Caressing her backpack with a bright grin, she muttered to herself, “I guess I’ll have to trouble you for one last time.”
She had purchased that backpack of hers after joining the workforce. It had been through all sorts of adventures with her as a journalist and witnessed the ups and downs of her relationship with Fabian.
When she turned around and saw the white wedding gown in the wardrobe, she felt a sense of despair. Perhaps because she had not worn it anymore after their wedding, it seemed so lonely in the wardrobe.
Blinking her eyes, she retrieved the wedding gown and embraced it.
“You’re coming with me!”
The gown was a custom-made piece that Fabian had ordered for Hannah. It was the only wedding gown she had put on and also the only one she would ever wear.
After that, she brought the wedding gown and the backpack with her as she left the room.
Soon, the cab she hailed showed up.
Staring at Natasha’s room, Hannah was worried that she would have a hard time searching for accommodation after her departure. Is she going to be fine? What about her language class?
As she thought about it, she headed toward Natasha’s room.
Hannah had her eyes glued to the handle of the door. After much hesitation, she decided to lock it.
When Natasha heard the click, she jumped out of bed and sprinted over. Nonetheless, it was too late.
She tried to open the door, only to realize that she had been locked inside her room.
“Hannah, is that you? Why have you locked me up?” Natasha yelled anxiously.
Since she was an observant woman, no one could sneak into the house without alarming her. In other words, it was Hannah who did it.
With that being said, she had a hard time figuring out the reason behind Hannah’s actions.
Meanwhile, Hannah heard Natasha’s yells, yet she decided to ignore her.
“Hannah, hurry up and open the door! What’s wrong? Why don’t you tell me about it? Perhaps we can resolve it, right?”
As Natasha continued shouting, she searched high and low for a key in the room.
“Are you sure?”
Hannah was tempted for a few seconds, but she soon snapped out of her hesitation as she deemed Natasha’s suggestion impossible. What can I possibly do to turn the tables when there’s nothing Fabian can do about it?
“Please take good care of yourself!” Hannah yelled before leaving with her backpack and the wedding gown.
“Hannah! Please open the door!”
Natasha screamed at the top of her lungs, yet she couldn’t hear Hannah’s voice anymore.
Her heart skipped a beat when she heard the sound of a car engine.
Could it be…
As she thought about it, she catapulted in the direction of the window. Once she braced herself for the potential impact, she jumped out of the window.
She could feel a racking sensation as she landed on her back and rolled forward. In spite of the pain, she forced herself to keep going.
Gritting her teeth, she pulled herself together with all her might and yelled, “Hannah!”
Then she rushed in the direction of the entrance.
Nonetheless, her effort was to no avail. By the time she walked out of the villa, she was greeted by the sight of the departing cab and the blazing trail left behind.
Natasha was in a state of bewilderment. Why? What’s wrong with Hannah? Isn’t she in love with Fabian?
Why did she leave without saying anything? Is this the way things work in Chanaea?
Immediately after she snapped out of her daze, she reached for her phone and called Fabian.
“Hello, Mr. Norton?”
“Yes? What do you need?”
Fabian, who was in the middle of perusing a pile of documents, had no idea about the sudden turn of events.
Startled, Natasha asked, “Have you not received my text?”