Li Yinian’s heart tensed up and she didn’t dare to move anymore. She lowered her voice and asked, “How… are you? If you’re feeling unwell, I’ll call the doctor outside.”
Qiao Yanze chuckled. “Don’t move, I’ll be fine.”
Li Yinian bit her lip. Although she suspected that he was teasing her again, she didn’t dare to move when she saw the man’s pale face.
“Is your injury… alright?” she asked softly.
“It’s fine.” He looked at her with a smile on his lips. “Besides, it’s worth it to be hit like this since I got to hear your heartfelt words.”
“Qiao Yanze!” She was furious. “You know, you know…”
“Didn’t you just ask if I wouldn’t feel disgusted or embarrassed?” The man interrupted her, and there was a strange gentleness in his hoarse voice. “No, I’ve never felt that kind of emotion for a second, and I can’t hate you. But I do regret it. I regret being too stupid and arrogant, and not thinking for you. I regret forcing you like that, making you suffer too much alone, but I never regretted being with you, nor did I regret falling in love with you.”
Li Yinian felt every cell in her body trembling.
Tears streamed down her face, and her throat seemed to be blocked by something. She could only bite her lips hard to control her sobs.
Qiao Yanze raised his hand and tried to touch her face.
She wanted to dodge, but she restrained herself and let his hand touch her cheek.
“You don’t seem to have finished speaking just now.” He revealed an evil and sly smile. “I want to hear it.”
Li Yinian was stunned for a moment before remembering what she had been about to say.
“I have nothing to say,” she said hoarsely. She placed her hands on the edge of the bed. “Let go. I should leave. Perhaps your family will come to see you soon.”
“No, they won’t come. After all, I’m still in the ICU, so it’s not convenient for them to visit.” The man’s tone was relaxed. “Let them think that I’m about to die, and they can take the opportunity to see many things. Look, I’ve benefited a lot from being hit.”
“That’s because you’re lucky!” She was so angry that her face turned red. “If you really died, let’s see if you can still smile!”
“You’re worried about me, aren’t you?” His arms tightened. “When you came in just now, I almost couldn’t hold it in… I really wanted to see your expression. But fortunately, I held it in. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have heard your confession.”
“Qiao Yanze!” Li Yinian was angry and regretful. “You’re simply… You’re simply…”
She really did not know how to face him.
He knew what their relationship was, but this man still said such things without hesitation. What was he thinking?
‘Can’t that stop him?’
Qiao Yanze seemed to have seen something in her eyes. He smiled and stroked her face with his fingertips. “As you can see, I don’t mind at all. In fact, today might be the happiest day I’ve had in the past six months. Do you know why?”
Li Yinian bit her lip and refused to answer.
“That’s right, because you said you love me.” His tone was indescribable.
“I didn’t say that!” Li Yinian retorted angrily. She wanted to punch his chest.