From the rearview mirror, Sebastian could see Rachel’s housing block disappearing into the distance, just like how she was…
Rachel taught him how to love, and she turned his world upside down. But after that, she cruelly left him. Perhaps, Sebastian was never meant to live everyday life with his other half. Maybe he should just be the womanizer he had always been, enjoying good food and alcohol while sleeping with beauties. There wouldn’t be any mention of love.
Love was a poisonous thing that could break someone’s heart. A single encounter was enough to throw one off the rails.
Upstairs, Rachel watched Sebastian drive away from the window. She suddenly felt her phone vibrating.
Dr. Orsen’s name appeared on the screen.
Rachel took a deep breath and wiped her tears away so that she would feel calmer. “Dr. Orsen… What’s up?”
“I just finished operating a surgery. After that, I noticed that you’ve already received the parcel I sent you…” Dr. Orsen said.
“Yeah… The marriage certificate you forged looked very real. I like it a lot.”
“Well… Have you shown it to him?” Dr. Orsen asked.
“Yeah. He’s convinced to back off now,” Rachel smiled bitterly.
Tears started streaming down her face again.
“Why are you making yourself suffer like this? To be honest, you should tell him,” Dr. Orsen said.
“No… I’m already counting down to the last days of my life. I shouldn’t mess up his life…” Rachel said.
Sebastian had no idea how he managed to get himself to the airport, and he also had no idea how he got onto the flight back to Atlantis. In fact, he didn’t even know how he ended up at home. Everything felt like a dream.
By the time he arrived home, it was already three o’clock in the morning. When he turned on the lights, there were traces of Rachel everywhere. His heart began to ache greatly again. Although he hadn’t slept all night, he didn’t feel tired at all.
Sebastian immediately went over to the wine rack and took two bottles of red wine off the rack. He opened one of them and started drinking out of the bottle on the couch. After a while, he felt his head getting heavy and finally fell asleep. However, even in his dreams, he could still see Rachel. He felt disgusted with himself.
At noon, Xyla returned to the Quest family’s home as promised. As soon as she walked in, she could hear a lot of chatter.
May Conner wouldn’t stop laughing… She also heard other people’s voices that included both men and women.
Xyla changed into slippers before walking into the living room.
Inside, there were three other middle-aged folks apart from May, Emily Quest, and Jeremy Quest. Two of them were males, and one of them was female.
Xyla recognized all three of them. They were all accomplished architects in Atlantis, and they often appeared on architectural magazine covers. In fact, they had all won countless prizes collectively. Many well-known buildings in Atlantis were designed by the three of them.
When Jeremy saw Xyla entering, he immediately waved at her.
“Xyla, come here…” He said.
Xyla instantly walked up to Jeremy. She stood by the coffee table and respectfully nodded at the three guests before sitting next to Emily.
When she sat down, she noticed three architectural designs. There was one for an apartment building, one for a mall, and one for a theme park. These three drawings were all lined up next to each other. She could see the content of each drawing clearly, and they all seemed familiar to her. In fact, none of these designs looked too different from the ones she drew before. There were only slight changes made to her earlier designs.
Back then, Xyla wasn’t pleased with the three designs she made. Hence, she tossed them away along with some other designs she found subpar into a trash can.
“Dad, this…” Xyla began to ask.
“Let’s not talk about this first. Allow me to introduce you to these three gurus. They’re all very famous architects in Atlantis… This is Tim Gold, this is Sally Wick, and this is Matt Leopold…” Jeremy said.