Chapter 134: If You Don’t Love Me, Then You Hate Me
Ayla fanned away the smoke before her face, and said, “Mr.Clark, thank you for being so considerate.Should I be happy that I have boss like you?”
“No, because your workload hasn’t been reduced.I’ve reached a verbal agreement with Ms.Evans, so there will be a lot more work for the fashion season,” said Brian.
“Then I guess I must congratulate you, Mr.Clark,” she remarked.
“You’re gonna be a lot busier in the following days.Try not to come by.If you have any concerns regarding my work, please contact my assistant during working hours.”
Brian put out his cigarette on the ashtray.
“You’re really talking to me in a professional tone now, huh?”
“Our relationship is strictly professional now, isn’t it?”
Ayla kept a safe distance of one meter from him.
“In that case, shall we talk about more private matters?” he replied.
Everything that happened between them was something that neither of them could pretend like it was something that never happened, even if she kept refusing to admit it.
“Mr.Clark, you should keep in mind that my name is Wenny now, not Arlene.”
She was fortunate that she played Arlene’s substitute perfectly back then.
Later, he found out that her real name was actually Ayla.
“I refuse to believe that, so you’re not who you claim to be.” Brian saw right through her.
She wanted to break away from him, but he wasn’t going to allow that to happen.
“What do you want?” said Ayla.
“Isn’t it better if you just stay with Anna? Why are you so insistent in getting me involved? I don’t love you anymore.Do you not understand that?”
Hearing that made Brian stand up and pull her into his arms.
“Who the hell told you that I want to be with Anna? Are you trying to be a matchmaker or something? I don’t want her.I never have, and I never will.”
“I just told you that it’s none of my business, so keep me out of it.Is it so hard to understand that? It’s impossible for us to have a relationship now.Two years ago, when I became Mrs.Clark, I was nothing but a substitute.It was all fake!” Ayla exclaimed.
However, he still held her tightly in his arms.
“And I’ve told you that you’re my wife, and you always will be.Oh, by the way, Ms.Evans doesn’t know about our previous relationship, does she? Perhaps I should tell her.What do you think about that? Do you think she’ll agree if I ask her to let me keep you as an official employee of the Clark Group? She’ll definitely agree, won’t she?”
A smirk appeared on his lips.It was just a faint smile, but it was enough to send shivers down her spine.She didn’t want anyone else to know of her former relationship with Brian.
“You can’t tell her.”
“Why not? Huh? I’m allowed to do whatever I want.It’s not up to you.”
He was done playing with her.
This time, he was determined to get her back.
“You’re the devil.Is there anything else you can do besides threatening me?”
Ayla didn’t want to appear so weak or powerless against him.
“Blackmailing you is the best way to deal with you.Or do you want me to force myself on you?”
Once more, he embraced her as tightly as he could.
Ayla pushed him away and slapped him across his face.
“Don’t touch me! You’re not allowed to touch me! ”
Lucas is with another woman now, and he has abandoned you.
Why do you insist on being chaste for him? Did you ever do the same for me in the past two years? Even if I owed you and hurt you before, you should know that I don’t like women who are flirtatious and sleep with one man after another.
Brian was out of ideas.He didn’t know how to convince her to come § back to him.
“Fine.If you refuse to listen to me, then I’ll do everything in my power to have you!”
Upon hearing this, Ayla tightened her clothes.
“Brian Clark, what do I have to do to make you let me go?”
As he stood in front of her, Brian’s eyes were filled with malice.
It was hard to see through him and figure out what he was thinking.
His eyes were so frightening.
By this point, she could no longer keep pretending to be fearless.
Her courageous facade crumbled before him.
Why was Brian doing this? Why would he keep forcing her like this? Was he determined to drive her insane?
“Come back to me, back to where you belong.”
He had never intended to let her go.
Even if everyone believed that she died in the sea two years ago, he never had any intention of being with another woman, let alone had another wife.
“Mr.Clark, was there ever a place for me? Did you ever have a place for me in your heart? No! You never did!” Ayla had been trying so hard to earn his love, but she never succeeded.
When she disappeared, it symbolized her complete separation from him.
“Ayla, do you have to consider yourself always right?”
When did he say that he didn’t have a place for her? When did he not give her a chance to have his heart? Ge) He had given her his heart, but she disappeared.
For two long years, she was gone, and he kept looking for her, waiting and hoping that she was still alive! But she didn’t want to have anything to do with him anymore, not even a bit.
“I’m not considering myself always right.I just have a clear estimation of who I am.”
Ayla leaned against him and said weakly, “Don’t tell Ms.Evans about our past.Please.”
“Why don’t you want others to know of our past? Are you embarrassed about it?”
Anger and resentment resided in his heart.He was in love with this woman, but he just couldn’t say it out loud so easily.
Or maybe he wouldn’t be able to say those words in his whole life.
The only thing he could do was to use his actions to get everything that he ever wanted.
“Yes.It was the worst part of my life.I sacrificed everything I had, but what did I get in return? Nothing but pain and suffering! It even cost me my life!”
Ayla’s biggest mistake was falling in love with this man, but she was still not firm enough.
Brian held her again, and said, “If you’re so embarrassed by it, then so be it! If you don’t love me, then I’ll make you hate me! That way, you’ll remember me for the rest of your life, carrying your hatred for me to your grave.”
After saying that, he kissed her overbearingly.She tried to move away, but she was too late.
“Do you really have to do this?”
Ayla should’ve pushed him away.She shouldn’t have allowed him to touch her body like this.
“You forced my hand! If you’ll be able to remember me forever because of your grudge against me, I don’t mind if you hate me!”
Brian tore off her chiffon dress and pressed her against the sofa.
“No, stop! Don’t do it.I won’t hate you! You’ll only make me want to kill you!”
But no matter what Ayla said, it was useless.She couldn’t defend herself from Brian.
While he was indulging himself, he noticed the scar on her back.He knew that this scar was due to Tatum shooting her two years ago.
After such a long time, the scar still continued to exist.
Gently, he stroked it.
“Does it still hurt?” he asked.
His deep and caring voice made her tremble.Did it hurt? Perhaps it did hurt when she got shot.
However, compared to the drug that Tatum injected into her, that wound was nothing.But she wasn’t going to tell him about it because it wasn’t necessary!