Translated by newbienoona
Edited and proofread by anks
"No." Nangong Zifei blinks at Jiao Daihu. Even someone who is simple minded like Daihu understands the nonverbal meaning.
His mouth slides to a smile, letting out a laugh. Daihu moves quickly despite his rotund state. "Sister-in-law, I have to go thank the doctors. Please take your time catching up."
The door opens and closes, and the atmosphere cools.
"The amount… ." An Chuxia pauses before rising from her seat. "If there's nothing else, I'll go ahead. Today's the first day of our excursion… ."
"Don't you like me, An Chuxia?"
Her body stiffens at his question. She doesn't respond to his question, hoping not to embarrass herself. She doesn't know if she should stay or leave.
The absence of her response leaves a dim light in his eyes. "Do you know why I want to be friends with you? Because you're kind, and your friendship is genuine. But I don't know where I stand with you. And in the end, things don't feel right."
"I'm sorry." She smacks her head in annoyance. She extends her index finger and pokes Nangong Zifei's head. "Of course, I'm kind and loyal. But I'm not a goody-two-shoes. However, I would be more relieved to not lend money to bloodied people. Hahaha!"
After laughing, she realizes that he didn't laugh at all. She pulls her hand back and scratches her head. "My jokes aren't funny, huh?"
"No, it's funny." Nangong Zifei says with a serious expression.
"You say it's funny, but you're not laughing?"
She shrugs her shoulders before changing the subject. "So why were you beaten? After listening to Jiao Daihu, you seem to be a good fighter."
"I don't fight." He shakes his head. "Help me ring the bell."
An Chuxia looks up and realizes that his bottle is about to drop. She hurries and rings the call bell. She didn't notice that Nangong Zifei has deliberately changed the subject without her noticing.
"An Chuxia, do you love Han Qilu?"
Her heartbeat races as she looks at him. She stares back at him as he waits for her response.
At that moment, even the sound of her breathing is audible.
"I can't talk about love." Just like that, she blurts it.
"So," he replies with a sigh of relief. "If one day, no woman is willing to marry me, would you marry me out of kindness?"
Suddenly, her expression changes. Her facial expressions keep on transitioning.
"Hey… ." An Chuxia suddenly laughs. "I said nothing. You're handsome and gentle. The only time a woman won't marry you is because it's the end of the world."
"I am serious." Nangong Zifei sits up. He wants to say something before she interrupts him.
"Needless to say, if that day ever comes, I will definitely marry you." She sticks out her tongue before saying, "Now I told you, I want to go to this adventure. Now that I've seen you're fine, I will head out. I'll show you photos when I get back."CHAPTER 416 Because I Trust You
Translated by newbienoona
Edited and proofread by anks
"Yeah." Nangong Zifei nods, emotionless.
An Chuxia extends her hand to his shoulder before walking out of the ward. She could feel his gaze on her, so she speeds up her pace, but doesn't forget to close the door gently behind her.
"Hey, sister-in-law, leaving so soon?" Jiao Diahu's eyes flash in confusion. He has been secretly hiding behind the ward doors, eavesdropping. However, the damned soundproof doors are pretty good. He didn't hear a single word. On the contrary, he was almost caught by An Chuxia.
"Yeah." She nods, too lazy to rebut Jiao Daihu.
She steps forward when he catches up to her. "Come to think of it, you're the only person who seems to make boss act strangely. Did you say something to boss yesterday?"
"What do you mean?" she asks, confused. Are all of Nangong's injuries related to her?
"Nothing." Jiao Daihu drops the subject when he sees her confusion. "I hope you treat boss well. We will treat you well. But if boss gets injured again because of you, I will personally put an end to this."
An Chuxia blinks as she sees the killing intent in his eyes. She can't help but shudder. Biting her lower lip, she asks, "What do you mean?"
"You're a smart person. Of course you know what I mean. Don't push it." He turns and leaves.
She stares down the long hospital corridor and scratches her head in annoyance. This Jiao Daihu has a big nerve to think there really is something between her and Zifei.
She shakes her head and walks out of the hospital feeling a little weak. As she exits the doors, she sees Han Qilu leaning up against the wall, smoking. She licks her lips before running to him and snatching the cigarette from his fingertips. "Haven't I told you not to smoke?"
"Have you?" He shrugs his shoulders. "Let's go."
Han Qilu takes the lead and walks ahead. His tall frame blocks the sunshine from her. Her nose suddenly stings, and she feels aggrieved.
"Hey… ." An Chuxia catches up with him and tugs on his sleeve. "Aren't you going to ask what we talked about?"
Han Qilu adjusts his gait, his gaze drops to An Chuxia who's shorter than him. "Do I need to know? Whatever he said to you, is it related to me?"
"You… ." An Chuxia wants to be on the offensive, but Han Qilu just smiles and lays a kiss on her head.
"Since I trust you, I don't need to ask. Understand?" He's serious, but somehow, her anger dissipates because of his smile.
Maybe it's because they are an attractive couple that passersby look at them with envy. They whisper guiltily.
"Let's go. We'll miss lunch if we don't leave soon." An Chuxia takes his hand and walks to the familiar car parked at the side of the road.
"Xiaonainai." Steward Han exits from the front passenger seat before calling out to An Chuxia. "I heard your classmate had an accident and is in recovery. Is he okay?"