Xu Xinyi had used up all her strength putting up a strong front in front of Xu Weiyin, so when Yi Yang carried her back to the car she was in an exhausted stupor.
The car was fully heated and thanks to the spacious back seat Xu Xinyi was able to rest her head on Yi Yang’s lap. Yi Yang carefully held her and checked her temperature with the back of his hand from time to time to try to take care of her.
Xu Xinyi felt alternately like she was on fire or like she was submerged in ice. She drilled into Yi Yang’s arms for comfort.
Yi Yang didn’t mind it, he was busy finding a blanket to cover her with, but things rapidly spiraled out of control… little fingers scrabbled across toned muscles… the places where the fingers felt skin seemed relatively warm and, chasing that warmth, Xu Xinyi’s fingers traced over Yi Yang’s abdominal muscles before finding the buttons on his shirt. It seemed like that was not enough though, because her fingers began to tug at his buttons.
When Yi Yang noticed two or three buttons had already been pulled open. He hurriedly caught Xu Xinyi’s hand. “Xu Xinyi, please control yourself!”
“Cold.” Xu Xinyi was muddled and confused. She just kept groping into the place where the buttons had opened, pasting her palm against his flesh that was hot like volcanic rock.
Yi Yang was silent for a moment before he grabbed Xu Xinyi’s wandering hand, took a deep breath, and told the driver, “Drive faster.”
The driver rushed to the hospital as fast as he could.
They arrived at the nearest hospital after about half an hour.
They quickly entered the emergency room and got admitted to a ward.
The doctor took her temperature and found it to be 39.7c. He prescribed medicine and an infusion, and the whole process was finished very quickly.
Yi Yang accompanied her throughout the whole process.
“Sir, could you wait outside? We may need to…” One of the medical staff looked at Yi Yang nervously and bravely gave him some advice.
Yi Yang’s face turned a little subtle.
It was not that he wanted to delay the work of the medical staff by staying here, the problem was that Xu Xinyi was clinging to his shirt under his coat.
He reached down and tried to pull Xu Xinyi’s hand away but as soon as he tugged a little, Xu Xinyi’s grip tightened more and more, she frowned and mumbled something incoherent.
It seemed he had no choice but to delay the medical staff.
Yi Yang looked at the nurse calmly. “I’ll be staying with her.”
Although the nurse did not know who Yi Yang was in relation to the patient, it was obvious that Xu Xinyi knew him. So the nurse smiled and gave Xu Xinyi her infusion.
After the nurse left, Yi Yang breathed a sigh of relief.
“Xu Xinyi, let go of me.”
After the infusion, Xu Xinyi fell asleep while still clinging to Yi Yang. Yi Yang slowly pried her hand off and then got up to sort out his shirt, only to discover that several buttons had been ripped off. The shirt had been ruined.
It seemed Xu Xinyi really was sent by the heavens just to fight against him.
With a sigh, Yi Yang called Old Master Yi. He didn’t mention anything about going to the hospital, but he had said something came up and they had to go back to Lanting for the night.
His elders were not suspicious, they just told him to take good care of Xinyi.
Yi Yang looked down and saw Xu Xinyi sleeping soundly in the hospital bed with an abnormal redness on her cheeks.
Yi Yang replied, “Don’t worry, I’ll take good care of her.”
After he hung up the phone, Yi Yang touched Xu Xinyi’s forehead. It was still as hot as before.
“I told you to be on guard against Xu Weiyin, but she still got her way. Aren’t you usually very arrogant? After eating such a big loss, you are the only one with thick enough skin to have the nerve to come cry in front of me.”
Yi Yang saw that her cheeks were flushed and he could not help but pinching them. Her temperature still higher than normal temperature and her soft and tender cheeks felt quite interesting.
“…son of a bitch…”
Yi Yang’s hand paused. But he saw Xu Xinyi’s eyes were closed, she was obviously just talking nonsense unconsciously.
