WHY IS HE CRYING?
My body was hurting like hell. Every part of my body was sore. It felt like an elephant walked all over me. My back was throbbing and itching and my head felt like it would burst any moment now.
Damn!!! That chemical is really strong.
I remembered everything that happened at the restaurant. How we were attacked, how a sniper shot me at my back and how the bullets had that chemical which resulted in me fainting in front of the restaurant.
Those bastards!!! I would make sure that they would pay for what they did. How dare they attack and shoot me? They even endangered Scarlett’s life. I would not leave them at any cost.
I hope Scarlett and Aiden are fine.
I opened my eyes and blinked a few times to adjust my vision. Where the hell was I?
I looked around and recognized it as one of my Uncle’s hospital. I was in my private ward, which was made for me only. It meant that no one else expect me could use this ward. There were other separate wards also for other family members on this floor.
I tried to move my arms, but something was holding me down. Well, not something, rather someone. I was confused at first, then I looked down and saw only a bunch of dark brown hair. I think I knew who it was.
His head was on my chest and he was hugging me tightly, as if afraid that I would disappear the moment he would leave me. I felt the patch of my shirt where his head was getting wet and his shoulders shaking.
Is he crying? Why so?
“Xavier?” I said in a hoarse voice. My throat was dry like a desert and was hurting a lot.
His head snapped towards my face at the sound of my voice, allowing me to see his tear-stained face and his red and puffy eyes.
He immediately went towards the bedside table and took a glass of water from there. He passed me the glass and helped me to drink water. It felt nice when the water went down my throat.
After that he pressed a button present on the top right corner of the headboard, which lifted a part of the bed slowly such that I was in a sitting position. Xavier again sat down on the bed beside me and looked at me like a sad puppy.
“Ar-Are you okay, Angel? Do you need anything? Do you feel any pain? What am I asking? Of course, you would feel the pain. That chemical was really strong. Wait, I should call the doctor immediately,” he rambled anxiously.
Before he could do anything, I held his hand to stop him. “Xavier, look at me. I am fine. I don’t need anthing. And, don’t worry, I feel little pain. It’s nothing I can’t handle. So, relax. The question should be are YOU okay,” I asked softly. He looked as if he would go insane with worry.
He looked into my eyes and sighed. He was looking so vulnerable. “I-I…. um… I don’t know. I was worried about you. I thought I would never see you again. I-I was scared that I would lose you forever,” he closed his eyes as if he didn’t want to remember any of those things.
“Come here,” I motioned him with my hand. He came closer, and I hugged him. I could see that he was taken off-guard, but he hugged me tightly after some moments when he came out of his shock, making sure to not touch anywhere near the wound on my back.
I didn’t know why I hugged him but, I couldn’t stop myself from doing so. He was looking so sad, hurt and worried that it pained me looking at him like that.
Who would have thought that the cold and emotionless billionaire would also have a vulnerable side?
“Everything is fine, Xavier. Nothing will happen to me. See, I am sitting alive in front of you, perfectly fine. So, calm down. And you don’t look handsome while crying, so, don’t do so. Otherwise, what will your female fans say when they look at the cold billionaire crying and weeping for a girl? They will surely murder me for making their crush look ugly and snatching his attention towards myself,” I chuckled while trying to lighten the atmosphere.
Xavier just hugged me more tightly and mumbled, “I don’t care about those females. The only female I care about is you, and I will allow no one to harm you. I will kill them with my own hands if they would even touch a strand of your hair.”
I sat there speechless, not knowing what to say. I guess he was not as bad as I thought. But I couldn’t allow him to enter my heart. It would only bring destruction in his life. I didn’t deserve him or anyone, as a matter of fact.
I just sighed and stroked the hair on his head.
Suddenly, he said, “And who said I was crying? I was not crying and am not looking ugly as well. I always look handsome.”
I chuckled and sarcastically replied, “Yeah, sure, you were not crying.”
Well, you couldn’t deny that he always looks handsome no matter what; my subconscious said.
“Hey, I was really not crying,” he whined. I could imagine him pouting.
“Yeah, yeah…. whatever,” I said while laughing.
He just snuggled further into me and shifted his face in the crook of my neck. I felt him smiling. He was really behaving like a big baby.
“Okay, big baby….. I am feeling sleepy. So, can you readjust the bed, now?” I asked while yawning.
