Chapter 16: My Heart Beats For You (VII)
Under Jian Chenfeng’s wary and strict gaze, Shang Ke heart-rendingly and tragically welcomed his operation. In this period of time, he had tried to fall off the stairs, slip on soap in the bathroom, fall from the bed to the floor… But reality proved that trying to hit the back of his head was also a skill. The places he injured when he fell were mostly his butt and back; he would be injured all over but the back of his head survived until the day of the operation, even under his numerous “murder attempts”.
Of course, he didn’t forget to fight for his right to participate in extreme sports, but the result was that he was caught and dragged back by Jian Chenfeng every time he escaped. It was as if he had placed an informer in every single club and didn’t leave a single crack for him to squeeze through.
Despite all the things that Shang Ke had done, Jian Chenfeng was not suspicious of him at all. He only knew that Shang Ke’s condition was becoming worse; not only would he frequently feel dizzy and have nausea, his limbs would also become numb and weak, even walking was difficult sometimes. Due to Shang Ke’s worsening condition, Jian Chenfeng had simply moved into Shang Ke’s room and personally attended to him with the utmost care.
Although he had a sharp tongue, when he took action, he was unexpectedly patient.
Shang Ke couldn’t help but think that if he was a woman and had this kind of boyfriend, a life full of happiness and without any trouble would be such a simple thing. In the end, he also stopped torturing himself. If he died, he would just die, there was no need to torment the person by his side, he really couldn’t bear to do that.
He could die, but those that cared for him would feel grief and be sad because over him. His mission was just his mission, Shang Ke didn’t want to turn himself into a heartless madman who courted death.
On the day of the operation, the entire Jiang Family came, along with Jian Chenfeng and Jian Xin.
Shang Ke said to his parents, “Dad, mom, I want to say something to Jian Chenfeng alone.”
Jiang father and mother gave a few looks to Jian Chenfeng, then left the sickroom worrying a bit.
After only they were left in the sickroom, Shang Ke started to speak.
“Jian Chenfeng, if anything happens to me…”
“Nothing unexpected will happen!” Jian Chenfeng half squatted by the bed and tightly gripped his hand and continued, “That is, as long as you don’t suddenly snatch the doctor’s operation knife during the operation and stab it into your own neck.”
Shang Ke was speechless. “Anesthesia is used during the operation, just where will I have the energy to snatch the doctor’s operation knife?”
Jian Chenfeng narrowed his eyes, “So if they didn’t use anesthesia you really were going to snatch it?”
Shang Ke stopped talking. He wondered, was he really such a self-harming person in Jian Chenfeng’s eyes? Alright, from other people’s point of views, he really would look like someone who likes to harm himself…
At this moment, knocks came from the other side of the door. Jiang Donglin reminded from outside, “Yumo, your operation is about to start.”
“I’ll be done in a second,” Shang Ke shouted outside and then said to Jian Chenfeng, “Jian Chenfeng, promise me, if the operation isn’t successful, transplant my heart to Jian Xin. You know her situation is becoming worse.”
“Can you not forget her for a moment?” Jian Chenfeng angrily gritted out, “I can feel that you aren’t completely indifferent to me. Is it because we are both men that you don’t wish to accept me? Jiang Yumo, after your operation, let’s be together.”
Shang Ke gazed at him, thousands of words seemed to be hidden in his eyes before he finally muttered, “Let’s talk about that after the operation.”
Jian Chenfeng’s heart jumped suddenly. He didn’t directly refuse, he really didn’t directly refuse!
However, in the next moment, Shang Ke was pushed into the operation room by the doctor and nurses, and all the others could only wait outside patiently.
Jiang Donglin walked up to Jian Chenfeng, “Chenfeng, come with me for a minute.”
The two men walked towards the window at the end of the corridor and Jiang Donglin asked, “What was that about the heart?”
“What?” Jian Chenfeng raised his head to look up at him,
“I vaguely heard you two mention something about a heart from outside the sickroom.” Jiang Donglin inquired, “Is there something else Yumo is hiding from us?”
Jian Chenfeng looked out the window, faintly muttering, “This matter really shouldn’t be hidden from you guys. Yumo, signed a heart donor agreement, donating his heart to Jian Xin.”
Jiang Donglin became alarmed, “When was this?”
“From around the time when he found out about his brain tumor.”
“What?” Jiang Donglin’s face was completely in shock now, he didn’t expect his younger brother to be hiding such an important thing from them. “Wait, you said from around when he found out about his brain tumor. He just signed the heart donor agreement like that?” If memory served him right, Yumo’s condition worsening was all because of him. Before that, his situation was much more steady, the success rate of the operation was three times higher than the success rate now. Yet, he had already prepared to donate his heart even back then.
Jiang Donglin also thought of how Yumo not only did not tell him about his situation after he found out, he had also deliberately delayed the treatment. If it weren’t for him accidently knocking his head against the wall, was he actually planning to keep delaying it?
Jiang Donglin’s face turned ugly and he turned his head to the direction of the operation room, now with his face full of worry.
“He will definitely be fine,” said Jian Chenfeng with a certain tone.
“Yes, he will surely be fine.” Jiang Donglin closed his eyes and bitterly smiled, “Are you thinking right now that I, this older brother of his is really such a failure? I feel as if I never truly understood him.”
