The atmosphere in the room suddenly became tense.
“Fabian?” Finnick arched his brows at the sight of him. “What are you doing here?”
Fabian was not as skilled as Finnick in concealing his feelings. When he saw Finnick, he flinched and replied, “A thug tried to attack me at the magazine company. Vivian was hurt because she tried to protect me. So I sent her here.”
Vivian’s heart sank.
Is he doing it on purpose? Why did he have to detail everything out? Isn’t he afraid of Finnick misunderstanding things?
Vivian cast a nervous glance at Finnick as she tried to observe his reaction. However, Finnick’s deep-set gaze did not give anything away. Her attempt to read him was in vain.
Tried to protect me…
Finnick’s breathing became rapid as he replayed Fabian’s words in his head.
Fabian seemed like he was showing off. Usually, Finnick paid no heed to such provocation. However, even Finnick had to admit that Fabian’s words had hit the bull’s eye.
The wound on Vivian’s arms seemed especially jarring at this moment. He took in a few deep breaths to suppress his anger.
“Is it?” When he spoke again, his tone was already calm and composed. “Vivian is your aunt after all. It’s only normal that she saved you.”
Fabian paled at Finnick’s remark.
“However,” Finnick parted his lips to speak again, glancing at Vivian who was all jittery. “I hope that she would not be so rash again in the future.”
Vivian fidgeted under his scrutinizing gaze. She did not contemplate the meaning behind his words and nodded right away.
Fabian’s face sank further.
“Okay.” Finnick broke the silence stretching between the three of them. “Fabian, thank you for sending Vivian to the hospital. I will ask Noah to settle the bills with you.”
Fabian gritted his teeth. “Uncle Finnick, there’s no need to pay me back.”
“This won’t do. Our Vivian here does not like to feel indebted to outsiders.”
Fabian felt the monster in him bellowing at Finnick’s words.
However, he held himself in because of Vivian. She’s still looking very weak.
On the other hand, Vivian was visibly relaxed after hearing Finnick.
Actually, she had been in a dilemma just now when Fabian went to settle the hospital bill. Fabian was the last person that she would want to be indebted to.
She would much rather for Finnick to help her settle the hospital bill. After all, she was already indebted to Finnick.
“Very well.” Fabian took in a deep breath. “Then I shall not disturb Uncle Finnick and Aunt Vivian further.”
Finnick was pleased with Fabian’s sense. He nodded and saw Fabian off.
Vivian breathed a sigh of relief after Fabian left.
However, Finnick turned around to face her in no time with a cold, hard face. He said in a low voice, “Vivian William, do you think you owe me an explanation?”
Vivian felt goosebumps on her back.
“I… My arm hurts…” Vivian just did not have the courage to face him so she resorted to such a terrible excuse. She complemented her acting with a pitiful face.
Initially, Vivian thought Finnick would see right through her. However, he furrowed his brows and wheeled closer to her. He reached out to lightly touch the bandage around her arms and asked softly, “Does your wound hurt? Is it infected? Do you want me to call the doctor to have a look?”
Finnick’s voice was still calm and composed. However, he was obviously concerned.
Vivian did not expect him to take her so seriously and was contrite over her acting. She chuckled nervously. “Actually, I’m fine… It’s hurting a little. I guess this is quite normal.”
Finnick lifted his head. The two of them were in close proximity when Finnick was inspecting her wound. Vivian could even see her flustered face reflected in his deep-set gaze.