More Capable than Ever!
Translate: Sae | Edit: BambiKill5/Nancy
Late at night, Gu Hai knocked on Yan Ya Jing’s door.
Yan Ya Jing had just finished taking a shower and as she was blow-drying her hair, she heard a knock on the door, which caused her to jolt in surprise.
What does he want at this time of night?
Although Yan Ya Jing was flabbergasted, she could not help but hold on to that tiny bit of hope. Even if he only came and stayed for a while, it would still be good.
When the door was opened, Yan Ya Jing’s fair and beautiful complexion was matched with a light purple nightgown that was casually tied around her tiny waist, revealing her slim and elegant figure. A faint fragrance exuded from her body and pervaded the hazy lit room, emitting a fatally enticing aura.
Normally, when a man is faced with such a scene, anything of importance would surely be tossed to the back of his mind. Unfortunately for Yan Ya Jing, Gu Hai’s pair of eyes had been trained to pay no heed to such things. Aside from Bai Luo Yin, anyone that would pass him by was just a person with a nose and two eyes and nothing else.
“I have to go back first, something urgent came up!”
Yan Ya Jing’s eyes widened slightly as she stared at him in disbelief. “You’re leaving right now? We have an important meeting tomorrow!”
“I don’t have time for that. I am sure you can deal with it if something comes up!” After he finished speaking, he quickly turned and went toward the elevator.
As Yan Ya Jing watched Gu Hai’s back disappear from her sight, she was at a loss for words.
How can this person change so much in such a short span of time? Two days ago, he spoke with great confidence and was adamant that he would win this business venture at any cost since it concerned the company’s future development. He said that all other matters would need to be put aside, and even went as far as to say that if he wasn’t able to snatch this project, the latter half of his life would be wasted. But in the end, it seems that something else was able to vanquish his grand intentions in the blink of an eye.
As expected, a man in love cannot be depended on…
With those thoughts swirling in her head, Yan Ya Jing bitterly closed the door.
Bai Luo Yin had the blanket wrapped around his body while he comfortably lay on the bed. The exhaustion that had accumulated during all those harsh days of training made him feel as if all the bones in his body were falling apart. From being a tough and unyielding soldier on the battlefield, he had turned into a wounded person hanging on to a cliff for dear life. He began to imagine the intense and worried expression that would afflict Gu Hai as he pushed fiercely through the door. The more he thought about it, the more his heart and mind felt at ease, and the bitter hardships that he had suffered for the past few days were instantly cured.
Eight years ago, he had never felt dependency on this person. But after experiencing eight extremely difficult years of endless challenges and restlessness, he had fully grasped the cruelty of human nature. Now, he had come to realize how rare and precious it was to be able to have someone at his side who was wholeheartedly devoted to treating him well.
Hearing the door creak slightly, Bai Luo Yin’s nerves jolted as he slowly turned his eyes toward the door only to see a figure cloaked in white move into his line of sight.
“It’s time to change your bandages,” the nurse said gently.
Bai Luo Yin raised the bed and leaned against the headboard before conscientiously stretching his foot out. When he noticed the large roll of gauze on the nurse’s tray, he could not help but stare at it until his eyes looked as though they were a pair of shiny orbs.
“I’ll do it myself!” Bai Luo Yin exclaimed before reaching out for the roll.
The nurse looked up at him in surprise, “Yourself? How can you do it yourself?”
“Why wouldn’t I be able to?” Bai Luo Yin put on a heroic face, “Being in the military, we often sustain injuries during training and we have to know how to bandage up and take care of ourselves. These are fundamental skills that we must master.”
“That doesn’t mean anything here,” the nurse replied with a stubborn expression. “Since you are here, you are a patient. As a patient, you must let us take care of you.”
Giving her a glance, Bai Luo Yin toughened up his expression. “I have mysophobia, so I don’t like other people touching me.”
“I am wearing sterilized gloves!” The nurse waved her hands.
