By the time Guan Anlin was transferred from the ICU to the general ward, Chen Yuncheng saw Long Zhanyu in the hospital.
Long Zhanyu didn’t come alone, he also had two colleagues in the ward to take Guan Anlin’s statement.
Chen Yuncheng didn’t go into the ward either and sat down with Long Zhanyu in the corridor outside. He looked at Long Zhanyu and said, “You look like you’ve lost weight.”
“What’s with the exaggeration?” Long Zhanyu leaned back in his chair, playing with a lighter in his hand, “We haven’t seen each other for just a few days.”
Chen Yuncheng observed him carefully, “But you still look pretty good. How is it going with Yu Jie?”
The lighter in Long Zhanyu’s hand ‘clicked’ and lit up. The flame had just ignited, but he quickly let go of his hand and said, “I’m not at liberty to tell you much during the investigation stage of the case, but Yu Jie will definitely not escape. Don’t worry.” He said it lightly now, without mentioning a single word about the fact that he spent almost two whole nights looking for the dashcam records that captured the crime scene.
Having said that, Long Zhanyu remembered something, “You know Wang Yongcheng, right?”
Chen Yuncheng shook his head in a daze.
Long Zhanyu said, “The person who scammed Dr. Ning’s mother of the rent and then ran away, he’s also on the case.”
“Really?” Chen Yuncheng was only slightly surprised.
When Long Zhanyu looked at his expression, he asked, “You’re still not clear about how Guan Anlin fell out with Yu Jie, do you?”
Chen Yuncheng said, “He just came out of the ICU, how can I have the heart to ask him.”
Long Zhanyu said, “It’s because he found out that Wang Yongcheng had a relationship with Yu Jie. So he stalked and secretly photographed Wang Yongcheng, and offended Yu Jie.”
Chen Yuncheng was a little startled, “Yu Jie was trying to kill him just because of this?”
Long Zhanyu raised his head, “There is no surveillance, the surrounding is very dark, and the old van didn’t have a dashcam, and Guan Anlin was the one that hit first.”
Chen Yuncheng looked at him.
Long Zhanyu looked lazily, “At least some eyewitnesses who stood far away saw Guan Anlin raising his hand to hit, whether it was an intentional homicide or an accident or self-defence, who can say for sure.” Here, he paused, “But surveillance doesn’t lie.”
“You said there was no surveillance.”
Long Zhanyu smiled, “As long as one works hard enough, there is no case that cannot be solved.”
Chen Yuncheng didn’t continue to question. He was relieved when Long Zhanyu said Yu Jie couldn’t get away, and he didn’t want to force Long Zhanyu to say more because it was inconvenient for him to reveal more, so he just said, “Guan Anlin was too careless.”
Long Zhanyu turned his head to look at him, “Actually, presumably part of it was because he was doing it for you.
“Probably he wanted to get Yu Jie to withdraw Shu Rong’s money”
Chen Yuncheng stared at the door of the ward in front, “But there was no evidence before that Yu Jie and that Wang Yongcheng were colluding, right?”
Long Zhanyu smiled and said, “But it doesn’t prevent him from thinking this way, he has his simple instincts and they’re pretty accurate.”
After the police had left, Chen Yuncheng opened the door of the ward and went in, and sat down beside Guan Anlin’s bed.
Guan Anlin had just finished giving his statement, and he was a little tired. He lay on the bed and looked up at the IV bottle. He asked Chen Yuncheng, “Will it be over in half an hour?”
Chen Yuncheng answered him, “The nurse said there is another set of medicine.”
Guan Anlin sighed.
Chen Yuncheng looked at him and said nothing.
After a long time, Guan Anlin felt uncomfortable being watched, and asked him, “Why are you looking at me like that?”
Chen Yuncheng did not answer.
Guan Anlin then took the initiative to find a topic to chat with him about and said, “Tonight is Dr. Ning’s night shift again, right?”
Chen Yuncheng nodded.
After Guan Anlin came out of the ICU, he needed a family member to stay in the ward with him to look after him. At first, Guan Anqin insisted on accompanying her brother by herself, but Chen Yuncheng thought that as a young girl, even if they were brothers and sisters, it would still be inconvenient for Guan Anlin if she wanted to go to the bathroom at night, so he asked Guan Anqin to go back at night, and he himself stayed here to keep watch over Guan Anlin.
“Then you can go to sleep with him, you don’t need to keep watch over me here,” Guan Anlin said.
Chen Yuncheng folded his arms on his chest and said to him, “Cut it out.”
“Ugh—” Guan Anlin sighed again, looked up at the IV bottle, and said, “When will this day ever end?”
Chen Yuncheng said, “Do you regret it now? Why didn’t you listen when I told you not to provoke Yu Jie?”
Guan Anlin couldn’t help but want to raise his hand to cover his ears, but the wound would be pulled if he moved his hand. He lifted it up and put it down again, and said with a painful face, “Please let me go, don’t lecture me when I am already like this.”
Chen Yuncheng looked at him and stopped talking.
After a while, Guan Anlin raised his head to look at him and found that his eyes were red, and he was a little flustered, “What’s wrong with you? You’re not crying, are you?”
