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 After talking to his father, Yufan called Ling.

" Yufan is it you?" Ling asked.

" Ya it's me." Yufan said.

Ling gasped and said," Where the hell are you? Why didn't you call me earlier? You know how scared I was. I-"

" I am sorry baby. There was a sudden change in the plan so I had to fly to US. Everything happened so fast that I did not get time to inform you. I am sorry." Yufan said.

Ling sobbed for a while and said," I was scared I thought- I thought that I lost you."

Yufan's heart ached when he heard her sobs," Ling please don't cry. I am sorry. Please honey stop crying. I am okay wait I'll video call you."

" Wait." Ling said.

" What happened?" Yufan asked.

" Don't video call me tonight. I am not in a very good state." Ling said.

" Why?"

" My eyes are swollen and my hair is also messy. I cannot let you see me like this. What if I scare you away?"

Yufan chuckled and said," Silly. Why are you feeling shy? I am your boyfriend okay. It's my right to see my girlfriend in her most miserable state. And what scare away? I am not going anywhere okay. Even if you push me away from you, I'll hug you tight and never let you go."

Ling did not say anything. She wanted to tell him what Yutang had asked her to do but chose not to. She decided to talk to him once he comes back," Okay you go to the hotel and rest."

Yufan frowned and asked," Ling is something wrong?"

" No it's nothing." Ling said.

" Okay then I am hanging up. I'll call you after sometime. I love you." Yufan said.

Ling smiled and said," I love you too."

....

Next morning.

The first thing Xie Ming did early in the morning after getting up was to try calling Yufan again but as soon as she picked up her phone from the table, Li Singtan snatched it away and said," First freshen up and eat your breakfast after that you'll get your phone."

Xie Ming frowned and said," But I want to call Yufan."

" Father had called me early in the morning. He said that Yufan had called him yesterday. He is in US now. There was a sudden change in the agenda of the meeting so he had fly to US all of a sudden. So he did not get time to inform anyone. He did not call you yesterday because it was late. He will call you today." Li Singtan said before shoving her phone inside his pocket.

" Thank God." Xie Ming exclaimed.

Grabbing her hand, Li Singtan said," Lets go down and eat something."

" You don't have to go to office?" Xie Ming asked.

Li Singtan sighed and said," Yes I have to."

" Something important?" Xie Ming asked.

" I have an important meeting today. Why?" Li Singtan asked.

Scratching her head, Xie Ming said," I wanted to shop today. I wanted you to accompany me but it's fine. I'll take Anna or Yixi with me."

Li Singtan frowned and said," Why will you take them? I will accompany you. Just wait for me Okay. I'll pick you up after my meeting ends."

" If you are busy then it's fine. We can go some other day." Xie Ming said.

Li Singtan shook his head and said," Since you want to go today, we will go today itself."

Xie Ming sighed and said," Okay. Let's do something, I'll come to your office and then we can go together."

Li Singtan nodded his head and said," Okay."

.....

Downstairs.

When Li Singtan and Xie Ming came down, everyone was having their breakfast.

" Good morning everyone." Xie Ming said.

Mother Li smiled and asked," How are you feeling today?"

Xie Ming smiled and said," Much better mother."

" That's great dear. Now don't take any stress. Your father had called me today. He told me that Yufan is fine." Mother Li said.

Xie Ming sighed and said," Ya Singtan told me that he is in US."

" Sit down and then talk." Li Singtan said before pulling a chair for his wife.

Shoving a bread inside his mouth, Quin got up and said," Alright guys I am off."

" Dad wait for me." Ben said grabbing a cookie in his hand.

Quin smiled and said," Alright Ben first eat properly. Why are rushing? School is going to run away."

" But if Ben will be late teacher will scold me." Ben said.

Quin frowned and asked," The teacher scolds you? Don't worry I'll talk to your principal today and then-"

" Quin don't spoil him like that." Rose said.

" What spoil? Someone is assaulting our son. Do you understand?" Quin said.

" Scolding is not assaulting and-"

" Quin is right Rose. Nobody dares to bully a Li. Our Ben is such an obedient boy. How can that teacher scold him?" Li Singtan said while pouring some soup for Ming.

" Big Brother is right. I'll deal with that teacher today." Quin said.

Li Singtan sighed and said," If you don't, I will."

Xie Ming slapped Li Singtan's hand and said," Both of you stop acting like this in front of Ben. You are teaching him all your bad habits."

" Honey we are protecting Ben. How is that a bad habit?" Li Singtan asked.

Xie Ming rolled his eyes and said," It is wrong Singtan."

Li Singtan sighed and said," Fine I am sorry."

Passing Ben's bag to Quin, Rose said," Don't do anything rubbish in the school otherwise I'll throw you out of the house."

Li Quin gulped and nodded his head.

Mike chuckled and said," The Li brothers are doomed."

Just the Anna came out of her room, fiddling with some documents in her hand.

" Anna come and eat." Mother Li said.

Anna shook her head and said," No yamyam I have to leave. I have to report in the hospital at 10. It's already 9:30 if I don't leave now, I'll be late."

" Hospital? Which hospital?l" Mother Li asked.

" Imperial hospital." Anna said.

Mike raised his eyebrows.

" Mike is also from that hospital." Mother Li said.

" Oh."

" Let Mike drop you then." Li Singtan said.

Anna shook her head and said," No it's fine, I'll just take a cab."

" Mike is going to hospital I suppose?" Li Singtan asked.

Mike nodded his head.

" You both are going to the same place then why not go together?" Mother Li said.

" It's fine Yamyam I'll go myself. Bye everyone. I'll see in the evening." After bidding farewell to everyone, Anna left.

Soon after Anna left, Mike grabbed his coat and rushed outside.

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