Caroline wanted to break away from his grip, but Kirk pinned her hand down. She couldn’t move
However, Kirk looked at her innocently. “Right, darling?”
Caroline blushed so much that she was about to sweat. “Kirk!”
“Mr. Jack, stop the car!” Caroline ordered.
Jack did as he was told.
Caroline pointed outside the door. “Hurry up and eat, and get back here when you’re done.” She
really wanted to ask Dolly who had given her the order to deceive her.
Kirk objected, “Come with me, darling.”
Caroline frowned. “Why are you so annoying today?”
He was being so clingy! She didn’t remember him being this clingy.
“I’m afraid you’ll leave me behind.”
Caroline was dumbstruck. Under Kirk’s pleading gaze, she relented and got out of the car.
They walked into a food store. It wasn’t time for a meal, so there wasn’t anyone in the store.
The female owner was delighted to see a handsome man and a beautiful woman in her store. She
asked enthusiastically, “What would you like to have?”
Caroline usually made the decisions when ordering food. However, today, Kirk was acting
differently. He immediately answered, “I want some spicy chicken stew.”
Both the female owner and Caroline were speechless at his actions.
As Kirk picked the ingredients for the stew, Caroline noticed him frowning, looking as if he were
having a hard time.
She remembered the time when she and Kirk had a barbecue together. Sean had teased Kirk
because he had a fancier taste in food. He couldn’t eat regular food like this.
Caroline glanced across the road and noticed a shopping mall with several restaurants. She put down the plate and said, “Let’s go to one of the restaurants across the street.”
Kirk followed Caroline’s gaze, and he relaxed his frown. “Sure.”
The two of them walked side by side to the restaurant. The normally decisive Kirk spent a full ten minutes deciding on a restaurant. It made Caroline suspect that he was stalling for time.
By the time Kirk was done with his meal, more than an hour had passed. “I’m going to the washroom,” he informed. Then, he stood up and left.
Caroline remained seated and played with her phone while waiting for Kirk.
Five minutes later, Kirk walked out of the washroom in high spirits.
Caroline couldn’t resist asking, “Did you win a lottery or something?”
Kirk smiled. “Yeah.”
“What did you win?”
Caroline didn’t understand what he meant, so she didn’t ask any more questions and got up to pay the bill. However, the staff told her that someone had already paid the bill.
She glanced at Kirk, knowing he was the one who paid. So she went downstairs and got in the car without saying anything.
After Kirk got into the car, Caroline said, “Let’s go, Mr. Jack.”
Jack nodded and drove to the warehouse district in the western suburbs.
On the way, when Caroline looked at the time on the phone, she suddenly remembered a phrase she had seen on the Internet. “No one can stay happy after seeing what’s on their partner’s phone.”
After pondering for a moment, she asked, “Can I look at your phone?”
Kirk’s breath hitched at her words.
When Caroline didn’t get an answer, she looked at Kirk and questioned, “What’s wrong? Are you still hiding something from me?”
Kirk pursed his lips and remained silent.
He had sent Charles a message on his phone, telling him to prepare for Caroline’s arrival and ensure his identity as Eddy’s second uncle wasn’t revealed.
Since he had been in a hurry just now, he had forgotten to delete that message. Once Caroline saw
that message, his identity would be-