Chapter 152: Will You Marry Me
As soon as Brian came back, the servant brought him a cup of coffee.And when she was about to leave, he stopped her.
“Wilma, get a cup of milk for Lala.”
However, Ayla shook her head in refusal.
“No, thanks.I don’t want one.”
“Have a glass of milk before you go to bed.Go to sleep early.You have work tomorrow.”
Brian was implying that she was almost late for work today, so she should be earlier tomorrow.
However, she wasn’t sleepy yet.If she were sleepy, she would’ve locked the door and gone to sleep.Her mind was a mess as she thought about Lucas’ matter.She thought that she might’ve made the wrong decision.
If she hadn’t returned that time, things wouldn’t have turned out like this.
“What are you thinking about? Are you thinking about Lucas?”Brian asked calmly, noticing that she was staring blankly into space again.
‘What on earth is on her mind?’ Glancing back at him, Ayla asked, “How can I miss him? Now that you’re here with me, do I really need to think of another man?” Brian fixed his gaze at her bare face.
Even with such fair skin, free from embellishments, she was still so beautiful and charming that it caused him to gradually fall for her.
“Whether it’s true or not, I like it.”
Wearing a smile, he picked Ayla up and carried her to the bedroom.She wrapped her arms around his neck.
What was about to happen was unavoidable, and she didn’t want to escape anyway.
As he stood beside the sofa with a glass of wine in his hand, Lucas contemplated on how he could help Ayla.
Not only did he want to take her away from Brian, he also hoped that she wouldn’t be taken advantage by anyone anymore.
Back then, he had used her for his own interests as well, but now, he wanted to make up for his sins with all his might.
However, Tatum had been putting pressure on Lucas.
Recently, there was even a batch of goods that had been confiscated by Jaime.
Tatum lost his temper, so he asked Lucas to take actions against Brian at once.
Lucas knew that he shouldn’t follow that order for Ayla’s sake, but he didn’t have much time to delay what he had planned to do.
Suddenly, Haley knocked on the door.
“Lucas, may I come in?”
He turned to look at her.
“Didn’t you mention that you were feeling unwell? Why don’t you get some rest?”
Haley walked towards him, taking the goblet from his hand.
“Is that so? If you’re not feeling well, you can go to the hospital.Don’t pretend that you’re fine.I know that you haven’t been eating well lately.”
Lucas stared at her face and found that it was still pale.
Haley made him sit on the sofa, and asked, “Lucas, will you marry me?”
She then placed his hand on her pelly Startled, he asked, “What are you trying to say?”
“Why would you ask that, Lucas? Don’t you get it? I’m pregnant!”
Haley held his hand tightly.
“You don’t want to admit it’s yours, do you? You are the only man I’ve ever had s*x with.And now I’m pregnant.If you don’t marry me, my dignity will be ruined.”
Haley had already gathered that Lucas might not take responsibility, but she had some tricks up her sleeves.She had been with him for so many years, so she knew him well.
Otherwise, she wouldn’t have come up with this idea.
It was so easy for her to make him impregnate her.
As long as she willed it, she could have a child.
“Haley, you do know that what happened between us was an accident, don’t you? I never wanted any of that to happen.”
If Lucas had to take responsibility for Haley, then what would happen to Ayla? What should she do? On top of it all, he didn’t harbor any feelings for Haley.
A marriage born out of responsibility and without love would only lead to unhappiness.It was not what he wanted.
“But you can’t let me raise this child alone just because you don’t want to take responsibility! What if the child asks me about his father in the future? What should I tell him? Should I say that his dad didn’t want us?” Haley stared into Lucas’ eyes.
“The baby is already a month old.No matter what you say, I’m not going to get an abortion!”
Lucas still hadn’t figured out how to help Ayla, but another problem with Haley had arisen.He had no more strength left to deal with all these problems.
“Haley, listen to me.” He tried to persuade Haley to reconsider having this child.
“No! I don’t want to hear it! I won’t abort this child.Even if you don’t want me to do so, I will give birth to my baby!”
Once she had her heart set on something, Haley’s mind wouldn’t change anymore.
Because if she easily changed her mind, she wouldn’t have gone through so much trouble to get pregnant in order to be with Lucas.
Why would she give up just because he didn’t want to marry her? He could tell that she was adamant on her decision, but that wasn’t what he wanted.
“Haley, let’s talk about this later, alright? You can’t have this baby.”
Haley got up from the sofa, walking out in silence.
She was upset.
Lucas wanted to hold her hand, but it slipped, causing her to fall to the floor.
“It hurts!” Haley covered her belly with her hands.
Her face was pale, and she was breaking into cold sweat.
“Lucas, take me to the hospital!” Lucas quickly picked her up.
“Haley, listen to me.You’re gonna be fine.”
Haley prayed that nothing would happen to her and her baby.
All she wanted was Lucas.
It was only when Ayla heard the steady breathing beside her ear could she feel a fleeting moment of peace.
However, she still wasn’t ready to sleep.
She pulled the white robe beside her, put it on and stood in front of the French window, staring at the moonlight through the thin curtains.
When Ayla opened the curtains and the window, the cold wind helped her clear her mind.
Ever since she came back to A City, she had been facing everything alone.
She lost her body to Brian again, and perhaps, she was also about to lose her heart.
After a while, she looked at the man lying on the bed.
She hated him with every fiber of her being, so much that she wanted to kill him and erase everything from her past.
However, she could no longer erase it from her heart.
Was Brian nice to her because he wanted to make it up to her? Or was he actually in love with her? Even though she was always giving him the cold shoulder, he never got angry.
Although in bed, he was still in control.
Ayla sat on the bedside, staring at his handsome face.
It was only when he was sleeping that he looked so harmless.
And only during this time would she be willing to get a bit closer to him.
In all honesty, they shouldn’t have been together in the first place.
They were from two different worlds, but they ended up crossing paths with each other.
And then she fell in love with him.
That was when her life became miserable.
And now that two years had passed, he was still lingering in her heart.Ayla had thought that she’d be able to forget all about Brian.
Unfortunately, she met him again by chance.
Clearly, she rejected each of his advances, but she still surrendered to him in the end because he remained in her heart.
If he was no longer in her heart, then she would rather die than let him touch her.Brian was not a good man, and yet she had feelings for him.
If he knew how she felt for him, how would he react? Would he drive her away just like what happened two years ago? Would it just end up like how it did back then? Would she still feel pain?