In the elevator machine room, two maintenance workers installed the hand-winding device to prevent the lift from moving too fast or an accident from occurring when its break was mechanically released.
Another person used a technical method of releasing and tightening the brake. When the brake was released, another pair vigorously wound the hand-winding device, allowing the cabin to move up slowly.
A disturbing turbulence took place in the cabinet, causing the lights to flicker.
Yun Shishi curled up even tighter.
The excessive turbulence aggravated her headache and left her feeling dizzy.
Each lurch was punctuated by silence and then another tremor set in.
In the control room, Youyou watched everything on the monitor with great trepidation. Suddenly raising his head, he said to his father, "Daddy, let's head down to basement three!"
"Mommy doesn't seem to be feeling well; I'm worried."
Mu Yazhe carried him down to basement three.
Upon arrival, the boy noticed the absence of the medical team and inquired after it. Mu Xi immediately said, "I'll check."
Not long after, she rushed back, saying, "The ambulance can't get in as the entrance is blocked by a crowd of reporters and paparazzi. The police chief has already deployed more people over…"
"Reporters?" Mu Yazhe's brows frowned in displeasure.
She chimed in indignantly, "Yes! We don't know who leaked it, but the reporters caught wind of Gu Xingze and Yun Shishi being stuck in the elevator, so they all rushed over to get a scoop."
Youyou furrowed his brows, too, asking, "The police?"
She anxiously answered, "There are too many reporters. Various media orgs sent plenty of their people to get a scoop, so there aren't enough police!"
Just then, a reminder came from the elevator maintenance worker's walkie-talkie. "It's reaching; pay attention!"
A group of people clamored around the elevator entrance as it emitted a dull thud.
A voice once more came from the walkie-talkie. "It's already in position!"
The rescue team pried open the elevator doors and saw Gu Xingze hugging Yun Shishi in a corner. Upon hearing movements, the superstar raised his head, only to meet Mu Yazhe in the eyes.
He was slightly startled. Amid him blanking out, the man strode into the elevator and took Yun Shishi from his embrace and then left without a backward glance.
Youyou followed closely beside him, tiptoeing to monitor his mother's condition.
His little hand gently held hers. All of a sudden, his delicate brows creased. "Mommy is having a high fever!"
The man bowed his head and pressed his forehead against hers. When he felt the boiling heat coming from her forehead, his face revealed a hint of uneasiness, too.
Mu Xi glanced at her charge and then looked back at the superstar. She hurried into the elevator, wanting to help him up, but he avoided her slightly.
Her arm froze in mid-air. She suddenly recalled that he had a fixation over cleanliness and disliked excessive contact with others.
She felt slightly embarrassed at this and smiled in concern. "Xingze, are you alright?"
He slowly got up, but because he had squatted for too long, when he stood up, his body swayed slightly and he felt a little dizzy.
He wanted to catch up with them to check on Yun Shishi's condition, but Mu Yazhe rushed out with her in his arms.
When the man appeared at the entrance while carrying her, it caused a great commotion.
The reporters originally wanted to get a scoop of the superstar and this newly debuted actress getting stuck in the elevator together, which was revealed by the hotel staff, but when Mu Yazhe appeared with her, instead, the focus shifted for a moment!