Chapter 390: Assassinated Right Outside the Hospital
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The next thing Wen Xinya knew after hearing Si Yiyan’s high-pitched screech, she was pulled into his embrace and spun around continuously. However, she could hear the loud, crisp sounds of the knife being swung around. All of a sudden, she was overwhelmed with an excruciating pain.
Si Yiyan carried Wen Xinya in his arms and kicked Shen Mengting away.
Shen Mengting fell onto the ground with a loud thud and her skull cracked, causing blood to ooze out of her mouth continuously. Her gray eyes were wide open and she looked extremely terrifying.
Si Yiyan hurriedly looked down at Wen Xinya. She was as pale as a ghost and her body was quaking uncontrollably like an injured butterfly. He could see the fear and terror in her eyes. Even her rosy lips had turned pale, just like a withered flower…
“Xinya, are you alright!?!” Si Yiyan shrieked, breaking out into cold sweat. His dark, narrow eyes were full of horror.
“I’m alright. Don’t worry,” said Wen Xinya, who finally felt much calmer than before. She burst into tears and wrapped her arms tightly around his waist, showing him her most vulnerable side.
Si Yiyan felt much more relieved and the tension within him eased up. “Thank God you’re alright!”
Although he had already protected her from the danger, he was still extremely nervous and could not put at his mind at ease until he heard that she was alright. It was as if time stopped just now. It was such a close shave…
The knife was just a millimeter away from her stomach…
Had he been a second slower…
At the thought of the dangerous encounter, he tightened his grip around Wen Xinya and tried to comfort himself.
Seemingly having sensed his feelings of fear, she hugged him even more tightly and said softly, “Si Yiyan, I’m really alright! I didn’t get wounded nor did I get a fright!”
Si Yiyan kissed her forehead gently and said, “I know!”
Wen Xinya rubbed his chest gently and said, “Si Yiyan, I was actually really afraid just now. It was the first time that I realized how terrifying death is. The knowledge and wisdom that I’ve gained from school are not enough to save me from danger. Neither are the self-defense skills that I have picked up previously. At that moment, as she swung the knife around me, time seemed to have stopped and I froze from head to toe, completely helpless and vulnerable.”
Her voice was shaky and hoarse. Extremely upset to see how weak and pale she was, Si Yiyan said, “Don’t worry, I won’t let anything happen to you.”
He shifted his gaze onto the spot on his left arm that had been slashed by the knife earlier on. His entire arm was stained red and the wound was rather severe and deep. Any deeper and his ligament would have snapped. If that were to happen, he would forever lose the original mobility of his arm even after surgery. It would be akin to being crippled.
He wanted to save her without getting injured himself. However, he had failed to do so and turned weak and frail the moment the knife dug deep into his flesh. However, he managed to hold her in tight in his embrace and protected her from the knife.
Her safety would be guaranteed so long as he was with her.
“Okay!” she exclaimed, overjoyed to hear his promise. However, she, too, felt oppressed by the pressure.
Si Yiyan hugged her quietly, his face and lips pale and colorless.
Wen Xinya soon discovered that his breathing had become faint and her heart sank. The pungent, metallic odor of blood infiltrated her senses and her heart began to wrench in pain. She hurriedly looked at his arm, only to see that his navy blazer had been stained by blood, though the stain was not obvious. His arm was covered in crimson, causing her pupils to constrict continuously.
She suddenly got a dizzy spell and spluttered. “You’re bleeding… there’s so much blood!” She then burst into tears and seemed to have a clearer state of mind. “Si Yiyan, you’re wounded!”
She had never realized how high-pitched her voice could be.
“I’m alright, it’s just a minor wound. Don’t worry,” Si Yiyan said reassuringly, looking at the tears in her eyes which resembled morning dew. Her eyes were bright and seemed to be casting rays at him.
Wen Xinya turned pale and her breathing became heavier. She screeched. “You’re bleeding so much and yet you still say that you’re alright.”
The scene that took place just now was deeply etched in her mind. She remembered clearly that Si Yiyan had darted towards her and took the knife wound meant for her. It should have been a piece of cake for him to save her without getting injured himself. Yet, he had failed to do so because he was too worried about her safety and the first thing he did was to keep her safe. By the time he realized what was going on, the knife had already slashed his arm open.
He’s so silly… what if that knife was stabbed into his chest?
“The injury isn’t serious. It wasn’t a fatal spot. I’ll be fine after getting a few stitches at the hospital. Don’t cry… not for me, at least,” said Si Yiyan, who then looked down and kissed her tears away gently, after which a sudden wave of saltiness hit his tastebuds.
Infuriated by the fact that he had neglected his own safety, Wen Xinya pushed him away. However, she was quickly reminded of the fact that he was still injured and thus, hurriedly rushed forward to hold him. Choking with sobs, she said, “Let’s go, I’ll take you to the hospital to get your wounds cleaned, lest you suffer from excessive blood loss.”
He was not fazed by the injury at all. Clearly, he was not bothered by it and had already gotten used to getting injured. In fact, he had suffered wounds that were much worse than that. She suddenly found herself to be a horrible girlfriend.
Si Yiyan nodded and looked at Shen Mengting. Due to the fact that he had controlled his strength, Shen Mengting’s wounds were not fatal. “What do we do with her?” he asked.
She had almost forgotten about Shen Mengting. She looked down to see that Shen Mengting was lying on the ground with her eyes glassed over. She looked so terrifying that Wen Xinya could not help but shiver in fear.