Chapter 73 – Coax, or Not?
On the way to the hospital, Shen Fangqi slowly recounted what happened in the past few days.
He explained the events very simply, but Shen Muan knew that it was not easy for them at all.
As soon as Shen Muan looked up, he could see the dark blue bags under Shen Fangqi and Chu Yi’s eyes. It was obvious that they had not rested well in the past few days. Only after seeing Shen Muan and Ruirui could they finally breathe a sigh of relief, this also made their fatigue surge.
“You guys should take a rest.” Shen Muan couldn’t look at them any longer. He stretched out his hand to cover Shen Fangqi’s eyes and asked him to rest his body for a while.
Chu Yi was a little envious when he saw Shen Fangqi lean on Shen Muan’s shoulder through the rearview mirror. But he couldn’t provoke this person so he could only watch in envy.
Shen Fangqi felt that his younger brother was still as cute as before. So he took advantage of the situation and leaned on Shen Muan’s shoulder. Seeing that his younger brother cared so much about him, he wanted to tease him a little bit more, but he didn’t expect himself to fall asleep soon after…
During the whole debacle, Shen Fangqi had been completely tense. Now that he could finally relax and lean on someone he knew, he quickly fell asleep.
Shen Fangqi had a dream, when he and Shen Muan were younger he also let An An lean on him like this.
An An was fine, it’s really… great.
“Ruirui, let’s sleep for a while.” Shen Muan stretched out his hand and pressed on Ruirui’s little head, pushing the child to lean on him. From the moment two of them met earlier, Ruirui had been holding Shen Muan’s hand and refused to let go.
Ruirui laid on Shen Muan’s lap, staring at him without even blinking.
Shen Muan couldn’t help looking back at the little guy, also letting him keep his eyes open while leaning on him.
When Shen Muan raised his eyes to look at Chu Yi, the other party was looking out the window, acting like he wasn’t paying any attention to them at all. But in fact, since Shen Muan appeared, Chu Yi’s eyes had always been on Shen Muan, he was the only one in his eyes.
Chu Yi knew that he shouldn’t sulk like this. It was normal for Shen Muan to appease Shen Fangqi and Ruirui first. After all, one was his biological brother and the other was just a child. But still, this made him feel a little awkward and a faint sense of loss in his heart.
Actually, during this time, he should’ve been the one to appease Shen Muan, since he was the victim. But now that the positions were changed it was a little embarrassing.
It could only stay a stalemate like this first.
Finding that Chu Yi seemed to be angry because of being ignored, Shen Muan stared at the back of his head, thinking about how to coax this person.
Apart from when Chu Yi interacted with Chu Siyuan, this was the first time Shen Muan had seen such a childish side of Chu Yi, he felt it was actually a little cute. It’s just that, right now, he had a big one on the left and a small one on the right, so he had no time to coax the one on the front passenger seat.
He could coax him later when they’re alone.
Soon, they arrived at the hospital.
Shen Fangqi sat up abruptly, only then did he realize that he was actually leaning on Shen Muan and fell asleep. It seemed that he was really tired because of the past days.
“Why don’t you sleep for a while?” Shen Muan looked at the dark blue bags under Shen Fangqi’s eyes, and said with some distress. In the past few days, he and Ruirui had been locked up in their own rooms. They ate, slept, and read books every day. This routine was much more relaxed than Shen Fangqi’s and the others.
Shen Fangqi and the others were so busy and dizzy every day worrying about Shen Muan and Ruirui that they haven’t slept all day and night.
Shen Fangqi shook his head, “Go in for a check-up first, we’ll go back to sleep when everything’s okay.”
Seeing that Shen Fangqi was determined with this, Shen Muan didn’t say anything else.
Chu Yi’s body swayed as he got out of the car. Shen Muan immediately supported him and asked worriedly, “Are you okay? We’re already in the hospital anyway, so you should also go and get checked.”
“I’m fine, I just haven’t rested well.” Chu Yi saw Shen Muan’s worry for him, which made his mood much better. He knew his condition. He had hardly closed his eyes, so his lack of sleep had become a bit serious.
Upon seeing this, Shen Muan wanted to say something more, but before he could, Shen Fangqi had already pulled him and Ruirui away to do a physical examination.
Chu Yi hurriedly followed. He could see that Shen Fangqi was a little upset with his intimacy with Shen Muan.
This brother should be jealous.
After all, for so many years, the two of them had only depended on each other. It was normal to arouse the other’s disgust since Chu Yi was stepping into their world. But even if Shen Fangqi was disgusted, Chu Yi wouldn’t hesitate at all. He didn’t want to see anyone else standing by Shen Muan’s side.
He would never give others this opportunity.
After a series of examinations, no physical problems were found with the two of them. Instead, it was Shen Fangqi and Chu Yi, who had not rested for a long time, who had problems.
Shen Muan forced the two of them to get checked as well. There was no major problem, but they were really too fatigued and needed a lot of rest.
Still, Shen Fangqi did not stay idle. He was waiting for the inspection report, and was asking if Zhuang Yiran had been caught.
Zhuang Yiran had been successful so far in escaping. The police had not caught anyone yet, but they had already set up checkpoints on all the passages out of the city and would not let Zhuang Yiran escape.
After the examinations, Shen Muan and Ruirui answered other inquiries in the hospital, and then went home together.
Shen Fangqi originally wanted to go to the Public Security Bureau, but he was forcibly dragged by Shen Muan and pressed onto the bed to rest. Ruirui was also stuffed beside him, making the two of them stare at each other. Shen Fangqi was still unaccustomed to these kinds of things.
Ruirui blinked his eyes and shrank into the quilt. He hugged Shen Fangqi tightly with his two small arms. Shen Fangqi’s body became stiff like stone, he feared he would press onto the small hands.
After helping his brother and Ruirui to bed, Shen Muan went to coax Chu Yi.
Chu Yi didn’t go home in a hurry, he naturally poured himself a cup of tea at Shen Muan’s house and sat on the sofa. He wanted to see when Shen Muan would have the time to pay attention to him.
“Why are you drinking tea right now, are you not ready to rest?” Shen Muan took the cup in Chu Yi’s hand very naturally. He turned around and went to the kitchen to heat him a glass of milk.
Chu Yi followed. He leaned against the door frame and watched as Shen Muan warmed the milk for himself, not saying a word.
“Here.” Shen Muan put the milk in Chu Yi’s hand. Observing the other person’s expression, he found that the other party didn’t seem to be angry anymore, then… Should he still coax him?
This was difficult.
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Translator: asoc1a7 ꒰˶• ༝ •˶꒱