Although there weren’t many people waiting at the City Clerk’s Office, Max and Elizabeth were all there later and still had to
Elizabeth didn’t sleep well last night and felt very tired, so she found a place to sit down.
Max followed her, but he still had a dark face and didn’t sit next to Elizabeth.
Despite being at the City Clerk’s Office, Elizabeth was relatively calm.
She looked up at Max and asked, “Aren’t you going to sit down?”
Max’s voice was cold without any warmth, and he didn’t even look at her.
Elizabeth understood that he didn’t want to talk to her.
After all, they were about to divorce, and he would soon be marrying Becky. So, what was the point of talking to Elizabeth?
Fortunately, Elizabeth had never expected that they could still be friends after their divorce.
At first, it was okay, but as they spent more time together in the City Clerk’s Office, there were many whispers around them.
“This atmosphere… Are they here for a divorce?”
“Divorce? No way, these two people are so good-looking. Can they really divorce?”
“It’s hard to date good-looking partners nowadays. What’s the point of divorcing? It’s a shame.”
People always had a tendency to gossip, especially about things that caught their attention.
Just like Max and Elizabeth, who looked extremely compatible, they were highly discussed.
One after another, these comments entered Elizabeth’s ears.
Max, standing beside her, could naturally hear them as well, but he still remained cold and unresponsive.
“Hey, do you think this young couple has children?”
When Elizabeth heard the word “children,” her heart skipped a beat.
She was somewhat speechless, how could these people bring up the topic of children?
“Such good genes, it would be a shame if they didn’t have a few children.”
Upon hearing this, Elizabeth couldn’t help but sneak a glance at Max.
Sure enough, his expression became even worse.
Since the day of the text message and the hint for her to take a year off, he hadn’t brought up the matter.
Elizabeth thought that perhaps Becky had privately resolved it with him, which was why he hadn’t asked.
After all, hinting for her to have an abortion meant that he definitely wouldn’t ask her directly.
But Elizabeth had kept the child without telling him.
This topic was really….
Unfortunately, the gossiping group of people didn’t care about anyone else and started discussing it more intensely.
“They should have children. If it were me, I would definitely have more children with good genes. Even if I divorce in the future, it would be nice to see my children look so handsome and pretty, and it would be very fulfilling.”
“If it were me, I would probably do the same. Otherwise, after a divorce, what else would you have? And time is like a butcher’s knife. As long as the child is good-looking, it can confirm your youthful beauty and handsomeness, right?”
They began to discuss the keyword of “children” and opened a series of topics.
Elizabeth could no longer bear the gossip, and just as she was about to get up and leave, Max suddenly asked in a deep voice, “Are you hungry?”
Elizabeth thought she had heard it wrong, so she raised her head and looked at Max in surprise.
Although he was still indifferent, his face was not as dark as before.
“Do you want to eat?”
Elizabeth subconsciously asked, “Are you asking me?”
Hearing that, Max showed impatience, and his voice was cold, “Is there anyone else here besides you?”
“Oh, no need, I’m not hungry.” Elizabeth shook her head, rejecting Max’s invitation.
After finishing speaking, she lowered her head again, guessing in her heart why Max had changed.
He obviously had a dark face before, but after hearing those gossip, he started to care if she was hungry.
Was it because he felt guilty for wanting her to have an abortion?
“Didn’t you miss breakfast?” Max asked again.
Elizabeth nodded subconsciously. “But I’m not hungry.”
Mainly because she had no appetite.
“Won’t you be hungry later? After we go to the nursing home, there will be no time to buy breakfast on the way.”
Hearing this, Elizabeth understood, and she nodded, “Okay, shall we have breakfast first?”
“I’ll go buy it. You wait for me here.”
After speaking, Max walked out of the City Clerk’s Office.
After he came out, he didn’t rush to buy breakfast but leaned against the wall and smoked a cigarette. The cold wind outside made him sober up a lot.
He leaned against the wall and lowered his gaze, his eyelashes covering the emotions in his eyes.
He was obviously so angry with her that he wanted to pinch her neck and ask why she was so heartless, but in the end his heart softened, and he actually went to ask her if she wanted breakfast…
What the hell was he thinking?
Elizabeth didn’t expect that just as Max left, several people who had been gossiping earlier surrounded her and sat down in front of her familiarly.
“Hello, Miss. Is the one who went out just now your husband or your boyfriend?”
“Are you here to get married or divorced?”
“Do you have kids?”
Elizabeth was speechless.
Didn’t these people feel that their questions were contradictory?
Moreover, was it really good to inquire about her gossip at will in front of her like this?
Elizabeth pursed her slightly pale lips and still smiled politely at them. “Sorry, I think these are all personal privacy, so can I not answer?”
Everyone was taken aback for a moment, and they were not angry, but they just felt a little embarrassed.
Although she refused, her attitude was modest and polite. If they were angry at this time, wouldn’t it appear that they had no manners?
“Of course, you can. Don’t answer if you don’t want to answer. Don’t blame us. We just saw that you two are too good-looking, so we couldn’t help but want to gossip.”
“That’s right. It’s because you guys are so good-looking.”
Elizabeth smiled politely. “Thank you. You are also very nice.”
“How can we compare to you? You are very beautiful. You should appreciate your beauty.”
Although this group of people gossiped, Elizabeth didn’t hate them. Before Max came back, they kept chatting with Elizabeth about something, though Elizabeth only occasionally answered them.
But they seemed to have gotten along very well with Elizabeth and even started to talk about their own path of love.
Until a domineering figure appeared at the entrance of the hall, those women who were surrounding Elizabeth and gossiping retreated and returned to their respective seats.
As Max approached, he smelled several perfumes and frowned in displeasure.
“What do they want?”
As he asked, he handed her the bag in his hand.
Elizabeth hesitated for a moment, then reached out to take it, and said by the way, “Nothing. They are just curious whether we are here to get married or divorced.”