Translator: Sweet Bun
Speaking of this, Li Lingyi cried again, “They even don’t allow family members to visit those patients. We don’t know whether your Dad is alive or not yet…”
Through the phone, Xia Xingchen heard the cry of both Li Lingyi and her grandmother, which sounded mournful.
She didn’t have a good time either. Although she had already left the family, her kindred still remained; but…
“I just become a permanent employee of the Foreign Ministry. Although I’m dealing with top officials every day, I’m afraid we are not that well familiar…”
“You have to at least try asking, then you can only know the answer!”
Li Lingyi expected Xingchen could give her some hope, she regards her as her grasping at straws. Xia Xingchen paused for a while and asked: “Does Xu Yan… have any ideas?”
“…No.” Li Lingyi was more upset, “He said that the epidemic prevention work is quite strict. No one can enter the quarantine station without permission, no exception.”
The rules already stated, even Xu Yan had no solution, what could she do?
Xia Xingchen’s inside was a mess, and Li Lingyi’s repeatedly pleading disturbed her further. After Xingchen pacified Li Lingyi for a long time and promised that she would try her best, Li Lingyi finally hung up slowly.
Holding the phone, she stood on the balcony and faced the cool breeze. When she thought that her father’s life or death was unknown, no, accurately, her father was already standing at the gates of hell, she was anxious and her chest got pain as being stuffed by something.
If Xu Yan couldn’t help, the persons who she could ask for help were Yu Zenan, and…
However, she was unable to make such requests to Bai Yeqing?
He has to attend to myriad affairs daily…
Xia Xingchen unlocked her phone, opened address book and scrolled down to ‘Yu Zenan’. However, before she dialed out, a call came.
Seeing the flashing ‘Future Husband’ on the screen, she was dumbfounded for a long while.
When she picked up, the phone had already rung four or five times.
“Hello, who’s there?” Bai Yeqing’s low-pitched and pleasant voice came from the phone. Xia Xingchen somehow felt her nose sore.
His voice seemed to strike the softest and most vulnerable place in her heart.
Her feigned calmness collapsed in an instant when heard his voice.
She choked with sobs and wanted to say something, but her throat was like being blocked by something, so she couldn’t speak.
“Xia Xingchen?” Bai Yeqing called her name accurately. Even if she didn’t speak, he could recognize her by her heavy breathing.
“You are crying?” Bai Yeqing’s voice got lower, “what happened?”
“…Nothing serious.” Xia Xingchen shook her head and sniffed, and then she looked up and stared at the front, trying to hold back her tears.
“Tell me!” He required indisputably. After a pause, he continued to ask, “Is there someone bullying you at the workplace?”
“No.” She hurriedly denied.
“Then why?” He was discomposed by her tears.
“It’s about my family…”
Xia Xingchen muttered to herself for a while and then said, “Just now my stepmother called me… She said that my dad is confirmed to be infected with the Wis epidemic. I want to go to the hospital to see him, but… now he is in quarantine, and we don’t know anything about his condition…”
As she said, she was getting more and more sad. Her voice was mixed with sobs, sounding more fragile and pitiable.
Bai Yeqing asked, “Do you want to see him?”
“Yes, but I know it is very difficult… Even Xu Yan is at the end of his resources.”
His face turned sullen.
“You called me twice just for this?”
“No,” She was just trying to ask about her own work, “I wouldn’t want to inconvenience you with such things.” She was afraid that she would annoy him.
“So, you would rather inconvenience your ex-boyfriend?” Bai Yeqing snapped, he sounded rather unfriendly.
Xia Xingchen shook her head, “I didn’t ask Xu Yan for help. I have intended…”
She paused for a moment and said, “I… have intended to ask Yu Zenan. He must have a way…”
Bai Yeqing frowned, and when he spoke again, his tone was like covered with ice, “It seems that you have made up your mind to ignore my words!”
Is this woman deliberately provoking him?
She actually did not ask him to help, but go to find Yu Zenan?!
Or, in her eyes, Yu Zenan and Xu Yan are her own people, and he is just an outsider?!
The more Bai Yeqing thought about that, the angrier he got. For a time, even his breathing got much heavier.
Xia Xingchen said, “I am not ignoring your words… just because there is no better way. I… don’t want to trouble you.”
Bai Yeqing was furious now.
He gnashed his teeth and said, “Who told you this is a trouble? You said you don’t want to bother me, but you turn to bother Xu Yan and Yu Zenan – Xia Xingchen, if you owe them a favor, what are you going to pay back later?”
“…” Xia Xingchen was speechless. She was already anxious, while his question even pushed her at her wit’s end.
“You focus on work first, I will call you later.” Bai Yeqing continued in a serious tone, “if I know that you find Yu Zenan again, you will be at your own risk!”
“…I know, I won’t find him.”
Xia Xingchen bit her lip and agreed. If she pisses off Bai Yeqing, she might not be able to see her father even if she asks Yu Zenan for help.
If he doesn’t allow her to contact Yu Zenan just because of political hostility, then this man is anyhow too overbearing!
Bai Yeqing didn’t say anything more and hung up the phone. Xia Xingchen contemplated and called Li Lingyi back, asking the latter to wait patiently.
In the other side.
Li Lingyi took the call and quickly reported the situation with her mother-in-law, “Mom, Xingchen just let us wait and see, there may be news soon.”
“Is she sure?” Asked the old lady.
“She did not say that.”
Xia Xingkong said, “In my opinion, Xingchen just said that thoughtlessly. Xu Yan is working in the president’s office, and the people he deals with are all powerful persons, but Xu Yan still has no way, how can elder sister come up with a solution?”
Xu Yan by her side remembered that day at the Course, Xingchen was with Yu Zenan, he felt bitter. After a while, he said, “Don’t worry, now that Xingchen said that there will be news soon, she won’t let us down.”
He tried to speak for Xia Xingchen, and his words obviously showed his trust in her ability. Xia Xingkong was not happy, but she was smiling and pretended to ask casually, “Xu Yan brother, you still contact each other privately?”
Thanks for LH’s help, with her, I could be able to increase the updates later, thank you sweetie~ :3