Hearing the sound, both Rachel and Roger looked over at the water instinctively. They saw a flock of dolphins in the sea, and heard the unique sounds that could only come from them. Rachel was fascinated by these dolphins. “I never thought I would see dolphins here,” she murmured in awe. She leaned against the railing and stretched out her hand, as if trying to touch them. The dolphins splashed water as they swam, and some drops fell on the back of her hand. It was chilly, but she smiled. “An elder once told me that good things will happen to you when you meet dolphins,” Roger said with a smile. “Everything will be okay, Rachel.” Rachel withdrew her hand and smiled. But her eyes remained focused on the lovely dolphins. They stayed that way for some time without saying anything. She knew that Roger was trying to comfort her and make her happy. of course, the smile on her face and how peaceful she looked at the moment relieved him. Though his gaze remained on her, his thoughts were far away. And just like that, he asked her sincerely, “Rachel, are you really happy with him?” He had wanted to ask her this question for a long time. It had been buried in his heart for two long years. He had wanted to ask her this two years ago when Rachel married Victor. But unfortunately, he had never found the courage to do it. Instead, he packed and fled Apliaria the same night. When he learned that she was divorced but pregnant with Victor’s child, he had that burning urge to ask again. But the smile he saw on her face when she spoke about her baby
This time however, he had to ask her the question. He couldn’t let another chance pass him by.
As time passed, the deck for the dolphins became more populated, and obviously, became noisy. After thinking about his question and wondering why he would just bring it up out of nowhere, Rachel turned to him and asked knowingly, “Why? What’s wrong?” He looked down at her face and said slowly, “If you are unhappy with him, you just have to tell me, and I’ll take you away.” The seriousness on his face took Rachel by surprise. She had an idea of where this was heading to, and she was already apprehensive. “Do you know what you are talking about, Roger?” Now that Roger had made it so blunt and clear, Rachel knew she must give him an answer. It wouldn’t be right if she dallied with him on such a sensitive matter. She knew she had to do it. But when she thought of the fact that
her next words were going to hurt Roger, she felt helpless. “I know.” Roger answered her honestly. There was no need trying to milk things up when he had already started. “Rachel, I should have said these words two years ago. No, scratch that. Maybe I should have said it even earlier. Or when we were in high school maybe. I just never got the chance until now. So, I’ll go ahead. Rachel, I love you. The first time I saw you, I was attracted to you. But at that time, I didn’t know it was love. When I finally realized it, I lost contact with you. And then two years ago, when I heard you were going to marry Victor, I regretted that I hadn’t tried hard enough to reach you. I couldn’t help but think that, maybe if I had reached out to you, you wouldn’t have married him. We could have probably been together now. So, when I heard about your divorce, I came back from abroad. You don’t know how much I wanted to say these words after I heard all you’ve been through these days. But till now, I didn’t have enough courage. I do now, and I don’t care anymore. I don’t want to see you unhappy, and all I care about is your happiness. Rachel, leave with me. I’ll take you away from Victor.” There was a long pause after that declaration of his. It was not that she was thinking about his proposal. Rachel was rather thinking of the best way to let him down without necessarily hurting him. She pressed her lips together and looked into Roger’s eyes. “I’m sorry, Roger.” Roger wasn’t stupid. He had thought of the possibility of being rejected. However, he didn’t expect it to be accompanied by an apology. Stunned, he started saying, “Rachel…” “We are not meant for each other, Roger. You are the heir of the Jimenez family. You are the hope of your family and your family business. We are not fit for each other. You have to see that! Look at me, I’ve been married and pregnant. I am no longer the girl you think you fell in love it. In fact, if we look at it, I’m even different from the person I was two years ago.” Rachel sighed and refused his proposal straightforwardly. “I won’t leave with you, Roger. And, I don’t have the same feelings for you.”
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