He moved slightly away from me so that he could see my face clearly. He nodded his head and said, “sure, but you will have to wait for some minutes. Let me call the doctor and once he checks on you, you can go to sleep.”
I nodded my head while he pressed the buzzer to call the nurse. The nurse entered the room, and he ordered her to call the doctor. Xavier went inside the adjoined bathroom to wash his tear-stained face.
By the time he came outside the bathroom, the doctor had also come to check up on me.
“Rei-Ms. Rossi,” the doctor said when he noticed Xavier was also there in the room. “I am here to check your vitals”
He checked the heart monitor and other vitals and informed us that everything was fine. He then injected some medicines in my blood and went outside while also telling me to rest properly, but not before completing the soup which the nurse would serve me within a few minutes.
Xavier was seriously following everything, whatever the doctor said. So, he didn’t allow me to sleep before making me drink the soup completely. No matter whether it’s a general ward or a luxurious ward, the hospital foods always taste yuck.
Then, I slept as the medicines were making me feel drowsy.
I didn’t know for how much time I slept, but I woke up to the sound of people talking and whispering among themselves. I opened my eyes and saw Uncle, Xavier and Aiden talking something about business or something like that.
“Uncle? Aiden?” I said while trying to sit up.
Xavier immediately rushed towards my side and adjusted the bed. I smiled at him and looked at the other two. They were also standing beside the bed.
Aiden started saying with tears in his eyes and looking guilty, “Are you okay? I am really sorry for whatever happened there. I-I was confused because of the situation. But I didn’t mean to leave you alone. I-I didn’t-“
I cut him off, “Aiden…..calm down. I am perfectly fine. Don’t worry. And you don’t need to apologize for anything. It wasn’t your mistake at all. In fact, you did the right thing by doing whatever I said. Otherwise, I could have never forgive myself if something would have happened to you. So, thank you for listening to me and keeping yourself and Scarlett safe.” I smiled at him in reassurance.
He shook his head and hugged me. Then, he kissed on top of my head and went towards where Xavier was standing, giving uncle space to come near me.
Uncle hugged me and whispered in my ear, “I am proud of you, Angelina. I got to know that there were many people who attacked you but, you fought from everyone skillfully. Keep it up and take care of yourself, hmm?”
I nodded my head, and he kissed on my forehead and moved away.
We all chatted for some more time when suddenly uncle said to Xavier as if realizing something, “uh, Xavier, didn’t you have a meeting in the afternoon? You freshened up here in the bathroom, so, I thought you would directly go to the meeting from here. But, it’s evening now. So, what happened?”
I was confused about whatever he was saying to Xavier. But I noticed the mischievous glint in his eyes. What was this old man up to?
I could say Xavier was confused at first, “meeting?” but, as if suddenly realizing something, he said, “oh, yeah…. Meeting… Actually, that meeting was cancelled, Mr. Smith. So, I thought, why not stay here?” He smiled nervously.
“I see…. then why don’t you go to the mansion to sleep? You haven’t slept the whole night, and neither did you sleep today. So, you should go to sleep now,” my uncle said while smirking.
Now that I noticed, Xavier’s eyes sure had dark circles underneath them and his eyes were slightly red because of tiredness. Why didn’t he go to sleep after uncle and Aiden came here?
“Uh… um… No, its fine, Mr. Smith. I will go to sleep at night. Don’t worry,” he said while smiling tightly.
I wanted to tell Xavier to go to sleep, but I also didn’t want my uncle to tease me by saying that I cared for him.
“Hmm, I see. Okay. As you wish, young man. But, can I talk to you outside the room? Please, follow me,” he said in a serious tone, not giving Xavier any chance to argue.
Xavier nodded and followed uncle outside the room.
“What does dad want to talk about to Xavier?” Aiden asked curiously while looking at the closed door from where they left just seconds ago.
“God knows!!! That old man is unpredictable, and no one knows what he does and why he does.”
“True” he said while chuckling.
“How is Scarlett?” I hope she was not crying much and was fine.
“She is fine. Just cries sometimes, but, other than that, she is okay. I think she misses you.”
I sighed and nodded my head. I also miss my baby girl. We chatted for some more time and I didn’t know when I slept thinking about Scarlett, Aiden, and my uncle and…. Xavier.