“Why don’t you start a class? I’ll be the first to register myself,” came Sean’s next text message.
Kirk put his phone away and didn’t reply anymore.
Actually, Sean had been the one to give him this idea.
He once again turned to look at the warm light on the floor. He closed his eyes and fell into a deep sleep.
In her room, Caroline turned around for the 28th time. After that, she couldn’t help but get up.
Using the excuse of needing a drink, she went to the living room and found Kirk sleeping peacefully. The sight stunned her.
He looked like it had been a long time since he had gotten some rest. There were shadows under his eyes.
The couch really looked like it was making him uncomfortable, but he didn’t frown. His mouth was even curved upward.
Caroline couldn’t help but raise her hand.
When she was about to touch Kirk’s forehead, she suddenly realized what she was doing.
She pulled her hand back and picked up her glass of water before speeding back into her room.
When she sat on the bed, her heart was still pounding. She clenched her hands. Her mind kept replaying the scene from earlier.
Caroline squeezed her eyes shut and took several deep breaths before finally lying down.
Nothing unusual happened for the rest of the night. Caroline slept through the night. When she woke up the next morning, she was nearly late.
Caroline had to admit that, as of late, last night was when she had slept the best.
Leaving the bedroom, Caroline found a familiar breakfast waiting for her on the dining table. She felt like she had gone back to the past:
This feeling scared her so much that she even forgot to wash up. She left in a rush.
When Kirk came out of the kitchen, he realized that Caroline had already left. He let out a helpless
breath when he saw the breakfast spread out on the table.
Caroline washed up at the company. When Cheryl saw this, she thought it was very strange.
“Caroline, why didn’t you wash up at home before coming?”
Caroline paused as she washed her face. “There’s a dog at home.”
“What?” Cheryl didn’t hear Caroline clearly.
She looked at Caroline with a strange expression, but Caroline didn’t explain further.
Wiping her hands dry, Caroline said, “Sonia’s new webseries is releasing tonight, right?”
Cheryl replied, “Yes.”
She put her hand over her heart and asked, “Are you nervous, Caroline?”
Intrigued, Caroline asked, “What’s there to be nervous about?”
Cheryl really admired Caroline. The thing that impressed her most about Caroline was how
calmly she faced every problem that she met.
Cheryl couldn’t do the same. After finding out about the issue with the factory last night, she
couldn’t help but worry.
But Jack told her not to overthink. She had to trust Caroline. And that was what Cheryl said to
herself, but she still couldn’t manage to do it.
She knew very well how big of an impact it would make if Caroline failed this time.
She really hoped that Caroline would win!
Caroline seemed to be able to tell what Cheryl was thinking about. “Don’t worry. You and Mr. Jack
should come to my place tonight to watch Sonia’s new show.”
Caroline didn’t want to spend time alone with Kirk.
Cheryl’s face flushed. “Can I? I’m worried Jack might not be interested in watching the show.”
“How will you know if you don’t try?” Caroline was smiling as she patted Cheryl on the shoulder.
“It’s settled, then. See you tonight.”
After that, Caroline went back to her office.
Cheryl dallied until the afternoon before she nervously went to see Jack.
Jack was taking flower–arranging lessons at a nearby organization. When she saw him, Cheryl suddenly thought of a line from a poem: “In me, the tiger sniffs the rose.”
“Jack,” she called.
Jack looked up from where he had been focused on arranging his flowers. Seeing Cheryl, he smiled, his stern face turning soft. “You’re here.”
Cheryl nodded shyly.
At the side, the instructor asked, “Your girlfriend?”
Cheryl’s face turned red as she blushed. She looked at Jack nervously. She wondered how he