When Sonia arrived at Caroline’s floor, she realized that Kirk was responsible for the loud bang she had just heard. He had kicked open the door to Caroline’s apartment.
Sonia stared with wide eyes as Kirk walked in the direction of the bedroom. He raised his hand to knock at the door and said, “Darling!”
His tone was very different from what she had heard all this time. It was soft, and his voice was gentle.
Just then, she heard Caroline roar from the other side of the door. “Get lost! I don’t want to see you!”
Sonia was stunned at her words. She didn’t know what had happened between Kirk and Caroline. They had seemed to be on good terms just now. So what had happened?
Sonia then turned to look at Kirk, who rested his forehead against the bedroom door.
He was as patient as he could be as he tried talking to Caroline. “What happened? Can you please tell me what happened?”
However, no sound came from the bedroom. Kirk was about to use brute force to kick down the door when Sonia rushed forward to stop him.
“Do you really think Caroline would talk to you if you barged into her room like this? You would only make things worse.”
Although she and Caroline had met each other recently, her instincts told her that Kirk was the last person Caroline wanted to see right now. Caroline would feel even more annoyed if he forced his way into her room.
Kirk’s heart beat wildly in his chest as he stared at Sonia.
Seeing his bloodshot eyes, she felt her heart leap into her throat. Still, she pushed away her fear.
“I know you’re anxious, but some things just can’t be rushed. I’m sure you don’t want to make
things worse between you two.”
Her last sentence made him calm down a bit, and he asked gruffly, “What should I do then?”
“Return to the hospital. I’ll take care of Caroline for now, and I’ll update you about her condition
later on, alright?”
The scowl on Kirk’s gloomy face deepened as he stared at the bedroom door. Eventually, he nodded his head, albeit unwillingly.
He and Sonia exchanged numbers before she saw him off. She then closed the door of Caroline’s apartment and headed in.
On her way to the bedroom, she noticed that the kitchen was in a mess. She briefly raised her eyes to look at the bedroom door before turning into the kitchen to tidy up the mess.
After preparing some pasta, she knocked on the bedroom door and said, “Caroline, it’s Sonia here. Kirk’s gone. Can you open the door now?”
Caroline stiffened when she heard Sonia’s voice. Her grip on the blankets tightened as she stared at the bedroom door.
She had felt like her entire world had collapsed when she had found out that Daphne was Kirk’s wife.
Initially, she had told herself that maybe Daphne and the woman Kirk was married to shared the
However, the delusion had shattered when she saw the picture. She recognized that face. There was no doubt that it was Daphne!
However, Daphne was Eddy’s second uncle’s wife. How was she married to Kirk, then? Unless ..
Caroline looked up at the ceiling as a thought struck her. Kirk was Eddy’s second uncle!
If that was the case…
She cracked a bitter smile as she thought of how pathetic her life had been all along.
First, she had been cheated on by the cousin, and now the second uncle had fooled her.
“Caroline?” Sonia said.
After receiving no reply and failing to hear any movement inside, she started to panic. “Can you
open the door? Kirk’s gone already.”
Caroline sniffed, got off the bed, and opened the door.
Sonia could finally heave a sigh of relief. However, her happiness was short–lived, for her heart
hrobbed when she saw how pale and downcast Caroline looked.
“Are you okay?” Sonia asked.
Caroline numbly shook her head.