In Love, Never Say Never Chapter 1846
My innocence gave me the courage to act defiantly. I questioned, “What are you looking at me for? Are you suspecting me?”
“Are my suspicions misplaced?” Gritting his teeth, the subordinate ignored Nathaniel’s presence.
Compared to the man in a suit, this man, who had scars all over his face, was a lot more vicious and intimidating.
Someone like him would never obey unconditionally. The moment he lost his temper, no one would be able to stop him.
Without sufficient confidence to challenge him, I deflected the matter to Nathaniel instead. “Do you feel the same way too?”
Nathaniel put his cigar back into his mouth and inhaled. After puffing out a cloud of smoke, he gradually turned around. In the midst of it, he narrowed his eyes at me. “It doesn’t matter what I think. I want to hear your answer instead.”
“No, I didn’t,” I answered readily.
“Fine, I believe you.” Nathaniel looked at me calmly, as if he already expected it.
Ever since I threw the ring away, he seemed to have changed a lot. Putting that aside, his answer had driven a wedge between his subordinates and him.
“Mr. Hall, that woman is obviously”
Nathaniel didn’t give him the opportunity to finish. “Enough, out you go. Going forward, don’t come into the house. Whatever you have to say, we can talk in the yard.”
Just when he wanted to remonstrate further, he bit his tongue when Nathaniel shot him a piercing glance.
“Aren’t you the least bit suspicious?” I teased.
“Do you think I should?” Nathaniel threw the question back at me.
Not seeing it coming, I was stumped.
Nathaniel took another puff of his cigar and relished in the intoxication of nicotine. Then, he remarked in nonchalance, “Scarlett, I’m no longer the same person as before. From now on, I’ll trust you unconditionally.”
What does he mean? Is the cold-blooded devil suddenly repenting? What can he change? Can all the innocents he killed come back alive? No, they can’t.
“But,” Nathaniel suddenly added, “Everything that happened today will be on Ashton. Soon, all this will come to an end.”
As expected, a leopard never changes its spots.
After letting out a mocking laugh, I sneered, “You might as well hold me responsible for it. After all, if anything happens to Ashton, I wouldn’t want to live anymore. Hence, there’s no need for you to do this in a roundabout way.”
“You’re wrong.” Nathaniel didn’t bother looking at me. Instead, he stared blankly into space and commented, “I won’t kill him. But, I have my ways to make him suffer a fate worse than death.”
“How dare you!” I sprang to my feet in anger.
Unfazed, Nathaniel stubbed his cigar out on the ashtray. “Only then it’s fair.”
“Fair? All this while, you were the one trying to harm us by attacking Ashton first. What did he ever do to you?”
Nathaniel finally turned to look at me and grimly replied, “You did.”
“Nonsense, since when-” I choked on my words when it dawned upon me what he meant.
Loving someone who didn’t love you back was indeed a fate worse than death.
After staring at each other in silence, I turned around and left. He didn’t follow me this time.
After all, there was nothing more to say, as everything was going according to plan.
When forced into a corner, I had no choice but to disregard my principles in an effort to protect my friends and family.
Against someone despicable, there was no point in maintaining them anyway.
The next day, I woke up early and prepared to go out and get some air.
The moment I came downstairs, I saw two uninvited guests in the form of Quince and Lucas.
Both of them sat gloomily at the table with their guns in front of them. The moment they saw me, Lucas stood up and pointed his gun at me. “B*tch, Tell us the truth! Have you been planning this all along?”
Previously, both of them were cordial to me due to my relationship with Ashton. But now, one was holding me at gunpoint while the other didn’t seem intent on intervening.