It's Not Easy to Be a Man After Travelling to the Future - Chapter 1459
1459 Who Are You?
“Ling Lan, look. Are these flowers pretty?” Luo Chao smiled brightly as she held a bunch of blooming flowers while skipping in from the entrance.
“Yes, not bad.” Ling Lan raised her head calmly and looked at it.
“Luo Chao, can you don’t talk so loudly? Ling Lan’s ears won’t be able to take it.” Han Xuya glared at Luo Chao angrily.
The experimental agent had saved Ling Lan’s life but it had its side effects. Ling Lan was losing her sense of hearing every day. Based on what Li Shiyu said, if they didn’t find a solution for it soon, Ling Lan would lose her sense of hearing entirely.
Ling Lan didn’t just have difficulties hearing. If the noise was too loud, her eardrums would burst from the vibration too. It was a contradictory problem. If someone wanted Ling Lan to hear them, they would have to speak loudly. However, if they were too loud, it would damage Ling Lan’s eardrum.
Luo Chao’s bright smile was wiped away when she heard this. She looked at Ling Lan with pain in her eyes.
“It’s alright. Being able to survive is better than anything.” Ling Lan smiled brightly.
In this world, she was just an ordinary lady. She didn’t have any responsibilities. She could laugh if she wanted to without any burden.
“It’s good that you think this way.” Han Xuya smiled too. She seemed a little relieved.
During these five years, after accompanying her through all of what had happened, she saw clearly how strong Ling Lan’s personality was even though she was so weak. Doctor Li once said that if this illness fell on a tough man, he might not be able to persevere until today. But, even though she knew how strong Ling Lan was, Han Xuya was still afraid that losing her hearing would be a fatal blow for Ling Lan. She was scared that Ling Lan would break down.
“Is the weather outside good?” Ling Lan looked outside the slightly opened window. The slight breeze of refreshing wind and the sun hung high in the sky invoked the urge within her to go out.
“Yes, the weather is really good. The flowers in the forest had all bloomed…” Luo Chao noticed Ling Lan’s gaze so she said impulsively, “I’ll ask Doctor Li if you can take a walk outside.”
“Erm…” Before Ling Lan could open her mouth to stop Luo Chao, she had already rushed out like a gust of wind.
“Will it be too troublesome?” Ling Lan frowned slightly. She knew that if she wanted to go out with her weak body, they would need to make many preparations which would be a huge hassle. Even if these people were her familiar comrades, in this world, they were strangers. They had no relationship with her so it wasn’t right to trouble them so much. In actual fact, deep down inside, Ling Lan didn’t like to bother other people. This was why she had the habit of settling everything herself.
“No. It might even be good for your recovery.” Han Xuya appeared forthright but she was actually very sensitive. She could tell what Ling Lan was worried about.
“…” Ling Lan was speechless. Han Xuya sounded like she was coaxing a little child. Was she so easy to coax in their eyes?
In these past few days, she realised that in Luo Chao and Han Xuya’s eyes, she was a bright, cheerful, and naive young lady that loved to smile and was full of hope…
She didn’t expect to be treated like a naive and pure lady by her comrades one day. This feeling was strangely familiar.
Why did she find it familiar? Ling Lan raised her head and thought about it carefully. In the future world, she seemed to have played this kind of character before. At that time, her comrades said that her acting skills were outstanding. She really acted perfectly like a naive and pure young man. Now, thinking back, it might be because of her past. In order to survive, in order to gain medical attention, she needed to paint herself into someone the doctors and nurses liked. After putting on the show for a long time, even she started to believe that she was this kind of person.
“Did I come back in time so that I can see who I really am? What a bloody punishment.” Ling Lan gave a bitter smile. She came back to peel away her fake mask and examine the real her… This really wasn’t a good experience.
After a series of complicated paperwork, Ling Lan finally sat on the wheelchair. She was pushed out of the ward by Luo Chao and Han Xuya. Of course, the busy Li Shiyu had no choice but to put down his work. He stood behind them with a stern expression.
The danger of this trip outside was very high. If not, Li Shiyu wouldn’t have this dark expression. But, what made Ling Lan curious was how Li Shiyu, who viewed her safety as the most important matter, got convinced by Luo Chao to accept this dangerous request.
“I thought that you would reject it.” Ling Lan looked at Li Shiyu whose expression became more and more serious. He would come and inspect her condition occasionally.
Li Shiyu was examining her body when his hands froze. He took a deep breath and continued with his examination. At the same time, he asked, “I thought that I’ll reject it too.”
“But you still agreed.” Ling Lan smiled. She looked like a little fox now.
Li Shiyu’s face turned a little red. He didn’t want his thoughts to be noticed by Ling Lan so he changed the topic hurriedly, “Don’t you miss your parents and your younger brother?”
Ling Lan asked him back, “They hadn’t visited me for quite a while, right?”
She went to the gates of hell and came back but the three closest people in this world never came to visit her. If Li Shiyu didn’t mention them, she had almost forgotten that they existed.
The three people turned silent at her question.
“It has been very long, right? So long that they had already forgotten that they still have a daughter,” Ling Lan said calmly. When she advanced to the imperial realm, she had already broken the ties with her past life. Now, these three people were just strangers to her. She had no feelings towards them.
Her expression caused a misunderstanding to form among the three people. They all thought that Ling Lan was hurt by the actions of her family. Han Xuya held the handles of the wheelchair tightly and said sincerely, “Ling Lan, you still have us.”
“That’s right. We’ll accompany you and you will overcome your illness.” Luo Chao bent down and looked up at Ling Lan earnestly. She used her gaze to tell Ling Lan that even if the entire world didn’t want her, they would stay beside her.
“Is it good to be so emotional?” Ling Lan patted Luo Chao’s head and laughed silently. “Also, do you really understand me?”
Luo Chao looked at Ling Lan in confusion. She didn’t know why Ling Lan said this.
“You… ever since you woke up, you never mentioned your parents or your younger brother,” Li Shiyu suddenly said.
Ling Lan turned around and smiled at him. She signalled for him to continue.
“Actually, before you went into a coma, you would ask about them once a month, and the way you ask about them is always different.” Doctor Li’s gaze turned deep.
Han Xuya and Luo Chao started feeling sad for Ling Lan. There was a tinge of anger in their eyes too. They were feeling hurt and wronged for this young lady who got abandoned by her family secretly.
“At that time, no matter how you tried to hide it, you can’t hide how much you miss them. It’s in your eyes. But now, when you mentioned them, you don’t have any emotions anymore.” The things that Li Shiyu noticed were more than the two ladies.
“Once your pain accumulates until a certain degree, it will die,” Ling Lan said calmly. “As a doctor, you should understand this more than me.”
The pain in Luo Chao and Han Xuya’s eyes got stronger.
“But, the time for that is too short… Also, you seem to have forgotten a lot of things… especially during these past five years.” Li Shiyu stared at Ling Lan intently. “So, who are you?”
This question astounded Luo Chao and Han Xuya. They looked at Li Shiyu simultaneously in shock.