The room fell into a brief silence.
After a few seconds, Dr. Han came back to his senses, “Archangel?”
“What is he doing?”
“He didn’t do anything. He was like a golden sculpture, sitting in the middle of a huge lunar crater, looking up at the earth, as if watching?”
Dr. Han rubbed the corners of his eyes and said helplessly, “Qiye, do you know how far the moon is from the earth?”
“Nearly 400,000 kilometers,” said Lin Qiye calmly.
“Nearly 400,000 kilometers.” Dr. Han repeated, “Even with the most advanced astronomical telescopes, you barely see the moon’s surface. When you were seven years old, you were just lying on the eaves of your hometown, and you have seen an angel on the moon with the naked eye…”
“I didn’t see Him.” Lin Qiye said faintly, “He saw me, and I just raised my head. Then, my sights seemed to be dragged by Him through the space and looked at Him.”
“So, did He coerce you into doing so?”
“I suppose so. Otherwise, how can I see the surface of the moon? I don’t have clairvoyance.”
“But if there really is an angel on the moon, why hasn’t it been discovered by humans for so many years?”
“I don’t know.” Lin Qiye shook his head, “Perhaps the Seraph doesn’t want to be seen, let alone… do humans really understand the moon?”
Lin Qiye was sincere, so sincere that Dr. Han immediately wanted to call for a car to drag him back to the psychiatric hospital.
After all, Dr. Han was a doctor specializing in mental illness. He had seen many kinds of clients. He had concluded a rule in his medical career. The more serious the nonsense, and the more reasonable it sounded, the more ill the person.
“What about your eyes? What’s the matter?”
Lin Qiye reached out his hand and lightly rubbed the black cloth on his eyes. There were no emotional fluctuations in his words, “That day, I looked at him for a moment, and then… I went blind.”
Dr. Han opened his mouth, looked down at the case in his hand, and fell silent.
Only four words were written in the column for the cause of blindness.
—The reason is unknown.
So, what exactly happened back then?
Could it really be as what Lin Qiye said? Did he see the Seraph on the moon? Otherwise, how to explain the sudden blindness?
This thought only appeared for a moment, and Dr. Han dispelled it immediately.
That’s so close. I almost fall into the lies of a psychiatric patient!
Dr. Han could imagine how wonderful the expressions of the doctors were when Lin Qiye, a young man who was blind ten years ago, said what he had just said in front of the doctors.
It was no wonder that the child was forced to stay in the psychiatric hospital. No matter how you look at it, what he said was what a mentally ill person would say.
Such people were abundant in the psychiatric hospital. There was a psychiatric patient who claimed that he was the reincarnation of Monkey Sun and hung on the horizontal bar every day in a daze. Another patient thought he was a hangar and stood there whole day in the room without moving. Finally, there was a peculiar case of a patient claiming everyone they met to be his husband and stealthily caressing other people’s ass.
En, the last patient was a 40 years old uncle.
“What you said was in the past, so what about now? What do you think of this matter?” Dr. Han adjusted his mood and continued the reviewing process.
“It’s all delusions.” Lin Qiye said calmly, “That day, I just rolled off the eaves accidentally and hit my head on the ground. As for my eyes, a certain nerve may have been damaged, so I lost my sight.”
He had said this sentence numerous times, skillfully and calmly.
Dr. Han raised his eyebrows, wrote something on the medical record, and then chatted with Lin Qiye about daily matters. After about 20 minutes, he glanced at the time and stood up with a smile.
“Okay, that’s the end of our review process. Your illness is no longer a problem. I hope you can adjust your mentality and live a good life.” Dr. Han shook hands with Lin Qiye and encouraged him.
Lin Qiye smiled and nodded slightly.
“Hey, Dr. Han, please stay and have a meal with us.” Aunty saw Dr. Han leaving and offered a meal warmly.
“It’s fine. I have another patient to visit so that I won’t be bothering you anymore.” Dr. Han politely said goodbye to the aunty, then pushed the door and left.
The moment the door closed, Lin Qiye’s smile disappeared as if it never existed.
“Delusions… ya…” he muttered to himself.
“Brother, it’s time to eat!” Cousin Yang Jin walked out of the kitchen with the dishes and shouted.
Yang Jin was the son of Qiye’s aunty. He was four years younger than Lin Qiye, and he had just entered junior high school. After Lin Qiye’s parents disappeared and stayed at the aunty’s house, the two grew up together, and their relationship was even closer than that of brothers.
“Coming.” Lin Qiye responded.
Lin Qiye had just sat down at the small dining table when a sudden warmth came from the soles of his feet. He was stunned for a moment, and then the corners of his mouth rose slightly.
Cousin Yang Jin glanced under the table and scolded with a smile, “Okay, Blackie, you’re usually lazy, but when it’s time to eat, you come faster than anyone else.”
Blackie stuck its head out from under the table, its tongue drooping out of its teeth, purring. It stayed beside Lin Qiye, licking his feet cheerfully.
Three people and one dog made up the family.
Simple, challenging life, but inexplicably reassuring.
For ten years…
Lin Qiye touched its head, took a piece of meat on the plate, and put it in his cousin Yang Jin’s bowl.
“Give it a bone.” Yang Jin didn’t refuse. With their brotherly friendship, pleasantries would make it seem distant.
He was concerned about something else. “Brother, have your eyes really recovered?”
Lin Qiye smiled slightly, “Well, I can already see things now, but I still can’t bear the exposure of light very much. So I have to wrap those black satin on my eyes for a few more days.”
“Little Qi, eyes are important. Even if you can see now, don’t rush to take off the black satin, in case it gets damaged by the sun again. That will be a pity! Let’s be patient and wear it longer!” Aunty hurriedly instructed.
“Got it, Aunty.”
“By the way, brother, I saved some money to buy you a pair of cool sunglasses. I’ll show them to you later!” Yang Jin seemed to have thought of something and said excitedly.
Lin Qiye smiled and shook his head, “Ah Jin, although sunglasses can block the light, their effect is far worse than black satin. So I can’t wear them now.”
“Okay…” Yang Jin was a little disappointed.
“But when my eyes are completely healed, I’ll wear it every day, and I’ll buy you a pair at that time. Then, we can hang out together.”
Hearing this, Yang Jin’s eyes lit up again, and he nodded cheerfully.
“By the way, Little Qi, your aunty has already finished the preparation for you to transfer schools. When this semester begins, you will be able to transfer from a special school to a regular high school.” Aunty seemed to have thought of something and said, “However, have you thought it through? Ordinary high schools and special schools are different, just in case of your situation…”
“Don’t worry, aunty.” Lin Qiye interrupted her, “My eyes have already recovered. If I want to get into a good university, I have to stand on the same starting line like everyone else.”
“You kid… even if you don’t get into a good university, it’s fine. At worst, aunty will keep raising you!”
“Brother, I can support you too!”
Lin Qiye’s body trembled slightly. His lips pursed, and a smile appeared on his face.
He shook his head firmly.
He didn’t speak, but Yang Jin and his aunty felt his determination.
Even Blackie rubbed against Lin Qiye’s ankle, “—Woof!“