Chapter 203 You All Are Unreliable
It was already past 8 p.m. when Andrew arrived in Slovance.
He went straight to the hospital by cab.
Upon entering the ward, he saw Jodie curling up on the bed, appearing pitiful.
Even though she slept with her eyes closed, her sleep was restless.
Her face was pale, and she murmured, “It wasn’t me. Seriously, it wasn’t me. Luca, don’t leave. I did do it. I didn’t… Luca! Aaron! Please don’t abandon me…”
Seeing that she was sobbing in her sleep, Andrew walked over and gently caressed her face, feeling heartbroken.
What exactly has happened to Jo that she even cries out her grievance in her dreams?
As if sensing someone touching her, Jodie suddenly woke up and screamed, “Ah!”
She opened her eyes and saw the tired–looking Andrew, who had rushed here to check on her.
Tears streamed down her cheeks as she asked, “Andrew, is it you?”
Upon hearing that, Andrew quickly took out a handkerchief and wiped away her tears. “It’s me. I’m here.”
Jodie propped herself up with her uninjured hand before throwing herself into Andrew’s arms, crying, “Andrew, you finally came. I’m in so much pain. I feel so uncomfortable and scared!”
While holding her in his arms, Andrew gently patted her back and comforted, “There, there, don’t be scared. I’m here now.”
Then, he cheered Jodie up and made her stop crying.
They chatted for a while, and Andrew asked, “Jo, do you want to eat something?”
“I’m not hungry. My appetite hasn’t been good these past two days,” Jodie replied and then asked, “Andrew, since you rushed over to visit me, you must have yet to have your dinner, right?
Andrew explained, “I ate something on the plane, and I’m not that hungry now either.”
Just then, a thought came across Jodie’s mind, and she said, “Luca and Aaron’s livestream
should be ending soon. How about you go over and have a late–night snack with them and then come back to keep me company?”
The reason Luca and Aaron didn’t visit her in the hospital was that they had some grudges from before.
Jodie believed she could make them forgive her by acting cutesy and crying.
However, she couldn’t do anything if she couldn’t see them in
Therefore, she had to ask Andrew to help and bring them over.
Andrew frowned. “Why should I look for them? I purposely came here to accompany you.” I
im in no mood to see those two heartless brothers right now.
With her eyes reddened in tears, Jodie leaned against him. “Luca and Aaron have misunderstood me. I want to explain to them, but they won’t give me a chance.”
Holding Andrew’s hand, she pleaded in a cutesy manner, “Andrew, please help me talk to them. Ask them not to be mad at me, okay? I will explain and apologize to them in We’re siblings, so I don’t want to have such a strained relationship with them.”
Andrew felt even more sorry for her when he saw her face carry a hint of wariness and inferiority. Luca and Aaron are Jo’s elder brothers, yet they are still not as sensible as her.
Powerless against Jodie’s request, he sighed and gave in. “Alright. I’ll talk to them. Explain everything clearly to them when I bring them here to visit you later. I’m sure they won’t blame you. Besides, it’s not your fault this time. It’s just that they and Simone are too heartless.”
“I am to be blamed as well. Andrew, since they took their anger out on me because of Simone, don’t mention Simone’s name anymore when you look for them. I don’t want anything unpleasant to happen between us again because of Simone,” Jodie added despite agreeing with what Andrew said, for she didn’t want him to dig into the past events.
Andrew ruffled her hair. “You really are too kind. Alright. I’ll do as you say.”
After comforting Jodie, he took a cab to the hotel where Luca and Aaron were staying.
Because their team performed poorly today, the livestream ended as soon as they finished dinner and returned to the hotel.
Meanwhile, the other two teams went to play games at an internet cafe. But since Simone actually called Tina to tag along, Tina promptly left the three of them behind and joined her.
This made Luca, Aaron, and Leon particularly unhappy.
At this moment, Luca was watching TV in Aaron’s room.
Suddenly, Aaron’s phone rang.
Upon seeing the caller ID, Aaron said, “There’s a high chance that Andrew is here.”
Luca twitched his mouth. “No doubt. He’s pretty fast.”
There’s indeed no despair if there’s no comparison.
I had asked Andrew to bring something to the hospital for me when I was injured and hospitalized previously.
Yet, he took his sweet time and only came the next day, not to mention we live in the same city!
Now, we’re two countries apart. I can’t believe he would fly to Slovance as soon as he heard Jodie is injured.
It seems that in Andrew’s heart, I’m not as important as Jodie.
Oh, how heartbreaking! Such a f*cking toxic brother he is!
While Luca was complaining inwardly, Aaron answered the call.
“Hey, Andrew, you’re in Slovance?”
Andrew, currently in the hotel lobby, replied, “I’ve already arrived at the hotel where you guys are staying. Tell me, which room are you in?” Aaron and Luca were stunned. What’s Andrew doing here in the hotel?
“Aren’t you supposed to take care of Jo? Why are you here?” Aaron asked before reporting his room number.
Andrew pressed the elevator button. “I have gone to the hospital. Jo asked me to come and find you guys.
Wait for me upstairs.
Then, he hung up the phone.
Aaron looked at Luca. “Don’t tell me he’s here to ask us to go to the hospital with him.” With that, Luca said, “It’s definitely it. But I don’t want to go. In fact, I don’t want to see Jo before we return to Corynthea.”
After giving it a thought, Aaron suggested, “Let’s not go then.”
Soon, there was a knock on the door.
Aaron got up to open the door.
Andrew entered, sat down, and scanned disdainfully at the room. “You guys stay in such a sh*tty hotel.”
Upon hearing that, Aaron shrugged his shoulders. “We’re too broke to afford a nice one.”
Andrew sympathetically looked at the two of them. “You guys sure know how to find trouble. for yourselves.”
Immediately afterward, he asked with a hint of gloat. “How about I spend money to help you. change hotels?” By then, I can move them closer to the hospital so that they can take turns staying overnight in the ward with me.
Aaron and Luca immediately refused when they saw his expression. “No need. We’re working. It would be cheating if you spend money to change hotels for us.”
Frankly speaking, they had no intention of staying with Andrew.
Moreover, the way he looked down on them and took pleasure in their misfortune upset them greatly.
Andrew curled his l*ps. “You guys take things too seriously.”
Then, he got down to business. “Say, what’s wrong with you two? How could you leave Jo alone in the hospital? Did you know she was curled up in a pitiful state when I visited her just now? She even had nightmares and kept crying, ‘It wasn’t me. Luca! Aaron! Please don’t abandon me.’ You guys truly have crossed the line.”
However, neither Luca nor Aaron believed him.
After all, there was no such a mere coincidence as Jodie started having nightmares and cried those words out the moment Andrew visited her in the hospital.
Even so, they couldn’t explain it to Andrew. They knew he undoubtedly wouldn’t listen.
Hence, they could only say perfunctorily, “Yes, yes. We have gone too far. So, Jo will be under your care from now on.”
Andrew was speechless. “You all do acknowledge that you went too far, huh! In that case, why are you still not taking care of Jo?”
“We’re working and livestreaming. How do we have the time or opportunity to go to the hospital?” Aaron stated.
Then, he held his stomach and added, “What’s more, my stomach hurts. Even I myself need someone to take care of me. Going to the hospital will only cause more trouble.”
Luca also pointed to his throat and said in a hoarse voice, “Me too. I’m still sick.”
Their reasons left Andrew speechless. None of you can be relied upon.
Glaring at Luca, he said, “Previously, you agreed to join this live variety show for the sake of taking care of Jo. But look at how you’ve been taking care of her! Not only did you let her suffer such a serious injury, but you also played a part in bullying her.”