Marriage of a Sickly Villain and a Fortune Hunter - Chap 33
Xia Xingchi wanted to help Li Chengyuan lie down on his back, but his hands were already shaking as if they weren’t his own, and the simple movement of trying to release the person in his arms was frozen for a long time without success.
Li Xiu, who was standing stupidly on the sidelines, finally came back to his senses and let out an exclamation before hurrying forward to help:
“Xingchi, don’t worry, I’ll help you — do you want to help President Li to the bed?”
Xia Xingchi shook his head.
He had some experience dealing with attacks of acute illness in the past, and had also studied carefully on behalf of Li Chengyuan before, so he couldn’t be moved rashly in this situation, and could only be laid on the ground first.
The speed of the air emergency helicopter was much faster than that of an ordinary ambulance. The emergency center had told him not to panic just now. It would take twenty minutes for the helicopter to arrive.
Xia Xingchi held Li Chengyuan’s cold hand and kept testing his pulse. He had never experienced such a long twenty minutes.
“Xingchi, did you forget to give President Li his medicine?”
Li Xiu only thought that Xia Xingchi hadn’t remembered it in his panic, so he reached out to grab the medicine bottle that had fallen to the ground.
“No, don’t give him the drugs, he’s not –”
Xia Xingchi paused in the middle of speaking, and his heart began to waver.
Everything was based on unfounded speculation, and even the idea that “Li Chengyuan was murdered” was just an inference. The original book clearly stated that the boss suffered a sudden illness.
Not to mention making new assumptions based on other unfounded assumptions. Was the sentence Li Chengyuan wanted to say before really “Not a heart attack?”
Everything in front of him were typical heart attack symptoms. Maybe no one had poisoned him at all. He’d made all the food Li Chengyuan ate with his own hands, and everyone who ate the polenta was fine.
But he delayed the treatment time and the medication was not given to him immediately.
[What’s going on, what’s going on ! ! ! What actually happened?]
[Don’t scare me, ah, tell me it’s all fake! Why did boss Li suddenly cough up blood, ah]
[God, is this a heart attack? How could it be so serious all of a sudden!]
[Xia Xingchi, what are you hesitating for?! Why not give him the medicine, ah! He’s having a heart attack, if you refuse to save him, you’re a murderer!]
[What’s wrong with you, Xingchi baby? Are you scared silly? It’s okay, it’s okay. Don’t be afraid, give Mr. Li some medicine]
[I knew the mistress was the most vicious, do you believe me now? Slap in the face? Slap in the face? He wants to kill Li Chengyuan]
[Fuck your mother, upstairs, shut up! Why are you still quarreling and arguing at this time, are you crazy!]
No one cared about the cameras on the sidelines, and the live broadcast silently continued.
Xia Xingchi had always had a decisive and free-spirited personality. He never hesitated or had regrets when making a choice, and had never encountered a decision that made him hesitate to the point that his teeth chattered.
“No!” He finally made the difficult decision. “Li Chengyuan can’t take this medicine……taking it will make his condition worse.”
Before he finished speaking, the door was pushed open and Xia Yu rushed inside in a hurry, genuine worry and panic written all over his face as he said: “How is Mr. Li?!!”
It was better not to ask. Xia Xingchi was furious when he heard this.
Looking at Li Chengyuan’s incredibly pale face and the blood at the corners of his lips, for a moment, he wanted to rush up and kill Xia Yu, and ask him what kind of poison he had used.
But it was useless to act on emotion. Xia Yu couldn’t possibly admit it. Xia Xingchi tightly gripped Li Chengyuan’s cold hand, suppressing his anger so as not to let himself create a disturbance.
But he heard Xia Yu anxiously accuse: “Has Mr. Li taken any medicine? Xingchi-ge, why are you just standing there, Mr. Li will die like this!”
The word “die” reverberated in Xia Xingchi’s mind like an explosion of thunder, but it also instantly woke him up.
Seeing that he was unmoved, Xia Yu at once became distressed and reached out to pull his arm as if he was anxious to grab the medicine, but Xia Xinghi pushed him away violently.
Xia Xingchi stared at him coldly, not allowing him to touch Li Chengyuan.
The camera was still silently filming. Xia Yu glanced at the camera mutely from the corner of his eye, and then shed tears on the spot.
He begged anxiously: “Xingchi-ge, please don’t be angry, please don’t treat Mr. Li like this. Give him the medicine, okay? He’ll die!”
If Xia Xingchi was still hesitating about his choice before, then this moment strengthened his confidence in his decision.
It was impossible for Xia Yu to be so earnest and kind. Even if there was no evidence that he was the murderer, no one else in this world wished for Li Chengyuan’s death more than he and Li Shengrui.
