Chapter 1055: The Wise Will Be Hurt
Wen Xinya did not have anything scheduled for the afternoon. Hence, she headed to Old Mr. Du’s place and found out more about insomnia from him. Old Mr. Du told her that people who were prideful and intelligent were prone to insomnia. Hence, it was true that the wise often get hurt.
The only way insomnia could be cured was for the patient to overcome it himself.
After finding out the details from Old Mr. Du, Wen Xinya could not help but feel a little disappointed. However, she managed to obtain some aromatherapy incense from Du Ruo, as well as some medical recipes for soups that would nourish the kidney and spleen. She then drove straight to Lishan Mansion.
Si Yiyan was working in the study. Wen Xinya knew that he still had to get involved even though he had already handed the matters in Russia to Gu Yuehan to handle. Hence, she did not disturb him.
Wen Xinya contacted Mrs. Tan to find out about Si Yiyan’s sleep quality for the past two days.
Mrs. Tan answered, “The night before yesterday, he slept for about two hours, but last night, he slept for less than an hour. He’s been taking the mulberry honey regularly and he will occasionally catch some shuteye too. His appetite has become poorer and he’s eating less than usual. He seems to be very busy for the past few days because he’s been working in the study.”
Wen Xinya felt absolutely terrible. When suffering from insomnia, most people would feel extremely fatigued and lethargic. They would also be frustrated, angst and anxious. Not to mention, Si Yiyan still had to work for such a long time.
However, it was fortunate that Si Yiyan’s condition was much better compared to the previous time.
According to Xu Xianghu, Si Yiyan stayed awake for more than 24 hours when his symptoms first started showing.
Wen Xinya boiled some oyster soup with gingko and wolfberry for four hours. Oysters were beneficial for nourishing the lungs, kidney, and spleen while gingko was good for calming the soul and nourishing blood. Wolfberries were good for nourishing the liver and kidney. Hence, the recipe was excellent for curing insomnia.
However, the recipe called for a specific temperature and flame.
Wen Xinya watched the fire because she was afraid that there would be a disparity.
The soup was only ready at six in the evening.
Si Yiyan had never once come out of the study.
Wen Xinya walked towards the study with the pot of soup. The door was left ajar and she gently pushed it to enter, only to be greeted with the sight of Si Yiyan rubbing his temples while taking a whiff of the aromatherapy incense.
Wen Xinya knew that insomnia had already affected his senses. Whenever she was near the study, he would sense her presence. Yet…
Wen Xinya pushed the door open.
Si Yiyan finally snapped out of his trance and put his cigarette away. He asked smilingly, “When did you arrive?”
Wen Xinya walked towards Si Yiyan and placed the soup on the desk before proceeding to give him a head massage. “I was here since three in the afternoon, but I didn’t disturb you because you were busy.”
After taking a glance at the soup, Si Yiyan closed his eyes and relaxed his muscles. “Don’t do this again next time.”
Wen Xinya expressed assent.
Si Yiyan had never neglected her because of work before. Regardless of how busy he was, he would put his work aside to spend time with her before pulling an all-nighter to catch up on work.
Wen Xinya continued, “I heard from Mrs. Tan that you’ve been staying in the study to work for the past few days. Did something go wrong in Russia?”
Wen Xinya knew that his work had something to do with his insomnia.
Si Yiyan answered in a lethargic voice, “It’s alright. Gu Yuehan and the rest can still manage.”
Wen Xinya nodded and stopped asking.
The room was extremely quiet and filled with the orange light from the summer sun.
Wen Xinya looked out of the window and stared at the beautiful and vibrant roses. “Mrs. Tan said that your appetite has been poor for the past two days. I made some oyster and gingko soup for you. It helps with soothing your senses and nourishing your kidney, spleen, blood and liver. I brewed it over low fire for four hours. It’s very fragrant and appetizing. Would you like to try it?”
“Yes!” Si Yiyan exclaimed.
Noticing that he sounded a little uninterested, Wen Xinya continued, “If you don’t like oyster soup, I’ll brew a different soup later. I got plenty of recipes from Ruoruo. Tell me what you want to eat, I’ll make them for you.”
Si Yiyan responded by remaining silent.
Wen Xinya continued to massage Si Yiyan while waiting for his answer. She knew that Si Yiyan would never ignore her questions.
However, she still did not get an answer from him after a long time.
She slowly moved her hand away from his head to take a close look at him, only to realize that he had dozed off. She heaved a sigh of relief.
Wen Xinya felt extremely upset when she saw the look of lethargy on Si Yiyan’s face when he was rubbing his temples. His condition seemed to be far worse than just lacking sleep for two days. He still looked haggard despite having shaved off his stubble.
Wen Xinya reclined his seat and eased him into a comfortable position. She then unbuttoned his shirt before pulling it out, unbuckling his belt and removing his shoes. She wanted him to feel as comfortable as possible.
She then placed a small rug over his body and lit up some aromatherapy incense before playing the recording of her reciting the Bodhisattva Scriptures and putting it on repeat.
Du Ruo’s incense was rather fragrant and calming, just like Wen Xinya’s unique scent.
Wen Xinya placed the pot of oyster soup back onto the stove and brought it to boil again. she thought.
Wen Xinya returned to the study and organized the documents on the desk while glancing at the special-made cigarette. She subconsciously grabbed it and sniffed it!
She was flabbergasted.
It turned out to be special-made marijuana! In her previous lifetime, she was a drug addict, so she knew everything about drugs. Marijuana was one of the drugs that she took the most, and it was common amongst the upper-class circle. Nightclub goers would frequently rely on these drugs to get a kick too.
She was very familiar with marijuana.
Since he was suffering from insomnia, Si Yiyan had to rely on it to wake his senses up and keep himself sane…
However, she knew that those drugs would damage the brain and pose dangerous threats to one’s health. Long term consumption would result in the destruction of one’s central nervous system. At the same time, he would also become reliant on them.
His condition has actually deteriorated to such a severe state!
Wen Xinya closed the door stealthily and gave Xu Xianghu a call.