"Shishi, why don't you take a rest first? If you don't want to talk, I won't ask further, but if you wish to talk, I'll be your most faithful listener."
She buried her face deep into her palms. The acrimonious and hysterical accusations receded slowly like the tide under his constant reassurances.
She slowly lifted her head and peeped at Qin Zhou from the quilt. Her vision gradually gained focus and clarity as her heart settled.
"Why don't you take a nap first?" He smiled in relief when she finally opened her eyes to look at him.
She nodded without a word.
Smoothing the comforter over her, he got up to leave the room and closed the door behind him.
Her eyes blinked and stared blankly at the ceiling until she fell into a slumber.
At the hospital.
Mu Wanrou lay unconscious in the bed inside the treatment room.
Aaron sat before an office table as he anxiously checked the doctor's expression in hopes of knowing what had happened to her. "How is the situation with her?"
The doctor pushed the spectacle rim sitting on his nose bridge, threw a glance at him calmly, and then continued to scribble on the clinical sheet.
He could bear it no longer and queried again, "Doctor, what is wrong with her?"
"How are you related to her?" the doctor asked, expressionless.
The man was visibly shaken before he replied with shame, "We are just friends."
"Friend? I see that you are close to her; you don't behave like friends." The doctor looked at him skeptically.
Embarrassed, he asked back, "Does it matter?"
"Of course, it does! If you are her husband or boyfriend, I can congratulate you, but since you are just her friend, I suggest that you call her family to come over to the hospital." With that, the doctor bowed his head to continue scribbling on the medical card.
Aaron did not get what he meant, but instinctively detecting a subtle message behind his words, he prompted further, "What illness is she suffering from?"
The doctor frowned. "Do you know her husband? Call him over. We need to run a few tests to check if she's pregnant."
His eyes widened in shock and disbelief. Aaron could not believe what he had just heard. Thinking that this was a joke and doubting the doctor's competency, he asked him for assurance. "Excuse me, doctor, please let me clarify; are you positive that she's pregnant?"
"We need to run more tests to confirm her pregnancy. Why?" The doctor sneered before asking a follow-up question. "Mister, do you think such an important matter should be joked about?"
"It's not, but…" the man hesitantly shared, "she's diagnosed as infertile before. Her family looked everywhere for medical help, but all said her infertility can't be reversed…"
"How can that be?! That lady has no medical history. What proof did the doctors have to back up their diagnosis?" The doctor found it to be ridiculous. "Anyway, if you don't believe me, you can have her hCG level measured. The result for that is released fast. There's really no point in arguing with me over this."
He frowned, unsure of what to do. While he very much wanted her to do that test, he knew she could not do so.