(She want his hug)
Emily was feeling very dizzy, but she still managed to pull herself together. She stood up and hailed a taxi. The moment she got back to her apartment, she fell straight to the floor.
She stumbled, unable to get up due to the pain on her knees. Her nose twitched, and she couldn't hold back the tears again.
'Why am I always crying? Why am I so useless?' Emily kept blaming herself.
It took Emily a while before she stopped crying and sat up straight on the ground. When she pulled her pants up, she realized that there was blood on her knees. Discomforted by pain, she decided to give Jacob a call.
Jacob answered the phone almost immediately. "How are you, sweetheart?" said Jacob, tenderly. Emily broke down to his soft and loving voice. All the sadness and grievances suddenly welled up in her eyes. "J..Jacob," she cried.
Jacob immediately sensed the fragility in her voice, and his tone became serious. He asked, "What happened? Did someone hurt you? Tell me."
"No...Nobody," Emily sniffed. Jacob's voice gave her the tender, loving comfort she needed to overcome her predicaments. "... I miss you. I miss you like crazy," she said.
"What? You're crying for me now?" he asked. Jacob giggled and soothed her. He said, "I'll get back to you as soon as I can. You little twerp."
"Emm... I fell and hurt myself," Emily said, coquettishly.
"Where did you get hurt? You need to be more careful," Jacob chided her, while his heart ached for her at the same time.
"The knees," answered Emily. While checking her wounds, she broke down in tears again. Emily sobbed and complained repeatedly, "It's bleeding, and it's so painful."
"Have you visited the hospital?" Jacob asked. Jacob felt like someone was driving a jagged knife to his heart, as he listened to Emily's sad and fragile voice. Emily was a tough girl. She hardly let any wound bring her down, unless something really bad happened to her...
Emily whimpered, "I...I can't walk." "Fine, I'm coming over now. Just wait for me," Jacob said.
"Hmm..." she answered. Emily knew that her wound wasn't so bad. Any other day, she would have ignored it very easily. However, she had grown tired of pretending to be strong, and all she wanted was Jacob to be at her side.
She wanted his hugs and kisses, and perhaps then she wouldn't feel the sadness any more. At that very moment, she realized how deep she depended on the man. She missed him, like crazy.
Meanwhile, the members of the Gu clan were gathering at their family mansion.
Jacob furrowed his brows and hung up the phone. Concerned for Emily, he immediately put on his coat and prepared to leave.
An elderly member of the family spotted him, and asked him with puzzlement, "Jacob, where are you off to so fast? I'm afraid you can't leave right now."
Jacob glanced at him coldly, and yelled, "What now? Are you the one who set the rules?"
"You... Of course I'm not the one. But your father is still around. If you leave without his permission, you will be disrespecting him!" he said to Jacob.
"I think you're missing the point. Respect must be earned, not taken," Jacob talked back. Obviously, Jacob was meaning something else, but he had no time to explain.
He turned around and grabbed the keys to leave.
Having been humiliated by Jacob, the elder scorned with displeasure. He turned to Mr. Gu sitting up front, looking for support.
Mr. Gu coughed and said, "... Just let him go."
The elder was still reluctant, but considering Mr. Gu's disposition, he shut his mouth up.
Not too far away, Jack watched as Jacob left the party, abhorrently. He guessed that Jacob was in a hurry for Emily.
'When... will I be able to do as I please like Jacob? He can disregard just about any one.'
Jack bit his lips and sneered in his heart, 'That day isn't too far away. It's fast approaching!'
When Jacob rang Emily's phone again, there was no answer. He was worried and nervous for Emily, and this anxiety grew stronger as time went by. He drove as fast as he could all the way to Emily's apartment.
Soon, he reached his destination. When he rushed to the door, he found that the door was unlocked.
"Emily, Emily..." Jacob cried out. As soon as he opened the door, he saw Emily lying on the floor, unconscious. His dark eyes diminished out of fear, and he cried out again, "Emily!"
He looked at her pale face, heartbroken, and held her up immediately. He then rushed to the hospital as fast as he could.
At a private hospital in Jingshi City.
"Miss Emily suffered a shock due to loss of blood. We guess she may have donated too much blood, estimated around 800 cc," The dean of the hospital concluded, pushing his gold framed spectacles on his nose.
Jacob didn't believe the dean at first glance. His eyes narrowed with anger. He shouted, "Do you think Emily is stupid? Why would she donate so much blood?"
This private hospital was different from the one Tina was kept in, but they were both outstanding for their medical facilities. The dean and Jacob had been acquainted for a long time, so he wasn't surprised by his sudden display of anger.
"She must have been forced!" Jacob yelled at him, even cursing with dirty words. Jacob swore, as soon as he'd find out who the person was, he would skin the person alive for taking so much blood from Emily!
"In theory, most people who lost that much blood would go into shock on the spot, but she was strong-willed enough to stay awake and call you from home before she fainted," the dean added.
"What are you still waiting for? Find a donor for her blood transfusion!" Jacob urged.
"I'm sorry, but Miss Emily has a special blood type and we don't have her blood type in stock right now," the dean explained.
Jacob glared at him angrily, and said, "Then find blood from other places. Do what you have to do!"
The dean replied, helplessly, "I want to save her, but we have already transferred blood from everywhere we could and there isn't anything left. It's hard to find this blood type in such a short amount of time, unless we can find some from abroad... Also, even the lady of the Tao clan couldn't find blood for her transfusion, as she has the same blood type as Miss Emily. This blood type is very rare!"
"What did you say? Tina and Emily have the same blood type!" Jacob grabbed the dean by his collar, and forced him to repeat his words again.
"Mr. Jacob, as gentlemen we should try to work out our problems with our words, and not with violence. Miss Tina from the Tao clan indeed shares the same blood type with Miss Emily..." Soon after, Jacob let go of his collar. "I hope you are not thinking of taking blood from her.
Miss Tina has lost too much blood because of a car accident. I am afraid it would be highly unlikely that..." the dean suggested.
'It's more than that. They would be insane to even try it!'
"Shut up!" Jacob cut his words short. "Give her a small amount of infusion just to sustain her life for the time being. Be sure to keep an eye on her. I need to go out for a while, but I will be back soon," Jacob explained before walking out of the dean's room.
"Mr. Jacob, please don't do something stupid..." However, Jacob was so quick that he had disappeared before the dean could finish his words. The dean comforted himself, 'Okay, that's it. I have done all I can, and my conscience is clean...'
Jacob leaned on the side of his car and lit a cigarette. The smoke he exhaled gradually blurred his face, concealing his facial expression. A few seconds later, he made a phone call, and soon learned that Emily was seen at the hospital where Tina was being kept. He lost control over his temper, and smashed his phone on the sidewalk.
He flicked his cigarette to the ground and stepped on it with his leather shoes, grinding it angrily. 'The Tao clan...
How dare they do something like that right under my nose! Taking blood from Emily?
Well, well, well.