Published at 19th of April 2023 08:13:57 AM

Chapter 169: 169 Fourth Brother's Heartache

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169 Fourth Brother’s Heartache

Li Xiwu felt that she must have misheard. When she turned around, she really saw Pei Jingzhou standing there. He was still holding his phone against his ear. When he came in, he was suddenly stopped by Ah Yue.

As Ah Yue stopped Pei Jingzhou, he turned to ask Li Xiwu, “He said that he’s looking for his wife. Sister, do you know him?”

Under Pei Jingzhou’s direct gaze, Li Xiwu said calmly, “I’m his wife.”

Ah Yue’s eyes widened. Li Xiwu nodded, indicating that what she had just said was not a joke. At this moment, Pei Jingzhou raised his hand and pushed away the wide-eyed Ah Yue before walking straight towards Li Xiwu.

Li Xiwu’s lips moved. “Fourth Brother…”

Just as she finished speaking, she was picked up by Pei Jingzhou. She reminded him immediately, “Fourth Brother, your hand is injured.”

He turned a deaf ear.

He carried her to the bed. Unlike the roughness of carrying her, his movements were exceptionally gentle when he placed her on the bed. After putting her down, he was in no hurry to get up. He placed his arm on the side of her pillow and looked at her carefully.

Li Xiwu looked up at the expressionless Pei Jingzhou. At first glance, he did not seem to have any emotions, but if one looked carefully, they would notice that there was a hint of coldness in his eyes.

She composed herself. “Why didn’t you tell me in advance before you came?”

Pei Jingzhou smiled. “I’ll tell you in advance so that you can escape in advance. Is that what you mean?”

Li Xiwu: “…”

To be honest, not only did she not expect Pei Jingzhou to come to Mount Liang, but she also did not expect him to look for her ward directly.

Seeing that the atmosphere was not right, Ah Yue walked over and said boldly, “Don’t be so fierce to Sister. She’s a patient now.”

Although Ah Yue was already 19 years old, he had been malnourished since he grew up in Mount Liang. His body was thin and small, and he looked like a 15 or 16-year-old child. Pei Jingzhou’s aura was very strong and terrifying, but when he saw Pei Jingzhou enter just now, Ah Yue would still use his body to block him without hesitation.

Seeing that Pei Jingzhou did not react, Ah Yue boldly continued, “Sister needs to rest well now. Don’t disturb her, even if it’s your sister’s husband…”

Pei Jingzhou ignored Ah Yue’s chatter. He reached out to touch Li Xiwu’s forehead.

Li Xiwu tilted her head to avoid his hand. “You can’t touch it. It hurts a little.”

Pei Jingzhou was expressionless. “Serves you right.”

Li Xiwu pursed her lips and remained silent. When Ah Yue heard the words ‘serves you right’, he said in exasperation, “As Sister’s husband, how can you make sarcastic remarks? Did you know that Sister bled a lot when she hit her head last night? At that time, I was supporting her and my hands were covered in her blood.”

Ah Yue was not only honest, but also serious. He gestured as he spoke. He wanted to tell Pei Jingzhou how much blood he had on his hands at that time. “The blood flowing from Sister’s head is all on my hands. Before she fainted, she didn’t forget to remind me to look for her mother-in-law. Other than the blood on her head, Sister’s hands are also bleeding a lot. You don’t know what Sister has experienced at all. You can’t say that about her!”

Ah Yue didn’t notice. But the more detailed he spoke, the darker Pei Jingzhou’s expression became. Before Ah Yue could finish, Li Xiwu interrupted, “Ah Yue.”

Ah Yue restrained his voice. “Sister…”

Li Xiwu said, “The ward is very stuffy. You’ve been in the ward for so long. Go out for some air and buy some good breakfast.”

Although Ah Yue was worried, he obeyed. “Okay.”

She waited for Ah Yue to leave the ward.

Pei Jingzhou turned around and walked towards the door. Looking at Pei Jingzhou’s back, Li Xiwu guessed that he is not leaving, but…

There was a click.

As expected, the ward door was locked.

Li Xiwu looked at Pei Jingzhou, who had returned. She smiled and felt helpless for the first time that she knew him so well.

Pei Jingzhou sat by her bed and saw her smiling. “You seem to be in a good mood?”

Li Xiwu didn’t think too much about it and continued, “I’m probably in a good mood because Fourth Brother is here.”

Pei Jingzhou looked at her deeply. “You usually anger me to death. Why are you so sweet today?”

Li Xiwu smiled brightly. “It’s normal for husband and wife to bicker occasionally. It’s not like they quarrel every day.”

The implication depended on one’s mood. Pei Jingzhou did not reply. His gaze stopped on her forehead and his eyes darkened.

Li Xiwu noticed the change in Pei Jingzhou’s expression and called out, “Fourth Brother.”

Pei Jingzhou looked at her. After looking at each other for a moment, Li Xiwu said, “Actually, it doesn’t hurt that much.”

Pei Jingzhou’s eyes were dark and unreadable. “Then if I say that my heart aches, it will make it seem like I’m acting for you.”

Li Xiwu asked, “Does Fourth Brother’s heart ache?”

Pei Jingzhou said, “Mhm.”

She asked bluntly, and he answered bluntly.

At this moment, Pei Jingzhou’s gaze landed on Li Xiwu’s left hand. When Li Xiwu sensed that Pei Jingzhou was looking at her left hand, she quietly placed her hand back under the blanket.

The wound on her hand was cut by the thorny vine in the snow. At that time, blood was flowing down her fingertips, but her hand was already numb from the cold and she couldn’t feel anything at all. It was only when Ah Yue discovered it that he reminded her.

After arriving at the hospital, the doctor carefully treated the wound on her hand. After a night, it had already formed some scabs.

It was nothing serious.

Pei Jingzhou silently took her hand out of the blanket. Li Xiwu moved her hand, but Pei Jingzhou pressed it down. “Don’t move.”

Li Xiwu pursed her lips. “My hand is fine.”

Pei Jingzhou said, “I’m not fine.”

Li Xiwu: “?”

The next second, she was pulled into Pei Jingzhou’s arms. He came in with a body of frost. After waiting for so long and confirming that the frost on his body had faded, he hugged her as he wished. She wasn’t petite, but she was fragile in his arms.

Li Xiwu was stunned. “Fourth Brother, you said that you’re not fine. What’s the matter?”

She heard his low voice. “Thinking about you.”

Li Xiwu let him hold her without breaking free. “Fourth Brother doesn’t seem to be in a good mood.”

Pei Jingzhou sighed softly. “So you can sense it too.”

Li Xiwu tried to adjust his emotions and change the topic. “Did Fourth Brother meet the director and the others?”

Pei Jingzhou said, “No.”

Li Xiwu said, “Then how did Fourth Brother know that I didn’t leave?”

Pei Jingzhou said, “I called the director over for questioning. If he doesn’t tell the truth, stop the show and let them decide for themselves.”

Li Xiwu’s lips twitched. It was indeed a threat from power and capital. She did not want Pei Jingzhou to be angry. Worried that the production team’s director and others would be implicated, she left his arms and took the initiative to put her hands on his shoulders. “Fourth Brother, I want to discuss something with you.”

Her action undoubtedly pleased Pei Jingzhou. But he knew everything she wanted to say. “Afraid that I will take it out on them?”

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