It was no wonder he couldn’t find the pebble after that day, he had dropped it! Coincidentally, or rather, unfortunately, Loreen had picked it up…
How could he explain it? Damn…
Charlie bit his lips sheepishly and said in a casual tone, “What do you mean? It’s just some ordinary pebble.”
Loreen looked Charlie in the eyes and said sternly, “Don’t lie to me! Zachary has already told me that this pebble is yours—it’s the rare, one and only peace and wealth pebble!”
Charlie pursed his lips and looked away, silently cursing Zachary for spilling the beans!
Since Loreen had grasped the conclusive evidence, Charlie could only confess with a reluctant nod, “Okay, fine, I’ll admit that I was the one who rescued you at the Aurous Bistro, but I was simply around the neighborhood when I saw you! Please don’t tell Claire!”
He fell silent after confessing. They stumbled upon an awkward silence for a while.
Charlie felt quite embarrassed and awkward. He didn’t know how to face Loreen since his great effort of concealing his identity had been exposed to Loreen.
Loreen, on the other hand, felt a surge of turbulent waves crashing inside her. Her mind was chaotic with complex and troublesome thoughts.
Loreen stared intensely at Charlie. Her mouth gaped and shut several times and she was unable to blurt a word. Finally, she mustered up the courage, took a step forward, and stood about a fist away from him.
“Charlie, I… I like you!”
Charlie twitched his lips in shock. He took a step back and said, “Loreen, I’m your best friend’s husband, you…”
Loreen gritted her teeth and uttered, “So what? I know you and Claire don’t have any feelings for each other! You guys got married purely because of her grandfather. So, I’m not stealing my best friend’s husband—technically, I’m stealing her fake husband.”
Then, she grabbed his hand, placed it above her heart, and said in the most loving and passionate tone, “Charlie, I’m equally as beautiful as Claire is, my body is also quite hot compared to hers, and better still, I’m the eldest daughter of the Thomas family. I love you more than she ever will and I’m willing to do anything for you.”
Charlie snatched his hand away and said, utterly shocked, “Loreen, it’s absolutely impossible for us to be together, I can’t betray Claire. Besides, I believe it’s just a momentary impulse. Don’t have your mind on me, it’s not worth it.”
Hearing the rejection, Loreen said in a stubborn voice, “No, I had a thought about it all night. Charlie, I fell in love with you since you saved me the first time, and I’m hopelessly in love with you after the second time!”
Then, she screamed loudly, “I like you! I love you! Believe me, if you get together with me, I’ll never let anyone look down on you! I’ll be the companion who is always by your side and I’ll support you forever!”
Charlie managed a bitter smile upon her remark.
The only thing Loreen knew was that he was her savior, but she didn’t know that he was the chairman of Emgrand Group and the young master of Eastcliff’s Wade family. If he didn’t want to be looked down upon, he could immediately reveal his identity. The whole world would bend their knees upon him and worship him.
However, he couldn’t care less about a tacky life like that.
Besides, he couldn’t say it out loud either. It would hurt Loreen too much and risk exposing himself unintentionally.
Loreen kept a stubborn and affectionate gaze on him. “It doesn’t matter if you reject me now, but I won’t back down. I’ll prove to you with my actions that I love you more than Claire, and I’m a more suitable partner than she is! I’m willing to follow you forever even if I can only be your secret lover!”
Charlie sighed helplessly. “Loreen, you aren’t thinking straight right now. I think you’d better think about it carefully. I need to go now, I have some cooking to do at home. Bye.”
Then, Charlie quickly started his electric scooter and rode away like he was running away from a venomous snake.
He figured that she was traumatized by the shocking incidents that had happened to her recently that induced such an unbelievable hallucination inside her head. As soon as he kept himself away from her for two days or so, she would drop that thought like a hot cake.
However, Loreen’s eyes were still serious and firm as she watched him leave. She said to herself, “Loreen Thomas, don’t back down, you can do it!”