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Season 5


(Close to happiness)

At that moment, Jack suddenly opened his eyes and raised his hand as he grasped the blade accurately. If he was a second late, Emily would've stabbed him successfully. Even so, the dagger landed on his chest, leaving a shallow wound.

"You…" gasped Emily. Everything happened so fast that she didn't know what to do. One minute Jack was asleep, but now she was staring at him with wide eyes, frozen in shock.

Immediately, he turned over and pressed her firmly beneath him, holding her wrists against her head with one hand. Despite everything, he remained careful not to press her belly.

Suddenly, a clattering sound was heard. The blood-stained knife was thrown on the floor by Jack.

"I am not drunk!" he said, raising his voice. With eyes full of sadness, "Emily, do you want to kill me?" he asked. Staring at her, his heart gradually sank while waiting for her reply.

Jack might have drunk a lot of wine, but he was not really wasted. He was just so happy that he was caught off guard, and he was almost killed by his own lover.

All the while, he pretended to be drunk to get closer to her, to hold her. But in the end, all he got was a cold dagger and a woman who wanted to kill him.

Gradually, Jack's white shirt stained bright red. It wasn't clear whether the blood came from his hands or the wound on his chest. Suddenly, "I said, do you want to kill me?" he said in a sad and angry tone. But in the back of his mind, 'I would believe her if she says no. Just please, please say no, ' he thought.

Blinded by his love, he slowly lost his rationality. In fact, he could even find an excuse for her. If she denied, he could forget her attempt of killing him and act like nothing had happened.

But again, he was disappointed.

"Yes," Emily calmly replied, lying in bed and looking straight into his eyes. "I want to kill you," she paused and continued, "I wanted to kill you, but I failed." Her words resonated in his mind.

Slowly, Jack felt his heart getting torn into pieces. Amidst the room's silence, it seemed he could hear the sound of his heart breaking. His love for her was totally trampled.

Jack slowly blinked his eyes and looked away, trying to compose himself. "Why? You just said you loved me. You even said that you will forget everything that happened and stay with me. Tell me, why?" he said, slowly looking straight into her eyes. "Tell me why the hell did you want to kill me?!" shouted Jack.

Hearing his words, Emily paused, "Why? Because I've never loved you. Because I'm deceiving you. And you, like a fool, are being tricked by me."

"Jack, think it over. How could I possibly love you? The only person I've ever loved in my life is Jacob." "But you, you're the one who killed him! I stayed by your side so I could avenge his death and then let go of everything without doubt. So, here I am, trying to kill you," Emily explained.

The weight of her words and the look from her eyes were telling him that she was telling the truth.

And like a real fool, he couldn't utter a single word. 'So that's why… that's why she was so nice to me all this time. In the end, all she could ever think of is Jacob, ' thought Jack.

Like it wasn't enough to break it, Emily's words made his heart numb. Her words were like countless poisoned ice pitons penetrating his heart.

The wound from her knife was incomparable to the pain he was feeling inside after hearing her words. If he had never been promised by her, maybe he wouldn't be so desperate. Maybe he wouldn't be this hurt.

After all, being with her made him so happy. It might had lasted for a while, but he couldn't ask for more. However, he eventually knew the truth that all the happy moments' they've shared were nothing but an illusion. Those sweet words she once said so tenderly were all fatal poison in the end.

'So, this is how it feels like to fall down from heaven to hell, ' he thought.

"So, why did you have to lie to me?" he asked, his eyes turning blood red. "Haven't I told you that if you'll lie to me, you better lie to me all your life?"

"So, why are you telling me the truth now?" Jack could no longer control himself and pinched her slender neck. "Why didn't you just lie to the end? Why are you hurting me like this?" With a numb heart and a chaotic mind, he couldn't think straight.

No one knew how hurt he was.

No one knew how close he was to happiness.

Jack continued to press his lover's neck harder with his wounded hands. The effort made Emily's white neck stain with blood. But without resistance, she closed her eyes and pressed her lips tightly. Her neck was turning red, and her face was getting pale.

At the same time, the wound on Jack's chest began to drip blood on Emily's clothes, and just like blooming roses, sad and desperate.

