Chapter 38: ‘Saint Magus’ 2.1
Li Luo immediately put down the fruit basket that he carried to the table, and approached the bedside to see Jin Chenji’s situation.
Jin Chenji’s smooth forehead was wrapped thickly with bandages, you could see faint wisps of blood oozing out. His handsome face which was as if every part had been delicately carved out by God’s hands, was pale like a piece of paper, and his curved perfect lips were also pale white. He looked unusually wan and sallow.
He was lying on the bed quietly, as his two slender arms were placed outside the white quilt, one of his hands was connected to the heartbeat and brainwave monitor, only his other hand was free of hanging needles.
“Exactly what is going on?” After Li Luo saw Jin Chenji situation, he could not help but turn around and ask Jin Chenxie behind him.
Jin Chenxie was silent for a moment, he seemed hesitant over whether he should tell Li Luo, but he immediately made up his mind, and said, “The driver of the car who hit my brother had been severely injured and died soon after, that is why until this moment the case is still under investigation. But I don’t think it was an accident, you maybe also know some recent rumors about our company…” Jin Chenxie paused here and didn’t go on.
Li Luo knew that he couldn’t be digging any further into this kind of problem, so he stopped dwelling on that subject. Jin Group did have some bad rumors recently, which made Jin Group’s stock price somewhat fall. He pulled a chair and sat down near Jin Chenji’s bedside. As he looked at Jin Chenji’s sleeping appearance, Li Luo continuously asked, “Did the doctor say when he would wake up?”
“The Doctor said my big brother is out of danger, but he is still in a coma. The doctor also said part of his brain might have been injured in that car accident, and he could only continuously take a look at his situation. He could wake up at any time, or maybe will not wake up. The worst case is that he will never wake up and become a person in a vegetative state…” Jin Chenxie’s last part of the sentence sounded somewhat hoarse, “But yesterday evening, the doctor had detected that my big brother’s original calm brainwaves had a significant fluctuation, doctor said this was a good phenomenon, it may be some time before my brother will wake up.”
“En, he’ll surely able to overcome it.” Li Luo said. When he heard Jin Chenxie’s words, he worried that Jin Chenji’s heartbeat would be slightly lowered. So he stretched out his hand and took a hold of the back of Jin Chenji’s wrist, only when he felt the steady heartbeat he let go.
“Let hope your words become true.” Jin Chenxie said, with a wry smile. “I really hope my brother can wake up early. Since he was in an accident, the company is in turmoil, various kinds of problems are happening, and I need to solve all of them, which makes my head almost explode.”
Li Luo chatted with Jin Chenxie for a while, before sitting down at the chair near Jin Chenji’s bedside as he silently watched his sleeping appearance. When noon arrived, he dragging Jin Chenxie who hadn’t been eating often, and went to the restaurant beside the hospital to have lunch. Then went to the sickroom again to accompany Jin Chenji for a period of time, before he got up and took a taxi to return home.
After returning home, Li Luo quickly took off his shoes and walked into the living room, when he heard Xiao Qi’s voice in his mind, 【Great Host, in about three hours we will have to enter the second world, please be prepared~ the rules are still the same, as long as it does not deviate from the final outcome of the protagonist’s achievements, for the rest of the time the Great Host can do whatever he wishes~】
Li Luo immediately pause his movement, then asked: [Can I know where I am going to in the second world?]
Xiao Qi in Li Luo’s mind made a shrugging expression and said, 【(￣Д￣)┍ I’m sorry Great Host, I also don’t know where we will go.】
[Ok.] Li Luo did not ask again, rather he quickly put on his shoes, and went out to a small supermarket downstairs and bought a bucket of instant noodles, he boiled water until it bubbled indicating it was already hot enough, before sitting on the sofa in the living room to eat up after his instant noodles were ready.
Instant noodles could be said to be something all otaku certainly must have, ever since he crossed over to Qin Yu’s world, Li Luo had not tasted this flavor for more than ten years, he had missed it for a long time and always thought about wanting to eat it for n-times. Who knew how long before he could return to the real world again, so before he set off to the next world, he was ready to solve his greedy problem first, and ate instant noodles until he was full.
Three hours very quickly passed, Xiao Qi instantly appeared and said in Li Luo’s mind, “Great Host, you just need to open the entrance door of your home, to enter the next world. If the crossover is unsuccessful, there is one hour of freezing time, asking the Great Host to be prepared to step across time and space.”
When Li Luo remembered his tragedy parting moment with Qin Yu when he crossed back to the real world, he could not help but tighten his nerves. He took a deep breath, and step by step he walked toward the massive red door.