Disya accompanied Via who looked devastated until her beautiful face looked pale as if she had no desire to continue living. Seeing the depression that was clearly visible on her best friend's face, Disya sat down in front of Via whose eyes were staring.
She looked at the cell phone whose screen was shattered lying on the floor.
Her hands were shaking as she took the phone.
Her heart believed the contents of the message on the cellphone were the reason Via was in a void state. Right as she expected, Sean's message also made Disya hurt, she even felt a burning anger.
How dare that man hurt her best friend and throw her away like trash?!
Disya didn't accept it, she really wouldn't forgive him.
“Via, oh ... Via,” Disya sobbed while stroking her friend's swollen face.
Via's eyes stared blankly at the wall, her tears dried, there were only traces of those tears.
“He doesn't want me,” Via whispered hoarsely and lowly. “He doesn't want this baby.”
“Oh... Via.” Disya didn't know what to say, she could only feel the pain of her best friend. The two of them sat on the floor for a long time, lost in the same sadness.
“What should I do?”
The question sounded more like people were desperate than looking for an answer.
“What about taking a vacation, and calm down away from the city? Just you and me,” Disya tried to persuade Via and trying to sound tough.
She pulled Via to stand up from where she was and took her to the room.
Via lay down on the bed, and let Disya did whatever she wanted without even looking at her best friend.
Disya was about to call Sean's number listed on her cellphone, but she tried her best not to do it because it would only increase the width of the wound. So without realizing it, she turned off the phone and put it in a drawer.
Disya decided to join in the bed with Via and hugged her best friend who was in a state as if her body and soul were separated. The two of them were silent without the slightest sound until they fell asleep to close the day.
Via entered her superior room at Luna Star. The man in front of Via looked at her with a confused look when she suddenly handed over the resignation letter.
“You want resign? Are you sure?” asked Hadley.
Via gave a thin smile, a smile that did not reach the eyes. Her face looked puffy, even though it was covered with make-up, it was still clearly visible. What's more, her body gestures were not as cheerful as usual.
“I've thought it through. Sorry to resign suddenly, but this is just a personal reason and has nothing to do with the company,” Via said in a low voice slightly bowed.
Hadley sighed with his shoulders slightly bent down. He nodded without being able to hold Via whose determination was round.
“I wish you could wait until the CEO comes home, but I can't seem to hold you back any longer. So, all right. Report to HRD before packing your things. Hand over all your documents and work to Kezia before leaving,” Hadley explained while allowing Via to leave the room.
Via thanked Hadley before leaving.
While tidying things up on the desk, Kezia ran over and looked at Via confusedly, slightly disappointed.
“What is it? Why did you resign?” Kezia asked in a slightly panicked tone.
“Yeah, just my personal reason. I am sorry, I can’t explain,” replied Via, still busy putting things that belong to her in the box.
“Then what about me? I can do nothing without you, you know?” Kezia held Via's hand who was about to put a figure into the box.
“Via, don't be like this. Please don't go, who else will accompany me to lunch.” Kezia shamelessly cried while holding Via's arm hanging in the air.
Sadness covered Via. At first, she thought there was no longer any emotion in her shattered soul, but it turned out that she still had more sadness.
“I'm sorry,” Via whispered with a tear falling down her left cheek.
She put her figure down and pulled Kezia in a hug. Thinking that this might be the last time she saw a coworker who actually cared about her.
“But I can't be in this hotel anymore, you have to be alone. I'm sure your career will have a good progress later, even you can take my position.”
Kezia's hug tightened. They just hugged for a while before Via finally decided to leave and said goodbye to her other colleagues with teary eyes leaving Luna Star.
Outside the building, she stared at the towering building. Recalling her early days of innocence. How naively her dreamed that she could make Sean Reviano fell in love and made her as his priority.
