After the doctor was done mentioning the important details, Benedict thanked him and saw him off.
Sitting on the couch, Vivian was feeling her stomach. I wonder if my future baby would look like me. Or… will the baby resemble him more?
Evelyn’s heart started aching as she thought of Finnick. He must be acting all lovey-dovey with Evelyn right now. With me out of the way, they can finally be together.
As Benedict walked into the room, he saw that Vivian was staring blankly at the ground looking sad and dejected.
“What’s the matter?” asked Benedict in a tender voice as he was caressing her head.
“Ben, the divorce agreement…” Vivian gave out a mild cough and feigned a smile before continuing, “Did Finnick sign it?”
“Yes, I’ve received it from him this morning.” Benedict didn’t know how he should break it to her. He was caught off guard when Vivian mentioned it to him first.
Glaring at her contrived smile, Benedict felt distressed. “Vivian, you don’t need to fake a smile when you’re sad.”
“I’m not sad.” Vivian’s smile was getting brighter. “It was me who wanted the divorce. Now that it’s done, why would I be sad?”
Usually, Benedict’s mood would be ameliorated whenever he saw Vivian’s contagious smile. However, the smile that Vivian had on her face right now, was too dazzling for his eyes.
“Vivian, I’m your bother. You don’t need to put up a front when you’re with me. You can cry if you feel like it.”
Upon hearing Benedict’s words, tears started flowing out of her eyes before she could even wipe the smile off her face.
“Ben…” Vivian was sobbing in his arms. She felt like she was suffocating. After breathing in a big gush of air, she continued wailing in pain. She seemed like she was letting out all her built-up frustrations and suffering that she had been enduring all this time.
This is the last time that I’ll be crying because of him. Vivian made a promise to herself. I’ll forget about him, Evelyn and everything in the past. I have to move on with my life. Everything that happened between us is in the past now. It’s time to move on to a new chapter of my life.
Benedict remained taciturn beside Vivian while gently patting her on the back, comforting her in silence. He knew that Vivian needed to bawl her eyes out just so she could finally let go of the past.
After her eyes were all dried out, Vivian ceased crying.
“Are you feeling better now?” Benedict wiped the tears off her face with a tissue. He then gave her a concerned look.
“Yes.” Vivian’s voice was hoarse. She felt like her strength was depleted after crying so much.
Taking a few deep breaths, Vivian slowly calmed herself down. That being said, she felt more comfortable and relaxed now that she had released her emotions.
Vivian then glanced at Benedict with a determined look on her face.
“Ben, you won’t have to worry about me anymore. I’ll move on with my life and I’ll forget whatever happened in the past now. After all, I still have you and the baby. I will live happily together with you and my baby.”
What happened with Finnick was just like a nightmare. Now that I’ve awoken from my dream, I’ll forget about it soon enough.
Seeing that Vivian was brave to face her past, Benedict was rather proud of her. That’s my little sister!
“Vivian, now that you’ve decided to start over, you should just ensconce yourself here in A Nation,” suggested Benedict in a serious tone. “Don’t worry, I’ll stay here with you too.”
“But what about the family business?” Vivian was afraid that she would disrupt Benedict’s work.
“To be honest with you, the Morrison Group has been doing better overseas in the last few years as there are more antiques being found overseas. So, I’ve decided to continue the family business here.”
Having pondered about it for a sec, Vivian nodded. “Okay.”
After hearing her response, Benedict smiled in relief.