Now aware that she was not going to back down, Bai Luo Yin looked squarely at her and extended his hand. “Let me see.”
When the nurse held out her hands, Bai Luo Yin immediately removed the gloves and confiscated them for himself.
“What do you think you are doing?” The nurse asked, startled by his sudden action.
Without answering her, Bai Luo Yin wore the gloves and skillfully undid the gauze. First, he used some disinfectant then applied the liquid medicine evenly on the wound. Just as he was almost done applying the medicine, he saw the cautious look on the nurse’s face, “Are you relieved now? It’s fine, you can leave! I will praise you when I see your director later.”
Hearing those words, an elegant smile blossomed on the nurse’s face before she turned around and left the room.
After Bai Luo Yin finished bandaging his foot, he used the remaining gauze to wrap every part of his body that could be wrapped. In just a few minutes, the entire roll was gone, without a bit of it wasted. Then he covered himself with the blanket and quietly waited for Gu Hai to arrive.
As soon as Gu Hai set foot in the hospital, he asked the doctor on duty which room Bai Luo Yin was in before rushing toward it at the speed of light.
Bai Luo Yin squeezed his eyes shut and concentrated on the sound of his own pounding heart, while he listened to the sound of heavy footsteps getting closer and closer to his room.
Gu Hai pushed the door open but froze up before he could even step inside the room.
There was not a chance Gu Hai would have recognized him if it wasn’t for the name tag hanging at the foot of the bed. In just the short span of ten days, the dashing and confident military officer had completely changed into resembling a corpse. Even his perfectly sculptured small face, once full of life, had all at once aged.
Without even having seen the gauze on Bai Luo Yin’s body yet, his facial injuries alone made Gu Hai feel as though his heart was being carved into pieces. He quietly walked toward the side of the bed and lightly caressed Bai Luo Yin’s face, softly calling out, “… Yin Zi?”
When Bai Luo Yin opened his eyes and saw Gu Hai’s handsome face in such close proximity to his, he froze. For the past few days, his vision had been painted with nothing but the hunger-stricken faces of his comrades. Now that he was able to look at that striking face that belonged only to him, he suddenly felt that Gu Hai’s handsomeness was of the kind that made it impossible for anyone to dare look at it directly.
The moment Gu Hai saw Bai Luo Yin’s lifeless eyes, he thought that he had suffered a great grievance, and he became speechless.
“Yin Zi, it’s all right. I’m here now. No matter how serious your injuries are, everything will definitely get better.”
Bai Luo Yin moved his chapped lips, yet nothing came out of his mouth.
“You don’t have to say anything, I understand,” Gu Hai said with sorrow in his voice.
Hearing those comforting words, Bai Luo Yin reached his hand out to hold Gu Hai’s.
Gu Hai’s eyes widened slightly as he lowered them. It felt like the tattered pieces of his already torn up heart were being smashed with a heavy object once he saw the condition Bai Luo Yin’s hands were in. He wished he hadn’t looked. Before, Bai Luo Yin’s hands had just been a little rough and the nails a bit warped, but now they were completely riddled with gaping wounds.
“Wait for me. I have to go out for a second.” In the dimly lit room, Gu Hai’s face could not be seen clearly.
Bai Luo Yin’s chest tightened. Thinking that Gu Hai was going to go ask the doctor about his condition, he quickly pulled Gu Hai’s hand to stop him. “Don’t go, stay with me.”
Even though Gu Hai could feel the strength in Bai Luo Yin’s hands, he did not doubt the severity of his injuries. Instead, he simply thought that BLY wanted him to stay by his side.
“It’s okay, I’m just going to the bathroom.”
“There’s a bathroom in this room, right there.” Bai Luo Yin said as he pointed his finger.
Once he to reassure Bai Luo Yin, Gu Hai went to the bathroom to wash his face.
He would never have expected that even after eight years, at the age of 26— the pain of seeing Bai Luo Yin in this kind of beaten shape would still be so tremendous that it made tears cascade uncontrollably down his face.
