When Dustin finally opened his eyes again, he was in the hospital.
It seems that the toxin within him had finally stabilized. But things still weren’t looking up for
“You’re awake, dear?” a surprised voice sounded beside him.
When Dustin turned around, he found Natasha sitting by his bedside. Worry was evident on her beautiful face.
“Natasha, why are you here?” Dustin was shocked.
“I heard from Nelson that you fainted. Of course, I had to come over to check on you. What’s the matter? Are you feeling uncomfortable anywhere?” Natasha asked, concerned.
“I’m fine. I guess I was just exhausted, so I dozed off.” Dustin pretended to be relaxed.
“Exhausted? Poisoned, more like,” Nelson muttered.
“Shut up!” Dustin glared at him.
“Poisoned? What happened?” Natasha asked, furrowing her brow.
“It’s just a little poison. It isn’t serious. I’ll be fine after taking some medications.” Dustin chuckled. “Are you sure?” Natasha was doubtful.
“What? Don’t you trust my medical skills? I can’t say that I can bring the dead back to life. But I’m confident I have what it takes to treat illnesses and remedy poisonings.” Dustin looked confident. “You’ve got a point there.” Natasha sighed in relief.
Ever since she got to know Dustin, he could handle all sorts of complex illnesses. A little poison shouldn’t be of too much concern.
“Alright, don’t worry about me. You should take better care of yourself! Look at you. I haven’t seen you in a few days, and you’re already starting to look exhausted.” Dustin changed the topic.
“I look exhausted? Do I?”
Natasha immediately pulled out a compact mirror to have a look at herself. Women were always very concerned about how they looked.
Right then, a pregnant lady walked in with a little girl who looked around five years old.
“Why are you here?” Nelson obviously hadn’t expected to see them.
“Daddy!” the little girl cried happily and jumped into Nelson’s arms.
“Oh! My Sweet darling!” Nelson beamed and picked up the little girl, kissing her cheek.
“Nelson, you’ve been in the hospital for the entire day. You haven’t had anything to eat yet, have you? I brought you all something to eat.” As Cecilia spoke, she gave him a lunchbox.
“Why did you go through all that trouble? I’m a grown man. I won’t starve just because I’ve skipped
Though Nelson complained, he couldn’t seem to hide the wide smile on his face.
“You’re a big guy and can handle skipping a meal. But we can’t let Mr. Rhys go hungry,” Cecilia
“Oh, that’s true! I nearly forgot about Sir Rhys!”
Nelson knocked his head and quickly turned to smile apologetically at Dustin. “Sir Rhys, I’d like to introduce you to my wife, Cecilia, and my daughter, Haley.”
“Hello, Cecilia.” Dustin nodded at her with a smile.
“Mr. Rhys, I’ve prepared a simple meal. I hope it’ll suit your taste,” she said shyly.
Dustin might be young, but he was still her husband’s boss.
“Uncle Dustin, my mom makes the best food! Quick! Try it!” Haley urged, excitement showing on
“Is that so? Then I’ll have to give it a taste!”
Dustin smiled and took the lunchbox. Then, he took a big bite of the food.
“It really is delicious!” he praised.
“See, I wasn’t lying, right?” Haley giggled as she looked up at Dustin, appearing very proud of
“Mr. Rhys, I have a request. I hope you’ll be able to grant it,” Cecilia said hesitantly.
“Please go ahead, Cecilia.”
Dustin put down the food and looked at her with a serious expression.
“It’s Haley’s birthday tomorrow. I’d like to request a day off for Nelson so he can take her to a theme park for some fun,” she said carefully.
“I’d thought it was something serious. Of course, that wouldn’t be a problem!” Dustin agreed with a