Chapter 18

       After Xi Feng went back, he fell ill. He has been healthy since he was a child, and he didn’t even catch a cold when he went swimming in the river in winter. This time, he didn’t know what was going on. The night after getting off the plane, he felt cold and dizzy.

       The next day, he was supposed to go back to the company for work. He woke up in the morning still feeling sore all over, so he called for sick leave.

       From yesterday until now, he hasn’t bought cold medicine, and he always felt that he might get better when he sleeps again.

       He slept until the afternoon. He was wrapped in a quilt and sweated. He felt a little better, and the phone on the bedside suddenly rang.

       Xi Feng grabbed the phone and found that the call was from He Yunsheng. He was a bit excited. When he answered the phone, his hand shook, and he almost dropped his cell phone under the bed. He had no choice but to hold it firmly to his face, and answered nervously, “Hello?”

       He Yunsheng’s voice can be heard, “Are you at home?”

       Xi Feng said quickly, “Yes.”

       He Yunsheng then asked him, “Can you get up in bed?”

       Xi Feng replied, “No problem. It’s not too serious.”

       He Yunsheng said, “Then come and open the door for me.”

       Xi Feng froze for a moment. He suddenly jumped out of the bed, and it was followed by a burst of muscle soreness. He got out of bed and found that he was only wearing a pair of underwear all over his body. He didn’t want He Yunsheng to feel disgusted, so he quickly put on his pajama shirt and pants.

       During this process, he kept moving hurriedly, afraid that He Yunsheng was impatient when waiting and left directly.

       Fortunately, when he trotted to open the door, He Yunsheng was still standing outside.

       He Yunsheng heard his footsteps running out of the bedroom and said, “It seems you are okay.”

       Xi Feng immediately couldn’t help coughing twice, and said to He Yunsheng: “Are you here to see me? Come in and sit down.”

       He Yunsheng had indeed come to see him specifically. When He Yunsheng heard that Xi Feng was sick and did not come to work today, he started to feel a little restless. In fact, he should be a little more ruthless, but he knew that after graduating from college, Xi Feng worked in this city alone, with no relatives or close friends, and recently even no girlfriend.

       It would be inexcusable to say that Xi Feng’s illness had nothing to do with him. Now he is sick and lying at home alone with no one to visit him. It’s too pitiful.

       So after leaving work in the afternoon, He Yunsheng came over. He just wanted to make sure that Xi Feng was still alive, and able to come out of his bed, then he could leave without worry.

  But Xi Feng didn’t want to just let him leave. After seeing He Yunsheng, he felt weak and dizzy, and his voice became hoarse and he even coughed. He invited He Yunsheng to the living room to sit down, and then he held the wall to the kitchen to pour water for He Yunsheng.

       “Stop moving around,” He Yunsheng said, putting the plastic bag he was holding on the coffee table in the living room, “I bought you some cold medicine.”

       Xi Feng raised his hand and pressed his stomach. He said, “I haven’t eaten anything for a day. Maybe I need to eat something to stuff my stomach before I dare to take the medicine.”

       He Yunsheng did not speak.

       Seeing that it was still early, Xi Feng thought that He Yunsheng must have come over as soon as he got off work, so he asked, “Have you eaten? Should I order takeaway to eat together?” He asked cautiously, afraid that He Yunsheng would reject him.

       He Yunsheng who heard the cautious tone and anxiety in his voice sighed secretly, and said, “Okay.”

       Xi Feng ordered takeout with his mobile phone, then sat down on the sofa, looked at He Yunsheng, and said, “I thought you wouldn’t come to see me.”

       He Yunsheng said in his hoarse and low voice, “I was afraid that you would die alone at home.”

       Hearing these words, Xi Feng couldn’t help but feel a little lonely. Usually, it wasn’t so bad, but once he was sick or alone, that lonely feeling would be particularly obvious.

       He Yunsheng continued, “So that’s why I decided to come and take a look.”

       Xi Feng said, “Thank you.”

       It is rare for the two of them to be calm and peaceful. The sick Xi Feng does not have that overbearing forcefulness. He Yunsheng also feels that he can talk to him normally, so he said, “Xi Feng, I still want to say a few words to you.”

       Xi Feng suddenly became nervous. He raised his head and looked around, trying to find something else to interrupt the current conversation, but he couldn’t find anything to avoid the situation.

       He Yunsheng didn’t want him to avoid it, even more said, “This will be the last time. I’m seriously telling you that I don’t have any thoughts about you. I hope you won’t come to pester me in the future.”

       Xi Feng lowered his head and did not answer.

       He Yunsheng added, “I’m in a relationship.”

       When Xi Feng heard these words, he looked up at him in shock.

