Akane's eyes flickered with rage. She was about to rebut Lily when her brother held her arm. "Let's go Akane, Miss Lily is right. She is Mr. Zhuo's fiancée. It is only right that she's the one who takes care of him."
Akane sent a glare towards her brother before she shook off his hand. She always knew that her brother would not support her. But this… at times like this, Riku should at least help her convince Lily. Of course, she still managed to compose herself before she eyed Doctor Ikeda, hoping to get the man's help. The doctor took the hint and immediately backed her up.
"Miss Lily, I know that you are Mr. Zhuo's fiancée but you are still under observation and unfit to be a caregiver at the moment..."
"You are no longer needed here. Leave now or I will have my fiancée's men drag you out of this resort," Lily firmly said. "I will call you once he is awake. You can tell him all about my contagious bruises by then."
The doctor turned speechless at Lily's words. Contagious bruises? When had he say something like that?
"Go Jichen, drag these people out," Lily added before taking a seat on the couch next to Zhuo Jingren's bed.
Seeing as Lily was not budging, Akane had no other choice but to leave. She clenched her jaw in anger and strutted out of the room. What else could she say? Lily insulted her and called her a 'stranger' in Zhuo Jingren's life. Moreover, she kept on rubbing it in Akane's face that Zhuo Jingren had like her for more than a decade.
She determined in her heart to teach Lily a lesson: knowing Zhuo Jingren longer didn't mean that she owned him.
"Akane!" Riku chase after his sister. "Whatever you are thinking, please stop it."
"Why do you care?" Akane hissed. "You didn't even help me in there! Why would you care now?"
"I received a message that they have already detained the nurse. Please don't dig your grave even deeper. Lily is not dumb. She must have already known that someone is intentionally keeping her away from Zhuo Jingren."
"So what?" Akane asked, turning her head from left to right to make sure that no one was following them. "So what if she knows that I am trying to stop her from taking care of Zhuo Jingren? What can she do about it?"
"Akane! How did you become like this?" Riku asked. "Where did all your education go? Why are you acting like a desperate woman?"
"You know why!" she answered. "I told you that I liked him ever since the first time I saw him but you never ever introduced me to him! Just what kind of brother are you? You even sent me away so that I would be far away from him!" Akane's words contained all the resentment that she felt towards her brother. For Akane, it was love at first sight but her good brother always discouraged her from pursuing Zhuo Jingren and even sent her abroad.
"Is that how you see me? A bad brother?" Riku asked his face full of sadness. "I was trying to save you from having a heartache! I can't just watch you fall for someone whose heart has already been given to someone else! I was trying to protect you Akane!"
"I don't need your protection! I am a grown woman! I want what I want and you can't do anything to change my mind," Akane said angrily, stomping away. She needed a new plan, and fast!!
"I want you to investigate the Ito siblings," Lily said the moment Akane, Riku and the doctor left.
"Miss Qin, you mean?"
"Akane didn't want me here and the nurse wanted to sedate me to prevent me from leaving my room," Lily recounted. "I am not a saint Secretary Go, I am a very possessive person. I won't tolerate anyone who is trying to steal what is already mine."
"I… Miss Qin…" Secretary Go instantly beamed as realization hit him. "Congratulations! Congratulations! I will follow your orders as soon as possible!"
Secretary Go left immediately after talking to Lily. He really wanted to celebrate right now ah. But the boss is still unconscious, he really cannot wait to tell all these to President Zhuo. He was sure he would be really happy to hear Lily say something like this!
Lily didn't miss the excitement that was all over Secretary Go's face as he left but her attention was all on Zhuo Jingren now. Though the latter was still looking pale, at least his breathing was consistent. He should wake up soon. Moreover, Zhuo Jingren was a very healthy man. A little blood loss shouldn't really put him in any life threatening danger. Of course, just to make sure that everything would be fine, Lily had used her connections to invite a group of reputable doctors to check on Zhuo Jingren. These doctors were from a hospital that the Facci Group had been donating generously to.
Lily stared at the clock sitting on Zhuo Jingren's bedside table. It was already five in the morning. No wonder she felt so exhausted. For some reason, her mind was still rather active despite the fatigue.
Was she excited for Zhuo Jingren to wake up? Or was she excited to marry him. Maybe it was a little of both, Lily thought before a small smile escaped her lips. Then she slowly slouched on the couch and finally drifted off to sleep.