That man was no different from other men who were only looking for a body as a sleeping partner. His mouth was so sweet that Via was deceived by the warmth he showed. All of that was nothing more than a play that he ran as a talented actor, until Via unknowingly gave up her whole heart.
Via looked down and walked away from Luna Star, hoping this was the last time she would hear Sean Reviano's name, then erased the man's memory from her head and heart.
Disya helped Via packing her clothes into the suitcase. They worked in silence while tidying up Via's personal equipment that she didn't want to leave. Two hours later, not a single trace of Via's belongings ever filled the luxury apartment. Everything looked as neat as the first time Via set foot there.
Via's memory brought her back to the memory of the first time Sean took her there while kissing her non-stop as if he was never satisfied with touching. His warm hands were never far from her body, even Sean deliberately lingered in the apartment before finally leaving for work.
There were so many sweet memories in the apartment that did not belong to her personally, but now the apartment looked gloomy after being filled with wounds last night.
She gripped the doorknob tightly before exiting. The sound of the door closing seemed to end her relationship with Sean and close their memories tightly in a room that now felt strange to Via. With heavy steps while inhaling, Via gave up everything, letting go of something that never belong to her.
As Sean said when he asked her to move into the apartment.
“This place is a temporary home for you, stay here so I can visit anytime.”
Yes, the apartment was only temporary. Now Via understood what Sean meant. She had been so deaf before, not once digesting his words. Feeling herself like Cinderella. But in reality, she was nothing more than a mistress. How naive.
Disya pulled Via's hand, which was still frozen in front of the apartment door, looking at her reluctantly.
“Come on Via, the time has arrived,” said Disya carefully as she pulled her best friend away from the place full of memories.
Via ran on auto pilot, with her head full of memories replaying over and over, although in the end she followed Disya who led her to the elevator, leaving everything she thought was a false future.
Several Days Ago On Sean Reviano POV …Sean stared at the phone screen containing texts from his parents that asking when he would be coming home. For a moment, he looked at the employees who were meeting together in the meeting room. He put the phone back in and glanced at Via who was tucking her long hair behind her ear.Sean's eyes couldn't take his eyes off Via's beautiful face looking down at the report, but his logic prevailed a step until he was relieved to look away.Slightly clearing his throat, Sean gathered attention. “Where were we?”“Our hotel rating and review report on the booking room platform, sir. I think ….”The meeting continued, but Sean's eyes couldn't take his eyes off Via who was explaining about the Luna Star Hotel review report which was slightly down from the previous month.In the middle of the session, Sean found out that Via was daydreaming. In order to appe
Sean delayed his return to New York because of the project given to him by his father. At first, he was annoyed at having to spend more time at Blueberry and Michigan. But luckily, there was Evelyn who always accompanied him when he felt bored all day staring at the computer screen.“Don't you want us to have dinner together?” asked Evelyn who was walking next to him. They were enjoying the afternoon air near the park which was not far from Sean house.“Don't we always do it every night?” He asked back by recalling their daily dinner routine. If it wasn't a gala event, then their parents would asked them to go out to eat together.“But you said you don't want to go out tonight, we'll just eat in your place,” Evelyn kept asking.“Hmmm…, we can do it next time. Where do you want to go out?” Sean replied turning the offer.“Up to you. It doesn't matter, as long as we spend time together. You
Seeing the old brown-painted building in front of her, Via also turned to Disya, who walked first to the yard of an old farmhouse in a village quite far from the city, seeming isolated from the crowd. As far as the eye could see, Via only saw one or two houses with the same model. Not only that, along the way there Via found several horses roaming in a wide yard surrounded by a white fence with apple trees growing in a row.“Are you sure this is the place?” Via asked, staring at the building with the paint on the walls partly peeling off.“Nana left this farm house. You know I don't come from a rich family. This is the only treasure I have other than an apartment in New York.” Disya stopped, then turned to Via who was still frozen since their arrival, reluctant to go any further. “Come in.”Once again, Via looked at the old building before deciding to go inside, following Disya who was first in front.
