When There Is Nothing Left But Love Chapter 186
I did not look at his grim expression as I continued, “I know. If it weren‘t for this baby, we would have divorced by now. After all, there‘s no love between us!”
Raising my eyes to lock with his, I felt a strange sort of calm sweep over me. “I won‘t cling on to you. Once the baby is born, I‘ll leave voluntarily. I‘ve already signed the divorce papers.”
He let out an incredulous laugh, furious beyond measure. “So this is the reason you ran off without your phone or wallet today?” Anger twisted his features into a scowl. “Scarlett, do you seriously think everything I do has to revolve around you? That my responsibility to this marriage is to constantly be by your side every second of the day? What happened with Rebecca is in the past. I already told you I never liked her, let alone loved her. Everything I did back then – looking out for her and taking care of her – was all because of Parker‘s dying wish. Do you understand?”
When I kept quiet, he added in an exasperated tone, “You‘re already seven months pregnant. How could you just leave without bringing anything with you? This is a city that you‘ve only been in for less than two days! Have you ever thought about me or the baby? What if something happened? Would you be able to live with yourself then?”
A bubble of laughter escaped me. “You never loved her?” I stared right into his eyes, snapping, “If you never loved her, why would you sleep with her? Why would you get her pregnant? You risked your life time and again for her! Ashton Fuller, if that isn‘t called love, then love doesn‘t exist in this world anymore.”
Since he was vehemently against us sleeping apart, all thoughts about sleeping left my mind. I got up and was about to leave the room.
He was quick to stop me. “Where are you going?”
“None of your business!” I shoved him aside and stormed out of the room, fury brewing inside me.
I heard him following me so I increased my pace. When I made my way down the stairs, he growled, “Slow down!”
Upon reaching the first floor, I spotted Molly and several bodyguards blocking the front door. Ashton sped over and grabbed my hand. “This is K City. Where are you going?”
“To die!” I hissed back at him. I was so mad I could not even think straight.
He chuckled, both annoyed and frustrated. “Scarlett, you‘re really the embodiment of all the flaws a woman could possibly have. Stop your nonsense and go back to the room. You need to rest!”
As if I‘m in any mood to sleep right now!
Shoving him aside, I yelled, “What flaws are you talking about? Being unreasonable? Being resentful and petty? Unable to tell right from wrong?”
When he remained silent, I declared, “Well, that‘s who I am! Since you love Rebecca so much, you‘re more than welcome to go find her! There‘s no need for you to stay here and point out my flaws!”
I pushed the bodyguards out of my way and rushed out of the villa. Obviously, there was no way a pregnant woman like me would be able to take on those men. They only allowed me to go because they did not want to hurt me.
However, Ashton was right. This was K City, not my hometown. There was no place for me to go.
Thus, I took a walk around the yard. All the while, Ashton stood by the door with his arms crossed before his chest. His gaze was indifferent as he tracked me. It was almost like he was waiting for me to go to him.
With how enraged I was right then, just the sight of him had me wanting to beat him senseless. Despite that, I could not exactly go up to him and start hitting him.
After a moment of deliberation, an idea occurred to me. I glanced at him and called out, “Ashton, come over here!
He raised an eyebrow, the anger in him dissipating slightly. A smile curved his lips as he made his way over to me.
Once he was standing in front of me, I tilted my head back to look him in the eyes. I announced boldly, “I have no idea why I‘m so mad, but the truth is I‘m infuriated. Since I can‘t vent my anger on innocent parties, the only choice I have left is you.”
With that said, I shoved him into the pond that was right behind him.
Caught off guard, Ashton was struck speechless as he tumbled into the pond. Thankfully, it was not very deep. He climbed to his feet easily enough.
Sweeping a damp lock of hair away from his eyes, he had an exasperated expression on his face.
I did not wait for him to respond as I turned around and left. Doing that made me feel a lot better and I happily returned to the bedroom.
I curled up in bed, ready to fall into dreamland.
Ashton trudged in behind me and headed for the bathroom to take a shower. A few minutes later, I heard him come out before the bed dipped down beside me, causing me to frown.
His low voice drifted into my ears, “I‘m going to the study to do some work.”
I kept my eyes shut, not saying anything in reply as I pretended not to hear anything.
I expected him to say something more, but all he did was get up and leave the room. The door clicked shut softly.
Even though I was lying in bed, I did not feel the slightest bit sleepy. My arms were aching terribly. I rolled over onto my side but was still unable to find a comfortable enough position to sleep in.
I continued to toss and turn, unable to fall asleep at all. The next thing I knew, it was already two in the morning.
There‘s no way he‘s still working at this time!
Since I could not sleep anyway, I crawled out of bed and went to his study. I noticed that the lights were already off, but the door was unlocked. A gentle push from me had the door swinging open.
There was a bed in the study, which he was currently occupying. He looked like he was already asleep.
Being unable to sleep in the middle of the night was one of the most annoying things that could happen to a person. I stated in a neutral tone, “Are you done with work already?”
A few seconds passed. Just when I thought he was truly asleep and was about to leave, his deep voice washed over me, “Are you having trouble falling asleep?”
I paused before biting my lip and nodding “Yeah.”
Click. A yellowish light enveloped the room as the table lamp was flicked on. He sat up in bed and stared at me. “Come here.”