Chapter 293 – The consequence is terrifying if the fever doesn’t retreat
Hearing that the little fellow had a high fever, Xiao Xu immediately sat up in spite of the injuries on his body.
Cheng Yan-Luo said to the people outside. “Bring her to the sickroom on the west side, I’ll go take a look right now.”
Once these words were said, she heard Xiao Xu’s opposition. “Bring her into this room.”
Cheng Yan-Luo was just about to refute when she saw Earth Spirit, who was carrying Chu Qing-Yan, coming over with quick steps. She frowned but didn’t say more, she immediately followed on the heels of the two people and entered the room.
When Earth Spirit entered, Xiao Xu had already walked forward to take Chu Qing-Yan from him. One of his hands felt the boiling heat from her body. His gaze turned cold, he immediately carried the person and placed her on the bed.
He lifted a hand to touch her little face, pale without a trace of color, no longer as lively as before. His heart clenched.
“Your Highness, first let me take the little girl’s pulse.” Cheng Yan-Luo immediately stepped forward.
Hearing this, Xiao Xu’s body moved back, giving her room.
Cheng Yan-Luo sat on the bed, feeling her pulse to diagnose the illness. Suddenly she frowned. “Cold air invaded her body, it’s not something that happened in less than two days. Now it has accumulated and become an illness, that’s why the fever arose. Before, she should have had symptoms of dizziness. The little girl actually pressed on and didn’t say anything about it.”
Saying this, Cheng Yan-Luo couldn’t help but look toward the person at her side. “It seems that in order to take care of you, she disregarded her own body, or perhaps from the start she didn’t care. Until after your medicinal bath, when all of a sudden the strain and worry was released, then she got sick in a short while.”
Xiao Xu remained silent and didn’t join the conversation. Only his gaze was locked tightly on the person lying on the bed.
Cheng Yan-Luo’s eyes turned toward Chu Qing-Yan. “I’ll write a prescription for her to drink now. See if the fever can be reduced tonight. If the fever can’t be reduced tonight——”
“What will happen if the fever can’t be reduced?” Xiao Xu frowned and looked at her.
Cheng Yan-Luo sighed. “At her age, if a high fever isn’t taken care of properly, it would affect her development in the future. For example, her intelligence.”
Cheng Yan-Luo didn’t say it so obviously, but which of the people present wasn’t clever. How could they not know what she meant?
If the high fever didn’t go down, then very likely Chu Qing-Yan would burn until her mind became foolish.
Xiao Xu closed his eyes, when he opened them again, his entire person was as cold as ice. “First go boil the medicine. Tonight, we must get her fever to go down.”
Cheng Yan-Luo had never liked people using that tone of voice, of giving an order, to talk to her. But now, she simply didn’t even think about arguing. “En.”
“I’ll first let people arrange a room for Qing-Yan.” Cheng Yan-Luo stood up.
“No need, she’ll stay together with this king.” Xiao Xu said without a second thought.
Cheng Yan-Luo saw that the roomful of people didn’t think this was strange, she also somewhat understood in her heart. So she didn’t continue to waste time on this topic. Rather, when she was leaving, she said to Earth Spirit and others. “Now the patient needs circulating air, you guys should first go out!”
Earth Spirit and the others glanced at their family’s master, waited for his approval before withdrawing out of the room.
The door was closed and the room instantly became quiet.
Xiao Xu sat down. He lifted his hand to gather up the hair scattered on the little fellow’s forehead, revealing her bright and clean forehead. Following her hairline, he gently gathered it up.
The tip of his finger could feel the burning hot temperature of her skin. He grasped her ice-cold fingertips with tenderness, trying to warm her.
“Little fellow, don’t be afraid. This king won’t let you become a fool.” He said this in a soft voice.
And his response was a painful groan.
Xiao Xu’s brows tightened, it hasn’t been smoothed out since she was carried back.
At this time, the little ten came in carrying a basin of water, and eleven came in carrying a bowl of medicine.
