The huge VIP ward fell into a strange silence.

The group of people stood at the door, some looking at the sky and some at the ground, but none dared look at Marshal Ling’s face.

Who was the marshal’s wife chatting with just now?

Not only chatting, but also making an appointment for dinner?

Not only for dinner, but also to asking the other party “how to face me” tonight??

He even said that he wanted to divorce Marshal Ling??!

If it weren’t for the fact that Marshal Ling was here and was too calm and indifferent, they would almost suspect that they had heard of a marital affair!

Everyone in the Third Military Hospital originally thought that Marshal Ling hated this matching marriage and would definitely leave after a year.

But after witnessing him bring his young spouse to the hospital in person, they felt this marriage might have taken a U-turn.

But now, Xu Xinghe’s remarks once again proved that they were really just a superficial couple who will divorce after a year.

What’s with these two? Are they going to divorce?

Feeling the numerous pairs of eyes at the door, the corners of Xu Xinghe’s mouth twitched awkwardly.

Ling Changfeng said lightly: “It’s not morning.”

Xu Xinghe: “…”

He looked at the strange faces of everyone at the door, always feeling that they misunderstood something.

But thinking about it carefully, he hadn’t said anything he couldn’t say to Lin Qi just now.

Isn’t it a well-known matter of course that he and Marshal Ling will divorce in a year?

Xu Xinghe: “…Come in and sit?”

Ling Changfeng walked in first, came to the hospital bed, and swept over Xu Xinghe with his eyes.
“How are you feeling?”

Xu Xinghe said, “A lot better.
I should be able to leave the hospital.

“The doctor has the final say on when you can leave.” Ling Changfeng interrupted.

Xu Xinghe: “…”

Countless ellipses floated through his heart, as he thought to himself, “Who provoked this old man so early in the day?”

Even so, he finished the two words that had just been cut off: “That… thank you.”

Ling Changfeng’s eyebrows raised ever so slightly.

Xu Xinghe added: “Thank you for taking me to the hospital.”

Ling Changfeng: “En.”

Xu Xinghe: “…Thank you for helping me arrange a ward.”

Ling Changfeng: “It’s nothing.”

Xu Xinghe: “…”

He really didn’t know what else to say, so he could continue the topic from earlier.
“I’m really fine.
I’ll let the doctor check and see if I can be discharged from the hospital later today.”

Ling Changfeng asked: “Have an appointment tonight?”

Xu Xinghe: “Yes, with friends.”

Ling Changfeng said blankly: “You have a weak stomach, and can’t go out to eat now.”

Saying that, his slender fingers pointed at the nutritional supplements on the tray.
“Just eat this.”

Xu Xinghe was unconvinced and muttered in a low voice, “I’ve only been out for a day, not a week…”

Ling Changfeng said: “You can lie down for a week if you want.”

Xu Xinghe: “???”

Is it a threat? It’s a threat!

A a dignified Alliance Marshal, how can you do this!

Xu Xinghe fired back: “Your words don’t count!”

As soon as the words came out, the entire ward was silent.

Everyone’s eyes zoomed in on Xu Xinghe, and the ward fell into a dead silence again.

The entourage behind Marshal Ling all had wide eyes, staring at Xu Xinghe on the hospital bed in disbelief, and marveled at how bold he was.

This is the Third Hospital of the Military Department, the exclusive hospital of the First Army of the Gamma Galaxy.

Ling Changfeng is also the commander-in-chief of the First Army.
Even if the dean, Dr.
Lu Sen, is present, everything depends on Ling Changfeng’s face.

How could anyone dare say to Marshal Ling, “your words don’t count” on the First Army’s site?!

Ling Changfeng was also taken aback.
However, when he looked at Xu Xinghe’s unconvinced pout, he didn’t feel offended.
Instead, there was a flash of novelty and laughter in his eyes.

However, the smile quickly disappeared in those calm and deep eyes as he peered down at Xu Xinghe: “Do you want to see your friend so much?”

Xu Xinghe probably realized from the shocked eyes of the people around him that he was now in a hospital directly under the military.

So in line with the principle of being a principled man who doesn’t mind a few losses, he explained kindly, “I don’t have to go to see them, but I was unconscious for a day and didn’t say anything.
They are very worried and want to know whether I’m safe.”

Ling Changfeng asked: “They?”

Xu Xinghe: “Uh… what’s wrong?”

Ling Changfeng: “Not alone?”

Xu Xinghe: “There are four of them, including me.
All college classmates… Why are you asking this?”

Ling Changfeng didn’t answer, just nodded slightly and said, “Oh.”

Xu Xinghe: “???”

He was confused, but some kind of magical intuition told him that Ling Changfeng’s aura wasn’t as cold as it was a moment ago.
His eyes even looked a bit relaxed.

So hope rekindled, and he tried again: “They are all old acquaintances, and among them is my college roommate, who I’ve even shared a pair of pants with before.
It is absolutely safe! So I can be discharged from the hospital, right?”

Ling Changfeng: “…”

He restrained the barely visible smile in his eyes, and said lightly: “If you want to report your safety, a video will do.”

Xu Xinghe: “Ah?”

No, how can this person’s face change faster than flipping pages in a book?

“But, but… I still want to eat hot pot!” Xu Xinghe continued to struggle.

“Doctor.” Ling Changfeng didn’t answer him, and looked back at the doctors standing in a row at the door of the ward.
“Can he eat hot pot now?” 

The answer must be no.

After all, Marshal Ling was still present.
Even if he could say yes, he could only answer, “no.”

