(Summit your beloved woman to others)
Jack could still recall the sight of her eyes reflecting the fireworks. It was like stars falling inside her luminous eyes, sparkling and extremely beautiful.
"Mr. Jack is really at leisure. Looking at the fireworks all alone. Are you thinking of someone?" A woman's voice suddenly came from behind him, the tone ladened with undisguised mockery.
He frowned, turned to glance at her contemptuously, then said, "What are you doing here?"
"I've come to see you, of course." Jennifer walked up to the French window, and standing uninvited next to him, enjoyed the fireworks which painted the night sky. Her lips curved into a cruel smile, "It's so beautiful. I can't imagine that someone like you, can be so timid and afraid of getting back the woman that he loves, now that she has returned."
"So what? It's my business." He was extremely disgusted with this harridan standing next to him, and his tone was not friendly, "Why? Do you want to take advantage of me to reach your own goals? I advise you to forget the notion as soon as possible. No one has ever taken advantage of me. I always take advantage of others."
Despite her plot being revealed, she was not embarrassed and tut-tutted, "You've seen through my plan? I thought that we might cooperate once, since you want Emily, and I want Jacob."
"Get out of here before I throw you out!" "Why are you so angry? Think it over carefully. Are you willing to... to submit your beloved woman to others...? Then you really are a coward!"
"Jennifer, don't think I won't beat a woman. Now get out!"
Despite his anger, she was not afraid. Oddly, she seemed happy, as if she had found balance in her heart.
She reasoned that she was finally not alone in her misery. She was not the only person in the world who had fallen in love with someone who did not reciprocate. There were so many people who were experiencing the same pain and suffering as she was.
After Jennifer left, Jack hit the window angrily with his fist. The opaque glass became delineated with white cracks that spider-webbed across the surface. Jennifer had asked him if he was willing to give up.
How could it be! How could he be willing to give up!
But what could he do? His love almost killed her! He didn't want to experience the despair of watching her die again!
On the day of accident, he swore that if God kept her alive, he would be willing to let her go... Now, he was honor bound to fulfill that promise.
That day, half an hour after David arrived at the village and rescued them. He also arrived at the village, but was a moment too late.
He found out about Jacob's amnesia, but he did not act rashly or even try to get close to them.
He was afraid, for he now believed in fate, and didn't want the woman he loved to have any more near-fatal accidents. So he forced himself to stay away.
And Jennifer, what did she know? She knew nothing at all!
Closing his eyes, he took a deep breath. His heart ached, locked deep in the cage of his emotions. It was empty now, as if something of great value was missing. But it didn't matter. It really didn't matter. As long as she was alive, and he could secretly observe her, he would be satisfied.
And as for Jacob? He was a lame duck with no memories. What waves could he stir? Jack felt it was an honor to have been able to make Emily happy at last.
Since Beryl left his home, Dylan had been depressed as if something was missing. He lacked the desire to do anything at all.
Rita had long noticed that something was different with her son. She quietly discussed it with David, "What on earth has happened to Dylan? Since Beryl left, he has changed a lot. He doesn't play anymore, and sighs every day like an old man."
David carefully considered the situation and suggested, "Probably, he didn't want Beryl to leave, and now that she is no longer here, he is not accustomed to her absence?"
"But can't they see each other at kindergarten?"
"I heard that Beryl was staying home, not attending kindergarten these days."
"No wonder he seems like a lost puppy." Rita rubbed her chin pensively.
David took the opportunity and proposed, "How about sending Dylan to Emily's home, allowing him to play with Beryl for a while, so that he can gradually accept the fact that Beryl has left?"
In this way, he could have time to be with Rita alone, without a child underfoot. Just him and Rita all by themselves alone in this house! It was so exciting just to think about it!
But Rita ruthlessly rejected his proposal, "The three have just been reunited. How can you throw our issues into their happiness and bother them?"
David did not know what to say. Rita was probably right.
Before they could fully discuss the matter, David received a phone call. His expression turned instantly serious. He looked at Rita's inquiring eyes and said solemnly, "Something is wrong with my father."
Rita's heart "clucked" for a moment and she asked, "What happened? Is it serious?"
"My brother didn't give any details. He just asked us to hurry back to M country." He was no longer in a fair mood, as he had been able to tell the seriousness of the matter from his brother's tone.
Uneasiness surging into her mind, Rita said, "Then what are you waiting for? Book the tickets right away!"
Dylan's expectations were dashed as he was whisked away to the airport with his parents, before he could even say goodbye to Beryl. Powerlessly, he cried for ten minutes or more.
As for Emily, she only received the news after Rita's arriving in M country. There was no choice but to let the children talk on the phone for a while.
Shortly afterwards, Emily received a call from Sean.
Although Jack had blocked all information during this period, the Lu's also noticed abnormalities.
They began to negotiate with Jack, sending people to secretly search for information concerning Emily.
Sean could not wait and decided to go search for Emily in person, then news came that Emily had been found.
That was why he phoned her.
Sean's voice was full of unconcealed excitement, "Cloris, is that you? Say something to me."
He was different from his parents. To them, Emily was just an adopted daughter. They considered that there were differences between Emily and their own daughter. If they lost one adopted daughter, they would have another and another...
But to Sean, Emily was different. He had completely taken her as his biological sister---Cloris. He devoted all his emotions to her, restrained and tolerant.
If it were not for his parents who had controlled him, he would have already flown to Z country to find out what had happened. Emily would have been rescued by him, and she would then belong to him!
"I'm alright. I am really alright." Even if she had once kept a distance between them, Emily still took him as her own brother, and felt warmed by his concern. She said, "Brother, don't worry too much about me. I'm living well now..."
She briefly told him the story, skipping over the details of the danger she had experienced.
Sean was terrified for her after hearing of her ordeal, but then followed uncontrollable anger and disgust, "Jack! I knew there was something wrong with him! I will not forgive him so easily!"
If it were not for Mr. and Mrs. Lu, his parents, stopping him, he would not let Jack live at ease after Emily had suffered so much. He raged at having been kept in the dark!
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