“What? Is it too tough for you to handle?” Kirk glanced at Charles with eyes as cold as ice.
“N–no,” Charles muttered as he wiped off the sheen of cold sweat on his brow.
“Go and resume your work then.”
Charles had just reached the door when Kirk abruptly thought of something and called out to him,
making him stop in his tracks.
“Caroline said that a mysterious person messaged her when she was in Macovo back then. I need
you to find out who that person is.”
With his mouth agape, Charles waited in silence for Kirk to continue. But the latter was soon
preoccupied with his work, with his head lowered over his desk.
After some time, Charles couldn’t wait any longer. “Sir, don’t you have anything else to tell me
regarding this person?”
Kirk’s curt reply cut off the sliver of hope in Charles‘ eyes, and he fell silent once more.
Did Kirk think Charles was some kind of all–knowing divine figure?
Just then, Kirk stared at him with a raised eyebrow. “What’s wrong?”
“N–nothing…” Charles mumbled, his voice strained.
Perhaps he should simply find a good place to bury himself and rest for eternity
How was he supposed to find out who that mysterious person was with only this bit of
Nevertheless, he was the one who had caused Kirk and Caroline to quarrel, so he had to take
responsibility for it….
Right after Charles left, Kirk received a call from Sean.
“Wanna grab a drink?” Sean asked while driving.
“No. I just reached the company,” answered Kirk as he loosened his tie.
Sean went silent for a moment before complaining, “I’m so unfortunate to have a father–in–law
like him! Besides, it was his fault! Why should I be held accountable for it?”
“You and Gwen broke up already,” Kirk corrected him.
“You just can’t stop yourself from rubbing salt into my wound, huh?”
“You did the same when Caroline and I got into a fight,” Kirk said, successfully shutting him up.
A few moments later, Sean’s devastated voice came through the phone once more. “Fine! I was
wrong! Can you please tell me what I should do to set Gwen free from the trauma her father
“If I knew what to do, I wouldn’t have had to sleep in a room without Caroline.‘
“What should I do then? I really like Gwen.”
At first, Sean had thought she had a unique personality. But after having spent some time with
her, he realized that he had truly fallen in love with her.
Gwen was a carefree woman who wasn’t shy about voicing her thoughts and speaking her mind.
She was decisive and wouldn’t dawdle on the things she wanted to do.
The only thing that bothered him was that she was the exact opposite of that when it came to
She lacked the courage to accept the fact that they could get into a relationship just like anyone
Sean felt his heart break for Gwen. He couldn’t help himself from getting mad at her father
because of this. Her father had cheated on her mother over and over again, even when Gwen had
“You can beat him up, at the very least,” Kirk said as he massaged his temples.
“Unlike you, I can’t vent my anger on anyone.‘
“Good idea! I’ll go and beat her father up right now!”
Sean hung up right after he finished his sentence, leaving Kirk to stare speechlessly at the
blacked–out screen of the phone.
Caroline woke up early the next morning. The first thing she did was pick up her phone and
check if she had received any messages from Marina.
Unfortunately for her, Marina hadn’t messaged her.
But she had received a message from Gwen instead.
“Carol, this is hilarious! My mom called me last night. She was frantic, and I thought something awful had happened.
“When I got home, I saw my dad lying on the couch. He was beaten to a pulp, and he had bruises
all over his face! It was so funny! -Gwen”
The message had been sent at 3:00 am.