Published at 19th of April 2023 08:13:56 AM

Chapter 170: 170 Remembering the Past Bit by Bit

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170 Remembering the Past Bit by Bit

Li Xiwu nodded. “Yes.”

Pei Jingzhou’s voice was low. “Why don’t you think about yourself?”

Li Xiwu looked into Pei Jingzhou’s eyes seriously. “The first two episodes can’t be broadcasted anymore. We have to establish a good positive image for this episode. If the car accident last night is exposed again, there might be some irreversible negative controversy on the Internet. I thought about it carefully. Even if the other guests are exposed, it won’t be a big problem. My injuries are more serious. I’m the one who mainly caused the negative news, so as long as this matter isn’t exposed, it won’t be a threat to the show.”

There was a pause.

Li Xiwu added, “Actually, I asked for my injuries. This really has nothing to do with the production team.”

Pei Jingzhou’s grip on her waist slowly tightened. “So you want to hide it from me?”

Li Xiwu smiled awkwardly. “Doesn’t Fourth Brother know now?”

Pei Jingzhou sighed softly and pulled her into his arms again. “Li Xiwu, sometimes I prefer you to be selfish and not think about others.”

With that, Pei Jingzhou moved her face closer to his neck. The scorching breath landed on her neck and it tickled her. Li Xiwu subconsciously shrunk her neck. The next second, Pei Jingzhou’s hand tightened on her waist and rubbed it in his arms. “Don’t dodge.”

Li Xiwu really did not dodge anymore. She obediently let Pei Jingzhou hug her.

The door of the ward was locked just to be alone with her and not be disturbed. It was not to do anything else. Besides, Pei Jingzhou had no intention of doing anything with Li Xiwu in such a state.

But he still took advantage of her. The heat that landed in the hollow of her neck quickly shifted to her face.

Li Xiwu leaned back. The moment Pei Jingzhou kissed her, she smiled brightly and said, “Fourth Brother, I smell of disinfectant. I slept the entire night and didn’t brush my teeth.”

Pei Jingzhou said, “Do you think I despise it?”

Of course Li Xiwu knew he didn’t mind. “I’m already tired from breathing,” she explained. “I don’t want to be even more tired.”

Pei Jingzhou chuckled and grabbed her hand that was supporting her body. This way, Li Xiwu could only lie down without any support. She thought that Pei Jingzhou was indignant because he did not kiss her.

However, he only undressed and lay down beside her. Seeing that he had no next move, Li Xiwu closed her eyes in relief and took a nap. There was a faint pain in her head, but it wasn’t particularly painful. It was to the extent that it could be ignored.

Usually, when Pei Jingzhou was not around, she slept very peacefully alone. When Pei Jingzhou was by her side, she would subconsciously burrow into his arms. Pei Jingzhou would reach out his arm and let her rest on it before falling asleep.

She didn’t sleep long. It was only about an hour. But to Li Xiwu, the hour or so seemed like a century, as she sank into another dream—

The sky was as dark as when the storm came. Dark clouds blotted out the sun as rumbling fighter jets circled above.

In the blink of an eye, cannon fire and smoke filled the air. She stood there in confusion, looking at everything in front of her helplessly. At this moment, someone pulled her from behind. She staggered and almost lost her balance. When she turned around, she saw the face she had drawn from memory again.

His face was no longer calm and elegant, only anxious and worried. He shouted at her, “Go—”

Li Xiwu stood rooted to the ground in a daze. He repeated the word, but this time more harshly. “Go—”

She was frightened. In the dream, she couldn’t help but cry. She stood quietly and motionless.

“It’s too late.” He spoke anxiously and reached out to push her out. “Daddy’s going to save them. I’ll be back soon. Nothing will happen. Go quickly. Go!”

Li Xiwu wanted to ask in her dream what had happened. But soon, the scene in front of her blurred. Sand and stones flew everywhere. It was dark and she couldn’t see anything clearly.

