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Season 5

Episode 89

(Something wrong with your baby)

Autumn thought, doctors and nurses were all busy and chaotic there, and it was far better for Emily to remain away from all of that. She was ill, so she needed the quiet and peace.     

"Just come on in,"  Amy said. Arthur told all the family members to ensure the rooms look the same as before after Charles informed him that Autumn was on her way.    

 Amy asked Autumn to have a seat and asked, "Are you here for Emily? My dear child, you just left the hospital. You should take some while to rest and recover."    

"Yes, grandmother I will, don't worry." Autumn said awkwardly, "I'm increasingly worried about her, so I'm here to ask if I can make a video call to her."  

"No, that is not possible!" Arthur interrupted Amy without letting her answer, which shocked Autumn.    

 "Why?" She couldn't understand what was happening and looked at Arthur. "All I want is just to take a look at Grandma Emily. Why is it so hard?"    

Arthur calmed down and said, "Autumn, dear, Emily has gone abroad to see a doctor, not to travel. She may be sleeping now. Given her condition, how can you wake her up? Well, look, if it is any consolation I promise that you will see her soon, but first you have to promise to get better and bring the children into the world, and then take out one month to recover. By that time your Grandma Emily will return, and you can see her, what do you think?"   

 "But..." Autumn was still concerned.    

 "Come on, no more BUTs. We are just looking out the both of you." Charles looked at her and said, "You know, the most important thing now is that Grandma Emily and you both recover your health right?"  

Emily and you both recover your health right?"   

 Autumn paused for a moment, and nodded. She hoped that Emily could only remain healthy and recover completely, no matter how long it would take.     

She then promised, "Okay, I'll take good care of myself. Grandpa, don't forget your promise that you'll look after Grandma Emily."   

 "That's okay." Arthur without stuttering lied to her, "Her doctor is my good friend. I'm sure that he'll do his best."    

Autumn was relieved after hearing what Arthur added. She could probably get better soon, but Charles could not. He would need some time to recover.    

 Maybe it was because he got wet in the rain, Charles was knocked over by fever and it couldn't be controlled by medicines, so Autumn was incredibly worried about his health.   

"Charles, why don't you go have a bath and I'll make you a bowl of ginger soup. If your current condition persists till tomorrow, I'll have to take you to the hospital to get an IV drip,"  said Autumn with concerned eyes.    

 "Don't worry. I'll be fine. It's just a fever, and it'll pass when its course is over." 

Charles grabbed her by the arm and stopped her in her tracks. He insisted that he was okay and urged Autumn to rest along with him.    

 "Don't you realize that you're sick? Why do you have to act being so tough and strong all the time? Let me just take care of you." Autumn was anxious to cry and said, "Just wait for a few moments, I'll be back soon."    

After saying that she immediately rushed downstairs. Nancy came out of her room to see what happened, and then she assisted Autumn to make the ginger soup, and said, "Mrs.Zhao, you don't have to do this yourself. Just leave it to me. I'll handle it from here."  

"It's so very late, so I'd rather not bother you. Please go back into your quarter and rest,"  said Autumn. "Just leave me be. I can make the soup and off you go."    
She then swiftly carried the ginger soup to Charles. When she reached the room upstairs, he just got out of the bathroom, and she gave him the soup and told him to drink it up.     

Charles obediently drank up the soup quickly without uttering a word because he didn't want to make Autumn worry. The next morning Charles' temperature was back to normal. Autumn was finally relieved.     

In view of everything that happened earlier, Autumn was very careful. She paid all attention to the two fetus and wouldn't risk anything bad happening to them. In her spare time she would go out with Isla and Chris for a cup of tea and to chat with them. As godmother and aunt, Isla and Chris bought her lots of presents, which filled up the baby's nursery with all hues of colors.   

She often smiled in such moments of pure bliss, but in the back of her mind she was always worried about Emily. It had been a long time since she went abroad, and she received no word from her end and this kept gnawing at her mind.     

Over the past few days, Autumn always had the same recurring dream. In the dream Emily was in good spirit. She stood across her and told her to take care of herself.     

Autumn stretched her hands to touch her, but Emily was somehow levitating farther and farther away. No matter how loudly she shouted or tried, she just couldn't reach her.     

Autumn just yearned to say hello to Emily, as her babies would soon join the world in a month.   

  "What are you thinking about, honey?" Charles held her in his warm arms from behind and asked as Autumn stood by the window watching the beautiful night view. Her pregnant belly was reflecting in the glass. This all looked perfect.   

"Well, I was thinking whether the babies are boys or girls." Autumn smiled as she spoke.     

"In one month, you'll not only know the answer but have them in your loving embrace. Honey, it's pretty late now. You should head to bed, okay?" Charles smiled.     

"All right." Autumn nodded.    

 When Autumn woke up in the next day, it was already noon. Charles had gone to work. Autumn felt oppressive for no reason, so she called Isla, asking her if she had time to meet her for a while.   

  Isla said yes almost immediately and they decided a mutually suitable time and place.     

Autumn got ready in a jiffy and Brent dropped her off where she was to meet with Isla. When she reached there she didn't see Isla, so she ordered a glass of orange juice and sat there reading a book anticipating her arrival.   

In a short while, someone came and sat opposite her. Autumn didn't look up, as she assumed it was Isla and said, "How could you make me wait so long? I'm a pregnant woman, and I hope you know that."    

As she received no response, Autumn looked up to see who it was. When she saw who sat opposite, her smile froze at once.    

 "What are you doing up here?" She was stunned to see the person was not Isla, but Leila, who had been awol for quite a while.    

 "Well here I am. Long time no see." Leila's belly looked even bigger and she looked at Autumn, with wide warm smile.    

 Autumn looked at Leila with surprise and asked, "According to the time you announced your pregnancy, it seems that you should have given birth by now. But look at you now, is there something wrong with the baby?"  

Leila paused for a moment and drew out a round cotton pillow from her bosom. She looked at Autumn and said, "Well you caught my bluff, so no need to pretend."    

"What on earth do you mean by this?" 

Autumn stared at her blankly and asked.     
She wondered what Leila's purpose of pretending to be pregnant.     

Leila had disappeared for a long time, but now she suddenly showed herself up in front of Autumn. Autumn frowned deeply as she asked, "You've been following me, haven't you?"    

She recalled how she probably saw Leila around a couple of times, which made her anxious.


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