The ward was a double room, separated by a curtain, and the people in the next bed can still hear their voices.
Chen Yuncheng’s voice was hoarse, “I’m not”
Guan Anlin said to him, “Aren’t I still alive? You can wait for me to die before you cry.”
Chen Yuncheng stomped his foot on the edge of the hospital bed, causing the bed to shake slightly. He gave a rare cold face and spoke sternly, “Cut the crap!”
Guan Anlin said, “Then don’t cry.”
Although Chen Yuncheng’s eyes were still slightly red, he did not shed tears, he just looked at Guan Anlin and repeated, “I’m not crying.” After he said these words, he spoke again in a low voice, “You are my brother, the most important person around me, no one else is that important. Zhou Yan is still locked up in jail, I just want you to live a good life.”
Guan Anlin sneered, “Don’t compare me with Zhou Yan. Besides, how can I be more important to you than Ning Junyan? Stop coaxing me, and live your life properly yourself.”
Maybe it was because he talked too much in the afternoon, which consumed a lot of Guan Anlin’s energy. In the evening, before it was completely dark, Guan Anlin had already fallen asleep on the hospital bed.
Chen Yuncheng greeted the patients and their families in the next bed, turned off the headlights in the ward, and sat by the bed alone. He looked at Guan Anlin quietly through the bedside lamp of the next bed through the middle curtain.
The hospital ward was always filled with the smell of disinfectant, and other things, such as the smell of unconsumed dinner and the smell of a patient who was bedridden for a long time.
Chen Yuncheng looked at Guan Anlin, in fact, he was in a daze. He thought that since Zhou Yan’s son was hospitalised and he met Ning Junyan again, and because he started to go in and out of the hospital frequently, he was almost familiar with these smells.
He hoped that no one around him would be hospitalised anymore, although he would still come here often because Ning Junyan would always be here.
After an unknown amount of time, the door of the ward was gently pushed open. Chen Yuncheng turned his head to look and saw Ning Junyan walking in.
Ning Junyan moved very lightly, pulled a chair and sat down beside Chen Yuncheng, reached out to hold Chen Yuncheng’s hand, and placed it on his lap.
Neither of them spoke.
The patient in the next bed, separated by a curtain, was chatting quietly with his mother who was nursing him. They probably hadn’t noticed that there was an extra person in the ward at this time.
Chen Yuncheng gently rested his head on Ning Junyan’s shoulder.
Ning Junyan lowered his head, first kissed Chen Yuncheng’s forehead, and then kissed his lips.
Chen Yuncheng was suddenly panicked and subconsciously looked at Guan Anlin who was sleeping soundly on the hospital bed, and then at the shadows of the two people on the next bed on the curtain.
Ning Junyan was dissatisfied that Chen Yuncheng was not paying attention, and raised his hand to pinch his chin, making Chen Yuncheng only look at him.
This sneaky kiss lasted for more than a minute before Ning Junyan let go of him, and kissed him on the cheek again in satisfaction.
Chen Yuncheng breathed a sigh of relief and clenched Ning Junyan’s hand firmly.
After a while, Chen Yuncheng said softly to Ning Junyan, “Long Zhanyu came over today and told me that Guan Anlin must go to investigate Yu Jie. In fact, he wants to help your mother get her money back.”
When he spoke, the bed next door was quiet for a while, but soon the voice of chatting continued.
They all spoke so softly to each other that it was almost impossible to hear what the other was saying.
Ning Junyan’s expression was very calm, obviously, he didn’t care much about this matter, he said, “It’s not necessary.”
Chen Yuncheng grabbed his hand, “For me and Guan Anlin, it’s a lot of money.”
“It’s not a matter of more money or less money,” Ning Junyan said, “it’s not worth risking your life for the money.”
Chen Yuncheng’s eyes fell on Guan Anlin’s sleeping face, “He did it for me.”
Ning Junyan was a little unhappy. After a while, he asked Chen Yuncheng, “Do you think my mother’s attitude towards you is important?”
Chen Yuncheng didn’t answer directly but said, “Maybe I care more about the family relationship. The more I lack something, the more people care about it. It doesn’t matter how she treats me. It’s just a pity to break this family relationship. Otherwise, why would I have pushed you back then, how much better it would have been if I had dragged you along with me.”
“That person1referring to his mom,” Ning Jun said slowly, “is difficult.”
Chen Yuncheng knew in his heart, “I’m not important, what’s important is you and her.”
Ning Junyan put his lips on his forehead, “No, you are important. If you think it is important, I will do it.”
Chen Yuncheng looked up at him, suddenly his emotions surged, he put his arms around the back of his neck and wanted to kiss him. At this time, the chair under him also moved slightly, making a slight sound as it rubbed against the ground.
He was startled, and immediately raised his head to look at the curtain. He saw that there was no movement from the people behind the curtain. He breathed a sigh of relief when he realised that Guan Anlin, who was lying on the hospital bed, had woken up at some point.
Chen Yuncheng immediately let go of Ning Junyan’s hand.
Ning Junyan looked at Guan Anlin calmly.
Guan Anlin looked disgusted, moved his body with difficulty, and said, “Are you guys not bothered? Get out of my ward!”
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