Seeing Xia Xingchi’s attitude, the barrage immediately ushered in a new wave of frying pans:
[What exactly is going on? I’m really going crazy, this is a life-saving medicine. Xia Xingchi, why won’t you move!]
[Regardless of the relationship between Mr. Li and the three of them, whoever they are, can they save Mr. Li first?]
[Xia Xingchi, are you insane? Have you forgotten how kindly Mr. Li treats you? Why are you killing him now, ah!]
[This is murder. If Mr. Li dies, Xia Xingchi, you can sit in prison]
[Did he forget that there are still cameras here, and his crimes are being broadcasted live? This is crazy, I want to call the police!]
. . . . . .
Xia Xingchi no longer cared about everyone’s commentary, or even what Xia Yu wanted to do.
At this time, Li Chengyuan’s eyes seemed to have opened a little, and his dim and empty gaze was looking up at something –
Even though his life was hanging by a thread, his eyes still instinctively stared at Xia Xingchi for a long time, as though he wanted to hold his hand.
Xia Xingchi thought that Li Chengyuan waking up was a sign of improvement, but before he could feel happy, the other suddenly grimaced in pain and coughed hard.
Xia Xingchi hastily moved to raise his head slightly to prevent him from choking, but saw that he could not keep his body from coughing and trembling, bright red blood continuously flowing from the corners of his lips.
In the end, several large mouthfuls of blood were spewed out in a row, and he lost consciousness again.
The scene was quite frightening, but what made Xia Xingchi even more terrified was that he suddenly realized, Li Chengyuan’s chest didn’t seem to be moving at all?!
He quickly reached out to touch Li Chengyuan’s chest, but could no longer feel his chaotic heartbeat. The weak pulse and breathing had all disappeared —
It was cardiac arrest!
Xia Xingchi immediately panicked, feeling his shaking voice almost break.
Although Li Xiu at the side was at a loss about Xia Xingchi and Xia Yu’s dispute over the medicine and didn’t know which side to take, seeing Xia Xingchi struggling to get up, he reached over to help him.
Xia Xingchi couldn’t care about his legs that were numb from kneeling and sitting, and with Li Xiu’s strength, he quickly moved around to Li Chengyuan’s side and said anxiously:
“He’s in cardiac arrest! I have to give him CPR – Li Xiu, help me find some scissors to cut his clothes!”
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was something that Xia Xingchi had learned to perform when he was working. Xia Xingchi never thought that the first time he would use it in his life would be on Li Chengyuan, the most important person to him.
Xia Yu stopped and didn’t continue to try to grab the medicine, just sitting to the side in tears as if he was frightened.
The moment he heard that Li Chengyuan’s heart and breathing had stopped, he secretly breathed a sigh of relief.
He knew that Li Shengrui must be watching everything through the camera at this time, witnessing Li Chengyuan’s death with his own eyes.
The monstrous power of hundreds of billions of assets was about to fall into Li Shengrui’s hands.
And everything Xia Xingchi had in this moment that made people feel resentful and envious would be taken and returned to its “rightful owner.” In the future, Xia Yu would definitely shine a hundred times brighter than him.
At this thought, Xia Yu almost couldn’t help but laugh out loud, and every drop of his crocodile tears was full of gloating. Xia Xingchi’s desperate CPR was like the most useless dying struggle.
One minute, two minutes……
Xia Xingchi’s palm touched Li Chengyuan’s icy skin, and his heart was full of self-doubt and despair that the ending could not be changed.
But even though his arms were so tired that he could barely lift them, he still gritted his teeth and refused to give up, repeating the alternation of compressions and artificial respiration.
The crescent-shaped scar on his wrist was particularly conspicuous during these movements, and the moment his eyes fell upon it, tears started to fall –
Li Chengyuan, you can’t fucking die, you haven’t explained why you bit me……
Just as he was wiping his tears and lowering his head to do artificial respiration again, Li Chengyuan’s chest suddenly heaved several times, followed by a burst of labored coughing!
When Li Chengyuan opened his eyes slightly, he happened to meet those of Xia Xingchi, who was bending over.
Xia Xingchi stood there dumbfounded, looking at him in disbelief, and didn’t even notice that his tears were falling on the other’s face.
His lips moved, and his voice was low and almost inaudible: “It’s okay, don’t be afraid……”
Xia Xingchi’s tears suddenly rolled down wildly as if the floodgates had opened, and what was originally artificial respiration turned into a passionate kiss that fell hard on Li Chengyuan’s lips!
“Li Chengyuan, please hold on.” Xia Xingchi clenched his cold fingers tightly.
