Cheng Xis body seemed slim, but she practiced yoga whenever she was free, so she wasnt all that weak. Since Lu Chenzhou was still ill, she actually managed to break free from his grasp.
She took two steps back and looked at him. Her eyes were so bright that it seemed like sparks of flame would come out of them at any moment; meanwhile, her lips had become red and swollen from his biting, and they looked just like ripe peaches that had been slightly pinched, which gave them an unusual charm of their own.
Lu Chenzhous fingers moved a little, and the IV drip was pulled taut against the back of his hand, sparking a jolt of pain. He regained his senses and found that the needle had been half pulled out. The medicine was now mixing with his red blood, and the resulting blend was slowly dripping down the side of the bed.
He decided to just rip the whole needle out, throw it to one side, and use his other hand to tightly press against the bleeding one.
When Cheng Xi saw this series of actions, she became quite disconcerted, so much so that she eventually called the nurses station. The VIP rooms patient is bleeding from his hand.
Lu Chenzhou glanced at her, put on his shoes, and got off of the bed as Cheng Xi looked at him warily. If you keep messing around… Before she could finish, he had already left the room without looking back, all the while clutching his hand.
Cheng Xi heard his impatient tone. The beds dirty!
The nurses quickly came over. Some changed the bedsheets, others mopped the floor, and some others changed the IV drip; the room was suddenly filled with bustling activity.
Cheng Xi had calmed down by now, and was currently standing to one side. Lu Chenzhous grandparents noticed that she was forcing herself to stay calm, and when they thought to their grandsons valiant actions, they felt a bit guilty. But they didnt even mention anything about him to her, instead trying to fawn over her. Dr. Cheng, do you want something to eat?
Or, Dr. Cheng, are you tired?
As Lu Chenzhous grandmother was asking if she was tired, her husband pulled on her arm.
Cheng Xi pretended to not have heard anything. Given how convoluted it all was, what could she say?
Upon hearing the commotion, Lu Chenzhous primary doctor also rushed over. After finding out that Lu Chenzhous IV drip had had a problem, he was very displeased. Was he playing around with it? First, he scolded all the bystanders. What were all of you doing? His hands as swollen as a steamed bun. Do you think that his illness is funny? And then he scolded Lu Chenzhou. Mr. Lu, I know you have a bad temper, and honestly, my tempers worse than yours. However, you shouldnt think that you can relax just because your condition has improved a lot these last few days. If septicemia were that easy to treat, then you wouldnt have been sent here in a hurry that night! Your life is your own affair. If you think that its funny to play around with it, then fine. Please turn right as you exit, and stop causing trouble for the hospital!
Besides Lu Chenzhou, everyone else was scolded so much that their faces turned green. The primary doctor grew more and more mad until he finally left in a huff with a cold face right after he finished inspecting Lu Chenzhou.
Lu Chenzhous grandfather quickly chased after him.
On the other hand, Lu Chenzhou acted as if nothing had happened. His face was still frowning as he complained, The beds dirty.
Nurse A replied, Weve already replaced the bedsheets, theyre all clean.
Its still dirty!
Nurse B explained, Its really not dirty. Weve already disinfected everything, and the floors been mopped clean too.
Even his grandmother coaxed him, trying to get him to relax, Its really not dirty anymore. I just inspected it. Its really clean.
Lu Chenzhou still felt that the sheets werent clean, so he sat on the sofa as he continued to frown heavily with pursed lips and an expression saying that he wouldnt tolerate it one bit.
While they were stuck in a deadlock, Cheng Xi stood up. Do you feel like your bloods dirty too? Then do you also know that you used to stoop and poop near the dining table in your home? And who knows how many peoples saliva, sweat, germs have touched the road that you walk on daily. And thats not even mentioning the children and pet feces and urine……
Lu Chenzhous grandmother anxiously cried out, Dr. Cheng!
