Chapter 1370: The Story of Ling and Heng (633)
The door was closed once more, and through the door, she could no longer hear the movements inside.
Everything was quiet.
Feng Ling stood outside the door and turned back to look at the door.
She stood outside for a long time until Granny Mai rushed over after hearing the news. When she saw Feng Ling standing outside the door, she immediately approached. “Since the doctor is here, you can relax. I heard that Carrie went to look for the doctor. You have met your friend, right?”
Feng Ling did not speak. She stood there looking at the tightly shut door without saying a word.
Seeing her expression, Granny Mai could not bear to see her like this. She gently patted her back. “Child, since he is still alive, there is always hope. Be patient.”
Feng Ling smiled lightly, but her smile was not obvious. It was a polite response to Granny Mai before she continued to remain silent.
Night arrived, and dawn arrived.
Granny Mai came and left, and came again. She had prepared some food in the morning and saw that Feng Ling was still standing in the yard. The door had not been opened in the past few hours. Carrie and the doctor had been inside. She didn’t know how things were, so she didn’t ask. She could only persuade Feng Ling to eat something.
Feng Ling thanked her, but she was really not hungry and could not eat.
When it was nearing afternoon, Granny Mai came again. Seeing that she was still standing outside, she said, “It’s going to rain soon. Our place is close to the desert. It’s rare for there to be rain in a year. Furthermore, from the weather, I think the rain won’t be small. Go back with me first. Wait for the doctor to give you the news before coming over.”
“There’s no need, granny.” Even though Feng Ling had been standing outside for a long time, her legs were not numb, and she could not move. Back when she was punished in the base, it was common for her to stand for an entire day with the weight bag. She said to Granny Mai, “But I still have to trouble you with one thing.”
“When this door opens, your granddaughter might not agree to let me in.”
Feng Ling did not finish her words, but Granny Mai quickly understood what she meant and nodded. “I’ll talk to her properly. Although she’s a bit impatient, she doesn’t have any bad intentions. If I say it, she’ll listen.”
“Thank you, granny.”
Gorkin Farm was located on the edge of the desert, and the river was the only source of food and water.
It rarely rained here. If it rained twice a year, it would be a blessing from the heavens.
And this rain was indeed very heavy. According to Granny Mai, this was the biggest rain she had ever had in the decades since she came to Gorkin Farm.
Lightning flashed, and thunder rumbled.
The rain kept falling. Usually, when the people here saw the rain, they would be as happy as celebrating a festival.
However, although the rain outside was clear, the inside of Carrie’s small room was filled with the smell of medicine.
The man on the bed had already been changed by the doctor inside and outside. The wounds on his body had also been treated. After being fed the medicine, he had already slept two times. After waking up, he would fall asleep again in less than an hour. His stamina was really weak. No matter if it was his body or his mind, the burden and exhaustion were too heavy.
Doctor Mona stood by the stone table in the small room and patiently prescribed medicine while speaking in the local language: “It’s raining outside?”
Carrie hummed. “Sounds like rain.”
After a moment of silence, Doctor Mona glanced at the closed door. “Let’s see if Miss Feng hasn’t left. She was still outside this morning.”
Carrie had no choice but to turn to the door. She gently opened the door and looked out.
She saw that Feng Ling was still standing in the yard. She really hadn’t moved a single step since last night. Even though the rain was pouring, she still stood there, standing straight in the rain.
Although this town was poor, the ratio of men to women was still considered normal. There were many women, but Carrie had never seen such a righteous and seemingly delicate woman. She was clearly a young lady. When she stood outside, Carrie thought that she was just using a trick to gain sympathy. She thought she was using this method to force the man to pity her and let her in.
However, when the person inside found out that she had been standing outside, he didn’t say anything. He woke up very little the whole day. His body couldn’t bear the burden, and he was half asleep. Even if he knew that Feng Ling was outside, he didn’t have the strength to say anything.
It had been so long since last night. Feng Ling neither ate nor drank, nor did she cry or shout outside. She was quiet and did not come in to disturb them. However, she stood outside and did not leave.
Despite the heavy rain, she still stood there like a tree.
She had never seen such a woman, but for some reason, she could not hate her.
After watching for a while, she gently closed the slightly opened door and turned back to whisper to the doctor: “She’s still standing there, drenched by the rain.”
At this moment, the man sleeping on the bed moved his eyelids slightly. His entire body did not move. He seemed to want to open his eyes, but he did not have the strength. After a long while, he finally opened his eyes. However, he still could not see anything. He could only hear the rain, lightning, and thunder outside the window.
Feng Ling stood outside. Although the rain was heavy, she did not feel cold.
This place was always hot. It was rare for there to be rain.
After being soaked in the rain for so long, Feng Ling’s mind was probably drenched by the rain and was unusually clear-headed.
She seemed to recall that scene.
When she returned to the Feng family, she was unconscious for two days due to gastric bleeding and a high fever. Afterward, the helper said that Li Nanheng was outside. She was unwilling to see him at the time, so he stayed outside to watch her for a long time. He did not force her to come out to see him and only stood there to watch her.
When she got off the bed and walked to the window, she saw him standing outside.
Time went back and forth. Who would have thought that such a day would come? Everything had turned around. He was inside, and she was outside. The man who had once wanted to embrace her into his world now refused to acknowledge her and meet her.
Now she finally knew what Li Nanheng thought when he stood outside.
He only wanted to accompany her. There was no need to obtain anything.
The rain dripped down her eyelashes and onto her face. Feng Ling quietly placed her hands by her legs; her gaze still fixed on the house in front of her.
Even when the sky turned dark, the rain did not stop.
At this moment, the door of the room suddenly opened. Carrie walked out with an umbrella and approached Feng Ling. She said unhappily, “Go in. The rain is too heavy. Even if you don’t feel cold, it’s not good for your body to keep soaking in the rain. Uncle Mona has too many patients recently. I don’t want to have another one like you.”