Read Married by Mistake Mr. Whitman’s Sinner Wife [by Sixteenth Child] Chapter 185 – “Thank you, Big Brother. You’ve saved Lily again.” Lily blinked at Jeremy with her pure-looking glass-like eyes. “My mommy is here, so you can put me down, Big Brother.”
Jeremy looked at the little girl in his arms as a gentle smile appeared on his cold face. “Your name is Lily?”
“Yeah…” Lily nodded obediently but soon furrowed her cute, little eyebrows before shaking her head. “Only Mommy calls me Lily, but Dad doesn’t call me that.”
Jeremy never felt these two words to be so harsh before.
Harsh and unfamiliar.
He thought of Jackson. In the past three years, he had hardly heard Jackson call him ‘Dad’.
His heart was beating uneasily all of a sudden for some reason.
He put Lily down and she ran straight to Madeline’s side. “Mommy, this aunty wanted to hit me just now, but she fell down. Luckily, this big brother saved me.”
Lily raised her eyes in a serious manner before explaining the situation earlier to Madeline.
Madeline smiled gently and hugged Lily. “Mr. Whitman, thank you, but please don’t come to me again in the future, lest your noble fiancée thinks I have something going on with you. It doesn’t matter if something were to happen to me, but if my daughter gets hurt, I will fight you,”
Madeline said before turning her sharp gaze to Madeline. “I will verify the price of the glass window and send it directly to the finance department of Whitman Corporation. Don’t forget to pay for it, Miss Crawford.”
“What?” Meredith’s eyes widened, but then she saw Madeline turning around and leaving.
“Vera Quinn, you…”
“Have you not caused enough trouble?” Jeremy’s voice sounded coldly with a reproach.
Meredith looked over at him, feeling at a loss. When she saw that Jeremy had turned around with a cold expression, she could hardly be bothered by her barefooted state as she hurried to catch up with him.
“Jeremy, Jeremy, wait for me. You’ve misunderstood me, Jeremy. Listen to me!”
She chased after Jeremy and shouted, but he completely ignored her.
Meredith’s heart was anxious. When she saw a piece of glass shard in the middle of the road, she steadied herself and stepped directly on it.
“Ah!” she screamed out in pain and fell to the ground. “Jeremy, it hurts…”
Jeremy stopped and saw that Meredith had fallen to the ground sideways. There was a piece of glass stuck in the sole of her right foot and blood was flowing from the wound.
His thoughts all drifted away at once. She had also accidentally gotten glass pierced in the soles of her feet that year, that month, and that day.
He had ended up carrying her nervously, walking a mile. She was curled on his back at the time, saying sweetly, “Jez, I want to be with you forever.”
He had promised without hesitation that he would marry her and protect her forever.
However, he did not know when it began that he no longer wanted to fulfill this promise at all.
Maybe it was the moment he realized that he was in love with Madeline…
“Jeremy, it hurts. There’s a lot of blood…”
Meredith pulled Jeremy back from his memories with her crying voice.
Despite some resistance, he still walked over and crouched down whilst still thinking of that year.
Madeline had walked to the door again and she saw Meredith sitting on the ground while bleeding from the soles of her feet. She was crying and holding onto Jeremy’s hand.
“Jeremy, what did I do wrong? Why are you so indifferent to me now? Have you forgotten what you’ve promised me? You said you’d take care of me forever.”
Listening to these words, Madeline felt disgusted. She was already turning around to leave when she heard Meredith say, “Don’t you see, Jeremy? I injured the sole of my foot the same way that year. I was so scared, but you walked such a long distance with me on your back. You said that you’d protect me forever and never let harm befall me. Did you forget…”