He looked frivolous, yet his emotions ran so deeply. For Jian Xin, he would even throw away his life.
Jiang Donglin had always thought that he loved Jian Xin a lot, but compared to Yumo, just what level was he at? Yumo’s illness worsened because of him, even his beloved woman was snatched by him. According to his nature, he should be causing all sorts of trouble for him, yet he had been exceptionally calm so far. Now that he thought about it, he was afraid it was because Yumo had already made the decision to sacrifice himself, preparing to help him and Jian Xin get together happily. Meanwhile, he knew nothing about it.
If something unexpected really did happen to Yumo, how would he be able to stay together with Jian Xin with a clear conscience?
The operation continued for seven hours. When the operation light went out and the doctor declared the operation a success, everyone cried tears of joy. But the doctor specially reminded them to take care to not hit the patient’s head as much as possible so that nothing new would come up.
Jian Chenfeng’s mouth slightly curved up, revealing a long time not seen smile.
【Congratulations to Host for completing the main mission, from now on, Jiang Family will never suffer any retaliation from Jian Chenfeng and end up riding on the Jian Family’s coattails to advance up the social ladder successfully.】
The main mission was completed? Within his hazy thoughts, he heard the System’s voice. Why was it that the main mission was completed by him just doing an operation?
【With Host’s situation, the operation failure rate percentage was at 80%. But this world’s main character requested the number one brain specialist in the world for Host, so the operation success rate rose to 65%. In addition, with the help of Jian Chenfeng’s main character halo (plot armor), Host’s certain fate of death was fortunately turned around.】
Shang Ke: “……” So there really was such a fate defying thing like the main character halo.
【Host gloriously survived the main mission, so System shall present you two years of detained time. If Host completes two more near-death missions during this time and does not die, Host can choose to stay in the current world and live life freely without restrictions.】
Two years of detained time? Isn’t that too long?
【Because this world is peaceful, the difficulty of having a heroic death is higher, so System specially gave more detained time to Host.】
Shang Ke: ….Should he say thank you?
Damn, it even used english!
Shang Ke: Fuck off! (#‵′)凸 (English)
The next day, Shang Ke was sitting on the bed in a daze, holding a mirror.
Within the mirror was a bald man in bandages; the head was completely free of any hair and sort of empty, completely overturning his handsome looks. What happened to the Perfect Expression Package? Why isn’t it doing anything now? It should at least consider giving his bald head a blinding light.
At this moment, Jian Chenfeng opened the door and walked in. When he saw Shang Ke solemnly staring at the mirror, he involuntarily smiled, “You don’t need to look anymore, you’re still very handsome.”
Shang Ke gave him a glance of despise: So you say, but having it done is one other matter. If you have the ability, why don’t you get a shaved head of your own now and let’s see if your overbearing Director aura turns into a prisoner’s.
“Do you wish for me to also shave and get a bald head?” Jian Chenfeng hooked up his lips, “As long as you say so, I will go have my head shaved right now.”
Shang Ke put down the mirror and curled his lips in mirth, “Forget it, just one bald head is shiny enough, another one would be enough to blind.”
“I brought some congee for you, drink it.” Jian Chenfeng’s expression was very gentle and his mood was obviously cheerful.
Shang Ke took the bowl and did not meet Jian Chenfeng’s eyes, his heart was jumping.
Jian Chenfeng had clearly said to him before the operation, that after his operation, they should try being together. Although he did not give a direct reply, he also did not refuse. What should he do now?
If he refused, the next two years would make him sink into a complicated entanglement of feelings, playing out a “you love me but I love her” dog blood (melodramatic) program. Deceiving himself, yet also deceiving others.
If he agreed, then Shang Ke had to do his best to complete the two additional mission, then stay in this world and live freely with Jian Chenfeng. But Shang Ke did not have the confidence that he would survive the other two missions. Once he died, the harm to Jian Chenfeng would be even bigger.
This really is such a hard choice! Should he just abandon the additional missions and just look for a chance to die?
Forget it, let’s play dead and see when thel System releases another additional mission.
Shang Ke held the bowl and started to concentrate on drinking his congee.
Meanwhile, on the other hand, Jiang Donglin was sitting by Jian Xin’s side, quietly watching her eat, his expression dull.
“Dongling, what’s wrong?” Jian Xin asked.
Jiang Donglin returned to his senses and replied, “Xin’er, my work is a bit busy lately. I might not have much time to accompany you.”
“Ah? You can’t come accompany me everyday anymore?”
Jiang Donglin silently nodded his head.
Jian Xin’s face turned sad, and she gloomily said, “Then you should finish up work as quickly as possible. I’ll wait for you every day.”
“Hm.” Jiang Donglin smiled, but his heart was heavy. When he found out just how deep Yumo’s emotions ran for Xin’er, he had decided to withdraw. Whenever he thought of how Yumo would give up his life for Jian Xin, he was unable to interact with Jian Xin.
Although Jian Xin always carried bias against Yumo, once she gets to know just how much Yumo did for her, she would change her opinion of him immediately.
It’s just that this wasn’t the time to break up with her yet. Jian Xin’s heart wasn’t well and he didn’t wanted to upset her. So Jiang Donglin decided to slowly drift apart from her.