“Madam, what’s wrong?” The moment Charles came into the office, he noticed Caroline slumped on the couch, pale–faced.
It looked like she had just been hit hard by something and was barely holding on.
Caroline didn’t hear what Charles said at all. She couldn’t even see Charles in front of her. She
could only sense that there was someone’s figure moving around.
She felt like her soul had been sucked out of her, and she was left in a daze.
Charles was at a loss for a time too. Then, he spotted Caroline’s phone on the floor in his peripheral vision. He instinctively bent to pick it up while he extracted his phone to call Kirk.
At that moment, Caroline pounced on him as if possessed, ripping the phone away from Charles.
Charles was shocked by Caroline’s behavior.
After a few seconds of astonishment, he finally reacted. “Madam, are you alright?”
Caroline shouted, her eyes red, “Get out!”
At that moment, she didn’t want to see anyone who had a connection to Kirk.
Charles looked at Caroline’s phone again. Although he hadn’t had a good look, it seemed like a document about Kirk’s marital status.
Charles‘ expression changed completely at that thought. Before, Charles had taken measures to make sure that the marriage was believable and to prevent Jude from suspecting Kirk. For instance, he had gotten a government worker at Macldo to change Kirk’s marital status …
Could this matter be what made Caroline suspicious that Kirk had two wives and caused them to fight?
At that possibility, Charles started to sweat. He tried to explain, but he had become like a parrot
learning to speak.
All he could do was repeat the same thing. “Madam, calm down first…”
“Leave! Get out now!” Caroline’s emotions were in a mess.
Seeing Caroline explode again, Charles thought for a moment before deciding that it was a better
He had come to see Caroline to try to find out why she was fighting with Kirk. He never expected that he would find out the truth in such an accidental way.
After the torn Charles left, Caroline once again stumbled to the couch and collapsed there.
With solid proof right in front of her, her first impulse was to check the dictionary to see if the definition of the word “married” might be different from what she knew.
What a joke. How could she not believe it when the proof was right there?
Feeling pained, Caroline buried her head on the couch. The roil of emotions she had been suppressing for the past few days finally burst out of control, and she started to sob.
Meanwhile, Charles left the building where Evans Group was located. He felt cold despite standing under the sun.
Kirk chose this exact moment to call him. Seeing Kirk’s name as the caller ID, Charles felt a jolt of fear.
He was afraid that he might not survive this. There was no way Kirk was going to forgive him for messing up this badly.
Holding onto the idea that it was better to get it over with, Charles answered the call with
He said bravely before Kirk could speak, “Sir, I found out why you and the madam are fighting.”
Kirk was speechless.
Charles told Kirk the whole story. “I didn’t make a mistake. That was definitely a document about your marital status.”
After saying that, Charles didn’t try to defend himself. He waited quietly for Kirk’s verdict. After all, his mistake had caused this problem.
Yet, he didn’t hear any response from Kirk, even after a long time.
Nervously, Charles asked, “Sir?”
Charles put the phone away from his ear and looked at it. He was stunned to find out that Kirk had
hung up. He stood in place, at a loss for words. He didn’t know where to go at the moment.
Suddenly, a figure moved past him. When he focused on the person, he realized that it was Caroline.
She had hailed a cab, which quickly sped off.
After being stunned for a few seconds, Charles finally fished out his phone in a panic to call Kirk.
The call was quickly picked up.
“Sire, the madam just got into a cab
Before Charles could finish speaking, he heard a sharp noise from the other end of the line. It sounded like the squealing of tires. Then, the call was cut off.
Charles was at a loss for words.
After getting into the cab, Caroline sped to the villa. She didn’t know what she was thinking. All she knew was that she wanted to move out of that place, which was full of past memories.
That villa stood like a gigantic monument that reminded her of how foolish she had been and how Kirk had tricked her so easily.
The cab soon arrived at the villa.
As soon as Caroline got out of the car, she flew into the building and went to the second floor. She shoved everything she owned into her luggage.
It felt like this was the only thing she could do to dispel the sound of laughter echoing in her head.
She was lost in a huge wave of pain and didn’t notice the blare of a car horn from downstairs.
As Kirk pushed the door open downstairs, he could tell that Caroline had come back to the villa. Without thinking, he rushed up to the second floor.
When he saw Caroline packing her clothes, fear overwhelmed him.
He took large strides toward her and held her from behind.
Kirk’s familiar scent made Caroline’s heart jolt. When she noticed Kirk behind her, Caroline
struggled with all her might to escape his arms.
But Kirk was too strong. His arms were like metal shackles, locking her in.
She was so angry that she hit him and punched him, but he didn’t even make a noise.
After some time, Caroline got tired of venting her frustrations. She put her hands down and let Kirk hold her, seeming like a lifeless shell.
Her tears fell one by one, landing on Kirk’s arm. They were hot enough to burn, nearly scalding Kirk. Stiil, Kirk refused to let go. He knew all too well what the consequences of letting go would be.
“Darling, don’t leave me, please?”
His low plea plucked at Caroline’s heartstrings.
Perhaps in the past, Caroline’s heart might have softened. But after seeing that document, her heart had turned to stone.
“Let go of me! Let me go! I don’t want this to turn ugly.”
“Don’t be like that…” Kirk turned Caroline to face him, the redness of his eyes spreading.
“Even the court wouldn’t sentence me to death without hearing my testimony!”
Caroline sniffed and raised her head. She shot him a pained smile. “Alright then, speak. Tell me why you have another wife in Macldo!”
By the time she finished her sentence, Caroline was yelling. She didn’t want to be like this. She hated being like this. But she just couldn’t control herself.
Looking into Caroline’s reddened eyes, Kirk felt like his heart was being carved out of his chest. Countless excuses floated around in his mind, but he couldn’t say a thing right then.
Suddenly, he didn’t want to lie to her anymore.
“Tell me, then. Why aren’t you saying anything?” Caroline pulled her hand back.
‘If you don’t speak, then I will. Because it’s the truth. You have a wife abroad, and you have one
No, darling, the truth is …” Kirk’s brows furrowed tightly.
The truth is… I’m Eddy’s…”