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I sat there numb by hearing dad's words. This is not what I expected to hear. I had thought he would inform me of Lahaina's wedding or yell at me but...

There was silence for almost 5 minutes, when dad's phone buzzed and he quickly answered it seeing the caller id.

"Yes...yes. I got her.... she's sitting in front of me... oh yes.. don't worry.... tell him she's with me.... yes.. yes. Okay" he said to whoever was on the other end and placed his phone on the desk furiously.

He was about to say something but his phone started to ring again and he picked it up, again seeing the number he cleared his throat and answered is much more politely.

"But... Okay.... here" he said and forwarded his phone towards me to take it.

I sat there confused, when he glared at me in anger and I took it from his hand. As I put the phone near my ear, he got up from his chair and went out, slamming the door behind him.

"Did he go?" I heard Aaron voice as I placed it to my ear.

"Yes" I said, confused and shocked of what just happened.

"Where were you all these days and where is your phone?" Aaron asked, I can easily make out from his voice that he is trying not to shout.

"I..I was actually... umm ... with Nadia, my best friend" I said uncomfortably.

"For four days? Without a phone!" he said, sounding angry now.

"Actually....." I started to say but trailed off.

"I want to meet you, I know that assh-I mean... James must have told you about my proposal" he said, his voice softer.

My heart beat fastened as I thought about it again. He wants to marry me. How is that even possible? I'm clearly not his type.

"Y..yes but-"

"No buts Caroline. We can talk about it when we meet. I'll send my car at you're place at" he paused maybe looking at his watch "8 sharp"

"Okay" I whispered, more to myself.

"I'm sorry for what happened at the charity event, I can assure you all that was not what it seemed to be, I have a perfect explanation for it" he sighed.

"It's okay" I said not wanting to go back to that day.

"No it's not. I hurt you, I'll make it all right" he said "see you tonight".

I hummed and chirped a bye before he ended the call.

Was he doing this because he hurt me that day? No. That's really a super stupid reason for marrying someone.

But am I ready for marriage? Will I be able to do it? I promised not to get attached to any male and I have already experienced how horrible it felt when I saw him at the event with Lahaiana. Will I be able to hold myself together if he does something like that again?

I have seen mom's and dad's relationship. It was not even a relationship, he used to strike her daily when all mom did was to love him with all her heart, he even left her for someone else.

I know Aaron is nowhere like dad but will I be able to give all of myself to him? I won't be able to handle it if he left me someday, when I'm be madly in love with him. I don't want to go through the things that my mom went through, I don't want to feel the things that she felt.

I need her now, but I can't have her. I don't know if she is even alive or not.

Just then dad entered his office and stared at me with anger filled eyes.

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