Chapter 151 I Am Sorry
In any case, Dominic’s plan did not sit well with me. I was still in favor of going to the hospital, where Shannon would have a better chance of getting the treatment she needed. With all their fancy equipment and medical personnel, surely someone would be able to help her?
Alas, Dominic just had to dash whatever little hope I had left. “Knowing what Quinn is like, I’m sure the medicine he used would baffle even the best doctors. Other than finding Shannon a man to satisfy her urges, there’s no other way.”
Upon hearing that, I felt even more conflicted than before. What am I supposed to do? If Shannon finds out that I got a man to sleep with her, she’ll kill me!
As if right on cue, Shannon started pawing and rubbing against me—a clear sign that her condition was worsening with every passing second.
I hastily flung her wandering hands away and patted her face. “Shannon, stay awake! Do you know who I am?”
Shannon stared blankly at me for a long while before mumbling, “Liliana? Liliana, I feel so hot all over. Quinn is…”
As her voice trailed off, I pulled her into a tight embrace and comforted her, “It’s okay, it’s okay. Quinn isn’t here. We’ve chased him away.”
However, Shannon ignored me and continued to squirm in my arms while complaining about how hot she felt.
“Shannon, you’ve been drugged,” I said. “What do you want me to do? Must I really get a man for you?”
I wasn’t sure if she could even register what I had said, but given how odd the “cure” was, it would only be right to ask for her permission.
“I feel so terrible… Liliana, help me. Please help me…”
“I want to help you, too, but the only solution is to get you a man,” I replied begrudgingly. “Shannon, are you sure about that?”
Even though Shannon merely grunted in response, it was good enough of an acknowledgment for me.
Okay, but what now? Where am I going to find a man for her? I can’t rope in any Tom, D**k, or Harry, can I?
Just then, I had a light-bulb moment as my eyes wandered over to Calvin. “Umm… Calvin, would you consider…”
In my eyes, Calvin was the perfect candidate. If I had to find Shannon a man, it would at least have to be someone trustworthy like him.
Moreover, Calvin had the looks and the brains. If the interaction led to them developing feelings for each other, wouldn’t that be a happier ending?
Unfortunately, my suggestion came more as a shock to Calvin as he accidentally swerved the car.
That immediately earned me a glare from Dominic. “Leave my assistant alone!”
“But why can’t I ask Calvin?” I retorted. “At least with him, I feel more at ease. Who else am I supposed to ask, if not him? You?”
“You can try,” Dominic said through gritted teeth.
Annoyed, I held my tongue.
Fine. It’s not like I was seriously going to ask Dominic to step up to the task. I was too frustrated to think straight. But now, I’m completely out of ideas. Who else can I ask?
Just then, Calvin stopped the car in front of an apartment building, much to my surprise.
It was a building I had never been to before, which made me all the more curious as to why we were there.
Dominic quickly ordered Calvin to carry Shannon out of the car while pulling me along with him.
“Where are we? Aren’t we supposed to be helping Shannon?”
“Why else would we be here if not for helping her? Can’t you see she’s almost at the tipping point? We can’t drag this on anymore.”
I knew Dominic was right as I turned to look at Shannon. If she didn’t get the help she needed soon, consequences would undoubtedly be dire.
It was also a good thing that Calvin was around to offer assistance because I was sure I would not be able to hold Shannon up in her current state.
As soon as we entered the elevator, my curiosity got the better of me. “So, who lives here? Can he be trusted? And what if he declines to help? I mean, no matter how you see it, this is a weird request.”
Dominic’s reply left me reeling with disbelief. Did I hear it right? Benjamin lives here? Does that mean Dominic intends to ask him for help?
I had to admit that Benjamin was a good option. But will he readily agree to something so odd?
Once the elevator reached the twenty-third floor, Dominic made a beeline for a particular unit and rang the doorbell.
In just a few seconds, Benjamin answered the door.
“Woah, this is a surprise!” he exclaimed when he saw us. “You wouldn’t be here for no reason, though. What’s going on?”
Ha, clever guy. He hit the nail on the head.
To say I was embarrassed would be an understatement, but somehow, Dominic remained unfazed.
“We need your help.”
“Oh,” Benjamin replied, stepping aside to make way for us. “Come in then.”
“No need for that,” Dominic muttered as he shot a knowing look at Calvin.
Before Benjamin could react, Shannon was already clinging onto him and touching him all over.
“Ahh… It’s hot. Feels so good, mmm.”
It was getting increasingly hard to watch and I was about to step in to help when Dominic pulled me away.
Benjamin froze in his tracks, staring wide-eyed at us.
“T-This… What’s the meaning of this?”
I, too, was at a loss for words, but thankfully, Dominic had no such problem.
He calmly pushed Shannon and Benjamin into the apartment and said, “She’s all yours tonight. You can get Yvonne to check on her after.”
With that, he slammed the door shut and led me back to the elevator with Calvin in tow.
Even as we made our way down the building, I couldn’t shake off my worries. “Should we be doing this? It doesn’t seem fair to either of them. What if Shannon blames me for this?”
“She’ll only be thankful that you saved her,” Dominic replied coolly.
That might be the case, but morally speaking, I still didn’t think it was right. “What about Benjamin? He-”
“He should be thanking his lucky stars. What’s there for him to complain about?”
Dominic made everything sound so easy, yet it did nothing to quell the headache that had crept up on me.
Just as we were about to reach the first floor, Dominic’s phone rang. To my surprise, not only did he not answer it, but he also turned his phone off.
Then, he turned toward me and said, “Turn yours off too.”
Alas, in my moment of hesitation, my phone started ringing, too. To make matters worse, the caller was none other than Benjamin.
That made me even more sure that Benjamin was the one who called Dominic earlier, Unlike Dominic, I just could not bring myself to shrug it off.
That was all I managed to say when Benjamin angrily interrupted, “Liliana, what are you and Dominic trying to do? Is this a joke? Get back here right now and take her away!”
As I pondered my reply, I could hear him getting increasingly desperate. “Shannon Harper, stop touching me! Get your hands off me! Shannon!”
I closed my eyes and mustered up the most apologetic tone I could. “I’m sorry!”
Argh! If Shannon blames me for this, I don’t think she’ll ever forgive me!
The guilt weighed on me so much that it kept me up all night. Even when morning came around, I still could not decide if I should call to check on things.