Chapter 286 Not Used To It
One and a half hours later. A black Volkswagen came slowly, coming closer and closer, and finally stopped steadily in the yard of the Bennet family. Then, a man in a suit got out of the car from the driver’s seat, closed the door, took his briefcase, adjusted his glasses on the bridge of his nose, and walked up the steps. While walking towards the door, he took out the key from his briefcase. When he was about to open the door with the key, he found that the door was unlocked. The man was stunned for a moment, and then his eyes became vigilant. He rarely came back here, and every time he left, he would double check and confirm that the door was locked, but now the door was opened.
Someone must be inside.
He was not sure who was inside. As he gently pushed the door open and walked in, he took out his mobile phone and quickly dialed “911”, ready to call the police at any time. But before he could press the dial button with his thumb, he saw a person sitting on the sofa. When he saw who it was, he was stunned for a moment and his thumb that was about to dial the number froze. The person on the sofa heard the noise from the vestibule, and was eating the apple in her hand. She turned her head and saw the old friend of hers. She smiled and called, “Andy.” Andy was stunned, standing there and looking at Rachel, who was sitting on the sofa. Rachel knew that although Ivan said he was just asking someone to send her back, he had asked his men to follow her. So she used some trick to make the men show up and then installed an app in their phones. Then, she sent a message to their phones and made it look like it was from Ivan. However, she knew that this trick couldn’t last for long. Victor could find her as long as she was still in Apliaria. Therefore, when she left the hotel, she didn’t deliberately hide her whereabouts. The reason why she wanted the men to stop following her was that it would be easier for her to walk around.
“You… You…” Andy looked at Rachel and his eyes were filled with disbelief, he couldn’t say a word. “We haven’t seen each other for four years. Andy, have you forgotten me?” Rachel stood up and smiled.
“You… You are Rachel?” Andy asked with uncertainty. He strode forward and raised his hand, wanting to hold her shoulder. But he seemed to be afraid that it was just his illusion, so he stopped halfway.
Noticing what he wanted to do, Rachel lowered her eyes and then pinched him on the arm. She pinched him not hard, but he could feel the pain. There was pain, which meant that it was real, it was not just his illusion. “Andy, happy to see you again.” Rachel withdrew her hand. All of a sudden, tears welled up in Andy’s eyes, and doubts and confusions welled up in his heart. He wanted to ask her, but when his eyes fell on Rachel’s face, the words stuck in his throat, “You… It’s so good that you are still alive.” Before coming here, Rachel had thought about all the possible reactions Andy would have when he saw her. She thought he may ask her why she faked the death, he might leave in anger or he might… But she didn’t expect him to say that. ‘It’s so good that you are still alive.’ These words turned into sharp thorns, which hurt Rachel and made her feel more guilty. She suddenly realized that the past four years were a long and hard time for Andy. He had been holding her death in his heart and couldn’t forget about it. Rachel’s eyes turned red. “I’m sorry that I made you worried.” The two of them calmed down a while later. Looking at the apple Rachel put down on the tea table, Andy seemed to have thought of something, he touched his nose and coughed. “Miss Bennet, are you hungry?” He said, “It’s almost time for dinner. How about we go out and find a place to have dinner?” “Something happened today and I’m a little tired. Let’s eat at home.” “Well…” Andy looked embarrassed. “What’s wrong?” Rachel looked at him in confusion. Andy moved his lips and hesitated. He felt a little embarrassed and said, “It’s been busy in the studio, so I rent an apartment nearby. I usually stay there and seldom come back, so there might…” He paused and continued, “There may not be much food in the fridge.” “It’s okay. Let’s eat whatever’s left there.” Although she wasn’t good at cooking, Rachel could cook some basic dishes. As she said, she walked to the kitchen. “How about going out…” Before Andy could finish his words, Rachel had opened the door of the fridge. The two of them looked at the things in the fridge and suddenly became quiet. Rachel slammed the door of the fridge. She turned around and decisively suggested, “Let’s order some takeout.” “Good idea.” Andy agreed readily.
After all, there was really not much food in the fridge. They could make nothing with the left ingredients. There was practically nothing left in there. Rachel thought since she might be here for a while and she couldn’t fall sleep on the hotel bed, she might as well move back here. While Andy was ordering takeout, Rachel went upstairs and returned to her room. She opened the door and thought she would see a room covered with dust and that everything was changed here. “Miss Bennet, your room has been cleaned regularly, I haven’t touched anything in it.” After ordering the takeout, Andy thought Rachel might need some help, so he went upstairs. When he saw her standing at the door of her old room, he figured what she might be thinking and explained. Rachel clenched the doorknob and said, “Andy, how have you been… In the past four years?” “I’m fine, just not used to it.” Rachel raised her head and looked at Andy. Noticing that some of his hair had turned gray, she suddenly realized that Andy was in his middle age. Four years was neither a long nor short time, but it left marks on Andy’s face. He had become a more composed man and he looked a bit older than he was four years ago. “……” Rachel lowered her eyes and said nothing. Andy continued, “Miss Bennet, when you left, you left me a lot of work, including my studio. I’ve been busy and the four years passed quickly, it was just I had been used to following Mr. Bennet all the time. Later, I met you, we solved every problem together, you, Abby and me. Until all of a sudden, both of you were gone… I was just not used to it.” Andy smiled, but there was a hint of sadness in his smile.
Captivation: Want Nothing But You, Chapter 286 Not Used To It