(I'll have this child no matter what)
Emily's jaw dropped when she had heard what the doctor just told Jacob regarding her and the baby's condition. Her baby, her bundle of joy, her own flesh and blood. There was something wrong with her baby.
Inside the doctor's office, Jacob was also stunned by the unexpected news. Then he suddenly felt there were eyes staring at him. "Emily," he spoke as he turned around and saw her pale face outside the door.
Before he could complete his sentence, she just didn't say a word and turned away suddenly.
Jacob took long strides in order to catch up with her, "Emily, what's wrong?"
Jacob managed to grab Emily's arm and twirled her towards him. Then he wrapped his arms around her. She began to sob, "I heard everything... I heard everything! Why did you lie to me?" She pushed him away, glaring at him in disappointment.
She kinda hoped there was something wrong with her ears and she just misheard the whole thing.
Jacob could only hug her tighter, unable to say anything.
Jacob's silence only confirm Emily's suspicions. It was all clear now. Tears flowed from her eyes to her cheeks, "But why? I don't believe it..."
"Emily, please listen to me. I am more concerned regarding your condition..."
But Emily coldly interrupted him, "Cut the crap! Just get straight to the point! You wanted to find a way to abort it, right?"
Jacob sighed, holding her shoulders, "Emily..."
"No. I won't give up! I'll have this child no matter what!" She struggled to break away from his arms. When she finally broke free, she wiped her tears away roughly.
Jacob held her cold hands and said softly, "Babe, I wasn't forcing you to abort the baby. All I wanted is to see you healthy. With regards to the child, we still have to consult the doctor. Maybe there's a way to save your baby."
Emily was managed to be convinced somehow. She felt that she just overreacted with regards to the situation. She bit her lips with a small glimmer of hope, "Is it true? You mean it?"
"Won't it be best if we go to the doctor's office together so we could find out?" said Jacob, offering his hand to her. When Emily clasped her hand around his, they walked together to the doctor's office.
"Well, Doctor, is there any way to cure her condition?"
The doctor sighed in defeat, shaking his head. "There is. Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee that it will be 100% effective.
Ms. Bai and the fetus are both in a serious condition. The signs may not be obvious now, but it will be dangerous for the both of them if left untreated for too long."
"Doctor, you have to do anything you can in your power! I will do anything to keep this child!" Emily was already pleading. Jacob couldn't bear to see her like this. He appealed to the doctor, "Doctor, please do everything to save Emily and the child."
The doctor assured her, "Don't worry, Ms. Bai, Mr. Gu. We will do our best."
On that day, Emily was admitted to the VIP ward of the hospital and Jacob made sure she got the best medical care she could get. He even hired international experts to keep her condition in check.
Despite their efforts, the medicines didn't work on Emily and she grew paler and paler.
Jacob was getting more concerned now but he didn't dare even just mention aborting the child, for her sake. He knew it would broke her heart.
Emily experienced loss so many times. She might look strong on the outside but she was actually fragile. He didn't want to lose his last glimmer of hope. He didn't want to take away the source of her happiness.
When Emily fell asleep, the doctor called for Jacob again.
"Mr. Jacob, I'm sorry to be a bearer of bad news but we have tried all kinds of methods but it was of no use. I am afraid that the fetus will be fatal to Ms. Bai's condition. The longer it's carried inside her womb, the more critical Ms. Bai will be."
It had been four months since Emily got pregnant.
Jacob listened at the doctor, intently. He couldn't wait to find out the doctor's suggestion.
The doctor fixed his glasses, "I suggest to have the pregnancy be aborted as soon as possible. Giving birth to this child may cause both Ms. Bai and the child to die."
The doctor's words shocked Jacob. He tried to take it in with difficulty and gulped, "Understood."
The doctor had finished his explanation. He had told them what was happening and what could the solution. It was all up to Jacob now.
As he walked out of the doctor's office, the phone in his pocket rang. He pulled it out glumly and answered it, "What's the matter?"
"Mr. Jacob, the media outlets that released the rumor about you and Ms. Emily wanted to make some amends and negotiations," the voice replied. It was Sam who called. These past few days, Jacob personally watched over Emily. The businesses were being taken care by Sam who relayed the news and the documents to him.
Jacob sneered, "So did they say anything about who spread out the rumors?"
"Not yet. The disclosure was made anonymous and we couldn't find any clues," answered Sam.
"Then keep on investigating!"
Sam replied, "Understood. How about those media outlets? How do we deal with them?"
Jacob spoke angrily, "Just push through with the lawsuit. Make sure they spend some time off behind bars. That will teach them a lesson."
Those who dare to try and destroy him and Emily through lies should better know not to mess with them.
"Alright, Mr. Jacob," Sam affirmed.
"I'll make sure to disseminate your orders promptly. Will call you in case of updates and questions."
Emily finally woke up from her deep sleep. She called out sleepily, "Jacob, I need to drink some water."
"Oh wow, look who's giving orders to Jacob now." A cold feminine voice appeared, sneering at Emily.
That voice, she could clearly recognize it. She immediately sat up, "Jennifer! What's your reason for coming here?" asked Emily.
"I heard what happened so I came to check on you," answered Jennifer casually. Jennifer stared at her well-manicured nails as she gave a smirk, "I heard that the bastard you're carrying won't be able to survive."
Emily's face changed. "Uhm... excuse me?" She stared at the smiling woman in front of her coldly.
"Ah, so naive! Well, you needed to make sure the baby is healthy right before it's born, right? It's also needed that the baby is healthy when it's born without killing the mother. Do you know how many people don't want you to give birth to that baby?"
Emily glared, "What the hell are you saying?"
"Well, some people don't want you and your baby to be alive! Of course, I am not one of those people!" Jennifer covered her lips and slyly whispered to Emily's ear, "That baby is not Jacob's, is it?"
"Jennifer, you..." Emily turned pale. If stares could freeze other people, Jennifer would have been frozen alive right now.
Emily didn't want the other woman to touch any of her things. As she reached out for the cup, the cup went down onto the floor loudly. "I'll do it myself," Emily spoke firmly.
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