At that moment, Vivian looked dishevelled. She had hickeys all over her body, and the swelling on her cheek caused by Rachel’s slap still had not subsided. Her eyes were tightly shut, and she was trembling as tears spilled out uncontrollably.
Clenching his fists, Finnick cursed himself for being a jerk. Why didn’t I notice these wounds on her body? He got up from the bed and instantly went looking for the first-aid kit.
When Vivian felt that Finnick had finally released her, she gradually opened her eyes. Her vision was blurry as tears clouded over, and she wondered if he had satisfied his brutal lust. Then, her lips curled into a self-deprecating smile. She tried to sit herself up, but her body was in pain.
After picking up the clothes that Finnick tossed on the floor, Vivian walked toward the bathroom like a lost soul.
Right now, the only thing that warmed her cold heart was the heat that came from the shower. As the shower wet her wounds and washed away her tears, she collapsed on the ground and wailed. What happened to us? We used to be so in love.
At the same time, Finnick had come back with the first-aid kit in his hand. When he noticed that Vivian was nowhere to be found, he panicked and thought that she had run away. Just when he was about to look for her, he heard noises coming from the bathroom.
He walked up to the door and heard Vivian sobbing in the shower.
Initially, Finnick wanted to head in, but now, he was hesitating whether he should do so. It hurt him so badly upon hearing Vivian’s cries.
Finnick knew his presence would irritate her further, so he decided to retreat. After placing the first-aid kit on the bedside table, he walked out and went into one of the guestrooms.
Soon, Vivian got out of the bathroom. She heaved a sigh of relief after noticing Finnick was gone. After all, she did not know how to face Finnick right then, and she did not want to see him either.
With wobbly steps, Vivian walked to the bed and saw the first-aid kit that Finnick left on the bedside table. Nonetheless, she did not open the kit even after staring at it for quite some time.
The next day, Vivian woke up early and got down to have breakfast. She looked around but did not see Finnick in the house. Though she was not sure if he had left or was still asleep, she was glad that she did not need to interact with that beast of a man.
And since she was not in the mood to enjoy breakfast, she gulped a glass of milk and left for the office.
When she reached the office, many of her colleagues shot her a look – it was full of disdain. They must have watched the video.
Nevertheless, Vivian decided to ignore those hostile glares as she knew no one would listen to her explanation. She proceeded to walk toward her desk and sat down. What else can I say? They’re just going to believe what they saw anyway, just like Finnick and Mom.
Yet, the more she tried to ignore them, the more they took advantage of it. It was to the point that her colleagues were intentionally discussing yesterday’s incident in front of her.
“It’s so hard to believe she’s this kind of woman. I mean, look at her. She always appeared to be gentle and soft-spoken.”
“I know, right? Looks can be deceiving.”
“Now that her position in the Norton family is threatened, I bet she must be anxious now. She’s probably thinking of ways to get rid of people who stand in her way too.”
“Yeah! She even thought of disfiguring Evelyn! That’s crazy. Well, if I’m Finnick, I’ll definitely choose Evelyn over this crazy woman.”
“She must be shocked that someone filmed what she did and put it on the Internet. Now, the whole world knows what kind of person she is. I’m sure Finnick can’t wait to get rid of her.”