Their topic ended there. Leslie put his phone back into his pocket impatiently. When he looked up, he found Daniel staring at him with uncertainty.
“Is anything the matter?” Leslie asked.
“Mr. Synder, it has happened several times already,” Daniel said in a serious tone.
“What is that?”
“You were absent–minded. I really wonder who could affect your emotions?”
When they were still overseas before returning to Seacaster, Daniel had been working for Leslie for many years. Apart from a working relationship, they were also friends.
Leslie glanced over the car window and found himself scowling, looking displeased.
But soon, he returned to his aloofness. He then looked at Danial and stated with tranquility,” There’s no ‘who.“”
Daniel laughed, “That’s not possible. You were even…”
Leslie squinted his eyes. “Hmm?”
Daniel coughed and cleared his throat. “There’s nothing. Let’s go back to the company first.
Leslie agreed. He leaned back in the seat and tried to take a power nap, but he failed to calm his mind.
On the other hand, Aurelia got on the subway to the hospital after Leslie replied to her.
What was wrong with him again?
Why were men’s minds harder to guess than women’s?
On her way to the hospital, Aurelia’s phone had almost blown up with the incoming calls from unknown numbers.
She didn’t have to guess to know that they were all from Seth. She didn’t pick up any of the calls and directly blocked all the numbers.
When she arrived at the hospital, the caregiver, Karen, meticulously told her about her mother’s condition as of today. Then she took out Ava’s analysis report and repeated what the doctor had said to Aurelia.
“Ms. Simmons, don’t worry. The doctor said that Ava’s condition didn’t get worse. She’s eligible for surgery. She can get through the surgery if everything goes well.”
“Thank you.” Aurelia heaved out a long sigh.
Then she ordered two take–outs to eat with Karen.
As soon as Karen finished her dinner, she started to bathe Ava with a towel. She pointed at the night sky and told Aurelia, “Ms. Simmons, why don’t you go home first? It’s not safe for your to go back late alone. I will take care of your mother and call you immediately if anything happens.”
“Alright. Thank you very much.”
“Don’t mention it. This is my job.”
Aurelia felt relieved upon hearing Karen’s words. She was very glad that she hired the right caregiver this time.
It was already past 7:00 p.m. when she got out of the hospital. She hailed a cab by the roadside to go to the supermarket. Otherwise, they could only stand by the empty fridge and do nothing tomorrow.
Leslie also mentioned that he was going to eat at home. She understood the misery of working overtime all too well. She would get extremely hungry after overworking her brain.
Since Leslie had helped her today, there was nothing wrong if she cooked dinner for him.
But when she pulled the car door open, another hand from behind her slammed the door closed.
“Aurelia, I know you must’ve come to the hospital to see your mother.”
“Seth? What are you doing here?” Aurelia frowned at Seth, who was, like a ghost haunting her.
“Aurelia, I know I was wrong. Can’t you give me another chance?”
“Seth, do you really think I will get back together with you? Your mother even went to my company and morally blackmailed me. And what I told your mom was all true. I’m married.” Aurelia stressed the point again resignedly.
“It’s okay. You can divorce him immediately. I won’t blame you.” Seth sounded so righteous. Aurelia was speechless all of a sudden. She was so angry that she couldn’t find the right words to say.
She took a deep breath and soothed the urge to scold him.
“Seth, I won’t get a divorce. And I won’t get back together with you too. So, both you and your mother, please don’t come and find me again.”
Aurelia nudged Seth aside impatiently and was about to get into the cab.
But Seth suddenly hugged her from behind, asking her to stay loudly and soulfully, as if he was acting in a movie.
“Aurelia, I was wrong! I really know that I was wrong! Please don’t go! Please don’t leave me!”