Feather's Blog Search

Follow by Email






"Enough! Let go of me," Edward cried out, trying to wriggle out of Rachel's hold. After struggling for a moment, Edward threw off her hand in exasperation. "I know you are using this child to take advantage of me and get back at Charles. But let me tell you, there's no way I'm going to let you get away with it," he said, words laden with threat.

"I don't want to know whose child you're carrying right now, neither do I care. Just sign the divorce papers while I'm still asking nicely. Do you understand?"

"Edward, don't forget you're kind of a big deal in Y City. We've just been married not so long ago. If we get divorced now, the news will surely get around. Aren't you afraid the effect it will have for you?" Rachel asked, trying to change his mind.
"Edward, please don't do this. I'll listen to you in the future no matter what happens. I'll abort this baby if that's what it takes. I'll do anything for you!" Rachel begged.

"Stop! I don't want to hear your excuses anymore!" Edward said, refusing her request.

"It's over between us. I might be a man who cares about dignity but I'd rather take the chance than living with a woman like you. And don't you forget, you're also a public figure. You're a celebrity for Christ's sake! If your affair comes to light, not only will you be disgraced, but your career will also be ruined," he told her the stakes.

"So what are you waiting for?" he asked, raising his eyebrows.

"Sign the papers now!"

"Why are you doing this?! Are you really going to be so hard on me?"

Rachel yelled miserably.

She suddenly felt that the man in front of her was very strange. She realized he had definitely changed. He wasn't the same person who promised to take care and love her all his life. "Have you forgotten what you said at our wedding?! Have you forgotten your vows?!"

"How dare you mention that? Do you know how disgusted I am of what you've done?" Edward exclaimed, glaring at Rachel.

"I admit that I did love you very much, and I did promise to take care of you for the rest of our lives. But what about you?

What have you done as my wife? I am indeed much older than you, and you might refuse to marry me if you minded it. But you married me and you must keep your words. After all, who would want an unfaithful wife?"

"I promise I'll never cheat on you again," Rachel said, pleading.

"I know that I've gone too far and it was really foolish of me. If you give me another chance, I will never do that again."

"No matter what you say, I won't change my mind. We're done," Edward said firmly.

"Sign it now, or I'll have my lawyer file a divorce suit against you tomorrow. Weigh it out for yourself."

Throwing Rachel a mocking glance, he went on. "You have the father of your child. You can go straight to him after you sign it. I think he'll be the one responsible for you and your child."

His words immediately reminded her of Roger. But who was he kidding? He would always just be a boy toy who she could goof around with, but never truly be with as a partner.

Knowing that Edward had made up his mind and would not change it no matter what happened, she realized that she had no choice but to bargain. "I'll sign the paper in one condition."

"What is it?"

Edward asked, indifferent.

"We need to split your property equally and that means I'll take half of it."

Edward was stunned upon hearing her words. They had only been together for about two months, but she already had the gall to take half of his property. She really was demanding too much that it had become extremely ridiculous.

"Why don't you just say that you want all my dad's property?" Chris, who just returned after buying breakfast, ironically asked, "How can you ask to take half his property? Are you really that shameless?!"

Irritated, Rachel responded in return, "But I'm his wife!"

"And since the gloves have already come off, I don't have to hide my purpose anymore. I will divorce you only if you give me half of your fortune. Take it or leave it."

"I see," Edward said, contemplating. "You've finally decided to show your true colors, huh?" he continued, standing up.

"Since we cannot reach an agreement, there is no need for us to do so.

Tomorrow, I will send my lawyer here. He will be fully responsible for the divorce. You want half the property? In your dreams!"

With that, he turned and walked away, leaving Rachel staring at his back.

After a few moments, Edward and Chris decided to leave. When Chris got home, she soon discovered that Charles had already gone to work, leaving Autumn at home. "How did it go with Rachel? Is she alright?" Autumn asked as soon as she saw Chris.

"Oh she's alright, couldn't be better," Chris replied, sarcasm clear in her voice.

"I'll tell you what happened. When my dad asked Rachel to sign the divorce papers this morning, she asked for half of his property. Could you believe it?!"

"Really? She did that?!" Autumn gasped. She almost couldn't believe her ears after hearing Rachel's outrageous request.

"Yeah, you heard me right," Chris confirmed, getting angrier. "Fortunately, my dad was able to come to his senses this time. Instead of giving in, he threatened to sue her for divorce.

Rachel's surely gonna be screwed this time."

"That's nice to know. She deserves it," Autumn sighed.

That afternoon, she had an appointment at a teahouse with Roger, who was polite enough to arrive early.

Satisfied by being introduced to two excellent television crews, he gained more respect for Autumn.

As Autumn sat down, Roger spoke and went straight to the point, "Mrs. Lu, why did you ask to meet?"

"Have you heard about Rachel?"

Autumn asked in return.

"Well, she called this morning to tell me that Edward was infertile and he was forcing her to sign a divorce. She claimed that I was the father of her baby and therefore I should be responsible for the child. She yelled at me over the phone when I didn't answer," Roger calmly answered as he poured Autumn a cup of tea. "It's fine though, it's not like I'm not used to it. And it's not my loss anyway."

Roger knew Rachel was no longer useful to him so it was fairly easy to stop caring about her as a person.

"Hey, I have a question," Autumn said, nudging Roger.

"Have you ever wondered how it would affect you if Rachel kept the baby?" she asked out of curiosity.

"I..." Roger stammered, his face displaying a little frown. The thought of Rachel keeping the baby never crossed his mind. He always thought she was so selfish that she wouldn't do anything that wouldn't prove to be of benefit.

"What do you mean by that, Mrs. Lu?"

Roger asked, clearly taken aback by the question.

"I just wanted to warn you that Rachel might use this as a threat against you. If that happens, what are you going to do about it?"

Autumn inquired further.


No comments:

Post a comment


*Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of feather's blog or any employee of this blog.*