I was sitting in the living room, drinking with Abner when Scarlett returned.
| stood up and took her bag from her before I asked, “Why didn’t you call me? I could have come to the airport to pick you up.”
“I did not want to trouble you. Besides, the airport is far away from here.(This novel will be daily updtaed at www.noveljar.com)” Scarlett forced a smile, turned to Abner, and asked, “How are you?”
Abner greeted her with a smile and she gave him a nod. I could clearly see that she was in low spirits.
“Enjoy your time, then. I am going upstairs to rest.”
For some reason, I noticed that she was feeling lonely.
“I’ll go check on her,” I said to Abner. With that, I followed Scarlett upstairs.
She was sitting on the bed sullenly with an empty look in her eyes.
I walked up to her and held her hand. “What’s the matter? Did something happen?”
“Rita and Lily worked together to set me up. They drugged Abner and paid the reporters to take pictures of us while we were in the bathroom. Charles ran into us and seemed to be furious. He even took off his wedding ring while he drove me to the airport this morning…”
As Scarlett expressed herself, tears rolled down her face.
“Is Charles out of his mind? Why does he allow himself to be linked to other women over and over again? (This novel will be daily updtaed at www.noveljar.com)Why isn’t he clearing up his name? Moreover, he is also responsible for what happened with Abner. If he had been with you at that time, then how could Lily have had the chance to frame you like this?”
When I scolded Charles, Scarlett began to weep harder.
“Nina, a lot has happened after we got married, and it has all been weighing heavily on my heart. The sadness and pain is slowly suffocating me…”
I patted her on the shoulder and said in a concerned tone, “Scarlett, you should go to bed now. I am sure that you’re really exhausted now.”
Clearly, she was so tired that she fell asleep while crying. Just when I was about to leave the room, I heard her tearful voice. “Charles, don’t leave me, please…”
I looked back and found her talking in her sleep, so I walked to her, wiped her tears away, and left the room.
Once I was out, I took out my phone and called Charles. “What were you trying to imply by taking off your ring? That you want a divorce?”
Hearing my angry voice, Charles remained silent.
“Why aren’t you answering me? Are you feeling guilty? Charles, just because Scarlett loves you, that doesn’t give you the right to do whatever you want.”
“Then why do you keep making her cry? And why did you take off your ring and make her think that you’re going to divorce her?”
“I don’t want to divorce her,” he said firmly.
“You should be telling that to her, not me!” Furious, I hung up the phone.
When I walked downstairs, I saw that Abner was still there, so I took a deep breath to calm
“Is she okay?” he asked me in a concerned voice.
“She was crying, and now she is sleeping. This is all Charles’ fault!” I said resentfully before ! picked up the wine glass and drank it up.
No. It’s all my fault.” There was a heavy sense of guilt lingering in Abner’s eyes.
“What does this have to do with you? Charles is also involved in a scandal, right? (This novel will be daily updtaed at www.noveljar.com)Moreover, how can he wear a long face after doing what he did?” I said irritably. I was feeling depressed, thinking about Scarlett.
“We are not in a position to say anything, really. They should solve this problem on their own.” Saying that, Abner sighed helplessly.
“If Charles dares to make Scarlett cry again, then I won’t just sit by and watch.” | said in a cold voice before filling up my wineglass and finishing it. Scarlett’s POV:
I was having a really sad dream when the aroma of fresh pancakes woke me up. I was famished that I felt my stomach aching, so I lifted the blanked, touched my belly, got off the bed, and walked downstairs.
“Scarlett, you’re awake! You must be hungry. Come and have some pancakes. Abner prepared them for you.” Nina yawned and added, “I’ve already had some and I’m going upstairs to sleep some more. You can eat all you want.” I ate the pancake while I sat on the couch and called Abner.
“Are you feeling better now?”. His concerned voice came from the other end of the line as soon as the call was connected.
“I’m fine.” I sounded a little hoarse.
There was a moment of awkward silence in the air.
Abner and I blurted out in unison after a long minute.
“It was just an accident, so please don’t think too much of it,” I said with a smile.
“Even though it was an accident, and it happened because of a reason, I still hope that you can forgive me for acting rudely,” Abner said, blaming himself..
“I should be the one apologizing to you. If it had not been for me, you would not have faced such troubles.(This novel will be daily updtaed at www.noveljar.com)” And I was also blaming myself for what happened.
“Well, we can forget about it and not mention it anymore,” he said with a chuckle.
“Okay.” I felt more at ease after hearing that, and I sighed.
“Nina has a crush on you. What do you think about her?” I added in a brisk tone, now that the awkwardness was gone.
“Well… What are you implying? Is it bothering you that I am single?” Abner joked.
“A clean hand doesn’t need to be washed. Besides, I’m not bothered, so please don’t think of it like that. I just want the two of you to be happy,” I said frankly.
“And we will be,” Abner said with a smile.
We talked for a while longer before we hung up.
Several days had passed since, and it was almost the weekend.
“This time, I am going to confess my feelings to Abner, and he will soon become my boyfriend! ” Nina said with a confident smile.
“All the best, Nina. I wish you success.” There was undying support for her in my heart which made me smile.
Nina pulled my hand excitedly and suggested, “How about you come with me to witness the legendary moment?”
I shook my head with a smile and said, “I can’t go back with you, Nina. It’s too tiring for me to be traveling back and forth.”
Hearing that, Nina asked tentatively, “Are you and Charles doing okay?”
“I haven’t contacted him lately.” I was stunned by how indifferent I had been till now.
“Well, did he call you, then?” Nina was clearly furious.
“No.” I forced a wry smile.
“Scarlett, why don’t you go back with me and clear things up with him in person?” | could clearly sense the concern in her eyes when she looked at me.
However, I still shook my head, wiped away my tears, and said, “Hurry, or you will miss your flight!”
“Alright, then. I’m leaving now.(This novel will be daily updtaed at www.noveljar.com) Take good care of yourself, and don’t forget to call me if anything happened.” With a worried look, she left, and I waved to her with a smile. .
Looking at the empty house, I could not help but feel sad. That moment, my phone rang. Thinking that it was a call from Charles, I picked up my phone with a smile, but I was a little disappointed to find that it was just a call from Christine.
“Scarlett, how have you been lately?” Her amiable voice came from the other end of the line.
“I’m fine, Grandma,” I answered in a brisk voice, adjusting my breath.
“Scarlett, are you coming back this weekend?” she asked tentatively.
“Why? What happened?” I was subconsciously nervous.
“Don’t worry. Charles seems to have taken off his wedding ring, and he needs to be taught a lesson. How about you come back this weekend? I’m sure this is all just a misunderstanding, and it is nothing that a good talk can’t solve. Don’t let these trifles affect your marriage.” While she was trying her best to persuade me, I began to cry uncontrollably again.
“Grandma, I can’t make it this weekend. (This novel will be daily updtaed at www.noveljar.com)There is something that I have to do over here.” | tried my best to sound as normal as possible. After I said those words, I quickly ended the call.
Holding my knees, I sat down on the couch in tears.
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