Childish Flower - Chapter 17
The clock on the wall ticked its hands, and when the shorthand was almost at 10 o’clock, with the sound of the door handle turning, light from the stairwell outside seeped in through the slightly open doorway, cutting through the dark silence inside the house.
Mu Jin put the daily necessities bought in the supermarket after he got off work on the low cabinet at the door, fumbled for the switch along the wall, and turned on the light.
This house was lent to him by Gu Ziqian. It is close to the bookstore where he works. There is also a supermarket with a full range of goods just outside the community. It is a rare gift for him who is not doing well during pregnancy.
It was emptied by Gu Ziqian for a long time. Although the decoration was exquisite, it was cold and unpopular.
Now there are not many things in the house, but Mu Jin himself added everything little by little, there is a kind of clean and warm feeling.
Mu Jin brought the bags in and counted them one by one. He has been away from home for almost three months, and living alone has gradually become a habit.
Rubbing the slightly sore waist, Mu Jin slowly sat down on the sofa and pulled the blanket around him to cover his body tightly.
April is the beginning of spring, the weather is no longer the harsh cold of winter, it is starting to get warmer.
But as the months pass by due to unbalanced pheromone, his body feels chilly, and often his hands and feet become cold.
He switched on the TV and turned the volume up. The host’s tone in the show is impassioned, but he doesn’t watch it much.
He is still as afraid as ever to face the night alone. The content of the program does not matter, as long as it reduces the fear and silence of the dark night even by a little.
If it had been before, he would turn on all the lights at home, allowing the bright lights to dispel the terrible darkness.
Moreover, at that time, he was not alone, although he would experience a long wait.
Hands gently rested on the warmth of the rumble under the blanket, where his unfailing, carefully cared-for treasure slept quietly.
In just over three months, the angel he poured all his love into will come into his life.
The child needs enough sleep from the mother. Mu Jin sat on the sofa for a while and then turned off the TV, got up and walked to the bed, planning to have a good rest.
He took out his mobile phone and sent a message to the store manager, asking for a half-day leave. He plans to go to the hospital for a birth check tomorrow morning.
At the risk of being discovered, Mu Jin could only choose obstetric hospitals where the Mu’s and Gao’s had no shares and connections.
Lying on the bed in his pyjamas, Mu Jin opened his eyes without a trace of sleepiness and stared at the obsidian dark sky outside the window. The house is very quiet, ticking hands hint at the passage of time, he should sleep.
But the brain is playing an old and faint movie, and the scene is so real.
A dark room, no lights, no windows, not a sound, every piece of darkness creaking and weeping.
A thin child curled up on the cold floor with a short appearance of about four years old, holding cold legs in his hands, head buried in his knees, unable to see his expression, and every bone in his body shuddered in fear, revealing his fear.
He hasn’t had water for about two days, is weak, his throat is as dry as sandpaper, has spasms and can not make a sound.
He didn’t have the strength to scream and ask for help. He was very hungry and thirsty. There was no strength in his body to support him. His consciousness hovered on the edge of the cliff, and he was about to give up in a daze.
Fear crawled all over his body like a poisonous insect, arousing him in a cold sweat, his throat was burning with nausea, Mu Jin reflexively stretched out his hand to his side, only to touch the cold bedding.
There is no warmth, not even the big teddy bear is by his side.
He could only bear the loneliness and fear that made his spine chill by himself.
But the night is still so long, and the dawn is still so far away.
There are not many well-known, high-scale and large hospitals in S City, but most of them have shares or connections with the Mu family and Gao family.
Mu Jin got up and tidied up at dawn. The black windbreaker wrapped the abdomen in front of him, but he couldn’t block the abnormal figure. The mask covered his delicate and soft facial features, only revealing a pair of clean and clear eyes.
It took more than an hour to reach a fairly reliable and well-equipped maternity hospital on the outskirts of the city, with several white buildings looming overhead and partial walls faintly pink
It seems that today is not a coincidence. The registration window is full of people. Most of them are Alpha who come to accompany their partner for the check-up. Mu Jin’s thin Omega is shrunk in the long line, making it very conspicuous.
It was a long time before he finally got his number. The examination room was on the third floor, and Mu Jin slowly walked towards the elevator with his waist supported.
The hallway was filled with the smell of alcohol and disinfectant. The people who came and went around were mostly partners. The tall and strong Alpha carefully holding the pregnant Omega in his arms, his eyes full of inseparable tenderness and happiness.
This should be a very pleasing scene, but it was so harsh in Mu Jin’s eyes.
At first glance, there were densely packed people. He looked around and luckily found an empty seat, pinched his sore and heavy back, sat down slowly holding the back of the chair and started a long and boring wait.
It took so long to travel in the morning. Mu Jin couldn’t bear it. The child in his stomach was a little restless and agitated, he was a little uncomfortable and his face was pale.
With one hand squeezing the registration form, and one hand gently drawing circles on the abdomen and stroking the child, Mu Jin’s eyes were a little lost, staring straight at a corner, not knowing where his thoughts were going.
In this era where Omega is scarce and rare, an Omega like him who comes alone to the hospital for a maternity checkup is really rare.
Mu Jin laughed at himself in his heart, but when he heard the nurse call his name, he hurriedly got up and went in for an examination.
The doctor with the gold-rimmed glasses sat behind a white desk and flipped through his maternity results for a while.
Mu Jin stared at the doctor in front of him, unable to wait, and asked; “Excuse me, is there a problem with the child?”
The child’s nutrition and development is not a big problem, but you are a little weak. Deficiency of Qi, and,” the doctor pushed his glasses and then continued “Your pheromone is very disordered and extremely unbalanced. Even at six months of pregnancy, there is no trace of Alpha pheromone.” (T/N Qi in Chinese is a vital form of energy)
“I take the liberty to ask, has your Alpha passed away? Or are you divorced?”
The Omega patient in front of him only lowered his dull eyes, biting his lips pale. He was silent, not answering his questions.
The doctor who has gone through endless life and death has long been bearish, but there is a little inexplicable sympathy in his heart. The other party seems to have some unspeakable difficulties and helplessness.
He had to be equipped with a bunch of pheromone replacement drugs with better effects. Although they are not as effective as Alpha’s own pheromones, they still have some effects. They can at least relieve Mu Jin’s various difficult symptoms during pregnancy and are beneficial to the growth of the fetus.
This pile of medicine is not cheap, he has spent almost half of the savings he has saved in the past few months, but Mu Jin is not half caring or unwilling.
He only took half a day off, it was already three o’clock in the afternoon. He took the bus back to the bookstore without stopping.
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