The man’s pace was neither fast nor slow. Everything seemed normal, but there was an indescribable sense of heaviness.
However, Qin Hongyu was not in the mood to dwell on it. He quickly carried the woman in his arms to the sofa, picked up the blanket and wrapped it around her. Then, he quickly poured a cup of hot drink and handed it to her.
Li Yinian held the hot water in her hand, and her pale face finally regained some color, but her eyes were still empty, or perhaps it was because it was like a bottomless abyss.
“Yinian, are you alright?” Qin Hongyu reached out and brushed her hair away.
Li Yinian shook her head and forced a smile. “I’m fine.”
Actually, this was good too. This time, Qiao Yanze would not pester her anymore.
However, the price was so heavy. Whether it was her or him, they would probably be tortured by that forbidden memory for the rest of their lives—at least she could no longer lie to herself.
She thought of that child again. Even if that child was only a fertilized egg at that time, it should not have existed. She had been filled with anticipation and surprise at its appearance, but in the end, it had become evidence of sin and taboo.
Therefore, she could only kill it with her own hands.
Li Yinian suddenly closed her eyes and started trembling uncontrollably. Half of the water in the cup was spilled.
Qin Hongyu grabbed her hands and said anxiously, “Yinian, what’s wrong? Tell me. I’ll definitely help you.”
No one could help her.
Perhaps she would have to pay for it her entire life.
Thinking of this, she laughed bitterly and shook her head. “Hongyu, I’ve changed my mind.”
Qin Hongyu was stunned. “What?”
“I don’t want to treat it anymore,” she said softly. “I won’t take those pills again.”
“Why?” Qin Hongyu was shocked.
“There’s no need.” Her eyes widened as she saw the real worry and heartache on the young man’s face. She suddenly smiled. “I think I’ll leave it to fate.”
Perhaps this was her destined punishment.
Qin Hongyu’s breathing was heavy. He opened his mouth a few times but held it back.
In the end, he seemed to have made up his mind and nodded. “Okay, I respect you. If you don’t want to treat it, so be it… If you want a child in the future, we’ll adopt one. If you don’t want it, just the two of us will do.”
Li Yinian looked at him and blinked.
“No…” Qin Hongyu suddenly felt ashamed. “I mean, if you want to… Of course, you can choose someone else.”
“There won’t be anyone else.” She suddenly laughed hoarsely, but her voice was still weak. “Hongyu, give me some time…”
Qin Hongyu’s eyes lit up with surprise. He nodded and said, “Okay, okay! You can take as much time as you want. I’ll wait slowly… Oh right, dinner is ready. I’ll bring it to the coffee table.”
Li Yinian actually had no appetite at all.
However, when she saw Qin Hongyu rushing around, she still sat up. She picked up a piece of bamboo shoot with her chopsticks and chewed it mechanically.
Perhaps time was the best medicine. No matter how much pain and unbearable it was, it could gradually be resolved as time passed. No matter how painful and desperate it was, could it compare to when she had just found out the truth?
However, Qiao Yanze… hoped that he would not be defeated by this fact.