Captivation: Want Nothing But You Chapter 465
The operation done to Victor lasted for more than 70 hours. The door of the operating room opened and closed for several times as doctors went in and out. Lukas and Carson couldn’t do anything but wait outside until the procedure was finished. Finally, on the fourth day since the operation began, the indicator light outside the room was turned off. 3 This indicated that the surgery was successfully done. Victor’s life was saved, but he wasn’t completely out of danger. Then, he was wheeled to the ICU. It was not until two days ago that his vital signs became stable. He became eligible to be transferred to the general ward. However, he was still in a coma. Carson invited an expert in the field to check Victor’s condition and give a diagnosis. However, it wasn’t what he was expecting. Victor sustained serious injuries. Although his old wounds had healed, they still had an aftereffect. Moreover, his new injuries just made matters worse. In the end, he said that only a miracle could save Victor’s life. 2 “Can you at least tell us when he will wake up?” Carson asked in a gloomy tone. “I’m afraid I can’t say that either.” The expert couldn’t help but frown as he made things straightforward. “In fact, if I may be blunt, please consider preparing for the worst-case scenario.” 2 “So, you’re saying there’s a chance that he’ll never wake up? Is he going to become a vegetable for the rest of his life?” Although the expert didn’t say this, it was obvious that this was what he meant. It was not a hundred percent, but there was a huge chance that this was it for Victor. Except for Carson and Lukas, Rachel was the first one to know about this. Carson deemed that Rachel had the right to know. He leaned against the wall outside Joey’s ward, holding a cigarette between his fingers. He looked slightly disoriented, and there were dark circles round his eyes. He just went down to tell Rachel about this important thing. But when Rachel heard the tragic news, her face didn’t show much surprise. It was as if she had already prepared herself for something like this. In fact, Carson was a bit shocked. He didn’t know when she became this mentally prepared. Perhaps, it was when Victor had been in a coma for about half a month after the surgery. Or it might have been even earlier. She was also there outside the operating room for 70 hours before the indication light turned off. After a moment of silence, Rachel glanced at the cigarette in Carson’s hand and reminded him in a low voice, “This is the area for children’s wards. You can’t smoke here.” As if he regained his senses, Carson put out the cigarette. Seeing her indifferent expression, he didn’t bother continue discussing about Victor’s grim condition. He then changed the subject and asked, “Anyway, how is the little boy?”. “Joey? He’s fine. The doctor checked him up yesterday and said that he has been recovering pretty well. In fact, it’s expected that his plaster will be removed ahead of the initial schedule.”
Carson turned his head and peeped through the glass panel on the door. He saw Joey sleeping soundly in the bed. With a faint smile, he stretched for a bit and said, “Good for him. Alright then, I’m leaving now.” After saying that, Carson turned around and left without looking back. It seemed that he really just visited to tell Rachel about the doctor’s diagnosis regarding Victor’s condition. Apart from that, he had nothing else to say. In the blink of an eye, two days eventually passed by. Although she was made aware of Victor’s condition, Rachel didn’t intend to visit him. She just stayed in Joey’s ward almost twenty-four hours a day. At the same time, Carson didn’t show his face to her again. Because the diagnosis came from an expert, she was also convinced that Victor would never wake up. 2 But now, Roger broke the news that Victor had miraculously woke up from being in coma. Obviously, Rachel was stunned. She stared at Roger for a long time without being able to speak a word. It was as if she was still judging Roger’s expression if he was saying the truth. “So, Rachel… Do you want to go upstairs and see him?” Roger asked slowly. This time, Rachel pressed her lips hard and remained silent.
Out of nowhere, someone gently pulled her sleeve and pulled her back from her deep thoughts. “Mommy, I want to see Daddy…” It was Joey, pleading in a soft tone. She failed to hide the fact that Victor was in a coma after obtaining serious injuries. When Joey woke up in the hospital, he actually had a vague guess. Later on, he found that Rachel had always been absent-minded and Victor hadn’t come up in any of their conversation.
