SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT YOU
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Ni Yang slanted his head to look at Huo Mian, but his expression remained the same…
“It’s you…” Clearly, he remembered her.
“At Director Li’s invitation, I will be participating in your treatment. I hope you can cooperate with me for the time being and help me come up with a treatment plan that will alleviate your symptoms.”
“I’m not actually sick, I just don’t like to talk.”
Huo Mian smiled. “I know, but it’s also a sickness if you’re in a bad mood for a long period of time. I won’t treat you like a special patient, and you shouldn’t treat yourself like a patient either. Let’s just talk like friends do, that’s all.”
Ni Yang seemed to have let down his guard after hearing what Huo Mian said, so he walked over and sat across from her.
“Sister Yingzi said that you might tell those reporters about my age, but I said you wouldn’t.”
“Uhm… will you believe me if I told you that I didn’t even look at the birth date on your identification card?” Huo Mian looked at him as if she had been slightly wronged.
Ni Yang slowly took off his mask…
He revealed that clean and delicate face of his, along with a sad smile…
“I believe you. I’ve always believed in the better side of this world. That’s why I’ve fallen so hard.” He smiled bitterly.
Huo Mian thought that Ni Yang had quite a heavy emotional burden, as if he had been scammed by others…
Of course, it was just an unproven hypothesis…
“The truth is… sometimes people are happy not because that they have more. Instead, it’s because they care about less. We shouldn’t be too sensitive about losses in our lives, and we can’t care too much about others’ opinions. You have to face your own heart first, and you will only acquire true happiness when you no longer doubt whether you’re happy.”
Ni Yang froze slightly and then he laughed mockingly. “Have you read too much Chicken Soup for the Soul online…?”
“No, what I mean is if you can fully comprehend what I said, you might not be so in pain,” Huo Mian consoled him.
“I’ve listened to many teachings, but I still can’t live my life well…” Ni Yang mumbled as he lowered his head.
“You’re already very successful compared to many people your age. You’ve got over ten million fans and the halo of a superstar. You like to sing, and you did. You wanted to release an album, and you did. You’re doing what many people dream of doing, so maybe you’re not happy because you’ve acquired too much. It must be lonely on the top of the mountain.”
Ni Yang seemed a bit touched when he heard what she said. He raised his head and looked at Huo Mian. “If it’s possible, then I really want to exchange lives with you. You’ll be the star, and I’ll be the normal person.”
“You’re wrong, you haven’t lived my life, and just assumed that it’s been peaceful. But you don’t know… that every person’s life comes with high winds and tides. Humans aren’t supposed to live calmly and successfully. You envy me because you don’t know everything about me. If you knew of my experiences, then you might be quite satisfied with the life you have now.”
“My sickness… can it be cured?”
“You’re finally willing to admit that you’re sick?” Huo Mian couldn’t help but smile. He just said that he wasn’t sick and that he was just in a bad mood.
“Didn’t you say… always being in a bad mood is also a sickness?”
After he spoke, the two looked at each other and laughed…
Huo Mian saw a decent opportunity, so she took the file, looked at it, and said, “Your situation is a bit complicated, and Director Li diagnosed you with depression, insomnia, and anxiety disorder, but I think that you might have other illnesses, including neurosis and trigeminal brain blood vessel pains, so I plan to treat your insomnia first. Once you’re well rested, your mental state should turn for the better.”
“I’ve been taking sleeping pills…” Ni Yang said with low spirits.
“I think you should stop taking them.”
“Why? Aren’t you going to treat my insomnia? How are you supposed to treat it if I don’t take any meds?” Ni Yang didn’t understand, and he now began to suspect Huo Mian’s professionalism.
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