Don’t Turn from Summer - Chapter 67
The curtains were tightly pulled close, and the room was dim, making it difficult to tell whether it was day or night time.
When Lin MoChen woke up, his forehead was still boiling hot and his head was still dizzy. It was as if his whole person was floating above the cloud. Getting up, he turned on the lights.
The room appeared especially empty. Her suitcase and all of her items were already gone. Yesterday, by the time he had returned, they already disappeared.
Lin MoChen walked to the refrigerator. He knew that he had to eat something. Upon pulling open the refrigerator door, the first thing he saw was half a box of fresh milk. He had bought it for her just two days ago.
She didn’t have much knowledge in this aspect and had been drinking instant powdered milk that was made in China. Ever since that one time that she told him that she didn’t enjoy drinking red wine, he would, from time to time, buy for her this type of fresh milk from a high-class supermarket. She really loved drinking it and would hold the cup with both hands while saying, “how tasty, how fragrant” every time. However, he was busy at work. Only every few days would he think of buying it for her. Only in recent days, has he remembered to buy it for her every day.
Lin MoChen took out the milk and threw it into the trash can. There was also the fruit she bought, the candy, the yogurt ….. one by one, there were all taken out and thrown away.
Once the refrigerator was emptied, he closed the door and walked to the desk. He opened the drawer and his hand paused.
Inside was the collection of frequently used medication that she had bought for this home. Antipyretic, cold medicine, antibiotics, liniment …… everything had been prepared. Before the two had broken up, she had proudly shown off to him saying: “I had always lived by myself. These frequently used medicines are now prepared for easy access. Please call me the Household Expert. ”
Lin MoChen took out an antipyretic pill (for fever) and an antibiotic pill and threw them into his mouth. With a calm face, he slowly chewed and swallowed the pills.
It was at this time that Sun Zhi called.
“President Lin, when will you come to the company today? The meeting is about to start. ”
Lin MoChen drank a cup of hot water, and laid down on the bed once more: “I’m not coming today. You guys can handle it by yourselves first. ”
“Oh. ” Sun Zhi was a bit surprised because Lin MoChen practically never allowed any matters to interfere with his work, “Is everything okay? ”
Hanging up, Lin MoChen extended his hand to rub his aching forehead. Then, he picked up the hotel room’s phone and ordered a meal.
The food was quickly sent over. Lin MoChen washed his face and rinsed his mouth in a simple manner before sitting down and slowly eating. After eating a small bowl of rice, he suddenly reached for the trash can and threw up. He slowly exhaled before using water to rinse his mouth. He then collapsed and resumed sleeping.
When he woke up again, it was already early morning. At a certain instant, he had suddenly become especially clear-headed and opened his eyes. The first thought in his brain was that today was the day Mu HanXia leaves.
He picked up the watch by his bed and glanced at the time, 6:10. Today was Monday, a working day. He touched his head. It still felt a bit warm, but it was no longer as hot. With an indifferent expression, he got out of bed, changed into a suit and shirt, finished tying his tie, and prepared to leave to go to work.
The early morning road was especially empty. Furthermore, there was also a thin layer of fog that had yet to scatter. He drove for a while and only occasionally would cars pass by. There were clearly many skyscrapers on either side of the road, yet there was still an illusion of driving through an uninhabited suburban district.
At an intersection that had traffic lights, he stopped the car. His fingers slowly tapped the steering wheel. He then lifted his head and gazed in the direction of the city’s southern airport. The fog had already faded and the sky as a whole was bright and clear. There was also a small airplane in the sky that had just departed.
The traffic lights turned green.
He did not move for a few seconds before turning around and driving towards the airport.
It was 7 o’clock when his phone rang. Once again it was Sun Zhi calling. Sun Zhi, in fact, was also felt rather awkward. Mk’s funding had just poured in not too long ago. Now, they had to figure out the strategy of how they were going to spend a large amount of money to resolve the issue with plot B. They also had to keep maintaining a good relationship, at least on the surface, in regards to their collaboration with Rong Yue on plot A and proceed with caution …… There were practically a hundred urgent matters that had arisen during this critical juncture. If Lin MoChen was not present, the company would become headless.
