Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
When Yu Ze heard Huo Yuan’s apology, he stood still, slightly stunned, and looked at Huo Yuan. Huo Yuan was frowning, and the back of his hand was bruised, as if he was trying to restrain something.
Yu Ze realized that what happened in the morning had a very big impact on Huo Yuan.
He said softly, “It’s okay.” Taking a deep breath, he continued to stick the needle.
When he withdrew his hand, his little thumb unintentionally touched Huo Yuan’s skin, and it felt cold to the touch. He looked at Huo Yuan with his eyes, Huo Yuan’s eyes fell on the ceiling, his expression did not fluctuate, only his thin lips were tightly pursed.
Yu Ze wanted to remind him to keep warm, but he didn’t say anything, and continued sticking needles in silence. His hand went up and up, and when it reached his thigh, Huo Yuan finally made a move, and he jerked his head down, and his eyes fell on Yu Ze’s face.
Yu Ze looked up and asked with concern, “Are you uncomfortable?”
Huo Yuan’s jaw tensed up and then relaxed, but his voice was tight, “No, I’m just aware.”
Yu Ze’s eyes smiled, “This is a good thing, you endure.”
“Mn,” Huo Yuan answered with downcast eyes.
The corners of Yu Ze’s lips curved, Huo Yuan was a very good patient, very cooperative, which made his job much easier. He quickly finished a set of acupuncture, the whole process was highly concentrated. A thin layer of sweat was on his forehead, he raised his hand ready to wipe, only to head towards the sleeve of his shirt, thought of something movement, straighten his neck, take out toilet paper from his pocket and carefully wipe the sweat.
He threw the dirty paper into the trash can and quietly observed Huo Yuan’s expression, but saw Huo Yuan’s gaze fell on him with a calm expression, “Tough.”
“I’m fine, I’m not tired.” Yu Ze was relieved and smiled at Huo Yuan, thinking that Huo Yuan was not happy in the morning, was it really because he did not use toilet paper to wipe his sweat?
He thought so, but did not dare to ask, and always felt that it was not that simple. If that was the case, Huo Yuan could have raised it directly, and could avoid him from committing taboos in the future.
He put the acupuncture box in order, closed the lid, and asked, “Where do I put this?”
“The second drawer down.”
Yu Ze bent down to open the drawer, which was empty, and put the acupuncture box in it.
Yu Ze said, “Half an hour,” he glanced at the clock, “twenty-eight minutes to go.”
Huo Yuan’s eyebrows knitted quickly, “You go sit on the sofa and rest, there is water in the small refrigerator next to the TV cabinet.”
“Okay, thanks.” Yu Ze obediently answered, first went to the washroom and washed his hands, then took a bottle of mineral water, drank two sips, thought for a moment, and sat down on the edge of the sofa near the bed, a position where Huo Yuan could see him even if he was lying down.
He thought that if he sat in the dead center of Huo Yuan’s line of sight, Huo Yuan would certainly be very uncomfortable.
Even if he knew that there was another person in the room, but did not know what that person was doing, this feeling was very unpleasant. Especially for someone like Huo Yuan, who was physically affected and couldn’t grasp that person’s movements at will.
He leaned against the sofa, worried about making Huo Yuan feel uncomfortable, and didn’t look at Huo Yuan directly, but just poked around with his afterimage to make sure he would be the first to know when Huo Yuan was uncomfortable.
When there were five minutes left to take out the needle, Huo Yuan moved in the afterglow. Huo Yuan moved very much, steeply propped up on his elbows, raised his upper body, lowered his head for a moment, and then looked violently at Yu Ze.
Yu Ze quickly bounced up from the sofa and hurriedly said, “Don’t move, be careful with the needles.” As he said, he rushed towards the bed.
“Stand still.” Huo Yuan shouted in a deep voice.
Yu Ze subconsciously stopped in place, Huo Yuan stared at him, the expression on his face changed rapidly.
