Silence prevailed in the office of the top floor. There was a soft knock on the door when Jonas was busy checking his e-mail.

He waved his hand without lifting his head. The secretary walked in and handed him a steaming cup of coffee. She had come to report his schedule for the day.

Jonas was looking exhausted. He closed his eyes and rubbed his throbbing temple.

"Leave these things for a while and arrange a driver for me. I need to go back to the mansion first." He hadn't gone home for the past few days and his family was upset about it.

"Sure." The secretary grinned. "You're going back to see Miss Mo, aren't you? I'm sure she'll be happy to see you."

Jonas furrowed his eyebrows as he remembered what had happened the previous day. There were only three people in the office. How did the secretary know that Melinda wanted him to come home to discuss something?

"How did you know?" Jonas arched his eyebrows with suspicion.

A shiver ran through the secretary's spine. She was afraid of Jonas's eyes that were shooting daggers at her. She wondered what she had done that made her boss angry.

"Err... I saw Miss Mo almost faint in the office. So, I thought..." She swallowed loudly. "I thought you were going to see her today," she said in a trembling voice.

Jonas turned away and rested his head on the chair. "Just arrange a car as soon as possible," he said solemnly.

The mansion was empty when Jonas returned. Melinda was nowhere to be seen. He sighed and went to greet the elders of his family. He then waited for Melinda for a long time. After Jonas finished playing a round of chess with his grandfather, he saw Melinda appear. Her face was pale and expressionless. She was trudging in the hallway like a zombie.

Nelson felt sorry for her. He advised Jonas to take care of his wife. Jonas nodded and left with Melinda.

Soon, Melinda and Jonas sat in the living room of the second floor. They were not looking like a married couple, rather like rivals who wanted to defeat each other.

her eyes across Jonas's face. He was the man whom she once fell in love with, but things had changed.

was annoyed by the disdainful look on Melinda's face. He glanced at the document

in your hand?" he

bag tightly and bit her

lost his temper. Melinda's silence was killing him. Moreover, his

all the damn time?" He sneered distastefully. "Are you pretending to be perfect and innocent just to win grandfather's heart? Well, if that's the case, congratulations!

trailed off. The indifference in Melinda's tone annoyed

a moment for him to realize that she

pulled out two papers, and

is the

room as if a storm was brewing up, waiting to engulf them. Jonas

Melinda ignored him and continued to

a single penny from your Gu family. We don't have children, so we don't have to deal with the problem of custody and shit. My only hope is..." Melinda looked at Jonas and cleared her throat. "Since I'm letting you go, why don't you sign the papers as soon

the documents and back at

me go? Why didn't you tell this

closed her eyes and sighed loudly. She had been awake the entire night and her eyes were stinging. She thought that Jonas would be glad to leave her and

put up with me anymore. I've never failed my duty as a wife but you were never a good husband. I've been hurt and humiliated by your family. I know that you were behind all this. You want to get rid of me, don't you? Here I'm, with divorce papers, granting your wishes. Why are

was taken aback by the sudden change in Melinda's attitude. The woman sitting in front of him seemed like a stranger to him. She was feisty and aggressive. There was not a trace of fear on her

cool when she saw Jonas's expressionless

go to the Civil Affairs

were lying in front of him. His body froze and he couldn't move. He didn't know what to do. There was a

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