Slowly, Jack's eyes turned grim and it became more red. 'Why don't I just kill her?' a crazy thought played in his mind. 'If she dies, I will never get hurt again, nor suffer from misery. I won't gain or lose anything anyway.'

Meanwhile, by being choked for a while, Emily's face and lips turned purple. She instinctively tried to grasp for air, but she couldn't breathe at all. She was in so much pain that she felt like her chest was going to explode soon.

'Stop it! It hurts!' she exclaimed to herself.

'But if I had to, I would still do the same. I would never regret doing this to you.'

For as long as she could, she had endured Jack to avenge Jacob. Living with him, breathing the same air with him felt like torture. And when she finally had the chance to end things, she didn't expect him to pretend to be drunk. This time, after enduring for so long, she failed. She could no longer carry her revenge.

'I can't die this way. Not when I've done what I need to do, ' Emily said silently.

'And to you my precious child, my baby, Mommy is sorry that we must end this way.' Emily was confused to whom she should be sorry, to Jacob that she could no longer avenge or to her unborn baby who would die with her.

And just when she thought she was going to die, Jack loosened his grip in an instant, as if he got struck by lightning. She immediately grasped for air, breathing instinctively.

At first, breathing was painful. It seemed like her lungs were about to give up that she ended up coughing so hard on her first grasp of air. Despite coughing so violently, as if she was out of breath, Jack only stared at her with wide eyes.

Suddenly, he was sober while looking at her state. 'What was I thinking? What did I just do? I almost killed the love of my life, ' he cried inside.

Noticing that Emily was uncomfortable, he pinched her chin and kissed her. He nervously tried to give her artificial respiration. But as soon as she recovered, she immediately slapped him.

Weak as she was, she didn't have enough strength to hurt him further. Her slap was soft, and it felt like she was just touching his face. After all, she had almost died.

Seeing that she was still trying to beat him, he breathed a deep sigh of relief and looked at his bloody hands in a daze.

"Pa!" He threw a slap on his face. Jack's face was covered in striking bright red blood as he remained in a daze.

'How could I have done such a terrible thing? How could I hurt her? I even wanted to kill her, ' he reflected on himself. Fortunately, Emily did not die. Otherwise, he would regret it for the rest of his life.

Losing her for even a second was something he couldn't imagine. Even if she didn't love him now, he would keep her by his side and forbid her to escape all her life.

With little hope, he yearned for the day when she would learn to love him by being with him.

Suddenly, "Dong Dong," a maid came knocking on the door. "Mrs. Gu, there's a policeman outside looking for you. He said you'd called them in advance," the maid said.

Jack was shocked upon hearing the maid's words. "Don't let them in. Wait outside," he instructed in a cold voice. Emily heard the maid, but she was hopelessly lying in bed, breathing so hard and unable to speak.

"Okay," the maid answered diligently. All the while, the maid wondered why Jack answered instead of Emily. 'Wasn't Master Jack drunk? Why was he the one who answered instead of Miss Emily?' the maid pondered.

However, the maid was in no position to deal with such matters. They were told not to meddle in their master's personal matters. So, her suspicion died and left quickly.

"Why did you call the police in advance when you wanted to kill me?" Jack asked, wondering loudly. But Emily remained silent. Staring at her with cold eyes, "Since you don't want to speak, let me just guess the reason. You intended to confess your crime after killing me.

Because you're pregnant, you'll get bailed in that way, and you can safely deliver the baby. Am I right?"

If he was killed by Emily, Jack's bodyguard would never let her go. So if she surrendered herself to the police, it would be for the best and she could seek protection from them. Only then would she have the chance to give birth to her child, Jacob's child.

"What a good plan you'd made! I'm sure you'd planned it very well. How unfortunate it is that you couldn't kill me," Jack sneered.

After hearing his mocking words, Emily closed her eyes for a while and opened them. A tear slid down from the corner of her eyes. "I have now accepted that I lost. You can dispose me at your will," she said, feeling defeated.

'Jack already knows everything. He wouldn't keep me around anymore.

Besides, I've had enough. This might be a favor given by the God to free myself from this agony, ' she thought hopelessly to herself.


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