Kathleen woke up after sleeping for only a short while.
For the past three days, she had been relying on IV drips to get all the necessary nutrients.
Hence, she felt hungry after waking up.
She sat up, wanting to look around the ward for something to eat.
To her surprise, she saw Christopher sitting beside her bed.
“Chris?” Kathleen was taken aback. “Have you been here for a long time?”
Christopher nodded. “I’ve been here for quite a while. I didn’t wake you up since I noticed you were still sleeping.”
Kathleen pursed her lips. “I’m sorry for the trouble.”
“You’re the patient. Why are you apologizing?” Christopher gazed at her, his heart aching. “Are you hungry?”
Kathleen was a little embarrassed when she answered, “A little.”
“You don’t look like you’re just a little hungry.” Christopher got to his feet and took out the thermal lunch box he brought. “You were unconscious for three days. You haven’t had anything apart from the IV drips. My mom made you some oatmeal. Here, try this.”
“Oh, you didn’t have to trouble Aunt Emily.” Kathleen felt bad.
“Please. Don’t treat us like strangers.” Christopher served her some oatmeal. “There are also some toppings here. You can have it with the oatmeal.”
“Okay.” Kathleen took the spoon from him and ate slowly.
She ate rather gracefully.
On top of that, her pitiful looks made Christopher’s heart ache.
At that, he raised his hand and placed it on top of Kathleen’s head. “You can rely on me, Kate.”
Kathleen’s cheeks flushed red, and she lowered her head without making a sound.
Christopher smiled gently. “Does the topping suit your tastes?”
“That’s great. I was the one who prepared it.” Christopher smiled faintly.
Kathleen was stunned. “You made it?”
“What is it? Did you think I could not cook?” Christopher grinned. “I’ve got great cooking skills, you know? If you don’t believe me, I’ll make you some food and let you try them next time.”
“I believe you.” Kathleen took another mouthful of the oatmeal. “You never lie.”
She trusted Christopher completely.
Everyone she knew said Christopher was a gentleman who lived by his principles.
He would never tell lies.
Thus, she believed he would never do so.
As Christopher watched her eat, he hesitated for a moment before asking, “Do you have any plans?”
Kathleen’s voice became grim. “I plan to divorce Samuel and cut all ties with him.”
Christopher fixed his gaze on her. “Are you not considering giving him a second chance?”
Kathleen shook her head. “I’m afraid I might be badly hurt by then.”
She hesitated once, which cost the lives of two of her unborn children.
If she continued being obstinate, she could lose her own life in the end.
Christopher nodded. “Okay. I understand.”
As long as she was firm with her decision, he could help her walk out of the terrible situation.
Right then, the door of the ward was pushed open.
Samuel walked in, carrying the food he had brought for Kathleen.
When he saw Christopher in the room, Samuel’s gaze darkened, and he uttered coldly, “Why are you here?”
“My mom made her some oatmeal and told me to bring it to her,” Christopher answered impassively.
Samuel cast him a cold gaze.
Is that so? Christopher obviously has ulterior motives toward Kathleen. He’s definitely trying to take advantage of her.
Christopher rose to his feet. With a stern voice, he said, “Samuel, you can stop making wild guesses in your mind. I’m going to tell you honestly that I like Kathleen. In fact, I’ve liked her for ten years.”
What did he say? He likes me? For ten years?
Samuel gripped the items in his hands so tightly that his knuckles paled. “But she doesn’t love you.”
Christopher glanced at Kathleen’s delicate yet pale face with a heartbroken gaze. “Kate, I was the person who got you out of the water ten years ago.”
Samuel’s gaze darkened, and he quickly turned to Kathleen, who knitted her brows.
“I know,” she said.
Christopher was dumbfounded. “Y-You knew?”
Kathleen nodded. “I knew it all along.”
Christopher was puzzled. “Then, why did you say Samuel was your savior? I kept thinking-”
Kathleen stared at him calmly. “That’s another matter.”
Confused, Samuel asked, “I saved you?”
Kathleen cast him a cold gaze. “As expected, you don’t remember it.”
“When did this happen? Tell me!” Samuel stepped forward and grabbed her wrist.
She had lost weight again over the past three days.
Her wrist was terrifyingly skinny.
“Why should I tell you?” A look of disdain flashed past Kathleen’s eyes. “What’s the point of telling you? Does it change anything?”
Samuel demanded sternly, “Tell me!”
Kathleen cast him an emotionless gaze. “You’ll never know about it.”
Samuel gazed at her intently.
He knew Kathleen hated him, and the hate had offset her love for him during the past ten years.
He knew Kathleen no longer loved him.
Even so, Samuel’s heart ached.
Meanwhile, Christopher frowned.
He originally thought Kathleen would realize she had fallen in love with the wrong person once he made things clear.
Truth was, she knew about it all along.
“Chris, thanks for bringing me the oatmeal. There are some things Samuel and I still have to deal with. Could you please go home first?” Kathleen said gratefully. “And thank you for saving me.”
Christopher gazed at her seriously. “I’ll see you again tomorrow.”
“Okay.” Kathleen nodded.
With that, Christopher turned around and left.
Soon, Samuel and Kathleen were the only ones left in the room.
Kathleen’s eyes were pretty, yet they had a frosty gaze at the same time.
“Samuel, let’s get divorced.” Kathleen’s voice was hoarse and cold. “You and I can’t continue living together. Let’s not torture ourselves.”
“Do you not love me anymore?” Samuel whispered hoarsely.
“I don’t. I don’t love you anymore.” Kathleen’s gaze was so cold as if it had a layer of frost. “Samuel, there’s absolutely no room for discussion for this matter.”
“I don’t believe you.” Samuel pulled her into his embrace and placed his chin on her shoulder. “I don’t believe you, Kate! How could you stop loving me just like that?”
Kathleen did not return his hug. She merely placed her arms on the sheets. “Because I’ve given up on you. Don’t worry. Even if I don’t love you, I can still love someone else.”
She had merely lost the ability to love him.
Samuel’s heart ached badly. He felt utterly depressed.
“Kate, please give me another chance. Please?” Samuel was truly panicking.
He did not know how to win her back.
“No.” There was deep disappointment in her voice. “Samuel, I don’t have the energy to love you anymore. Really. I don’t. What I want now is to live in a world where you don’t exist and forget you gradually. I want to remove you from my life completely.”
I want to get rid of him, even if it hurts. I’m going to feel numb after the pain, anyway. After that, I’ll get used to it. It won’t hurt once I’m used to it. The wound will slowly heal. By then, I’d have forgotten Samuel completely.
“Samuel, I want to start a new life.” Kathleen’s gaze was still frosty as ever. “For the past ten years, my life revolved around you. I just want to live a life without you. Can you let me do that?”
Samuel tightened his arms around her. “No! Kate, you must love me! You must!”
Kathleen scoffed, “Samuel, you’re the greediest and most shameless man I’ve ever met. Are you trying to get into multiple relationships at the same time? I’m sorry. I can’t be a part of that.”
“Kate, I’m not in multiple relationships. You’re the only one I have.” Samuel was panicking for real. “Please don’t leave me, Kate. I’ll give you time to recover, okay?”
Kathleen took a deep breath. “Sure, but I have a condition.”
“Okay. What is it?”
He was determined to agree to any request she would make.
“I want Nicolette to pay the price,” Kathleen said coldly. “I want her to be unable to walk for the rest of her life.”