Deixada sem escolha, ela só podia assistir enquanto Colton levava Nicole embora. Havia algo que ela queria dizer, mas ela hesitou por um tempo. Eventualmente, ela engoliu as palavras na ponta da língua.
Nesse ínterim, Richard parecia ter percebido a hesitação de Julia. Tentando esclarecê-la mais, ele sorriu e acrescentou: “Honestamente, não há nada para se preocupar. Colton entende que Nicole é atualmente a pessoa-chave para salvar o velho Sr. Benedict, então ele sabe o que está fazendo. Tenho certeza que ele não vai. não fazer nada louco com ela em um momento tão crítico.
Foi no momento após ouvir as palavras de Richard que Julia percebeu que Colton já havia descoberto a identidade de Nicole como protegida de White.
Contendo a expressão preocupada em seu rosto, ela olhou para Richard. Então, ela mostrou seu descontentamento com Richard franzindo o rosto. Então, com um tom melancólico na voz, ela perguntou: “Então foi você quem o trouxe aqui para minha casa?”
Uma vez que Richard percebeu que Julia estava infeliz, ele explicou rapidamente: “Ele é Colton Gardner, um membro importante da Família Gardner. Você realmente acha que ele precisa da minha ajuda para localizar este lugar? É tão fácil quanto o ABC para ele encontrar este lugar. Só estou acompanhando porque temi que você pudesse se sentir entediado sozinho.”
Uma sensação de compreensão atingiu Julia enquanto ela ouvia o raciocínio de Richard. Não consigo ficar com raiva dele, não importa o que ele faça. Além disso, Colton já havia descoberto a identidade de Nicole como protegida de White. Portanto, não vejo mais necessidade de esconder a verdade.
“Tudo bem. Eu entendo. Falando nisso, venha e sente-se comigo agora que você está aqui. Você pode ver este coelho? Nicole acabou de operá-lo, então precisamos observar sua condição pós-cirúrgica.”
Enquanto Richard olhava para o olhar zangado de Julia, um traço de mimo flutuou em seus olhos. Ele não podia deixar de pensar que ela parecia adorável. Estendendo a mão, ele tocou a cabeça dela com um sorriso e disse: “Claro”.
In the meantime, Colton navigated himself around the place like a professional. It was as if he had been here many times before. While carrying Nicole in his arms, he headed straight toward the room where medical practitioners took their rest. Probably feeling too tired, Nicole simply let Colton carry her all the way. She was too deep in her slumber, and not once did she have the intention of waking up.
Not wanting to wake her up, Colton carefully placed her on the bed. Then, he covered her with a quilt.
In the dimly lit room, only some light faintly peeked through the ajar door.
With his gaze following the light, Colton stared at Nicole’s fair cheeks. He noticed that her face was looking a little pale, her lips were dry, and there was a layer of dark circles under her eyes. At that moment, he was concerned about her state. She looks like she hasn’t had a good rest in a long while.
At the same time, Nicole, who was currently in dreamland, seemed to have encountered something in her sleep. Looking as if she was a little discontented with something, she frowned slightly.
When Colton saw that, he involuntarily reached out his hand and placed the pulp of his finger right between her eyebrows. Then, he helped her to stretch out her frown by gently massaging the spot.
Seemingly to have felt something, Nicole slowly relaxed, and the tension between her eyebrows gradually eased up. After that, she fell into a deep sleep again.
In spite of that, Colton stayed around and didn’t leave her side. He sat directly at the bedside and watched Nicole sleeping soundly.
While watching her, he let his mind wander into his thoughts. I remember when I first met Nicole. At that time, I thought she was a snob who simply wanted to claim ties with the Gardner Family. But later, I gradually realized that this woman had many hidden identities. First, she was the Chief Designer of F&M Apparel, and recently, she was also revealed to be White’s protégé.
The more Colton thought about it, the more curious he got. He couldn’t help but wonder what other secrets exactly Nicole had that she might hide from him.
Like a flash, his eyes darkened. Staring straight at the woman on the bed, he used his gaze to trace the outline of her profile. Then, his eyes gradually traced down inch by inch.
Not knowing Colton was staring at her, Nicole slept for a long time. Perhaps it was because she was drained. She slept so deep that she nearly couldn’t open her eyes. In the end, it was the sudden thought about the rabbit that she had performed surgery on a while ago that abruptly woke her up.
As soon as she opened her eyes, she saw a pair of dark orbs staring at her. Thinking that it was some nightmare, she felt her heart suddenly drop with a ‘thud’ and was nearly scared out of her wits.
After she regained her senses, only then was she able to have a clear view of the look of the person who nearly scared her to death. It’s Colton! Even though she realized that the person was Colton, there was still a sense of fright that lingered within her. Looking at him with lingering fears, she asked in a hoarse voice, “President Gardner, what brings you here?”
Then, she turned her head and looked around the room. At that moment, she couldn’t help but wonder. That’s weird. I remember I was sleeping on the hospital bed in the laboratory. So how did I end up in the room?
Seeing that Nicole was awake, Colton reached out his hand to straighten his clothes. After that, he said with a smile, “I’m here to check on your progress.”
Despite having slept for a while, Nicole felt her head was still aching a little. Therefore, she reached out her hand to hold her forehead. Upon hearing Colton’s answer, she nodded and explained, “I almost got the hang of it. Give me some more time and wait for me to get the hang of things fully.”