Read The Substitute Wife: My Poor Husband is a Billionaire Chapter 426
After getting off work, Ethan sat inside his car, staring at everyone leaving the Larson Group’s building.
He didn’t start driving until he saw Janet walking out. He then followed her closely, making sure to tail her at a moderate speed. When he noticed that she wasn’t on her way home, he sped up and pulled over beside her.
Janet looked inside the car and saw Ethan.
He was truly dashing in his suit. And the smile on his face made him look all the more charming. Ethan rested his hands on the steering wheel, visibly hesitant before asking, “Wanna go home together?”
Janet ignored him and continued walking along the road.
Ethan followed her for a few minutes before she finally stopped in her tracks, frustrated and livid.
Why am I angry with Ethan? Charis is the one who provoked me! This is all because of my pathetic self-esteem and insecurities. Janet thought in distress.
The mere thought of that made Janet feel even sadder.
She and Ethan were like two parallel lines that would never meet in between. If it weren’t for his mother’s last wish, they never would’ve gotten together.
Because Janet stopped walking, Ethan stepped on the brake and pulled over behind her.
It took a few moments before Janet decided to step into the car in silence.
Instead of feeling happy, he sensed that something was amiss.
The reason why Janet wasn’t talking to him before was because she was angry with him. But now, he could tell that something else was wrong.
The light in his eyes dimmed, and his heart sank. He quietly turned the steering wheel and drove back to the villa.
Slowly, the black Maybach pulled over at the gate of the villa. When Ethan unfastened his seatbelt, he noticed that Janet wasn’t getting off the car. She was staring at an old couple beside the pedestrian crossing.
The old woman was holding the old man’s arm as they crossed the road together. It somehow reminded her of something she always read in fairy tales, “And they lived happily ever after.”
“That’s beautiful,” Janet exclaimed, her face lighting up along with the setting sun.
Ethan’s heart tightened and his voice became hoarse. “Someday, when our hair greys out and our bones go brittle, we’ll be like them.”
Janet shook her head, chuckling under her breath. “I don’t think so.”
Ethan clenched the steering wheel, immediately feeling tense.
Thereafter, Janet looked at him intently and smiled. “You’re much taller than that old man, so I won’t be able to support you like that.”
Just as Ethan felt relieved and was about to say something, she cut him off and added in a trembling voice, “Ethan, I want a divorce.”
For the first time ever, Ethan’s mind went blank. Despair and disbelief clouded his thoughts and his heart.
“Who talked to you and what did they say?” he asked.
Ethan had thought that Janet was merely upset.
He had led himself to believe that after a period of time, she would stop getting angry, and by then, he’d apologize to her again. Then, everything would be okay again.
Not once did he think that they’d get a divorce.
Still shaking her head, Janet looked down while twirling the lace on the hemline of her dress. “I just want a divorce, Ethan. I’m exhausted…”
“Janet, why do you suddenly want to get a divorce? Everything was fine before!” The way Ethan narrowed his eyes was daunting.
After casting him a glance, Janet looked down once more. His intimidating appearance frightened her. “I’m not okay with the fact that you’ve been lying to me, Ethan! I can no longer trust you. And in a marriage, trust is the most important thing.”
Ethan knew that he did lie and Janet was indeed mad, but there was definitely more to the story. So he was patient with her. “Are you hiding something from me?”
Janet shook her head again.
No matter what he said, she didn’t want to say another word.
Ethan rubbed his temples and closed his eyes as he sat in the driver’s seat in silence for a long time. When he opened his eyes again, he said, “I will never agree to a divorce, Janet.”
The setting sun finally slid down the horizon, and everything around them turned dimmer. Ethan couldn’t see her face clearly anymore.
“I’ll pretend that I didn’t hear what you said today. Never mention it again,” he said in a soft voice.