Chapter 19: Hospital Re-examination
Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
It had been a month since the drama’s completion, and it had been broadcasted for several weeks, but the hype had not decreased, and there was a rising trend. Even so, people didn’t know anything about the two people’s real lives. Paparazzi couldn’t dig up anything. They were small stars with little background information. No matter how the outside world chattered, they both still had their own lives, and had not been affected at all.
“Ding~” The telephone rang suddenly in the living room.
“An Jiu…” Xia Qian’an was shocked by the sudden ringing of the bell, and his unhealthy pale face turned even whiter. Although there was a landline at their home, it had served only as a decoration. Usually, no-one would call, so Xia Qian’an was shocked by the sudden ringing of the landline.
“It’s okay. Take a deep breath and relax.” An Jiu touched Xia Qian’an’s white face comfortingly.
Xia Qian’an’s brain was a little muddled. Obviously, he hasn’t recovered from the shock. Seeing this, he saw the gloom in his eyes. The phone still rang impatiently, as if it was competing with them for endurance, and at last, An Jiu went to answer it. He gently soothed Xia Qian’an on the way.
“Ah, who is this?” An Jiu’s tone was much colder than usual.
“Little… Er, it’s An Jiu, isn’t it?” There was a familiar voice from the other end of the phone.
“Mn, what’s up?” An Jiu’s tone became more moderated, but over the phone, Li Fengyi could not hear it.
Li Fengyi had some doubts. Who caused An Jiu to be mad? However, he would not know whether he caused it or if it was something else. “Uh… Is it okay to ask if you are interested in another drama?” he asked with some caution in his tone.
“No, I remember saying we wouldn’t before.” And An’an promised to play the drama because it was their history.
“Did you really stop thinking about it? Your acting talent is very high!” Li Fengyi tried to convince him.
“No, An’an is not suitable for acting.” Xia Qian’an was unlikely to be an actor, be it due to his illness or family reasons. Besides, was their acting talent really that high? Not really, it just happened to be their experience.
“Well, then I won’t bother you.” Li Fengyi thought for a moment and gave up. He asked with too high hopes. They had too many restrictions. He was a little thoughtless.
“Um.” An Jiu hung up.
“Who called?” Xia Qian’an had calmed down, and he asked, seeing An Jiu return.
“Director Li, to ask us if we wanted to act in another drama. I have refused.”
“Mn, that’s good.”
“We have made an appointment at the hospital. Is at nine tomorrow okay?” An Jiu asked.
“… Uh huh.”
“Don’t think so much. I’ll be by your side.” An Jiu patted his soft hair in an appeasing way.
“Mn.” Xia Qian’an answered with a low voice, hugging An Jiu’s waist, and the insecurity in his eyes gradually faded.
The Next day
After breakfast, they went to the hospital by car. Considering the impact of their acting, their faces were hooded and they had long sleeves, but they still wore a black and white couple colors.
Xia Qian’an’s appointment was with his doctor in charge. Xia Mujiang found him and he came to see him a year ago. The situation was very bad and he didn’t know what changes had taken place this time.
For the treatment of his illness, Xia Qian’an didn’t have any ideas before. He didn’t actively go for treatment or resist it, as though he was at their mercy. Now that there was An Jiu, he still hoped that his illness would be better. Part of the reason why he promised to act in the drama before was due to that.
The driver stopped the car and announced, “Here we are, Young Master.”
“Mn.” Xia Qian’an answered, put on sunglasses, and An Jiu helped him put on his hoodie. After disguising themselves, they got out of the car.
Xia Qian’an’s hoodie was relatively large and loose; it covered half of his face. The atmosphere of the surroundings was very good, and the exterior seemed elegant. Xia Mujiang chose a Hospital and doctors that had strong confidentiality, so the patients in this hospital were mostly people with background.
An Jiu led Xia Qian’an to the hospital gate. Even though there were few people around the hospital, there were still some looking at their clothes and temperament.
“What do you think their relationship is?” A girl with light make-up looked at Xia Qian’an with some doubt on her face.
“Why? Those two men are walking hand in hand? God, is this real?” The girl beside the girl with light make-up whispered excitedly.
