Air Spirit yawned while watching the servants boil the medicine, an impatient look on his face. The servants at the side were so frightened that they didn't even dare breathe loudly.
Who didn't know that Honorable Air Spirit was the divine doctor by His Highness's side for his own use? His medical skills were excellent without saying, he was also very good-looking, other than respect for him, they still were very respectful to him. He was not in a good mood, so no one also dared to utter a word.
He was supposed to be having a good sleep at this moment, but he was helplessly dragged out even though he was tired. If it were His Highness, he certainly would be at his beck and call without any complaints, but why did it turn out to be a girl who was still wet behind the ears? Moreover, it was just a common cold that lacked any type of challenge. In any case, he was still a divine doctor ah, just for this kind of trivial minor illness, he was called upon, moreover, he had to personally watch the medicine being made and then deliver it! Wasn't he being too overlooked?!!
But what means did he have when His Highness had his heart set on this girl?
Therefore, the proud and arrogant godly doctor gave vent to his anger.
When Air Spirit carried the bowl of medicine inside and saw this particular scene, in a split second, he was stunned!
The first reaction was ——
This was the first time he saw a girl in His Highness's arms. The Highness, who had never allowed any females near him since small, was finally willing to come into contact with a female.
The second reaction was ——
You're kidding me ah! Why was this girl only a ten-year-old child ah! My heart grieves ah!
Air Spirit's mood was like falling down from the clouds. Towards the disoriented Chu Qing-Yan, a complicated expression appeared in the depths of his eyes.
Xiao Xu saw him staring fixedly and narrowed his eyes slightly. Air Spirit dropped his head and passed over the medicinal soup to him, "Your Highness, let Miss Chu drink this bowl of medicine, she'll develop a sweat and then the fever will go down."
Xiao Xu received the medicine, his finger touching the rim of the bowl; he felt that the temperature was a bit hot and he blew on it a few times before preparing to feed it to her.
Air Spirit, who was at the side, saw that His Highness originally wanted to shake her awake to feed her the medicine. However, when his hand touched her arm, his eyes suddenly turned gentle and he softly roused her, "It's time to drink your medicine."
Air Spirit felt that he was suddenly hit by five bolts of lightning from this discovery!
There were actually moments when His Highness could be gentle?!
He actually had a moment of being gentle!
Perhaps because he sensed Air Spirit's strangeness, Xiao Xu raised his eyes, "What are you standing there being stunned for?"
His Highness had already issued the order and Air Spirit immediately controlled his expression to withdraw. He needed to go find Fire Spirit to talk about this matter, it was too scary!
She had recently gotten used to Xiao Xu's cold indifferent voice, so when Chu Qing-Yan, in the midst of high fever heard that familiar voice, she half-opened her eyes in a daze and only saw a blurry silver mask. It was very familiar, and knowing the other person would not harm her, she dropped her vigilance and obediently opened her mouth, allowing the person to feed her the medicinal soup.
A sick person had a fragility that brought forth tenderness from other people. As a result, Xiao Xu's movements couldn't help but become more gentle.
Drinking the bowl of lumpy medicinal soup took almost a quarter of an hour. When Xiao Xu withdrew the bowl, his sleeves accidently wiped across the corner of her lips, and Chu Qing-Yan subconsciously treated it as a napkin. She grabbed the sleeve and gave her mouth a good wipe, the remaining medicine leaving a brown wet spot on his clothes.
Xiao Xu raised an eyebrow, but looking at the resting person blinking her large misty eyes, he didn't get angry. If it was normally, he would've already thrown out such a brazen person.
"Why do you treat me so well?"
Perhaps because she was muddled from sickness, she didn't have the fear from former days, and the cautiousness she usually had at all times. Chu Qing-Yan tilted her head and curiously asked the question that was stuck for a long time in her heart for these past two days.
"This king is happy to do so."
Xiao Xu didn't treat a sick person's words as something serious, he treated it as if she was just babbling nonsense. However, he still paused for a moment before spitting out these words.
