“Mr. Anthony Lim is my right-hand man and he has been with me for eight years. Do you think I will believe your nonsense? Why the hell will he do that to me?” John looked into Andrea’s eyes; they were filled with anger and disappointment. He then lowered his head, feeling disappointed.
“It just-“John stopped. He knows she will not listen to his explanation.
“I don’t know what rumors you heard in the cafeteria that made you have any other thoughts. One thing you have to remember is that the marriage between us is just an act. Remember your place and don’t cross the border. Don’t interfere with my private issues. Do you understand?” Andrea’s tone is now a little harsh. John looked into Andrea’s anger-filled eyes and took a deep breath before saying, “I understand.”
“You can leave now. Do not disturb me with your nonsense again!” Andrea said coldly.
John walked out of the office without saying a word. He then entered the elevator and pressed down. Just as the door of the elevator was about to close, He heard Andrea talking to her receptionist, “That person broke into the CEO’s office without an appointment. According to the regulations of the company, he will be fined 1,000 pesos, which will be deducted from his salary this month. Tell the Human resource office about this.”
“Yes, Ma’am I will.” the receptionist replied respectfully. The door of the elevator slammed shut, as a heavy knock of a hammer fell on John’s heart. A bitter smile formed at the corner of his mouth.
He shake his head, John then said softly in a voice that only he could hear, “Yes! We are a couple only by contract. Everyone is just acting according to your needs. I’m the one that’s being stupid.”
When John returned to the medical room, Lesly was already there. She saw his disappointed expression, she couldn’t help but ask him. “John, what’s wrong? You look mad. Is something happening?
John smiled at her and said softly, “I’m fine.”
“You can tell me anything. We are friends now.” Lesly said then their work continues.
After getting familiar with his new job, John eventually started his work officially. The company’s medical room is mainly to treat some common illnesses such as headaches and fevers, for the staff of the company. The common method is basically to prescribe medicines according to the symptoms of the disease. Illnesses that are more severe will not be treated in the medical room.
Now that John is here, the situation has been a little different. Relying on the experience from years of learning from the Province, John had so many skills in the medical field using traditional methods.
For some ordinary symptoms, John can cure the patients simply through acupuncture or massage without any prescription, and the result was great. Illnesses that were usually complicated and couldn’t be cured in the medical room can now be cured by him easily.
Therefore, news spread among the staff that there was a “Magic Doctor” in the medical room of Cristobal Cosmetics Enterprises Holdings Inc. It was already four o’clock in the afternoon when the medical room which was usually empty had more than 50 employees waiting inside. This had caused Lesly to work non-stop.
After sending off the last staff member with a headache, John and Lesly were about to take a break but a tall figure appeared at the door. Lesly immediately went over to greet him. “Please come in. May I know where you feel uncomfortable?” Before she could finish her words, she was shocked by who she saw, she then asked with surprise, “Secretary Lim, Why are you here? Are you okay? I mean are you sick?”
John also looked up and saw a tall figure in a formal suit and leather shoes at the door of the medical room. It was none other than Anthony, John frowned slightly.
After all, Lesly had told him that the executives of the company would normally not come to the medical room as they were not satisfied with the ability of the staff in the medical room. The executives are all greatly concerned about their health. If they feel any discomfort, they would go to the hospital in the city for a check-up instead of visiting the medical room in the company for treatment.
Now, Anthony, who had never been to the medical room, suddenly showed up. This was surprising to both John and Lesly.
“Is there anything we can help you Mr. Lim?” John asked. He still smells the fragrant from him that he used to smell to Andrea the night they spent at the motel.
“Yeah, I think there is something wrong with my knees.”
“Your knees? Does it hurt?” John looked at Anthony’s knees and pointed at the seat in front of him. “Please sit down, I’ll have a look.”
“I don’t feel like sitting down.” Anthony looked at John.
John was startled and felt a little annoyed but remained calm, “Is your knees really hurt? You can sit to relax so I can diagnose and treat you.”
“Yes, it is but I do not want to sit. You may kneel down and have a look to diagnose.” The corners of Donald’s lips went up and mocked John. John immediately turned stone cold. He looked at Anthony and coldly said, “What did you say?”
“I say, you may kneel down and have a look, what are you waiting for? Kneel down now so you can diagnose it.” Anthony said coldly.
John put down the stethoscope in his hand, looked at Anthony, and pointed at the door, “If you are not seeking treatment, please leave.”
“You’re asking me to leave? Is this how you do your work?” Anthony glared at John while questioning him. John remained silent but still locked his cold stare on him. The tension in the medical room rose unexpectedly high.
Lesly panicked. She never expected Anthony to have a fight with John. One is the secretary of the company’s top management, and the other one is a newcomer. How could there be any grievance between them?
“Mr. Lim, Dr. John are new here. If you don’t mind, let me have a look at your knees!” Lesly said to save the situation. She then went over and was ready to bend down to diagnose him. But Anthony kicked her away and coldly said, “I’ve said, I want him to come over. Don’t you understand?”
Anthony snorted and directed his gaze to Anthony once again. “I want you to kneel down and see what’s wrong with my knees.” John looked at Lesly, who was sitting on the ground with tears in her eyes and then looked at Anthony, who was standing arrogantly in front of him.
There was a hint of anger in his eyes, “What do you want?”
“What do I want?” Anthony gritted his teeth and whispered to Anthony, “I want you to know the consequences of offending and making a report against me.”
Hearing this, John’s heart trembled and he thought of what he had told Andrea earlier this afternoon. A great sense of disappointment surged in Fade’s heart. Did Andrea tell Anthony about this?
“Kneel down!” Anthony shouted at John’s face.
“No way! I will never kneel down to someone like you!” John said.