“Mrs. Norton, please don’t try to put up a fight. Let us bring you to the hospital, alright?” Noah advised ruefully.
“Noah, please call Finnick and let me talk to him! There’s no way that he could be this cruel!” Vivian shouted through her tears. “Noah, please! Noah!”
Upon hearing her plea, Noah turned a sickly shade of green.
Vivian was right. Finnick loved her so much that he was willing to give up his career and future for her. He isn’t this heartless—but Evelyn is!
Rage flared up within Noah at the thought of Evelyn, his hands clenching into fists. But he had no choice other than becoming Evelyn’s partner-in-crime.
Fighting back tears, Noah’s voice was hoarse as he ordered the bodyguards, “Take Mrs. Norton in.” He turned around as soon as the words left his mouth.
There was no doubt that if he continued to watch Vivian cry and beg, he would give in to her plea. But he couldn’t. Not when his parents were still at Evelyn’s mercy.
Thus, Vivian was strapped onto a gurney and instantly wheeled into an operating room where a team of surgeons was already waiting for her.
Her eyes were full of fear and agony as she helplessly watched the surgeons prepare their medical instruments. The sight drained her of all emotion, leaving her with no more tears left to cry.
A surgeon walked towards her, holding a speculum that glinted in the light. For some reason, the image of Finnick and Evelyn fooling around in their bedroom suddenly surfaced in her mind.
Why? How could Finnick disregard all the memories and love that we shared? How could he be so cruel?
Thinking of how Finnick was probably having fun with another woman as she lay here about to lose her first child, resentment sprouted within Vivian’s heart.
From now on, however much I love you I have for you will be equal to the hatred I have for you.
She could nearly feel the coldness emanating off of the speculum as the surgeon prepared to insert it into her body. Hopelessly, she closed her eyes, she wished for nothing more than to die right there and then.
I’m so useless. I can’t even protect my own child. Is there any meaning to life anymore? Just let me die alongside my baby…
Just as Vivian had given up on all hope, a loud “bang” echoed throughout the operating room. Everyone turned to look for the source of the noise, and Vivian’s eyes widened.
She was clearly mistaken when she’d thought that she was incapable of crying anymore, because she instantly burst into tears when she saw who the intruder was.
It’s Benedict! Benedict was here to save her, just like the time she was kidnapped by Evelyn!
“Don’t touch her!” Benedict shoved the surgeons out of his way, kicking away the various bodyguards that were holding Vivian down. In the blink of an eye, he had pulled Vivian up and onto her feet, standing protectively in front of her.
“Everyone, leave!” His eyes were bloodshot as he shouted, his mind clouded with fear and worry for his sister.
Fortunately for Vivian, he had been driving around the area when he spotted her getting dragged into the hospital. He didn’t want to imagine what horrors she might have suffered if he had arrived even a minute later.
The bodyguards and surgeons were stunned at Benedict’s sudden appearance, unsure if they should try to proceed with the operation or leave the room.
Seeing red, Benedict picked up a bench near him and threw it in their direction before dashing forward to beat up as many people as he could.
The surgeons and bodyguards, intimidated by Benedict’s hostility, decided to not engage with him and fled the scene. Benedict was about to chase after them and make them pay for what they did to Vivian when her voice stopped him in his tracks.
“Benedict!” Vivian had called out his name in a panic upon seeing that he was about to leave her alone in the room. Still suffering from shock, she felt safer with Benedict by her side and wanted him to stay with her.