Let me go, Mr. Hill [by Shallow South] Chapter 186
Shaun reminded himself not to be too upset.
Perhaps he had been spoiling Catherine, hence that was why she was taking advantage of him.
Did she think she was the only woman he could be with?
The call ended abruptly.
Catherine stared at the phone blankly for a few seconds until Wesley walked over. “Was it Mr. Hill? Is he coming to see Aunty Wendy? Then I should probably go to prevent unnecessary misunderstandings.”
“No, he didn’t say he’s coming.”
All of a sudden, a strange feeling materialized in her heart. That was it. Shaun had not said anything about coming to see Aunty Wendy.
Wesley appeared startled but soon revealed a smile. “Well, it’s normal. They’re not family, after all. I spoke with the doctor earlier so you don’t have to worry too much.”
She was genuinely grateful for Wesley. She would not have achieved so much today without his help.
In actuality, she had thought of asking Shaun for help before but upon remembering his indifferent attitude, she was certain the thought did not even occur to him at all.
“It’s alright. Well, I should leave then. I have a dinner appointment for work this evening.”
Wesley understood the importance of not crossing the line. Otherwise, she might leave her guards up with him again.
“Okay.” She walked him to the door.
Shaun did not call her the entire night.
She finally drove back to the villa after the nurse showed up.
Apart from Fudge and the three kittens playing around, there was just Aunty Linda who was watching TV in the living room.
“Where’s Mr. Hill?”
The question took Aunty Linda by surprise. “Didn’t he tell you? Mr. Hill called me earlier this evening saying he’s going on a business trip to Canberra. He won’t be coming back for a few days.”
Catherine was stunned into silence. She really had no clue about that.
Suddenly, frustration rocked through her. As her boyfriend, he did not enquire about Aunty Wendy’s condition nor did he inform her about going away for business. What was going on with him?
After heading upstairs, she made a phone call to him.
The background noise was loud over the phone. She could tell right away that he was somewhere like a pub or a bar.
“Where are you? Aren’t you going away on a business trip?”
“Yup.” His tone reeked of indifference.
She was not pleased with that answer. “Why didn’t you tell me?”
“Do I have to report my whereabouts to you?”
His cold, distant voice filled her with disappointment.
She regarded him as her boyfriend simply because he went to eat hotpot with her, bought her clothes, and helped her out with the sketches.
However, he might have thought otherwise.
“Okay, I’ll not ask again in the future.”
She hung up, plopped herself onto the bed, and started sobbing.
She was overwhelmed by the information learned from Aunty Wendy today, about her grandma’s death and that her aunt was actually her mother.
She wanted to rant and complain and cry it all out to Shaun but he did not even give her the chance.
Inside the noisy private room, Shaun, who was already in a frustrated mood, became more agitated by the loud women.
He threw his phone across the room and yelled, “Get out of here right now!”
The group of women immediately headed for the door. A heavy silence fell upon the room that was now occupied by only three men.