As expected, he was flipping through a fashion magazine on the couch when she got downstairs.
“It‘s time for dinner,” Margaret reminded gently.
At the sound of that, Christopher put away the magazine and walked into the dining room without a word.
Margaret could not help but feel that something was amiss. She recalled how everything was fine when they were at Water Bay Restaurant. Thus, she was confused by the sudden change in his attitude.
At the dining table, she asked softly, “What‘s wrong? Did I do something wrong?”
In truth, she hoped that they could get along harmoniously. After all, they had been together for so many years. She did not want to hold a hostile attitude toward Christopher.
Christopher put down the fork and looked at her coldly. “Jenson is coming back on the first of the next month.”
Margaret was a little taken aback by his words. She knew he had mentioned it before, but she did not take him seriously then. She also had no idea why he would suddenly agree to let Jenson come back. “Why?” she asked.
His eyes narrowed while exuding a dangerous aura. “No reason,” he replied.
Hearing that, Margaret did not say anything else because she did not dare to talk about anything that had to do with Jenson in front of him. She then thought about how there was only a week left before it was the next month.
A few days later, Jodie also called Margaret to tell her the same news. Jodie could not hide her excitement at all as she delivered the news over the phone. After all, the three of them were best friends.
However, Margaret did not feel the same. She had no idea how things would unfold with Jenson back, and she did not want to get her hopes up. “Jo, I‘ve heard.”
Jodie was a little surprised. “How did you know? Jenson did mention that you‘ll be the first to know, but he had never even contacted you. I really don‘t understand what‘s going on with the two of you.”
Margaret took a deep breath and replied, “Christopher told me a week ago.”
Jodie paused for a moment and said, “Meg, you should keep your distance from Jenson now that you‘re married. You won‘t be able to stay friends with him now that you‘re married to Christopher. Still, I just wanted to tell you that he‘s coming back... That‘s all.”
With the purpose of the call achieved, Jodie then ended the call. Margaret stared at the half–finished drawing in front of her for a few moments. Then, she tore it off and threw it in the trash can. She had spent two weeks on that piece, yet she never got to finish it. She had lost her touch as her state of mind had changed.
In the wee hours of the morning, Margaret was tossing and turning in bed. She had no idea why she could not sleep. After all, she was used to being alone without Christopher. She would always occupy only a third of their huge bed when he was not there.
Suddenly, she heard a car arriving at the house. Then, a few moments later, the door was pushed open. She saw Christopher‘s tall figure in the dark, and he was staggering a little bit. It seemed that he had been drinking again, and he had drunk quite a lot.
She pretended to be asleep and tried to keep her breathing as regular as possible. She thought perhaps she could get away peacefully that way.
Meanwhile, Christopher had gone into the bathroom. When he came out, he only had the towel wrapped around his waist. He did not change into his pajamas and went straight to the bed.
Margaret could not help but feel her heart racing when that happened. Every breath she took, she could smell a faint fragrance coming from him. There was a mix of his unique masculine scent and a hint of alcoholic scent. Her breathing quickened at that moment.
Meanwhile, Christopher‘s skin was a little damp after the shower, and he wrapped his arms around her waist when he got into bed. He realized that she was awake when he sensed her quickened breathing. Thus, he rolled over and got on top of her. Then, he pressed his soft lips against hers.
However, Margaret could not help but think of that painful experience she had before. In addition to that, the smell of alcohol coming from Christopher scared her. She tried to push him back with her hands on his chest and said, “You‘re drunk.”
Christopher restrained both of her hands and said in a hoarse voice, “This is your duty as a wife”
Hearing that, Margaret fell silent. She was so scared that she did not even dare to shut her eyes. Her brows were furrowed as she looked at him with her teeth clenched. Suddenly, she felt a searing pain in her lower abdomen. She realized what the pain was about almost immediately, and she quickly said, “It‘s the time of the month.”