Throughout the whole ride, Agnes and Jared remained silent. Agnes kept sneaking glances at Jared’s face through the rearview mirror. His gloomy expression was suffocating.
Agnes initially felt a tad guilty. After all, she and Jared were married, and she was caught staying overnight at a stranger’s house. But when she thought about Jared not coming home that night, Agnes figured her actions weren’t that outrageous in comparison.
The car rolled into Maplewood Manor, finally parking in front of the villa. The atmosphere inside the car grew even tenser, Agnes felt as if the air had
Jared finally broke the silence “Tell me, what the hell happened?”
Agnes played dumb. “What do you mean?”
Jared turned to look at Agnes. Strangely, she felt exposed under his gaze.
Jared snapped, “You ran off, didn’t tell me, and stayed at a stranger’s place. Do you think you can manage a guy like Ivan? How well do you know him to have the guts to go home with him?”
Agnes shot back, “I don’t know you that well either, yet I married you. She would never have dared to talk to Jared like this before.
This clearly infuriated Jared “Is our marriage really that insignificant to you?”
Agnes retorted, “Aren’t you doing the same thing? Devaluing our marriage.”
Jared stared at Agnes for a long time. “Agnes, is this really how you want to talk to me?”
Agnes suddenly felt upset. She was torn inside, wondering whether to expose the truth between them, whether to break the illusion But Agnes didn’t have the guts. She feared that once the truth came out, everything would go back to square one.
Agnes wasn’t ready. For now, she just wanted to cool things down.
Agnes lowered her head and said, “Jared, let’s take a break.”
“Why? Just because I didn’t come home to pick you up that night, you’re gonna be this stubborn?”
Agnes suddenly felt hurt. See, Jared was smart, and he could sense her mood. But Jared didn’t know that she went to the hospital that day and heard his conversation with Mamie. Or maybe he did know but pretended not to. Once the truth came out, a lot of things would change
Agnes admitted she had become a coward in love. When Elton betrayed Jenny, Agnes didn’t hesitate to cut off a decade–long relationship.
Although it was painful, things were different now, she didn’t have the courage to confront the truth. Because then, she would be a complete fool, again.
What was she to Jared? Just a band–aid on his broken heart.
Agnes finally cooled down. I’ve agreed to act in a TV show during the summer break and will be staying in the cast dormitory”
“I don’t agree with that.”
“I’ve already signed the contract.”
“1’ll pay the penalty.”
Agnes turned to Jared. “Jared, this is my choice, my life. You have no right to interfere.”
I’m your husband. If I don’t have the right, then who does?”
“It’s just a marriage contract. If you insist on stopping me, then let’s get a divorce.”
After she said that, everything suddenly became quiet.
The silence was terrifying.