“Did Marietta really write this?” Caroline asked.
“It doesn’t seem to be her style.”
Marietta’s works were known for their sharp satire and harsh criticism. In contrast, this book was warm and tender. It was completely unlike her usual work.
“Yes. Plus, she’s coming to Easton to find a leading female. But …”
At that point, Caroline could see the deep disappointment in Sonia’s eyes, no matter how hard the latter tried to hide it.
“I think there’s no need for an audition. Once she gets here, everything will be set in stone.”
Caroline sat up from bed. She hadn’t eaten anything all day, so she felt unsteady.
But now that she had finished some work and managed to distract herself, the burning rage within her had simmered a bit lower.
She forced herself to focus all of her attention on Sonia. “Why is that?” she asked.
“Because… Because it’s been rigged.”
When she saw Caroline sit up, she said, “Caroline, you must be hungry. I’ll cook you something to eat.”
But Caroline stopped her. “Don’t worry about that. Who’s getting the role?”
At that answer, Caroline’s face became visibly paler. Just as Sonia was about to ask her what was
wrong, Caroline pushed past her and rushed into the bathroom.
Inside, Caroline couldn’t hold back the waves of nausea and started puking. Since she hadn’t eaten
all day, nothing came out. Yet, her stomach kept churning.
After she vomited for a while, the feeling of nausea finally subsided.
Holding onto the toilet bowl, Caroline looked up to find Sonia looking at her worriedly. She forced
herself to comfort Sonia, saying, “I’m fine.”
Sonia was concerned. “Caroline, I think you…
Caroline got up by supporting herself on the toilet. Her legs went weak, and she nearly slipped.
Luckily, Scia reacted quickly enough to catch her.
Caroline gave her a pained smile. “I’m hungry.”
Finally, Sonia felt somewhat at ease after hearing that. She helped Caroline back to the bed and sat her down. “I’ll cook you something.”
Caroline nodded shallowly. Once Sonia left, she took out her phone. Holding back the nausea, she typed in Daphne’s name.
The first result was still the news about Daphne being Eddy’s second uncle’s wife.
She frowned. Ignoring the buzzing in her head, Caroline kept scrolling through the news.
Soon, she found in the latest news an article that mentioned both Daphne and “Daughter of the Sea
The article mostly talked about how Daphne was the best choice to be the star of the show.
Caroline clicked on Twitter. There, both “Daughter of the Sea” and Daphne were already trending.
The posts involved were mostly praise.
“So I’m not the only one who thinks Daphne Dawson would be the best choice to be the female
lead of ‘Daughter of the Sea“!”
“Daph can really do it. For those who don’t know, Daph is amazing at Sarcozian and has learned
martial arts. She’s a perfect match for the character!”
“I don’t know much about Daphne, but after reading about her, I really think she fits the vibe for
the main character of ‘Daughter of the Sea‘.
“She’s also someone who worked hard to succeed and found a suitable partner for herself. I think
the role was made for her!”