuncheng said to him, “Follow me and surrender.”

       Zhou Yan looked at him and said nothing.

       Chen Yuncheng said, “In your current situation, if you take the initiative to surrender and confess, and go to court to ask the judge for a favor, you might be able to get a suspended sentence.”

       Zhou Yan put the mask back on, and he walked towards Chen Yuncheng, until he stood in front of Chen Yuncheng, and asked, “Is it possible?”

       Chen Yuncheng said to him, “Of course it’s possible. Problems can always be solved. Only running away from them solves nothing.”

       Zhou Yan lowered his head and said softly, “Cheng ge, I’m sorry.”

       Chen Yuncheng said, “Don’t aplogize to me, apologize to Jiajia and the child.” After he said that, he saw that Zhou Yan was still standing there and stretched out his hand to grab his arm, “Follow me.”

       However, what Chen Yuncheng didn’t expect was that Zhou Yan dodged. Instead of letting Chen Yuncheng grab his arm, he pushed Chen Yuncheng hard. Chen Yuncheng was standing on the stairs but he was pushed back half a step and tripped and fell on the stairs.

       Zhou Yan ran downstairs and said, “I’m sorry, I’m really sorry!”

       Chen Yuncheng stood up, and did not continue to chase Zhou Yan, he just leaned over the staircase railing and shouted in a low voice towards Zhou Yan who had already gone down a flight of stairs, “Someone is keeping watch of you outside the ward!”

       Zhou Yan’s footsteps obviously paused for a moment and then continued to run downstairs.

       Chen Yuncheng heard his footsteps getting farther and farther away and sat down on the stairs, somewhat exhausted. He had selfish intentions and hoped that Zhou Yan could be brought to surrender so that there would be a greater possibility of probation. But he didn’t understand why Zhou Yan ran away after hearing what he said. Where could he go? Was he going to hide out for the rest of his life?

       He sat quietly for two minutes, took out the phone in his pocket, and saw a missed call two seconds ago, it was from Ning Junyan, and he almost hung up just now. There was also an unread message from Long Zhan Yu replying to his WeChat.

       Chen Yuncheng called Ning Junyan back.

       The phone was connected quickly, and Ning Junyan’s voice rang out in the quiet environment, “Are you okay?”

       Chen Yuncheng said: “I’m fine. I’m here to visit Zhou Yan’s child.”

       Ning Junyan didn’t ask what he was doing just now but just asked, “Am I disturbing you?”

       “Not disturbing,” Chen Yuncheng said hastily, There was a temporary matter just now, but it has been taken care of now.”

       Ning Junyan asked, “Have you left?”

       Chen Yuncheng said: “Not yet. I’m still in the hospital.”

       “Okay,” Ning Junyan hung up the phone.

       Chen Yuncheng clicked on Long Zhanyu’s WeChat again, and saw that he replied with a voice note. Long Zhanyu’s voice was lazy, “Just working on that case of yours, those three suspects have a clue.”

       “Can you find out the relationship between them and Zhang Wenyong?” Chen Yuncheng typed, then put the phone back in his pocket, got up and walked down the stairs.

       He knew that Zhou Yan would definitely not go to the ward to see the child tonight, but he didn’t know if more ambushes were waiting for Zhou Yan in the hospital. If the police wanted to arrest him, the hospital must have focused on surveillance, so perhaps his whereabouts had already been revealed.

       No matter what, Chen Yuncheng wanted to go back and talk to Gu Yaojia again.

       As he passed through the corridor, the man sitting by the hospital bed looked up at him again, but Chen Yuncheng didn’t meet his gaze and went directly into the ward.

       It was already late, and it was quite quiet beside the other beds, no one was talking.

       Gu Yaojia was a little surprised to see him come back.

       Chen Yuncheng pulled up the curtain around the hospital bed, leaving only a slit to see the direction of the ward’s door. In a relatively closed environment, he whispered to Gu Yaojia, “Zhou Yan will find a way to find you these two days,. Tell him to surrender or ask him to come to me, understand?”

       Gu Yaojia was made a little nervous by the atmosphere, she nodded and reached out to grab Chen Yuncheng’s hand and asked, “What is going on?”

       Chen Yuncheng was about to answer her when he suddenly noticed that the ward door was pushed open. He fell silent, looked up at the door, and saw Ning Junyan in a white coat coming in from outside.

       At that moment, Chen Yuncheng was a little dazed and thought out of nowhere: My Ms.Perfect is here.

       In the next moment, Ning Junyan had already walked over, raised his hand and opened the curtain around the hospital bed.

       Gu Yaojia was still holding Chen Yuncheng’s hand.

       Chen Yuncheng immediately retracted his hand.

       Gu Yaojia also saw Ning Junyan at this time. She quickly stood up and said, “Doctor Ning, you’re here?”

       Ning Junyan nodded and asked, “Is the child okay?”

       Gu Yaojia said, “She hasn’t been checked in at night yet, and she’s in pretty good shape during the day today.”

       “That’s good,” Ning Junyan said, walked to the bed and looked at the sleeping child, and then said to Gu Yaojia, “If there’s anything you need help with, you can tell me.”

       Gu Yaojia nodded, “Thank you very much.”

       Then Ning Junyan turned to look at Chen Yuncheng, “What about you?”

       Chen Yuncheng was taken aback by his question and wasn’t quite sure how to answer, “I …… what?”

       Ning Junyan’s tone was very gentle, “Are you done with your business?”

       Chen Yuncheng said, “Oh, it’s already done.”

       Ning Junyan nodded and said to him, “There was an emergency surgery this afternoon, and it just finished shortly after.”

       Chen Yuncheng thought about Ning Junyan’s words and asked him, “So you haven’t eaten yet?”

       Ning Junyan said, “Not yet.”

       Chen Yuncheng quickly said, “Let me eat dinner with you.”

       Ning Junyan looked at him for a while before saying, “Okay.” Then Ning Junyan said to Gu Yaojia, “Then we’ll leave first.”

       Gu Yaojia nodded, “Okay, Doctor Ning, Cheng ge, take care.”

       Chen Yuncheng left the ward with Ning Junyan. Ning Junyan walked quickly, and Chen Yuncheng unconsciously tried to catch up with Ning Junyan behind him.

       The pace was too fast, and Chen Yuncheng’s sprained foot was hurting slightly. If one didn’t look carefully, one wouldn’t have noticed that he was walking in an awkward position.

       But Ning Junyan found out and asked him, “Isn’t your foot almost healed?”

       Chen Yuncheng said, “Yes, do you want to slow down a little?”

       Ning Junyan didn’t answer but obviously slowed down after that.

Support the author by buying author other works and/or giving some jades here~
(note that there are several guides to maneuver in gongzicp or you can just google translate the page. Payment can be made with Apple pay method)

We have a discord server for those who want to receive an update ping and various announcements~
Join here ^^

Check out bean’s new novel here!
and her original novel about a sly cute dragon here~
Check out the other hoeni’s work here~
Check out the angst novel I co-tl with my friend here~

And please buy me some kofi if you like the translation~

Also leave some ratings if you like this series here~

1 Comment

  1. Ketkai

    Arghhh Xiao Zhou is always making mc work hard 😅 mc must’ve owed him much in their past life sksksksks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2024

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