With disappointment in his eyes, Finnick continued, “I still have something I want to say to you. Although I have said it before, I still want to tell you again. My purpose in bringing you here today is to tell this. Vivian, I will never give up on you.”
“We… “ Vivian wanted to reject again but was interrupted by Finnick.
“Don’t… say that there’s no chance between us again. Vivian, you’re not seeing anyone at the moment, so I have the right to pursue you again. Heck, even if you’re married, I still won’t give up on you.” Finnick’s gaze was extraordinarily unyielding.
“Are you going to be a homewrecker then?” Vivian felt that the man standing in front of her currently was so different from the Finnick she used to know.
“I don’t mind as long as it’s you. You’re destined to be mine in this life!” Finnick replied.
Staring at Finnick incredulously, Vivian did not know what she should say. If this was truly how he feels, why would he do such a thing back then?
The two of them just stared at each other while sinking into an endless silence.
Just then, there was a knock on the door. After a final gaze at Vivian, Finnick turned around and opened the door. It was Noah.
Looking at Vivian, Finnick then instructed Noah. “Send her back.”
“Yes, sir.” In response, Noah walked towards Vivian. “Mrs. Norton, I’ll send you back.”
Hearing what Noah called her, Vivian felt a little awkward. We’re clearly divorced, Noah… Why is he still referring to me as Mrs. Norton?
“Noah, it is better that you don’t…” Vivian paused halfway. It’s just a name, after all. If I worry about it too much, it might seem like I care about it. Gah… Just forget it.
“Mrs. Norton, what’s the matter?” Noah asked in befuddlement as Vivian did not finish her sentence.
“It’s nothing.” Shaking her head, Vivian stood up and strolled towards the door. “Please send me back. Thank you.”
Initially, she wanted to go back by herself. However, she had recalled that she was brought all the way here with a blindfold over her eyes. Hence, she had no idea where she was.
“You’re welcome, Mrs. Norton.” Noah hurriedly followed behind her.
With that, Vivian left hastily towards the door. She did not even take a look at Finnick when she walked past him. Noah, who was following her, bowed slightly towards Finnick. “Mr. Norton, I will send Mrs. Norton home. “
“Drive safe,” Finnick reminded with concern.
“Yes, sir.” Nodding, Noah tried to catch up with Vivian’s pace again.
When the two finally left, Finnick suddenly felt a sense of fatigue. He headed to the sofa and lay down, carefully taking in the scent that Vivian left on it.
What can I do to get her back?
Gazing at Vivian in the rearview mirror, Noah was full of guilt. The scene of her crying and begging him arose in his mind. If I hadn’t help Evelyn, Mr. and Mrs. Norton would not have been separated.
Inadvertently raising her head, Vivian’s eyes met with Noah’s in the rearview mirror.
“What’s wrong?” Looking at the expression on Noah’s face, she felt that he had something to say to her.
Shocked by Vivian’s question, Noah nervously turned away from her gaze. “It’s nothing.”
Feeling unsure about Noah’s response, Vivian nodded regardless. She then recalled what Finnick said earlier. What did he mean by “start pursuing me again”? How exactly does he plan to do so? No matter what he does, I will never change my mind. I won’t allow myself to repeat the same stupid mistake.
After struggling for a while, Noah finally opened his mouth hesitantly. “Mrs. Norton, I’m sorry for what happened back then. It was actually my fault. I shouldn’t… I… “
Noah wanted to confess to Vivian that Evelyn was the one who schemed everything back then, and it had nothing to do with Finnick. The words were on the tip of his tongue, but he was unable to say them.
Hearing what Noah said, Vivian broke off from her own thoughts. All those memories came flashing back once again.