Chapter 1051: This Time, I Can Overcome It
Si Yiyan had no idea when he fell asleep. However, when he was in a daze, her tender hands seemed to possess the power to get rid of his uneasiness and bring him comfort.
In his dream, he became a pious religious leader worshiping his religion.
The sounds of her sweet and tender voice had a tinge of melancholy, giving his soul a break.
Wen Xinya was right about him being unkind despite being an avid Buddhist.
He had a good night’s sleep.
Si Yiyan woke up to see the morning sun shining through the window and onto the room’s fragrant and vibrant Chinese roses.
The Buddhist sutra from his dream rang in his years.
“In the middle of lust, if one can recite the name of Buddha and Bodhisattva, or a classic verse of a Mahayana sutra…”
It was about getting rid of sins and calming one’s senses.
Si Yiyan was reminded of the auction on the cruise that they had attended three years ago, during which he harmed Anatoli out of anger. Later on, Wen Xinya read the sutra out to him and she said, “Like I said. Since Buddha can’t conquer you, I’ll conquer you. This has always been true!”
Si Yiyan subconsciously looked to the side, only to see that Wen Xinya was no longer around.
He stared at the empty bed, still stuck in a daze.
After a long while, he finally caught sight of the mobile phone beside his pillow.
The noises were coming from his mobile phone.
He grabbed his mobile phone and placed it beside his ear. His lips curled into a smile, pleasantly surprised by the fact that she had recited the sutra and saved a recording of it in his mobile phone.
He had no idea if he should feel touched by her thoughtful gesture or helpless about how lazy she was.
However, he understood that she had already found out about his insomnia.
Si Yiyan could not remember it at all.
He could only remember that he was extremely busy after Wen Xinya left Russia and Plan A was carried out. He was so busy that he forgot to sleep. But when he wanted to sleep, he began to think about how badly he missed her. Hence, he began to develop insomnia.
By the time he realized that he had developed insomnia, he already had to rely on high-concentration sleeping pills to sleep.
The long-term lack of sleep made him feel extremely fatigued. In order to settle the matters in Russia as soon as possible, he began to rely on soft drugs like marijuana to keep him awake.
The marijuana stimulated his senses and put him in a vicious cycle which made his insomnia deteriorate.
Si Yiyan took a look at the time on the clock to see that it was already ten in the morning.
It was rare for him to get so much sleep.
After washing up simply, Si Yiyan headed to the study where he grabbed a box of cigarettes, retrieved a yellow and old-looking cigarette and gave it a sniff.
He held onto the matchstick but did not light it up.
At this moment, his mobile phone began to ring. Si Yiyan grabbed it and answered the call. “Ninth Young Master, Professor Noel wants me to remind you that the side effects of the sleeping pills are very severe and that you should refrain from taking them. Professor Noel and Doctor Edward will be returning to China tomorrow.”
Professor Noel was a psychological expert while Doctor Edward was a renowned psychiatrist. They were the ones who treated Si Yiyan’s insomnia back then.
Si Yiyan said with a slight frown, “There’s no need for that.”
Gu Yuehan advised. “Ninth Young Master, your insomnia needs to be treated as soon as possible. If treatment is delayed, the results would be dire. Did you forget…”
Gu Yuehan paused in his speech.
Si Yiya looked aloof and uninterested, though his emotions showed in his eyes.
He knew that Gu Yuehan was referring to the severe migraine that he suffered because of his insomnia.
Gu Yuehan said in a mellower tone, “You can’t possibly keep relying on drugs and pills to help you sleep. Those things are bad for you and your central nervous system is beginning to develop resistance towards them. You can at most get half an hour of sleep with these drugs and your health will be damaged if you increase the dosage. Besides… you can’t keep relying on soft drugs to keep yourself awake because you’ll become dependent on them.”
Insomnia was a disease that ran in Si Yiyan’s family where almost every man suffered from, though the severity varied. Si Yiyan’s condition was relatively severe. He was the only one who knew how truly terrifying it was. Insomnia had the ability to ruin his willpower and erode his hopes for living.
Si Yiyan stared at the cigarette in his hand before crushing it, causing the ashes to scatter all over the ground. “Gu Yuehan, this time, I can overcome it.”
He no longer had to rely on sleeping pills or soft drugs to numb his senses to stay in the best mental state.
Gu Yuehan said apprehensively, “Ninth Young Master, you…”
Si Yiyan interrupted. “I slept for eight hours last night.”
Gu Yuehan was shocked speechless, though he felt that it was understandable.
Si Yiyan repeated firmly, “This time, I can overcome it.”
He then ended the call.
All of his buddies knew about his insomnia because he had once gone mental because of it.
However, it wouldn’t happen again this time.
The door of the study was pushed open and Mrs. Tan entered smilingly with an appetizing American breakfast.
Si Yiyan asked, “When did Madam leave?”
He had slept so soundly that he had no idea when she left.
Mrs. Tan smiled and answered, “She left at nine something in the morning.”
Si Yiyan nodded.
Mrs. Tan placed the food on the glass desk. “Madam said that you’re suffering from insomnia, so she made you some mulberry honey which helps with nourishing your kidney and brain. It also soothes your nerves.”
Mulberry honey was both delicious and nutritious, though it had a complicated recipe. Wen Xinya woke up bright early in the morning to make it.
Si Yiyan shifted his gaze onto the glass of black liquid beside the cup as his heart melted.
He picked it up and took a sip to realize that it was sweet and pleasant tasting.