Fabian froze upon hearing that. Seizing this opportunity, Hannah broke free of his embrace and headed upstairs.
She was hoping to hear him explain himself the whole time, but heard nothing from him even after reaching the bedroom door.
Hannah let out a sigh and climbed back into bed, but she was unable to fall asleep no matter how hard she tried.
Suddenly, she felt a warm sensation from behind, followed by the fragrant scent of his shampoo and the tickling touch of his hair on her cheek.
“You asleep?” he asked while blowing gently into her ear.
Hannah tensed up instantly, but she kept her eyes shut as she pretended to be asleep.
Fabian let out a chuckle as he slowly moved his hand from her shoulder to her waist and hugged her tightly.
Hannah found his sudden act of intimacy disgusting and tensed up even more.
These hands are the same ones he held Yvette with…
With that thought, she tensed up further.
Fabian kept breathing heavily as if he was trying to suppress his urges. After quite a while, he let out a sigh and whispered softly into her ear, “Nothing happened between Yvette and I. What you saw during the day was merely an act. As you know, scandals are the best way for actors and actresses to boost their popularity.”
Heh, right… And I suppose my husband is the one who has to pay the price for her popularity, eh?
Hannah sneered at the thought of that, but remained silent and kept her lips pursed.
The silence increased the awkward tension between them. Fabian moved closer towards her and gently rubbed his face against the back of her neck, but she instinctively moved out of the way and shifted herself a little more towards her side of the bed.
Fabian let out an awkward sigh as he pulled his arm back and gave her some space by returning to his side of the bed.
Hannah bit down on her lip and tightened her grip on the corner of her pillow.
Why do I feel so empty inside? Since when did Fabian and I end up like this?
She was woken up by the sunlight shining on her face the next morning. After sleepily rubbing her eyes, Hannah realized that Fabian was hugging her with his arms wrapped around her waist.
She stared at his face and felt tempted to touch his long eyelashes, but held herself back in the end. She then carefully got out of bed and took a shower before leaving the villa.
Fabian opened his eyes when he reached out and felt nothing but the cold bedsheets next to him.
With a frown on his face, he put on his slippers and went looking for Hannah downstairs.
He saw her coming through the front door with huge bags in her hands as he came down the stairs. “Where have you been?”
“I went shopping for some gifts to bring for Mom and Dad when I go visit them. It’s been a long time since my last visit, after all. Are you coming?” Hannah said as she placed the bags down on the floor.
Fabian narrowed his eyes at her before sitting down on the sofa. “Maybe some other day. Something has come up at work.”
“Okay,” Hannah replied with a nod.
Fabian turned around to steal a glance at her expression, but she was already busy making breakfast in the kitchen.
Hannah’s cooking usually tasted great, but every dish she made that morning tasted off for some reason. With no appetite to enjoy the food, Fabian simply took a few mouthfuls of it before getting dressed for work.
“Shall I have the driver send you there?” he asked casually while standing at the door.
Hannah shook her head. “No, I can head over there myself.”
“Okay, drive safely.”
She waited till he had disappeared from sight before packing her things into the car and driving towards the Norton Residence.
Little did she know, she was about to get into a car accident with a certain someone.