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   Chapter 487 A Lie To Protect Autumn

The Substitute Bride By Mi Lu Characters: 8347

Updated: 2019-01-29 00:11

Anthony offered his condolences to Arthur, Amy and Charles. "I heard what happened to Emily," the doctor said. His wrinkled forehead signaled worry. He paused before facing the three. "I think it's best that Autumn does not know about this," he said. Anthony waited for a reaction before continuing,"Any more emotional blows will not be good for her."

"I understand," Charles nodded in agreement. Although he was concerned about the unborn babies, Charles was more worried about his wife's health.

'Emily's funeral is set in three days. Autumn should be there to see her off, but…' Charles hesitated.

Amy with her reddened eyes suggested,"We'll take care of Emily's burial. But Autumn shouldn't be there." With a sigh, she stressed,"Too bad for Emily."

Arthur looked at his wife and gently told her,"Emily will understand."

As he grieved silently, Arthur thought, 'I'm sorry, Emily. Please understand why Autumn can't be there to see you off. Don't blame her, okay?'

They three all agreed to keep Emily's death from Autumn. Charles knew Autumn would be very upset and blame him once she found out, but he already made up his mind that she couldn't be there.

"Now we need to make up a story." Anthony's voice snapped Arthur back to the present. "For sure Autumn will be inquiring about Emily's condition," he said. He was quiet for a moment, thinking. Finally, he suggested,"What if we tell Autumn Emily needs treatment abroad? And explain to her that it is so sudden that we aren't able to inform her of the plans immediately."

"That's it. I don't think we have another option." Arthur nodded, his heart heavy.

Anthony went ahead into the ward to first check on his patient. He ordered her to get some rest and Autumn reluctantly agreed.

"If you need anything, don't hesitate to call me, okay?" the doctor offered. He did his best to mask the worry he felt before leaving Autumn. Anthony nodded at the three who were waiting outside the ward and gestured for them to come in. Charles entered first and approached Autumn's bed.

"There you are!" Autumn exclaimed. Her eyes lit up as she saw her husband. She tried to sit up, with great effort, but finally gave up. Charles quickly came to her side and helped her lie down again. With a look of concern, he reminded Autumn,"And what did the doctor tell you?" Holding his wife's hands, he said,"He told you to stay in bed and get some rest, right? So, stop trying to get up."

Autumn was quick to reassure her husband,"

leave, their faces took on a grave look. They walked out, their thoughts preoccupied.

That night, Autumn slept well. Charles, however, found it hard to sleep as he kept thinking of Emily. He stepped out of the ward quietly and walked to the other end of the hallway. He lit a cigarette, stuck it in the corner of his lips, inhaled and then blew out a stream of smoke. It was late, but he stood in the corridor alone, puffing away his worries.

Anthony was not feeling well. With Autumn confined at the hospital, he stayed for the night shift to be able to monitor her condition constantly.

After finishing his rounds, he headed straight to Autumn's ward. Before reaching the room, he saw Charles at the end of the hallway smoking. He approached him.

When Charles noticed Anthony heading his way, he snuffed out the cigarette and asked the doctor,"Are you still on duty?"

Anthony nodded. "Is she sleeping?" Charles replied,"Yes, soundly in fact."

"That's good. She needs to rest," Anthony said, while rubbing his face. Charles looked at Autumn's doctor. "Thank you for what you've done."

He smiled gratefully at Anthony. 'He not only kept my babies safe, more importantly, he also came up with a good story to cover up Emily's absence, ' Charles thought. He realized keeping the truth about Emily was the only way to protect Autumn and ensure that she stayed healthy during the pregnancy.

"Do we really need to be so formal with each other?" Anthony gave Charles a polite smile. When Anthony remembered Emily's death, his brows furrowed. He asked Charles,"What are you going to do with Emily's passing away?" Charles bowed his head in sorrow.

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