Why would Sebastian stand up for me?
I thought that he would prefer for me to be dead.
Sasha slowly drifted off into sleep.
That was all a bad dream. She had to sleep, then wake up, then continue doing what she had to do. After all, there was no one in this world who could help her.
When she woke up from her nap, the sun had already set and she could hear the sounds of her children causing a racket downstairs.
“Matt, does this mean Daddy caught the bad guy?”
“Of course! See, it was on TV that the patient’s death has nothing to do with Mommy! It was that evil doctor who did something to Mommy’s needles.”
Lost for words, Ian only nodded as he stared at the television.
W-what’s going on?
What are they talking about?
Sasha could hear the kids’ loud cheering, but couldn’t make out what they were talking about, only able to pick out certain words like “bad guy”, “patient”, and “Mommy”.
She sat up from the sofa, pulling on a random coat within reach and cautiously making her way downstairs.
“Vivi, Matt, what are you guys talking about?”
Vivian immediately ran over to her, bouncing up and down as she dragged Sasha nearer to the television. “Mommy, you’re awake! Daddy’s on TV, come take a look.”
Her two sons were also looking at her excitedly.
Daddy’s on TV?
Confused, she stared at the television under her children’s anticipatory gazes.
A news report was being broadcasted live on television, but what took her by surprise was that the background showed the hospital she worked at.
And the cameras were all currently focused on a stoic, intimidating young man dressed in a suit.
It was their Daddy – the President of the Hayes Corporation.
“Mr. Hayes, as Hayes Corporation is the largest shareholder of this hospital, do you think this incident will affect the corporation in any way?”
“Mr. Hayes, the medical mishap that happened today will affect the hospital’s reputation, regardless of whether it was the fault of the newly-employed doctor who returned from abroad or the general practitioner. Are you sure that your corporation will not face any backlash at all?”
It was an endless barrage of vile questions. The reporters obviously wanted to take advantage of Sebastian’s rare public appearance to dig out as much information from him as they could.
The hospital is under the Hayes Corporation?
Sasha did a double take.
Sebastian, maintaining a polite smile on his face, answered, “At this time, the wellbeing of the corporation should not be the focus of the issue. Someone lost their life. Regardless of whether the hospital belongs to the Hayes Corporation or the head of the country, the victim’s family deserves closure.”
He seemed experienced in handling the reporters and their ill-intentioned questions, staying calm and composed under the constant camera flashes.
But when his gaze dropped slightly and focused on the two female reporters that had asked the questions, they suddenly felt chills running down their spine, and all color drained from their faces.
It’s so scary!
His gaze can kill!
Watching everything unfold live, Sasha wasn’t sure what to feel.
Are my eyes playing tricks on me?
Why would he go there to accept an interview by these reporters?
The Hayes Corporation may be the biggest shareholder of the hospital, but surely there’s no need for the President himself to make an appearance? Was there no one else that could do the job in Hayes Corporation?
As she pondered to herself, she saw several people in white coats approach Sebastian.
“I’m sorry, but Mr. Hayes is just here to attend a meeting. If you have any other questions, you may ask us instead. Thank you.”
With that, the people in white coats held back the swarm of reporters as two others swiftly escorted Sebastian away from the scene.
Oh. He’s just there for a meeting.
I knew it.
Seeing that the star of their story was leaving, the reporters on screen erupted into a frenzy.
“Just here for a meeting? Isn’t Mr. Hayes here specifically to deal with the accident that happened?”
“I heard that Mr. Hayes usually never makes an appearance at the hospital, so did he appear this time because the incident had spiraled out of control? Did he come because the Hayes Corporation couldn’t afford to sweep it under the carpet?”
“None of that is important. What is important is that the truth is out. This was no medical accident, it was manslaughter. So if you have any further questions, you should consult the police instead,” the remaining hospital staff announced.
The reporters were rendered speechless.
On the other side of the television, Sasha felt like a bomb had just gone off inside her brain, clearing it of any thoughts.
What did he say?
It wasn’t a medical accident… But manslaughter?
And the female reporters from earlier asking Sebastian about… A doctor that had returned from being abroad? And a general practitioner of the hospital?
It was only then that it dawned on Sasha: her world had turned upside down while she was asleep.