Life was bitter and short. She definitely did not wish to have such a toxic presence in her life, anyway.
As I was still a bit woozy, I wanted to go back as soon as possible. Hence, I patted her shoulders and left.
Surprisingly, she suddenly grabbed my hands and fell onto her knees. When she knelt, she sobbed softly. “I’m sorry, Ms. Stovall. I shouldn’t have done that in the past. I know my mistake now and have suffered my due punishment.”
I frowned and tried to help her out. However, she refused to stand and continued sobbing. “Ms. Stovall, you’re the only one who can help me now. Felix is a complete devil. Back then, in order to gain a foothold in AC Credit, he instructed me to do things that I’m not supposed to. After I got together with him, I realized how terrifyingly violent he is. He would beat me and scold me for no reason, even chasing me out of the house in the middle of the night. I can’t take it anymore! As I don’t have any family or friends left, you’re the only one who can help me.”
At a loss for what to do, I asked, “Since you aren’t happy, you can divorce him. Isn’t he detained right now? Change a job and live a peaceful life from now on. How can I help you?”
She kept shaking her head desperately as tears streamed down her cheeks. “It’s useless. When he first started to abuse me, I called the cops on him and got him detained. However, he was released a few days later and started abusing me even more harshly. I have no other choices. I wanted to get a divorce, but he refused to. I really don’t know what to do anymore. I’m begging you, Ms. Stovall, please help me out!”
“T-This… It’s not that I didn’t want to, but how?” I did not know what to say. After all, as this was her domestic affairs, I was not in much of a position to help. Furthermore, only she could help herself when it came to something like this.
Raising her head, she gazed at me with her bloodshot eyes. “Felix’s got the president of AC Credit and the Ludwick family backing him up. If they don’t help him, he’ll get jailed for more than three years. If I live apart from him for three years, the marriage will be dissolved automatically, and I’ll finally regain my freedom. Ms. Stovall, since Mr. Fuller loves you so much, he’ll definitely help you if you ask.”
I frowned, feeling speechless. Since when does Ashton love me?
Opening my mouth, I was about to say something when someone interrupted me.
“She can’t help you.” Marcus had already come out. His tall figure strode towards me as he said to Stacey, “She’s already facing so much trouble, so how can she possibly help you? Her actions today were impulsive, without any considerations of the consequences. If she helped you, a ruthless man like your husband will take revenge on her after he’s released. You should know this better than she does.”
With that, Marcus dragged me away. Shocked, I turned around and saw Stacey still kneeling on the ground and crying her heart out. I could not help but feel guilty.
“Actually, she might really need my help!” I mumbled behind Marcus’ back.
“Hah!” He suddenly stopped in his tracks. However, I did not manage to stop in time and crashed into him, causing my nose to sting in pain.
“Scarlett, do you know that sometimes, your so-called kindness may backfire? Do you know how hilariously ridiculous it is?” He looked at me, his eyes blazing with fury.
Not knowing why he suddenly got so angry, I massaged my nose and protested, “I’m not being kind for no reason. She worked for me for two years…”
“So what? Does she still work for you? Is she still your assistant? Scarlett, do you even have boundaries? Why do you feel such pity for everyone, men and women alike? What are you trying to get out of it? Are you trying to make yourself seem like a saint? Do you want others to idolize you?”
His voice was agitated and aggressive, while his eyes were bloodshot. I could smell the alcohol in his breath, which puffed on my face. It was obvious that he was drunk.
“Marcus, are you drunk?” I asked, trying to steady him. However, he flung my arms away.
Grabbing my shoulders, he stared intently into my eyes. “Do you pity me too? Sally managed to squeeze my mother away and chase her out of my life. On the other hand, I have to indifferently endure her and my father’s happiness while suffering from his cold treatment. Do you pity me?”
I frowned. Looks like he’s really drunk.
Sighing, I held onto his arm and said, “You don’t need my pity. You’re drunk, Marcus. Let me send you back.”
After bidding farewell to the others in the private room, I ignored their gaze and helped Marcus walk down the stairs.
He was still slightly conscious. At the entrance, he slumped down on the steps childishly and refused to walk anymore.
Exasperated, I looked at him and instructed, “Marcus, I’m sending you home!”
“I don’t have a home!”
“Then go back to your hotel!”
He looked at me and pursed his lips. “Let’s go together!”
Hearing that, I was rendered speechless.
“I’ll send you there.”
God… He’s such a difficult person to handle.
“Then forget it! I’ll stay here for the entire night.” He was half-drunk and even throwing a tantrum.
Too frustrated to say anything, I stared at him and said after a slight pause, “Fine! Stay here for the night, then. I’m going home.”
With that, I turned around the hail a cab.
Suddenly, he hugged me from behind. I heard his deep, hoarse, and helpless voice sound beside my ear. “Scarlett, where’s your sense of empathy? Do you really want me to freeze to death here?”
Gazing at his flushed yet handsome face, I nodded. “Yeah! Be my guest.”