By the time Caroline turned for a look, the woman was already gone. She couldn’t help but ask a nearby staff member, “Who was that just now?”
The staff member scratched their head awkwardly. “She’s one of the selection committee members. Sorry, I’m bad with faces, so I don’t know which judge she is.”
Caroline smiled and said, “Thank you.”
She didn’t ask the staff member any more questions. Once they got to the seats, she went to the area reserved for managers under the staff’s member’s guidance.
There were only a few people there. They were probably the managers of the minor celebrities.
When they saw Caroline’s unfamiliar face, they didn’t come forward to greet her.
Caroline didn’t feel like exchanging pleasantries, either. She checked her phone instead. Other
than a message from Cheryl, no one had tried to contact her.
Caroline hadn’t even told Gwen about the divorce. After all, Gwen was in a bad place in her love
life now, too.
Besides, because of her parents, she had always been more sensitive when it came to romantic
relationships. She changed her mind very easily when there were small incidents.
She hoped that Gwen wouldn’t be prejudiced against Sean because Kirk had tricked her.
From an outsider’s point of view, Caroline really hoped that Gwen and Sean could get together.
After all, Sean seemed like a reliable sort.
But who could be sure about these things? Caroline had been sure that Kirk was a good man, too.
But in the end…
Caroline shook her head. Why was she thinking about him again? Hadn’t she said that she
wouldn’t do it anymore?
Right then, someone sat next to her. Caroline instinctively looked up. When she did, her gaze froze.
The person sitting next to her was the man she had been thinking about just a second ago. Kirk
was wearing a mask and a black coat. His legs reached out casually to lay atop hers.
Caroline got goosebumps all over.
Ever since she had found out that Kirk was Eddy’s second uncle, she had been trying her best to
avoid seeing him face–to–face.
Now that he was sitting right beside her, all her resentment and anger rushed to the surface.
Caroline wanted to hit him, pinch him, scold him … But all of these feelings sank into the abyss
when she saw the dark shadows under his eyes.
Caroline slowly closed her eyes and used the coldest weapon in her arsenal–ignorance.
She didn’t want to get into a fight with him here. There was no point in it. Besides, she didn’t want
to argue with him anymore. After all, they would get divorced soon.
This was better. They could part ways peacefully.
Caroline had been tricked once and wasted her youth. However, she had also learned a lesson.
Luckily, she had only wasted a year when she had been tricked this time.
Compared to the eight years before, that was a great improvement, wasn’t it?
Thinking about this, the self–deprecation in Caroline’s eyes became deeper.
Kirk could feel Caroline struggle less under the weight of his legs.
The joy he had felt upon seeing her melted away. After so much time knowing her, Kirk had a full
understanding of Caroline.
If Caroline fought back hard, that meant that he still had a chance. But she didn’t even struggle
now. That meant that she had lost all hope.
Kirk clenched a fist at his side.
More people gradually streamed into the theater. They were all people who were involved in
choosing the cast.
Those who sat in Kirk and Caroline’s area were unimportant audience members, so no one paid
them any mind.
Thus, no one noticed anything strange about Caroline and Kirk.