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Chapter 32.1 [Part 1]

“The day we first met, I knew nothing about us getting married. My Dad had arranged it behind my back. That was the first time I heard about it,”

“What?” Jack’s eyes widened in surprise. “You didn’t know? I knew something wasn’t right but if you weren’t aware of our marriage then why did you agree to the marriage? Why did you tell me you wanted to marry me the day I came to see you?”

“I was forced to marry you Jack, I didn’t know why. My Dad said I had to marry you, I had no choice. I didn’t want to know why, I didn’t want to be forced into a marriage so I just ran away and my Dad found me. He forced me to go back with him. I refused to marry you and demanded to know why he was forcing me to. He told me it was because he was dying. He had cancer and it couldn’t be cured. He wanted me to marry someone wealthy so they would take care of me when he was gone. I couldn’t believe my ears but I didn’t want him to die unhappy so I agreed to marry you,”

“This doesn’t make any sense. If you were forced to marry then why did you give us a chance? Why did you tell me you loved me when you clearly don’t and why would your Dad take you away from me if he forced you to marry me?” Jack asked in confusion and hurt in his eyes. I knew it was a bad idea to tell him, I never wanted to hurt him but I already have.

“I do love you Jack. I know I didn’t marry you for love but I fell for you. I didn’t mean to but I did and I love you now, I really do. Dad found out that he didn’t have cancer after all, his doctor told him his notes got mixed up with another patient’s. He came over and told me now I didn’t have to be with you and I was leaving with him. I told him no, I didn’t want to leave. I wanted to stay but he wasn’t having it, he realised I’d fallen for you and took me away by force. I’m so sorry Jack, I didn’t mean for this to happen. I didn’t want to hurt you but I knew I was so I decided to give you a chance and then I fell for you, it’s true. I love you, I wouldn’t lie about something like that. Please believe me,”

“If you love me then you would never have hurt me. You would have told me all this when you gave me a chance so we could start over properly but you didn’t. I knew you were hiding something, if you’d have told me then I would have forgiven you. Now I’m not sure if I can,”

“Please Jack, I love you. I want to be with you. Please believe me, I never wanted to hurt you,” I pleaded with teary eyes.

“But you did,” Jack said before he stood up and headed to the door.

“Where are you going?” I asked. “Please don’t go, I’m sorry,”

“You lied to me, you didn’t even want to marry me but you did anyway for selfish reasons. Marriage isn’t about one person Sienna. There are two people involved. You never once thought about me, you never thought of how I would feel. You only thought of yourself. I can’t be with you anymore,” Jack’s words broke my heart.

“You don’t mean that,” I sniffled. “You love me, I know you do,”

“I’m sorry,” Jack apologised before walking away. I called after him but he didn’t stop, he was gone leaving me to break down in tears.

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