In Love, Never Say Never Chapter 1790
I bumped into Emery while I was waiting for the elevator. “You’re done speaking to him?” she asked.
I nodded. “You’d have been able to see him if you came earlier.”
Emery rolled her eyes at me. “Are you crazy? I only came after I saw him leave.”
I shrugged nonchalantly. When a person like Emery had nothing to hide, she wouldn’t even hide the fact that she avoided him on purpose.
Since Emery was good at reading others’ thoughts, I pulled her back into the private room and told her the things that had happened in the past few days.
To my surprise, Emery wasn’t shocked to hear what I had to say.
“What’s the fuss about? When two people of the opposite sex were to mingle for a few days, feelings were bound to show up.” Emery was unfazed.
She did have a point. I pouted and said, “Well, I just didn’t expect it.”
“What do you mean? You didn’t expect him to be attracted to you?” Emery responded quickly. “But this has nothing to do with your attractiveness. Everything happened just because you’re Ashton’s woman. That’s why Nathaniel couldn’t resist you. He can try as hard as he may, but his jealousy and competitiveness would make him fall even harder for you. Men are all attracted to this sort of excitement in life.”
As I was listening, I understood why Nathaniel fell for me. In hindsight, the answer had been obvious all along. That man was so vain he thought he could own anyone and everyone around him. However, the competition between him and Ashton prompted him to come after me as well.
Nathaniel knew that I was the only person who could influence Ashton. Hence, I became a prized possession he desperately craved.
Nathaniel would normally despise the people who tried to seduce him. But since he knew how much Ashton loved me, his perception of me changed. Regardless of how normal I’d act, he’d always perceive it otherwise. Hence, I became someone special in his heart.
It just so happened to be me because of the external circumstances.
When I figured it all out, my lips curled into a self-deprecating smile. “Previously, I desperately looked for a woman who could seduce Nathaniel. Who would’ve known that I would end up as the best candidate to spy on him.”
Emery then tapped on my shoulder and said earnestly, “What you’re doing is a big task. You must be alert at all times. Now that I think about it, it’s a good thing you’re doing this personally after all. At least you’d be in control of the outcome.”
“That’s true.” I pursed my lips and smiled at her. “Don’t worry. I’ll be able to handle it. By the way, is everything fine with Summer?”
Actually, I wasn’t too worried about Summer. She was a wise person. Besides, Ashton would always have her back.
Emery looked at me with a strange expression the moment I mentioned Summer. “What could go wrong? She’s bold, decisive, and organized. At times, as her godmother, I feel like I’m not even as impressive as her.”
Her tone was cold and flat when she said that. Besides that, she folded her arms and looked away as she was speaking.
As a friend of Emery for more than a decade, I didn’t feel the need to phrase my sentences indirectly. So when I felt something weird with her tone, I asked, “Did Summer do something that annoyed you?”
Without denying it, Emery lowered her gaze. But perhaps due to the friendship we had, she didn’t speak too badly of Summer. “Well, not really. It’s just that we have different views on things. Perhaps it’s because of our age gap. Our opinions are bound to contradict.”
Emery phrased her words expertly. That way, she avoided offending anyone. Her words were always harsh, but she’d always have the best interests of others at heart.
After all, she’d been around ever since Summer was still a kid. I was certain that she would never cause Summer any harm.