Never Late, Never Away Chapter 2487
Caspian, who’d just been about to enter the room, instantly stopped in his tracks and backed out.
It was better to leave this to the two of them to talk out among themselves; an outsider watching them would make everything more awkward than it needed to be.
“Della, I need you to understand that I have a girlfriend who is also my ex-wife. We’re also getting remarried soon,” Larry told her firmly, suppressing his rising feelings of panic.
He understood all too well that Della was not someone who easily gave up on something she wanted.
“But I really like you, Mr. Norton! You’re the first man whom I’ve ever loved this much and the first man who I honestly want to marry!” Della pouted, clinging onto his arm as she stared deeply into his eyes.
What was he supposed to do? He would never betray Joan for the rest of his life, and he truly did feel nothing for this woman in front of him.
“I can give you anything you want, whether it be money, power, or land! Just say it, and it’ll be yours! Everything that is mine could be yours!” she cried out desperately, holding him tightly as if he was going to disappear any second.
“Do you think I lack any of those?” Larry shot back.
He had a point. Even though Norton Corporation had yet to expand internationally, its potential was not to be underestimated.
“Be with me, Larry? I’ll make sure to deal with Joan properly, I promise!”
“Deal with”? By giving her money? It’s not as if Joan wants that. ”I’ll find her a good son of a wealthy family…”
Larry couldn’t help himself from letting out a bark of laughter. Joan didn’t need any of that, nor did she care for any of it!
“Stop fooling around! I’m absolutely going back home to my country, so don’t ever pester me anymore! I’m truly grateful to you for helping Mr. Lancaster, and if you need any of my help in business matters in the future, I will certainly do my best to assist you. But relationship-wise, I only want to marry Joan.”
He stood mercilessly firm in his beliefs, causing Della’s breath to hitch in her throat.
Why? She had done so much for him and waited for him for so long, all to no avail? Her expression contorted into one of despair. She had never been humiliated like this before, and this was the first time she’d ever been rejected, let alone rejected by a man that she liked.
“What’s wrong?” Larry furrowed his eyebrows, sensing something amiss.
“I feel… a little dizzy…” Holding a hand up to her head, the words left her mouth under her breath.
Crash! Della collapsed onto the floor.
“Della? Della! Wake up!” Larry yelled. “Caspian!”
“What is it?”
Caspian barged through the door as soon as he heard Larry’s shouts, his gaze falling upon Della’s crumpled-up figure on the floor.
“What are you waiting for?” Larry had scrambled down from his bed and was cradling the woman in his arms. “Go call a doctor!”
A while later, Della was laying down in a hospital bed, her face drained of color and her lips cracked and blue.
“Doctor, what happened to her? Why did she faint so suddenly?” Larry frantically asked.
She’d collapsed in his room. Naturally, he had reason to be worried. She came from a super influential, wealthy family. If anything happened to her, he might be blamed for it.
“There’s nothing really complicated going on. She just fainted due to stress, likely from being overworked.” the doctor patted him on the shoulder and gave him a meaningful look. “You should advise her to get some rest. I’m guessing you’re the only one she’ll listen to.”
Della was someone who was way too stubborn for her own good and always insisted on shouldering her burdens by herself. She sought nothing else but perfection in her life, but how could there be true perfection in this ugly world? Larry plopped down on a sofa in the room, staring worriedly at the unconscious woman laying on the bed.