When Wang Dong'er opened her eyes, she was stunned to discover that she had slept from the previous day's evening to today's morning. She had not slept so sweetly in a very long time. Although she was still feeling a little fatigued, she felt much refreshed.
She looked at the man beside her close up. He was still in a deep sleep, and didn't look like he was about to wake up any time soon. His heartbeat was still very calm.
Wang Dong'er carefully checked on his condition. After ascertaining that he was fine, she pecked his cheek and got up. After washing up, she began to help Huo Yuhao clean up.
She washed him up before gently massaging his muscles. After that, she changed him into clean clothes.
Huo Yuhao couldn't eat anything. Before Elder Xuan left yesterday, he had left a bottle of pills behind. He had asked Wang Dong'er to feed Huo Yuhao. These pills had been created using more than ten types of valuable ingredients, and would be sufficient to replenish his body.
After Wang Dong'er retrieved the bottle of pills, she placed one of the pills into her mouth before kissing him, and transferred the medicinal fluid into his mouth with her tongue.
Her face was red. For an inexperienced young lady like her, this was too embarrassing. However, there was a determined look in her eyes. As she thought of how Huo Yuhao was ready to give up his life for her, she put her embarrassment aside. I'm his future wife, what's there to be shy about?
After finishing this, Wang Dong'er went out to eat. After eating, she returned to Huo Yuhao's side and entered deep meditation.
She finally managed to enter deep meditation this time.
She changed Huo Yuhao's clothes twice a day, fed him medicine and massaged him thrice a day. She also washed his body twice a day. When night fell, she stopped meditating and just slept beside him.
Elder Zhuang came to check on Huo Yuhao twice a day, as promised. Huo Yuhao's physical condition seemed to be recovering faster than expected. The medicinal effect that was maintaining his life was very strong, and it lasted for a long time, too, enabling his internal injuries to heal quickly. Elder Zhuang told Wang Dong'er to talk more to Huo Yuhao so that he would wake up faster. Once he woke up, he could control some of his soul power, and his body would heal even more quickly.
Night fell, and Wang Dong'er continued laying beside Huo Yuhao.
She caressed his face and muttered into his eyes, "Yuhao, I'm Dong'er. I've seen the medicinal herb that you brought back. Where did you find out about my injury? Do I really have an internal injury? I didn't even know! Yuhao, I miss you so much. I really want to hear your voice. You'll get better. No matter what, I'll be by your side to take care and wait on you...
"Will you wake up? You've been sleeping for too long. As long as you wake up, I'll promise you anything. Even if you want to get intimate with me, I won't object to it. I'll let you hug me to sleep every night, okay? Isn't that what you've always wished for? From today onwards, I'll accompany you like that to sleep. I'm already your wife. This is my responsibility!
"In fact, do you know that I'm very willing to sleep with you? I feel especially safe when I sleep with you. I feel very comfortable...
"Yuhao, wake up. I really miss you. I really, really miss you."
As she finished speaking, Wang Dong'er was already sobbing a little
She opened Huo Yuhao's mouth and looked at his throat. It was completely scarlet-red, as if his flesh were squirming and growing. The medicinal herb Wang Qiu'er had given him had a very strong healing effect on his injuries.
Elder Zhuang had also commented that it was a miracle when he saw it. Perhaps the magical herb's strength could restore Huo Yuhao's voice.
When Wang Dong'er saw Huo Yuhao's throat, she started wailing. He must be in a lot of pain! He was so deeply in love that he had swallowed boiling water so that he could spit out blood that wasn't frozen.
Even Wang Dong'er didn't know when she fell asleep. When she was sleeping, her tear stains were still on her face.
The days slowly passed. Wang Dong'er took good care of Huo Yuhao. In the blink of an eye, ten days had passed. Huo Yuhao was still sleeping.
Huo Yuhao's injuries had already healed after ten days. Even his burned hands and vocal cords had been restored. His heartbeat also became stronger. Everything was progressing well.
The tournament was approaching, but Huo Yuhao hadn't awoken yet.