Yu Ze saw his arm trembling, worried that he had hurt himself, although very anxious, but still tried to make his voice slow, “You take it easy, you lie down first, I’m not going over.” His black and white eyes met Huo Yuan’s, his eyes were sincere and honest, “What do you want to do? Tell me, I can help you.”
Huo Yuan’s face was tense, and he did not speak for a moment, only staring at Yu Ze, as if he was thinking about whether the person in front of him was trustworthy.
The air seemed to freeze, and Yu Ze was nervous and worried, wanting to speak several times, but trying to restrain himself, fearing that it would backfire and make Huo Yuan angry.
Half a second later, Huo Yuan said, “No matter what happens, you swear that you will never tell anyone.”
Yu Ze immediately raised his right hand and swore without a moment’s hesitation. In fact, he was puzzled, there was a non-disclosure agreement on the work contract, why did Huo Yuan emphasize not to pass it on?
It must be something very important, he thought, and his expression couldn’t help but look serious.
Huo Yuan’s eyes stopped on his face for a moment, withdrew his eyes and slowly lay down flat, “Come here.”
His voice was not as smooth as usual, the action just consumed a lot of his energy, making him breathe a little more rapidly.
Yu Ze didn’t dare to delay and walked quickly to the bedside, about to ask Huo Yuan if he just wanted to get up to get something, when his eyes swept over the bed, he immediately understood.
Huo Yuan had needles stuck in both feet, some of them on the inner thighs. In order to stick the needles, Yu Ze laid his two legs flat apart, with two fistfuls of distance between them.
The two legs were also wet, he saw at a glance between the sheets. His eyes subconsciously moved up, and to no surprise, his black underwear was also wet, but because it was black, it was not as obvious as the sheets.
Yu Ze suddenly realized, no wonder Huo Yuan’s reaction in the morning was so big, chiding him to get out, but also turned the wheelchair sideways to him, he was afraid he would notice that he wet himself.
He looked at Huo Yuan and met Huo Yuan’s eyes, his heart tightened, worried that he had reacted wrongly and hurt Huo Yuan, and could not help but feel pain. Almost without thinking, and in a completely subconscious reaction, he stepped forward and took Huo Yuan’s hand.
He looked down at the hand in his palm and looked up at Huo Yuan. He didn’t let go, but held his hand tighter and rubbed it gently, as if to warm it up.
Huo Yuan’s eyes flickered, his expression changed, his fingertips moved, but did not pull away. He immediately realized his perversity and frowned, but still did not stop Yu Ze’s action. Probably the youth’s expression was too sincere, not the slightest dislike, but worried and with heartache; the action was natural, no deliberate ingratiation, and it let him feel warm.
Yu Ze’s voice was gentle, “It’s okay, it’s normal. You hold on, I’ll take the needle in two minutes, and I’ll help you sort it out right after.”
Huo Yuan looked at him steadily, “Why are you so nice to me?”
He had seen too many people, too many interests at stake, yet Yu Ze had surprised him from the beginning. Originally he thought that Yu Ze wanted to stay by his side and take care of him for money, but before signing the contract, Yu Ze proposed that he didn’t need the bonus, and he could see that it was Yu Ze’s heartfelt words, not an excuse.
At this time, Yu Ze saw this kind of wretched state, also did not have a little dislike, which made him think. He still remembered that soon after his car accident, the weakest time, Huo Chi once met him in his incontinent state, and his expression changed at that time, subconsciously covering his mouth and nose while frowning. Although Huo Chi quickly reacted, red eyes to comfort him, but those expressions, he saw it all.
Since then, he strictly controlled the people around him, and unless necessary, he was left alone.
The only family member reacted that way, let alone outsiders? He and Yu Ze had only known each other for a few days, and he couldn’t see through Yu Ze’s behavior. Originally, he didn’t want to ask more questions, thinking that it would be fine as long as he was cured, but at this moment, he couldn’t help but ask.
Yu Ze’s eyes widened in surprise, with a trace of confusion in his eyes, “Am I good to you?” His head tilted slightly in thought, “You mean me treating you? It’s my job and you pay for it.”
