Sonia glanced at Kirk’s phone’s screen. His wallpaper was Caroline.
She couldn’t help but sigh. So this was what it meant when people said that it was impossible to hide it when you love someone. Every little detail of what you do would reflect your love for the person.
“Why are you staring at your phone all the time? Is something wrong?”
Kirk straightened his back and told her, “It’s been almost an hour.”
“She would usually be back by now.”
Sonia followed his gaze to look at the room’s door and abruptly understood what he meant by that. She laughed. “You’re too clingy! Caroline’s only gone for an hour.”
Kirk then stared at her coolly. She lowered her eyes to stare at her phone in an attempt to avoid his gaze. She cleared her throat and said, “It’s been quite a while. Let me call her for you.”
Kirk pursed his lips and said nothing, but from the vague smile on his lips, Sonia knew that he was in a better mood now.
He was truly a pretentious fellow. He wanted to know Caroline’s whereabouts but made it so that Sonia would be the one to make the call.
With her phone in hand, Sonia walked toward the windows to call Caroline.
Strangely, though, her call went unanswered. Frowning, she called Caroline a second time, but the same thing happened again.
Her frown deepened as she started to worry.
Just then, she heard Kirk’s anxious voice from behind her. “What’s wrong?”
She told him frankly that Caroline didn’t answer her phone. Next, Kirk picked up his phone to call Caroline, but the line was immediately cut off.
When he called her again, the call didn’t go through anymore.
He got off the bed, slipped into his shoes, and walked out of the room, with Sonia following closely
Instead of replying, Kirk simply carried on walking. His lips were pursed, and his expression was as gloomy as an overcast sky.
Hastily, Sonia put on her mask and sunglasses, then followed him downstairs.
She watched him hail a cab and drag the driver out of the vehicle. Appalled, the driver was about to say something to retaliate when Sonia quickly forced a bank card into his hands.
“Sorry for the trouble. Here’s a hundred thousand dollars. The PIN number is six eights,” she told him apologetically.
“Lend me your car. I’ll return it to you-”
She hadn’t even managed to finish her sentence when Kirk revved the engine. So she hurriedly got into the car. In the blink of an eye, the car was nowhere to be seen.
It had all happened so quickly that the driver didn’t have time to react.
A wave of devastation washed over him as he stared at the bank card in his hands. That wasn’t his car! It belonged to the company he worked for!
Sonia regretted getting into the car. Kirk was driving so recklessly that she thought they would both meet their ends on the road. It was as though he was in a race.
She clutched at the back of the seat so that she wouldn’t fly through the windscreen.
“Kirk! You’re going too fast!” Although she had gone through the hardship of practicing martial arts, being thrashed about like this made her so nauseous she thought she would throw up.
Despite her plea, Kirk acted as if he didn’t hear her. His grip on the steering wheel tightened, and his eyes were bloodshot.
Sonia couldn’t understand why he was reacting like this. Caroline just hadn’t answered their calls.
It wasn’t a big deal.
Fortunately, they arrived at Caroline’s apartment unscathed. It was probably because the other drivers and pedestrians on the roads had seen how they were speeding and avoided them.
Sonia took some time to calm down before getting out of the car. Kirk had already entered the
apartment when she stepped out of the car, so she hurried after him.
Alas, she was a bit too late. The elevator Kirk had taken had already reached Caroline’s floor.
She was about to press the button to close the elevator doors when she heard a loud bang. It startled her so much that she paled, raising her eyes to look at the ceiling.