Wang Dong'er was crying less and less these days. She became calmer as Huo Yuhao's body slowly recovered. She was content to wait on him every day. She would talk to him for at least an hour every day and gently called his name to wake him up.
It was now only a month to the tournament. The rest of Shrek's Seven Monsters were stepping up their preparations and cultivations. Without Huo Yuhao as their main control-type soul master, it was going to be an arduous task to become champions in this tournament. The inclusion of sects changed everything. They were going to meet much stronger opponents!
Wang Qiu'er also came to visit Huo Yuhao a few times. Wang Dong'er didn't stop her from doing so. On the contrary, she hosted her very passionately.
Every time Wang Qiu'er came, she didn't speak. She only stood by the bedside and looked at Huo Yuhao for a while before leaving silently.
Wang Dong'er could see the sadness in her eyes. However, some things couldn't be shared. She pitied Wang Qiu'er, but there was only one Huo Yuhao. He was her man!
Another five days passed. Huo Yuhao had been back for half a month, and his injuries had already healed. Only the two waves of soul power were still conflicting in his body.
Wang Dong'er didn't dare to use her soul power to help him recover. She was worried that it might be counter-effective. She would rather he recovered slowly than take a risk.
Huo Yuhao had grown slightly fatter after lying down for the past fifteen days. The medicinal effect was pretty good. Wang Dong'er fed him his medicine through her mouth every day before giving him some water. Huo Yuhao's body stayed in good condition under her care.
Evening. It was time for her to speak to him again.
"Yuhao, did you know? I ate two buns tonight. So many, right? I'm afraid that I'll grow fat." Wang Dong'er lowered her head as she spoke and looked down at her slim waist.
"Today's canteen food was especially delicious. Don't worry, I'll take care of myself. For you, I won't harm my body anymore. When you wake up, I'll let you see a healthy Dong'er. Will you be very happy because of this? I'll let you see a prettier Dong'er."
Wang Dong'er continued speaking with a smile on her face, "Did you know? Sometimes I'm not in a rush for you to wake up. The past few days have been fruitful for me. I love waiting on you. You were the one taking care of me all this while. You were also the one who cleaned our dorm room. It's my turn now. I know you've sacrificed a lot for me over these few years. However, you didn't know I was a girl back then. You really are a fool! We were living together for such a long time, but you didn't realize. Come to think of it, I still want to mock you for that.
"Oh right, eldest senior and the rest have been cultivating tirelessly. However, everything is affected greatly because you're not around. Furthermore, I can't compete because you are in this state. I told eldest senior that I'd be staying behind with you, and he agreed to my request. We are all representing the Tang Sect this time. Eldest senior said that Na Na can be our first substitute. She's quite good. We can also make up our numbers by asking someone else from the sect.
"It would be great if you could wake up though! Even though you can't compete, everyone will still be in good spirits with your support.
"Oh, right. I haven't fed you your medicine. I'll talk to you after feeding you."
Wang Dong'er retrieved a bottle and placed a pill into her mouth. As usual, she fed him through her mouth.
She was used to it after half a month. She used the tip of her tongue to force Huo Yuhao's teeth open before pressing her tongue against his. It was easier that way.
Everything progressed very smoothly as usual. However, she felt a slight touch on her tongue as she tried to pull it back.
She was stunned for a moment. Following this, she understood what was going on and quickly hugged Huo Yuhao. She continued to reach her tongue in and touched the tip of his tongue again.
Wang Dong'er was trembling slightly in agitation. Was he about to wake up?
However, his tongue had stopped moving. Wang Dong'er didn't garner any reaction even though she used her tongue to touch the tip of his again.
Was it a false feeling? Wang Dong'er was unconvinced! When she retracted her tongue, she looked slightly disappointed.
She turned around and gently rubbed at the tears that flowed from her eyes. Yuhao, when are you going to wake up?
At this point, a weak and hoarse voice sounded behind her, "Again… kiss…"
Wang Dong'er's body stiffened. In the next instant, she turned around and saw a pair of dull eyes. However, those eyes were looking at her gently!