Therefore, when Joey finally found out the truth, Rachel didn’t have the heart to hide it anymore. Hearing the full truth, Joey didn’t cry or say anything, nor did he pester Rachel to go to the ICU to see Victor. Instead, he just smiled and made a joke. “Mommy, Isn’t daddy bad? They say bad people live long lives. So, we don’t have to worry too much about him.” 3 Looking at Joey’s bright eyes, she felt a lump in her throat. After a few moments, she mustered her courage and nodded. “Yes, of course.” The following two weeks, Joey had a good rest in the hospital. He didn’t mention Victor, as if there was nothing wrong going on. But Rachel knew that Joey would actually wake up in the middle of the night from time to time and look at the ceiling with his eyes wide open. He was a brave kid for keeping it all inside him, but Rachel was aware that he missed Victor so much. “Okay…” Rachel’s heart softened, and she agreed. Victor’s ward was in the second inpatient building. Since Joey’s wound hadn’t fully healed yet, it was inconvenient for him to walk all the way there. So, Rachel simply let him sit in a wheelchair. Roger pushed the wheelchair for him, and the three of them went to Victor’s ward together. Soon enough, they reached the elevator. Ding! The elevator finally stopped at the floor of the ward where Victor was. It turned out that the entire floor was a VIP ward, and there was only one patient at this time. Carson was sitting on the sofa in the hall, dealing with his work. When he heard that there were steps approaching, he furrowed his brows and eventually saw three people approaching like a family. If Victor had seen this scene, Carson knew that he would have been very jealous. “Little guy, it’s the first time I’ve seen you up here. What brings you here?” Carson asked Joey as he quickly set the document he was holding aside and raised his eyebrows. “Have you been beaten?” Joey asked, blinking his innocent eyes. “Me? Beaten? Why would you ask that? Do I look like someone who will be beaten easily? Ha! I’m the one who beats others, you know?” “Then where did those dark circles around your eyes come from?” “Dark circles?” Carson almost choked at Joey’s question. In a panic, he picked up his phone, opened its front camera, and looked at his face. He realized that Joey was right. He looked totally haggard, and his eye bags were so big that it seemed like someone punched him. But of course, this was only to be expected. He hadn’t have a good sleep for half a month. Carson was originally a handsome young man, but even he was susceptible to stress and fatigue.
“Ha-ha!” Joey couldn’t help but laugh after seeing the upset look on Carson’s face. Hearing Joey’s seemingly innocent laughter, Carson realized that he was fooled by this little guy again. Shaking his head, Carson stepped forward and pinched Joey’s face hard. “You, brat. How dare you tease your godfather? You have guts, huh?” Joey felt a sharp pain on his face and retorted, “Huh? Who said that you are my godfather? I don’t remember recognizing you as one.” “You have no opinion regarding that. Your father and I grew up together. We are best friends. He’s the one who picked me. So, that’s how I became your godfather.” Carson raised his eyebrows and crossed his arms in front of his chest. “Unfortunately for you, even if you don’t want it, that fact won’t change.”
Joey tried to pull Carson’s hand away using his uninjured hand and said, “Humph! If I don’t want to admit it, no one can make me!” Carson clicked his tongue as he withdrew his hand from Joey’s face. Then, he muttered in a slightly low voice, “I also didn’t expect that I would have a godson someday. But as I said, it’s a fact that you can’t change. So, you’d better change your attitude towards
Joey didn’t say anything more, but he stuck out his tongue at Carson. Out of the corner of his eye, Carson recognized Roger standing there. He then tried to regain his composure and commented, “I see that you’re not busy today, Mr. Jimenez.” “Well, I heard that Mr. Sullivan has woken up. So, I came here with Rachel and Joey to see him,” Roger explained. He didn’t plan to lose his composure just because of Carson’s sarcasm. “Oh, I see.” Then, Carson pointed at the room and said, “His ward is over there. He is resting inside. You can go and see him.”