However, he had, against expectations, abandoned all these matters, having not shown his face for two days in a row now. Sun Zhi’s heart was very tense and worried.
“President Lin, will you come to work today? Sun Zhi, bracing himself, asked.
“I am making a trip to the airport.”
“Oh……” Sun Zhi, in fact, had already had a bad premonition. If the business matters of the company required Lin MoChen to go to the airport, he would know. Then, it must be a personal matter. Considering Lin MoChen’s strange behavior these past few days, he used the most consoling tone possible to say: “President Lin, I’m going to say something that I shouldn’t say. All women, in reality, are softhearted. Mu HanXia’s character, compared with the average girl, is a bit more stubborn. If there was a conflict, coax her a little more and yield to her. It wasn’t easy for you guys to come together. Everyone is hoping for the happiness of you two.”
But, he hadn’t expected that through the phone, he would hear the sound of Lin MoChen’s laughter.
Those who should leave will always leave. There is no need to force them to stay. I am going to go send her off. Not to mention, it should count as a good gathering, a good parting. ”
He hung up the phone.
Sun Zhi blankly stared at his phone. In the end, he could only sigh once.
Lin city’s airport was by no means very large. However, it was structured well. The security checkpoint was a long black row. Mu HanXia’s visa had still not been fully processed. Today, she was only merely leaving Lin city. However, no matter which plane she leaves on, she would still have to pass through the security checkpoint.
Lin MoChen went to the second floor and found a seat in a cafe by the window. From here looking down, one could clearly see the entirety of the security checkpoint area. As for, if he actually sees her, whether he will go downstairs and bid farewell to her or merely follow her with his eyes as she departs, that is a question for later.
Before he left the house in the early morning, he had eaten some medication. After sitting and watching attentively for a bit, he began to feel a wave of sleepiness attacking his mind. He called for the waiter and ordered the strongest black coffee they had. Slowly, he drank a cup after a cup.
A tide of people surged up before the mass scattered once more. Every person was hurrying. There were people smiling. There were people reluctant to leave. Yet, in the middle of the crowd, he had still not seen her figure appear. Unconsciously, he had waited from the morning all the way to the afternoon.
His stomach tossed and turned, yet he didn’t really want to eat anything. He only ordered one bowl of hot soup and slowly drank it. The waiter watched him sit for the whole day, his expression cold, yet they didn’t dare bother him. The cafe didn’t have many customers. He was the only one sitting in the quiet corner. After he finished drinking the soup, he felt a bit more comfortable. He let his head lean back onto the chair and continued to stare outside the window.
Later, unknowingly, he unguardedly fell asleep. He slept very deeply without a trace of consciousness.
He slept continuously until eleven o’clock at night when a waiter lightly pushed him awake: “Sir, we are closing the shop. ”
Lin MoChen slowly sat straight and glanced again outside the window. There were few people at the airport at midnight. It was both quiet and deserted. Picking up his coat, he went down the stairs.
When he walked out of the airport’s entrance, he turned around again. After taking a glance, he turned around and left.
The car quickly left the airport and entered the downtown area. Even though Lin city was a city with a rich nightlife, at this moment, when looking from the distance, there was only a wide expanse of buildings that were pitch black and quiet. Lin MoChen drove for a while before pulling out his phone and calling Fang ChengZhou.
“Mayor Fang, sorry for calling so late and disturbing you. I’m Lin MoChen, ” he said. “I want to ask whether you know the number of Mu HanXia’s flight today? ”
Lao Fang was woken up by his phone call. Sitting up, he draped a cloak over his shoulders, but he was not angered by this call. Rather, he was slightly surprised. He then calmly answered: “She left yesterday. ”
Lin MoChen held the phone with one hand, his eyes continuously staring forward.
“Ok, thanks a lot, sorry for the bother. “