Eleanor glanced at Hailey, seeing the same sentiment in her eyes, she lowered her gaze, “Let’s wait until he gets back.” Cedric caught the underlying meaning, his lips curling up quickly, “Eleanor, you’re the best. I’ll get you some extra soup.”
After ladling the soup, Cedric placed the bowl in front of Eleanor.
Before she could even take a sip of the warm broth, Robin walked in, “I ran into the Sharp brothers downstairs. Did they come by to deliver a report?” Eleanor confirmed, and Robin guessed what the report contained. He was puzzled, “How did Yates know you resemble his lover?”
Eleanor accepted the spoon Hailey passed her, responding. “I had to take my sister’s place in a meeting once. Mr. Sharp saw me and looked me up, said I reminded him of his girlfriend.”
She briefly explained, then elaborated for Robin, “Anyway, they have resources and connections. It wouldn’t be hard for them to find out about me.” Even after hearing Eleanor’s explanation, Robin still felt a bit confused, unsure where his doubt was coming from.
Because Peterson’s narrative is flawless, there’s no room for falsehood. He had no choice but to ask Eleanor, “So, have you decided to go back to the Sharp family?”
Just as Eleanor was about to answer, Katharine stumbled into the room from outside.
“Eleanor! You’re awake?!”
Seeing Katharine, Robin instinctively furrowed his brows. He purposefully hadn’t informed her. Who’d have thought she’d show up at the hospital herself?
She had lost weight in recent times, with her pregnancy barely showing and her complexion pale. She wanted to stay at home and rest, but her concern for Caleb’s fate made her restless.
She had come to see if Eleanor had woken up, not expecting Eleanor to not only be awake but also up and about.
“She’s awake, but why didn’t any of you tell me?” She looked around at all people sitting in the room; she felt as if she was abandoned by everyone, her eyes welling up with hurt.
“I didn’t want to worry you because you’re not feeling well.” Robin explained briefly, not saying much else. Instead, he tried to lead her away. Katharine shook off his hand, walking up to Eleanor, her eyes red and teary, looking at her.
Seeing Katharine in this state, Eleanor was reminded of the image of Caleb being swallowed by the snake, her heart filled with fear and pain. Katharine had already sensed something from Eleanor’s demeanor, yet she still asked Eleanor hopefully, “Eleanor, tell me, is Caleb still alive like Bernard?”
Eleanor didn’t know how to answer, her eyes, bloodshot, didn’t dare to meet Katharine’s.
Seeing Eleanor’s silence and refusal to meet her eyes, Katharine quickly raised her pale hand, placing it on Eleanor’s shoulder, “Don’t be scared, just tell me what you know. I won’t get angry, and I won’t blame you.”
Katharine’s face had a faint smile, and she seemed emotionally stable.
Just as Eleanor was about to speak, Robin stepped forward, once again grabbing Katharine’s arm, “Her answer is the same as mine. Don’t pressure her anymore, let me take you home to rest.”
Something Robin said must have upset Katharine, she angrily shook off his hand, “I’m just asking her a question. How is that pressuring her?!”
“I know you’re not pressuring her. I’m just worried about your health, I…” Before Robin could finish, Katharine, who was emotionally charged, yelled at Eleanor hysterically, “I’m asking you a question. Why aren’t you answering?!”
Before Eleanor left, she knew that Katharine had been emotionally unstable due to shock. Eleanor felt sorry for her and was worried that she wouldn’t be able to handle the truth.
But if she didn’t give a definite answer, Katharine’s heart would never be at peace.
So… better to bear a short pain than a long one.
Eleanor clenched her fists, lifted her reluctant eyes, and looked at Katharine, “Caleb is dead.”
Upon hearing the answer, Katharine surprisingly calmed down, her face no longer twisted in anger.
“Huh.” After a while, she suddenly let out a cold laugh, “So Bernard’s life is worth more than Caleb’s? Is that it?”
Her words struck Eleanor’s heart, more painful than being pricked by a needle. After all, Caleb had died trying to save Bernard…
“I’m sorry.” Eleanor didn’t know what else to say, so she apologized.
“What good does an apology do?” Katharine, standing by the bed, had a grim look in her clear eyes, “Caleb died because of your husband!” What she said was the truth, and Eleanor had no rebuttal.
Eleanor thought that Katharine’s rant would gradually dissipate. But the moment Eleanor lowered her eyes, a bowl of hot soup was suddenly splashed on her face.
The pain was so intense that Eleanor couldn’t even speak. Her vision blurred by the soup splashes, and she saw Katharine reaching for a bowl of
steaming soup to splash on her..