Qin Hongyu’s face turned pale immediately.
However, he still shook his head firmly. “I don’t care! I just want to take good care of you and make you happy every day… To me, seeing you smile is enough!”
“I believe you’re sincere now.” Li Yinian pursed her lips. “But you might regret it in the future.”
“I won’t.” Qin Hongyu’s tone was firm. “No matter what I do for you, I do it willingly. I don’t need you to repay me or feel indebted to me. I’m already very satisfied that you’re willing to give me this chance.”
Li Yinian looked at the young man’s determined and fanatical eyes.
Such a gaze was both familiar yet unfamiliar to her.
What was familiar was that hint of fanaticism, but what was unfamiliar was… there was no possessiveness in his eyes.
This man’s feelings for her were so pure that she could not bear it.
“Perhaps I shouldn’t have agreed to go on a date with you in the first place,” she said softly. “I’ve hurt you.”
“If you insist on saying that, then you shouldn’t have gone to that hospital to let me meet you. No… I should say that you shouldn’t have debuted and allowed me know you,” Qin Hongyu said carefully. “So regardless of whether you agreed or not, the outcome is the same.”
Li Yinian was silent for a few seconds before continuing, “Doctors and patients shouldn’t be involved in personal relationships, right?”
“I can just study and not be promoted. Then I won’t be a doctor,” he said quickly. “Or rather, I’ll just be your personal doctor.”
The man’s pure and unreserved feelings were like a life-saving straw to her.
Perhaps it was because she had been alone for too long. Even though she knew that this was not appropriate, she still could not reject this warmth.
Li Yinian bit her lip and nodded gently. “Then… I hope we can get along as friends first, okay?”
Qin Hongyu was overjoyed. “Okay, of course! You call the shots!”
The ecstasy in the man’s eyes made Li Yinian feel warm.
She hoped that today would be the start of her new life.
After living in a foreign country for so long, she finally had her first true friend.
During this period of time, she still went to class as usual. However, Qin Hongyu would often come to her house to cook for her and urge her to take medicine. When she went to the hospital for physical therapy, he would also accompany her.
Qin Hongyu was a very patient and attentive man. What was even rarer was that he knew his limits. He said that he would get along with her as friends but he never crossed the line. Sometimes, he was even overly careful, as if he was afraid of offending her.
This restraint and caution reminded Li Yinian of the men who had tried to possess her or treat her as prey. She could not believe that for the first time in so many years, she felt respect from a man.
As for Qiao Yanze… It wasn’t that he didn’t respect her, but his feelings were too strong. Coupled with the pain and unwillingness of not being able to get what he wanted, his possessiveness still prevailed.
Fortunately, he had finally let it go. He hoped that he could get engaged smoothly this time.
Li Yinian swiped her fingers across the news on Weibo and exited. The smile on her face was so faint that it seemed like it would dissipate with a gust of wind.
Just then, the doorbell rang.