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   Chapter 414 The Evil Thoughts

The Substitute Bride By Mi Lu Characters: 10245

Updated: 2019-01-11 00:21

"I am not going to call to account here today, " said Leila with her face drawn into a frown. After pausing for a moment, she continued, "Actually, I am here to inquire about a person and I hope with all my heart that you could help me."

Upon hearing this, Burke frowned. He stared at Leila for a few seconds before asking abruptly, "Is this why you called me here today?" He was very clearly stunned by her straight forward nature.

Shocked by his reaction, Leila reached out to the freshly baked marbled meat and dipped in generously barbecue sauce and wrapped it in a crunchy lettuce. She then pushed it against his lips with a smile almost seductively and said, "No, you misunderstood me. I just had this sudden urge to dine with you today. After all, we were classmates in high school and have known each other for a long time. For me, you are not just a friend but are like one of my family members. We all work in this city away from home. And you are the only one I can trust."

Right after saying this, Leila sighed and continued, "I know the hospital rules and regulations that bound you. But..." She paused strategically and finally said, "I always felt like I was different from others for you, and almost special I would like to believe."

He stared at Leila who seemed both upset and yet disappointed. Burke was unable to bear her looking like this, after all she was right. She had always been special to him. He hesitated for a quite a long while, but finally replied, "Leila, now that you are well aware about the regulations of the hospital, then you must know that we can't disclose any information about patients as it violates their privacy. If it ever comes to light someday, I will be held criminally responsible and risk losing my medical license. With such a big risk looming over my head I am really sorry. I can't do anything to lead there."

Leila was now getting agitated after realizing that she came all the way to meet him in person but only to be rejected. She never thought that Burke would decline her request. As she grew impatient to leave, Leila forced herself to calm down. If it weren't for Autumn, how could she come to him?

After cooling down, Leila smiled to hide her anger and disappointment.

"I understand. I know the patients' privacy should not be compromised with. But I really care about her and I am growing increasingly scared and anxious by the minute." Leila smiled subtly pretending to hide her concern and continued, "You also know that it was Autumn who introduced me to Shining Company and helped me get a job. I heard from Mr. Lu that she is sick. I also asked Mr. Lu about her health condition, but he didn't find it important to tell me. I just want to know what happened. Perhaps I could help her in someway. After all I do owe her a great deal."

"Do you want to know about Autumn Zhao?" Burke asked with a smirk.

"Yes, I do." Leila nodded slightly almost like she was really worried. "Autumn is my benefactor. Now she is sick and I am really worried about her. I just want to know about h

risk. This sounds great!' Leila thought to herself.

Her mind was brimming with evil thoughts.

Just thinking about this opportunity, Leila burst into a sneer. 'What could happen if she gets irritated?' Leila wondered with a wide smile.

"Leila?" Just then Burke's voice suddenly broke her out of vivid imagination and startled Leila. After spotting Charles leaving with Autumn, Leila chuckled to herself. But she didn't expect to be caught off guard by Burke. She patted her chest to calm it down and complained, "Burke, you scared me to death! Why are you sneaking around like this?"

"Hey, I also have a question for you. What are you doing here?" Confused and puzzled, Burke looked at Leila and felt weird about her unannounced presence.

"I... I came here for you." Leila found an excuse almost immediately.

"But my office is on the other side of the building. You knew that. So what are you doing here in this part of the wing?" Burke said as he pointed in the opposite direction to show his cabin.

Leila felt awkward as she heard this and said, "I honestly forgot and was lost when you ran into me."

Luckily, Burke did not ask about again but said, "That aside, why did you come to meet me today?"

"I..." Leila hesitated as she was unable to explain her situation. A few seconds later Burke suddenly changed the topic himself and said, "Well, you asked to learn something about Autumn yesterday right? She was here just a moment ago."

"Is that so?" Leila decided to dissimulate and asked, "Where is she now?"

"She left the premise just about now." Burke went on with his eye brow furrowed. "So I have inquired for you. It turns out that she was drugged by someone deliberately over the past few months. She also ingested this drug which caused some mental disorder. It is said that she couldn't be jarred. However, she is pregnant now. Her husband and her family members all suggested her not to keep this baby, but Autumn insisted on giving birth to this baby. It is quite a risk to her health and the baby."

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