Gary sighed, reading the thoughts of her granddaughter. He knew she didn't want to put Sam in a difficult position. She had never striven for something she truly wanted. Gary wondered where she inherited that particular trait.
After Chris's clarification, Gary knew he could no longer say anything about the matter. The atmosphere during that night's dinner was filled with discomfort.
After the dinner ended, Chris knew she had to go ahead, having lost the mood to say goodbye. She was about to go to the parking lot when Sam stopped her on her tracks. "Chris, I have something to tell you."
Charles had never liked Sam. He knew that Sam never saw Chris in that way because Sam has feelings for Autumn.
In an attempt to save Chris from getting more hurt, he stepped forward, trying to get in the middle of their conversation but Autumn and Gary stopped him from doing so.
Autumn said, shaking her head.
Autumn had known Sam for a long time. She knew what kind of a person he was.
Despite being undecided about his feelings, she knew he would come to realize that Chris was the best woman for him.
Gary felt the same way. "I believe Sam will come to realize his true feelings for Chris. It would be better for him to undo what he has done. Chris should be able to accept the consequence no matter what it is," he told Charles.
Recently, Sam had been constantly visiting Chris, which led Gary to think about that there might be something there. Gary believed that if Sam really didn't feel anything, he wouldn't care for her as much as he did.
Gary would be very happy if they ended up together. If not, at least they should know how to be able to make things clear.
Charles stopped talking despite the frown in his face.
"Let's go home first." Before getting in the car, Gary made sure to leave a reminder. "Sam, Chris has a sprained ankle. It would be the best if you could drive her home after you're done talking."
"Sure, Mr. Lu," promised Sam. He asked Chris to get inside his car but she refused to follow his order. "We can just talk here. I want to go home right after," she said stubbornly, still standing outside.
"Are you getting in or not?"
Sam asked her coldly.
"No!" she yelled back.
Sam was left with no choice but to pick her up and put her in the passenger seat. As he strapped her in, Chris screamed and hammered his chest in protest.
"Sam, you are such an asshole! Let go of me!" she yelled even further.
She was so sad that she could do nothing but vent her sadness this way.
"Would you please stop yelling?" he said as he slipped into the driver's seat.
He drove the car to the entrance of an amusement park and pulled over. "What do you think you're doing?" Chris asked, seeing the closed gate.
"Chris, I'm leaving," he said, ignoring her question.
Chris immediately shut her mouth, turning to look at him. "I'll fly back to America tomorrow morning."
"Why?" she asked, clearly surprised.
She could have stayed in America. But when Sam decided to go back to Y City, she refused the offer of an American company and flew back with him. She later found out that Sam went back to Y City for his ex-girlfriend.
Fine. She was fine with this. Sam could never be able to get over his ex. He loved his ex so much that he would never fall in love with someone else.
She decided to accept everything and stay by his side in silence. But when she found out that his ex was her sister-in-law, she thought she might have a chance.
He had only been in Y City in less than two weeks! Why did he want to go back to America?
Chris couldn't understand why.
His ex was now married to someone else. Was that it? Was that really hard for him to accept?
"Is it because of her?" Chris asked, swallowing her bitterness.
She had to ask him the question to know the answer. Otherwise, she would never be able to get this out of her mind.
"You already know the story between your sister-in-law and me. I truly love her but she is married to your brother now. I don't have it in my heart to distract her any longer seeing as she's so happy with Charles," he admitted, not wanting to conceal his thoughts.
"I didn't have the courage to stand by her side and protect her during those years.
She has suffered a lot because of me. I would only put her in a difficult position if I stayed in Y City. My mother is also in poor health, so I need to go back to America to take care of her," he continued.
"It doesn't matter whether you stay or not. Why do you always have to put yourself in a difficult position?" Chris asked, clearly frustrated.
"She's already married. Why can't you just accept that and move on? Do I really mean nothing to you?"
"Chris, I know that you have loved me all this time. But you have always known that I love her and I have always considered you as my sister. Sorry, but I couldn't do this. That would be unfair to you,"
He said, extremely apologetic.
"Unfair?" Chris laughed hysterically. "You think that would be unfair to me, Sam?!" She yelled.
"When we were staying in America, I knew you loved someone else but I told myself I would wait for you. Then you went back to Y City and found out that she's married. Now you want to go back to America because of this. Have you ever tried to look at yourself in the mirror? You are a coward, Sam. I look down on you."
Chris told him, giving up. She had devoted all of her heart to Sam but he had always taken it for granted. Fine! She could admit to herself that she had been blind before. But from now on, she would stop caring and paying him any attention.
"I'm tired. I want to go home." she said as she turned her head, forcing herself not to look at Sam. Seeing her pale reflection in the window brought her to tears. .
Stubborn as she may be, she must force herself to admit that her heart was broken and she needed to move on.
"Chris, would you look at me?"
Sam asked, forcing Chris to look at him. "I am so sorry. Can I please make it up to you?"
"Make it up? How would you do that?" Chris choked in between sobs.
"I know that you have long been looking forward to come to the amusement park. But you've always failed to go due to all kinds of reasons.
Let me take you to the amusement park this time. Okay?" he offered, pointing at the entrance of the amusement park.
Sam picked her up, knowing that she hadn't fully recovered from her sprained ankle yet. "It's closed, Sam. Stop fooling me," yelled Chris as she cried harder.
"Wait," he said, calling someone in his phone.
As soon as he hung up, lights in the amusement park lit up. Colorful lights illuminated the empty park as the gates opened.
"Shall we go?"
Sam asked, offering his hand. This was perhaps the only thing that he could do for Chris.