"Karen, this is my bank card, and the password is 131224. You can use it to buy anything necessary.”
A few hours later, Karen was still thinking about what her new husband had said when he handed her a bank card in the morning.
Honestly, she knew very little about her husband.
Apart from the fact that his name was Kevin Kyle, she knew nothing else about him, not even who his family members were.
Karen did not know where she got the courage to marry a man she had only met twice.
Ten days ago, with the help of Faye Reed, her best friend, Karen met Kevin for the first time on a blind date.
She had no hope. After all, she had been hurt three years earlier, and she no longer had the right to be critical but resigned herself to being chosen.
She was 15 minutes early on the day of the blind date.
Since she didn't have any good qualities, she could only do better in other aspects, hoping to leave a good impression.
If she could marry a suitable man, she could also make her parents feel at ease.
The man came in on time.
The man's suit and shoes were very formal, which made her feel how important he viewed this blind date, which gave her a good first impression of him.
His way of greeting was also very ordinary. "Miss Karen Daly, Hello! I am Kevin Kyle."
It was a very ordinary sentence, but because his voice was very magnetic, it made Karen feel unusually pleasant and have a better impression of the man than before.
After a brief chat, they exchanged their phone numbers and left.
Since Karen had been on many blind dates before, she did not take this blind date seriously.
She thought that this blind date would end up the same as those before. Unexpectedly, she received a call from Kevin two days later.
His voice was as polite as before, "Miss Karen, are you free tonight?"
That night, Kevin invited her to an Italian restaurant for dinner.
Karen didn't like the awkwardness of a blind date. They spoke very few words at the restaurant. During the meal, she felt a little nervous, and she didn't eat much.
Originally, she wanted to find a reason to leave early. While she was hesitating, Kevin spoke first, "Miss Karen, I have some time next Wednesday. How about we get our marriage certificate picked up then?"
"What? What certificate do you want?" Karen was shocked by Kevin's words.
"A marriage certificate," he repeated in a serious tone. He did not sound like he was joking at all.
"A marriage certificate?" Karen still did not believe what she had heard. She put her hand on her thigh and pinched it hard to make sure that she was not dreaming, then she looked at the man in front of her seriously.
Kevin had a pair of thick sword-shaped eyebrows, bright eyes, and a beautiful face. He was so eye-catching that others could spot him immediately in a crowd.
His expression and attitude were solemn, and he didn't look like an impulsive person. This was only the second time they had met, but he said he wanted to marry her?
Then, the man's deep magnetic voice arrived at her ears again. "I thought that you were just like me. Going on a blind date with the objective to build a family, to get married and have children, and live an 'ordinary' life."
"Yes, I think so. But we have just met for the second time. Don't you think it's too fast?" Karen said. She wanted to have her own family, but she didn't expect it to be so hasty.
"It is a bit too fast." Kevin continued with a calm look, "After the first meeting, I went back and thought about it for two days. You have given me a good feeling. I personally feel that our personalities don't clash, so I want to have a try."
Karen frowned slightly and was a little unhappy. "In my opinion, marriage is not a trivial thing. Try? If this doesn't work out, does it mean you want to..."
Before she could finish, Kevin interrupted her, "Miss Karen, we are all adults. Of course, we would never yearn for a love that does not even exist. We all know what we want."
Karen did not answer and continued to stare at him.
On the surface, this man was calm and not flamboyant. He would be a good husband.
However, could she really hand over the rest of her life to this man whom she had only met twice?
Seeing that she was hesitating, Kevin added, "Maybe it was impatient of me, to not have considered your feelings. If you think I'm suitable, you can go back and think about it. I'll wait for your call."
After returning home that day, Karen had been thinking about it all night.
She admitted that some of her opinions were similar to those of Kevin. For example, she also believed that there was no true love in the world.
After being deeply hurt, she no longer believed that there was love in this world.
After a sleepless night, Karen called Kevin early the next morning and told him that she agreed to his so-called proposal.
In the afternoon, Karen brought along her passport and went to register their marriage at the City Hall with Kevin.
When they collected theirs and walked out of the City Hall together, she had a mixed feeling.
It was said that marriage is the mark of a new life for women, but now it seemed to be just so simple. All it took was 9 dollars for a certificate that now meant that Karen Daly legally belonged to Kevin Kyle.
Karen then moved into Kevin's apartment.
Kevin had behaved with chivalry that night. He took the initiative to leave the main bedroom for her to rest alone while he slept in another bedroom.
Karen had never expected for Kevin to hand over his bank card to her before he went to work today.
They didn't even know each other that well. How could he be so sure of giving all his property to her?
"Karen, the reporters from the media are waiting inside, the directors and the new boss are coming soon. Why are you in a daze at this time?"
The stern voice of the Public Relations Manager, Emma Wilson, interrupted Karen's daydreaming. She quickly pulled back her thoughts and said with a straight face, "Manager Wilson, I'm sorry, I'll pay attention."
Emma looked at Karen and said in a harsh tone, "Karen, although you are an employee from the Sales department, your manager has sent you to assist with the Public Relations Department. You’d better wake up and don't drag me down with you."
Karen pursed her lips and nodded. "Manager Wilson, I was just distracted. It won't happen again."
Emma looked at Karen again and then looked away. She clapped her hands and called several employees who were also responsible for the reception over.
"Everyone, try your best. We must hold today's press conference smoothly. We can't afford any mistakes." While speaking, Emma glanced at every employee.