“There’s no need for you to worry about my girlfriend, Mr. Jackson. Hannah would like to rest if there’s nothing else. I am sure you must be very busy so you should get back to work,” Fabian stated sternly, making it clear that Hannah was his girlfriend.
“Don’t worry, Mr. Norton. People in our position don’t really have much work to do. We’ll get a business deal when there’s one. We don’t have to force our way just to get one. Besides, I’m also Ms. Young’s friend. Thus, I’ll find time to visit her no matter what. It seems like you can’t wait to get me out of here, but Ms. Young is fine with me being here. Why are you insisting on me leaving? I think what matters is how she feels and not your wish,” Xavier answered without any reservation.
He put the flowers down by Hannah’s bed and smiled at her. “Ms. Young, I brought some carnations for you. I hope you get well soon.”
Hannah was unwilling to see the two getting into another fight. She actually knew what she should do to get Xavier to leave earlier, but it was just not right for her to do that. After all, Xavier came all the way to see her. Besides, she still had to do an interview with him.
She forced a smile on her face as she looked at the flowers. She wanted to thank him, but Fabian interjected.
“I’m sorry, Mr. Jackson. Hannah’s allergic to pollen. Thanks for bringing the flowers, but I’m afraid you’ll have to bring them back,” Fabian said with a challenging glint in his eyes.
Fabian! How could you say that? He came all the way here just to see me. There’s really nothing between us. He has told you that we’re friends.
Hannah was vexed. Her brows furrowed slightly at Fabian’s words.
“I didn’t know Ms. Young is allergic to pollen. She even said the flowers in my office smelled nice. Don’t tell me this is just a lie you make up just so she doesn’t accept my flowers.”
Xavier called Fabian out blatantly with a polite smile on his face.
Meanwhile, Helen was watching the interaction between the three. She feared for Fabian. If he were not able to counter Xavier, it would mean he lost.
Helen was naturally drawn to Fabian right at the very beginning of their confrontation, although she could not tell why.
Nevertheless, it turned out that Helen’s worry was redundant. Fabian was a shrewd businessman. He had seen much worse.
“Mr. Jackson, are you trying to imply that you know my girlfriend better than I do? You can ask Hannah yourself if you think you’re right,” Fabian insisted as if what he said was the truth.
He walked over to Hannah’s bedside and threw the flowers into the trashcan. Then, he called out to the nurse to come and clear the bin.
The nurse came over immediately and took out the trashcan.
Helen could not help but marvel in awe. That’s so cool! I can’t believe he just ousted his enemy like that. You are really a man!
Xavier quivered in anger at Fabian’s action. But Fabian showed no sign of retreat. Instead, he took a step forward with a confident smile, looking at Xavier provocatively. The ambiance in the ward instantly became tenser.
Hannah felt like both of them were about to get physical, but with her being bed-ridden, there was nothing she could do, and she did not want to take sides either. She turned and looked at Helen helplessly, hoping her sister could do something.