Charles stripped his clothes right in front of me until he was naked. He then threw his clothes on the floor, and walked into the bathroom. A while later, I heard the sound of running water.
“How can he be so shameless? How can he act like he was in his own house? We‘re divorced, aren’t we?’
Annoyed, I picked up his clothes from the ground and put them away.
I suddenly sensed a unique scent.
It was the smell of tobacco, alcohol, and perfume, coming from his coat.
Was that Rita‘s perfume?
My heart sank to the depths as I thought of that. No matter how much I tried, I could not control the anxiety that I was feeling in my heart.
All of a sudden, I heard the sound of the bathroom door opening, so I quickly threw his coat on the sofa, but it was too late. When I turned around, I saw Charles looking at me with a smile. There was just a towel around his waist.
Wiping his hair with another towel, he walked towards me. His strong muscles and his defined abs were making my insides scream.
My heart was racing and I could not help but blush. Panicking, I looked away.
Charles slightly leaned closer and looked at me seriously. “Don‘t misunderstand. I didn‘t sleep with Rita. I was just pretending when I was with Rita and Nate in the past few weeks. Don‘t worry. I will not let them anywhere near me in the future.”
“Why were you pretending?” I asked, forcing myself to calm down.
“I have always felt that your father‘s death was somehow connected to Nate, and I approached them to find hard evidence.”
Upon hearing that, I was speechless. My father‘s death left me emotionally crippled and caused me to divorce Charles.
“So you have been trying to avoid them lately? Is that the reason you haven‘t been in the city?” I asked.
“Yes. They keep looking for me every day, and it is really annoying! I don‘t want you to misunderstand me ever again!”
“Actually, there is no misunderstanding at all. We‘re divorced, so you‘re totally free do whatever you want with whomever you want. I…” “Don‘t say such things.”
The next second, Charles pulled me to him. Before I could react, I found myself in his arms. His scent mixed with the fragrance of the body–wash made me want to indulge in his embrace. I fell into a trance because of the familiar smell.
“Charles, let go!” However, I came to my senses in just a few seconds and struggled.
After all, we were divorced. He had no right to touch me now.
Charles seemed to have guessed my thoughts. “Scarlett, I only agreed to divorce you because I cared about you and our son. Back then, you were emotionally unstable. The doctor said that you couldn‘t be stressed out, or both yours and the baby‘s life might be in danger, that’s the reason I was left with no choice…”
Saying that, he continued to hold me warmly. I could feel his steamy breath brushing against my ear, and droplets of water fell from his wet hair, wetting my collar.
Shivering, I tried to dodge him, but he stopped me in one swift move.
My eyes felt a little dry as I said in a hoarse voice, “Let me go.”
“I only took Rita to the hospital to make you jealous. Because not only did you lost your wedding ring, you also flirted with other men,” he seductively whispered in my ear.
“It‘s none of your business!” With that, I pushed him away.
I knew that my heart would jump out of my chest if I continued to be around him.
“Scarlett, will you give me another chance if I find out the real cause of your dad‘s death?” He suddenly seemed very serious and earnest, unlike his usual playful and cynical self.
However, I stayed silent. I didn‘t know how to answer his question. He suddenly grabbed my hand, and added, “Just give me some time, and I will find out the truth.”
I could feel his affection as he stared at me with his tender gaze. There was sincerity in his tone as he waited for my response.
“You should leave.” Saying that, I turned away from him, unwilling to look at him.
“I have felt it, you know?” Instead of leaving, he continued to talk to me in his deep, **** voice. “What did you feel?”
“I feel your love.” Upon hearing those words, I felt like I wanted to laugh and cry at the same time.
I was so confident that our time apart would heal my wounds, but that was not the case at all.
“That‘s your imagination.” Denying it, I bit my lip hard.
“Scarlett, if you are willing to give me another chance, then I am looking forward to seeing our wedding ring on your finger the next time we meet.”
Tears filled in my eyes, and I was afraid that I might end up crying in front of him if he stayed there any longer.
“I‘ll take your silence as a yes. That’s my cue to leave. Well, have a good night, then. Sweet dreams!”
I had to bite my lips harder to force myself from shedding tears. And I did not cry until he walked out of the door, and closed it.
“My darling, you‘re finally awake!”
The moment I opened my eyes, I felt a splitting headache. The air was filled with a distinct smell of disinfectant. It took me a while to blink the dizziness away and see that the woman in tears in front of me was my mom.
“Mom, what happened to me?” I asked, struggling to sit up.
“You were suffering from alcohol poisoning. Fortunately for you, Liam brought you to the hospital right on time. The doctor gave you a gastric lavage, after which you fell asleep.” Wiping her tears away, she held my hand.
Some people forced me to drink a lot. **** it! It must be Lily‘s doing.‘
Thinking of that, I kicked the edge of the bed angrily.
Mom exclaimed, “You should not be moving now. I am sure you‘re starving. Come and have breakfast.” With that, she quickly brought me some milk and oatmeal from the table.
After I had a few spoonful of food, I felt a little better.
“Give me my phone. I want to call Richard.”
My mother handed me my phone, and I skillfully dialed his number.
“Richard, come to the hospital. I have something important to tell you.”
Before I was done eating, Richard walked into the ward.
“What do you want from me?” he asked indifferently.
“Richard, you are the only one who can help me now.” I tried to use my most pitiful voice to plead with him. I was quite confident that no man would resist my charms. “Yeah, what is it?” However, he spoke to me in a very flat way.
“I. want you to help me find evidence that proves that Lily was the one that set me up yesterday.” After I met his cold attitude, I did not want to beat around the bush.
“You‘d better check your family‘s property details first. Nate is over. If Lily succeeds in making him write a will in her name beforehand, then you will lose everything.”
Both my mom and I were startled. | quickly said, “So what if he makes a will? I’m his daughter while Lily is just an outsider!” “As far as I know, she is pregnant with Nate‘s child. Unless…”
Richard did not have to say any further for me to understand what he meant.
“Unless Lily miscarries, or the child is proven to be not my father‘s, she will get everything.’
“Mom, you can go home. I have to talk to Richard about something.”
After my mother left, I got out of bed, and approached Richard.
“Richard, you still have feelings for me, don‘t you? Otherwise, you wouldn‘t have told me abou this…”
“Stop it. If you hadn‘t aborted our child, I would have done anything for you. I would‘ve ever risked my life for you! Now, it‘s too late.”
My heart froze and my face paled when I heard those words.
“Take care of yourself,” Richard sneered. He then walked out, without even turning back.
Only then did I realize that I had lost him for good.
Bye My Irresistible Love, Chapter 181 The Truth