“Kirk?” After a brief feeling of astonishment, Caroline felt rage surge through her. How had he
known that she was here?
Kirk smiled as he looked kindly at Adrian, who was behind Caroline. But there was a violent wave
buried deep in his eyes.
Adrian was stunned when he first saw Kirk. His immediate reaction was to recall which family
this man was from.
But no matter how he went through the memories in his mind, he couldn’t place the man. In the
end, Adrian looked at Kirk warily. This was no simple man.
As Adrian regarded him without inhibition, Kirk only swept Adrian a casual gaze before ducking
his head toward Caroline.
“Jack said you were sending Gwen home, so I came over to check on things. Is everything alright?
Do you need help?”
As he spoke, he took Caroline’s hand, wordlessly saying that she belonged to him.
Caroline was currently angry at Kirk because he knew her whereabouts. She didn’t notice the two
men glaring at each other. “It’s nothing. Gwen just got drunk.”
“And who’s your friend over there?” Kirk tilted his chin at Adrian.
“Adrian Sorkin,” Adrian said, offering his name. His gaze lingered for a short while on Caroline’s
After some hesitation, Adrian held out his hand in a gentlemanly manner. “You must be Caroline’s
Kirk’s gaze flitted over Adrian’s fingers as he waved a hand. “Sorry, I have to hold my wife’s hand,
so I can’t shake your hand.”
Adrian and Caroline were speechless at this.
Kirk said, “Darling, can we go home now?”
Caroline replied, “Gwen is drunk. I want to stay and take care of her.”
Kirk caressed the back of Caroline’s neck and said, “Then Ill stay with you
Just as Caroline was about to say that there was no need, she hesitated when she recalled Adrian’s unspoken words. She didn’t reject Kirk.
“Adrian, thank you for your help tonight,” Caroline said sincerely.
As for what Adrian had left unspoken, Caroline didn’t care what they were. She just wanted to maintain how things were. “I’ll treat you to a meal one day.”
Adrian wasn’t a fool. Caroline was making herself very clear. If Adrian kept insisting, he would only earn Caroline’s disgust. “Alright, then. I’ll be leaving now.”
Once Adrian left, Kirk hugged Caroline from behind. “Darling…” He kissed her earlobe, acting as if he were trying to get on her good side.
Caroline shoved Kirk aside. “You should go too. I just want to take good care of Gwen.”
“Darling…” Kirk’s grip tightened on Caroline’s wrist. He raised the other hand to tilt Caroline’s
chin up, forcing her to look at him.
“What exactly happened? Can’t you tell me, please? I’ll change if I’ve done something wrong.”
Caroline looked into Kirk’s deep eyes. “How are you supposed to change if you don’t even know what you did wrong?”
Kirk started to speak, but Caroline cut him off before he could say a word. “I know I seem like I’m
throwing a tantrum, but …” Caroline’s voice shook.
She bit her lip before continuing, “I really know very little about you. You never told me anything
about your past.
I don’t know what you were like as a child. I don’t know when your mother passed away or why.
You never tell me. It’s like… your past is a huge secret that you must keep to make sure we can
Kirk’s heart ached as his eyebrows furrowed. Seeing Caroline in so much pain, he felt like his
heart was being cut into smithereens. He wanted to tell Caroline, but….
“Darling, you’re overthinking.”
Kirk raised his hand to caress Caroline’s hair, but she dodged him. Looking at his palm, Kirk
“Things aren’t as complicated as you think. I’ve never told you about my past because I didn’t see a need to
“Is that so?” Caroline sniffed
“Maybe I’m overthinking, or maybe I’m sensitive. You leave first. I want to spend some time alone” In any case, all she had to do was wait until Tuesday. By then, everything would be settled.