Chapter 111 – Fated Marriage String (3)
Li Man hastily went over to the bed.
Seeing that Li Yan had half-opened his eyes and was struggling to get up, Li Hua hurriedly tried to stop him. “Second brother, you’re sick. Lie back down. Oldest brother and third brother have already left to get the doctor.”
“I -” Li Yan seemed to not realize he was sick. He turned his confused gaze towards Li Man.
Li Man had to say, “You have a fever.”
“Oh.” Li Yan slightly closed his eyes and lightly said, “No wonder I feel so bad.”
Li Hua promptly asked, “Where are you feeling uncomfortable?”
“That’s just what happens when you have a fever. Your entire body will feel feeble, and your limbs will ache,” Li Man answered for Li Yan. After that, she told Li Hua, “Bring over another basin of warm water. He’ll feel better if you wipe him down again.”
“En.” Li Hua quickly left to get more water.
Li Yan lightly opened his eyes again. He looked at Li Man with a dim gaze. “Are you annoyed? Do you find me too useless?”
Her annoyance was towards how much he liked to torment himself. Not only did he take a cold rinse, he let himself get soaked by the drizzling rain too. Looking at his current state, Li Man didn’t want to make him feel worse, so she only said, “This is just a minor cold. It’s no big deal. The doctor will be here soon. You’ll be fine after eating the medicine that he prescribes.”
“What if…” Li Yan’s gaze dimmed further. “What if I don’t make it?”
“How could that be possible?” Li Man was frightened by the sorrowful look in his dim eyes. “It’s only a fever. You’re so healthy. You’ll probably be fine by tomorrow if you just rest today. You might not even need to eat medicine.”
Li Yan wryly smiled. What scared poor people the most? Getting sick.
It was especially true in this impoverished mountain village. There had been people who had died from catching the cold. There was even a person that had gotten bitten by an unknown bug and died two days later.
He felt so uncomfortable. It felt as if there was a blazing fire raging inside his body.
Li Man couldn’t quite understand. Why had his thoughts pessimistically strayed to death? He was a grown man, and it was only a minor fever. Seeing that Li Yan had closed his eyes and wasn’t saying anything, she wanted to go to the kitchen and check why Li Hua hadn’t returned yet.
Right after she turned around and was about to leave, her wrist was seized. Li Man turned her head to look at him. His gaze was blurry, and he was pleadingly looked her. “Keep me company.”
“No, I’m just going over there to take a look….”
Before she could finish speaking, he tightened his grip on her wrist and pulled her to the edge of the bed to sit down. “Stay here with me.”
“You?” He seemed like he still had plenty of energy.
But, Li Yan had already closed his eyes in exhaustion. And yet, his hand was still tightly holding her wrist as if he was scared she was going to run away.
Li Man could only shake her head. He was acting so childish. It was only a fever. What was there to be so scared about?
A while later, Li Hua finally returned with a basin of warm water.
“Why did it take so long?” Li Man picked up the towel on Li Yan’s forehead and rinsed it in the warm water.
“There wasn’t any more boiled water, so I had to boil some more,” answered Li Hua. He looked at Li Yan. “Second brother, are you feeling any better?”
Li Yan didn’t want his brother to worry, so he said, “Better.”
Hearing that his voice was a bit hoarse, Li Man quickly said to Li Hua, “Bring over a bowl of drinking water.”
“En.” Li Hua got up and went back to the kitchen.
Li Yan suddenly chuckled. “You seem very comfortable with ordering fourth brother around.”
Why was he speaking so sarcastically? Li Man rolled her eyes at him. After wiping his hands and neck, she placed the damp towel back on his forehead.
At this time, Li Hua came back with a bowl of water. It had just been boiled and was still very hot.
“Let it cool down first before giving it to your second brother to drink,” said Li Man
“En.” Li Hua nodded. At this time, his gaze towards Li Man had slightly changed. “You seem to know a lot?”