Carmen sat on the couch with a frustrated face as she watched the long hand of the clock slowly change its direction. She felt scared and upset that it was now eleven-thirty o'clock and Liam had not arrived home yet.
Their brief episode that morning, him accusing her and denying her, weighed heavily on her heart, but her mind remained occupied with worries about why he had not reached home.
Carmen stood up from the couch for a minute and paced back and forth for some time as she tried to keep her messed up emotions in check and stopped herself from crying. After walking around the room for a while without hearing a car sound, she sat down on the couch and continued watching the clock.
As Carmen sat there for another fifteen minutes without removing her eyes from the wall clock or shifting from her current position, her stomach gurgled from hunger. She pressed both her hands against her abdomen and squeezed it tight to su
The next morning Liam woke up with a nasty headache and he felt like someone had smashed his head against a concrete wall countless times. For a couple minutes, he tried to get out of bed, but the pain seemed to triple each time he lifted his head. “I should have taken the damn pills!” Liam thought, feeling a sense of frustration. Then he gave his body one last push, and finally, he succeeded in getting out of bed. His head pounded with every step he took toward the room door. When Liam opened it, he was shocked to see the pack of hangover pills and glass of water still seated in their previous position from last night. The only difference was that Carmen had covered the glass of water. Not knowing what to feel, Liam reached down for the items and took them into his room. Then he placed a glass of water on the bed stand and popped out a pill from within the pack. 'Why does she still care about me after everything I have
Carmen ran into her room and slammed the door behind her. She then rested her back against the door and wept bitterly till her vision got dim because of the tears in her eyes.She tried to suppress the suffocating feeling in her chest, but it only got stronger by the second. None of this was what she wanted in a marriage. All she desired was to marry a man that loves her, so why is she being punished for falling in love and following her heart?"This is so unfair," she mumbled.Carmen did not know how long she had been crying until she heard a bang on her door.“You have two minutes left!” Liam shouted with force in his voice.However, beneath the surface of Liam's icy attitude, he felt a bit of pity towards Carmen when he heard her soft cry.“I will soon be out,” Carmen replied while trying to keep her voice stable.
Carmen woke up the next morning to the sound of her ringtone. She tossed in bed a few times, then with her eyes closed, her hand searched the nightstand for her phone until she got a hold of it and answered the call.“Good morning,” Carmen said with sleep still in her eyes while wondering who was calling her this early.“Carmen, are you awake?” Lina's voice rings in Carmen's ears.'Mother?' Carmen thought.Immediately the sleep left her body when she realized that she was speaking with Liam's mom. Carmen was now wide awake, and she quickly sat up in bed.“Yes, I am awake. Is there a problem?” Carmen answered.She knows Lina only calls her when she needs something and the fact that Lina had called this earlier means that it must be something urgent.“No. I simply called to remind you about my invit
When Freddie stopped the car, Carmen woke up from her nap, looked out the window, and realized that they were not at a shopping mall but Davis' company.“What are we doing here? I thought we were going shopping.” Carmen asked.She faced Liam but quickly looked away when she saw the furious expression on his face after her question.“I am not a less busy person, and I have a job to do. When I fulfilled my work schedule for today, then we can go do your stupid stuff.” Liam answered.'Do you have to humiliate me? You know that I worked at my father's company before I married you. The only reason I quit my job was that my dad believed that a married woman's only purpose was to serve her husband, and I can only work if you want me to do so.' Carmen thought.However, these were words she could only say in her mind because Liam seem already angry, and she deemed
The moment that Carmen walked out of the building and the gentle breeze blew against her skin, she felt a bit better. She forced a bright smile on her face and allowed the pain in her heart to fade away.Once she felt like herself again, Carmen took a few steps forward and began walking among the crowd.She walked a few distances before her eyes caught a glance at a classy necklace displayed in the window of the "Men and women boutique.""Since Liam is busy, I can do the shopping on my own. How tough can it be?" Carmen mumbled as she entered the store."Hello, and welcome to the 'men and women boutique.' How can I be of assistance?" A lady said."I came to look around. If I find anything to my taste, I will make a purchase." Carmen replied."Okay then, I am right here if you need help.""Thank you."The fi
It was exactly nine on the dot when Liam heard a knock on his door. He did not bother to respond since the office door had been open, and his mother had entered his office."When I called Jerry, and he said that he was still at the office, I knew you would also be here too. Why are you still at the company at this hour?" Lina scolded her son."What do you want, mother?" Liam asked without staring up at Lina."I was checking with Jerry about things at the company, and that's when I found out that you were still in the building.""I will ask you again. What do you want?"Lina scowled at her son's outrageous behavior toward her, but his attitude did not come as a surprise since they did not have the best mother and son bond."Did Carmen inform you about tomorrow?" Lina asked."It was you who pushed her to remind me about your stupid in
At ten o'clock on the dot, Carmen and Liam had arrived at the Davis compound.Carmen felt depressed as she looked through the window and stared at the enormous mansion. It was not her first time being here. Yet in the past, her visit to this place with Liam wasn't always idyllic, but at least they were in a good relationship back then, or so she thought. However, he could barely look her way now."Can you fake a smile, at least?" Liam coldly asked.Carmen turned and gazed at him, then she brightly smiled. But Liam only seemed to be angrier."You are trying too hard." He sharply said.Carmen's lips carved into an effortless smile as she tried to suppress the panic she was feeling."Are you trying to ruin my mood with such a stiff smile?" Liam mumbled.Freddie stared at them from the v-mirror, and he could see that they were both in torment
The study's door shut, and Liam felt like he was standing in the presence of two angry lions that couldn't wait to devour him, but this was not a strange feeling because it had been like this since his father brought him and his mother to the mansion."You ungrateful brat! You are just a bastard! How dare you put up an attitude in my presence?" Anthony shouted while he waved his hand in front of Liam's face out of anger.Liam did not move a muscle as he gazed at his grandpa with no care, nor did he seem sorry about a thing. Instead, his stare was as cold as the first of December in winter."I spoke the truth. Why are you guys mad? Are you all afraid that Carmen will leave me, and you both will lose your connection with Carmen's family wealth? Ha! How pathetic." Liam mockingly stated."What do you mean, you bastard?!" Levi screamed in a rage.Liam frowned when he heard the word 'b