Agnes was completely flabbergasted. Her mind went blank for a moment, then it hit her.
She never quite understood why a guy like Jared would marry her. They didn’t know each other, and it was just a drunken encourfter that brought them together.
That morning, Agnes woke up in utter panic. Jared, however, casually asked, “Are you of age?”
“We’ll meet in front of city hall this afternoon,” said Jared.
And just like that, Agnes and Jared became husband and wife.
At that time, Agnes was utterly disappointed in love because of Elton and Jenny. She had also lost her virginity. She didn’t care who she married and didn’t realize then that the man she married was a big shot. But for Jared, Agnes couldn’t understand why he chose to marry her instead of dealing with a one–night stand in another way.
Now Agnes understood that Jared shared the same feelings. They both were disheartened about their own relationships and decided to be careless about marriage.
While others were talking, Agnes couldn’t hear a word. She turned around and left the hospital like a ghost.
Agnes was sad, as she knew that even if Jared married her for such a reason, it was not his fault. She had done the same, so she had no reason to blame him. What saddened Agnes more was that her current thoughts were completely different from before.
She she seemed to have fallen for Jared…
The night was deep. Agnes walked ahead absentmindedly. Suddenly, a sharp horn sounded. When she turned her head, all she saw were two blinding lights, that made her struggle to open her eyes
Before Agnes could react, she felt her arm being pulled by a force. She fell into a pair of arms. Then there was a roar of car movement in her ears, followed by the curses of the driver speeding by.
“Are you okay?” The man’s deep voice seemed to drift over her head.
Agnes looked up. It was Ivan.
After a moment, Agnes realized that Ivan was holding her wrist tightly with one hand and her waist with the other. They were pressed tightly together. Agnes could even hear his heartbeat.
Agnes quickly broke free and took a step back, “I’m fine.”
Ivan said, “Ms. Pritchard, what were you thinking? That was dangerous.”
Agnes looked around and realized she had wandered onto the road. She was absent–minded and jaywalking. If Ivan hadn’t shown up in time, she would
have been in trouble.
Agnes instantly felt a sense of dread, “Thank you for saving me.”
Ivan smiled, “No problem. Treat me to a meal; I’m starving.”
Agnes was taken aback, then agreed.
They went to a nearby Mexican restaurant. When they sat down, Agnes was still a little shaken, “Thanks for earlier, Mr. Bartley. What were you doing.
Ivan explained, “I just came out of the hospital and ran into you. You seemed a bit flustered, and even bumped into two people within a short distance. I was a bit worried and followed you for a bit. So, my presence was not a coincidence.”
She had bumped into two people while walking? She had no idea.