Chapter 3 of “Marrying the Man in the Dark” unfolds in the context of a Filipino romance novel, featuring Cherise Shaw, a 20-year-old medical student, and Damien Lenoir, a enigmatic and affluent businessman surrounded by rumors of being both blind and perilous. Faced with the looming threat of bankruptcy to her family, Cherise, in a desperate move, consents to marrying Damien, striking a deal for his crucial financial support.
Despite the swirling rumors surrounding Damien, Cherise finds herself captivated by his kindness and intelligence. As their time together deepens, an undeniable love blossoms within her. Unbeknownst to Cherise, Damien grapples with a shadowy past he keeps concealed.
When Cherise uncovers Damien’s hidden secret, shock and heartbreak flood her. Trust wavers in the wake of revelation. Undeterred, Damien resolves to demonstrate his unwavering love and commitment to Cherise, pledging to do whatever it takes to ensure her happiness.
“Marrying the Man in the Dark” unfolds as a narrative woven with love, betrayal, and redemption, promising a heartwarming journey that keeps readers guessing until the very end.
The morning after, Cherise awakens, her body sore and fatigued. A groan escapes her lips as she stretches, the events of the previous night flooding her memory. She had wedded a man shrouded in mystery, a man robbed of sight.
Regret briefly nips at Cherise, but she pushes it aside, determined to stand by her choice. Rising from the bed, she approaches the window, gazing out at the city bathed in sunlight. A renewed sense of hope fills her.
Descending to the kitchen, she discovers Damien preparing breakfast. Tall and handsome, he exudes kindness and gentleness. Cherise feels a flutter in her chest, captivated by his presence.
“Good morning,” Damien’s deep, resonant voice greets her. “I made you breakfast.”
Grateful, Cherise smiles, and they eat in silence. Damien, though sightless, exudes calm and intelligence, setting him apart in Cherise’s eyes.
After breakfast, Damien guides Cherise through the opulent mansion, showcasing its grandeur. The contrast to her modest apartment leaves Cherise impressed yet slightly disoriented.
In the master bedroom, Damien designates the space as hers. Cherise expresses appreciation, and as Damien embraces her, a sense of security envelops her.
“I want you to be happy here,” Damien murmurs, and Cherise, leaning into him, replies, “I will be.”
A gentle kiss on her forehead follows, leaving Cherise feeling a profound peace. In Damien’s arms, she senses she has made the right decision.