I felt the breeze tickly my skin like feathers when the sunlight shone on my face.
I woke up from my sleep and heard the clock ticking. Instinctively, I picked up my phone, only to find that it was turned off. As soon as I charged my phone, a message from Charles popped up. “Good morning,” the text read.
I complained to myself thinking that he really knew how to get my attention.
All of a sudden, I got a video call from him. I thought for a moment before I answered.
“Good morning, baby.” Charles’ handsome face popped up on the screen, and he was smiling. It was obvious that he was in a good mood.
“Good morning,” I answered reluctantly.
“I heard you snoring while you were sleeping.” He teased me with a smile.
“No, I didn’t!” I denied. Seeing that he was still giving me a cheeky smile, I wamed, “Don’t make video calls if you have nothing serious to talk about!”
I then immediately hung up, without even giving him a chance to speak.
However, deep down, I felt like I did something wrong. Charles had been affecting my mood a lot lately, and I felt like things would not end well if it continued to be that way. 1
After calming myself down, I got up to wash my face and brush my teeth. When I walked to the living room, I saw that Nina had prepared breakfast for me.
“Come and taste this. See if you like it.” Nina pulled me to sit down at the table and handed me the milk.
“Is it a little too light?” I asked uncertainly, tasting it.
Upon hearing my question, she tasted the food with a confused look. “Light? I think it’s just right,” she said with a hint of suspicion.
I tasted it again, but I still felt that it was too light.
Nina suddenly put down her fork and looked at me seriously.
“Scarlett, did you take contraceptives?”
When I heard those words, my heart jolted for a moment.
“Go to the store and buy a pregnancy test strip,” she reminded me with a serious look in her eyes. 1
I grabbed the corner of my shirt nervously. It was so sudden, and it was the kind of news that I was not prepared to face at all.
“It’s better to check. Maybe you’re not pregnant. Better be sure than sorry, right?” Nina comforted me gently.
Pursing my lips, I nodded, but I could not stop feeling uneasy about it. After having breakfast, Nina went out. Alone at home, I felt a little upset as I subconsciously placed my hands on my belly.
If I had known about it earlier, then I would have taken contraceptives. Just when I was regretting my actions, the doorbell rang. Thinking that it was Nina, who had left something behind, I quickly opened the door.
“Mom, what are you doing here?” I asked in surprise, looking at Alice. “I was traveling, so I came to visit you.” Alice held my hand and smiled.
I looked at her suspiciously, because it did not seem like she had come there on a trip.
“I’ve left all my luggage at the hotel, and my companions are there. It’s not too far from here, so I’ll head back after checking on you,” Alice explained.
“Come on in, Mom.” I led her into the room and poured her some water before I sat down with her.
“Scarlett, are you doing okay? You look a little haggard,” Alice asked with concern.
Noticing the concern in her eyes, I quickly explained, “The doctor said that I will feel uncomfortable until I adjust to the climate here.”
“What a quack that doctor is! You have been here for such a long time. How can you still not be used to the climate here? Why didn’t he just say you’re pregnant, huh?” Alice blurted out and I noticed a hint of surprise in her eyes.
However, I froze when I heard those words.
“Are you really pregnant? Just last night, I dreamed of becoming a grandmother.” Seeing that I was silent, she held my hand excitedly and looked at me eagerly. “No, I’m just not accustomed to the climate here,” I denied in a hurry as I tried to keep calm.
“You should go to the hospital, and get yourself checked again. This is an important matter, okay?” Alice said with disappointment as well as concern.
“Yes, I will. Don’t worry.” Although I seemed calm on the surface, I was flustered deep in my heart.
“I’ll go to the hospital with you tomorrow. I’m worried about you going there alone,” she said.
“No, Mom. I can go to the hospital by myself. Didn’t you come here on a trip? You should not be accompanying me on your vacation.”
“My travel is not as important as you. Besides, it’s just one day, so it’s no big deal,” Alice said casually.
“No, I’ll ask Nina to go with me.”
“Alright, then. But you must let me know as soon as the result comes out, okay?”
I was secretly relieved, so I agreed to her request with a smile.
She then asked me how I was doing, and told me something about Charles.
As soon as she mentioned Charles, my phone rang.
“Maybe Lawrence has asked him to call you. Put it on speaker,” Alice said indifferently, seeing that it was Charles’ call.
I was confused, but I answered his call and put it on speaker.
“You answered the phone very quickly today. I was thinking if I would have to call you again.” Charles’ deep voice came from the phone.
“Careful, Charles. Mom is here,” I reminded him, afraid that he might say something improper. “Dad and Mom are fighting, so don’t worry about them. Mom will come back after traveling for a few days, but you have been away from your husband for so long,” he blurted out just like I expected. 1 Hearing his complaint, I was a little embarrassed, so I lowered my head and kept silent.
“People in our family are all loyal and faithful to their significant others,” Charles said smugly. 1 I was speechless. ‘Could he be more narcissistic?’
“You brat! Don’t you care about your mother?” Alice roared, grabbing the phone from my hand. A second later, she hung up. 1 “What an ungrateful son!” she complained, holding my phone tightly in her hand. I felt a little awkward, and did not know what to say.
Then, my phone rang again. In an annoyed tone, Alice hissed, “It must be Charles again. Looks like he is always pestering you.”
She then picked up the phone, but when she looked at it, she was rather surprised.
“When can you come back and save me from this dark loneliness?” Reading the message from Charles, Alice looked at me suspiciously, and asked, “Is he always like this? You sure have suffered a lot, my dear.” 4
With my head down, I rolled my eyes and curled my toes awkwardly.
Since it was clear that Alice had not come there on a trip, I asked her to stay with me.
After my daily classes, I would accompany her to go shopping and go on walks with her whenever I was free to help her feel better.
A week later, Alice was watching TV on the sofa when Charles’ dad called me. I answered the phone and put it on speaker.
“Christine has hypertension. She is in the hospital now. Scarlett, come back with Alice,” he said anxiously as soon as the call was connected.
Upon hearing the news, Alice and I quickly packed up our things, and were ready to go back home. She seemed to have temporarily forgotten about her quarrel with her husband.
As we were worried about Grandma’s condition, we booked the next flight back home.
However, I felt my stomach turn as soon as the flight took off.
“Mom, I need to go to the bathroom.” Saying that, I stood up in a hurry. “Be careful. Watch your step,” Alice reminded me. I vaguely heard her saying, “Why do you seem more pregnant the more I look at you?” 1 I froze when I heard those words, but I pretended like I did not hear a thing as I ran to the bathroom.
Once we landed, we saw that Lawrence was waiting for us at the airport.
Alice glanced at him, threw her luggage to him, and left.
With a helpless sigh, Lawrence followed her.
I was amused to see that, but at the same time, I envied their relationship.
The driver took my luggage from me, and I thanked him with a smile before following them to the car.
“Mr. Charles is also here,” the driver reminded me calmly and respectfully as soon as we walked out of the airport.
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