Chapter 104: Lucky To Be Loved
Lucas held Ayla’s hand as they strolled through the street together.
Looking at him, she wondered, ‘Is this how we’re going to be from now on?’
After more than two years, she knew how much he had done for her.
Meanwhile, Anna was standing not far away, watching them.It turned out that Ayla was now with another man.
No wonder she managed to stay in Milan for two years without feeling hurt.
“Miss Woodsen, you are so charming! This man is so smitten with you he even followed you to Italy.Outstanding!”
Anna glanced at their hands.
For some reason, she felt a bit jealous.
Wherever Ayla went, she was happy.
Meanwhile, Anna had been with Brian for two years, but he had never been intimate with her again other than the time he was drunk last time.
He had kept her at arm’s length all this time.
Looking at Anna, Lucas replied, “Lala is my fiancee.Please mind your manners.”
Naturally, he knew that the reason she said that was because of Ayla’s past relationship with Brian.
“So, are you aware that your fiancee is coming back to A City?”
“Of course, I do.If Lala wants to go back, I’ll go back with her.You don’t need to worry about such things.”
Lucas hadn’t mentioned to Ayla that he was coming back with her.
Anna looked at her and said, “I guess you really do have a new man now.Is this why you were so blunt with me? You just didn’t want your fiance to have any problems with Mr.Clark?”
“Indeed! I’m very happy now, so you don’t have to worry that I’ll do something to get Brian back.”
Ayla held onto Lucas’ arm.
“That’s great! You better keep your word.Well, now that you have someone to accompany you on your way back, you can choose whether you want to come back with me or not.”
Anna said that because she didn’t want to see her acting sweet during the flight home.
Looking at her, Ayla replied, “I’ll go to Antawood on time.And when the matter is over, I’ll return to Italy.”
After all, every beginning had an end.
She was on her own at the beginning, and she would be on her own until the end.
Once Anna had left, Ayla let go of Lucas’ arm and asked, “You’re going back, too? But what about your work?”
“Don’t worry! I can deal with my work too when I am in A City.”
Lucas would be very worried if he wasn’t with her.
As Brian sat in his office, he received a call from Anna.
She mentioned that the new designer of Starlight was arriving one or two days after she came back.
Fortunately, he didn’t ask to see Miss Wenny, so Anna was relieved.
The truth was, Ayla would be coming back on the same plane with her.
“Brian, will you pick me up at the airport tomorrow?”
What she really wanted was for Ayla to see how intimate she was with Brian.
“Okay.Send your flight schedule to my phone.I’ll be there on time tomorrow,” Brian answered.
In the past few days, the familiar woman that he saw on the streets of Milan that night repeatedly crossed his mind.
Maybe Anna was right that Ayla might really be dead.
There had been no news regarding her for over two years.
However, there was still a glimmer of hope residing in his heart, and he couldn’t bring himself to give up, nor forget about her.
For a moment, Anna hesitated to speak her mind.
The man she loved deeply had another woman in his heart.How could she tell him that Ayla was still alive?
“What’s the matter?”
Upon noticing her hesitation, Brian wondered if something noteworthy had happened to her in Italy.
“Anna, did something happen?”
Taking a deep breath, she replied, “Nothing.Go to bed early! I’m hanging up.”
Anna pursed her lips, bearing an indescribable pain in her heart.
Loving someone also meant that you had to get hurt.
And being loved was a fortune.
However, she was the one who loved.
The flight lasted for more than ten hours, but Ayla never closed her eyes once.She felt both uneasy and hopeful.
Lucas held her hand, feeling the cold ring on his palm.
“Are you worried about meeting him?”
She then turned to look at him and shook her head.
“There’s nothing to worry about.Even if we do meet, it only means that it’s destiny.”
Ayla wasn’t the same person she used to be two years ago.
Her debt to Brian had been paid off two years ago.She didn’t need to make any concessions for the sake of the Woodsen family.
“I’m glad that’s how you see it,” Lucas said, combing back her hair.
“It will take several hours before we get there.Don’t you want to get some rest first?”
Shaking her head, Ayla said, “I’m afraid of getting airsick.””
Two years ago, when he took her to Italy, she suffered a relapse of her illness while she was on the plane, and it scared him.
Ayla almost lost consciousness during the flight.And when she finally got off the plane, she vomited a lot.
Neither of them said anything more.He just held her in his arms.
As long as she was willing to accept him, he was willing to do anything to make her happy.
By the time the plane landed in Antawood’s international airport, it was already eleven in the evening.
Looking at Ayla’s pale face, Lucas asked, “Are you feeling unwell?”
“No, this is nothing.”
Ayla waved her hand in dismissal, weakly leaning into his arms.
Lucas embraced her before they got off the plane.
Ayla raised her head and looked not far away.
Anna was running towards a man standing at the side.
This certain man in black always stood out from the crowd, just like he did two years ago.
Ayla stopped and watched as Brian took the small suitcase from Anna’s hand, and then the two of them walked out of the airport hall side by side.
“Let’s go!” Ayla said to Lucas after being lost in a trance for a while.
Perhaps she only gathered enough courage to leave the airport after they had gone far away.
Meanwhile, Anna got into Brian’s car and said, “Brian, let’s get something to eat first, shall we?”
She didn’t want to eat the food on the plane.
“Would you like to go to your favorite restaurant?”
After saying that, he focused on driving.
“Sure.” Anna nodded.
As long as she was with him, it didn’t matter what she would eat.
On the other hand, Ayla and Lucas hailed a taxi and went downtown together.
Yareli got her an apartment near the office building so that it would be convenient for her.
Lucas wouldn’t allow her to live alone, so he got an apartment right across hers.
“So, now that you’re back, do you feel anything special?” he asked Ayla, who had been looking out the window.
Ayla shook her head.
“No matter where I go, I will always be alone.I don’t have any relatives.I guess I’ve gotten used to the life in Italy.”
Because she didn’t like spacious houses, Yareli didn’t get her a big one, but she had everything she needed.
“Ms.Evans thinks highly of you, and that’s why you’re willing to go back to Italy, right?”
When he saw that the apartment had everything she might need, Lucas felt relieved.
“Ms.Evans has been very kind to me.Nobody would even consider assigning such an important cooperation project to a non-professional newcomer like me.”
Naturally, Ayla was under a lot of pressure, but she wasn’t afraid.She tried her best to bear that burden alone.
“You should have more confidence in yourself.You’ve spent all your time on learning how to design clothes in the past’two years.”
Lucas was capable of supporting Ayla and providing her with a comfortable life, but she chose to be independent and she did whatever she wanted to.
In the past two years, she had designed numerous clothes and shoes.
Originally, it was just a hobby, but it eventually became her career.
After Lucas helped her unpack her luggage, Ayla leaned against the sofa to rest.
He didn’t go back to his own apartment until she was asleep.
As he stood in front of the French window, looking at the scenic night view, he felt a bit uneasy.
There was a cigarette between his fingers.Tatum had probably found out that he had returned.What kind of predicament would he get himself into next?