Vivian’s heart softened, and she was touched.
She closed her eyes so that her emotion could not be read.
Why are you so nice to me?
I’m afraid…I might end up falling for you…
After her shower, Vivian and Finnick returned to the living room. Feeling bad that Finnick was soaked from head to toe, she went to her closet and picked out some larger-sized sports clothes for him. But before she gave him the clothes she cautiously asked again, “Are you sure you want to stay here with me?”
“Of course,” Finnick replied casually and took the clothes from Vivian’s hands, “Don’t you have to take care of your mother? How are you supposed to do that when you are injured? Given so, I think I should stay here to take care of both of you.”
“You don’t have to do that,” Vivian insisted as she did not want him to stay. “I can do it alone.”
“You can do it alone?” Finnick raised his brows. “You needed my help to bathe. Are you sure you can do it alone?”
His words only made Vivian think about the incident in the bathroom. Instantly, she turned red and forgot to rebut his words.
Soon after, she heard Finnick’s soft chuckle as he headed to the bathroom with her clothes.
Vivian suddenly grew frustrated. She felt like he had led her on, and that she seemed to have given him her silent consent to stay for the night.
Before stepping into the bathroom, Finnick suddenly thought of an idea and said, “If you don’t want me to stay here, you can simply follow me home instead.”
With that, he went in.
Finnick had to take a cold bath to overcome the urge burning within him.
When he returned to the bedroom, he saw Vivian lying on the bed.
It was small, and she was curled up in a corner. After entering the bedroom, Finnick could not stand it anymore and hugged Vivian by wrapping his arm around her waist.
“Why are you hiding?” he whispered beside her ear, “Isn’t it more spacious this way?”
Not long after, he turned the lights off and closed his eyes to sleep. After being tortured for an entire day, he was exhausted. The fragrance of Vivian’s hair gave him an inexplicable sense of comfort.
Well, this is one good thing about a smaller bed.
It did not take long for Finnick to fall asleep. While Vivian could hear his steady breathing, it took her ages to fall asleep in his arms.
Turning around slightly, she took in Finnick’s handsome features, down to the stubbles on his chin.
At that moment, she felt her heart beating more vigorously than usual.
Her eyes dimmed, and she closed her eyes in despair.
Vivian, you might as well admit that you have fallen for him.
I am hopelessly in love…
Although it was already midnight, many people in Sunshine City were still not asleep.
After Fabian finished work, he dragged his lethargic body back to the place he rented next to the magazine company.
He did not like to live at his family residence because he would have to face his father and grandpa. As such, he decided to rent an apartment instead.
The elevator doors opened. He was just about to step out when he saw a petite figure squatting in front of his unit.
He was taken aback and could not believe his eyes. “Ashley, is that you?”
It was indeed Ashley at his door.
Hearing his voice, Ashley raised her head to look at him. Her eyes were red from crying earlier, and she looked especially pitiful.
“Fabian, you are back,” she said in a pitiful voice, “I waited for you for a long time, and my calls to you never got through…”
“Why are you looking for me?” Fabian frowned and quickly helped her up. “I worked overtime and my phone battery died. Let’s talk inside.”
Upon entering the apartment, Ashley threw herself onto Fabian just after he closed the door.
Fabian stiffened and asked, “Ashley, what’s going on?”
With her tears already soaking his shirt, Ashley sobbed, “Fabian, will you ever leave me?”
She could not describe the panic she felt when she heard Shannon’s words.