This Time, I Will Get My Divorce, Mr Chapter 183
Sure enough, when Toby saw her return, he called her over. “Tina, come here. Let me introduce you to Dr. Steve, an internationally renowned psychology professor.”
Tina tried her best to continue smiling, then walked over with stiff steps.
Steve looked at her, then stretched out his hand and said in fluent Espanian, “Hello, Miss Gray. I heard Dr. Lancaster talking about you before. Don’t worry. I’ll treat you well and won’t let you down.”
After saying that, he winked at her.
All of a sudden, realization dawned on Tina.
Tim had bribed this man, so he was now on her side.
And he had said it very clearly—he wouldn’t let her down.
His implication was that even if her acting skills were terrible, he would give her a medical certificate stating that she was indeed sick.
At this thought, Tina immediately stopped worrying. She became more relaxed and stretched out her hand to shake his. “Okay. Then, I’ll count on you.”
“It’s no problem. Miss Gray, please sit down.” Steve withdrew his hand and motioned for her to sit down.
Toby proceeded to pull out a chair for Tina.
She smiled at him, then took a seat.
Steve sat down on the opposite side. “President Fuller, Miss Gray, are you ready? I’m going to start the diagnosis now.”
“Tina.” Toby looked at her.
She nodded. “I’m ready. Dr. Steve, you can start now. “
“All right.” Steve pushed his glasses, then took a pocket watch out from the pocket of his white lab coat. “Miss Gray, next, I’ll hypnotize you to try to awaken your alter. Don’t be afraid. Just do everything as I say.”
“Okay.” Tina nodded, but she was clutching the corner of Toby’s clothes with a frightened expression on her face. “Toby, will you stay here with me?”
She peered feebly at him.
Steve was on her side anyway, so she didn’t have to worry about him telling her that she didn’t have dissociative identity disorder.
When Toby saw the frightened look in Tina’s eyes, his heart softened as he squeezed her hand. “Okay. I won’t go anywhere. I’ll be here with you.”
Then, Steve began the hypnosis.
Tina closed her eyes and leaned on the sofa, seemingly asleep.
Toby watched as Steve put away his pocket watch, then he looked at the motionless Tina, and his brows furrowed with worry. “Dr. Steve, will the hypnosis affect Tina?”
“Don’t worry, President Fuller. She won’t be affected. She’ll wake up soon, but when she wakes up, she’ll be another person,” Steve answered.
Toby squinted his eyes.
Of course, he knew who he was referring to as the other person—he was referring to Tina’s alter.
All along, he had never seen her before, so was he finally going to meet her now?
“Miss Gray, you can wake up now.” Steve brought his hands to Tina’s ear and clapped.
As soon as the sound rang out, Tina, who had her eyes closed, suddenly opened her eyes and sat up straight.
Toby studied her, a little unsure whether she was Tina or her alter.
After thinking for a while, Toby pursed his thin lips and tentatively called out, “Tina?”
“President Fuller, I’m Liana. It’s the name I gave myself,” Tina said with a wicked smile on her face, her voice enchanting.
Looking at the alter, whose personality was completely opposite from Tina’s, Toby fell silent.
Tina stood up and walked toward him. “President Fuller, we finally got to meet.”
Toby frowned while taking a step back, but he still didn’t answer.
He didn’t like her alter, and one could even say that he was rather disgusted by it.
Besides the reason being that he found this personality to be too evil, there was another reason that he couldn’t quite put his finger on.
When Tina caught sight of the disgust in the man’s eyes, the evil smile on her face stiffened, and she felt even more hateful.
Just now, when she pretended to be hypnotized, she was thinking about how her alter should act. After contemplating it for a long time, she eventually decided to act as her true self.
That was right. Her current behavior was her true colors; the way she normally acted was just a disguise. She didn’t expect that Toby would hate the real her!
Tina lowered her gaze and suppressed the resentment in her heart. The wicked smile returned to her face as she looked at Toby once more. “President Fuller, why are you looking at me like that? It’s making me sad.”
“Why do you keep on targeting Sonia?” Toby asked coldly, pursing his lips and ignoring her fake sadness.
This made Tina even angrier.
We just started, yet he’s already asking about Sonia. Does he care about her that much?
“Why, you ask?” Tina sneered shamelessly. “Because I hate her.”
Toby’s frown intensified. “That’s all?”
“Of course not!” Tina twirled a strand of hair around her finger and began explaining. “The main reason is because she makes Tina very insecure. Tina’s afraid that she’ll snatch you away. Even if you repeatedly say that it won’t happen, Tina always minds Sonia’s presence, and so I was born.” She tossed her hair back, then said, “My duty is to protect Tina. As long as she’s unhappy or feels that Sonia is getting closer to you, Tina will feel threatened, and I will show up to punish Sonia.”
“Punish?” The look on Toby’s face was nasty. “But what you’ve done these past few times was try to cause her death!”
“What’s wrong with that?” Tina spread out her hands. “As long as Sonia is dead, Tina will never feel insecure again. How nice would it be to settle the matter once and for all!”
Toby clenched his fists, and his face darkened considerably. “Dr. Steve, wake Tina up.”
He didn’t want to see this alter anymore. Her viciousness was beyond his imagination.
Therefore, this alter must go!
“Okay, President Fuller.” Steve stepped forward and shot Tina a look.
Understanding his message, Tina blinked, then cooperated and fell asleep.
“Dr. Steve.” Toby looked at him. “Is there any way to get rid of Tina’s alter?”
Originally, he wanted to merge Tina’s alter with her own personality.
However, the viciousness of the alter made him realize that they couldn’t be merged. Once they became one, it was unknown whether Tina would turn evil as well.
So, the best way was to completely eliminate the alter.
On the sofa, Tina heard Toby’s question, and she couldn’t help but ball her hands into fists.
Toby actually wanted to get rid of her alter.
Although the alter didn’t exist, it existed in Toby’s perception.
And now, Toby actually wanted to destroy it. What made it worse was that the alter’s character was her actual personality.
Obviously, Steve didn’t expect Toby to ask this so suddenly. After sweeping a glance at Tina, who was on the sofa, he nodded and said, “It can be done, but judging from the situation just now, Miss Gray’s alter is already very mature and powerful. If we want to eliminate it, it would be impossible to get it done in a short time. It would at least take a really long time.”
“I see. Then, please do your best to cure Tina,” Toby said while rubbing his temples.
Smiling, Steve nodded. “I will. Now, allow me to wake Miss Gray up.”
Toby murmured assent.
In no time, Tina opened her eyes and woke up.
She looked around in confusion, then saw Toby and asked suspiciously, “Toby, just now, I…”
“You’ve just been hypnotized.” Toby reached out and pulled her up.
Tina patted her forehead. “That’s right. I remember now. Dr. Steve hypnotized me to summon my alter. Toby, did my alter show up?”