Silvia had a dream, in which her father was still well and alive.
Her father took her hand and said earnestly, “Silvia, I left the world suddenly and there are still a lot of things that haven’t been arranged yet. I can rest assured knowing that you have your uncles to deal with the company’s affairs.”
“Dad, no… Silvia wanted to say that her uncles were not as kind as her father thought.
When her father met with the accident, the people from the Turner family tried to take over the company he had worked so hard to build. However, even in her dreams, Silvia did not want her father to worry about her. In the end, she did not
manage to tell her father the cruel truth.
Her father patted her hand and sighed, “I’m worried about you and your mother. These years, your mother has been with me along the way. She woke up early to get to work and stayed up late. Sometimes, she would be too busy to even have her meals.”
Silvia nodded vigorously and sobbed, “Dad, I know how hard it has been for you and mom these years. I know, I know.”
She had been working hard and enrolled in a business management course at university. She planned to work in the company to share her father’s burdens as soon as she graduated. However, nobody could foresee what had happened. Before she could do anything to help her father, her father had left the world unexpectedly.
Her father said again, “Because we were busy with the business, we ignored our health. Your mother has a weak
body. Since I am gone, you are the only person that your mother can rely on. You must take good care of your mother for me in future.”
“Dad, don’t worry. I will take good care of mom. I will definitely do it.” She wanted to throw herself into her father’s arms, and she wanted to feel the warmth of her father’s embrace. However, she tried to reach out but he had disappeared
Earlier, she clearly felt that her father holding her hand, and it was so warm. Why didn’t her father let her hold him again?
Silvia shouted angrily, “Dad, Dad…
However, her father never came back no matter how hard
Silvia woke up from the nightmare. It was already bright outside. The sun shone through the window and brightened
the whole room For a moment, she didn’t even know where she was. She closed her eyes and thought about what was happening in her life. Then, she recalled all the incidents from the
She got up immediately, packed up, and went downstairs.
At the dining table on the first floor, the man was eating his breakfast slowly. When he heard her coming downstairs, he still ate his breakfast calmly without looking back. After staying there for a night, Silvia had to thank him before
leaving. She came to the dining table and said, “Mister,
thank you for taking me in last night. I’m leaving now.”
“Leaving? Where are you going?” Jayden put his spoon down and looked at her. For some reason, Silvia felt that she couldn’t see through his expression. She didn’t understand
what he meant
Silvia smiled politely and said, “Of course, I’m going back to where I came from.”
“Is time-travel that easy now? You can leave whenever you want?” He chuckled. It was obvious that he did not believe what Silvia had said last night.
“What time-travel? I don’t understand what you mean. I
drank too much last night. I don’t even remember how I ended up at your rooftop.” Silvia sat down on the other end of the table. She told a lie without even blushing or flinching. Next, Silvia picked up a meat bun from the table. “This
tastes really good. Where did you buy it?”
Jayden looked at her shockingly. Did he say she allowed to eat his breakfast?
Silvia continued while eating, “Mister I have no money now, so I can’t return your money. If you let me go, I will earn some money when I get out. Then, I will pay back the money Tow you for your hospitality last night.”
Jayden picked up a wet paper towel and wiped his hands.
He sneered and said, “You might not have money, but the
people after you last night might have. If I hand you over,
they should be willing to pay for you.”
“You… Silvia was surprised that this man knew everything. For a moment, she couldn’t think of any other way to refute him. Fortunately, she was smart and quickly thought of another excuse, “Well, since you already know, then I don’t have to
hide it from you. Last night, the people who chased me were
a group of human traffickers. They wanted to use me to
make money, but I didn’t want to comply. So, they locked me up.”
Silvia ate two more buns in large mouthfuls to prove how hungry she was. “They locked me up for five whole days. They didn’t even give me a sip of water. It’s a miracle that I’m still here. If you can bear to see such a beautiful girl like me lose my life, then you can hand me over.”
Jayden frowned unhappily. This woman was full of lies. After spending such a long time with her, he was yet to hear a word of truth from her mouth.
“Anyway, I’m going to die soon. Please just let me have my final meal.” After eating the buns, Silvia picked up the glass of milk next to her and drank it quickly.
“I see.” Jayden looked at her as she ate his food happily, especially at her ignorance of being in a stranger’s home.
“In fact, I know that you are a good person. You gave me food and also took me in for a night. If you are kind, please send me out, and when I earn money, I will definitely thank you for your kind deeds.” In order to increase her credibility, Silvia gritted her teeth and took off the jewelled bracelet on her wrist. She said sincerely, “This jewel bracelet was a birthday gift from my father. You can keep it as collateral as you wait for me to return your money.”
It was the birthday gift her father had given her earlier that
year. Silvia always wore it like a treasure and never took it off. This time, as she was desperate to survive and see her mother sooner, she took off the bracelet.
Jayden did not pick the bracelet up. Seeing Silvia biting her lip tightly and removing it reluctantly, he knew that she was telling the truth this time.
“You don’t believe me?” He didn’t want to accept the bracelet, so Silvia was secretly relieved and quickly put the bracelet back on. “It’s okay that you don’t believe me. In fact, this bracelet is not valuable at all.”
After a long silence, Jayden said casually, “Miss Turner, I want to discuss a deal with you.”
“What deal?” Silvia’s focus was on the word “deal”, so she did not realize what Jayden addressed her as.
Jayden glanced at her and clapped his hands twice. Simon,
who had been waiting outside the house for a long time,
opened the door and came in. He stood respectfully at the
table and said, “Young Master.”
When Simon suddenly appeared, Silvia was so scared that she wanted to hide under the table. When she heard the way Simon addressed this man, she seemed to piece the puzzle together.
It turned out that they were on the same side.
Simon called this young man as his Young Master. So, this young man was likely to be the son of the old Mr. Kyle.
How could she be so unlucky?
How could she encounter so many bad things in such a
Jayden ordered Simon, “Show the contract to Miss Turner. If she agrees to sign it, then our deal’s done.”
“Be honest with me, is your last name Kyle?” If he wanted her to sign the contract, she had to know who he was. Jayden pointed to the top part of the contract. Silvia looked
at it and read, “Jayden Elias Kyle?”
Sure enough, his last name was Kyle!