“Dog man… Unexpectedly, you beat me, scolded me, and bullied me for Xu Weiyin. If you won’t divorce me, I will divorce you! “
“First came Qin Yan and then later it was Xu Weiyin. I am the most pitiful woman in the world…”
Yi Yang listened to her mumbling voice and frowned. “Xu Xinyi, don’t talk nonsense. I haven’t even said anything to you about your studio signing on so many male artists. Can’t you make a living without doing that?”
“Ignored me for two years but didn’t agree to divorce…”
Yi Yang was silent.
“Go and be with your dear Xu Weiyin! I have Anya and her one hundred fresh meats. I don’t need you…”
“…” Considering that she was a patient, Yi Yang didn’t argue with her.
Xu Xinyi blurrily responded, “Hmm?”
“What is one plus one?”
“How many boyfriends does Anya have?”
“…a hundred. So envious.”
“…” Yi Yang asked, “Do you have anyone you like?”
There was no response.
“Do you like Yi Yang?”
Xu Xinyi began scolding, “Son of a bitch… dog man…”
“…” He shouldn’t have asked!
The hospital ward was a little warm. Xu Xinyi seemed to feel hot because she incoherently kicked at the quilt covering her body.
Yi Yang pulled down the quilt slightly and tucked it in. Then he looked at her in silence.
The whole hospital was quiet, only the faint tick of the clock made any sound.
“Do you want to know why I didn’t divorce you?” Yi Yang absently rubbed the wedding ring on his ring finger and said, “At first I just found you interesting. But as time went on I find you more and more fascinating.”
It was said that men had a kind of possessiveness, that the more difficult a woman was to conquer, the more she would arouse his desire to conquer and raise his expectations.
But Yi Yang never felt that way. He just felt that since Xu Xinyi was so deeply in love with him, he would never be able to live up to her affection. As for the people like Jiang Nian or Han Xiao they were just small third parties trying to interlope in their marriage and he didn’t care about them at all.
Early the next morning, the first ray of sunlight came through the hospital window. When it shone on Xu Xinyi her face scrunched up and she gradually woke up.
The first thing she noticed after returning to consciousness was the strong smell of disinfectant in the air. She opened her eyes and saw a large expanse of white. Then she noticed her sore body and her stinging throat that could not say a word.
Xu Xinyi slowly regained her senses and sat up. She looked around blankly.
She was in the hospital?
She only vaguely remembered Xu Weiyin pretending to be weak and then seeing Yi Yang after she got out of the pool last night. Later, she seemed to get a little dizzy, then Xu Weiyin apologized to her, and then…
Xu Xinyi’s mind drew a blank.
She looked down at the hospital gown she was wearing.
Had Yi Yang took her to the hospital?
The door of the ward opened.
Yi Yang walked in from outside followed by his assistant Zhao Bin.
“You’re awake? Do you still feel sick anywhere?”
Xu Xinyi hugged the quilt and looked at Yi Yang. Her throat was scratchy so she didn’t try to speak.
Zhao Bin brought a glass of warm water over and handed it to Xu Xinyi. “Have some water, Mrs. Yi. You had a high fever last night and Mr. Yi stayed with you in the hospital all night.”
Xu Xinyi managed to swallow a mouthful of water and looked over at Yi Yang. She asked in a hoarse voice: “You brought me to the hospital?”
Yi Yang acted as if nothing had happened, “Mhm.”
“You took care of me all night?”
Yi Yang condescended to nod his head.
Xu Xinyi seemed greatly moved. She sniffled and said. “Husband, I’m really touched that you would do so much for me.”
Zhao Bin put the breakfast he bought on the bedside table and left the ward quietly.
“Eat your breakfast first.”
Xu Xinyi nodded. Then she asked him tentatively while she was eating, “Husband, I didn’t do anything strange last night, did I?”
Yi Yang raised an eyebrow and said, “No.”
