If I Have You, What More Could I Ask For In This Life? - Chapter 21.2
Translated by: Cherry
A week later, the tragic Yisheng prepared to go to the countryside. She had packed very early on and brought two sets of clothes to wash and change into, searching for a pair of sports shoes to wear, charging her phone to full battery, and leaving.
The medical team from the hospital parked at the parking lots at the entrance of the highway. All of the nurses and doctors from this batch had to gather here and go to the countryside together. She rushed over there early on, and got on the car first, finding a good seat.
According to Zhao Jixiang, the gossip queen, on the list of the people that are going to the countryside this time, it was mainly people from the surgery department, out of ten volunteers, eight were from the surgery department. The doctors chosen from the surgery department were all considered very good in their overall abilities, all of them had very bright futures. Zhao Jixiang had even whispered to her, telling her to take a look at the guys.
Yisheng just rolled her eyes at Zhao Jixiang, that girl seemed to understand and said, “That’s right, you already have such a good childhood friend, what’s the use of looking at other guys?”
At that moment, she was really speechless.
As time slowly passed, people started getting on the car. There were a few doctors that she only knew the face of, but did not know. She could not help but feel sad, could it be that on her trip to the countryside this time, she would not meet anyone she knew? If it were like that, she was truly very tragic.
This time, there were a total of six nurses following the group. When she saw that she did not see a single person she was familiar with after everyone had arrived, she despaired. Looks like she was really going to suffer. When she saw the few doctors and nurses that were chatting away happily, Yisheng felt very lonely.
Suddenly, a grey-black T-shirt appeared at the car door, another person got in the car. His aura was clean and fresh, a small smile on his face. Against his grey-black color scheme, his white and delicate skin made him look a little like a foreigner.
Did she see Song Anchen? His outfit was very casual today, a casual T-shirt, an army green long pants, accompanied by his youthful hairstyle, she suddenly felt that there were times where he looked quite like a sunshine boy.
(T/N: More like ‘there were times where he was sunshine’ or something like that, which, (I think?) implied that Song Anchen is more of a ‘cool beauty’ kind of guy, compared to a ‘sunshine-y’ guy? So right now, his appearance is quite sunshine-y)
“Eh? Doctor Song?” The few nurses behind her could not help but call out, “Doctor Song, sit here.” One of the nurses patted the seat beside her and called out warmly. Song Ancehn simply smiled slightly in response, his gaze looking at the whole car as if he were finding something.
Yisheng bent down a little, although she really wanted to see someone she knew so that she would have company, she did not want to meet him. Women tended to say things that were different from what they thought, and she was indeed scared that she would continue to be entangled with him. She was scared that one day, she would fall in, and no longer able to get out.
She knew what her worth was, and she and Song Anchen had long become people that belonged to two entirely different worlds.
When Song Anchen saw the figure sitting on the third window seat, he could not help but frown. The way she was hiding, it was obvious that she was scared of seeing him. A mocking look flashed in his eyes, and he slowly walked to her side and sat down, pretending to look shocked, “You’re sitting here?”
Yisheng glared at him. What did he mean by those words?
“From afar, I thought that your seat was empty,” He smiled slightly, “The problem of being small is that you’ll often be ignored by people.”
She gritted her teeth, ignoring him and looking out of the window.
The nurse behind suddenly tried to start a conversation and asked, “Doctor Song, I remembered that you were in the first batch to go to the countryside, why are you suddenly in the second batch?”
“I have an essay in school and I could not get out of it,” He was polite, and his fresh side profile made one’s heart thump. Yisheng looked for a second, then instantly turned back to look out of the window. However, her face had already reddened. She suddenly thought about that impure night.
“Aiya, Professor Zhou’s student is indeed very brilliant. You haven’t even graduated, but you’re being taught like an attending doctor,” Another doctor cut in, his tone sour. Although these words had thorns, Song Anchen maintained his gentle outer appearance, smiling but not answering.
When everyone arrived, the driver started the car. The trip was around seven hours.
For the first few hours on the expressway, Yisheng was normal. However, when the road started to become bumpy, adding to the fact that she would get carsick, she felt worse and worse. She could not help but frown, enduring the feeling of her stomach turning.
Suddenly, Song Anchen grabbed Yisheng’s wrist, causing Yisheng to tremble. She wanted to pull away, but he was holding onto her very tightly. She glared but did not dare to make a fuss. She said, “Let go.”
“You get carsick,” He said mildly.
“Even so, you can’t take advantage of me when I’m in trouble,” She continued to pull her hand out of his palm.
The corner of Song Anchen’s lips curved up with a hint of a thought-provoking smile, “What is there to take advantage of? Why can’t I see it?” He looked her up and down, and Yisheng got angry. Although she knew that she had no figure to speak of, but there was no need for him to remind her.
Song Anchen’s finger slowly pressed on the Shenmen acupoint on her arm, carefully and attentively. Only then did Yisheng realize that he was not taking advantage of her, instead he was trying to help her relieve the symptoms of her carsickness.
She stared at the long and thin fingers holding onto her hand, rubbing her palm. She felt very comfortable. She did not know whether it was because his hand was soft or because he had good massage skills, but the more she looked at it, the hotter her eyes got. After that, her face turned hot as well. Song Anchen asked, “Are you feeling better?”
“Yes,” She answered honestly.
Song Anchen placed her hand back to where it was and closed his eyes, no longer talking to her. She felt an empty feeling now that he was no longer pressing her hand. She sat there, feeling quite uncomfortable.
“Such a lucky person, to have Doctor Song massaging her personally,” A nurse behind her muttered sourly in a low voice. Naturally, she tried her best to lower her voice to ensure that no one would hear, but the car was too quiet, and her voice had reached others’ ears, so Yisheng heard what she said and felt even more awkward.
They had managed to endure to the entrance to the mountain, where the village chief was waiting to welcome them. However, they would then have to endure mountain climbing. The village head said that there were no roads for cars to reach that village, and hence, they could only sit on ox-pulled carts or walk over. However, as there was a lack of manpower and resources, they could only use ox-pulled carts for the medical equipment and some of the people there. The rest needed to enter the village by taking the smaller roads, led by the villagers.
The females had priority, and the village chief had the women enter the carts first to enter the village. The nurses that had grown up in cities looked at each other, not feeling very good about the ox-pulled carts, but they did not have any other method, and hence, could only force themselves to get in.
Yisheng sat on the cart and looked at Song Anchen, then, she looked at the rugged road, and could not help but say, worried, “Be careful.”
Song Anchen was shocked. Obviously, he had not expected that Yisheng would ever be concerned about him, “I’ll see you later.” After he said that, he followed the villager that was leading the way and walked towards the small path.
A nurse saw that the soil was wet, and it looked very slippery. She asked the village head, worried, “Did it just rain recently?”
“Yes, it rained heavily yesterday, and the sky only became clear today.”