The Best Of You (English Ver.) - Chapter 44
Getting out of the car, Shen Nianshen headed straight for the hospital building. He ran so fast that Sun Tiantian couldn’t catch up behind him.
She had never seen Shen Nianshen so panicked. In the car before, Shen Nianshen’s face was completely pale and his body shook uncontrollably.
It was about his grandmother who depended on each other to live with.
Sun Tiantian felt like her heart was choking on something, it was so uncomfortable, and was hard to breathe. She kept praying in her heart, hoping that Grandma would be fine and nothing bad happened.
Shen Nianshen ran to the operating room on the third floor.
It was winter, but the t-shirt inside his jacket was already soaking wet and his forehead was also sweating.
He saw Liang Qi outside the operating room and immediately ran over to him. He held Liang Qi’s arm firmly, “What’s happened to my grandma? She’s okay, right? She’s okay, right?!”
His eyes reddened and stared fixedly at Liang Qi, his voice almost sounding like a growl.
Liang Qi held his hand and tried to calm him down, “Don’t get too anxious first. Grandma suddenly fainted at home, and now the doctor is trying to save her.”
Shen Nianshen’s entire body stiffened, cold sweat dripping down his forehead.
He was stunned for a very long time and finally released Liang Qi’s hand.
His body seemed to lose its strength and he stumbled back a step and then leaning against the wall.
He looked up and stared at the light-up ‘in operation’ sign above the operating room’s door. He suddenly remembered so many things from his childhood.
He still remembered when he was a child, when his mother had just left him, he lived alone in the dilapidated rented house.
The room was empty and he was cowered down in a corner of the living room. That night, for the first time in his life, he felt lonely and afraid.
He had no father, nor did his mother want him.
The next morning, the living room door suddenly opened and Grandma was standing at the door. Grandma looked at him for a very long time, then slowly walked over to him.
Grandma crouched down in front of him and cried as she hug him, “Ah Nian, my child. Grandma will take you home.”
When Sun Tiantian reached upstairs, she saw Shen Nianshen squatting outside the operating room with blank eyes.
She had never seen Shen Nianshen this desperate, her heart ached so much she thought it’s going to crash.
She quickly ran over to him and crouched down by Shen Nianshen’s side. She held Shen Nianshen’s hand and comforted him gently, “Ah Nian, don’t be afraid. Grandma will definitely be fine…”
When Shen Nianshen heard Sun Tiantian’s voice, he finally came back to his senses. He looked up and stared at Sun Tiantian.
Sun Tiantian looked back at him and could only hold Shen Nianshen’s hand even tighter. Her voice was very gentle, “Ah Nian, don’t be afraid…”
Shen Nianshen looked at her and wanted to say something, but his throat was burning and the pain was appalling.
He stared at Sun Tiantian for a very long time, but not a single word could come out.
The operation continued until four in the afternoon. The operating room door opened from inside and the doctor walked out.
Shen Nianshen immediately stepped forward and asked nervously, “Doctor, how is my grandmother? She is fine, right?”
The doctor in charge was a middle-aged man who wore glasses. He shook his head and said, “For the time being, it’s not life-threatening.”
As soon as these words were thrown out, the stone pressing on everyone’s heart was finally lifted.
Sun Tiantian subconsciously held her chest and heaved a sigh of relief.
The doctor stared at Shen Nianshen for a while and asked, “That old lady inside is your grandmother?”
Shen Nianshen nodded, “Yes.”
The doctor’s eyes were gloomy. After being silent for a while, he said, “Come with me for a bit.”
Shen Nianshen was in the doctor’s office for a very long time. When he came out, his eyes were reddened.
Sun Tiantian went to the ward to look after grandma. Liang Qi waited for Shen Nianshen outside the doctor’s office. As soon as Shen Nianshen came out, he asked, “How is it? What did the doctor say? Grandma is fine, right?”
Shen Nianshen did not speak, but tears suddenly fell from his eyes.
Liang Qi had never seen Shen Nianshen look like this. He was scared his face was pale, “Brother…”
Shen Nianshen sobbed, “Brain cancer.”
Liang Qi was so terrified to the point of stupidity. His lips trembled and couldn’t say a word.