Because he didn’t dare to speak loudly for fear of stimulating his heart, he could only whisper in his ear: “As long as you survive, I will work for you for a lifetime free of charge, okay? Please hold on.”
Li Chengyuan only regained consciousness for a moment before slipping into darkness again. When he heard this sentence, he was unable to respond.
In the chaos of his lucidity, he answered silently: “Little liar, you spoke about forever and deceived me……this is nothing more than relying on the fact that every time you say it, I will believe you again unconditionally.”
Seeing that he had lost consciousness again, Xia Xingchi quickly reached out to check if his heart was beating. Fortunately, although it was weak, it was indeed beating.
Xia Yu was at first incredulous upon seeing this, and then his eyes suddenly grew dark.
He never thought that Li Chengyuan would cling to life so doggedly. He had thought that he would die on the spot, and he did die.
But Xia Xingchi, that bastard, could provide such professional CPR and actually save him?!
— Li Chengyuan must not survive! He had to die!
— Otherwise, not only would Li Shengrui not get the inheritance, but he would be driven to his death by this lunatic.
Han Yuanhe jogged into the room, followed by the medical staff in white.
Just now he had been standing by the place the helicopter would take off and land, waiting for the arrival of the emergency crew, and then brought them directly here without wasting time.
The moment the doctor finally arrived, the century-long twenty-minute torture finally came to an end.
Xia Xingchi quickly stood up as if he had seen one last straw to clutch at, but his legs were numb and he almost knelt down heavily on the spot.
Han Yuanhe, who was walking quickly at the front, quickly supported him: “Xingchi, don’t worry. President Li will be fine.”
Xia Xingchi pursed his lips and nodded. The doctor had Li Chengyuan carried onto the stretcher and ordered them to send him away first. He was pressed for time and asked very quickly: “Will any of you come to escort the patient?”
He knew that they were making a reality show and there would naturally be no family members of the patient present, so he could only quickly choose someone who was relatively close to accompany them.
The accompanying person should undoubtedly be Xia Xingchi, but before he could stand upright on his numb legs, Xia Yu suddenly said:
“I want to accompany Mr. Li!”
Before anyone could respond to this, he immediately revealed his real intentions and pointed at Xia Xingchi, saying: “He deliberately refused to give Mr. Li the medicine just now, he wanted to kill him!”
[A pure passerby, agreeing with Xia Yu this time]
[Bullshit! If he wanted to harm him, he wouldn’t have given him CPR just now. Li Chengyuan would have been dead before the doctor arrived]
[Even if Xia Xingchi is a favored mistress, no matter how much he is favored, he must have his real fiance at a time like this ah. Xiao Yu, his real fiance, must be the one]
[There’s something wrong with you ba! Boss Li is about to die, are you still fighting to write his name on his tombstone?]
Xia Yu said again: “I am most familiar with his physical condition and illness. Our two families are friends who have a marriage contract!”
“You can no longer let people of unknown origin approach Li Chengyuan, and you can’t give Xia Xingchi a chance to attack! He’s a murderer!”
The doctor who had asked the question just now had never encountered such a situation, so he couldn’t help hesitating.
Leaving aside gossip that could not be taken into account, then the relationship between the two people and the patient was the same.
But as soon as Xia Yu said “marriage contract,” he personally recognized Li Chengyuan as his fiance in public.
The doctor immediately angled toward Xia Yu and said anxiously: “So you are the patient’s family member? Then go, hurry and get on the helicopter, don’t dawdle!”
— Xia Yu was delaying the treatment time.
What’s more, this behavior of lying and tearing off his mask in front of the camera was almost self-destructive, which was not in line with his usual ways.
The only reason he did it was because there were more important things than stardom and fame.
Such as inheritance and a follow-up strike.
Xia Xingchi’s anger, which had long been suppressed, finally erupted at this moment!
Even facing the cameras, he no longer cared. Before Xia Yu’s triumphant smile could appear, Xia Xingchi had already stepped forward and grabbed Xia Yu’s collar with one hand, and punched him down on the spot with the other!
The move was so unexpected that Xia Yu’s nose was bleeding and his ears were buzzing.
He was terrified, and never imagined that he had still underestimated the meek, useless bastard of the past who had become like this.
Without delay, Xia Xingchi pushed Xia Yu to the ground, and at the same time tore off the engagement ring he was wearing next to his neck and admitted on the spot:
“I’m a family member! Li Chengyuan is my fiance……my lover!”
T/N: Yes, it really took THAT much drama for him to admit it. Also, “I will work for you for a lifetime free of charge.” Most romantic line ever delivered by a little money-grubber.