Little ten said. “Your Highness, my family’s senior sister said, in a while I have to wring the towel and stick it on older sister Chu’s head to help reduce her fever.”
Eleven added, “this is the medicine my family’s senior sister asked me to boil. Must have older sister Chu drink it while it’s hot.”
“You guys just place it there.” Xiao Xu lifted his hand and instructed.
Little ten and eleven exchanged a glance, does this highness plan to take care of older sister Chu by himself?
An injured person taking care of an ill person?
But the two very cleverly put everything down. After explaining what things he should pay attention to, the two of them left.
Xiao Xu got up and came over carrying that bowl of medicine. Then he picked her up, holding her to his chest, after which he moved the bowl close to the side of her lips. Then his finger that was under her chin pushed it up and she cooperated by slightly opening her mouth to drink up all the medicine. This was the sum of his experience from before when he took care of the little fellow. Now using it was a breeze.
If Chu Qing-Yan was to see this scene, she may have spat out blood from anger. Why was she so easily fed the medicine just like that! Whereas, she had to coax him hundreds and thousands of times? This point wasn’t fair at all!
After feeding the medicine, Xiao Xu picked up a handkerchief and wiped the corner of her mouth. Then he placed her back down.
When he got up again, he didn’t know when, but a small hand had grabbed onto the corner of his clothes. He lowered his head, his gaze turned to her face and saw she was still unconscious. And he thought this was merely a subconscious movement on her part.
His body bent down, but when he was about to remove her little hand, he heard weak words of entreaty.
“Don’t go, don’t go——”
He couldn’t help but look towards her. Don’t know who she is asking not to leave. After hesitating for a moment he replied. “I won’t go, don’t be afraid.”
Finished speaking, he placed her hand back into the quilt. Only after that did he place the basin of water on the chair. His hand stretched out and wrung out the towel, then folded it into a square shape before placing it on her forehead.
Only afterwards did he sit down.
Looking at that deathly pale face, Xiao Xu couldn’t help but recall those several times from before. The her that was poisoned, the her that was injured. As if among the memories of her, if she wasn’t as vivid as the splendid sun then she would be as weak as the yielding willow. But whether it was the past or the present, he hoped she would be happy and healthy.
“Little fellow, how could you be so foolish? Why did you insist on coming back? If you hadn’t returned, you wouldn’t have encountered so many things!”
Those things that he encountered during his childhood that doomed the memories of his youth to be full of the kind of colors that tinted it for a lifetime.
He didn’t want the little fellow’s childhood to be full of fear, apprehension and an endless darkness.
“Big Block of Ice, don’t go. I don’t want you to go! I want you to continue to live.” The weak voice once again sounded.
This time, he heard it very clearly. His gaze stared somewhat blankly. He had never thought that even in her dreams she would think of things related to him.
That voice was full of fear and worry. It was as if the balls and chains were fiercely squeezing his heart.
“I won’t go, I won’t ever leave again.” Xiao Xu’s hand stretched out to touch her face in comfort with eyes full of affection.
All of a sudden, Chu Qing-Yan stretched out her hand and tightly grabbed onto his hand that was placed on her face. “Big Block of Ice, don’t leave, I’m begging you. They don’t want you, I want you, I’m begging you. I only require you to wake up, don’t abandon me——”
All of a sudden, tears fell down, covering Chu Qing-Yan’s face.
Her voice choked with sobs, as if she was on the verge of losing the most important treasure in life.
The hand that was stuck to her cheek was covered with her scalding tears.
Xiao Xu’s heart seemed to have been heavily punched. As if the lake in his heart started to overflow, causing layer upon layer of ripples.
They don’t want you, I want you——
I’m begging you, don’t leave——
I only require you to wake up——
From childhood to adulthood, what he saw the most were conspiracy plots and treachery, fresh blood and massacre. Originally, he thought his life would pass just like that.
He never thought there would be such a person, crying and shouting because she only wanted him to be safe and sound.