When Shen Nianshen went to the ward, grandma hadn’t woken up. Sun Tiantian was sitting by the bed to look after his grandmother.
When Sun Tiantian saw Shen Nianshen came in, she rushed over, “Ah…”
When she was about to say something, she saw Shen Nianshen’s reddened eyes. Her throat seemed to be choking on something all of a sudden and she couldn’t make a sound.
She subconsciously looked at Liang Qi behind him, but his appearance was just as desperate.
Sun Tiantian panicked and did not dare to ask.
Shen Nianshen did not look at Sun Tiantian and directly walked to the side of the bed.
He sat on a chair and sat for a full two hours.
Sun Tiantian and Liang Qi remained by his side, not daring to make the slightest sound.
The ward was so quiet that there was an undefined sense of pressure. Liang Qi finally couldn’t take it anymore, he quickly turned around and stepped out of the ward in big strides.
Sun Tiantian stood behind Shen Nianshen without moving. She deeply cared for this young man, she wanted to hug him, but she didn’t dare. She was afraid it would disturb Shen Nianshen.
It went on until eight o’clock in the evening, grandmother finally slowly regained consciousness.
Sun Tiantian’s eyes lit up and she immediately said, “Ah Nian, Grandma is awake.”
“Grandma, how are you? Is there anything hurt?” Shen Nianshen held his grandmother’s hand and looked at her nervously.
Grandma opened her eyes and her gaze was slightly dazed. She glanced around the room and just remembered that she had passed out.
“I’m fine.” Her voice was weak.
She smiled as she said, “Look at this old me. Why do I stay in the hospital again? Ah Nian, help me up. We’re going home.”
“Grandma, you can’t come home.” Shen Nianshen hastily stopped her. He tried hard to control his emotions and showed a smile, “You just passed out. The doctor said you have to stay in the hospital for a follow-up examination for a while.”
When the old woman heard that she was going to be hospitalized, she quickly said, “No. I don’t want to stay here. My body is very healthy, why should I stay in the hospital.”
As she spoke, she struggled to her feet.
There was an IV needle still stuck in her hand and Shen Nianshen immediately restrained his grandmother’s body. He was a little out of control, “Could you please obey me, Grandma!”
His voice was suddenly so loud. Not only Grandma, Sun Tiantian also was shocked. She subconsciously looked at Shen Nianshen, “Ah Nian…”
Shen Nianshen lowered his head and raised his hand to press his temple. His heart was so messed up, his brain was so messed up as well. His entire body seemed to be pressed under a huge mountain, it was difficult to breathe.
He didn’t know what to do.
He was silent for a long time and tried to calm his emotions. Only then did he look up and say in a voice that was much gentler this time, “Grandma, you need to be hospitalized. There’s no need to worry about anything else.”
He knew his grandmother worried that she would spend the money, so she insisted on going home.
Shen Nianshen continued to persuade his grandmother and eventually, the old lady did not insist to go home again. After a while, she fell back asleep.
Sun Tiantian walked to Shen Nianshen’s side and whispered, “Ah Nian, I will buy you some food. You haven’t eaten anything since this afternoon.”
Only this time did Shen Nianshen look at Sun Tiantian while shaking his head, “I’m not hungry.”
He rose to his feet and took Sun Tiantian’s hand, “It’s getting late, I’ll have Liang Qi to take you home.”
Sun Tiantian shook her head, “No, I want to accompany you.”
Shen Nianshen looked at her and said quietly, “It’s no need. You should go home now. Listen to me, okay.”
“But I’m worried about you.” After a short pause, she couldn’t help but ask, “What is it about grandma? Is her illness serious?”
Shen Nianshen shook his head, “It’s no big deal. If you are old, you will definitely experience something like this.”
“Really?” Sun Tiantian was a little disbelieving. Before, when Shen Nianshen came into the ward, his eyes were red. She saw it.
She gripped Shen Nianshen’s hand tightly, “Ah Nian, don’t lie to me. Please let me know if anything happened, okay? I want to face it with you.”
Shen Nianshen shook his head, “It’s really okay. You just go home, it’s so late already.”
As he spoke, he took Sun Tiantian leaving the ward.
