Her mother chases her out and holds her, “Karin, how do you talk to your dad like this?”
“Mom, it’s my father who is unreasonable. Why is he so anxious to marry me to Barry? Do I get in his way?”
Jane sighs, “It’s you who think too much. We don’t have a son, just a daughter like you. If we can, we would like to keep you by my side for a lifetime, but can we? When you grow up, you should marry. During these years, it was Barry who helps us with the shop. When we have a cold, he takes care of us. Your father and I also love Barry. He is your best husband.”
After being silent for a while, Karin raises her head and asks, “Mom, even you think that Barry is my best husband?”
Jane frowns in wonder, “What? You two have a quarrel?”
“No, I just feel like I’m not in love with him.”
“That’s because your relationship is stable, just like me and your dad. When we are young, we don’t understand what love is, but we still live together for so many years.”
“Okay, I know.”
She doesn’t want to say anything anymore, because she doesn’t talk about it with her mom. She is not a person of her age. There is gap between them.
“Karin, don’t think I don’t know. The outside world is so tempting. You have actually forgotten your father’s advice.”
She is startled, “Mom, what are you saying?”
“I saw it tonight. Your boss is very young. He seems only twenties.”
“Well…” She is speechless. It turns out that her mother is not happy, not because she returned late, but because she saw Charlie sent her back.
“Don’t explain. I just believe what I see.”
“Yes, I lied to you, but it isn’t because I am afraid of my father’s misunderstanding! We are just boss and employee.”
“I don’t care if there is anything between you or not. Don’t even think about it, your grandmother is the best example!”
When referring to grandmother, Karin’s expression is overshadowed.
After returning to the store, she calms down. She takes out her cell phone and dials Barry’s phone.
She has forgotten how long ago when she called him.
“Hello? Karin, have you returned?”
When Barry sees the ID destination is London, he answers quickly.
“Well, I emailed you last time, do you see it?”
“My laptop is broken. I haven’t got it back.”
“Oh.” She pauses, “Yes, I want to tell you something. Your mother came to my house today.”
“She and my dad even set our wedding date without our consent!”
When saying this, Karin hopes that Barry could be on the same front with her, but, soon, she is disappointed.
“That’s it?” Barry smiles, “Well. That’s great. Anyway, you’re my wife sooner or later.”
She has always tolerated his shortcomings, but what she can’t stand that Barry takes it for granted that she will marry him.
Her eyes are blurry and her nose is sour. She snarls at her mobile phone, “Barry, I tell you clearly, no matter when, you should not take it for granted that I will marry you!”
Hanging up the phone, she throws her phone on the lawn in the distance, looking up at the starry sky, and tries to tell herself not to cry.
Closing her eyes, a figure appears in her mind. Thinking of Charlie, heart heart is full of mixed feelings.
Taking a few steps forward, she bends over to pick up her phone, and dials a number. After a while, a warm voice came in, “Don’t worry. I didn’t get lost.”
“Charlie…” She says and chokes up speechlessly.
He hears her sound wrong.
“Come and take me away.”
Thinking of her parents’ misunderstanding, and thinking of Barry’s intention, she says these words with anger. Charlie agrees without hesitation, “Well, wait for me.”
Karin doesn’t regret making the call. She takes a deep breath, puts her hands in the pockets of her jacket, and walks along the road. Although she doesn’t know how long she is going to go. But she believes that if she keeps going like this, there will always be an end.
A dazzling light shots at her. She stops and slowly raises her eyes, her hands in her pockets clench uneasily.
Charlie gets out of the car and walks in front of her, asking with a smile.
“Let me guess.” He hugs himself around his chest, “It must be related to your future mother-in-law?”
Karin isn’t surprised at all.
“She told your dad about meeting you on the London Eye in the afternoon?”
“That’s not true.”
“My dad doesn’t discuss with me, and set the wedding date without my consent.”
“If you don’t want to get married, just don’t do that.”
“You talk it so easily. Can you not marry Mia?”
“Well, we are talking about your problem now.”
She sucks her nose, “Forget it, I have nothing to talk about.”
Thinking for a moment, she walks to his car, pulls the door and sits in.
“In the middle of the night, don’t you feel dangerous if you let a man take you away?”
Charlie then gets in the car and thoughtfully reaches out to fasten her seat belt.
“I just want to find someone to keep me for one night, and I don’t think about other things. Besides, you are not that kind of person.”
“How do you know?”
“The man who really has the intention will not reveal his intention.”
“That might be wrong. Men are dangerous animals. Don’t overestimate my self-control.”
Karin glances at him, “Don’t scare me. When I’m in such a bad mood, the only person who I think of is you. You should be proud of that. Don’t destroy your image.”
Charlie chuckles and smiles, “You deliberately praise me so I won’t do that thing to you, right?”
She knows he is joking and faces him without fear.
“You should blatantly provoke me? Do you think I don’t have the gut to do that or I don’t want to do that?”
“Then we try it.”
He steps the brake, holding her shoulders. And just as his lips are about to fall on hers, she reaches out and covers her mouth in panic…
“Do you want to try?”
The tip of his nose is close to her eyebrow. She shakes her head and says, “No…”