Chapter 17- We have no chance


Back at Qi Yun’s villa in the suburbs, Xing Zhongwan looked at the familiar building and hummed, “Sure enough, the hearts of people who are able to do great things are also filled with compassion.”


No. 3 got out of the car curtly and opened the door for her boss. Qi Yun’s secretary, who was sitting in the passenger seat, wanted to help his boss out of the car so he quickly hurried over but soon retracted his hand as he stood on the side of the car, unmoving.


Xing Zhongwan looked coldly at Qi Yun who was sitting in the car motionlessly, ignoring his secretary’s help, “Get out of the car by yourself or you can sleep in the car tonight.”


Apparently, after listening to Xing Zhongwan’s words, Qi Yun slowly lowered his head and got out of the car before looking at Xing Zhongwan with a melancholic expression. Xing Zhongwan ignored him, “And someone go get a driver to send me back.”


Qi Yun’s secretary smiled widely until his eyes almost disappeared, “Look at the time, isn’t it too late now? Why don’t you just rest here for the night?”


Xing Zhongwan was just about to refuse when No. 3 on the side pointed to his face, “Boss, your complexion is not very good, you should rest.”


Xing Zhongwan looked at Qi Yun who was about to speak, “Don’t say a word.”


No. 3 took her phone and looked at the itinerary carefully, “Boss, there will be a video conference at 6 o’clock tomorrow in the morning. I suggest that you sleep for 4 hours now. If you rush back, you won’t have time to rest tonight.”


Xing Zhongwan has a very thorough understanding of the principle that the body is a vital asset for capital gains. He followed it very thoroughly and pointed to Qi Yun’s secretary, “Lead the way.”


Because of the pain, Qi Yun pursed his pale lips, “Your room is still here.”


Xing Zhongwan obviously did not listen to him and looked at No. 3. He was not going to spare Qi Yun any looks.


Qi Yun looked at Xing Zhongwan’s unsympathetic back and couldn’t help laughing. His Wanwan’s temper was still so explosive.


The furnishings in the villa did not change much. The servant took No. 3 to the guest room on the first floor and Xing Zhongwan ordered her to send their location to No. 4 to pick them up early in the morning.


Xing Zhongwan massaged his sore neck. All the servants in this house had been replaced. Xing Zhongwan, who took a glass of water from the servant and wanted to drink it but suddenly stopped as some bad memories started flooding into his heart, Xing Zhongwan put the water glass on the table aside just as Qi Yun came in to see this scene. His footsteps stopped and his heart felt complicated. If some things were fundamentally wrong, they were wrong. No amount of apology will fix it. He personally destroyed Xing Zhongwan’s trust in him. Though, he doesn’t blame it on others, at least he wants a chance to make up for it.


When Xing Zhongwan turned around and saw Qi Yun looking at him at the door, he raised his eyebrows, “I thought you wouldn’t step into this place again. You shouldn’t have any good memories of this place. I didn’t expect you to still live here. Is it in order to always remind yourself of that time so you will never stop taking revenge on the ones who caused your suffering?”


Qi Yun’s heart ached when he heard it and he exhaled slowly, “You know the reason, Wanwan.”


Xing Zhongwan yawned, “I don’t know.”


Xing Zhongwan didn’t want to hear any nonsense about how he still lived here because of his past traces.


Xing Zhongwan was really tired so he turned and went up the stairs. Qi Yun took two steps forward but didn’t dare to hold him, “Wanwan, you understand what I mean. I won’t ask you to forgive me, but can you give me a chance to start over?”


Xing Zhongwan stopped and slowly turned his head back. Under the bright light of the villa, his chiseled facial features were so beautiful and it made others tremble.


“Another chance? What sort of second chance do you want? As the youngest speaker and the most popular candidate in this election, towards the heir to the largest royal media group of country X. Where did this chance between you and me come from? Qi Yun, I don’t like men and it’s the same for you. Even if it is possible, our family history showed that we could barely be in an amicable friendship. Let’s not even consider the rest.”


Qi Yun looked down at his hands that were shaking slightly, “Wanwan, do you still remember when we were in Jiangnan and what you said?” 


His wound hurts a lot, but it didn’t compare to this heartache.


What Xing Zhongwan said was simply true, Qi Yun couldn’t think of any words to refute him. The obstacles standing between him and Wanwan were just too much. But even so, he could still find a way to solve all those difficulties. What he couldn’t control was his heart that was filled with Wanwan.


Xing Zhongwan put his hands on the back of his neck. The handrails of the stairs have been renovated. It would be nice if people’s memory could also be reset.


“I don’t even want to think about you, let alone what I just mentioned. That’s it, good night.”


Xing Zhongwas went towards his room and the footsteps disappeared. Qi Yun raised his head. His face was so somber and no one could tell what he was thinking.


The secretary tried to persuade him to rest early as Qi Yun stared at the stairs in a daze until his legs became numb. He then said, “Isn’t he kind?”


It took a while for the secretary to understand that he was talking about Xing Zhongwan, “He has a prominent family background, but is not pretentious. He is popular for participating charities and has established several charitable funds. Although he is very fierce to you every time, he isn’t malicious. The young madam…he’s really kind.”


“I really love him, no matter what his status is. Just become normal friends? With our identities, I’m afraid even being ordinary friends will bring us criticism. Don’t look at him when he’s being mean to me, you haven’t seen him when he’s really angry. That’s when he is really scary. Sometimes I really miss those days when I was disabled. When I didn’t have a healthy body, he was always by my side. Those days, I was not the current Qi Yun, and he was not the current Xing Zhongwan.”


