Chris’s breath caught in his throat, his heart pounding mercilessly. What was happening?! The horrifying truth unveiled before him; his wife had been deceiving him from the very start. Shame coursed through his veins, rendering him speechless. For months, she had expertly woven a web of lies, leaving him completely in the dark. He desperately wanted to confront her, but his voice failed him, his body paralyzed by shock. How could he have been so blind?
During his deployment, her voice had echoed through countless phone calls, feigning innocence and love. Her face had filled the screen during video chats, a masterful performance of normalcy. And yet, behind the facade, the world he knew had crumbled.