When her voice eventually weakened, Gu Xingze could not help holding her a little tighter.
He caught sight of a thermal flask beside her hand when he lowered his head. Opening it, there was ginger soup, which was still warm, in it.
He carefully poured some out and brought it to her mouth. "Shishi, drink some ginger soup."
She sat up slightly to sip a few mouthfuls.
After drinking some of the soup, her body seemed to feel a little warmer.
He poured her another cup, and she obediently drank it all up.
Seeing that she had drunk all the soup, he then worried that she would fall asleep.
"I'll sing for you."
She blinked. "Well, okay."
Smiling, he started singing in a hoarse voice.
"A long, long time ago…
"You had me, I had you…
"A long, long time ago…
"You left me and soared far away…"
Mu Xi returned home and lay in her bed after washing up. However, sleep eluded her.
Even when she got home, she patiently phoned her artiste, but she was, ultimately, unable to get through.
Regardless of how Lin Fengtian and Ruo Bing repeatedly reassured her, she still felt uneasy.
Perhaps it was her instincts, but despite her time with Yun Shishi still being relatively short, she understood the latter's temperament well.
Regardless if she was at home or otherwise, she would give her a notice at least.
Her charge was very polite and treated everyone around her with their due respect.
She would never let her worry unnecessarily, unless of course she encountered something unexpected.
Her thoughts ran wild as she tossed and turned on the bed. Just as she sat up in frustration, all of a sudden, the phone she had placed on her pillow rang.
In the dark and quiet night, the loud ringing of her phone frightened her.
She quickly picked it up, thinking that her artiste had called. The unfamiliar number on her phone display, however, made her heart feel faint.
She sighed and answered the call in a dispirited voice. "Hello?"
"Hello, are you Yun Shishi's assistant?"
On the other end came a child's voice. It was quiet but with a hint of urgency.
The voice sounded mature.
If not for its tenderness, she might even be unable to tell that this was a child speaking.
Stunned, she subconsciously answered, "Yes!"
On the other end, Yun Tianyou sat on the sofa with a name card clenched in his hand. His face was somber. "Yun Shishi is my mom. She's not back yet, and I can't reach her. I'd like to ask if you know where she is."
She was shocked. Her first reaction was to think which child had called to prank.
Shishi has a child?!
Is this a joke?
Shishi's just 24, and she has a child already?
She obviously did not believe it.
"Is my mommy still filming on set? It's already this late; she should be back home. She sent me a message earlier, but there's no news from her afterward. I can't reach her phone. I'm sorry to disturb you, but I'm just really worried about mommy."
Youyou's tone was polite and courteous, but there was more of calmness and coherence in it.
She immediately tensed up, too. "I'm her assistant, but she's not with me now. Today's filming is over. Because she got drenched in water earlier, I had her take a hot shower in the hotel room, but there's nothing from her afterward. I can't reach her phone and I'm very worried, too!"