Deep in her heart, Evelyn was delighted after hearing Finnick’s promise to her. But she feigned a troubled look and bit her lip as she looked at Finnick.
“Do… do you mean that, Finnick? Are you really willing to do anything for me?”
“Yes.” Finnick nodded. Once again, he pledged to her. “Anything you want, Evelyn. I promise I’ll do my best.”
Finnick thought to himself. I’ve ruined the life of a young and beautiful girl. I have to agree to anything that she asks for.
With tears in her eyes, Evelyn said miserably, “Benedict kicked me out of Morrison residence after he found out that I’m not his biological sister. And now that I’m crippled, I really don’t know how I’m going to cope by myself. What am I going to do now?”
Finnick appeared distressed when he thought of Evelyn’s current situation. He was a few years older than her, and they practically grew up together. Furthermore, she was his puppy love. Although their romantic relationship had turned into a platonic friendship, he still cared about Evelyn very much.
“It’s okay, don’t worry. You have me. I’ll take care of you.” Finnick comforted Evelyn.
There was a flash of joy in Evelyn’s eyes when she finally heard Finnick said the thing she’s been wanting to hear. Finnick did not notice her momentary joy because her head was bowed.
“Okay.” Evelyn cried and nodded, and then she threw herself into Finnick’s arms.
“You’re the only person I can depend on now, Finnick. You must never leave my side. I really love you. Promise me that you’ll stay by my side forever? We’ll just be like how we were ten years ago. Didn’t you promise me ten years ago that we’ll be together forever?”
Finnick instinctively wanted to push her away as she threw herself into his arms. But after thinking about her current condition, he had no choice but to hold her in his arms.
Finnick was stunned and did not know what to say after hearing Evelyn said in his arms. He never thought that Evelyn would make such a request.
Earlier on, he was mentally prepared to give away his properties to her if she were to ask for them. He was prepared to hire the best doctor to treat her, and he was going to hire the best medical team to look after her. He was prepared to bear all the expenses for the rest of her life. But to stay by her side forever…
Vivian had never liked it when he remained in contact with Evelyn. And Evelyn was the reason why they always quarrelled. But if I were to agree with Evelyn, then what about Vivian and me? Am I to part ways with the person I loved the most from now on?
“Evelyn, I…” With a little force, Finnick pushed her away from his embrace. He hesitated as he did not know what to say to her.
Seeing the uncomfortable look on Finnick’s face, Evelyn panicked a little. She forced streams of tears from her eyes and looked at him pitifully.
“Finnick, didn’t you just promised me that you would do anything for me? I really can’t live without you. There’s no reason for me to live if you’re not by my side. I’d rather die!”
“Evelyn!” Finnick raised his voice and said with a stern expression. “How can you say such a thing? You should treasure your life.”
“Then, promise me that you’ll stay by my side. I don’t know how I’m going to continue to live like this if you’re not with me.” Evelyn cried even more pitifully. “I’m crippled now, Finnick. No one will take me for what I am now. And I don’t have any family. Do you expect me to live alone as a crippled?”
Finnick felt a little moved after listening to Evelyn. But if he were to agree to Evelyn’s request, then what would happen to Vivian and himself?
Finnick was in a dilemma. He was torn between choosing the love of his life and his lifelong responsibility. What am I to do?