Caroline sat up on the bed. She was simply too happy for Marietta. “That’s wonderful! Where is
“I haven’t found her yet.” Marietta sounded a little down.
“I only know that a couple from Easton adopted her and that they’re from Osbury. I’ve discussed it with my assistant, and I’ll be flying there tonight.”
Caroline checked the time. It should be night–time on Marietta’s side now.
“When will your flight land? I can pick you up.”
“You don’t have to,” replied Marietta.
“I’ll thank you properly once I manage to find my daughter.”
Caroline smiled. “Okay. I’ll be waiting for good news.”
“That’s all, I guess. I have to make preparations for something else.”
“Okay.” Caroline ended the call just in time to see Kirk enter the room with a glass of water.
She could sense the jealousy in his voice when he spoke. “Who called you? Why are you so
“It was Marietta.” Caroline laughed.
“What is it? Are you jealous of a woman?”
Kirk froze. He had assumed that Eddy had called her.
“Why is she calling you at this hour?” he asked.
A smile spread across Caroline’s face. “She said that she had gotten some news about her daughter, who had been abducted years ago.
“It turns out that a couple from Easton had adopted her daughter, so Marietta’s coming here to find out more.”
Seeing the frown on Kirk’s face, Caroline asked, “What’s wrong? Aren’t you happy for her?”
Her question snapped Kirk out of his daze. “I’m happy for her, of course.”
It was just that Marietta knew him
Back then, she handed the script for “Daughter of the Sea” over to Collins Group because of him
Things would be fine if she managed to find her daughter soon after arriving in Easton. However,
if it took a long time, she would certainly contact Caroline frequently. By then…
Turning around, Kirk inconspicuously pressed a hand against his forehead when Caroline was
focused on downing the glass of water.
How had things become so complicated?
This just wouldn’t do. He had to settle the issue of his identity as soon as possible.
He turned to look at Caroline, who was taking sip after sip from the glass. He couldn’t help but find her simply adorable.
However, the longer he stared at her, the more he panicked. “Darling, can I ask you something?”
Now that Caroline had finished her glass of water, she wasn’t as parched as before and had regained some strength. “What is it?”
“If Eddy isn’t Eddy … I mean, if he hadn’t been a part of the Morrison family …”
Now, it was Caroline’s turn to stare at him.
This was the first time she had seen Kirk fumbling for words. She found it so amusing that she couldn’t stop herself from laughing.
“Do you even realize how funny you sound right now?”
Kirk glanced up at the ceiling for a couple of seconds and laughed.
“Let me rephrase it. Imagine that what happened between you and Eddy was still the same. If I didn’t exist or hadn’t appeared, and we hadn’t gotten married…”
Caroline knitted her eyebrows together, but Kirk had no clue as to why she was frowning.
He continued, “But someone from the Morrison family appeared. He loves you a lot, and you love him too. Would you be with him?”
Caroline’s curt reply made his heart drop.
She then added, “Because no matter what happens, and even if you hadn’t appeared, I still want to be with you.”
Kirk smiled wryly at her words. He cupped her cheeks and said, “But what if I hadn’t shown up?”
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