This response was in accordance to his personality, doing things as he pleased. Chu Qing-Yan slightly released a breath of relief. If it was like this, then there was nothing to worry about.
At this time, the effects of the medicine hit and she started to get drowsy again. She balled up her hands on his chest and searched for a cozy position in his arms before peacefully closing her eyes.
The expression of the completely unguarded person sleeping in his arms, this subconscious intimacy made a section of the ice-cold hard walls in the deepest part of his heart cave in.
Xiao Xu gently caressed her hair, a never before seen warm color appearing in the depths of his eyes.
After the nap, Chu Qing-Yan slowly stirred awake.
Only, having just opened her eyes halfway, she saw a small figure flailing about like a thunderbolt that refused to listen, pounce on her, along with a pleasantly surprised and grieving voice to say, "Master, you're finally awake. Almost scared this servant to death!"
Chu Qing-Yan didn't even need to think to know it was Xi Ning. In her heart, she knew that she was the only one in the manor who would make a loud racket like this, but she was also the only one who was sincerely concerned about her, so she couldn't help but smile slightly, "I'm fine, don't need to worry."
Seeing that her master, aside from being slightly pale, her mind and other parts were all in good health, Xi Ning felt relieved. But in the end, she was still a child, so she poured out the bucket of words she had choked back for these several days, "Master, you don't even know that in the past several days, His Highness personally took care of you. Even when you had a high fever last night, His Highness didn't even change his clothes and accompanied you for the entire night. He had just left, and then you woke up. Wait a minute, His Highness instructed me to go notify him when you wake up——"
"Hey——" Chu Qing-Yan didn't have enough time to call her to a stop before Xi Ning's figure ran away and disappeared like a wisp of smoke.
Did Xi Ning say Xiao Xu took care of her the entire night? Then, that means the dream she thought she had last night was actually real?
She couldn't help but be astonished, did this iceberg prince have a change in personality? How was it that he was suddenly treating her so nicely? If she wasn't a ten-year-old child but a person who had reached marriageable age, maybe she would've thought he had fallen for her, but reality wasn't like this.
She was impoverished, there was nothing she had that he would covet, could it really be like he said, doing it for his own pleasure?
She was still in the middle of letting her imagination run wild when the sound of steady footsteps came from afar and got closer. She knew he had come.
As expected, by the time she turned her head, a powerful aura had already approached her bed, and that tall figure had already leaned over, "Has your fever subsided?" While saying this, his hand was already on her forehead, and his ice-cold fingers snapped her back to reality.
"En, I feel much better." Chu Qing-Yan looked at the person who was almost within reach and in a well-behaved manner, nodded her head.
Xiao Xu withdrew his hand and straightened his body. He didn't sit himself on the stool Xi Ning had prepared for him and just placed his hands on his back to look at her.
"Your Highness, I heard Xi Ning say that this time, my cold troubled Your Highness a lot. Qing-Yan is extremely grateful, if there is an opportunity in the future, Qing-Yan will definitely repay the favor back to Your Highness." Chu Qing-Yan looked at him, and sincerely said her thanks. It didn't matter why he set his heart on her, all of what she was feeling right then, regardless of whether it was when he saved her from the gates of hell or his care of her afterwards, was all because of his kindness. A word of thanks was really not sufficient to offset all that.
"If you heard it, then it's fine." Xiao Xu lightly replied back. If an in-depth investigation must be performed, she was still implicated by him, resulting in her encountering this absurd disaster.
Heard it? Chu Qing-Yan felt this response carried a trace of perfunctory expression ah!
Xiao Xu seriously looked at this girl child before him. The pair of watery pupils carried a hint of exhaustion, and the usually rosy and lustrous cheeks became a lot thinner due to the poison and then the illness, carrying a sickly pale color. He felt it was not as pleasing to the eyes compared to when she was energetic and lively.
"Do you have something you want?" Xiao Xu blurted out without thinking, and when he saw her astonished expression, Xiao Xu also thought his words were inconceivable, it didn't seem like his normal style. However, words that had been said were like spilt water, he didn't plan to regret saying it, rather, he determinedly stared at her, waiting for an answer.