Chapter 70 How Dare You
Victor thought back to his conversation with Rachel that night on the rooftop. She had denied being pregnant then. She had even drank a whole bottle of wine to prove it. If she knew she was with child, how could she consume all that alcohol endangering the baby? The image of Rachel bending over and vomiting flashed in his mind. It had been a month and a half since that night and now that he thought about it, Rachel had many symptoms of an early pregnancy the whole time. That night she had thrown up not because the wine had gotten to her, but because she was already feeling nauseous. The only reason she had drank the wine that night was to hide the truth from him. Because she didn’t want to keep the baby. He didn’t really know how he felt about that. Suddenly, he remembered what Rachel had asked him that night. ‘What would you do if I’m really pregnant?’ He still remember the look on her face when she asked him this question. Before he could answer, she had denied being with child and changed the topic. Now, that question held more gravity than ever. He shouldn’t really be so angry considering he didn’t care about Rachel at all. But then again, why did he feel so hurt that Rachel decided to have an abortion without even telling him? It was like he was losing something he had always craved without even realizing it.
The SUV stopped outside the hospital. “We are here, Mr. Sullivan,” Ivan said before he got out of the car to open the door for his boss. Victor regained his composure and got out of the car. He strode into the hospital, closely followed by Ivan.
They got in the elevator and pressed the button marked ‘5’, where the Department of Gynecology was. The elevator pinged, announcing their arrival on the fifth floor and Victor walked out with Ivan on his heels. Checking his phone for the directions he had managed to assort, Ivan said, “Mr. Sullivan, she is in OR No. 5. She’s been there for half an hour now…” They looked up and saw that the room they needed was just two doors down, but as they started moving towards it, the doors slowly opened, and Rachel walked out. “It is her…” Ivan murmured, looking dazed. Rachel was completely unaware of the two men standing in the corridor, looking for her. She was looking at her phone, checking if her message had reached its receiver. A smile tugged
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at the corners of her mouth. All of a sudden, she felt a hand grabbing her wrist. Someone pushed her and her back hit the wall hard. The pain seemed to radiate from her back to the rest of her body, leaving her breathless. She felt dizzy from the impact as her head had also crashed into the wall, yet she struggled nonetheless, but her attacker’s grip only tightened. Another strong hand flew to her chin, forcing her to look up. Rachel shook her head to dispel the dizziness and her vision finally became a little clearer. She realized who her attacker was when a familiar scent hit her nose. A shiver ran up her spine when she looked into his eyes that were filled with malice. She knew that look all too well. He was furious to the point that he would gladly strangle her to death.
His grip on her wrist was so painful that Rachel whimpered. Unable to control her hand anymore, the piece of paper she held in it fell to the ground. Out of the corner of his eye, Victor saw the words at the top. ‘OR No. 5. Procedure: Pregnancy Termination’. At the bottom of the page, there was the doctor’s signature as well as Rachel’s. “What have you done?” The look on Victor’s face was terrifying. Every syllable seemed to be squeezed out of his teeth, his eyes full of mindless rage. “Let go of me!” Rachel struggled to escape his grasp. A bruise had already started forming on her wrist. “What’s wrong with you?” she shouted at Victor. “How dare you, Rachel! How dare you get an abortion without my consent?!” Victor was struggling to hold back his anger, veins pooping out on his forehead and hands. Rachel gritted her teeth and tried to kick Victor away. He dodged her attack but had to loosen his grip in the process, giving Rachel the opening she needed to escape his grasp. Instinctively, she took a couple of steps back as her hands flew to her stomach, as if to protect her unborn child inside. She turned around, looking at the elevator, ready to make a run for it.
“If you dare move, you’ll never leave this building alive,” Victor said in a low, menacing voice.
Rachel froze and turned around to look at him, Her face was pale, her eyes brimming with tears.
She watched him approach and finally stop in front of her. He grabbed her chin again, his eyes burning with anger. “Go ahead. Why aren’t you running away?” Rachel bit her lower lip so hard it almost bled. She looked straight at him without uttering a word. “Say something,” Victor roared, shaking her shoulders. Rachel was terrified, but forced herself to smile.
She snorted and shot back in a hoarse voice, “What do you want me to say? That I was indeed pregnant? Or that the baby is gone? Would you rather hear…” Rachel didn’t finish her sentence as Victor grabbed her chin harder. Her jaw felt like it was going to be dislocated soon and the pain was nearly unbearable. “How can you even say that?” “Why the hell not?” Rachel sneered. “I don’t understand why you are so angry.” Her words seem to stun Victor to silence. Rachel went on slowly. “Have you forgotten what you said a year and a half ago?” He didn’t say anything, but the look on his face was an answer in itself. “If you’ve forgotten, I’ll be happy to remind you,” Rachel spat at him. “You said you wouldn’t allow me to carry your child. That even if by a miracle I got pregnant, I’d have to get rid of it. That we would never have a child together. Never.” Rachel paused, taking a deep breath to withstand the pain. “Do you remember now?” Victor’s eyes twitched. She was right. These had been his own words! He was supposed to be glad that the baby was gone. Rachel wasn’t worthy to carry his child. But then… Why was he so angry?
After learning that Rachel was having an abortion, he had completely lost his mind. “You didn’t have the right to decide the fate of the baby alone,” Victor said, trying his best to conceal his mixed feelings. “What’s done is done. The child is gone. I have proof of that.” Victor’s eyes darkened. He brought her face closer. “I’ll ask you one last time. Tell me the truth. Is the baby…” “Didn’t you hear me? I said the baby is gone. I am no longer pregnant. Didn’t you see the paperwork?” Rachel spat at him. Her face was pale and her eyes red-rimmed. Bang!
Captivation: Want Nothing But You, Chapter 70 How Dare You