Chapter 122: Will You Really Live Here
Left with no other choice, Lucas went into the car with the woman.
“To the hotel,” he said to the driver.
He would never let Ayla and this woman see each other because he couldn’t take the risk.
“Lucas, are you hiding something from me? Or is my dad right? Do you have another woman here?”
This woman was Haley Green, Tatum’s only daughter.
This time, the reason Tatum asked her to go with Lucas was because he didn’t want him to ruin his plan.
Tatum had long been suspicious of Lucas because of what he had been doing for the past two years.
If it weren’t for the fact that he had protected Ayla well, Tatum might’ve already found out that she was still alive.
Lucas just agreed to bring Haley with him because he didn’t want Tatum to know that he was with Ayla now.
“No, you’re overthinking things,” Lucas denied.
“Is that so? Then why didn’t you feel happy when you heard that I was going back to Antawood with you? You look like you have a lot on your mind.” Haley looked at his face.
When the car slowly passed by the side of Brian’s car, coincidentally, she was leaning closer to Lucas.
From Ayla’s point of view, it looked like they were kissing passionately.Her hands dropped feebly and she lowered her gaze as she felt an indescribable pain choking her throat.
Turning to look at her, Brian asked, “Shall we go back now?”
“Okay!” Ayla replied lightly, pretending to be calm.
She had long hoped that Lucas could find a woman more suitable for him, but when she saw that he was being intimate with another woman, it broke her heart.
Brian didn’t say anything more as he slowly drove downtown.
“I want to go back to my apartment,” said Ayla.
“Sure.” He glanced at her.
“You’re really hardheaded, you know that?”
“It’s none of your business.Are you happy now? That’s what you’ve always wanted, right? But I won’t get mad.I still trust him.”
Ayla turned her gaze towards the window.
‘If Lucas has really found his true love, then I’m willing to let him go, ‘ she told herself.
Brian and Ayla entered the apartment building together.
As she stood in front of her apartment, she glanced at the room across hers.It was still locked.It seemed that he hadn’t come home yet.
‘He’s probably still with that woman” she assumed.
In the past, every time Lucas came home from a business trip, he would eagerly await her in front of her door and bring her delicious food.
However, she clearly saw who he was with today, and she felt hollow in her heart.
“Why aren’t you going in?” Brian looked at her with disdain.
Had she really fallen in love with Lucas? There was no way he’d allow it!
“Do you really want to stay here?”
Ayla was perplexed.
Didn’t he already show her what he wanted her to see? In that case, he should just go back to his own Places “What do you think? I never go back on my word.”
Brian took the key from her hand and opened the door himself.
Then, he dragged Ayla into the apartment.
“You’ve had a rough day.You should get some rest.”
He carried her to her room, and threw her on the bed without compassion.
“Brian, leave me alone! I just want to be left alone right now.”
Ayla fell to the bed hard.
Fortunately, the bed was soft enough.
Otherwise, she might suffer a serious injury.
Glancing at her, he said, “You stubborn woman!”
After that, he stormed out of the room.
However, he didn’t leave yet.
Instead, he sat on the sofa and started smoking.
Meanwhile, Anna was sitting alone in the office.
Once again, Brian was nowhere to be found.He must’ve gone to see Ayla again.
She was certain of this.
However, she still bore resentment towards Ayla.She wasn’t going to let her get back together with him so easily.
Anna had loved Brian for so many years, but for some reason, she always paled in comparison to Ayla in his heart.
It was the first time that he ever yelled at her and told her she was disrespectful.
It was also the first time that he had ignored her, and the very first time that he showed her no compassion.
On top of that, Anna suffered all kinds of humiliation because of Ayla’s return.She wasn’t going to let this pass.
But she had long known that Ayla was the only woman that had a hold in Brian’s heart.
Anna knew that it was a pipe dream that her love for him would eventually be reciprocated.It was never going to happen.
Despite that fact, she still loved him no matter what.Anna walked out of the company and went into her car.She soon arrived at Ayla’s office building before she realized that she had gone there.
It took her a few moments of hesitation before she finally went upstairs, only to find that Ellie was the only person in the office.
Ayla and Brian were nowhere to be found.
“Miss Anna, you’re here.” Ellie immediately approached her.
“Where’s Wenny? Didn’t she come back here today?” Anna turned her gaze towards Ayla’s office.
Shaking her head, Ellie replied, “Miss Wenny dropped by earlier, but she left right away.”
“What about Mr.Clark?”
In reality, she only wanted to know where Brian was.Where had he gone? Was he with Ayla right now?
“Mr.Clark hasn’t dropped by ever since he left.I’m not sure where he is right now,” Ellie answered.
She was a newcomer, so she didn’t dare to offend the managers.And because of that, she told Anna everything she knew.
“I see.Don’t tell them I went here.”
After saying that, Anna turned around and was about to leave.
Unbeknownst to her, there was an apartment across the building where a pair of eyes had spotted her, and her car.
Brian turned around and threw away the cigarette b**t in his hand.
Anna must’ve been giving Ayla a hard time.
It was no wonder that this woman was adamantly avoiding him.
Ayla didn’t expect that she’d fall asleep so soon, and she had even forgotten the fact that there was a man in her house, who also happened to be someone she was afraid of.
After a while, she woke up and stood at the door, looking at Brian.
“Mr.Clark, why haven’t you left?”
It wasn’t her fault that she was so eager to drive him away.It was just that she really didn’t have the heart to face him right now and stay under the same roof with him.
“When did I ever say that I’ll leave?”
He turned his head to look back at her.
She was asking him to leave, but he wasn’t going to give her the satisfaction of doing SO.
“Fine! You can stay if you want!”
Ayla knew that he wasn’t going to leave, but she had to go eat dinner now, and there was no more food in the fridge.She wasn’t going to starve herself, and she could hardly care if Brian starved to death.
If he did starve, it was his fault and he deserved it.He didn’t ask her where she was going, nor did he offer to drive her to her destination.
But she wouldn’t need it anyway because she wasn’t going anywhere far.
After Ayla left the apartment, she went to a small restaurant nearby.She ordered some food that could fill her stomach.
Later on, she went to the supermarket and spent nearly an hour there, buying several items before she went home.
Meanwhile, Lucas had just finished having dinner with Haley, and persuaded her to stay in the hotel for the time being.
Then, he went back to his apartment.However, he didn’t go home right away.Instead, he rang the doorbell of Ayla’s apartment.