Chapter 72 Confinement
In The Hospital That night, Shelia had a long dream. All the memories of her past life, and everything she experienced as Rachel were entangled together. She was overwhelmed by this dream. In addition, there were strangers chasing after her in the dream. Through the darkness, she ran as fast as she could, for fear that if she stopped, those people would drag her into the abyss, and she would never be able to escape it. All of a sudden, Shelia saw a beam of light ahead of her. She kept running towards it as a relieved smile appeared on her face. She then reached her hand out to touch the light, but someone appeared in the light abruptly. The moment she recognized who it was, she stopped dead in her tracks. She couldn’t help but tremble in fear as her face paled. “Rachel, you can never escape from me.” The next second, a man walked out of the light. He was talking to her, and his eyeballs were completely black and filled with malice. Instinctively, Shelia stepped back. The figure of the man in front of her was reflected in her eyes. “No!” She woke up, breaking into cold sweat, and sitting upright with her chest heaving up and down Around this time, the nurse was just about to check on Rachel. When she pushed the door open, she saw Rachel sitting on the bed with a pale face, clearly scared out of her wits. The nursed approached her, and asked gently, “Miss Bennet, are you okay?” Upon hearing that, Rachel regained her composure. “I…” When she looked around, she realized that she was in an unfamiliar room. She wanted to ask where she was, but the moment she tried to speak, her throat began to hurt, and her voice sounded hoarse and weak. Subconsciously, she wanted to touch her neck, but the nurse quickly held her wrist to stop her. “Miss Bennet, we‘ve only just applied an ointment on your neck. Please don’t touch it. Otherwise, it’ll be rubbed off.”
Rachel looked down and saw the red mark on her wrist. Within an instant, everything that happened between her and Victor before she passed out flashed through her mind like a movie.
All these bruises on her body were caused by that man. “Please try not to touch the wounds on your wrists and neck, okay? In a few days, those bruises will heal up with the help of the ointment I was talking about.” The nurse informed Rachel about her situation when she noticed that Rachel was staring at her bruises. The first time the nurse saw Rachel’s bruises, she was horrified. She wondered what kind of person would be horrible enough to mistreat a woman like this. And because she was a
woman too, the nurse felt sorry for Rachel. She looked at her with eyes filled with empathy, and said, “Miss Bennet, if there’s anything you need, just let me know, and I’ll do my best to help you.” “Can you get me a glass of water?” Rachel said in a hoarse voice. Every word she uttered made her throat feel like it was breaking. The pain was so bad that it distorted her face every time she felt it. At once, the nurse nodded and poured a glass of warm water for Rachel. Enduring the pain, Rachel took a few sips of the water to moisten her throat. “How long was I unconscious for?” “About four hours. Are you feeling hungry? Would you like me to run down to the canteen to get you some food?” the nurse asked with concern. “No, thanks.” “Even if you’re not hungry, I’m sure that baby in your womb is.” All of a sudden, the door opened from outside. With one hand in the pocket of her lab coat, Clara walked in. The moment Rachel heard Clara’s voice, she glanced at the door and saw two bodyguards in black suits and sunglasses guarding the door. On their chests were droplet-shaped brooches made of obsidian, indicating that they were working for Victor.
Upon seeing Clara, the nurse greeted, “Hello, Dr. Jimenez.” With a modest smile, Clara nodded in response. “Oh, hi. I think you should go to the canteen to buy some light porridge for Rachel. After all, pregnant women can’t be starved.” The nurse nodded in agreement, put down the ointment she was planning to apply on Rachel, and then she left the ward. Not long after, Clara opened the ointment, sat at Rachel’s bedside, and said, “Let me help you apply the ointment.” Without waiting for her to respond, Clara applied the ointment on her neck using a cotton swab, and then applied it on her wrist. Clara’s movements were so gentle, and she was focused on the task. “Sorry for breaking my promise.” Once she was done applying the ointment, Clara wrapped the cotton swab with a tissue and threw it into the trash bin. Seeing Rachel like this, Clara could only blame herself. To her surprise, Rachel smiled and shook her head. “You don’t have to feel bad. Honestly, I should thank you. If it weren’t for you, I would’ve been dead by now.” Suddenly, something dawned on her, and she subconsciously put her hands on her lower abdomen. Reluctantly, she said, “Dr. Jimenez, how is—” “You can rest assured that your child is fine.” Clara inferred what Rachel was about to ask, so she answered the question before Rachel could even finish her sentence. Upon hearing her answer, Rachel breathed a sigh of relief. “But if you’re determined to keep this baby, you’re gonna have to be more careful from now on. Right now, you’re too exhausted, and all your biological measurements are just slightly over the lowest recommended level for pregnant women, which is very bad for you and that baby,” Clara said seriously. Gently, Rachel stroked her belly as she nodded along. A while later, the nurse returned with a bowl of porridge in hand. After asking the nurse to help Rachel eat, Clara left. When Clara opened the door and left the room, Rachel caught a glimpse of the two guards outside while she was eating the porridge with a spoon. Once she finished the porridge, Rachel told the nurse that she was tired and that she wanted to rest, so that the nurse would leave. Now that the nurse was gone, Rachel wanted to call Abby to inform her that she was safe. Rachel had been out cold for four hours, and in totality, she had been unreachable for five hours straight since she left the company with Caroline. Abby was worried when Rachel refused to bring her along. It had been a while, so she must be very anxious right now. Rachel knew how much Abby cared about her. What worried her the most however, was the fact that Abby might come to Caroline to ask of her whereabouts. If that were to happen, not only would Abby fail to find out Rachel’s whereabouts, she would also be putting herself at risk, because Caroline might get furious and then want to get rid of her, too. When that thought crossed Rachel’s mind, she looked around the room in search of a phone. Ten minutes later, she found nothing. Her phone wasn’t here. Rachel pursed her lips while thinking of something. And then, she went to the door to open it. The two guards instantly blocked her path when they heard the door open. “Miss Bennet, Mr. Sullivan has ordered us to not let you leave this ward,” said one of the bodyguards. “Get out of my way,” Rachel replied coldly. “I’m sorry, but we can’t let you leave. Please go back inside.” It didn’t seem like the bodyguards were fazed by her intimidation. With that in consideration, Rachel looked them dead in the eye and asked, “What if I’m determined to leave this place today? Will you knock me out or tie me up, so that I won’t be able to escape?” “If you insist on leaving, I’m afraid we might have to do so.” Rachel clenched her fists; her eyes, brimming with fury. She just stood at the door, staring at the bodyguards in silence. Moments later, one of the bodyguards noticed that Rachel was determined to leave, so he thought that they shouldn’t just stand like this all day. ‘Perhaps I should call the boss and ask for his opinion,’ he thought. Just then, Rachel broke the silence.
Captivation: Want Nothing But You, Chapter 72 Confinement In The Hospital