However, aside from silently cursing out ‘motherfucker’ on Bai Luo Yin’s behalf, there was nothing else he could do. Gu Hai could not control his emotions one single bit. From the second he heard Bai Luo Yin’s withering voice, to the moment he stepped into the room and saw the state he was in—his heart had been relentlessly battered, tortured and torn to pieces.
After quite some time had passed and Gu Hai still hadn’t come out from the bathroom, Bai Luo Yin knew something was up and couldn’t help but to feel a sense of guilt. If only he had realized earlier that Gu Hai would react like this, he would have not pretended that his injuries were so severe. In reality, he merely had a fractured ankle. However, in Gu Hai’s eyes, that alone was more than enough for him to feel exceptionally hurt and distress. By scaring him like that, Bai Luo Yin felt he had indeed committed a serious and sinful crime.
Nonetheless, since the situation had already reached that point, Bai Luo Yin did not dare to speak the truth. All he could do was to slowly repent.
“Gu Hai, actually…my injuries aren’t that severe. I just wanted you to come back soon, so I lied to you when I told you that I was dying.”
“It’s okay, you don’t have to say anymore.” Gu Hai replied with a gloomy tone of voice, “It was a good thing that you said it to me like that, otherwise I wouldn’t have rushed back to see you when you needed me. If it hurts that much and you find it difficult to bear, just cry in front of me. I will definitely not laugh at you.”
Gu Hai’s voice was full of gentleness and warmth, so gentle that Bai Luo Yin really wanted to fucking cry.
A while later, Gu Hai took a quick shower before lying down on the bed to sleep. Then he carefully hugged Bai Luo Yin while trying his best not to touch his wounds as he wrapped his arms around him.
With Gu Hai by his side, Bai Luo Yin slept very peacefully that night.
However, Gu Hai did not close his eyes. He immediately sensed the change in Bai Luo Yin’s body temperature—it felt abnormally high. His first thought was that his wounds had become infected. With that in mind, he panicked and ran toward the office of the doctor on duty.
When the doctor rushed over and saw Bai Luo Yin, he couldn’t help but stare in shock.
“This… this is Bai Luo Yin?”
Gu Hai also stared in shock, “If it’s not Bai Luo Yin, who else would it be?”
The doctor’s eyes remained on Bai Luo Yin while his face was riddled with confusion. Clearly, I was the one that performed the surgery on him… it was only an injury on his Achilles tendon. How did his body suddenly get all wrapped up in so much gauze? Maybe the blanket in the hospital isn’t warm enough so this pitiful Major had no choice but to wrap himself this thickly?
“What’s wrong?” Gu Hai asked with a worried expression.
The doctor shook his head. “Oh, it’s nothing. Let’s measure his temperature!”
Five minutes later, the doctor looked at the thermometer and calmly said, “His temperature is normal.”
Gu Hai’s eyebrow twisted together in surprise, “Normal?”
Hearing the doubt in Gu Hai’s voice, the doctor held the thermometer in front of him. “Look, isn’t this normal?”
Gu Hai gave Bai Luo Yin a glance, looked at the doctor and whispered, “Let’s talk outside!”
Once they were outside, the doctor informed Gu Hai of Bai Luo Yin’s condition in detail, leaving nothing untold. Even then Gu Hai did not believe the doctor’s words, so as proof, he took out Bai Luo Yin’s medical record and showed it to him. Gu Hai turned to look at Bai Luo Yin’s room only to discover that it was actually a recuperation room, not an intensive care room. Earlier, he had been too worried to take notice. It was not until that moment, that he reacted.
If he was seriously injured, how could his room be so quiet? It’s already been several hours since any nurses or doctors came in to examine his condition…
The doctor said very calmly, “He only suffered a fractured ankle and some skin laceration.”
Gu Hai gritted his teeth.
Bai Luo Yin, you’ve become even more fucking capable than ever.
Important Translators/Editor’s Note!
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