Jared stepped out of his car and walked over to Agnes, leisurely taking off his trench coat and draping it over Agnes‘ shoulders. Then he sat down beside Agnes, his voice low and slow, “Why didn’t you answer your phone? Do you know how worried I was?” Agnes kept her head down, not saying a word.
Jared reached out and held Agnes‘ hand
His palm was dry and warm Jared asked, “What had happened? Can you tell me about it?”
Agnes didn’t know where to start and remained silent.
Suddenly, Jared pulled Agnes into his arms, “No matter what happened, I’m here for you. Even if the world collapses, I’ll protect you.”
Hearing this, Agnes couldn’t hold back her tears.
When Mr. Taylor expressed his disappointment, she didn’t cry. When Jenny framed her, she didn’t cry. When Elton said he wanted to cut ties, Agnes didn’t cry either.
But when Jared said he would protect her, Agnes burst into tears.
Jared was taken aback, patting Agnes‘ back like he was comforting a child, continuously asking her what happened.
Agnes cried for a long time, finally sobbing out the whole story to Jared.
Upon hearing this, Jared’s brows furrowed.
Agnes said, “I really didn’t push her. I don’t care about her framing me, but what saddens me is that the tiny life was innocent but couldn’t come into this world because of me…”
Jared said, “Agnes, punishing yourself for others‘ mistakes is the dumbest thing. Jenny is a real villain, even hurting herself. Don’t feel bad about this, leave it to me. I’ll find a way to prove your innocence.”
Agnes suddenly stopped crying, looking at Jared, “You believe me?”
Jared’s voice was deep and serious, “Of course, I believe you.”
For some reason, just because of Jared’s words, Agnes felt less upset.
Jared said, “Stay away from Jenny for a while. Leave the rest to me. Trust me, I’ll make her pay.
Whether Jared was comforting her or not, Agnes felt warmth in her heart:
Jared said, “Let’s go home. What do you want to eat? I’ll cook for you..
Jared’s tone was like asking a child if they wanted candy.
Agnes blurted out, “I want seafood cream pasta.”
Jared laughed, “I’ll make pasta for you when we get home.”
Agnes didn’t expect Jared to actually know how to make pasta, and it was delicious, up to a professional chef’s standard.
Agnes finished two plates of pasta in one go, almost overeating.
Jared didn’t move a muscle, watching Agnes eat her pasta with a hint of a smile.
Finally, Agnes patted her stomach and said, “How do you even know how to make seafood cream pasta? Jared, is there anything you don’t know?“
Admiration for Jared shone in Agnes‘ eyes, which made Jared feel good.
Jared laughed and asked, “Are you full?”
Agnes nodded vigorously.
“Do you feel better?”
Again, Agnes nodded hard, “There’s nothing a good meal can’t fix in this world.”
Jared smiled at her.
Then he commanded, “Go wash the dishes.”
Agnes naturally got up and started to clear the table. After a few steps, she suddenly turned around and asked, “Why aren’t you washing?”
Isn’t he supposed to make her happy? Why is he making her do chores?
Jared casually replied, “Have you ever seen a professional chef wash dishes?”
Agnes found his reasoning sound, so she turned around and went into the kitchen to wash the dishes.
In reality, Agnes still felt really upset. The sight of Jenny falling down the stairs and her clothes stained with blood kept flashing in her mind.
But having something to do always makes things a bit better.