“You said it’s okay not to get paid.” Huo Yuan stared at him closely.
Yu Ze was choked up, this was indeed what he had said and even now he was thinking the same thing. He didn’t care about the payment as long as he could stay by Huo Yuan’s side. He pursed his lips and said honestly, “If I help you, I help myself.”
Huo Yuan was the target person of this mission world, he had to pay attention to both the people around Huo Yuan in case Huo Yuan got hurt, and Huo Yuan’s own health so that Huo Yuan didn’t lose hope in life and commit suicide.
Huo Yuan’s injury had a great impact on Huo Yuan’s psychology, and there had been no hope of recovery. Huo Yuan’s possibility of suicide would grow, and healing Huo Yuan was to ensure Huo Yuan’s safety.
Yu Ze thought so, but did not think that this sentence sounded, completely different and with another meaning to Huo Yuan, similar to a confession. Huo Yuan’s expression changed slightly as he looked at Yu Ze carefully, thinking back to whether they had met before, but thinking about it, it was only in the past few days that he had met.
He moved his lips, but finally closed them again and did not ask a deep question. Asking in vain added embarrassment, he had a good impression of the youth but did not have the heart to think about feelings, only to recover his health.
“Thanks.” He whispered.
Yu Ze smiled, “You’re welcome.” A vibration came from his pocket, his phone chimed.
He turned off the alarm clock, “I’ll get your needle now.”
Huo Yuan sounded an ‘Mn’.
Yu Ze took the needles quickly and steadily, and in a short time, he removed all the needles and threw them into the trash. He walked to the other side of the bed, leaned the wheelchair against the bed, and leaned down to help Huo Yuan. Huo Yuan looked at him, didn’t say anything, cooperated with his movements, and moved to the wheelchair.
Yu Ze pushed Huo Yuan into the bathroom, which was large, divided into an inner and outer room, separated by frosted glass. The inner room was a bathtub and shower, and a closet sliding horizontally from side to side at the door, full of clothes.
The outer room was a sink and toilet, a mobile wooden table placed to the right of the toilet, with several books stacked in the upper left corner and a larger one in the middle, with a wooden openwork bookmark caught in the pages and the end exposed.
Next to the bathroom blinds, two wheelchairs were placed side by side, the same type as the one Huo Yuan was sitting on now, carved out of the same mold.
Huo Yuan skillfully took the clothes he wanted to change and said to Yu Ze, “You wait here.”
He said, operating the wheelchair into the inner room, the glass door automatically closed, he put the clothes away, moved to the bathtub, and ran the hot water.
Yu Ze watched him nervously through the frosted glass, worried that he might fall, but Huo Yuan moved very skillfully, put the water on, took off his clothes and moved from the wheelchair to the bathtub.
Huo Yuan then said, “Come in.”
Yu Ze opened the door and stepped in.
Huo Yuan tilted his head back and soaked in the water, his facial expression was much more relaxed, and the changed clothes were placed in a basket at the end of the bathtub.
Huo Yuan’s eyes were slightly closed and he did not look at Yu Ze, “Push the wheelchair outside and put it in the front, and change into a clean one.”
Yu Ze answered in a low voice, not daring to look at Huo Yuan, walked to the back of the wheelchair and was about to push it away, when his heart moved. He raised his eyes to the bathtub, and his eyes fell straight on Huo Yuan chest.
Huo Yuan’s skin was very white, the left chest tattooed with a side-flying eagle, the whole was not large, but very dynamic, twisted head and eyes outward, sharp vision.
Yu Ze subconsciously stretched his neck, wanting to see more clearly, there were tattoos covering so he could not see Huo Yuan’s body for a while, whether there was a sign belonging to his lover.
Suddenly, Huo Yuan opened his eyes, “What are you looking at?”
Yu Ze hurriedly withdrew his eyes, blushing slightly, “No, nothing.”
Huo Yuan’s eyes narrowed, puzzled and curious, how did Yu Ze fall in love with him when he didn’t know him?
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Y Ze: I didn’t, I didn’t, don’t talk nonsense!