The young woman named Aggie and her pleasant-looking companion were very shocked. If there was anything they learnt from hauling the injured man to the hospital, it would be the fact that Zayn’s injuries were beyond grievous.
However, the doctor was now telling them that the same half-dead guy was already to be discharged after only two days, after barely a day and a half of basic bedrest?
How absurd was that?! He did not just suffer from fractured bones and broken tendons, he was basically on his last dying breath when the women saw him.
In spite of that, he managed to recover within an impossibly short amount of time. Talk about a complete invalidation of logic and science!
The doctor had made his prognosis, and Aggie was not going to argue with a professional.
Zayn was the only one who knew exactly what happened. It was all thanks to the second Aeon Karpos, the spring of saturated vitality and energy within the fruit had effortlessly repaired his wounds in no time at all, and with one more day, he would have recovered everything he had lost and gotten back on his feet again.
“Well, Mr. Larson. It turns out you’re almost ready to be discharged! Maybe you should call your family and tell them about the good news?”
Her suggestion, though made in good nature, stunned him. At such a critical moment, contacting his family was more likely to be risky.
In fact, Zayn would go out on a limb and predict that the entire Carter family was probably under strict surveillance. He would not worry about the ones from the Insurgent Trifecta; he could handle them. What disquieted him the most was Sicut In Caelo.
Finding his options limiting, he sighed instead of giving an answer.
It looked like it ticked the pretty lady off. “Oy, what‘s that supposed to mean? You’re not going to start mooching off of us like some goddamned leech, right? Listen, mister, Aggie might’ve accidentally hit you with her jeep but, 10 and behold, not a single scratch on you!”
“So call your family and deal with the bill, sir, because you’re not getting a single cent out of us!”
Zayn furrowed his brows. The thought of him relying on a couple of strangers to fork out the cost of his bill embarrassed him. Even if money barely meant much to him, it did not matter because he had lost his phone and bankcard.
Not to mention, he was also barred from contacting Sean or anyone else for safety reasons. As it stood, he was penniless for the time being.
“I’m sorry, ladies. I didn’t want anyone to cough up the money for my bill. It’s just that… well, I’m strapped for cash right now, so I can’t,” he replied, visibly embarrassed. He was the chairman of Violet Vision, a multibillion-dollar corporation, and he could not settle his own medical bill! How ironic was that?
“I’ll reimburse the money as soon as I’m fully recovered, okay?”
Aggie glared at her companion. “Seriously? Can’t you be a little nicer?”
She looked at Zayn. “Sorry about that, Mr. Larson. My cousin just can’t keep her nasty teasing to herself, but she really didn’t mean it,” she said apologetically.
“The truth is, my insurance will cover your bill, so there really isn’t anything to worry about.”
She was so kind that it improved Zayn’s impression of the particular lady. “I’m really sorry for the inconvenience, ma’am.”
She smiled. “Oh, it’s nothing. It’s my responsibility… and my fault too. I’m so sorry for hitting you and injuring you so badly, sir. I’m just glad that you’re not in any critical condition… That would’ve been really terrible!”
Zayn waved a hand dismissively to indicate that he did not mind. In truth, he had nothing but gratitude for the young lady. Leaving Zayn unconscious in the wilderness for a day would put him at great risk of falling into his enemies’ hands.
The young women became frequent visitors for the next two days. Aggie always came with food and other necessities, anything that could make Zayn’s recovery more bearable.
During their visits, Zayn also learnt the young ladies’ names, Agatha “Aggie” Rouge and Ingrid Jonas.
Zayn, being oh-so-perceptive and sharp, could tell from Agatha’s face that something was troubling her.