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   Chapter 20 Blood type

Fateful Destiny By Elria Cortez Characters: 9035

Updated: 2018-10-19 18:40


"Hiro, how come I don't see other customers?" her curiosity got the better of her and she finally asked, while they were dining.

"This restaurant is run by that couple, Ivy. The husband is the chef and the wife is the cashier and usherette. This restaurant only accepts a maximum of 5 customers per night."

Ivy almost choked on her food.

"Five? How could they earn with such a few customers?" she could not believe her ears. Why have a restaurant that only caters to a very few customers exist? Doesn't look like a restaurant, right?

Hiro continued eating, then as he dabbed a tissue on his mouth, he gave her an amused look.

"They only have 5 rooms in here, so if those 5 customers would like to eat by themselves then they can do so. And believe me, this restaurant makes more than you think they could."

She nodded, not quite believing what he just said, and continued eating. The food was really delicious, and as expected, it has superb presentation. Even the cutlery that were used were so elegant that Ivy could not help but take pictures of them.

The room itself was cozy and elegant, and very private. It can be a suitable place for meditation.

On the other room of the same restaurant, 2 people were also dining together, each have their own agenda. Yano was on the other room, as well, by himself.

They spent an hour in there, and Ivy was so full that she was massaging her abdomen as Hiro helped her stood up. As they went to pay for the food, Ivy was about to take out her wallet when the lady handed them a piece of paper that looks like a receipt. Hiro took it and guided her out.

"Hey Hiro, wait." She said, pulling her hand from him.

"It's alright Ivy, it's on me." He stated simply. There is no way he could let her pay for his food right? He is the man, after all.

"I was supposed to pay for our food tonight." She said, her hands placed firmly on her hips. "Give me the bill, I will reimburse you."

At her outstretched hand and firm expression, he had no choice but to give her the bill. As she looked at it, she blinked several times, thinking that the position of the period was misplaced.

How come that their dinner for one night exceeded her one-month salary on her part time job? Her hands gradually fell to her side.

Hiro was suppressing his laughter at Ivy's expression. How lovely she could get, he pondered.

At his amused expression, Ivy felt so embarrassed. How dare he take her to this exorbitantly-priced restaurant! He must be trying to bully me again. Well, I won't give up that easily.

She looked at him with a sullen face, "I will keep this receipt, and I will reimburse you when my earnings is enough."

His admiration for her was such that he embraced her tightly. Ah, how will he ever get bored with her?

Ivy did not resist, she leaned on his chest.

"You don't have to Ivy. You are my wife, it is my duty to pay for your food." He murmured on her hair.

She looked up at him, sad expression on her eyes, "Hiro, please allow me. I told you I will treat you on a date, but you ended up paying. I also have pride, you know."

He understood her. Of course, he thought.

"Ok, let's just go home for now and we'll talk about that later, "

They went back home after that.

Hiro made love to Ivy and she responded to him as actively as she always did. Afterwards, Hiro could not fall asleep again. He feels guilty, as he have not told her about the result of his fertility diagnosis.

What would she say if she found out that I cannot give her another child anymore? Will she leave me?

His muscles stiffened at the thought.

A month passed, and on the nursery school, Shin met an accident. He fell head first on the ground from the tree as he was playing.

As Hiro, Ivy, Yukio and Mita waited for the doctor, Kaname, Yousuke and Yano also arrived. Then, one of the doctors went out of the operating room, and talked with Hiro. Shin needs a blood transfusion. Hiro went to be tested first, as he was the father.

Their blood did not match.

Hiro was dumbfounded, as much as everybody was. Then it was Ivy's turn to offer her blood to her son. After a few minutes, it was the same result. Her blood does not match either.

Everybody was in confusion. As Yukio and Mita were old people and have some medical conditions, they were not fit as possible donors. Nevertheless, both Yukio and Mita have the same blood type with Hiro so they won't be possible to donate as well. None of the three men also were a

ble to donate, as Yousuke has just taken an alcohol when Kaname fetch him, and the other two were not Shin's match either.

As time was of the essence, the doctor asked them to sign a waiver about using an anonymous donor's blood. Ivy signed the paper, and had to force Hiro to do so, too.

That incident made Hiro's doubt resurface. When the blood transfusion was finished and Shin's condition was stable, Hiro talked with a doctor in private.

Ivy did not leave her son's side, until he woke up after about 4 hours. It was around 1:00AM, Hiro went out for a while. When he came back, Shin was already awake, and the child looked at him apologetically. In his young mind and heart, Shin always felt that Hiro is a bit distant from him, so he tried his best not to make any trouble for his father. He was silently doing his best so that Hiro would acknowledge him someday. So now he feels sad about having the incident, as there is no one to blame but him.

Hiro was not the cruelest man, when he saw the expression on Shin's face, his own soften a little. Ivy wipe her eyes, as she was able to fall asleep while sitting beside her baby.

They spent another day in the hospital until the doctor allowed Shin to go home. Ivy called the company and asked for a 2-week leave so she can personally take care of Shin. Hiro drove them home that night. As Ivy insisted on sleeping in Shin's room, Hiro had the bed by himself. It took him a lot of time before he finally fell asleep.

A week passed, Shin is now perfectly ok. He wanted to go back to the nursery school, but unfortunately it already closed down. As Ivy took him there, she realized that the place has been taken down, and from the signboard, a new structure would be built there soon. They had no choice but to go back home, she was thinking of asking Hiro later about a change of nursery school for Shin.

Unknown to her, Hiro had the place bought and closed down. He was so angry that the incident made Ivy so worried, and what happened to Shin made her lose her mood to go to bed with him. He felt so lonely for a few nights, and he had to do something to lessen his anger about it.

Another week has passed, and as Hiro was thoroughly reviewing the documents presented earlier in their meeting, an envelope was delivered to him personally by the mail service. Yano was behind the man who delivered the envelope. Hiro accepted it upon seeing the name of the company written on the envelope. He motioned for Yano to go out as soon as the delivery man went out.

He went back to his chair and opened the envelope. His hand shook for a moment, and he read the result again.

Probability of paternity: 0%

Conclusion: 'The alleged father is excluded as the biological father of the child…'

The result was crumpled in his hand. He put both of his hands on his head, then suddenly threw everything on his desk. He looked at the mess in his front, his eyes were murderous. He stood up, and trashed everything in his office.

In their house, Ivy was brushing her hair when she heard some sound in the living room. She smiled when she went down the stairs and saw Yukio and Mita, her father was holding Shin on his arm.

"Father, Mother, " she greeted them respectfully.

She asked one of the staff to bring them some tea and snacks as she guided the two elders in the balcony. The weather is a bit cooler now, as it is almost autumn.

Yano was so surprised when he saw the mess in Hiro's room. Aside from the usual destroyed tv set and liquor bar, even the racks that contain so many books was destroyed. The sofa was also turned upside down near the wall. It looked like some strong men fought hard inside. He shook his head, wondering what made the boss so angry this time. When he received his call ordering him to clean the mess, he did not expect it to be like this. Hiro went out by himself, holding a piece of paper in one hand.

In the car, Hiro was like a madman. He kept on shouting in his car, honking wildly at some slower cars in front of him. He was almost blinded by tears of frustration and anger that his eyes were red.

How could you do this to me, Ivy!

As Yano was cleaning the mess, he saw the envelope that Hiro received earlier. It came from a DNA testing company. He had a vague idea about what is going on. He called Kaname and Yousuke. Nobody but them could calm his boss, especially now that the other side seems to be his wife. No wonder why he felt that Hiro was breathing fire like a dragon.

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