Sonia was keenly aware that Caroline’s mood was off, and she scratched her head. “Caroline, did I
say something wrong?”
Caroline looked back at Sonia and shook her head. “No…”
After pondering for a moment, she asked, “Sonia, you’ve been an actress for several years, right?
You must have read tons of weird scripts. Can I ask you something?”
Sonia nodded. “Of course.”
“Have you ever read any scripts about a man who loves a woman but is also married to another
Looking at Sonia’s and Helena’s stunned expressions, Caroline realized she seemed to have a
problem and needed help.
Fortunately, Sonia was very earnest and didn’t think too much.
Instead, after listening to Caroline’s question, she started thinking about whether she had
encountered a messed–up story like this. But she couldn’t think of anything.
However, the knowledgeable Helena was able to think of something. “Actually, situations like
these are rare now, but they were very common in the past, especially in the 19th century.”
Helena explained, “It was an era of liberation back then, and many people advocated freedom in
choosing their partners…
“However, the older generation was concerned with making smart matches. So some men had a
wife at home and another lover simultaneously.
“His family appointed one partner, while the other was the one he really liked. This type of
marriage may be criticized now, but it was very common back then.”
Caroline’s eyes brightened like stars. Was… Was this the case with Kirk?
But Ivan hadn’t seemed to dislike her when Kirk had taken her back to his home. On the contrary, he had liked her very much.
Caroline’s mind was in a mess. She wished she could get rid of the noises in her head and see the true nature of this issue clearly.
After leaving the restaurant, Caroline drove home. As soon as she arrived at her apartment
building, she saw someone wandering around, occasionally looking upstairs.
Caroline followed his line of sight and realized the lights in her house were on. Needless to say,
Kirk must be here.
At the thought of Kirk, Caroline lost her strength to breathe. She really didn’t want to face him. If
she saw him, she would have to think about many problems.
She didn’t want to think about this anymore.
Sometimes, she even wanted to let all this go and ignore what was happening with Kirk’s other
She could just live the rest of her life in peace. However, her strong moral compass prevented her from doing so.
The heavens wouldn’t let her be happy, always giving her a glimmer of hope in her despair. It made her sway between the scales of despair and hope. It was so dizzying that she …
“Charles?” Caroline unknowingly glanced around and noticed that the person standing downstairs
But she wasn’t entirely sure if it was him. Because right now, Charles looked much thinner than
when they had first met.
He looked as if he had eaten something unhealthy. He was as skinny as a pole. His cheeks were deeply sunken, and he had dark circles under his eyes.
When he saw Caroline, he visibly reacted slower than usual. “M–madam.”
Caroline was at a loss for words. What inhuman torture had he gone through to end up like this?
“Are… are you all right?”
Charles grinned. “I’m fine.”
However, his haggard appearance and mechanical movement made his words sound
Caroline remained silent.