During this time, Caroline had been using challenging tasks at work as an excuse to escape the reality of Kirk being Eddy’s second uncle.
Now that Cheryl had brought him up, it felt like a knife stabbing into her heart, making her bleed like a waterfall.
In an instant, she was overwhelmed, and she started sobbing.
Cheryl’s expression immediately changed. “Caroline, are you okay?”
Caroline huddled against the table, biting her lip. The papers on the desk fell to the floor because of how the table was shaking.
Cheryl was completely panicked and at a loss for what to do. She wanted to open the door and cry for help, but Caroline stopped her.
“Don’t open the door!” she shouted. She wanted to preserve some dignity.
“Caroline …” Cheryl’s eyes had turned red, too.
“What’s going on?”
“Come help me up,” Caroline said with difficulty.
Cheryl had no choice but to follow instructions. She went over and helped Caroline onto a chair. When she touched Caroline, she found Caroline was much colder than a normal person should be.
Once Caroline was sitting down, Cheryl said, her voice choked with sobs, “I–I’ll go get a doctor, okay?”
Caroline shook her head gently as she slowly leaned back into her seat. Once her spasms stopped, she said, “It’s nothing. Just get me some warm water.”
Still tearful, Cheryl nodded and went off to get the water.
After Caroline took a few sips, she finally regained some color.
Seeing Caroline this way, Cheryl had to speak carefully. She kept apologizing. “I’m sorry, Caroline.”
“It’s not your fault.” Caroline shook her head tiredly.
“Go out first. Let me calm myself down.”
Cheryl glanced at Caroline in worry. However, at Caroline’s insistence, Cheryl finally left the office.
But she didn’t dare to go too far. She remained in the waiting area outside Caroline’s office and did
her work there.
Inside the office, Caroline held one hand to her forehead and the other one pressed over her heart.
The pain hadn’t dissipated. The kind of pain that had assaulted her had nearly killed her.
It seemed that ignoring a problem wouldn’t make it go away. Instead, the pressure built up
consistently. When it finally exploded, the consequences were much more severe.
Caroline’s lips curved into a mocking smile.
When she had returned from Macovo, she should have gone ahead and divorced Kirk then and
That way, she could have gotten everything over with immediately and wouldn’t be facing these
After trying a few times, Caroline finally managed to pick up her phone with trembling hands and
open her list of blocked numbers.
She expended a lot of effort to finally unblock Kirk’s number. Then, she sent him a text.
It read, “See you at City Hall at 9 am on Wednesday.”
After sending the message, she once again blocked Kirk’s number. She didn’t want to hear any
She felt like a complete fool. She should have divorced Kirk when she had found out that he had
another wife abroad.
What had been the point of dragging things out? Had she still been hopeful?
She had been hurt once before, so where had she found the strength or the confidence?
Gwen said that Caroline was a brave person, but in reality, she was st* pid. She never remembered
the lessons she had learned.
She had already been burned once with Eddy, but she had allowed herself to get hurt once again.
Worse, it had happened because of another member of the same family.
If people found out that her husband was Eddy’s second uncle, she would probably become the greatest joke of the year.
Caroline hugged her shaking body and let the sharp pain of her thoughts run through her body.