Chapter 17: My Heart Beats For You (VIII)
Half a month later, the bandages on Shang Ke’s head was taken off. He only needed to stay a couple more days in the hospital for observation and he would be able to leave.
He was very spirited right now, completely unlike someone who had just went through an operation. Everyday, he would take a walk in the garden and find some people to make friends with, chat and play some chess, his life was very satisfying.
The only thing that wasn’t too great was that Jian Chenfeng was becoming more and more intimate with him, the affection in his eyes were almost overflowing. Especially when they were alone, it would be completely out for the world to see.
Shang Ke felt that this guy must be harboring some kind of great move that would be used on him once he got out of the hospital….
“Donglin, why are you not going in?” Jian Chenfeng saw Jiang Donglin standing foolishly outside Jian Xin’s sickroom and frowned while he asked.
“No need, I don’t want to disturb her rest.” Jiang Donglin turned around to leave.
Jian Chenfeng stopped him, “Xin’er said that you haven’t come to see her in a long time. You’ve been busy lately?”
“Hm, I am dealing with a major project.” Jiang Donglin absent-mindedly replied.
“What project is so important that you don’t even have the time to walk into the sickroom and see her for a moment?” Jian Chenfeng walked to his side, his sharp eyes staring into him, “Jiang Donglin, since you have agreed to be together with my younger sister, then don’t betray her. If I find out that you are doing something unexcusable to her, I will not let you off.”
Jiang Donglin raised his head to look at him, “Chenfeng, I’m afraid I can’t stay together with your sister anymore.”
“After Yumo done so much for her, I really don’t have the qualifications to be together with her.”
“Are you an idiot?” Jian Chenfeng grabbed him by the collar, angrily saying, “The one Xin’er likes is you, not the one that has done the most for her would be able to obtain her feelings. You one sidedly gave up, have you thought about her feelings?”
Jiang Donglin looked down, gloomily saying, “But I can’t not think about what my brother feels either. Seeing his own beloved being loving with his own older brother, just how painful it must be for him?”
“Jiang Donglin, those are all just your excuses, you just want to make yourself feel better.” Jian Chenfeng pushed him away. “Your brother is far more understanding than you, he knows that the one Xin’er likes is you, so he did not force it and rather, helped you. And you? Just because you feel guilty, feel bad and decided to hurt my younger sister after you finished hurting your younger brother? You would certain have no qualms about it, walking away from all the problems while leaving others to clean up your mess?”
“Jian Chenfeng, I do not plan to avoid responsibility.” Jiang Donglin continued to seriously say, “I just want to give Jian Xin another chance to chose, let her know Yumo again. If they really can’t get together in the end, then I will do everything within my abilities to chase her back.”
Jian Chenfeng coldly sneered, “So you think that if you want her to chose, she would chose, while if you want to chase, you can just chase after her? Jiang Donglin, I really did misjudge you. I have always thought you were a responsible man, but you are just an opinionated hypocrite. Leave, my younger sister’s feelings does not need your meddling.”
Jiang Donglin closed his eyes, said a soft “I’m sorry” and quickly left.
“Miss!” A cry of fear came from the sickroom.
Jian Chenfeng quickly ran over and saw Jian Xin sitting in a wheelchair, holding her chest with a painful expression.
“Xin’er!” Jian Chenfeng supported Jian Xin and helped the nurse help her take her medicine.
“Brother, brother.” Jian Xin tightly grabbed Jian Chenfeng’s arm, tearfully telling him, “I don’t want to lose Donglin, brother, help me bring him back?”
“Alright, don’t worry, I will call for him to come back in a moment.” Jian Chenfeng softly comforted her while a cold light flickered in his eyes.
At this moment, Shang Ke was leisurely walking in the garden when the cold voice of the system voice echoed in his mind: 【Additional Mission 1: Help Jian Xin obtain a healthy heart.】
Shang Ke’s face went stiff.
System, can you be anymore shameless? Must it wait until his operation was a success before it released this additional mission! If he had known earlier this was going to happen, he should had at least gotten his hands on a lump of brick and smashed it on his own head a few times before the operation!
So what should he do now? Dedicate himself and sacrifice his life again?
However, the System didn’t specify that it must be his heart. Help Jian Xin find another heart elsewhere should be fine. But the process of completing the mission must leave him on the doors of death, keeping in line with the “heroic” and “sacrifice one’s life” condition.
This was truly baffling for Shang Ke. Hearts were not chinese cabbages, where you can randomly grab a couple. Not to mention there are few of them, they still had to be compatible. With Jian Family’s financial power, they have not been able to find one even now, so how could he?
Just while he was deep in his thoughts, Shang Ke saw Jiang Donglin hurriedly walking out from the hospital and charging straight for the parking lot.
Shang Ke jogged over a bit, wanting to go over and greet him. But the result was that he didn’t even turn his head toward him and started the car, driving away.
“Why are you leaving so urgently?” Shang Ke rubbed his own fuzzy head.
Returning back to his sickroom, he just so happen to run into Jian Chenfeng who was returning from Jian Xin’s room.
“What’s wrong? You don’t look like you’re in a good mood?” Shang Ke took a look at Jian Chenfeng’s constipated and gloomy face and couldn’t help but ask.
“Your older brother just came by.”
Jian Chenfeng gave him a glance, “He decided to break up with Jian Xin.”
“Break up? Why?” Just what kind of plot twist happened to the storyline while he wasn’t paying attention?
“He wanted to yield Jian Xin to you.”
“Yield her to me?” Has he lost his mind? Love is love, not love is not love, how could yielding or not have a place?
Jian Chenfeng’s gaze firmly stayed on him, “If they break up, will you pursue Jian Xin?”
“Let’s not talk about that, I want to know why he wanted to ‘yield’ Jian Xin to me?” Was he pitiful to the point other people had to help him in feelings? This is simply an insult to another person’s charm alright?
“He found out that you were prepared to transplant your heart to Jian Xin and felt that he did not have the qualifications to compete with you.”
Shang Ke was speechless: Sorry, he didn’t do it on purpose…
“I think it’s just his self-respect being too high and he had always let me have my way when I was young and became used to it. So this time is likely no exception.” Shang Ke held the cup with both hands, lightly biting around the edge of it.
Jian Chenfeng’s line of sight landed on his lips, “So, what is your opinion?”
Shang Ke swallowed his saliva and said, “Feelings aren’t candy, saying you’ll let someone else have it and it’ll be over. Even if he really let me have it, perhaps what lands in my mouth would be something strange tasting.”
Jian Chenfeng eyes lit up, “Can I take your words as you are planning to give up your feelings for her?”
Hey, can this radiant looking face of yours be any clearer?
Shang Ke couldn’t directly face his radiant face and purposely used a voice full of expectation to ask, “If I don’t want to give up, will you help me pursue Jian Xin?”
“Don’t even think about it.” Jian Chenfeng’s face turned dark.
“So when you asked for my opinion, you were just testing me right?” Shang Ke gave him a “I already saw through you” expression. “You were never going to give me to chance to pursue Jian Xin in the first place.”
“That’s right.” Jian Chenfeng resolutely said, “You are already book by me, don’t even think about trying to break away from me in this life.”
But it was a pity, this life of his would likely be very short… Shang Ke eyes drooped down, keeping silent.