Agnes was whisked away from the party hall by Justin, unsure of where she was being led to, she just followed his pace
Her mind went blank, unable to process any thoughts
Finally, Justin suddenly stopped and said to Agnes. “If you want to cry, just let it out”
Coming back to her senses, Agnes realized that Justin had brought her to a beach.
This was the famous Verve Beach of Dragon Bay, the moonlight tonight was stunningly beautiful.
Under the glow of the moonlight, the beach seemed to be emitting a layer of green fluorescence. The cold feel of the tide washing over Agnes‘ feet brought her back to reality.
Agnes didn’t cry, but instead wiped the tears from the corners of her eyes.
Seeing it with her own eyes was good, at least she didn’t have to be trapped in that conflicting emotion anymore.
These days, Agnes felt like she was about to be driven crazy by the contradictions in her heart.
Agnes sat on a large rock without a word, just staring blankly at the boundless water.
Suddenly, Justin broke the silence, “Agnes, divorce Jared. I want to marry you.”
Agnes replied, “Justin, I’m not in the mood for your jokes right now.”
Justin also sat down next to Agnes.
Justin said, “The first time I proposed to you, you thought I was joking. Now you think the same. Do I seem that casual to you?”
Agnes replied, “Because I can’t think of a reason why you’d propose to me. Justin, do you like me?”
“Of course I do.”
Speechless, Agnes asked, “Love at first sight?”
Justin said, “No.”
This left Agnes puzzled. At the annual meeting last year, Justin proposed to her when they were clearly meeting for the first time.
Justin finally spoke, “You’ve forgotten about me. Fifteen years ago you said you wanted to marry me.”
Agnes was even more confused, she was only five years old fifteen years ago.
Justin sighed and finally explained, “I grew up in Santa Maria Welfare. The children there relied on donations from kind–hearted people in society. Your mother sponsored my living and schooling expenses since I was young”
Mentioning her mother, Agnes was even more shocked.
“Your mother was a very kind person. She sponsored many children there and often brought you to visit us. The first time we met, I was nine and you were five. You were handing out chocolates to a group of children. When it was my turn, only the last one was left, so you gave me yours. You know, that was the first time I had chocolate. The slightly bitter sweetness gave me a sudden sense of hope. We used to play together a lot. Your mother joked that when you grow up, you can find a husband among us. You immediately grabbed my hand and said you wanted to marry me when you grew up.”
Justin’s words transported Agnes back to a piece of her past.
Actually, Agnes had some recollections of her childhood.
Agnes’s mother Julia was naturally gentle and kind. She was a big star in the entertainment industry when she was young and then retired after marrying Preston.
Preston ran an entertainment company, while she liked doing charity work, which won her a good reputation.
Back then, her mother indeed often took her to an orphanage.
Back then, Agnes liked a boy the most, and she always called him Lil Potato.
Agnes suddenly exclaimed in surprise, “Are you Lil Potato?”