Fearful to continue her thoughts, Joan felt her head beginning to spin.
“He’s fine. All he has is some minor injuries and a slight concussion.” The doctor slowly finished his sentence.
Joan was dumbfounded. He’s fine? Then what’s with the sighing?
Joan was so infuriated that she almost cussed. Seething, she snapped, “Why did you sigh then?”
“He’s fine, but the other person isn’t so lucky,” the doctor replied.
“Miss, since you’re his friend. Please help him complete the admission procedures and inform his family.”
“Sure, I’ll get right on it.”
When she realized Larry’s life was not in danger, Joan breathed a sigh of relief. In a much better mood, she headed downstairs to complete Larry’s hospital registration.
Once it was done, she returned to Larry’s ward.
After checking his body and verifying that his injuries weren’t serious, Joan’s mind was put at ease as she sat by Larry’s bed.
However, he was still unconscious. When she saw Larry’s pale face, she couldn’t help but feel her heart ache.
If it wasn’t for me, he wouldn’t be in this condition. Joan blamed herself.
Looking at him longingly, she realized this was the first time over the last few years she had seen him in such close proximity.
At that moment, he looked like a sleeping prince with his chiseled face and exquisite features. With his eyes closed, his lips emanated a sensuous allure while his eyelashes could be clearly differentiated.
The elderly had a saying that people with long eyelashes were exceptionally smart. That description fitted Larry perfectly.
Holding that thought, Joan couldn’t help but smile.
She desperately hoped for time to freeze at that particular moment. That way, she could stay by Larry’s side without having to worry about anything else.
Joan leaned closer to Larry before resting her cheek on his chest, listening closely to his heart.
Pounding strongly, his heartbeat brought her a sense of security and strength.
Suddenly, she felt Larry move. Startled, she quickly sat back up, worried that he would notice what she was doing.
When she glanced at him, she saw him beaming at her, causing her to spring to her feet.
Joan quickly lowered her head as she blushed all over.
“When did you wake up?”
“When you just arrived.”
Larry’s voice was gentle while the look he gave Joan was filled with affection.
Having heard him speak, Joan couldn’t help but hope the ground would open up and swallow her.
Why didn’t he move when he woke up?
“How do you feel? I’ll get the doctor to see you.”
Joan’s eyes glistened as she gave an excuse to escape.
Just when she was about to leave, Larry grabbed onto her hand.
“Don’t worry, I feel fine. Just stay with me for a while,” Larry remarked with a smile.
The warmth from his hand caused her heart to race. She suddenly didn’t know how to react.
“Even if you have nothing to tell the doctor, you should let him run some checks.”
Joan reminded herself not to stay and become a lame duck. If one excuse didn’t work, she needed to come up with another one.
“Stop being silly. There’s a button here that I can press and call for the doctor.”
Larry obviously understood what she was trying to do. But, he wasn’t going to pass up such a wonderful opportunity.
“Joan, come here and sit down.”
Larry slowly pulled her back to her seat. “I have something to tell you.”
When Joan realized there was no escape, she sighed in resignation and sat down beside Larry.
“I know everything now. Joan, I was wrong about you.”
Larry tightened his grip on her hand as if she would disappear the moment he let go.
Despite her shock, Joan kept herself together. “What do you know?”