Love the Second Time Around Chapter 148 by NovelsYou


Chapter 148 First Sign Of Fishiness

Shannon had her head lowered as she chose among the tie clips. She was prepared to spend big as it was a branded shop.

As I lifted my head, I noticed a man and a woman passing by outside. Based on their gestures, I could tell they were in an intimate relationship.

I had never met that woman before, but I recognized the man to be Quinn.

With that, I immediately pulled Shannon and ran out of the shop even though she was in the middle of picking the tie clip. I wanted to confirm what I saw.

From what I knew, Quinn was indeed a playboy.

Just then, Shannon stopped. She refused to continue running. “Liliana, what are you doing? Why did you pull me out of the shop? I haven’t done picking.”

I responded with a displeased tone. “I just saw Quinn with another woman. He had his arms wrapped around her shoulder and they were utterly intimate.”

“Huh? Are you sure it was him? Where are they now?” Shannon looked around in disbelief.

But to my disappointment, there was no sign of Quinn anymore no matter where I looked.

I let out a sigh. “We’ve lost him. But Shannon, I know what I saw. Quinn is really not a good man. Right, why don’t you call him now and ask where he is? Say that you want to look for him. Let’s see how he’ll respond.”

After hesitating for a while, Shannon took out her phone and made the call.

After she hung up the phone, I immediately asked, “So? What did he say?”

“He says he’s busy and he’s in the middle of a meeting.”

A meeting? I did not know why but I felt skeptical as soon as I heard that word.

“So be it, then. But you have to trust me because there’s something wrong. Please keep an eye on him. I’ll try to find out tonight.”

Shannon’s mood seemed ruined by now. She was no longer interested in buying gifts anymore.

I knew what was troubling her. As such, we said goodbye and parted ways.

After that, I went right back home.

The moment I reached home, my mom called. She said she had discussed with Dad and decided to take Dominic’s advice. They planned to spend some time over here during the winter break while their own place was undergoing renovation.

But she did not mention if they would be staying at Dominic’s house or the hotel.

I told them that we should discuss it again when the time came.

Even if they did not want to stay at Dominic’s place, they did not have to book a hotel because I was still renting my place.

Hanging up the phone, I drew my sketch for the entire morning. I made a call to Dominic in the afternoon, but no one answered.

I figured he should be busy, hence I decided not to call him anymore. But one way or another, I would have him explain to me by tonight.

But that night, I accidentally dozed off. By the time I woke up, it was already past midnight. Dominic was still not home yet.

I stretched my back and took a look at the time. Whoa! It’s three in the morning.

What is Dominic busy with? Doesn’t he need to sleep?

Right at that moment, I heard the sound of a key opening the door.

I immediately jumped off my bed and ran toward the living room. Right then, I saw Dominic coming in with an exhausted look.


“Why are you back after midnight again? You’ve got so much to do lately?” I helped him take off his suit.

He sounded utterly tired. “Since it’s after midnight, why are you still up?”

“I was waiting for you. I saw Quinn today and I wanted to ask. Is he…”

Before I could finish my sentence, he kissed my lips.

He only let me go after a long while. “Liliana, I worked till so late, and the first thing you mentioned to me was another man. Do you think it is appropriate?”

I rolled my eyes instantly. “Mr. Hartnell, I’ve told you before: Quinn is with Shannon. I’m merely asking for her sake. Today when I went shopping with Shannon, I saw Quinn with another woman. I wanted to chase him but we lost him in the end. Shannon didn’t believe me as there was no proof. Tell me now—what exactly is Quinn’s problem? Only then can I advise Shannon.”

I explained the whole story to Dominic as I felt he was somewhat unreasonable.

“There’s no need for so much trouble. Just tell Shannon to keep her distance from Quinn. But of course, it’s her own business if she wants to get near him. But I’m warning you. Stay away from Quinn the next time you see him. He’s more troublesome than you think.”

Upon hearing what Dominic said, I became even more worried.

But since it was already so late, I could only send Shannon a message and remind her to be careful with Quinn.

After Dominic finished taking his shower, he pulled me into bed. I thought he was going to get intimate but he dozed off only after a few minutes.

I let out a long sigh. It looks like he’s worn out.

Recently, I had gotten used to being alone after waking up in the morning. But today, Dominic was by my side.

I yawned and asked, “Aren’t you going to work today?”

“I need to run other errands today. I’m heading out in a while; I won’t be back tonight.”

Upon hearing that, I nodded faintly.

When I was about to take a sip of water, I heard him say again, “Even though I’m not coming back tonight, don’t you try to sneak out secretly. You’re gonna get it if I find out.”

Left speechless, I cast a glare at his bandaged hand. You’ve only got one hand left. What could you possibly do to me?”

I did not like what he said to me as it felt like I was the type of woman that wanted to seduce men.

Dominic went out around ten in the morning. I did not ask where he went as I figured I could not stop him from going anywhere.

As such, I stayed in for the entire day, working on my sketch.

Around nine at night, Shannon sent me a message with only two words: Golden Prince.

I was stunned momentarily. Not knowing what it meant, I texted her back but there was no reply. When I then called her, her phone was turned off.

Shannon had never acted like this before. At that moment, an uneasiness surged within me because I feared she might have gotten into trouble.

But I could not figure out what “Golden Prince” meant.

Right now, the only person that came to my mind was Dominic. After living together with him, I did not realize that I had gradually become more and more dependent on him.

Dominic was swift to answer my call. As soon as I heard his voice, I raised my question. “Dominic, have you ever heard of something called Golden Prince?”

 


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