Agnes had always believed that she was in love with Elton.
They were old pals, with a deep connection spanning a decade.
But at this moment, Agnes couldn’t bring herself to say it. After a beat of silence, she said, “I’m not sure…”
Something seemed to die in Elton’s eyes. “Is it because of Jared?”
Agnes admitted, “Yes, Elton. We can’t go back to how things were. You should forget about me and start anew”
Ellon turned his back on her.
Agnes watched as his shoulders shook slightly and his fists clenched.
Agnes felt like her heart was being ripped out, and tears began to slide down her cheeks.
I’m sorry, Elton,” Agnes said.
Choking back tears, Elton responded, “Agnes, you deserve to be happy. Goodbye.”
Elton walked away, his figure growing smaller and smaller in the distance.
As she watched him go, Agnes felt like the boy she’d poured ten years of her heart into was slowly fading from her life.
In those ten years, they’d had fights and breakups, but Agnes knew that this time, it was the real deal.
Agnes cried a river, sobbing alone in the darkness of the night.
Agnes didn’t know how long she’d been crying until she heard Jared’s voice.
“Agnes,” Jared said. “Seeing you this heartbroken… Well, it makes a regular guy like me kind of jealous.”
Agnes looked up with tears in her eyes as Jared handed her a handkerchief.
She took it, wiped away her tears, and then looked down again.
“I know you two had something special, Jared said. “But breakups are part of growing up. You met the right guy at the wrong time. It’s a mistake that needs fixing. And that’s where I come in.”
Agnes stopped crying; her eyes were filled with doubt. “How do you know you’re the right guy?”
“Because I won’t make you cry,” Jared said.
He paused for a moment and then added, “Unless we’re in bed.”
Agnes was caught off guard. When she realized what he’d said, her face turned red, and she tried to hit him.
She was already so upset, and he was joking around.
But Jared’s joke did manage to lighten Agnes’s mood.
Jared was right. Breakups were a part of growing up. Just like when her mom passed away. Just like when Elton disappeared from her life. She still had to keep moving forward.
Once Agnes had fully calmed down, she asked, “How did you find out about Jenny’s secret and get that voice recording to play at the wedding?” Jared responded, “That was easy. If she was really pregnant, she should’ve known that Elton would be more valuable to her than framing you. I just followed that lead and found the answer. The recording didn’t really exist; I had it made based on Patrick’s description. As for playing it at the wedding. that was simple too. I hired a hacker to break into the computer system.”
Agnes was shocked. The recording was fake?”
Jared answered, “The recording may have been fake, but the contents were real. I’ve always said that the best way to deal with someone like Jenny is to give them a taste of their own medicine. She’s set you up multiple times. It’s only fair she gets a taste of her own medicine.”
Jared’s tone was steady and indifferent when he said this, but it sent chills down Agnes’s spine.
Jared could’ve handled this behind the scenes. But he chose to expose it at Jenny’s engagement party, ensuring that she’d never be able to recover from the scandal
“Jared, Agnes said I’ve learned that I can’t ever cross you. You’re ruthless.”
Jared looked at Agnes with a casual glance and said, “Are you scared of me?”