The nurse paled even more when she heard Lily's intimidating words. Akane told her that Lily was just some random girl that the boss had picked up and that without Boss Zhuo around, she wouldn't have the guts to act all high and mighty. So what was this situation about now?
"I will go to Zhuo Jingren now and take care of him," she declared before turning to the two men who stayed behind Secretary Go. "Don't let that woman leave. Make sure to interrogate her properly and find out who asked her to detain me," she ordered coldly. Since the nurse had the intention to detain her, Lily thought that someone might be after Zhuo Jingren's life. Or why else would they want her to stay away from him?
"Go Jichen, bring me to him."
Secretary Go immediately led the way. When they returned to the resort earlier, they were brought to a different villa than the one Lily and Zhuo Jingren stayed in the first night. This villa was located deep inside the resort, away from the other commercial villas. This villa was designed like a traditional Japanese house, with sliding doors and papered walls. Lily guessed that this should be the place where Zhuo Jingren stayed before he left Japan.
The villa was very beautiful but Lily didn't have the mind to appreciate anything right now as her heart was full of worry. She believed that the attack tonight must be from Zhuo Jingren's enemies. Lily turned her head to address Secretary Go, "I want you to get your men to secure this villa. There should be a record of everyone who enters and leaves the house - their names, time and purpose of the visit." She made a deliberate pause. "How is his condition right now?" she asked.
"President Zhuo is stable. He had a blood transfusion and now we just have to wait for him to wake up," Secretary Go answered. "Miss Qin, if you don't mind me asking, why do we have to keep a physical record of everyone who enter and leave the villa? We have CCTVs all around the villa..."
"Someone wanted Zhuo Jingren's life." What Lily said made Secretary Go widened his eyes.
"Miss Qin… I-"
"What happened tonight was not an accident. Someone is trying to harm him. However, I don't want you to stir the grass and startle the snake. For now, just say this is all part of the new security protocol. It's easy to cheat the CCTVs anyway," she explained.
Secretary Go nodded in agreement. Inwardly, he was celebrating ah. Miss Qin really cared for the President. He really could not wait to report these things to President Zhuo once he is awake.
After a few more turns, they finally arrived in front of Zhuo Jingren's room. Secretary Go slide the door open and immediately frowned at the scene in front of him.
Besides the doctor, the Ito siblings were also here. Akane was crying dramatically as she listened to the doctor's words, like a dutiful wife.
"Who gave you the right to update them President Zhuo's current condition?" Secretary Go asked in a cold tone. Knowing that there were others in the room, Lily had remained outside and did not enter the room with Secretary Go as she wanted to observe how the situation in the room would play out.
"Mr. Go… I," the doctor stuttered. "Mr. Riku had been around Mr. Zhuo for years so I thought…"
"You are wrong. Mr. Zhuo is a very private person. He wouldn't want his doctor to casually divulge his medical records to others. As a doctor, you should understand the importance of patient confidentiality. Not forgetting that you have been working under President Zhuo for years, you should have known better."
"My brother grew up with Mr. Zhuo. I don't see anything wrong with the doctor sharing these information with us," Akane said in between her sobs. "We are just really concerned about Mr. Zhuo."
"Moreover, I am also here to take care of Mr. Zhuo personally, so it is only right for me to know these things," she added while dabbing her handkerchief on her swollen eyes.
"Take care of Mr. Zhuo personally?" Lily's soft voice broke the tension in the room. She walked into the room and stood next to Secretary Go with a smile on her face. "I think I must have heard wrongly. Can you repeat yourself Miss Ito?"
An obvious shock flashed in Akane's eyes but she quickly regained her composure. However, the subtle changes in Akane's expression didn't escape the watchful eyes of Secretary Go and Lily.
But before Akane could answer, the doctor immediately butted in, "Miss Lily, why are you here? Didn't my nurse tell you that you need to be in bed for two days?"
"Excuse me… but do I know you?" Lily asked, ignoring the Ito siblings as she approached Zhuo Jingren's bed. "If you are done here, please leave now."
"Miss Lily!" the doctor approached her. "I clearly said…"
"You are done here. Zhuo Jingren is in stable condition. You can leave now," she interrupted the doctor.
"Miss Lily, I think you should return to your room to rest. It would be best to listen to the doctor's advice." Akane said meekly. "The doctor is only thinking about your welfare. Don't worry, I will take care of Mr. Zhuo…"
"I thought I was clear. Don't you understand what the word 'leave' means?" Lily smiled provocatively at Akane. Her face was calm and serene but the provocation in her tone was obvious. "My fiancé is not in any serious danger and is currently sleeping. Too much noise will wake him up."
When Lily said 'fiancé', Secretary Go's ears immediately perked up as a wide smile spread across his face. Fiancé? Was he hearing things? Could it be that President Zhuo is actually already at the last stage? He was so engrossed in his own thoughts that he failed to react properly to the current situation in front of him.
"Miss Lily… Mr. Zhuo's immune system is currently weak and he needs the most delicate care. How are you able to care for Mr. Zhuo properly when you are wounded yourself? What if you also infect him? Instead of helping him, you might even bring him harm," Akane reasoned, unfazed by Lily. Though, she could not understand how Lily managed to escape her room, Akane was adamant on staying and there was no room for the two of them here.
To her surprise, not a single crack was seen on Lily's face. She looked at Akane in the eye before she said, "Thank you for your kind offer Miss Ito, I did not know that you like my fiancé that way."
"But I'm sure he would be happier if I am the one taking care of him, his fiancée and not some stranger," she added before turning her gaze towards Zhuo Jingren's face, her eyes full of gentleness. "He's been devoted to me alone for the past fifteen years. I'm sure just seeing me alone would make him feel better already. Don't you think so too?"