Robin’s potential husband arrived before dinner, along with his parents. Everyone was in high spirits, except Robin.Everyone at the dinner table made every effort to matchmake them, but Robin stayed completely silent. She couldn’t even pretend to smile.This went on until 10PM, when her relatives and potential husband left, along with his own family. Robin immediately went back to her room and changed out of her clothes, then got ready to go out.Mrs. Cox threw her clothes onto the ground. “What was that? That sulky look on your face? Does someone owe you money? Have you forgotten all your good manners? You’re not to step out of this house today. If you leave, you can forget about ever coming back!”Robin pulled out her ID and waved it in front of her mother. “How old do you think I am? I’m over twenty years old. Anyone at my age who’s married early would have had independent kids by now. I’m not a child anymore. Why do you have to control me all the time? You don’t want a daughte
By the time Robin arrived, the restaurant was closing up. Sylvain had just left the restaurant too.They looked at each other. Robin tried her best to put on a smile. “I’m sorry for making you wait so long. Let’s have supper, my treat.”Sylvain looked at her pajamas and felt a faint, indistinguishable feeling. It must have taken a lot of strength out of her to come to him. He stepped forward and stroked her head. “It’s late. You shouldn’t have come out. We can always have a meal together another day. I’ll take you home.”Robin went into a daze when he patted her on the head. All of her negative energy disappeared into nothing. “It’s alright. If it’s no trouble, we can have supper first, then go home.”Sylvain looked at her. “But if you go home, your mom will fight with you again. I don’t want you to be dragged into suffering because of me. You know that, don’t you? I knew that you wouldn’t be able to get out tonight. I didn’t really expect you to meet up with me.”Robin glanced at
Sylvain seemed very calm. He was well aware of Mrs. Cox’s disapproval of him. She had even scolded him on the phone once. He never expected to be sitting with her.He ordered a few extra nachos from the food truck seller. “Would you like something to drink, Mrs. Cox?”Mrs. Cox felt that he was being too calm and couldn’t help taking a few extra looks at him. “Mineral water will do. I’m not used to anything else.”After completing the order, Sylvain smiled. “Mrs. Cox, please, speak your mind.”“What’s your relationship with my daughter?” Mrs. Cox asked with a straight look on her face.Robin was close to tears. “Mom, how could you ask such a question? How did you find me? Can’t I have a personal life? Must you get involved with everyone I talk to? Let’s go home, okay?”Mrs. Cox ignored Robin and stared squarely at Sylvain, waiting for his reply.Sylvain paused thoughtfully and said, “We used to date, but we’re friends now. However, I’m hoping for us to get back together someday.
Sylvain stared at Robin inquisitively. Robin tightened the clothes around her and lowered her head. Is that what Sylvain thought of her? She had just come from meeting her potential husband before seeing him. She probably looked like a two-faced woman now.“What? You didn’t know? Robin got along really well with her potential husband. The man is from a good family and we know him thoroughly. If everything goes well, he’s going to be my son-in-law,” Mrs. Cox said after seeing Sylvain and Robin’s reactions.Robin couldn’t take it anymore. “Mom! Stop it. I’ve never spoken to the man. You’re the ones getting excited. What makes you think he’s going to be your son-in-law? Have I agreed to that?”Sylvain heaved a sigh of relief. “So, that’s how it is… Mrs. Cox, you must be hungry from your long search. Have some food while we discuss.”Mrs. Cox shot Robin a glare. “And you’re drinking too. How dare you? Have you ever been allowed alcohol at home? Do you know what kind of girl you look li
For the first time ever, Mrs. Cox did not flip out. Instead, she spoke in an earnest tone. “Robin, you’re still young. Don’t choose the wrong path. Try to keep in touch with that potential suitor. At least, you’ll still have a backup if you and Sylvain break it off. I know I can’t persuade you, and I really can’t be bothered to do it anyway. The house will be in chaos if we end up fighting again. I’m exhausted too. I won’t object to you dating Sylvain, but I have one condition, and that is for you to stay pure. No hanky panky business with him, understand? From now on, no going out to eat in the middle of the night, and you have to be home by 11PM.”Robin felt guilty but happy at the same time. This was the first time her mother had ever said something nice to her. “Okay! You’re the best, mom!”The next day, at the company, Sylvain and Arianne began discussing the events from last night. “I met Robin’s mom last night.”Arianne shivered at the thought of Mrs. Cox’s stern face. “Are y
Mark held Arianne by her slender waist and said with a tone brimming jealousy, “If you ever dare talk to another man behind my back again, I’ll make you move from your current desk and sit in my office.”Arianne wrapped her arms around his neck and smiled provocatively. “You were the one who asked me to learn as much as I can from Sylvain, how am I supposed to learn if I don’t talk to him? Eye contact? When that happened, you think I was seducing him. Relax, Robin’s the one he loves. He was even forced to meet her parents last night. Why did you call me into your office? Could it be… that you’re looking for a good time in your office?”Mark lowered his head and kissed her lips. “What are you even thinking? You may have the thought in your head, but I haven’t got the time. There’s a parcel that just came for you, I think it’s from your mom. I heard that she came to visit you while I wasn’t around.”Arianne released her hold on him and walked toward the desk to find a parcel on top of
Arianne took a deep breath. “Why are you apologizing? He’s your ex-husband, and his actions aren’t related to you at all. Therefore, there’s no need for you to apologize nor return to the country to resolve this. Since I’ve discovered the culprit, I’ll be able to deal with it accordingly. You should remain hidden. Wouldn’t you be walking right into his trap if you show up?”Helen disagreed. “Arianne, things aren’t as simple as you think. He has been driven up to a corner and has nothing to lose. He’s like a rabid dog now. There’s nothing he wouldn’t do. You should never underestimate a man who has got nothing to lose, you wouldn’t be able to come out of it unscathed. Regardless, I’m the one who started this so I should be the one to end it.”How could Arianne allow Helen to put herself at risk after learning about that? “You mustn’t return. It’s not up for discussion. I’ll ask my men to look for him. Let’s see what’s the worst he could do to me!”After hanging up, Arianne said throu
Arianne’s tone did not change as she said, “Brian hasn’t been coming to work for a while now. I don’t even know where he is. Even if I did, I wouldn’t help you contact him. You should forget about him. He has already said that he doesn’t wish to see you ever again. Was he not clear enough? It’s pointless for you to stubbornly persist. If you really have something to tell him, you can tell me, and I’ll pass on the message.”The girl broke down in tears. “Please, just let me see him once. I didn’t agree to break up. Shouldn’t this thing be discussed face to face? It can’t be one-sided. Please, I need to see him one last time. If you won’t let me, I’ll die right here!”Arianne was shocked. A person going through a breakup was capable of doing foolish things. Things could get difficult if the girl decided to kill herself or injure herself there. She suppressed her fury from being threatened and said, “Fine. I’ll give Brian a call, but it’s up to him whether he wants to come or not. If he