Shaelyn’s face immediately turned ghastly pale upon hearing the remark. She hit her lower lip tightly.
She lowered her head and let out a forced chuckle before saying, “I’m sorry, Miss Carter. It’s my fault for being shameless. It was me who has been seducing Barne all this time and it’s not his fault. Barne still loves you very much in his heart.”
At this point, she had actually begun to sob but she continued to speak, “Hence, please don’t hold it against him. It’s all my fault…”
As a woman, Shaelyn knew that Faye would never share her husband with another woman willingly. No matter how magnanimous Faye was, she would never be so receptive!
Frankly, she had always considered the possibility of meeting Faye one day, and she knew that she would be despised, insulted, and humiliated by the latter in rage.
She assumed that she was mentally prepared for that, yet she was still caught in a flurry when the day arrived for real. She was in so much agony.
Yes, so what if she loved Barne very much?
Her relationship with Barne could never be revealed to outsiders. Faye was his legally-married wife while she was just his mistress. It was a relationship not supported by law or morality!
However, she felt her heart being wrenched in pain at the thought of how she would not be with Barne anymore. She was in so much pain that it was suffocating.
She was considered a strong woman who could even face death fearlessly. Yet now, she was having an emotional breakdown after just listening to Faye’s remark.
Faye widened her eyes in surprise instantly at the sight of Shaelyn’s strong reaction. She appeared flustered as well and said in a haste, “Yikes! Why are you crying out of nowhere, Miss Peach?”
Shaelyn raised her head and took a step back with tears trickling down her face.
She felt very guilty, and she looked at Faye anxiously while she said, “Miss Carter, I know that you despise me very much, and you loathe me. I’m a shameless woman… However, I really do love Barne very much. I…”
At this point, she could not bring herself to speak anymore as she covered her face and sobbed profusely.
Faye finally came to realize that Shaelyn assumed that she was here to berate her and warn her to stay away from her husband.
She heaved a sigh in frustration and said with a forced smile, “Yikes. Miss Peach, you’ve misunderstood. I really am thanking you for taking care of Barne during that period of time.”
However, Shaelyn shook her head because she felt very guilty about her actions. She knew that her relationship with Barne was disreputable and that Faye was certainly here to condemn her as Barne’s wife.
If she was a shameless woman, she would have put the blame on Faye, but she was not. Instead, she felt that she had disappointed Faye…
Faye clutched Shaelyn’s hand tightly and said in all seriousness, “Please listen to me, Miss Peach. I was telling the truth earlier and I really am very grateful to you! Barne told me about his relationship with you. Moreover, his feelings for you are true too.”
Shaelyn was stunned by Faye’s remark. She was so confused that she could not understand Faye’s intention.
Faye wiped away Shaelyn’s tears gently and said, “Miss Peach, do you perceive me as such an unreasonable shrew?”
Shaelyn hastily shook her head and said, “No, no, no. I don’t, not at all. Miss Carter…”
Faye interrupted her and said, “Call me Faye.”
Shaelyn and Faye looked at each other’s eyes. Shaelyn could see the sincerity and gentleness in Faye’s eyes that calmed her down.
“Faye, so you’re saying that…”