But one voice was very clear. He was shouting her name—

“Li Xiwu.”

“Li Xiwu.”

“Li Xiwu, wake up, Li Xiwu…”

There were calls and she suddenly opened her eyes. After being in a daze for a long time, she slowly regained her senses and realized that she had been woken up by Pei Jingzhou. At this moment, Pei Jingzhou was beside her. She quickly adjusted her breathing and calmed herself. “How long have I been asleep?”

Pei Jingzhou said, “An hour.”

Li Xiwu was disappointed. “It’s only been an hour. Why do I feel like I’ve slept for a long, long time?”

Pei Jingzhou looked down at her. “That’s because you were dreaming.” Li Xiwu looked at him suddenly. Pei Jingzhou said word by word, “It’s a nightmare.”

Li Xiwu’s breath caught. “Did I say anything when I was dreaming?”

Pei Jingzhou’s palm landed on Li Xiwu’s cheek and he removed the hair printed on her face. “You don’t have the habit of talking in your sleep.”

Li Xiwu didn’t move. “Then how did Fourth Brother know I had a nightmare?”

After Pei Jingzhou removed the hair on Li Xiwu’s face, his hand slowly moved up. “You didn’t sleep well. Also…”

Li Xiwu chased after her anxiously. “What else?”

After asking, Pei Jingzhou gently wiped the tears from the corners of her eyes. “You cried in your dream.”

Li Xiwu was stunned. She raised her hand to touch her face.

Pei Jingzhou pressed her hand down. “What do you want to eat?”

After waking up in the morning, she had not paid much attention to the time. It was fine if she did not know the time, but she did not know about hunger. Now that Pei Jingzhou asked, she felt hungry. She should eat something to fill her stomach.

She said, “Cantonese morning tea.”

Pei Jingzhou nodded. “Okay.”

After Pei Jingzhou got up, Li Xiwu also got up. She was about to get out of bed when Pei Jingzhou asked her, “What are you going to do?”

Li Xiwu pursed her lips. “To the bathroom.”

Pei Jingzhou slowly leaned over and reached out to hug her. Li Xiwu raised her hand to support his chest. Pei Jingzhou looked down and knew that she was resisting his movements. He raised his eyebrows and deliberately misinterpreted. “Embarrassed?”

Li Xiwu’s eyelashes were still wet, and her almond-shaped eyes were clear and bright. “I only hit my head. I didn’t hurt my legs. I can go alone.”

As soon as she finished speaking, the atmosphere between the two of them froze for a moment.

Pei Jingzhou held her hand on his chest. Li Xiwu thought that he was going to remove her hand, but she did not expect him to pull it behind his neck and wrap it around it. In the next second, her feet rose into the air and she was picked up by Pei Jingzhou again.

Li Xiwu: “…”

All the bathrooms in the county hospital ward were squatting.

Li Xiwu looked at Pei Jingzhou beside her. “Fourth Brother, aren’t you going out?”

Pei Jingzhou leaned against the door wall. “Are you sure you won’t fall into the bathroom?”

Li Xiwu smiled helplessly. “I just hurt my head, not lost my mind.”

Pei Jingzhou said, “You have both.”

Li Xiwu: “…”

Pei Jingzhou looked at her deeply. Li Xiwu did not avoid his gaze. After looking at him for a few seconds, Pei Jingzhou turned around and left the bathroom.

A few minutes later, Li Xiwu slowly came out of the bathroom.

Pei Jingzhou had yet to leave. He waited for her to come out, then made a point of saying, “I’ll get breakfast.”

Li Xiwu agreed. “Okay.”

After Pei Jingzhou left, Li Xiwu went to the bed to get her phone.

Suddenly, her hand stopped. Noticing a corner of the sketchbook peeking out from under the pillow, she pursed her lips. She remembered that when she got up just now, the sketchbook was not exposed. Now that half of it was exposed, it was very likely that Pei Jingzhou had seen this sketchbook just now.

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