Chapter 1642: Effective
Huo Yunshen quieted down after a few minutes, and Jing Xi tried to pull her hand back gently. As gentle as she tried, she still woke Huo Yunshen up.
Huo Yunshen opened his eyes slightly. He could not clearly see who the woman was in front of him in the dark, but he thought she was Jing Xi and hugged her in excitement.
“Jing Xi… You’re back… I knew you would come back…”
Tears filled Huo Yunshen’s eyes as he hugged the woman tightly.
“Tell me that this is not a dream…”
Huo Yunshen kept repeating the same sentences.
Even though it was awkward, Jing Xi had to stop Huo Yunshen.
“I’m sorry, my liege, but you’ve got the wrong person…”
Shocked by the voice that he was not expecting, Huo Yunshen quickly turned on the bed lamp and realized that the woman was Jin Xiaoxi and not his wife.
He was fully awake and was not dreaming.
He was disappointed but frustrated at the same time.
“Who let you in?” Huo Yunshen scolded while realizing that Jin Xiaoxi was sitting on his bed. “Who allowed you to sit on my bed?”
It was only then that Jing Xi realized that she was actually sitting on the king’s bed. She cursed herself for being clumsy as she got up quickly.
“I’m really sorry…” Jing Xi apologized before mustering her courage to continue speaking. “I’m here to take care of your meals. There’s some congee that I’ve prepared, do you want to try some?”
Huo Yunshen followed Jing Xi’s finger that was pointing at the table and spotted the bowl of congee.
“Take it away. I don’t want it!”
“But it might be able to help with your pain…”
“I said I don’t want it! Take it away!” Huo Yunshen scolded as he pointed at the door.
Jing Xi pouted and took the congee. But after taking two steps towards the door, Jing Xi stopped and said what was in her mind.
“My liege, I know that you’re frustrated, but you can’t take it out on your body! You should know that your body doesn’t belong to you anymore but to the whole nation. If you were to fall, who would take over the throne? The prince? He’s still too small. And the prince also needs you the most right now. If you don’t love yourself…what would your wife think if she saw you like this? You should take care of yourself, for everyone and for the wife that you held dearly.”
Jing Xi threw a whole lecture in Huo Yunshen’s face, but Huo Yunshen still gave no response. Jing Xi sighed and turned to leave.
“Come back!” Huo Yunshen ordered.
Jing Xi’s heart skipped a beat, happy that her words were effective.
Jing Xi went back to Huo Yunshen’s side and said, “The congee should be warm enough to eat.”
“Put it on the table.”
Huo Yunshen pointed at the round table, and Jing Xi set the bowl down. Huo Yunshen sat down by the table and looked at the bowl of white congee.
“What’s in there?”