Divorce Anxiety Chapter 25

Kathleen gritted her teeth. “Samuel, you’ve gone too far!”

“Then tell me the truth.” Samuel’s face was dark.

He did not want to use this method to force her.

However, Kathleen’s temper had been getting worse recently.

She was no longer as gentle as before.

In other words, she was still a gentle and cute bunny who was only not friendly with him.

“A child was acting up. He accidentally bit me when I was trying to help,” Kathleen explained vaguely.

“Accidentally?” Samuel grabbed her hand and tore off the large band-aid on the wound.

The bite mark was deep.

“You’re not allowed to go there anymore.” Samuel was very displeased as he looked at her fair and tender hand.

“I’m still going there.” Kathleen pulled her hand away. “Those children and everyone else needs help. It was just an accident.”

“Do you know how dangerous those children are? This time, they injured your hand. Who knows where you will get injured next time,” Samuel said sternly.

Kathleen pursed her lips. “Those children are not dangerous. As long as they don’t get provoked, they are very well-behaved. Besides, did you think that their parents wanted them to become like that?”

Samuel frowned. “What kind of attitude is this?”

I’m doing this for your own good!

Kathleen knew that she was agitated.

She was afraid that her negative emotions would affect her baby negatively.

The insecurity, agitation, and fear she felt were all for her baby.

However, she could not talk about it to anyone. There was no one she could turn to for advice.

She knew that she could possibly have prenatal depression.

However, despite this knowledge, there was nothing she could do.

“Fine. Do whatever you want.” Samuel got angry and left.

Kathleen’s tears rolled down her face.

Since when have I become such a weak crybaby? I want to endure it, but I can’t take it anymore.

Samuel did not hesitate as he drove away.

He felt that he had lost his mind.

He thought it was a good idea to go home earlier to accompany Kathleen since she had been in a bad mood for the past few days.

However, he did not expect to get into an argument with her.

He should not have been kind.

Kathleen wiped her tears and returned to the mansion as if nothing had happened.

During dinner time, she did not go to the dining room.

She had no appetite.

Holding the picture book Federick had given her, Kathleen settled on the couch.

Federick was great at writing stories.

In his story, Madeline was a gentle and sensible child who could not speak.

She broke into the witch’s territory to ask for medicine to save her father.

The Madeline in the story was brave and strong.

In the end, she managed to win the witch over, and the latter gave her the medicine.

That was the end of the story.

There were no descriptions of how Madeline returned home or how she saved her father.

It was probably in the sequel.

However, Kathleen loved this story.

In the story, Madeline used tree leaves as a boat and made friends with fireflies.

Both the text and illustrations were warm and therapeutic.

After a quick search online, she found that The Adventures of Madeline was a bestseller, and everyone was looking forward to the sequel.

Kathleen also felt that her heart had healed.

She gave Federick a call.

“Frederick, it’s me.” Kathleen’s voice was gentle.

“Kathleen, is something wrong?” Federick had just exited Madeline’s room after she fell asleep.

“I finished reading the book.” Kathleen pursed her lips. “Frederick, should I try being an illustrator?”

“Are you interested?” Federick was a little surprised.

“Yes.” Kathleen nodded. “I think that your story is great and therapeutic. I want to give it a try.”

“Okay.” Federick smiled. “You can draw some drafts first, and I will take a look at them.”

“Okay.” Kathleen was ecstatic. She had learned to draw illustrations before, so there were no problems for her in terms of skill.

However, being able to draw something that everyone liked required some ingenuity.

Yet, Kathleen was confident.

“You can send the drawings to me once you’re finished with them,” Federick continued.

“Okay.” Kathleen smiled. “I’ll hang up now.”

Frederick hummed in acknowledgment and hung up.

Kathleen held the picture book with eyes filled with anticipation.

Knock! Knock!

There was a knock on the door.

Kathleen walked over and opened the door. She was surprised to see Christopher standing there. “Chris?”

“I came to deliver something to Aunt Wynnie, so I thought I’ll drop by to see you.” Christopher’s gaze was deep. “I heard that you and Samuel quarreled.”

Kathleen bit her lip.

“Don’t take offense. I was just asking.” Christopher was worried that she took offense to his questioning.

“It’s fine,” Kathleen replied plainly.

Christopher’s voice lowered when he saw her dark expression. “Kathleen, I can help you if you want to divorce him.”

Kathleen was surprised. “You can help me?”

“Don’t forget that I’m a lawyer. I can help you file a divorce lawsuit,” Christopher replied.

“No!” Kathleen was taken aback. “You and Samuel are cousins. How can you two take this matter to court because of me? Aunt Emily likes me, and Wynnie treats me well. I can’t do that!”

Christopher frowned. “You’re not happy now.”

In just a few days, she appeared so much more pale and haggard.

Kathleen was startled.

She was indeed unhappy.

He could tell that I was unhappy? If Christopher could tell, doesn’t it mean that Old Mrs. Macari and Wynnie could too? I’m so stupid.

There was no way to cover it up. She had no choice but to expose herself.

“The unhappiness is only temporary,” Kathleen said softly. “Chris, don’t interfere in my and Samuel’s affairs. Otherwise, I’ll be in an awkward position.”

Christopher was a good person.

Kathleen did not want to make things difficult for him.

Christopher’s heart ached. “Kathleen, some things are impossible to shoulder alone.”

“Chris, everyone has to learn to grow up. There’s nothing that I can’t take.” Kathleen’s gaze was deep.

Christopher’s heart ached even more.

Samuel is not worthy of her love! He doesn’t deserve her!

“It’s late, Chris. I want to rest now.” Kathleen lowered her thick eyelashes.

It was then that Christopher remembered his and Kathleen’s status.

He was worried about her, so he came upstairs to see her and ask about her situation.

However, with Kathleen’s reminder, it was really not appropriate for them to have such a conversation here.

“Sleep early. Good night.” Christopher turned and left.

He wanted to help her break out of this cage and bring her away from here.

He wanted to let her experience the happiness a twenty-two-year-old girl should have.

However, with his current capabilities, there was nothing he could do.

He could only wait for Kathleen and Samuel to get divorced.

Only then could he care for and take care of her legitimately and treat her as his wife.

When Christopher left, Kathleen also retreated into the room.

She sat on the bed and bit her lip harshly.

I can’t trouble Christopher anymore.

It was late, so she decided to wash up and go to bed.

When she lay down on the bed, her phone rang.

A stranger had added her on WhatsApp.

Who could this be?

She pondered for a while and deduced that it was probably one of the parents at the charity home. Hence, she accepted it.