“Then did I… say anything?”
Yi Yang looked at her.
Xu Xinyi spoke hurriedly, “If I said anything strange, you should not take it to heart. It was just nonsense. It doesn’t count.”
“You did say a lot of nonsense last night. Especially when you hugged me and said…”
Xu Xinyi looked at him nervously. “Said what?”
–“It’s all over. Anya says I always like to talk nonsense when I’m drunk. What did I say in front of Yi Yang last night?”
–“I don’t think I would have exposed myself though, would I?”
Yi Yang said solemnly: “You hugged me and cried all night. You said that you loved me and you did not want to divorce me, and you said that you wanted to give me two daughters and three sons.”
“…” That was a lot to take in.
But when she looked at Yi Yang’s expression, it really didn’t look like he was making up nonsense to joke with her.
Xu Xinyi suddenly felt a little skeptical about life.
–“Are you a pig Xu Xinyi? Did you have to mention so many babies?”
–“Is this because I usually over-act and get into my roles too deeply, that’s why I would say something so crazy when I have a fever?”
Xu Xinyi smiled awkwardly. “Husband, you should just forget that, I was talking nonsense.”
With that, to relieve her embarrassment, she bowed her head and drank the warm porridge in the bowl.
“I also thought that two daughters and three sons were a little excessive and didn’t agree, so you cried and made me promise to at least one son and one daughter…”
Xu Xinyi choked when she heard that, and her porridge almost went down the wrong pipe. Not wanting to hear any more she simply interrupted him with a change of subject. “By the way, after Xu Weiyin did all that to me last night. What did you say to Jiang Huai about it?”
Yi Yang looked at her.
Xu Xinyi blinked, “In fact, I am not the kind of person who is unreasonable and unforgiving. And Xu Weiyin apologized, but…”
“Don’t worry, Xu Weiyin will not appear on the big screen in the future.”
–“The dog man… no, Yi Yang has done a good job this time. I guess I will believe for the time being that you have nothing to do with Xu Weiyin.”
“Darling, you are so kind to me. You are the one who loves me the most in the world. I love you so much!”
Yi Yang once again answered with a grunt, “Mhm.”
Although the news of Xu Weiyin’s ban was not announced publicly, it was quickly discovered by the fans.
Mainly it was because Xu Weiyin was quietly replaced as the spokesperson for the brands she was endorsing, several scripts in the works suddenly removed Xu Weiyin’s name from their cast lists, and several of Xu Weiyin’s scheduled appearances silently disappeared with no follow-up arrangements.
Almost everyone in the entertainment industry got the news. Xu Weiyin had offended someone important and was now banned.
Her fans stood up to try to vent her grievances and insulted her entertainment company loudly, but they could only make a small fuss and could not create any real waves.
“I really did not expect this. Yi Yang is so unexpectedly proactive in blocking Xu Weiyin. I asked around the circle to inquire and really there is no one who dares to work with Xu Weiyin right now.” Anya sounded amazed.
Xu Xinyi, who had been recuperating at home for a few days, had suddenly become well in the blink of an eye. Without Xu Weiyin around she was in an extremely good mood while talking to Anya. “I already told you before that there was no relationship between Yi Yang and Xu Weiyin.”
“Alright alright, I was blind, okay? You were in love a one-sided love for so many years, but I never mentioned it, so spare me this time. Tell me, what exactly does Yi Yang like about you?”
Xu Xinyi thought about it carefully. Eventually, she said seriously, “Probably he likes my face.”
edit 10/19/20 – all chapters have now been made free on my patreon (TOC link here) since there have been some issues with the new site going down sometimes
tl note: Interesting to have some insight into Yi Yang’s thoughts about the divorce. Instead of being fed up by Xu Xinyi’s behavior it seems he was just suffocated by her love?
Also, I made a discord. Just sort of testing the waters to see if there’s any interest. You can chat about my current projects or read my gripes about my new projects..