Kirk pressed a hand against his heart. “You frown all day and every day, and you never smile at
- me. It makes me upset.
“I’m sure it’s the reason why my wound hasn’t healed completely. Why don’t you smile at me for
Caroline had the urge to give him a good kick in the ass, but she discarded the thought when she
recalled what the doctor had just said. She had to bear with it. Eventually, she forced a smile.
“Darling, your smile looks so forced that I feel worse now,” Kirk said.
Caroline was about to talk back when Kirk furrowed his brows and hissed in pain. Seeing this, her
expression immediately changed. “I–I’ll smile for you. Just give me some time.”
The frown on Kirk’s face disappeared almost instantly. His trick had worked, and he stared
contently at Caroline, who stared back at him.
She found it extremely hard to smile now, so she forced herself to think of happy things.
After some time, she still couldn’t recall anything that made her happy, so she gave up. “Let me
watch a funny video.” Perhaps she could smile after watching something funny.
Kirk nodded, and she unlocked her phone to scroll through tonnes of funny video clips.
Usually, she would laugh her head off watching these. But they had somehow lost their magic
today, and she couldn’t make herself laugh at them.
Seeing the scowl on her face, Kirk couldn’t help but feel his heart throb.
She couldn’t even smile with him around. It showed just how much she was disappointed in him.
He couldn’t imagine how devastated she would be if she discovered that he and Eddy were related.
His hands balled into fists, and he said, “What if …”
“I got it!”
Caroline put down her phone and looked at him. She pressed her fingers on the corners of her
mouth and pushed them upward to form a smile. “See? I’m smiling.”
Kirk laughed, amused at her comical expression. His smile lifted her mood and made her smile
Only after a moment did Caroline tear her eyes away from him and turn around so that her back faced him
She pretended to be busy looking through her documents. In truth, her heart beat like crazy, and she wondered how long it had been since they had a moment of shared laughter like that.
The wonderful memories of past times flashed through her mind as though it were just yesterday.
Caroline found herself missing the days before the wedding photoshoot. If they hadn’t gone to Macovo, perhaps things would have stayed the same as before.
Someone knocked on the door, snapping her out of her daze. “Come in,” she said.
Sonia stood in the doorway with a bouquet of lilies in one hand.
“I heard that your husband is still hospitalized, so I came to pay you two a visit,” said Sonia. She was worried that Kirk’s condition had worsened, so she had come over to visit them.
Seeing how he seemed alive and kicking, she instantly figured out what was going on.
“Thank you,” said Caroline as she placed the lilies into the vase.
“You came just in time. I’m heading back to make dinner. Can I ask you to look after him for a bit?”
Sonia panicked when she heard that.
“Let me leave with you then,” Sonia said. She hadn’t taken off her mask, so Caroline couldn’t see the blush creeping up her cheeks.
Caroline assumed that Sonia thought Kirk would be difficult to get along with. So she dragged Sonia out of the room and whispered to her, “Don’t worry. He’s easy to get along with.”
Sonia was at a loss for words.
What in the world made Caroline think that Kirk was an easy–going person?