MY UNKNOWN HUSBAND, VOLUME 2 - Season 4 Episode 87
The others’ expressions turned sour. James wasn’t aware of what had happened last night, so he said excitedly, “Really? You proposed to Aunt Nina last night? Tell me. Did you bring Aunt Nina to tears?”
James glanced around the room but couldn’t find Nina.
“Why isn’t Aunt Nina here?” As soon as James asked, he felt a hushed chill smother the room. His mother glared at him hoping that he’d stop talking.
“Didn’t Uncle John tell Aunt Nina what had happened to Grandpa?” asked James, confused.
“No, I didn’t,” John said. “I didn’t… want her to worry.”
John wanted to say that he didn’t have the time to tell Nina, but he changed his mind.
The moment someone told John that his little girl had fallen into the sea, his heart desired nothing more than saving her. The shadow of the past was like a huge iron chain, tying him to the spot.
He tried his best to break free, but he couldn’t.
However, bad news came from Lexingport City. Richard dragged him into the helicopter, leaving only Amy looking for Nina.
John was completely dazed and with the past still haunting him, his judgment was clouded.
He knew that Nina was an incredible swimmer so she was going to be safe no matter what. And in the end, Amy was there anyway.
He felt relieved that Nina would be fine. But then, the fact that he had to divorce him made him frown again.
That word felt like knife piercing his soul. He shuddered just thinking about it.
“Thank God.” James took a deep breath. “Fortunately, my Dad called while I was on the phone with Aunt Nina, or I would have spilled the beans. Uncle John would have probably killed me. Right, honey?”
James really enjoyed calling Emma “honey” these days.
Since they got engaged, that was like her new name. Emma was quite used to it by now.
“Yeah. As long as Grandpa is healthy, everything will be fine.”
“Grandpa will be fine. He is waiting to see his great-grandson after all.” James looked at Emma’s flat belly with a cunning smile.
Emma pushed him and blushed.
Last night, before James and Emma could enjoy their first time, they received the bad news and rushed to the hospital.
“James, don’t talk nonsense! There are so many people here!” Emma pulled his wrist to stop him from talking nonsense.
Looking at them, Sam assumed it wouldn’t be long before he could hold his great-grandson.
John didn’t care about this frivolous chatter. He need to know what James had told Nina. “When did my wife call you?”
“I don’t remember the exact time but I cut the call fairly quickly. My dad called me before we could talk about much.”
With a frown, John continued, “When did your dad call you?”
James scratched his head and said, “You have to ask him.”
James was a little preoccupied then. He didn’t really care about checking the time.
Daniel said, “I didn’t inform James until I informed you.”
According to that, his little girl called James after he got on the helicopter. He realized that Nina probably couldn’t get in touch with him.
At least he knew that meant Nina was fine.
“Did she sound different when she called you?” John asked worriedly.
James waved his hand and said, “Well, nothing unusual. Aunt Nina only ever calls me when she wants to know something about you or she wants to talk to my wife. I’m fairly used to it so it’s not unusual.”
“What did she ask?” John couldn’t stand not knowing every single detail. It plagued him.
“She asked me if you were afraid of the rain.” James didn’t notice that John’s eyes turned sharp. He continued, “I told her that you were not afraid of rain.”
When Chester saw the disappointment in John’s eyes, he said, “No, Uncle John is afraid of rain. He told Aunt Nina that he is and she has promised to be with him whenever it rains.”
Chester had lived in North Yard for so long by now that he knew John and Nina more than James did.
James was stunned. “Did I say something wrong?”
“What do you think?” John said through gritted teeth.
James didn’t dare to say anything. He shut up and looked up at John pitifully, almost begging for mercy.
“Uncle John, I’m sorry.” He really could have never expected John to conjure up such a shameless statement.
In order to make up for his mistake, James urged, “Uncle John, go to Spring City and explain that all to Aunt Nina. She’ll probably think you are a liar if you don’t go and defend yourself. Uncle John, you’d better hurry up. Tell her that I made it up. Let me take all the blame.
Don’t worry. It’s my fault anyway. I’ll take care of Grandpa. We all will.”
Patting his chest, he pushed John out. Panic set in as John walked out the ward. As he reached the door, he froze. How could he face Nina now?
He couldn’t bear the thought of having to face her.
He didn’t have the courage to face her, nor tell her about the divorce. How was he going to explain it to her?
It was a great relief to know she was fine.
“Uncle John?” James looked over in confusion. “Why did you stop? Aren’t you going to find your wife?”
Aside from Sam, Emma and James, everyone else knew why John was so hesitant.
“Stay away from adults’ businesses,” Angela spat.
With his eyes wide open, James retorted, “Mom, you said that I was an adult after I got engaged. Why are you trying to scold me like I’m a child?”
“It’s none of your business.” Angela glared at him. “Just take care of yourself and Emma.”
“Okay.” James rolled his eyes at her, scoffing.
Looking at the harmonious family, Sam grinned and said to James, “Thank you, James. Ask the chef to make you nutritious food the next few days, okay?”
Sam had Panda Blood, and he knew if it ever came to a blood transfusion, only James would be able to donate to him. They were the only two people in the family with that blood type.
“Nutritious food?” James had no idea why his grandfather was so worried about what he was eating. “I don’t need it…”
Before he could let any more words out, his mother covered his mouth and nose from behind.
James was so shocked, he tried to yelp but could only make a humming sound. He looked at his wife for any form of help.
“Aunt, I’m pretty sure he can’t breathe,” said Emma anxiously.
“What?” Angela took a look at her son. Seeing that his face was as red as a tomato, she loosened her hand and said, “Sorry, I didn’t mean it.”
James took a deep breath and thought, ‘Is she really my mom?’
“Dad, don’t worry. James is a strong man. I will prepare something nutritious for him though,” Angela said. They were all afraid of the burden Sam would have to carry if he found out what really happened last night, so it was better to just hide it from him Sam was too old to have these types of regrets. Any little bit of pain would probably leave him distraught.
“Well, he should eat more nutritious food.” Sam smiled and looked much better in all honesty.
Now that he was in a good mood, he looked much better.
“By the way, Grandpa, I told Uncle Jason about your surgery. He is on his way. He will arrive this afternoon,” James mentioned casually.
Upon hearing that, Jessica face changed.
‘Jason is coming back?’