“Century Hotel,” replied Vivian instinctively. However, she immediately looked at Finnick in surprise. “Why did you ask that?”
“Nothing.” Finnick’s expression was calm. “Have you never wondered who sabotaged you?”
First, her drink was spiked. Then, she was sent to the hotel room, while the scandal was reported to the school. It was evident that someone had deliberately sabotaged her.
“I don’t know either. I tried investigating too, but I didn’t discover anything,” said Vivian. Suddenly, she realized something and stared at Finnick. “Finnick, do you truly believe what I say?”
Finnick turned to the side to look at her. When he saw that she was leaning against his shoulder and looking dependent on him, his mood inexplicably improved. He replied in a deep voice, “You’re my wife. Why wouldn’t I believe you?”
He said those simple words so matter-of-factly. Yet, it struck Vivian like a sledgehammer.
He believes me.
Despite having spent so many years with Fabian, he had never believed her. Yet, Finnick did.
“So?” Vivian’s voice trembled. “Are you disgusted by me?”
This incident that happened two years ago was like a thorn in Vivian’s heart. In the past, she had wallowed in despair, thinking that she would never marry.
“No.” Finnick frowned. “This isn’t your fault, so why should you blame yourself?”
Instead, you should let the true culprit pay the price.
However, Finnick did not say that. He merely made a silent decision.
After Vivian relayed the entire incident to him, she was so exhausted that she went to sleep.
With Finnick staying by her side for the entire night, Vivian fell asleep faster than usual.
In her sleep, she was still furrowing her pretty brows. Standing beside the bed, Finnick could not help but smoothen her brows out.
As he listened to Vivian’s steady breathing, he whipped out his phone and called Noah.
“Hello, Noah.” He lowered his volume, afraid of waking Vivian up. “Help me thoroughly investigate what happened to Vivian two years ago.”
After he hung up, he mulled over what Vivian told him. Suddenly, he frowned.
Why does the hotel sound so familiar?
The next morning, Vivian was eating breakfast with Finnick in the dining room. Glancing at her, he suddenly asked, “How was your sleep yesterday?”
“Not bad.” Vivian raised her head. “Why are you asking this?”
“I’m afraid that you’ll not have a good sleep with me beside you.” Finnick sipped his coffee calmly. “If you want, I can move to the guest room.”
Vivian was slightly taken aback. Then, she realized that Finnick was referring to that particular night. Blushing, she said, “Since we’re married, we should sleep in the same room.”
Finnick shot a glance at Vivian. “So, you’re not mad at me for what I did that night?”
He still remembered how terrified Vivian was when he approached her that night. Her resistance made him very uncomfortable.
Looking at Finnick embarrassedly, she said, “I don’t blame you. What you did was reasonable, anyway.”
“Reasonable?” Finnick suddenly raised his eyebrow. “Why?”
“Huh?” Not expecting Finnick to persistently ask her, she became more embarrassed. However, under Finnick’s intense gaze, she steeled herself and answered, “It’s because I made you feel humiliated that night. There’s also the matter about Fabian… It’s normal that you’ll get angry. After all, I’m your wife.”
Finnick was even more surprised.
Although Vivian’s answer was vague, he still understood what she meant.
So Vivian thinks that I did that to her because of my possessiveness?
Finnick could not help but chuckle.
“Why? What’s so funny?” asked Vivian embarrassedly, thinking that she had said something wrong.
Finnick gazed at her thoughtfully.
He was never a man who cared to deny things. Both his concern for Vivian and the jealousy he felt when he learned about Fabian led him to a realization.