“What?” Caroline took a step back and interrupted Kirk.
“Enough. If you’re still hesitating at this point, I doubt you’re going to tell the truth
“How about this? I’ll give you time to think about it. Once you come up with a lie, you can come and see me again.”
After saying that, Caroline picked up her luggage and strode downstairs.
Kirk caught up to her when she reached the doorway.
“Where are you going? I’ll drop you off.” Kirk gripped Caroline’s wrist as he begged sincerely.
The words to reject him stuck in Caroline’s throat. They wouldn’t come out, no matter how hard she tried. She squeezed her eyes shut.
Seeing that Caroline wasn’t rejecting him, Kirk let her go and put her luggage in the trunk.
In the car, Caroline didn’t say anything more than “Take me home“. She didn’t want to speak to Kirk, and she didn’t have the energy to talk anyway.
Kirk wanted to say something more, but Caroline had already slammed the door closed on him.
He could only stand there without saying a word.
After Cheryl got into contact with Sonia’s manager, the manager used Sonia’s social media to announce the collaboration. Cheryl also shared the post, and it was considered an official
Since Sonia wasn’t a very famous, celebrity, Cheryl didn’t expect there to be a huge reaction to the
But on the way home, she noticed that both Evans Group and Sonia were trending.
After a while, Cheryl finally figured out what had happened. It seemed that someone had posted
news that Evanson Corporation had hired Daphne Dawson as their brand ambassador.
Thus, the competition between Evans Group and Evanson Corporation had been brought up again.
Someone had even published a posting asking which company people would support since both Evanson Corporation and Evans Group were going with a horoscope theme.
Naturally, Cheryl would choose Evans Group. After voting, she realized that there were only a few votes fo: Evans Group. She guessed that those votes had probably come from Sonia’s fans.
Jack heard her sigh as he drove. He laughed and said, “What’s wrong?”
Cheryl waved her phone in the air and told Jack about the vote online.
After listening, Jack said, “But I think Ms. Evans will win.”
“Why?” Cheryl was curious. In all honesty, she wasn’t very confident.
“Hmm. It’s a feeling, I guess.” Jack spun the steering wheel.
“Before, when she was at Thorne Corporation, everyone thought Ms. Evans had no experience and wouldn’t be better than that… What’s her name?” (1)
Then, Jack continued, “You know what happened with that.”
“Yes, that’s true.” Cheryl looked down to see all the mocking words in the comments.
“But these people don’t have faith in us. Not even the people at the company do, and this is their project.”
Yet, Jack still smiled and said, “I believe in Ms. Evans.”
Hearing Jack’s light tone, Cheryl smiled as well. But then her expression dimmed. She opened her mouth and tried to speak, but said nothing even after many attempts.
Jack was focused on driving. So he didn’t notice Cheryl’s hesitation.
Seeing how unbothered Jack was, Cheryl gave up.
Jack said he had given up on his feelings for Caroline while at Thorne Corp, but…
In the end, Cheryl didn’t dare ask about it. She was afraid that Jack had only said that he had let go of his feelings because he wanted to keep staying by Caroline’s side.
Meanwhile, Daphne found out that Caroline had signed with Sonia while she was playing cards with Jane. The second she heard that the celebrity was a no–name one, her expression went dark
The two wealthy ladies sitting with them were friends Jane had brought to play with them. Seeing Daphne’s expression change, one of them asked in concern, “What’s wrong, Ms. Dawson?”
Daphne had to try very hard to keep from bursting into curses right then and there. “It’s about work. I have to deal with it for a moment.” As she said this, she strode toward the villa’s entrance.
Her manager chased after her.
At the door, Daphne couldn’t hold it in anymore. “What does Caroline mean by this? Is she trying to tell me that I’m nothing compared to some no–name celebrity?”
Daphne’s manager was sweating. She didn’t really understand what was going on in Daphne’s head.
“All I did was sign with Layla instead of with Caroline. Does she have to annoy me this way?”
Her manager said, “Daph, don’t be angry.”
“How could I not be angry? She’s getting more popular because of me. I’m so mad!”
At that thought, Daphne recalled how Kirk had given Caroline gifts, and she felt a new surge of hatred rushing up. She grabbed the documents in her manager’s arms and threw them all to the ground.
Jane had followed Daphne. When she saw Daphne reacting this way, she went forward and said, Daph, what’s going on? Who made you so mad?”
Hearing this, Daphne felt so aggrieved that her eyes went red. “It’s that Caroline, of course!”
Jane frowned. She got mad at the mention of Caroline too. But it was just too bad that she was
Sean’s wife. If they made a move against Caroline, they would risk offending Sean.
“Did you know? Caroline isn’t actually Sean Yates‘ wife. We were tricked last time!”
After some time, Caroline got tired of venting her frustrations She put her hands down and let Kuk 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 stuli, 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…”