While she was speaking, tears were streaming down her cheeks.
“What will you do?” Hunter was dying to ask her. This was the first time since they met that he saw her so worried about him.
However, the pain radiating through his body prevented him from doing so. Nevertheless, he couldn’t help but feel a warm sensation envelope him. Given how worried she is, does it indicate that I mean something to her?
Holding that thought in mind, Hunter lost consciousness as he couldn’t endure the waves of pain emanating throughout his body. Just when everything was about to go dark, he could still faintly hear Vivian calling out his name.
Why am I filled with happiness in such a moment? That was the last thought he had before he fainted.
The moment he regained his consciousness, Hunter furrowed his eyebrows. The sharp pain in his back caused the memories of what had just happened to flood back into his mind. Am I in the hospital?
After struggling to open his eyes, he realized that he was indeed there. In that case, where’s Vivian? She must be terrified. She seemed to be choking before I lost consciousness. Was she crying?
Due to the location of his wound, he was lying face down on the bed. Hence, he was unable to see what was going on in the ward. He gently pushed himself to his side so that he could look around his surroundings.
“You’re awake!” The moment he moved, he heard Vivian’s delighted tone from behind. The next moment, she appeared before him looking all worried.
“How do you feel? Does it still hurt?” Vivian asked anxiously.
The doctor said that the wound wasn’t deep and that he could be discharged after half a month’s rest. Nevertheless, she was still concerned about him. Is he really alright after losing so much blood?
Shaking his head, Hunter tried his best to squeeze out a weak smile. “I… I’m fine.”
When she heard Hunter’s hoarse voice, she quickly dabbed a cotton bud with some water and applied it on his lips to moisten them.
“The doctor said that you can’t drink for the time being. Hence, you have to supplement yourself with liquid this way.” Vivian explained as she continued to feed him water. “He also said that you will be fine after resting for half a month. By then, your wound would have closed. Hence, there’s no need for you to worry.”
“All that matters is that you’re safe,” Hunter uttered softly as he watched Vivian meticulously wetting his lips. At that moment, his heart was filled with joy, to the extent that it even distracted him from the pain he felt.
Having heard Hunter’s words, Vivian was stunned for a moment as her eyes flashed with complex emotions.
Putting down the cup and cotton bud, she asked Hunter, “Why did you shield me from the attack? Didn’t you know how dangerous it was? If the wound was any deeper, your life would have been in danger.”
“I wanted to protect you,” Hunter replied in earnest. “Vivian, I won’t ever allow you to come to any harm in front of me. As I said, I like you.”
Having not taken his earlier confession seriously, Vivian finally realized that he was sincere in his feelings for her.
As her eyes begin to burn, Vivian felt an inexplicable sadness in her heart. Somehow, she didn’t know how to face Hunter who was lying on the hospital bed.
Having been through so much, she realized more than anyone else how difficult it was to find someone true. However, it was fated for her to disappoint him.
Blinking her eyes, Vivian stood up and said, “Let’s not talk about this. Instead, you should get some rest. I’ll go check with the doctor to see if there’s anything we should be mindful of.”
“Mmm-hmm,” Hunter responded with his eyes filled with disappointment. It seems she is avoiding the topic despite my confession.
After tucking Hunter in, Vivian left the ward. Hunter then closed his eyes as the few words he spoke just now had taken everything out of him. At that moment, the excruciating pain from his wound began to emanate throughout his body.