       He Yunsheng’s expression was still very calm, “We came back yesterday. After getting off the plane, I went to see my friend. He confessed to me and I agreed.”

       “Who is it?” Xi Feng couldn’t help asking.

       He Yunsheng said, “You don’t know him, I was introduced to him by Cong Yu. We have been seeing each other occasionally before. We just confirmed our relationship last night.”

       Xi Feng didn’t know how his expression was, but he believed that his face must looked very bad because He Yunsheng frowned slightly when he looked at him as if he was a little worried.

       The more he talked, the more He Yunsheng seemed to annoy him. Xi Feng knew in his heart, but he couldn’t restrain his impulse. He asked, “Do you love him?”

       Since He Yunsheng started this topic, he was mentally prepared, and he replied, “I like him.”

       Xi Feng wanted to find some evidence in his words to comfort himself and said, “Then it’s not love.”

       He Yunsheng said, “But I like to be with him, at least I’m not bothered by him.”

       Yes, his own existence even bothered He Yunsheng. Xi Feng thought to himself, what confidence does he have to care about whether He Yunsheng is enough to love that person?

       At that moment, Xi Feng suddenly felt that the bridge of his nose felt sore and his eyes were a bit painful. He thought this must be because he had a cold. His nose kept running, and now his eyes were hot and he was about to shed tears. It’s not the first time that he was heartbroken. He has been rejected by a girl he likes more than once. Every time he has experienced pain but recovers quickly. It’s the same this time. No matter what happens, it will pass, and he will get better slowly, and then he can consider the next relationship. He won’t cry for this kind of thing.

       He said to He Yunsheng, “I wish you happiness.”

       He Yunsheng nodded, “Thank you.”

       The takeaway was delivered. The warm scene of two people having dinner together that Xi Feng had expected became silent and bitter. He Yunsheng also answered a phone call during dinner, probably because he had an appointment with someone else at night.

       Xi Feng held back this time and didn’t ask him who he was. After the meal, he quietly packed up the lunch box and put it in the plastic bag.

       He Yunsheng stood up and threw the lunch box away when he was ready to leave. He walked to the door of the room, hesitated, and turned back to Xi Feng and said, “Take your medicine and call me if things get bad at night.”

       Xi Feng stood in the living room, nodded slightly, and said, “Okay.”

  When He Yunsheng left, Xi Feng poured a cup of warm water, counted the pills, and ate according to the instructions. He sat in the living room in a daze for a while and felt that the effect of the cold medicine was starting to take effect, and he became drowsy again, so he got up and went back to the bedroom. He lay down and continued to sleep.

       After all, he has good health. After taking cold medicine and sleeping one night, Xi Feng was no longer dizzy and weak the next morning. He only had a runny nose, but his whole spirit had completely recovered.

  He didn’t meet He Yunsheng when he went back to work, and he didn’t meet him for the next week. However, another thing came up. The head of the human resource department talked to him and said that the company wanted to transfer him to the branch in Chongfeng City, and asked his personal opinion.

       Xi Feng sat in the human resources office, and for a moment he felt that the air conditioner was fully turned on. He pulled his tie, and after a reaction time of about five seconds, he replied, “I don’t think there is a problem.”

       This is not his hometown. He had no relatives, no friends, no lovers, and only some painful memories. He could not think of any reason why he had to insist on staying.

  He knew that the company attaches great importance to the business development of Chongfeng City. The young people who have moved the past are all young people who want to work hard in the past to create a new sky. At that time, he would be more tired, but his life would become more meaningful.

       After making this decision, Xi Feng mustered up the courage to make a phone call to He Yunsheng, wanting to invite him to have one last meal before leaving the city.

       He Yunsheng agreed.

  The place where Xi Feng invited him to eat was the Chinese restaurant where the two of them ate for the first time. Xi Feng went to the restaurant first that afternoon. He even remembered the window seat where he and He Yunsheng were sitting, so he went over and sat down, staring at the empty chair across from him.

       There seems to be a feeling like a world away.

  He Yunsheng had worked overtime because of his work and came in a hurry after finishing the things in his hand. He noticed Xi Feng as soon as he came in and said while walking towards him, “Sorry, I was in a hurry to catch up with a report just now, so I was half an hour late.”

       Xi Feng smiled at He Yunsheng and said, “It’s okay, please sit down.”

       He Yunsheng sat down, tidied his hair and glasses, and then asked Xi Feng, “I heard you are going to Chongfeng City?”

       Xi Feng nodded once and spoke in a solemn tone, “I’m leaving here.”


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1 Comment

  1. Meme

    I feel really sad for the MC bc I feel he can b forgiven for his earlier actions due to such a drastic change in his life so I’m feeling very complicated also

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