Before she figured this problem out, Karen Joy Kyle couldn’t feel at ease.
Hearing her question, Nathaniel Cooper laughed in a deep.
Karen Joy pursed her lips. “What are you laughing at?”
What was so funny about her question?
Could he be more serious?
Nathaniel kissed her again in his arms and said with a smile, “I am already kissing you like this. Who do you think I like? What kind of affection do you think I have for you?”
Karen Joy said sullenly, “How would I know if you don’t tell
Nathaniel held her hand in one hand and stroked her hair in front of her forehead with the other hand. Then he said, “My silly girl, I don’t like you.”
He didn’t like her!
Karen Joy’s heart sank as if she had fallen into an ice cellar. However, she then heard him say, “I don’t like you, but I love
He loved her?
Karen Joy looked at him blankly. He said again, “I love you! love the person who is standing front of me. This is romantic love, between a man and a woman.”
He loved her as a woman, not the love between a big brother and a little girl, which was what she had thought of.
Joy slowly crept across Karen Joy’s face, and she smiled.
She wanted to scream at the valley and tell everyone that Brother Lionel had finally reciprocated her love.
She looked beautiful when she smiled. Her eyebrows were curved, and her eyes twinkled like millions of stars.
In Nathaniel’s eyes, no one in the world could be as beautiful as his Karen when she smiled. When she smiled, everything else seemed to lose its color.
Nathaniel rubbed her head and then kissed her dainty head. “My silly girl, do you understand now?”
Karen Joy lowered her head with a red face and whispered like a child who had done something wrong. “Brother Lionel, I understand now. I won’t make the same mistake again.”
Nathaniel held her in his arms and patted her back gently.
“Okay, good girl!” Karen Joy snuggled in his arms and rubbed her dainty head against his chest.
Brother Lionel’s embrace was still as warm. She nestled in his embrace. No matter how big the snowstorm was, it felt like nothing to them.
The wind was still blowing, and the snow was getting heavier. However, Karen Joy didn’t see all that. In her world now, she only saw bright sunshine and Brother Lionel who loved her.
Once again, Jayden Elias Kyle watched helplessly as Karen Joy was taken away by Nathaniel. Jayden clenched his fists so hard that the blue veins on his fists could be seen clearly.
It wouldn’t take long.
It was snowing heavily outside but inside the house, the heater was turned on. The temperature was rather high, so
it warm even if one was just wearing thin clothing.
Serene Silas, who was wearing a set of pale blue loungewear, knocked gently on the door of Jackie Leves office with a cup of hot tea in her hand. After a few knocks, she finally heard him say, “Come in.”
She opened the door and walked into the room with a cup of
tea after getting his consent. Then she walked to Jackie’s
desk cautiously She walked so cautiously that she didn’t even make a sound,
for fear that she would disturb Jackie while he was working Jackie put down the work in his hand and looked up at her. When he noticed her cautious demeanor, he couldn’t help
frowning and said, “Are you still afraid of me?”
Hearing his words, Serene’s hand which was holding the cup paused slightly, the cup in her hand almost slipped. But she pretended to be calm and denied, “How could that be?”
She didn’t dare look at him straight in the eyes. When he looked at her, she would always avoid any eye contact. Only when he wasn’t paying attention, then would she observe him quietly.
Jackie knew all about this, but he didn’t expose her.
The way he had hurt her, it was normal for her to be afraid of him. However, he still couldn’t help but want to get close to her, hold her in his arms, and claim her in the most intimate way.
When Serene handed him the cup of tea, Jackie wanted to
hold her hand, but she withdrew her hands immediately the
moment he touched her fingertip. She stuttered, “Jackie, I,
- I’m not.”
“Serene, I’m sorry!” He knew that she was still afraid of him and very resistant to him. He shouldn’t be so eager to touch
In her heart, she didn’t resist his touch, but it was her body that responded. Every time he hugged her, she would tremble with fear.
When she heard him say sorry, she didn’t know how to respond. She lowered her head and said nothing,
“Go about your business. You don’t have to serve me with all these drinks.” She was afraid of his touch, so he didn’t force her. He had to bear the consequences of his actions.
“I cooked the meal myself. Do you want to taste it together?” She looked at him and asked very carefully. She was afraid that he would refuse her because he was angry with her.
“OK” Jackie nodded. “You go ahead first. I’ll come after I’m done with my work.”
She stood motionless.
Jackie put down the work in his hand immediately and got up. “Let’s go. I’ll go with you.”
He walked towards her, and she stepped back instantly to keep a distance from him.
Serene wanted to get close to him, but she couldn’t control herself from rejecting him. She couldn’t change this contradictory psychology in a short time.
They used to be the closest lovers. They were madly in love with each other, but now…
While she was deep in thoughts, Jackie suddenly held her hand. Serene instinctively wanted to pull out her hand, but at the same time, she yearned for the warmth of his palm. She was reluctant to retract her hand and wanted them to
remain like this forever.
“Serene..” Jackie called her name in a deep voice.
“Hmm?” Hearing him calling her name, she tilted her head slightly to look at him. “What’s wrong?”
Jackie stood still and raised his hand to hold her head. Just
as he was about to touch her, he stopped and didn’t proceed
He smiled bitterly and said, “Let’s go and eat.”
Serene nodded. “Okay.”
He held her hand tightly as if he was holding his most
She used to be his most important treasure. She was the apple of his eyes.
Thinking of this, Serene’s body relaxed, and her heart slowly moved closer to him.
Because of a misunderstanding, he had hurt her. However, the torment was really not that important compared to
She added, “I made your favorite steak.”
He said, “You still remember?”
Serene nodded and said, “Of course. It’s just that I haven’t mastered my cooking skills. I hope you won’t complain about my cooking.”
Jackie smiled and said, “How could that be? Even if you gave me poison, I’ll eat it without hesitation.”
Hearing his words, Serene’s face changed slightly. She pulled out her hand and took two steps back anxiously to distance herself from him.
“What’s wrong?” Jackie did not realize that he had said something wrong
“I won’t! How could I hurt you!” Serene shook her head, tears welling in her eyes. “I will never do that!”