Liang Qi was sitting in the outer corridor. Seeing the two came out, he stood up immediately from his seat, “What’s wrong?”
Shen Nianshen said, “Liang Qi, I will trouble you for a while. Please take Tiantian home.”
Sun Tiantian held Shen Nianshen’s hand, “I really don’t want to go home. Let me accompany you, okay?”
Shen Nianshen looked at her for a while, reached out his hand, and tuck her messy hair behind her ear, “Go home and rest. Listen to me.”
Liang Qi approached Sun Tiantian and withdrew her hand, “Sister-in-law, come on. Let Big Brother rest for a while.”
He knew what Shen Nianshen needed the most at this moment was serenity.
Grandma was suffering from the disease, will probably need a lot of money. At this moment Shen Nianshen’s feelings must be very frantic.
In the end, Sun Tiantian could only go with Liang Qi. She saw Shen Nianshen was so exhausted and she didn’t want to make him upset.
When Liang Qi was taking Sun Tiantian to the elevator, his cell phone rang. It was a text message from Shen Nianshen, “Grandma’s condition, don’t tell Tiantian.”
Liang Qi glanced at it briefly and put the phone back into his pocket.
Liang Qi took a taxi and escort Sun Tiantian home.
On the way home, Sun Tiantian asked him, “What’s really happened to Grandma? Do you know it?”
Liang Qi licked his lower lip and said in a low voice, “It’s nothing. Just frequent headaches and sudden fainting. Nothing serious.”
“Really? Liang Qi, don’t lie to me.” For some reason, Sun Tiantian felt that things weren’t that simple.
Liang Qi snorted and said, “Really. Bro Nian has been depending on each other with grandma since his childhood. So, he just very nervous.”
Sun Tiantian only half-believed it, staring at Liang Qi for a long time. Finally, she turned her face away and asked no more.
Grandma stayed in the hospital for half a month. Every day Sun Tiantian would take a two-hour car ride to the hospital to take care of grandma.
The day before class started, Grandma was finally allowed to leave the hospital. Sun Tiantian went with Shen Nianshen to pick up grandma home.
Before leaving the hospital, Shen Nianshen took a large pack of medicines. When Grandma saw the medicines, she frowned and said, “Oh my, how can I eat that many medicines? Do you want me to take medicine like eating the rice?”
Shen Nianshen said, “You are ill, so you have to take the medicine. Take the medicine and you will get better.”
People who are getting old sometimes will behave childishly like a little child.
Arriving home, Sun Tiantian sat on the sofa and chatted with grandma.
It was rare for Shen Nianshen to sit beside his grandmother and was not going into his room to study.
However, Grandma was not feeling well. She was just sitting for a while but feeling tired already. Sun Tiantian helped grandma back to her room to rest and helped her cover the blanket. Only then did she come out, closing the door slowly.
Shen Nianshen leaned against the door’s frame and looked at her, the gaze was deep and she couldn’t see what he was thinking.
Sun Tiantian couldn’t help herself and be stunned. She hugged Shen Nianshen’s waist gently and looked up to look at him, “Ah Nian, are you alright?”
Shen Nianshen smiled and stroked her head, “I am fine.”
Seeing Shen Nianshen smile, Sun Tiantian also smiled gently, “Tomorrow the class will start. What time do you think you are leaving for campus?”
Shen Nianshen said, “Maybe at noon, how about you?”
“More or less the same. How about tomorrow we have lunch together?” asked Sun Tiantian.
Shen Nian nodded, “Okay.”
Sun Tiantian’s eyes curved into a smile and said happily, “I’ll call you tomorrow afternoon.”
Sun Tiantian still had to go home to pack her things to go back to campus tomorrow. She had not been in Shen Nianshen’s house for very long.
Shen Nianshen escorted her out of the alley to take a taxi, helped her open the back door, and said softly, “Get on.” Sun Tiantian stood at the side of the car door and couldn’t help but hug Shen Nianshen by the neck and kiss him for a while. Then she let go and looked Shen Nianshen straight in the eyes, “See you tomorrow.”
Shen Nianshen agreed and stared back at Sun Tiantian for a while. Eventually, he couldn’t help but hug his girl. After a long time, he whispered, “See you tomorrow.”