Yayoi threw the tissues into the trash can, then took out a few more and wrapped them around her
"Look, I have bandaged it.” She waved her hand.
Rosiley didn't know what to say.
Her face darkened when she saw the blood staining the tissue again. "Yayoi, listen to me and ask the
nurse to bind up your wound."
Rosiley's voice carried unarguable insistence.
Just as Yayoi was about to say something, there was a knock on the door, followed by a familiar voice.
"Rosiley, I'm here to see you. Can I come in?"
It was Maddox's voice.
"Yes." Rosiley replied while looking sideways at Yayoi. Yayoi looked down with an indifferent
expression. No one was able to see through her now.
Rosiley narrowed her eyes thoughtfully.
Maddox pushed open the door and walked in. On seeing the slender figure with her back facing him,
Maddox was astonished, but he quickly regained his composure. He then smiled and asked Rosiley,
"Rosiley, hasn't Sachin come?”
"He has just left.” Rosiley smiled slightly. "He has stayed with me all afternoon. He needs to attend a
dinner party tonight, and he may come later.’
Maddox nodded and walked over to sit down beside the bed. Looking calmly at Yayoi, who stood on
the other side of the bed while hanging her head, he smiled,
“Miss Song, why didn't you tell me you were coming? I can drive you here.”
Hearing his polite and distant address, Yayoi frowned, and felt upset.
"Mr. Shen, there's no need to trouble you," she responded with indifference.
Maddox raised his eyebrows, revealing a self-mocking smile.
Rosiley shifted her gaze from Maddox to Yayoi. She could feel a strange atmosphere between Maddox
and Yayoi, as if they quarreled.
Yayoi noticed Rosiley's inquiring gaze and panicked. Be afraid that Rosiley would find out something,
Yayoi stood up and left in a hurry. “I'm going to the nurse station.”
Maddox looked at Yayoi's receding figure, and a complicated expression appeared in his eyes.
Was she avoiding him? Ever since he entered, she hadn't even glanced at him. That she snubbed him
‘If she minds that I have a fiancée, I can ask Sachin to talk to my grandfather. Perhaps the engagement
will be called off:
When Maddox thought of this, he was shocked and realized a very serious problem....
He ... he actually wanted to cancel the engagement for Yayoi.
This ridiculous thought frightened him so much that he quickly shook his head. Then, he withdrew his
gaze, unexpectedly, meeting a mischievous gaze.
"Tell me, what happened between you and Yayoi?" Rosiley asked with a smile.
‘Holy shit! Why does Rosiley think that there is something wrong between Yayoi and me?’
Maddox was a little surprised privately, but he still replied calmly. "Yayoi and 1? Nothing happened.”
"Is that so?” Rosiley narrowed her eyes suspiciously. "When Yayoi peeled an apple, she cut her
"Is the wound serious?"
Before she could finish, he anxiously interrupted her.
Seeing his anxious and worried expression, Rosiley revealed a meaningful smile, while Maddox
awkwardly pursed his lips.
‘Rosiley is not easy to be fooled:
"l like Yayoi." Maddox did not conceal his feelings anymore.
"Lcan tell.” Rosiley raised her eyebrows. "But I'm curious. You don't seem to have much contact with
each other. Do you take a liking to her on your first meeting?"
Was it the case?
Maddox remembered the night he saw Yayoi at the police station. At that time, she looked so weak that
he felt pity for her.
Perhaps that was the weakness of every man. Seeing a weak woman, the man had an urge to protect
Maddox wasn't an exception.
But he just wanted to protect her. It had nothing to do with love.
He fell in love with Yayoi after that incident.
"Something that shouldn't have happened between her and me happened, he replied truthfully.
Rosiley did not expect such an answer, so she was shocked. After more than ten seconds, she finally
understood. "You ... you actually..."
She took a deep breath and calmly asked, "When did it happen?"
"She was framed and taken into the police station at that time.”
Rosiley remembered that she had fallen asleep that day. It was Sachin who answered the phone for
her. Then Sachin asked Maddox to bail Yayoi out.
"Holy shit!" Rosiley couldn't help but curse, and then angrily said, "Maddox, how can you take
advantage of Yayoi's perilous state?"
Rosiley could imagine how sad Yayoi would be after she found out Candance cheated on her, so it was
normal for Yayoi to seek comfort.
But Maddox shouldn't...
"She asked me to drink with her. Then we got drunk." Maddox explained.
"This is not a justifiable excuse." Rosiley refuted. “You shouldn't have taken advantage of Yayoi when
she was in a hopeless situation.”
Maddox fell silent.
He could understand why Rosiley was angry. Yayoi was her good friend. If it happened, no one would
be able to bear it.
If Rosiley hadn't asked, Maddox wouldn't have said it, let alone Yayoi.
Rosiley didn't blame Yayoi for concealing it. After all, this was Yayoi's privacy.
But now that she knew, Rosiley couldn't let it go so easily. In her opinion, she was partly responsible for
If she had gone to the police station that night, such a thing would not have happened.
Rosiley took a deep breath, then looked at Maddox and asked, "What are you going to do?"
Maddox shrugged and answered her honestly, "I don't know."
He didn't know.
Rosiley sneered, "It doesn't help. Don't tell me that this is a new era, so you think sex doesn't mean
"Rosiley, I don't mean that." Maddox smiled bitterly. "I really don't know what to do. I want to be with
Yayoi, but she turned me down."
"It's reasonable that she did it.” Rosiley crossed her arms and sneered, "You have a fiancée, Maddox."
"To be honest, I knew that there was something fishy going on between you two long ago. I was very
happy, because Sachin told me that you didn't love your fiancée."
Maddox didn't say anything. He lowered his head and pondered something.
Rosiley glanced at him and then turned to look out of the window. The sky was pitch black, and only
specks of stars were flickering.
She curled her lips and whispered, "Considering your family background, you have no freedom to
choose your wife. But don't forget. This is your life. You have the right to decide what kind of life you will
lead, and to choose the woman who will stay with you for the rest of your life.”
Maddox was deeply startled by her soft and gentle voice.
Yeah, this was his own life. He once resolutely chose to go into business, instead of joining the army
and becoming a government official.
He had the courage to say no.