Cheng Xi ignored her, continuing to look at Lu Chenzhou and monologue. Do you think that when you wash yourself after going home that youre really clean? Do you think that, after you disinfect yourself, everything will be just fine? Yes, at least youll be clean and free from germs, but so what? Youre a clean freak through and through, but do you think that your unnaturally sensitive skin is actually natural? No, its not. Its a result of your overly fastidious habits. Your bodys immune system has lost its capabilities, which is how such a small allergic reaction could lead to such a severe cold and even to septicemia! Do you remember what I told you that time? About how the nature of clean freaks is to like dirty things? Its not you who likes it. Its every cell in your body, every strand of hair and every gland in your skin! Theyre all particularly susceptible to dirtiness and attractive to all sorts of bacteria! Do you understand?!
She said this with such vigor and conviction that the two nurses listening had been struck dumb. She waved them away. Leave, let him do what he wants! As the doctor said, this illness is his to treat or not treat. This body is his. As to whether its dead or living, why should we care? All hes doing right now is throwing a tantrum because he knows that there are others who are willing to coddle him!
Doctor… Dr. Cheng……
Nurses A and B looked at Lu Chenzhou, who was sitting on the sofa with a face like biting cold, and then at the severe expression of Cheng Xi, before wordlessly deciding to leave together.
The door opened and closed again. The lawyer who was sending someone out had returned. But when he popped his head in and noticed the heated atmosphere, he quickly closed the door again and retreated.
The sudden silence left the room feeling like a bottle devoid of oxygen, and Lu Chenzhous grandmother felt like she was unable to breathe… My goodness, what sins had she wrought, that she was forced into a situation such as this?
Cheng… Cheng Xi, should I also leave?
Cheng Xi turned towards Lu Chenzhous grandmother, her tone calming down. No, its fine. Coincidentally, I have something to say, and its better if you listen to it too.
Lu Chenzhous grandmother made an Oh sound before obediently standing to the side of the sofa and looking at Cheng Xi anxiously as she clutched the hem of her clothes.
She could only look away from her and refocus on Lu Chenzhou instead. His face was still like a mask of cold indifference as he stared at his hands.
Cheng Xi asked, Do you want to go back inside and lie down?
Lu Chenzhous face twisted. Despite his refusal to answer, it was clear that he had been truly disgusted by her words.
But Cheng Xi didnt mind. Alright, its fine if you stay here too. She dragged a stool over and sat down in front of him. Mr. Lu, theres something that Id like to confirm with you.
Go on. Lu Chenzhou didnt say anything; his grandmother had responded for him.
Cheng Xi looked at her.
Lu Chenzhous grandmother tried to explain, slightly embarrassed. He… Ah, he doesnt like to speak very much. Its fine if you just talk. Hell listen.
Cheng Xi was silent. If this was how Lu Chenzhou had been brought up as a child, then this was the source of his tendency to only care about his own actions, wasnt it? In her heart, she sighed before she openly said, Alright, then Ill say it. I want to confirm that you like me. Dont you? No matter what kind of like it is, you feel something towards me, right?
Lu Chenzhou finally looked at her.
Alright, I understand you. But I wont be in a romantic relationship with any of my patients because thatd violate my ethics as a doctor.
Lu Chenzhou suddenly opened his mouth. As I recall, before I became your patient, wed already been in bed together.
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Lu Chenzhous grandmother, who had been prepared to be a wallflower, was badly startled. Her old eyes suddenly widened as she looked at the two of them with both shock and a desire for gossip.
Cheng Xi, on the other hand, had no words to respond to Lu Chenzhous brazen words.
She once again regretted her rashness that night, that she had rashly left with him, that she had rashly drank the alcohol that another person had given her, and that she… had been unable to absolve herself from blame!
She took a deep breath. Im sorry. Im sure that you know better than me what exactly happened that day. She then abruptly changed topics. This isnt my main point. What I want to say is that, given that our doctor-patient relationship has already been corrupted, that I plan on requesting the hospital to assign you another psychiatrist. She waved her hands with a rare conviction, stopping Lu Chenzhous grandmother from interjecting.
And now, Im single once again, and I dont have someone I like anymore. If youre really sure that youre interested in me, no matter what kind of interest, then you can try to woo me. Lu Chenzhou, I wont accept a kiss from you as a friend, but Im very much willing to accept a kiss from a man that I love. If youre truly interested in me, then do your best to make me love you! Again, I believe that any kind of intimacy not founded on love is immoral. Youve read through so many books about love and romance that I think you know what to do.