The silent night was mildly chilling, and the busy Shen Residency was ominously quiet.
Her long eyelashes fluttered softly as she opened her eyes to gaze around the empty room.
Keeping her face emotionless, Shu ChunChun threw opened her heavy blankets and made her way to the bathroom, quickly filling up a tub of chilling water. She stripped herself entirely before entering the freezing tub fully, to the point that her lips began turning into the shade of pale purple.
Though her body, which had been starved for days, looked like skin and bones, she herself had not felt any hunger or cold.
She had realized this advantage the moment she obtained her consciousness. This body of hers, was something like a walking corpse, she does not feel hungry when she skip meals, but still, the body would mold itself into the appearance of a starved body.
And now, she did not feel any cold, but her body is showing signs of freezing.
She glanced down at her fragile-looking wrist, so pale and skinny that it looked as if it would break upon any impact, while her lips curved slightly into a sly sneer.
It’s almost time, oh, how I wish to see him willingly sacrificing himself for me……
It had been days since that fateful night, and Shu ChunChun had merely spent her days sitting on her bed and staring into blank space. She would not respond to any words, and even when they tried to force feed her, her body would instinctively force it out instantly. Until finally, they had no other choice but to keep her on the drip, desperately trying to keep her body alive.
In no time, her slender wrists were already filled to the brim with track marks, while her green veins moved slowly beneath her pale and unhealthy skin.
Her face was pale, with not a speck of pink left, while her hollow eyes stared blankly on thin air as she continued to clench the ring tightly around her bony fists.
If it wasn’t for the fact that her body was still warm, together with the occasional soft breathing, Chen Liang was almost convinced that she was already dead!
Was this still the innocent and sweet Shu ChunChun, whose smile was so gentle that it warms everyone around her?
He stood beside her bed, staring grimly as she dozed off uncomfortably, before moving his gaze onto her pale and hollow cheeks, wincing as a sharp pain flashed through his cold heart.
Suddenly, Shu ChunChun’s eyes shot open in confusion, the blankness replaced instantly with panic as she felt the missing ring within her fist.
She struggled weakly to get up from the bed, trying her best to crawl onto the ground.
“What are you doing?” Chen Liang asked coldly as he moved towards her instantly to prevent her from dropping onto the ground.
As if finally noticing that he was nearby, Shu ChunChun turned her panicked stare towards his face before choking in sobs, “R…Ring……” Soft words could be heard from her agape lips.
His eyes widened in surprise, as it had been a long time since he had seen tears within her blank eyes, and this was also the first time she had been willing to speak ever since that fateful night!
But still, he wasn’t happy about it. It felt as if an invisible hand was clenching him tightly around his heart and it squeezed the breath out of him!
After what felt like forever, he unwillingly revealed the ring that he had hidden previously while she slept, only to see her face, which had been deep with despair just moments before, brighten up with hope.
“Why should we keep this, when you don’t even care about your body and health? Let’s just throw this away……” He sneered at her icily before moving his arm as if to throw the ring away.
Shu ChunChun glanced at him in panic, her lips were slightly agape in a silent scream as she struggled to rush over to him, but her body was too weak and she quickly fell out of the bed once again.
Chen Liang’s expressions changed as he watched her fall once again, before quickly reaching out to hold her steady, only to feel a sharp pain around his hand.
She had bitten him mercilessly, if only to make him drop the ring, which was the only reason she was still alive.
And as soon as she finally regained the ring, she crawled towards a corner of the bed before curling herself up into a ball.
The uncontrollable trembling in her body gradually calmed down, and Shu ChunChun’s gaze went blank once again, not sparing Chen Liang another look as she held tightly onto her precious ring.
Feeling a wave of solemn flame within his heart, he watched in anger as she returned to her lifeless self, “Come here.” He commanded coldly, but she would not react.
“Do you think you can escape me?” His face darkened at her lack of response, while his eyes narrowed dangerously.
But still, her eyes were dull and empty, as if she could not feel his existence at all.
Chen Liang, even though he knew that she was suffering from a serious case of mental illness, could no longer hold in his anger. He was so furious that it was making his actions irrational!
Thankfully, he realized it in time and quickly took a deep breath to calm himself, though his facial expression was still as black as soot.
He seated himself on the edge of her bed before holding the sides of her head with both of his palms, “Do you know who is in front of you? Do you see me clearly?” He asked through gritted teeth.
But though his sharp eyes met with her blank ones, she would not respond.
Her attitude was like a sharp blade decorated with poisonous needles, piercing through his heart with no mercy, and the pain was enough to cause him to go berserk.
“Fine! Very well!” He sneered, “You don’t even care about yourself now, huh? Could I take it that you feel nothing to Han XiPing’s life too? He is but an ant to me, and I can pinch him to death easily!”
There was a moment of silence after the words left his lips, and while he was panting with anger, an extremely soft sobbing could be heard from her direction.
Shu ChunChun’s body was shaking.
“T…Teacher……!” His mind snapped back into place as he realized what he had done!
Her hollow and empty eyes were slowly losing what little shine they had left, while her body was trembling uncontrollably. Her soft breathing was weakening by the second and she began to wheeze in pain, as if she could not breath.
“Teacher, teacher!” Chen Liang cried out in panic as he picked her up in a bridal carry, before rushing out into the living room, “Get the doctor! Quickly!”
How could he do this, the doctor had already said not to trigger her further! Han XiPing was her only weakness, he could not speak of him, nor could he touch him!
Though this was already common knowledge, it did not stop his heart to once again clench up in pain, though the pain could never compare to the worry he felt about her situation right now.
He never realized that he possess such an emotional self!
He held her gently as they waited for the doctors to show, helplessly trying to sooth her breathing while softly calming her down, “Teacher, I’m sorry. I was lying just now, none of it is real. Han XiPing is fine, in fact, he’s actually doing very well in House Han right now……”
“Please be okay, teacher……” His deep voice was dry and cracking, but he continued to speak softly even though his heart was heavy with a bitter and almost unbearable pain.
I’m back with another chapter of ACS!
I feel RUSTY, it’s as if I’ve thoroughly lost touch with the way of translating omfg?! I need to practice more, so get ready for an influx of updates OwO
On a side note, I’ll probably be moving all of my future posts to Foxaholics! But I’m worried that existing readers can’t find the future chapters??? ;w;