“Go away now! I don’t want to see you ever again!” Vivian yelled at Finnick.
She felt extremely depressed due to their silence. At the same time, the immense sense of helplessness that she had five years ago filled her mind once again. At this moment, she wished to cry and shriek to release her maddening desperation.
“Vivian, please don’t do this. Let’s talk nicely. I…”
Sensing that Vivian was a little emotionally unstable, Finnick wanted to come up to her to comfort her. However, Vivian refused him outright and opened the door of the office instead.
“Leave now! Go!” she yelled at Finnick while pointing at the entrance.
After all, the office was where Vivian worked. Finnick knew that they could hardly sit down and talk now. Also, Vivian would be even more irritated if he refused to leave.
As such, he decided to look for another opportunity to talk to Vivian about the matter again. However, there was one thing that was certain—he would never let go of her. I won’t let her go even if she hates me!
Finnick thought about it but decided to hold his tongue. He glanced at Vivian with mixed feelings for a while and slowly left her office.
After Finnick left the office, Vivian felt that all of her energy had drained. As such, she went weak at the knees and collapsed into the chair.
Vivian looked pale-faced and kept gasping for air as though she was severely ill.
As she buried her head in her arms, her entire body trembled slightly. Benedict’s heart skipped a beat as soon as he entered the room and saw her.
Earlier on, he saw that Finnick looked upset as he walked out of the office. Now that Vivian also looked terrible, he guessed that their conversation didn’t go well.
He went up to Vivian to pat her on her back and said sympathetically, “If you don’t want to see him, we can return to A Nation. Why do you have to do this to make yourself sad?”
There were some tears on Vivian’s face when she looked up at him. She replied sobbingly but determinedly, “Ben, I have to do this. This is the only way to protect little pumpkin and me.”
Actually, it was heart-wrenching for her to say those things. Nonetheless, she had to persevere so that she wouldn’t lose Larry. She had to ensure that Finnick wouldn’t know his existence.
I will do my best to protect you and Larry. You don’t have to strain yourself. Benedict thought about it deep in his heart but didn’t speak his mind.
After all, he was aware that Vivian would never hide behind anyone to seek protection. Then, he gently put his hand on Vivian’s shoulder as a gesture to motivate her.
Vivian lifted her gaze and put on a faint smile. “Ben, I’m alright. Don’t worry about me. You can go ahead to do your work because I’ve another meeting later.”
After hesitating for a while, Benedict nodded and replied affirmatively, “Okay, I won’t disturb you now. However, promise me that you won’t feel dejected anymore because of this.”
“Understood,” Vivian replied smilingly.
Although Benedict was still worried about her, he gently patted her shoulder twice and turned around to leave her office.
He knew that his sister looked gentle on the outside but was far more stubborn and determined than many people on the inside. As such, she probably wouldn’t want him to keep her company at this moment.
After Benedict left, Vivian calmed herself down and grabbed the document on her desk. Then, she walked out of her office and instructed her team members to attend a meeting in the meeting room.
No matter what happened in the past, her life had to go on.
Lately, the news about Mark being sentenced to prison spread like wildfire in Sunshine City. Coincidentally, the latest issue of the magazine was about Mark’s interview, which revealed his crimes. Since the sales of the magazine doubled, everyone put on a triumphant smile during the meeting.
“Everyone should have known that the sales of our magazine have surpassed all other magazines of the same genre. This success is credited to your effort. Thank you so much for your hard work.” Vivian clapped her hands once she finished. “When we get off work today, should we have dinner together? My treat!”
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