I was unaware of what he was planning, so I merely nodded in agreement.

Sometimes, one could possibly feel inferior in a relationship for no reason. I was accustomed to following Ashton’s requests. I also constantly obeyed his orders even though I despised them.

As the vehicle approached the city, I thought he would drop me off at the villa. To my utter surprise, he headed straight toward the hospital instead.

The smell of antiseptic wafted in the air, permeating every corner of the hospital. I didn’t like it, but I followed Ashton quietly to Rebecca’s ward.

Rebecca was hooked to an IV drip. She was lying on the bed, her appearance all the more frail and petite.

When she saw me entering with Ashton, her expression fell. She spoke up after a long silence, “I don’t want to see her, Ashton.”

Her child had died and her motherlike vibe was gone. She grew increasingly cold and resentful instead.

Ashton approached her and pulled her into his arms. Resting his chin on her forehead in an effort to comfort her, he hurriedly uttered, “She’s here to take care of you. It’s only right for her to do that.”

pierced straight through my heart like an iron

her lips to say something but she eventually decided against it. Hence, she flashed a

about me; nevertheless, I didn’t get

was merely forced to listen to their

attend George’s funeral. He had to run the family business, so he didn’t have time to accompany

seemed like the only person who was

morning, Rebecca was still awake as she had slept too much throughout the day. There were no extra beds in the hospital so I

Rebecca soon turned her gaze to me.

know what to say in response. I stared at the ring on my finger for a long time before I looked up. “Isn’t love

she broke out into a grin. “Aren’t you tired of

tiring. All I

glass of water?” she inquired,

my feet

any cold water. I want it piping

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