Moreover, the advice about Xu Xinghe having a “weak stomach”, “needing to rest quietly”, and “pay attention to a light diet” – were all given by the doctors after carefully examining his physical condition.

Xu Xinghe was depressed.

But in the end, he decided to follow the doctor’s advice and rest for a few days.

After all, it was really uncomfortable being sick.
Getting an upset stomach after eating hotpot is really not worth it.

He opened their F4 group chat and wanted to answer truthfully, “I’m sick, let’s make time another day.”

But after thinking about it, I changed the first few words.

Xu Xinghe: “I’m busy today, let’s make time another day.”

Lin Qi: “???”

Lin Qi: “Brother Xu, do you have other friends outside?”

Xu Xinghe: “…”

The chatty Lin Qi was too annoying, so he simply replied: “Brother is married, understand?”

Lin Qi: “…I seem to understand, but I don’t fully understand.”

Lin Qi: “Ten minutes ago weren’t you still talking about divorcing?”

Cheryl: “Ah, a man’s mouth, what a liar”

Vincent: “? Don’t shoot blindly, it’s easy to accidentally hurt a good man like me”1 he’s referring to Cheryl

Vincent: “I also seem to understand.
But don’t understand, why was I scolded so badly back then for pigeoning2abandoning friends over love everyone?? Everyone has such a day, can’t we be understanding towards each other in the future?”

Cheryl: “Got it, I wish you happiness! @Xu Xinghe”

Cheryl: “Pigeoning four generations, are you human? @Vincent”

Vincent: “…Why are you targeting me??”

Xu Xinghe: “You guys know sh*t!”

Seeing that the interpretation was turning more and more crooked, he simply retracted the sentence “Brother is married, understand?” he had posted a minute ago.

Lin Qi: “Trying to cover it up”

Cheryl: “Covering your ears to steal the bell”

Vincent: “Deceiving yourself”3all 3 of them are using idioms that roughly mean, we all know you’re trying to hide/deceive us

Xu Xinghe: “…”

“What are you talking about?”

Suddenly, a low male voice came from overhead.

He raised his head suddenly, only to see Ling Changfeng’s deep and handsome face in front of him.

Xu Xinghe: “…”

Damn! This face looks pretty handsome up close?

“Why haven’t you left yet?” Xu Xinghe stuttered.

The room suddenly became so quiet, so he thought everyone was gone.
What was Ling Changfeng still doing here?

Marshal Ling looked down at him, and there seemed to be a light flickering in his eyes, softening his originally cold brows.

He whispered: “If you want to eat hot pot, I’ll go with you when you are discharged from the hospital.”

Xu Xinghe: “…no need.”

Hearing Ling Changfeng invite him to dinner again, he only remembered that he didn’t show up before.
After the unlucky thing with his ex-husband, he doesn’t know what will happen the next time they make a dinner date!

Ling Changfeng looked at him carefully: “Still angry?”

Xu Xinghe tilted his head: “No.”

“No next time.” Ling Changfeng looked into his eyes and said, “No matter what happens, I will come.
I tried my best to make the appointment.”

Xu Xinghe: “…”

This firm and persistent gaze, this serious tone… Please big brother, it’s just for an appointment, how can you look like you’re going to die??

Xu Xinghe shrank back silently, but still said, “No need.”

There is no next time!

Ling Changfeng opened his mouth, but said nothing.

So the room fell silent again.

Just then, there was a knock on the door.

Qin Yuan walked in.

As soon as the keen adjutant came in, he found that the atmosphere here was a bit cold.
He looked at Ling Changfeng and Xu Xinghe, and immediately put on a smile, and said to the latter: “Meeting for the first time, I am Marshal Ling’s adjutant, Qin Yuan.”

Xu Xinghe blinked, and nodded.
“Hello, I’m Xu Xinghe.”

It’s not their first time meeting, but indeed the first time they’ve spoken.
It’s also Xu Xinghe’s first time taking a close look at the marshal’s adjutant.

Different from Ling Changfeng’s icy cold temperament, Qin Yuan feels a bi like a spring breeze, making people feel very comfortable and relaxed.

Qin Yuan asked him: “How are you feeling now? Are you feeling better?”

Xu Xinghe: “Much better, thank you.”

Qin Yuan glanced at the dinner plate on the bed: “Is this for lunch? Does it suit your appetite?”

Xu Xinghe felt that he finally heard a human sentence.
“To be honest, it doesn’t suit me well.” Then he added in a low voice: “But the marshal said that I can only eat this now.”

Marshal: “…”

Qin Yuan: “Why??”

He turned his head to look at his boss in surprise.

Ling Changfeng didn’t know why he was surprised, so he could only frown and explain: “The doctor said that he has a weak stomach and needs a light diet.”

“A light diet doesn’t mean that you can only eat this.” Qin Yuan shook his head helplessly.
“Not everyone is like you, eating nutritional supplements three meals a day, sir.
You can find a five-star chef to make some porridge, light noodles, or something?”

Ling Changfeng: “…”

Xu Xinghe: “It’s not necessary.”

“Patients need special care and love, do you know that?” Qin Yuan said to Ling Changfeng earnestly.

Then he turned to look at Xu Xinghe, and put on a big smile again: “You can recuperate here in peace, and when your illness is cured, there will be a surprise waiting for you.”


LCF’s mental circuits around food do need some upgrades.
XXH is a foodie, and making him eat nutritional supplements is a black mark in his books!

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1 he’s referring to Cheryl2abandoning friends over love3all 3 of them are using idioms that roughly mean, we all know you’re trying to hide/deceive us

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