"How is he?"
The first thing Liu Feihong said when she saw them come in was about Jiang Cheng.
Her voice was hoarse and her complexion looked terrible. She was supposedly recovering, but underneath her eyes were heavy eye bags. Her lips were chapped and her skin was much paler than usual. Liu Feihong's eyes had lost their usual sparkle.
Zhou Lengxin bit the bullet and told her. Chen Xiaoxiao tried to placate the news by adding that he had a good chance at recovering, but it only made her cry harder.
"Don't cry la. The doctor says you can be discharged today. Instead of crying, why don't you go see him?" Chen Xiaoxiao handed her tissues and patted her head.
Liu Feihong's trembling hands slowly propped herself up and got off the bed.
Xiaoxiao hurriedly went over to support her thin body into a wheelchair and pushed her down the hospital hallway.
This was the first time they would see Senior Jiang since the accident, Lengxin was a bit daunted.
On the hospital bed was a figure wrapped in numerous white bandages. Liu Feihong's red-rimmed eyes welled up with tears yet again.
The man lying on the bed turned his head slightly at the noise. His parents stood at the other end of his bedside— also crying.
Jiang Cheng made an incomprehensible noise, but he had not used his vocal cords in so long that all that came out was a croak.
Liu Feihong went over to his bedside to see his face. "Ah Cheng... how do you feel?"
They decide to leave the room to give the couple some space.
"Do you think they'll be okay?" Zhou Lengxin murmured softly to the silent Xia Minghua.
Unconsciously, she found herself inching closer and closer in proximity to him. It wasn't until they were practically hugging that she realized the position they were in.
Xia Minghua's arm curled around her back with her facing his broad chest. Her fingers gripped onto a corner of his white button down shirt, her face heating up slightly. Zhou Lengxin could hear his steady breathing and powerful heartbeat in the calming silence of the hospital hall.
Xia Minghua made no promises, but tried his best to calm her heavy heart.
"You can let go of me now." Zhou Lengxin released her hold on his shirt and lightly pushed him away.
He was about to release her, when—
The sudden loud noise startled her into taking a few steps back, only Xia Minghua had not completely unwound his arm, bring him back with her.
They fumbled for balance, only managing to find equilibrium with Zhou Lengxin wrapped tightly in his embrace.
"Y-y-you!" Wei Lina's finger shook furiously at her face. "You traitor! You said there was nothing going on! How dare you keep this from us?"
Fuming, the older girl picked up her fallen plastic bag containing a food container and drinks from the ground.
After making sure she was steady, Xia Minghua untangled himself from her and straightened out their clothes. His actions only brought affirmation to Wei Lina's assumptions.
"What's going on?" Chen Xiaoxiao appeared out of the women's restroom.
"Xiaoxiao ah! It's just you and me, we'll have to eat dog food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner now!" Lina immediately started fake crying and ran towards her dramatically.
"What? What are you talking about?" Chen Xiaoxiao then followed her line of sight to... a rose-filtered scene of Xia Minghua brushing a strand of hair from Lengxin's face!
Her jaw practically hit the ground!
"You... you two... are you guys uh, together?"
They finally turned to look at the comedic duo that was Wei Lina and Chen Xiaoxiao.
Xia Minghua looked down at the beautiful girl in front of him. "You heard her, do you want to be together?"
He tried to seem calm, but his heart was beating at 150 bpm.
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