Qi Yun held his forehead. He was dizzy after many days of fatigue. He didn’t mean to pretend to be pitiful in front of Xing Zhongwan, it’s just that his body that had been under so much pressure and was tired for so many years really couldn’t hold it anymore.


Xing Zhongwan opened the door to the room on the second floor. The guest room has not changed at all. He opened the cabinet and there were a few sets of his clothes inside. Xing Zhongwan walked to the window. Even five years later, the scenery outside the window was still so desolate.


The heating in the room was fully turned on, but Xing Zhongwan still felt a little cold. He couldn’t remember the first time he stepped into this room. He raised his head and looked at the yellowed ceiling. Those workers were really careless in doing things. They’ve renovated every room but this one. His eyes suddenly stopped at Qi Yun’s room upstairs.


Xing Zhongwan had always slept well. Although he resented the unexpected overnight stay, his easy-going personality allowed him to fall asleep quickly. If it wasn’t for the sudden loud noise from upstairs… Xing Zhongwan got up from the bed in annoyance when it sounded again. Was someone upstairs trying to demolish the house? Zhongwan was completely awake. Was everyone in this villa dead? Did nobody go upstairs to check out why it was so loud?


Xing Zhongwan opened the door angrily and went up the stairs only to see a few servants standing at the front of the stairs but not wanting to go inside. Xing Zhongwan frowned, “What are you all doing? Is it productive to just stand on the stairs?


An older woman dressed like a housekeeper said, “Master won’t let us into his room.”


Xing Zhongwan snorted, this damned habit of his. He was not about to bother with it, but before he had time to turn around and go downstairs, there was another loud noise. Xing Zhongwan turned around and strode over to open the door. Sure enough, it was Qi Yun who had fallen to the ground and he was struggling to get up.


Xing Zhongwan helped him to stand up and saw that there was blood on his beige clothes. He was frightened and immediately lifted it. There was blood oozing out of the bandages. He quickly helped the person to the bed and lifted the gauze bandages. Luckily the stitches weren’t torn open. If this needed to be re-stitched again, Xing Zhongwan felt that the doctor would really chew Qi Yun out.


He looked around at the books and chairs that were tossed up all over the place. There were also open files and computers on the desk. It was obvious that this person had been working late.


Xing Zhongwan rubbed his temples, which were aching from lack of sleep and excessive fright, “Do you not want your life anymore?”


Qi Yun felt distressed, “Did I wake you up? I got a little dizzy and fell, but I couldn’t get up all of a sudden…”


Xing Zhongwan touched his forehead, “You have a fever.”


Qi Yun was stunned, but involuntarily put his hand on the back of Xing Zhongwan’s hand, “It’s okay.” Xing Zhongwan pulled away and walked to the door to tell a maid to call a doctor.


He then leaned against the door and crossed his arms on his chest before looking around the room that he used to be very familiar with. There were no major changes, just an extra desk. His eyes swept across the wall opposite the window and a framed marriage application made Xing Zhongwan’s eyes widen. He walked over slowly. Qi Yun, what are you doing? You even framed this kind of thing and hung it on the wall? Aren’t you afraid of it being seen? Or are you too confident that it will not be used as a newspaper headline?


“I never once considered it to be fake.” Qi Yun’s soft words came from behind. Xing Zhongwan turned around as the pale man smiled at him. Qi Yun’s very beautiful appearance made Xing Zhongwan freeze on the spot. It was as if someone was playing drums in his head.


Qi Yun had a fever, but fortunately it was not too severe so he only needed to take some paracetamol. He was still anxiously looking at Xing Zhongwan. Xing Zhongwan was indecisive, he didn’t know whether to leave or stay.


In particular, Qi Yun’s secretary also revealed to him that Qi Yun’s insomnia was very serious and he has not slept well for a long time.


The hopefulness in his eyes seemed to tell him that he was better than any other sleeping pill.


Xing Zhongwan had no choice but to pull up a chair and sit beside Qi Yun’s bed. He couldn’t sit still. How should he go about this? He simply picked up a book from Qi Yun’s bookshelf and looked at it a bit, yawning while reading the pages. He was really tired.


He looked at the book as Qi Yun looked at him. “Go back to sleep, I’ll be fine.”


Xing Zhongwan was too lazy to pay attention to him. Do you think I can’t hear the sad tone in your voice? If I really go back, you’ll be pissed off in bed all by yourself. If I leave now, everyone all over the villa will look at me with a desperate expression as if I have abused you. I shouldn’t have come back with you!


Xing Zhongwan looked at the book as his mind became drowsier and he quickly fell asleep with the book and his back on the chair.


Qi Yun quietly got up, moved him to the bed and covered him with the quilt.


He watched him beside the bed for a long time as Xing Zhongwan was asleep. Qi Yun then stretched out his hand and carefully traced his face.


He didn’t dare to get on the bed, but he didn’t want to leave.


When Xing Zhongwan was awake, he never showed a good expression towards him. His gentle and peaceful appearance was only available while he was asleep. This fact made Qi Yun’s restless heart sink further.


Holding Xing Zhongwan’s hand, Qi Yun sat on the floor next to the bed and leaned against his pillow before closing his eyes and falling asleep.


T/N: Last chapter of volume 2 is 33, so we’re halfway there! Wahoo~


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