Chapter 445 Instinctually, Caroline wanted to say no. But thinking of how the perpetrator hadn’t left any traces
at all and hadn’t stolen anything, she became anxious. Who knew if the perpetrator would come back? With Kirk there, at least he could help ensure her safety. Caroline wasn’t someone who would take risks with her life. Seeing Caroline silent, Kirk made himself comfortable. “It’s really late. You should head to bed early. I’ll have someone come and clean up tomorrow.” Caroline hummed in acknowledgement before going into the bathroom. After washing up, she came out to find that Kirk had already cleaned up the couch. Sensing her gaze, Kirk looked up and smiled. “I’ll sleep on the couch tonight. Don’t lock your room door. If something happens, give me a shout, and I’ll rush over.” Caroline looked at the couch without saying anything. The couch was only about five feet long. There was still a pile of stuff on it that hadn’t been cleared away. Kirk was more than six feet tall. It would be awful for him to sleep on the couch. “You should sleep on the bed,” Caroline said as she held the collar of her sleep shirt. She seemed to be in a daze. Kirk’s eyebrows flew up, but he quickly controlled his expression again. “What about you?” “I’ll sleep on the couch.” Kirk was speechless for a moment before he said, “Then I’d better take the couch.” He stretched out on the couch. “Go to bed. You still have to go to work tomorrow morning.” Watching him, Caroline hesitated for a while before walking toward the bedroom. Once inside, she was about to close the door out of habit. But when she recalled what Kirk had said before, she hesitated again. 1/3 +15 BONUS After a moment, she left the door open. After all, her safety was on the line. Everything else paled in comparison. Lying on the bed, Caroline couldn’t go to sleep, no matter how she tried. When she thought of Kirk being outside, she felt at ease. Yet, when she closed her eyes, she didn’t feel any desire to sleep at all. She was extremely conscious of Kirk being on the couch. Was he comfortable? Was he already asleep? Displeased with herself, Caroline turned around. Couldn’t she be stronger and not think or worry about him? Right then, Kirk turned around as he lay uncomfortably on the couch. The couch was much too small, and it hurt his neck and his legs to sleep on it. When he looked up, he saw the warm yellow light coming from the bedroom, and his emotions fluttered. Right then, his phone vibrated on the coffee table. Kirk quickly picked up the phone. After listening for a long while, he heard no sound coming from the bedroom. Only then did he unlock his phone and turn on silent mode. After that, he checked his messages. Sean had sent him a text message. It read, “Where are you? Wanna come out for a drink?” “I’m not free,” he replied. “Who are you trying to fool? You’re not with your wife, so how can you not be free?” Seeing this text, Kirk sat up. He took a flurry of photos of the living room and sent them all to Sean in a huff. When Sean saw the pictures, he sent countless exclamation points. Then, his next text read, “F***! You’re actually in Caroline’s apartment? Teach me your ways!” Sean sent lots of emojis with stars for eyes. 2/3 +15 BONUS Seeing this, Kirk smiled. He replied, “Her place got burgled. I’m staying with her tonight.” Sean replied, “Burgled? Did you call the police?” “Nothing was missing. The police wouldn’t do anything, even if we made a report.” Sean looked at the message Kirk sent for a full three minutes. Then, a thought crossed his mind.” You’re not the burglar, are you?” What a ruthless move! With that, Kirk could openly stay over. Sean really wanted to go back in time and beat himself up. It was st* pid of him to try and give Kirk advice when Kirk was such a master at it himself. Sean had only been bringing shame to himself.