1 squeezed into the crowd and looked up. The steel bridge was very magnificent and beautiful against the setting sun. A young woman was sitting on the railing, holding a crying little girl in her arms. “Bella, hurry up and persuade Betty. Don‘t let her jump. Anne is frightened.” My mother grabbed my clothes.
I frowned and glanced at Hank, who was still trying to persuade Betty by the bridge, and then at Ryan, who was standing by the bridge. I think it must be Ryan who gave Betty the idea. Betty was timid and afraid of heights since she was a child. Otherwise, she would never dare to climb so high to jump into the river. “Betty, can you come down first?” Obviously, Hank was very anxious at the moment.
Betty said firmly, “As long as you promise not to divorce me and continue to live with me, I will take Anne down!”
Obviously, Hank couldn‘t agree to Betty‘s request. He frowned and said, “Betty, do you think we‘ll be happy together? We‘ve been married for a few years. Do we have a wonderful memory?” At this moment, Betty did not answer. Hank added, “Since we can‘t be happy together, why do you have to tie yourself up with me? Other than this, as long as you carry Anne down, I can agree to any conditions you want. The house I live in now can be transferred to your name, and I can also pay for Anne‘s living expenses at the highest rate. I only hope that you can calm down. After all, there is only one life, and Anne is your biological daughter. Look at how scared she is now. Can you really bear to do this to her?”
Betty was stunned when she heard Hank‘s words. She looked down at her daughter, whose face had turned pale with fear. She was crying and her voice was hoarse. Hank walked forward step by step. “Betty, hand Anne over to me!” At this time, we relaxed a little. Everyone thought that Hank had persuaded Betty. However, just as Hank was about to touch Anne‘s hand, Betty immediately held Anne even tighter.
She took another step to the side of the bridge. If she moved a little further, she and Anne would fall into the river.
Betty‘s action made the people around scream, and I was also very worried. “If you don‘t promise me, I‘ll jump down with Anne in my arms!” Betty shouted at Hank.
“Why do you have to force me?” Hank frowned and clenched his fists.
At this moment, my mother was already sitting on the ground in fear. Ryan pointed to Anne in Betty‘s arms and said, “Hank, why can‘t you agree to Betty‘s request? You should agree for Anne‘s sake. Anne is only a two–year–old child.” “Shut up!” I warned Ryan. “I‘m telling the truth,” Ryan muttered. I walked up to the railing and Betty pointed at me and said, “Don‘t come over!” Seeing that Betty was very excited at the moment, I raised my hands in the air and said, “Okay, I
won‘t go over. Betty, don‘t joke about your and the child‘s lives, okay? Anne is still young, and she is so fragile. She can‘t bear any harm.” “You are a hypocritical person. Because of you, Anne and I became so miserable.” Betty‘s eyes were full of hatred for me.
Hearing Betty‘s words, I didn‘t know what to say.
Betty thought that the failure of her marriage with Hank was all because of me. Maybe the more! tried to persuade her, the worse the situation would be. So I chose to shut up.
Then, I winked at Hank and said to him, “So what if you promise her now? Let‘s save her and Anne‘s lives first!”
Hearing my words, Hank frowned. I knew that he was a university professor, and he was a person who never lied. But for the sake of his daughter, he might have to change his principle. The next moment, Hank opened his mouth and was about to speak, but Betty interrupted him, “Hank, I know you‘re a man of your word. You must keep your word. So I‘m not worried if you lie to me today. If I can‘t die today, I‘ll do this again next time with Anne in my arms. But next time, we won‘t jump into the river. We can get into a car accident, lie on the tracks, or jump off the building. Haha, there are many ways to die!” Betty‘s smile was as cold as the snow in winter, as if she had already shook hands with the God of Death. Hank was stunned and didn‘t say a word. Looking at Betty, who was already a little crazy at the moment, I felt very sad. How did she become like this? She was not only narrow-minded and mean, but now she did such a crazy thing. Seeing that Hank was staring at her without saying a word, Betty sneered. “Humph, I knew you wanted to lie to me!”
Then she pointed at me and said resentfully, “You were the one who taught him, weren‘t you?” “Well, Hank, I know that Anne and I are not important in your heart, so I‘ll make you regret it for the rest of your life!” After that, Betty jumped into the river behind her with Anne in her arms.