Willow stared in bewilderment at the television that was no longer on the living room. She glanced at Via who seemed busy learning how to knit baby socks. She was in full concentration with the spools of yarn around her, and books on learning how to knit that scattered on the floor.“Where's the television?” Willow came over and picked up one of the pink threads.Via's shoulders shrugged as she continued to try weaving the threads one by one. “I put it on the roof,” Via answered without turning her head.Willow's face contorted in confusion because the thing was still functioning properly. In this old house, there was no entertainment to spend the time except watching television, so she was confused about what to do.“What's wrong with this television? It was still fine yesterday, right?” Willow glanced out the window when she heard the sound of a mustang parked in the yard, her male cousin must have arrived to
As soon as she woke up, Via immediately ran to the toilet and vomited in the closet. Her body sat on the floor when nothing came out. She was silent for a long time before finally washing her mouth and face. She felt everything was unwell on her body, making her lie down on her bed for one or two minutes.The sound of the alarm woke Via back up and she frowned in surprise to find that time had passed quickly. It was as if she had only been lying there for five minutes, not knowing that two hours had passed.“Via? Are you okay?” asked Willow, knocking on the door from outside.Via got up from the bed and checked her still puffy face.“I'll be out in a minute,” Via replied as she walked to the bathroom to clean herself.In the dining room, all the breakfast were already on the table. Willow looked busy cleaning the pan at the sink. There was a sense of guilt seeing Willow working alone, making Via feel a litt
Sean entered the apartment and it was cold. There was no longer smelled of buttery and sweet aroma of baking cakes that used to be a memory. His steps were heavy as he crossed the living room. He deliberately didn't turn on the lights and let the atmosphere become gloomy.What for? Haven't traces of Via disappeared completely?Sean stepped into the room. He smelled the air, inhaling the last of Via's fragrance, but his sense of smell picked up nothing, much to his dismay. His eyes glazed over at the empty bed.Sean walked around the room which Via had once occupied. He touched every object that might have Via's fingerprints on it. Not to mention the surface of the mattress whose sheets had just been replaced.His heart was disappointed, because just only cold that Sean got from every touch.It looked like Daren was right, he must forget Via and all their memories together.However, forgetting Viania was not that easy. There was somethi
Winter passed very quickly. Via worked at the Cherry Blossom Inn for almost two weeks. It didn't feel like she could adapt in Moines to the friendliness of the locals.Via was relieved that in Moines she hadn't heard any news about Sean, and even the people in the village didn't care about such things. For them, celebrities were just strangers who didn't deserve too much attention, but Disya had a different mind. Her best friend often contacted Via and sometimes brought up the topic of Sean which of course Via didn't listen to.“I told you not to discuss anything about him, please,” Via said to Disya who was on the other side of the line.“But you also need to know this one, Via. This man is the father of your child. If you hadn't stopped me from slapping him, I would have publicly humiliated Sean. He deserves it,” replied Disya who sounded angry.Via rubbed her temples as she sighed.“He will get married soon. Gosh!&r
The gold-colored invitation that Evelyn had left as a souvenir was lying on the table and Via didn’t touch it at all. Her eyes stared blankly at every engraving of Sean's name until her heart ached to see Evelyn Madini's name side by side with his in the same frame.A tear fell on Via's lap. With her face down, she sobbed.“Mom...” Via cried, suddenly missing her mom. She needed something to strengthen herself, and only her mother and the unborn baby were on her mind.Aborting the baby was tantamount to killing Via, but holding on would be just as difficult. Sean and Evelyn came from rich families, the law was on their side. After all, Via was just an ordinary citizen, just one tweet on Ingram could turn her into trash in society. People would think she was the bad one of Sean and Evelyn's relationship. It was easy for Evelyn to destroy Via's reputation and life with just the lift of her finger.“I'm sorry Mom, Little B