Unexpectedly, after a while, I was still lying safe and sound on the bed. After reading the label on the bottle, Sang Shixi simply put it back where I left it before and left the room. Before he went out, he said, “I’ll get Jin to bring something up for you to drink.”
I’m fine with whatever he gives me, so long as it wasn’t rat poison.
Though his calmness surprised me.
I’m guessing that he probably knew that I was simply putting on a front.
He probably thought that, after coming along so far, I couldn’t possibly do that to my own child just so I could get away from a passing pain sooner.
And just like that, I lied on the bed for three days straight, and slowly, the pain finally began subsiding.