I wanted to turn around, but Charles put his arm around my shoulders and did not let me look back.
"I feel that someone has been following me lately."
"Don't worry. As long as you're with me, everything will be fine."
"Does it have anything to do with our marriage? How about you get your assistant on it to find out?" I felt a little uneasy, so I wanted to shed light on things.
"Let's talk about it after visiting Grandma." Charles did not seem to want to take it seriously.
"We can't stall any longer, Charles. Everything will only get more complicated once Rita sees the news." I knew Rita well enough to believe that she was going to come after me again. I was exhausted of being caught up in the mess. I just wanted it to be over.
Charles suddenly stopped walking and turned me to face him. He stared at me deeply with his dark eyes.
I had no idea what set him off again. He stepped forward, and I retreated until I was backed against a wall.
I muttered, but he did not say anything. He just looked into my eyes as if he was trying to find something there. As I swallowed and my cheeks burned, he braced one hand against the wall beside my head and brushed my hair off my face with the other.
"Scarlett, didn't I tell you not to mention her in front of me?"
My heart started racing. I leaned against the wall to avoid his touch. When he got close enough for us to share breath, I panicked and ran toward the direction of Christine's ward.
"Do you really want a divorce?" Charles screamed after me.
I stopped, took a deep breath, and squared my shoulders. I turned on my heel and flashed him a determined look.
"Yes! I do! I want it!"
The affectionate look on his face quickly melted away like snow in the noonday sun. I stood my ground as he started shooting daggers at me with his eyes.
"It's you who have been making excuses since the beginning. I don't want to do this anymore, okay? Both Rita and I want the divorce to happen, so let's just get it over with."
As a lump lodged itself in my throat, I turned around. Then, I ran to Christine's ward.
As I entered the ward, I overheard Christine and Alice's discussion about announcing Charles and I's marriage to the public.