MY UNKNOWN HUSBAND, VOLUME 2 - Season 4 Episode 90
While John was worrying about how to find Nina, there was a flood of news on the Internet.
News of Nina’s death had been at the top of every search.
“Nina Lu, Mr. Shi’s wife, drowned in the sea.”
The one who released the news was an unknown beauty blogger from Spring City.
In just moments, some mainstream media dug deeper and confirmed the tragic news.
As soon as he saw the headlines, John’s heart sank as it seemed like a cloud covered his gloomy exterior. Amy quickly said, “I’ll contact Richard immediately and remove it.”
Before she picked up the phone, John stopped her.
“What?” Confused, Amy hung up the phone and let the news spread far and wide.
John tapped his fingers gently on the table. He had been overwhelmed by all these recent events and he just needed a moment to organize his thoughts.
First, his wine was drugged at the engagement party. Then his father learned about Jessica’s divorce. Now, the news of Nina’s death went viral on the Internet.
It was all too much. They weren’t connected at all but they all had something to do with him.
“It’s not that simple.” John turned around and ordered Amy, “You stay in Spring City to investigate the whole thing.”
“Yes, Mr. Shi.” Amy was left in Spring City.
However, the news was causing an uproar back in Lexingport City. It seemed rare for the Shi family to have a moment’s rest these days. They had just seen the news of Nina’s death. With the media digging out the information that Nina’s residence had been canceled, they had no choice but to believe it.
The whole family went through the stress of Sam’s surgery and now with this news piling on, it left them lifeless. James had to call John to confirm this tragedy. All John told his was, “Don’t let your grandfather know.”
“So is Aunt Nina really…?” James couldn’t get out his final word. He chocked through the sobs as he felt a lump in his throat.
“Yes.” After hanging up the phone, John phoned Leon immediately.
Right now, Leon and Wynn were studying overseas, so it was late at night when he received the call. When he looked down at the strange number, he was completely perplexed.
“What is it? I’m sleeping.”
“Brother-in-law,” John said calmly, shocking Leon out of his bed.
“Stop! Stop!” Leon raised his voice. “Don’t call me that! Just call me Leon. And go straight to the point.”
All John cared about was making sure that Nina was safe, so he didn’t beat around the bush.
“My wife was taken by some people from C Island. I have no idea where or how she is.”
“What? Did my parents send someone to take her back? Oh, no! My mother must have picked up Nini herself.” Leon didn’t even want to say what misfortune would fall his sister’s way.
Leon knew how stubborn Nina was.
Their mother would force her to marry Vicente. Nina was never going to allow that and she would do anything to stop it.
“This is terrible. I’ve got to go. I’ll call you back after I get all the information.” After hanging up the phone, Leon went to do some digging about Nina.
Plagued with anxiety, John asked Richard to investigate as well. He needed to gather all pieces of news and piece a picture together.
It was going to take time to gather information.
John had been waiting for two days.
At noon, he finally received a call from Leon.
“Don’t worry. Nini arrived at C Island safely. She is trapped at home and can’t contact anyone. You need to go there as soon as possible,” Leon urged. “The sooner, the better.”
As soon as he heard that Nina was safe, the anxiety slipped off John’s body like a silk sheet and his mind was finally at ease.
However, what Leon said left John uneasy. He frowned and pursed his lips tightly.
“I will.” He had to let go of all his fear and go to Nina as soon as possible.
After staying locked up in his room for two days, John finally moved and sat in front of the mirror where Nina often sat. All her cosmetics and skin care products were still sprawled across the table.
Sometimes after she applied all her skin care products, she’d get so close to John that she essentially did his skin care as well.
Even when Nina put her lipstick on, John would kiss her and wipe it clean off. It was like he was addicted to it.
John smiled at the lipstick on the table, stood up and went to take a hot shower. He shaved off his scruffy stubble and finally got some sleep.
As he got up, all hints of tiredness vanished.
He stood up and went downstairs. He saw two figures, one big and one small, sleeping on the sofa in the living room. Chester’s head was on James’ calf and they shifted, feeling uncomfortable as John walked nearer.
“Mr. Shi?” When Helen came out of the kitchen, she happened to stumble upon John who was standing at the stairs and looking down. Her eyes started welling up. “Mr. Shi, You are finally leaving your room!”
“Mr. Shi, You are finally leaving your room!”
She hadn’t seen John for two whole days.
After Nina’s accident, John had been locking himself in the room. He refused to talk to anyone or even eat anything. He hadn’t eaten anything Helen had cooked.
Helen wiped her tears and said, “Mr. Shi, you must be hungry. I’ll go make something for you right away.”
“What’s wrong with those two?” John walked downstairs.
“They are worried about you. After they found out that you were isolating yourself, they came over to wait for you.” Looking over at them on the sofa, Helen felt a little sorry. She lowered her voice, not wanting to wake them.
She urged them to go sleep in the room but they refused. They were just so worried that there was something wrong with John that they were going to stay right there to see him as soon as possible.
“Mr. Shi, Henry and Adrian came. They left when they realized you weren’t coming out. Besides, Michelle also came. She…” Helen trailed off.
“What’s the matter?” John frowned.
“She came in and broke the vase. She cursed and asked you to give Mrs. Shi back to her.” Helen lowered her head.
Michelle was usually such a sweet and delicate girl, but she marched in and behaved so uncharacteristically ruthless.
She even managed to scare Nine away. Not even James or Chester even dared to get close to her.
Fortunately the sound didn’t reach John’s room. If he heard what she was talking about, Michelle probably would have a lot of trouble to deal with.
When someone was worried, there was no telling what they could do.
Helen thought John would be angry and punish Michelle, so she tried to defend her. “Michelle only said those things because she was worried about Mrs. Shi. I don’t think there’s any need to punish her for it.”
“It doesn’t matter.” John wasn’t going to hurt Michelle.
She was his wife’s best friend after all.
After lunch, John left North Yard while Chester and James were still sleeping soundly on the couch.
Instead of going to the company, John went straight to a counseling room.