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“Mmm, my name is Rainy. I am three years old now. My last name is Xia. It is the same as Mommy. Auntie, you are so beautiful, and you smell nice… like Mommy.”
She nuzzled her face in Shen Wei’s breasts. That made her look exceptionally adorable.
Shen Wei could feel the child’s cuteness rubbed on her. She was captivated by Rainy. She was so fond of this child.
“Can I know what illness has she contracted?” Shen Wei asked Xia Ruoxin as she carried the child. Xia Ruoxin’s heart suddenly tightened, and her lips quivered.
“She has acute leukemia.” Her voice sounded dry until she felt the two hands squeezed her shoulders hard.
“Don’t worry about us. We are going to have surgery very soon.”
“I know.” Xia Ruoxin clutched the envelope tightly. Finally, there was a smile on her face. That’s right. Once the surgery was done, her daughter would be that same healthy girl again.
Shen Wei was visibly stunned. She had no idea this child was so sick.
She looked up at the man standing behind Xia Ruoxin and asked, “May I know who this gentleman is?” She had never heard Xia Ruoxin mentioned such a character.
“Hi, Miss Shen. My name is Gao Yi, Rainy’s bone marrow donor.” If this woman hadn’t shown her friendliness, he would not have spoken to her. Naturally, he would not have been agreeable if she had come here to harm Xia Ruoxin or Rainy.
Oh, I see. This little girl would be fine. That was her belief. Such a wonderful child would definitely be blessed.
“Alright now, I am leaving. If I have the chance, I will be back to visit and check on Rainy.”
She hoisted the child higher in her arms and smiled sincerely. It might looked strain, but her smile—at this moment—was full of sincerity from the bottom of her heart.
Gao Yi approached and took over Rainy from her. The little girl stretched her hand out and waved at Shen Wei. “Bye, bye, Auntie.” She bid her farewell, gave a small yawn, and then she leaned back into Gao Yi’s arms, gradually closing her eyes.
“Thank you, Shen Wei.” The envelope was still in Xia Ruoxin’s hands, close to her bosom. She would repay Shen Wei. She most definitely would.
Shen Wei turned around. Just like she had come earlier, her black silhouette slowly vanished from their sight.
What Shen Wei had said was true. If it wasn’t for her, Xia Ruoxin might not have been who she was at this moment. It finally dawned on Xia Ruoxin that all this time, Shen Wei had been overly protective of her. If it wasn’t for her, Xia Ruoxin might have lost herself in that kind of environment. She had not been ruined, not at all. However, she was still tainted. How could a woman maintain her innocence in that kind of environment?
“Rainy is tired. Let’s put her in bed.” Gao Yi carried Rainy with one hand; his other hand reached out and pulled Xia Ruoxin’s hand. He had not questioned her or said anything. Like Shen Wei had said earlier, he did not want to push her. If the day came when she wishes to tell him about herself, it would happen in due course.
“Okay.” Xia Ruoxin nodded and followed him back inside. Gao Yi put Rainy carefully on the bed, and he tucked her under the blanket. The child was extremely weak; thus, she got tired easily.
They must have the surgery as soon as possible.
“Don’t worry, she’s fine.” Once again, Gao Yi placed his hand on Xia Ruoxin’s shoulder. He knew what was going through her mind, and he would not let anything happen to Rainy or her.
Xia Ruoxin smiled weakly. She sat by the bed and did not move while she kept her daughter company while she slept.
Gao Yi sighed softly. He bent his elbow and lay it around Xia Ruoxin’s shoulder, allowing her to lean against his body. “You can trust me.”
Xia Ruoxin froze for a second before she leaned her head on his shoulder. She trusted him. She really did.
The door opened gently as the doctor entered. He took in the scene before him and wondered: Mr. Gao had treated them well. The doctor could stop his worrying and be happy for Miss. Xia and Rainy. Mr. Gao was a good man.
“Mr. Gao, we need to conduct a body check-up for you so that we can schedule the surgery at the soonest. Rainy’s condition can’t continue like this any longer.”
Gao Yi cut the doctor off and said directly, “I am a doctor myself. I have done a full-body check-up the moment I arrived. We can proceed with the surgery anytime.”
The doctor was surprised by this revelation. Mr. Gao was also a doctor, but he didn’t look like one. He resembled more like a successful businessman. Compared to that Mr. Chu, he did not seem to pale in comparison.
“Oh, I see.” The doctor understood. “I will make the necessary arrangements for the surgery.” After he finished, he closed the door. They knew it was best to have the surgery soon.
“You don’t look like a doctor.” Xia Ruoxin opened her eyes and stared seriously at the man before her. He had exceptionally clear and distinctive features, giving him a character rather than making him handsome. He had a pair of big eyes with thick eyebrows, and his lips were on the thin side. At one glance, he was not one to be trifled with.
Even though she knew he was a doctor, she still couldn’t bring herself to treat him like one. If she hadn’t seen him in a doctor’s robe, there was no way she could have imagined he was a doctor—one who was professional and ethical.
“I don’t? Then, what do I look like?” Gao Yi’s eyebrows rose as he smiled. He had heard this one too many times. However, he was truly a doctor, and he could be considered as one of the renowned ones.
“You look like an assassin.” Xia Ruoxin analyzed seriously. He always looked so unfathomable, and that gave people the impression that he might have been one.
“I don’t know how to describe you—foolish or naive? I never would have thought that you are the mother of a three-year-old girl.” Gao Yi gave her forehead a gentle flick with his fingers. Xia Ruoxin’s initially pale face was dyed with a shade of pink from his action. It gave her a healthier look.
“I have never been smart to begin with.” Xia Ruoxin mumbled. That was true. She had never been an intelligent woman, or else she would not have been through so much pain. Had she been smarter, she would have protected herself and stayed far away from that heartless man.
“It’s good not to be smart. It can be very tiring otherwise.” Gao Yi allowed Xia Ruoxin to lean fully into his arms. He liked her slightly flushed face. She was truly a very simple woman. It was easy for one to see through her thoughts.
“Don’t struggle. Just leave things be like I said. You are tired. I will take over from now on.”
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