“Don’t think that as soon as you see some intimacy between two men!” the light makeup girl said in a defeated way.
“Don’t you know, when we reach a certain age, we can recognize the relationship between lovers. With my six years as a fujoshi, I guarantee you, they are a couple!” The other girl’s eyes brightened.
“What’s more, such strength coming off of the man in black clothes. He’s definitely a top, the kind of cold loyal dog!!!”
“You can see that?”
“Do you think the last six years are for decoration?” The girl rolled her eyes.
An Jiu frowned and walked faster, holding Xia Qian’an’s hand. With An Jiu’s excellent hearing, he had heard their conversation. These clothes were still not good. If they were recognized, they would get in trouble.
A young nurse came up and asked with a smile, “What can I do for you?”
“We have an appointment with Dr. Lin,” An Jiu answered.
“Okay, just a moment, please. I’ll make a call to confirm this.” The young nurse hung up the phone soon after and said to An Jiu, “Okay, please follow me. Dr. Lin’s office is on the fifth floor.”
An Jiu led Xia Qian’an to stand not far away. The young nurse knocked on the door. When she heard the voice inside, she invited them inside. The young nurse stepped back. Just a few minutes later, she knew that the two people in front of her didn’t like to be close to others.
“You can go in.” The young nurse smiled.
An Jiu nodded, and Xia Qian’an opened the door and entered.
“Xiao Xia and Mr. An, right?” The young doctor in the chair raised his head, held up his gold-rimmed glasses and smiled at them. Dr. Lin looked very young. He was not over thirty years old, and he had a gentle smile on his face; he should be a gentle person.
Dr. Lin looked at their hands and said nothing. An Jiu took Xia Qian’an to sit on the chair not far away from Dr. Lin, took off Xia Qian’an’s hat, and took his sunglasses as well. In less than half a minute, Dr. Lin saw it.
So they really were the way the fans said online?
“Little Xia, please let me run a test first. Let me see how you are doing,” Doctor Lin said gently.
“Mn.” Xia Qian’an looked up at Dr. Lin, then lowered his eyebrows and answered with a low voice.
Twenty minutes later, Dr. Lin looked at his test.
“I have a question to ask. Did you take the initiative to act in the recently popular drama, Xiao Xia?”
“Well, as far as your test results go, your situation is getting better. Did you come in contact with some new people before?” Dr. Lin asked.
In the past, it was very difficult to get Xia Qian’an to talk, so the therapy was slow. However, he was now taking the initiative to change, so the doctor could try to get him to reveal his inner thoughts more.
Xia Qian’an didn’t answer, but looked at An Jiu beside him. He was not used to telling others about his situation and inner thoughts. The helpless flash in his eyes was caught by An Jiu.
“I try to take An’an out a lot,” An Jiu said.
“Well, what’s the reason for your change, Xiao Xia?”
Xia Qian’an glanced at An Jiu and said, “… Because of one person.”
“… The one you like?” Dr. Lin asked. He saw the little movement just now. It was true.
Dr. Lin thought about it and said, “Um… presently, what’s most effective for your situation is to go out and walk more and get in contact with others slowly. This process is relatively slow. You can go at your own pace.”
After that, Dr. Lin talked with Xia Qian’an about some topics, and Xia Qian’an answered some questions, and kept silent on some things he didn’t want to say, or An Jiu replaced him.
“I want to ask you a personal question, which is related to your recovery in the future,” Dr. Lin said, looking at them.
An Jiu looked at him and indicated that he could ask.
Dr. Lin held up his glasses and said seriously, “Online… Are you in a relationship, really?”
“Yes.” An Jiu held Xia Qian’an’s hand tightly, and said without hesitation.
“… Does your family agree? “
“His brother should have agreed.”
“Well, you can come to me if you have any questions later,” Dr. Lin said.
After they left, Dr. Lin sorted out the medical records for Xia Qian’an.
This road was not easy to follow. It can not be said openly to others. It might even be rejected by the world. Ordinary people were stubborn. What’s more, with a special situation like Xia Qian’an, if not handled properly, it may have a bad impact on his condition.
Dr. Lin frowned slightly, hoping that things would not develop to that extent.