The moment he finished, the other end of the line fell silent. The only thing Grayson could hear was static over the phone, sending a chill down his spine.
Realizing his folly, Grayson gulped.
Oh crap, I was too worked up just now and had forgotten how ruthless this old man is.
“Old Mr. Jadeson, I-”
The call ended abruptly.
Grayson was dumbfounded.
I’m so dead…
After Sasha returned to her accommodation, she found Karl. Both of them were seized by fear the entire day.
As for Karl, he stuck around the hospital round the clock.
However, both of them were surprised that nothing untoward happened. There was no sign of Jonathan at all.
“What’s going on? Why didn’t he come?”
“It doesn’t matter. It’s better that way. We’ll just have to continue monitoring,” Karl reassured Sasha who had no choice but to accept it.
The next morning, she returned to the hospital. However, she headed to the wards instead.
“Dr. West, good morning.” “Morning. Oh? Why is Mr. Hayes’ medical record gone?”
The moment she arrived in the doctor’s office to take over the patient records, she realized Sebastian’s details and prescriptions were missing, causing her expression to drastically change.
One of the doctors answered her, “That’s right. He is being discharged today.”
Sasha felt as if she was dealt a heavy blow.
Discharged? He’s being discharged today?
In a panic, she dropped the medical records she was holding and rushed out of the doctor’s office to the ward.
Naturally, the ward had been cleared out by the time she arrived. Sebastian who was usually lying there was nowhere to be found.
Suddenly, a terrifying sense of dread struck her. She felt as if something had been torn from her heart, causing her eyes to redden.
The next moment, she darted downstairs in pursuit.
No, I can’t let him disappear just like that. He is mine.
The reason she traveled so far in her beaten-up body was to find him and spend the rest of her life together with him, never to be separated ever again.
As if she had gone berserk, she hurried down the stairs as fast as she could.
Finally, when she arrived at the hospital’s main entrance, she realized that it was crowded and filled with cars.
However, there was no sign of Sebastian anywhere.
She didn’t see him nor any vehicles belonging to the Jadesons. He had disappeared from the hospital right under her nose.
Suddenly, Sasha began to swoon as an excruciating pain crept into her heart.
Wrapping her arms around her chest, she gradually huddled to the ground.
Finally, when she dropped her bum on the steps at the entrance, she curled herself into a ball.
When some passersby saw her, they asked out of concern, “What’s wrong with this doctor? Is she sick?” However, there was no answer.
Sitting there, Sasha buried her face between her knees. As if she had lost all her strength, she couldn’t even open her eyes nor keep herself up.
Suddenly, a wheelchair arrived by her side.
“What are you doing?”
Despite its icy cold tone, the voice was just as magnetic and melodious.
Sasha was stunned.
Just when she felt she was in a bottomless abyss, she saw a ray of hope. She could feel a hand pulling her away from the brink.
Finally, she raised her head gradually.
It was indeed Sebastian!
He was still in his wheelchair but no longer in a patient’s gown. With a frosty expression, his chiseled face was looking ahead instead of Sasha.
After a brief silence, Sasha covered her face with her hands and bawled all of a sudden.
No one could comprehend her feelings then.
For the last ten minutes, she felt as if she had gone through hell. Even the operation in Jetraina to rejoin her bones wasn’t as painful in comparison.
“What’s wrong with you? Why are you crying?”
Finally, when Sebastian turned to look at her, the indifference he showed earlier was gone. In its place was a sense of frusiration and helplessness.
What is she moping about? I didn’t do anything to her. So, why is she crying?
“Stop crying! You’re disgracing yourself in public!” With the veins on his temple throbbing, he handed her a white handkerchief impatiently.
When Sasha saw the handkerchief, even more tears gushed out.
Finally, she stopped sobbing. Instead, she sniffled and clutched the handkerchief tightly in her palms.
She just couldn’t bring herself to use it.
“What happened? What are you crying about?”
Sebastian couldn’t help but ask when she was no longer crying.
Sasha snorted and shook her head. “I’m fine.”
“Why are you crying then? By running all the way here, do you plan on coming along with me to the Jadeson residence?” Staring at her, Sebastian’s expression darkened.
Sasha was dumbfounded by his suggestion.