I’ll Be the Male Lead’s Sister-in-Law - Chapter 182
Translated by ShainaG Translations
The maid had already brought the things over, and it wasn’t time to be all weird when faced with such a serious task. Mu Mingtang pretended to have forgotten about what had happened in the morning, and asked formally: “The injury on your arm is not fully healed yet. It’s time to change the dressing.”
Xie Xuanchen let out an “um”, sat down at the table, and consciously rolled up his sleeves. Mu Mingtang took cotton and dipped it in the clear alcohol, wiped the scissors twice, and slowly cut open the gauze on Xie Xuanchen’s arm.
He didn’t know when blood started oozing from his wound yet again, and the blood scabs and gauze were stuck together, Mu Mingtang could feel the pain just from looking at it. She moved extremely cautiously, changing directions after every two snips, but Xie Xuanchen urged her: “It’s fine, you can just tear it apart.”
Mu Mingtang gasped in fright as she listened. She glared at Xie Xuanchen, took the cotton and dipped it in the liquid, as she slowly lifted the blood-stained gauze. It was rather meticulous work. Xie Xuanchen couldn’t help but feel the urge to just tear it apart when he saw this scene, but Mu Mingtang herself was extremely patient, her hands were steady, her breath slowly landed on Xie Xuanchen’s arm, there was no sense of impatience at all.
Mu Mingtang removed the last piece of gauze after much effort, and let out a long sigh of relief. She changed to a new cotton ball and carefully scrubbed both sides of his wound with the alcohol. Mu Mingtang felt distressed as she wiped, “The bleeding stopped yesterday, why did it bleed again? Did the wound crack open again yesterday?”
Xie Xuanchen said in a light tone, “It’s fine, it didn’t crack open, it’s just the doings of those imperial physicians’ poor medical skills.”
If Imperial Physician Zhang and the others heard this, they would for sure go on a hunger strike, it was obvious that he was the one who didn’t listen to the maid’s persuasion last night and forcibly carried Mu Mingtang, who was already asleep, back to the room, which caused his newly healed wound to tear open. However, when it came from him, it suddenly was the fault of their poor medical skills.
Xie Xuanchen didn’t even blink when he said these words, and there was not a hint of shame in his tone. Although Mu Mingtang trusted Xie Xuanchen unconditionally, she still had her basic conscience intact and knew that Xie Xuanchen’s words were extremely irresponsible. When she noticed that she had woken up in a different place, she could vaguely guess that it was because Xie Xuanchen carried her back last night, which caused his wound to accidentally tear open.
Newly healed wounds were extremely fragile, especially Xie Xuanchen who had so many cuts on his arm. He didn’t feel strenuous when he held her, but his body was made of flesh after all. Mu Mingtang sighed in her heart and cleaned the wound even more carefully. After applying the medicine for metal-inflicted wounds, she then slowly wrapped gauze on it: “Please be reasonable, the imperial physicians are all good doctors that were trained in the palace. If I know how to treat wounds, won’t they be able to do a good job? Actually, it doesn’t matter if I sleep in another place for the night, is it even worth it for you to cause such damage to your wounds?”
Xie Xuanchen couldn’t agree with this. He said, “Why doesn’t it matter? Things are different from before. If I don’t see you when I open my eyes, it won’t be easy for me to locate you.”
Mu Mingtang had tied a smooth knot on the gauze. When she heard Xie Xuanchen’s words, her lips moved, as if there were words that were hard to say out loud: “But.…..this was just a stopgap measure. I would have to sleep elsewhere sooner or later. Yesterday, I could have just moved outside as a matter of course, but now we missed the opportunity. What excuse could I use to move out today?”
Xie Xuanchen paused, glanced away, and said, “What’s the hurry, you can always wait for another opportunity. You don’t need to constantly keep this thought in mind, just leave it to me.”
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