The Substitute Bride: Making Memories Of Us Chapter 22

Chapter 22: They Were Totally Different People

Next morning, Toby got up early.

Everything had changed last night.

He went to the window and looked at the beauty of nature.

Molly woke up soon after.

When she saw him standing in front of the window, she got off the bed and walked up to him.

Wrapping an arm around his, she said with her still sleepy voice, “Toby, I’m really happy to have you.”

Last night he finally made her his.

Although she knew he didn’t want to have s*x with her before marriage, he had to because he couldn’t deny the daughter of the Smith family.

Molly was determined to keep him at home every night and wouldn’t let him see that girl again.

“Are you overwhelmed by the happiness, silly girl?”

Toby felt sorry towards Molly.

He only consented in this marriage because of the promise he had made to Hayden.

He needed the money and Smith family helped him earn.

But now, he was doomed for life.

He couldn’t give Molly the love that she truly deserved.

He loved his Lala.

Did his Lala know about his relationship with Molly? What would she think realizing he was engaged to Molly and would marry her? She must be disheartened and have looked down on him.

“Toby, I don’t need anything else.You are everything to me!”

Molly’s face expressed nothing but happiness.

Toby caressed her back softly.

“Well, get changed.Let’s go downstairs quickly.Dad and Mom must be waiting for us.Let’s not keep them waiting.”

In the living room on the first floor, Hayden was sitting on the sofa with a newspaper in his hand.

He was going to throw a grand party for his company’s anniversary.

Besides, he had decided to announce the wedding date of Toby and Molly.

“Good morning, Dad.”

Toby greeted him with a smile as he and Molly walked in.

Toby although had stayed in the Smith villa several times before, but he was still not used to living here.

After all, this was the Smith villa, and being a member of Brown family, he didn’t belong here.

“Toby, I’ve decided the wedding date of you and Molly.l announce it at tomorrow’s event,”

Hayden announced.

Toby didn’t expect it to be so sudden.

In fact, it was still unbelievable for him to imagine himself as the son -in-law of the Smith family.

“Dad, why are you in such a hurry? Toby said we would decide about the marriage next year.”

Molly noticed Toby’s facial expression, and evidently he was not happy about the arrangement.

“Why should I not hurry? You have been together for long now.I don’t want you to get pregnant before marriage.”

Hayden said that as a matter of fact.

Even though Toby was present there, it was still up to the Smith family to decide about their marriage.

“Okay, Dad.We’ll do as you say.”

Toby held Molly’s hand and gave her a small smile.

“That’s right,” Hayden said in a satisfied tone.

After breakfast, Hayden and Toby went to the company together.

Miley and Molly went to the garden to spend some time together.

They were served flavored tea and desserts.

“Molly, has anything happened between you and Toby? Why do I always feel that Toby is a little reluctant in the marriage?”

Miley always worried for her only daughter.

“Mom, don’t think too much.I’m beautiful and our family is rich.He won’t leave me and go anywhere.He knows that without me, he can’t do anything,” said Molly firmly.

Miley nodded, hearing her daughter’s words.

If her daughter was so confident, she better not interfere in their personal matters.

In the beginning, Miley was against the marriage of Molly and Toby.

But Molly did not give up and persuaded him into marriage.

So, Miley couldn’t help but let it be.

As a mother, she wanted nothing but her daughter’s happiness.

Molly received a phone call and left the villa.

She had fixed an appointment at a cafe.


She needed to reach there on time.

When she reached the cafe, a man who probably was in his early thirties waved a hand at her.

She noticed him and went forward and joined him.

“Miss Smith.”

He smiled flatteringly.

“Have you found anything?”

She directly came to the point.

“Have you got any information about that girl?”

Molly ignored the man’s polite approach and asked haughtily.

Sne was a woman who only knew one thing.

If she was paying the money for something, she wanted nothing but perfection on that matter.

As long as she was satisfied with the result, she was willing to pay as much money as they wanted.

“Of course, I have gathered some information.How can I forget your demand, Miss Smith? But there is very little information about her.”

The man handed over a document, which only showed that she was the daughter of the Woodsen family and the name of her school.

But how could the daughter of the Woodsen family be so abject with no proper details about her background?

“Miss Smith, I have another interesting information about her.”

He gave her another piece of paper.

There were two photos of two different women.

But didn’t the Woodsen family have only one daughter? She could recognize Ayla.

But the other woman was very beautiful.

The two of them were totally different.

“Miss Smith, this woman…”

He pointed to Ayla’s photo.

“Her name is Ayla Woodsen and she was adopted by Clayton.Arlene Woodsen is his real daughter.But recently, Clayton sold Ayla to marry Brian instead of Arlene.”

Private detectives were really good at investigating.

They could dig out information that nobody knew.

While flipping through the documents, Molly found out that Ayla had married to Brian Clark of Clark Group.

The rumored most emotionless man.

“Okay.Very good.I’m very satisfied with your work.”

Molly took out a check from her bag, wrote the amount and held it out to him.

She paid him more money than she had promised.

The man took the check and left with satisfaction.

Molly studied the documents again.

That meant Ayla was a substitute for Arlene.

Did Toby know about this? Did he do all of that just to save her from this marriage? Or was he still in dark? But she and Toby would announce their wedding date tomorrow.

After that, Ayla would never have a chance to steal Toby from her.

After leaving the cafe, Molly went to the company.

Since Toby was attending a meeting, she waited for him in his office.

As she wandered around the office looking through his files, her eyes fell on a photo almost hidden under one folder.

Molly picked it up and saw it was Ayla.

Why did he still have that girl’s photo with him? She angrily picked up the photo, tore it into pieces and threw it into the trash can.

Fred watched her as she asked him not to tell Toby that she came here, and left thereafter.

Meanwhile, Ayla stared at her textbooks morosely.

It was no longer important whether she went to school or not.

Perhaps, her whole life was going to be wasted in the Clark villa! She sighed deeply, then went to the garden and looked up at the sky.

A small whisper left her mouth.

“Toby, are you happy? You will be happy without me, won’t you? You will be happy with your fiance.”

At that moment, Jaime arrived at the villa and saw her in the garden, alone, gazing at the sky.

Seeing her quiet and pitiful face, his heart suddenly softened.

Ayla sensed someone’s eyes were on her.

She turned around and saw Jaime.

She smiled politely at him.

“Mr.Turner, are you here for me?”

Jaime was slightly taken aback by her kind gesture.

He hesitated before saying, “Mr.Clark asked me to bring you clothes.”

He stiffly held out an exquisite box, containing a delicate dress for her.

Looking at the box in his hands, Ayla said, “But I already have clothes.”

“Mr.Clark asked you to wear this dress tomorrow and wait for him to pick you up,” Jaime informed her simply.

He didn’t think it was necessary to tell her anything more.

In fact, Jaime didn’t like Brian’s decision of taking her.

But once Brian made a decision, he never allowed others to object it.


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