Chapter 126: I Guess You’ll No Longer Come When I Call (2)
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She was never going to let Gu Yu find out how much pain she had to endure. He had mercilessly abandoned her after all. If he knew how hard her life was overseas, he would’ve only ridiculed her further.
Xu Weilai closed her eyes and took a deep breath. Suppressing the sorrow that had arisen from her memories, she asked a question in reply, “Considering how much you hate me, would you have come if I had called?”
Upon uttering that statement, the man behind her fell silent.
Xu Weilai had asked that question because she had wanted to avoid giving him an honest reply. She already knew what his answer would be. He hated and detested her so much. Why would he have saved her?
She had no wish to hear his cruel and scathing reply. At that very moment, she was feeling drowsy from her fever, having cried herself to exhaustion moments before. Her eyelids drifted shut as she soon fell into a deep sleep.
Right before she lost consciousness, she seemed to hear Gu Yu’s low voice as he uttered two words, “I would.”
The next day…
When Xu Weilai awakened, the sky was already bright. Having slept under the blanket for the whole night, she woke up drenched in her own perspiration. Upon opening her eyes, her whole body felt a lot better, and her fever had abated.
Subconsciously, she turned to look behind her. The other half of the bed was empty. If not for the wrinkles on that side of the sheets, she would have wondered whether or not the previous night was merely a dream.
A nurse entered, and when she saw her staring at the other side of the bed in a daze, she said with a chuckle, “Mr. Gu left early in the morning. He’ll probably only be back in the evening.”
Xu Weilai looked away without any expression of longing. She wasn’t looking forward to Gu Yu’s arrival. If anything, she hoped he wouldn’t come.
Xu Weilai arose and headed into the bathroom to wipe herself down. She cleaned herself up and changed into a new hospital gown. When she emerged from the bathroom, the nurse had already prepared a bowl of plain porridge for her.
Even if she didn’t have much of an appetite, she still needed to eat and drink a little. Only when she had regained her strength and her health would she be able to get back to work and earn her money again.
There was a knock on her door again. Assuming that it was another nurse coming to administer Xu Weilai’s injection, the nurse headed over to open the door. The next second, she yelped in shock, “Who… Who are you, people?!”
The commotion drew Xu Weilai’s attention over as she saw a burly man push her nurse aside. Immediately after, a group of stocky and scary-looking men trickled in!
Xu Weilai recognized these people. They were Pang Hai’s underlings!
Just as expected, Pang Hai walked in last, the scar of his face still as intimidating as ever. With each step, he took his time walking over her.
Xu Weilai stiffened and her eyes turned wary. Out of the corner of her eye, she glanced at her phone on the bedside table and prepared to lunge forward to call the police.
Her nurse protested weakly, “What are you doing? This is a hospital! Do not act so carelessly!”
Pang Hai stood by the bedside and stared at Xu Weilai for twenty seconds before opening his mouth. However, it wasn’t Xu Weilai he spoke to, but his subordinates who were standing in a single file behind him. “Apologize!” he ordered.
Xu Weilai noticed that Pang Hai was missing two teeth, and was surprised. Following that, she heard the thunderous echo of the men speaking at once, “We’re sorry, Miss Xu Weilai!”
Xu Weilai was dumbstruck.
“Where are the floral garlands?” Pang Hai demanded.
A group of young men went out and returned, each with a huge floral garland in their hands, together with a banner that read, “Wishing you a speedy recovery, Miss Xu Weilai!”
Xu Weilai was stunned. Pang Hai wasn’t here to take revenge on her? He was here to apologize instead?
With so many floral garlands, was he truly being sincere? If someone didn’t know better, they’d have thought this was her funeral…
Pang Hai looked at her again, “Should you feel that this isn’t sufficient to make up for the harm I caused you, I will tell you one more thing as an apology.”
He stepped forward and muttered something into Xu Weilai’s ear. Xu Weilai’s eyes instantly narrowed.