They sat facing each other as they enjoyed the food in silence. Now that Gwen had obtained evidence, they decided on a date for them to return.
Caroline and Gwen insisted on purchasing the tickets to go back themselves. Kirk and Sean had to find a way to get the right tickets so that all four of them could travel back together.
This time, they learned from experience. Sean would persuade Caroline about it, while Kirk would talk to Gwen. It was a brilliant idea.
Kirk hadn’t even said anything when Gwen raised her hands in the air in surrender.
On Caroline’s side, though, Sean had to put in some effort to convince her to give him the details of the flight. He had a way with words, and she eventually relented.
When they got on the plane, Gwen whispered into Caroline’s ear. “Why do I feel like we’ve fallen into their trap?”
Caroline fell silent at her words.
In the middle of the flight, Kirk sat down beside Caroline and said, “Darling, there’s something I want to discuss with you.”
Caroline looked out the window. “What is it?” Her voice was monotonous when she spoke.
“Can you move back home?” He asked. The villa felt hollow without her, and it made him feel
awful. In the past, he had loved going home, but now …
Caroline turned to look at him. “Things aren’t certain yet. I’ll decide if I’ll go back or not later, when
we know the truth.”
Seeing the determined look on her face, Kirk relented. He smiled and said, “Can I go to your place
more often then?”
Caroline was about to refuse when he said, “It’ll be easier for us to discuss the information we’ve
gotten so far.
“You’re curious as to how that person got your number and why they suddenly messaged you too,,
right? There’s also that woman, Dolly…
It made sense, and Caroline eventually agreed to it, although she wasn’t fond of the idea. “Okay,”
“But come over after 8:00 pm.”
Kirk agreed to it without a second thought.
Caroline frowned as she pondered over the matter. Things weren’t as simple as they seemed.
After getting off the plane, Gwen approached Caroline with anxiety written all over her face.” Carol, should I meet Mia right away or head over to meet the head of the PR department?”
Then, she asked, “What should I wear to look more impressive when I get rid of them later?”
Caroline smiled softly and patted Gwen on the shoulder. “Don’t worry! Let me go there with you.”
She had barely finished her sentence when Sean hollered from behind them. “Let me accompany you too!”
They had been supposed to go back to their respective homes after this. But in the end, all of them got in the same car and headed to the hostel together.
Gwen stared at Kirk and Sean from the backseat and lowered her voice to talk to Caroline. “Carol, is there anything I should be careful of later?”
Caroline gave her a reassuring smile and said, “Just relax.”
“But what if her mom’s an unreasonable person? What if she blames me for it even after knowing the truth? What should I do then?”
It made Caroline laugh at the absurdity of it all. “There are lots of reasonable people in this world.”
Despite that, Gwen didn’t stop her ranting. Time passed quickly thanks to this, and they arrived at
the hostel soon.
“Its doors were open, and when they entered, they saw Mia, who was busy helping her mother
with the chores.
It was clear now why her mother believed in everything she said. How could a good and well-
behaved child like her falsely accuse others?
Mia heard the thudding of footsteps and automatically raised her voice to greet whoever came
warmly. “Welcome! Are you looking-”
Her voice faltered when she saw that it was Sean and the others. Her expression shifted briefly
Sensing that Sean wasn’t in a good mood, she blinked at him innocently and said, “Did Gwen say something to you again?
“Gwen. I told you that I wouldn’t blame you for pushing me. Why are you still talking bad about me in front of Sean?”
“I told you that there’s nothing between Sean and me,” she continued.
“I’m not an obstacle between you two.”