“Jayden, what I am has nothing to do with you!” Karen Joy Kyle glared at him, opened the door and got out of the car. Ignoring the snow that was still falling from the sky, she walked to the big rock nearby and sat down, looking at the falling snow in the distance.
“We are both from the same family. We share the same parents! How could you say that your matters have nothing to do with me?” Jayden Elias Kyle also got out of the car. He walked to Karen Joy and sat down beside her. Then he stretched out his hand and patted her on the shoulder. “Karen, have you ever heard of this story?”
“I don’t want to listen to your story.” Since they were little, the stories Jayden told her were all very gory stories. She was frightened twice when she was a child, and from there, she never wanted to hear him tell a story again.
Karen Joy didn’t want to listen, but Jayden didn’t shut up,
instead he continued, “People often say that when a girl
chooses her partner, she will rather choose a man who
loves her more, instead of a man whom she loves
more. Otherwise, she will definitely suffer in the future.”
“Jayden, don’t talk nonsense in front of me. Let me tell you, Brother Lionel loves me very much. He isn’t like what you think.” Jayden didn’t refer to anyone, but Karen Joy instinctively placed Brother Lionel in that circumstance. All because she had too much uncertainties about their relationship.
She believed that Nathaniel Cooper loved her and cared for her very much, but she felt that he had too many people and matters in his heart. Therefore, he could not love her with all
his heart. Yet what she wanted was his whole heart.
“Did I say that he doesn’t care for you?” Jayden chuckled and said, “Karen, you were rushing to explain on his behalf, which proves that you are not confident about it too.”
Karen Joy said, “L…”
It certainly didn’t feel good having her weakness pointed out. She had the urge to kick him down the cliff, so that no one could see through her thoughts.
Jayden followed Karen Joy and looked into the distance. He let out a long sigh and said, “Karen, can you be sure of the feelings both you and Nathaniel have for each other?”
Karen Joy was stunned. She withdrew her gaze and looked at him. “Jayden, just say what you wanted to say. Otherwise,
I don’t know what you are talking about.”
Jayden smiled and said, “You’re so smart. How can you not understand what I’m trying to say? Don’t avoid it anymore. Just face it.
Yes, she knew what Jayden wanted to say, that’s why she tried to avoid the subject and pretended not to understand.
Because Jayden’s question hit the bull’s eye on the matter she was most afraid and worried about.
She was afraid that Brother Lionel doted on her because he still regarded her as the three-year-old child that she used to be. She was worried that he loved her like a sister more than lover.
What about her?
Sometimes she would wonder whether she was just dependent on Brother Lionel, or did she really fall in love with him?
She would wonder whether she really wanted to be Brother
Lionel’s life partner or she just needed the big boy who could protect her when she was a child.
Knowing that Karen Joy’s heart was in a mess, Jayden continued to say, “Karen, think about your feelings for him
carefully.” “I want to marry him and be his wife,” Karen Joy gritted her
teeth and said with conviction.
She had thought of marrying Brother Lionel and staying with him forever since she was a child. It was also her purpose of coming all the way here to find him.
Now she had found Brother Lionel and planned to surrender herself to him, yet she became hesitant and uncertain.
Jayden added, “You don’t have to emphasize it to me. Feel your heart and ask yourself. It’s more important to convince yourself than to convince others.”
“Jayden, if you are really so idle, help Dad with his work. For a man, working hard is more attractive than gossiping about others every day.” Karen Joy didn’t want to expose her true feelings in front of Jayden, so she changed the subject.
Jayden smiled and said nothing more. He sat with Karen Joy quietly at the edge of the cliff and watched the white snowflakes flying everywhere in the sky
When they arrived, it was already getting dark. After sitting here for a while, the sky had completely turned dark. Without the light from the car, they would not be able to see anything around them.
However, in such an environment, Karen Joy did not say that
she wanted to go back, and Jayden did not urge her either. He just sat beside her and accompanied her – he was willing to do so even if it would be for a lifetime.
The sudden ringing of the mobile phone broke the silence in
Although she felt wronged and depressed, Karen Joy still took out her mobile phone and answered, “Hello…”
The person on the other end of the phone did not speak. Because the person on the other end did not speak, Karen Joy took away her mobile phone and looked at the phone
number. After making sure that it was Brother Lionel’s
number, she asked again, “Brother Lionel, is that you?” There was still no answer from the other end of the phone.
Not long ago, he asked her to stay away from him and to not let him hear her voice again. At this moment, he called her but did not speak. What on earth did he want?
The grievance in her heart continued to brew, and in the end, it expanded until Karen Joy could no longer suppress it. The pent up grievances turned into anger.
She shouted at the phone, “Nathaniel, why are you not
talking?” The person on the other side of the phone still didn’t say a
Karen Joy was waiting for him to speak. However, after waiting for a long time, she still did not get what she wanted. She bit her lip hard and said, “Nathaniel, I don’t want to live such an obscure life with you anymore. Let’s break up.”
“Break up?” The person on the other end of the phone finally spoke. His voice was cold, like a demon’s voice from the depths of hell
“Yes! Break up! I don’t want to like you anymore! Never again!” After that, Karen Joy hung up the phone abruptly. It didn’t matter whether she was childish or not. Anyway, she
just didn’t want to feel wronged and hold back her feelings anymore.
Hanging up the call cut off the contact between the two of
them. As she watched her screen dim out, Karen Joy felt a surge of emotions. She was on the verge of crying. Karen Joy raised her hand and threw her phone down the cliff. She tilted her head and forced back the tears. “Karen
Joy! Why are you crying? He’s just a man. Is he worth crying
for?” She spoke to herself. Jayden said, “Why are you crying so hard if he’s not worth
Karen Joy shouted at him, “It’s none of your business.” Jayden took a piece of tissue and helped her wipe her tears. “If I don’t care about you, are you going to sit here in the cold for the whole night?”
Karen Joy was speechless.
Jayden forcibly pulled Karen Joy up and patted away the snow on her head and back. “Come, let’s go back. No matter what, we can’t take our own health for granted.”
Yes, Jayden was right. Her life was given to her by her parents. How could she mistreat herself because of a man?
However, just when she turned back, she saw a tall figure standing behind them.