When Michelle Greenwood got up in the morning, she didn't feel refreshed as one would expect after a good night's rest. She felt restless due to her lingering anxiety that something bad was about to happen. This made her extremely upset. As expected, she received a direct call from Gerard Roberts just a few moments before the clock ticked to nine. He told her to go to Robert Enterprises before ten o'clock.
She had no idea why he wanted to see her all of a sudden, but she knew at the back of her mind that it definitely wasn't something good. So she quickly got dressed and walked for about ten minutes to Robert Enterprises.
It was not the first time that she had entered the building. There was nothing new, except that this time, she received a direct order from her husband, the son of the owner of the Robert Enterprises, to go to the headquarters of their company in Binfield to sign the divorce agreement!
A while later, she quietly sat in Gerard's office as she held the pen in her hand so tight that her fingertips quickly turned pale. She looked down to glance at the divorce papers on the table. She was deliberately trying to avoid eye contact with the cold and indifferent eyes of the person across from her. She didn't understand why he had to go as far as wanting a divorce. They had been married for about a year now. Had she done something wrong? Or was it something else?
But even if he indeed wanted a divorce, he wouldn't bother asking her to personally come and sit in his office. They could simply discuss it at home. However, she almost forgot that he hadn't been home for more than two months. If fact, he had rarely ever been home. Nothing intimate happened between them.
Michelle knew well that the reason why he married her in the first place was that she was a Greenwood, which was of high status and esteemed reputation. More than a year had passed since their marriage, and Gerard quickly rose to power until he reached a status high enough for him to be regarded as the backbone of the Roberts family. He now held a significant amount of influence in Binfield. She, on the other hand, remained as Michelle Greenwood, a woman with no significant achievement; a nobody. No one even knew that she was Gerard Roberts' legal wife. This was included in the agreement between him and the Greenwoods. Their marriage must be kept as a secret.
In order to win over the allegiance of the Roberts, the Greenhwoods decided to force her to marry him, no matter the cost. She was nothing but a dispensable asset within the Roberts family. Her status was even lower than that of a servant. Michelle couldn't help but coldly snort at the thought of this. It seemed that Gerard was indeed a clever guy. He knew how low her position was in the Greenwood family, but he chose to marry her instead of one of her cousins. He expected that the Greenwood family didn't care for her, and that they wouldn't say a single word when the time came that he'd be divorcing her.
The smirk on her pretty face turned into a wide grin as she thought about this. The Greenwoods appeared to have gotten a taste of their own medicine this time. Not only had they not been able to take any advantage of their alliance with the Roberts, but they also suffered some losses. What would happen if the Greenwoods found out that Gerard finally decided to file a divorce? It seemed that the consequent events following their separation would be very interesting.
"Sign it!" Gerard indifferently exclaimed as he stared at her coldly.
"Fine." She finally mustered up the courage to raise her head and look at him in the eyes. It felt surreal for her as she recalled the fact that this man had lived with her for more than a year. With a joyful smile on her face, she picked up the pen, and carefully signed her name as if she was trying to win a calligraphy competition during her school years. She was extremely serious about the task at hand. In every letter written down, she could feel her heart slowly sinking. However, what she felt sad about was not the fact that their marriage was over, but how she was reminded of her own insignificance in the Greenwood family, and in her own husband's heart.
"Michelle. " Gerard didn't expect that she would be so calm through all this. For a moment there, it seemed that a cat got his tongue. After signing the papers, Michelle looked at him with a warm smile at the corners of her lips, waiting for him to break the silence. He awkwardly cleared his throat, and said, "Michelle, I'll ask the lawyer to transfer the money you deserve to your account in about an hour. You will also retain ownership of our house because it was yours from the beginning. You can continue to live there in the future. As for my belongings..."