Simon looked at Amanda without saying anything.
She had a helpless smile and explained, “He thought that I got the child aborted four years ago, so he has no idea the child is still around. I don’t want him to find out because I’m worried he’ll
snatch the child from me.”
Simon had helped her a lot over the past four years, so she had to confess everything.
The man remained silent while listening to her patiently.
“I’m sorry. I asked for your help, but I didn’t tell you anything. You also witnessed such a farce at the Winters Manor yesterday. I…”
Amanda felt sorry at the mention of the embarrassing dinner the day before.
Finally, Simon parted his lips and said, “I understand you’re in a difficult situation, but do you want to hide the child from Elias forever? You won’t be able to do that, for he’ll find out sooner or
“You have a point. That’s why I’ve decided to resign once the cases on hand are settled and head abroad with my child so that the Winterses will never discover his existence.”
She told Simon her plans in the hopes that he would support her.
Much to her surprise, the man said with a smile, “It took me a lot of effort to make you come back, and now you’re leaving.”
“I’m sorry, but I have no other choice…”
If Amanda stayed in Imperia, the Winterses would discover the child sooner or later. When that happened, she would fall into a predicament.
She believed the Winterses would snatch the child from her no matter what.
Simon picked up his cup and took a sip of tea. “Marry me and make Aiden my son. Start a new life. You can’t keep hiding the child forever.”
Instantly, Amanda was rooted to the spot, thinking that she had misheard him.
It never crossed her mind that Simon would tell her to marry him.
“Stop pulling my leg.” An embarrassed Amanda picked up her cup and looked away from the
“I’m not pulling your leg. My mom has been urging me to find a woman, and I’m mature enough to get married. We’ve been friends for four years and we know each other pretty well. You know that we’re compatible,” Simon explained with a serious expression as the atmosphere turned.
awkward all of a sudden.
At that moment, Amanda was disappointed as her gaze turned dim. She merely regarded Simon as a business partner. Marriage wasn’t something that she had in mind.
She married Elias not long after they got to know each other, but things didn’t work out in the end as they were forced to divorce.
Therefore, she didn’t know what would happen if she married Simon without careful
consideration. She was still traumatized by the previous marriage, so she didn’t want to take a
With a smile, she replied. “Thanks, Simon. However, I’m a divorcee, so marriage isn’t something on my mind now. You deserve a better woman.”
Given Simon’s status and wealth, he could easily find a decent woman.
On the other hand, she was a divorcee with a child, so she didn’t deserve a man like him.
Without dwelling on the topic, Simon looked at his wristwatch and said, “It’s getting late, so I’ll take my leave now. Good night.”
Amanda rose from the couch to see him off.
When the man left the house, he murmured, “You should consider my suggestion. We can get married without any love, and it’s the best solution for both of us.”
With that, he turned around and entered the elevator.
After closing the door, Amanda leaned against it and fell deep into thought. What did he mean that we can get married without love? I truly loved Elias when we got married, but I was hurt in the end. Will a marriage without love be any better?
Her phone started ringing just then, and she snapped back to reality.
She fished out her phone and realized it was a call from Elias. With a frown, she connected the call and snapped, “Why are you calling me at this hour? Do you want to humiliate me again?”
“Come out. I’m outside your apartment. Let’s talk.”
“There’s nothing to talk about between us apart from work.”
Just as she was ready to hang up, Elias threatened her by saying. “Sure, just stay right inside your house. I’ll go looking for you.”
“Don’t come here! I’ll go downstairs!”
When Amanda heard that Elias wanted to come to her house, she was flustered.
Ten minutes later. Amanda left the apartment’s entrance and saw a white Aston Martin. She instantly recognized that it was Elias’ car,
At that moment, Elias sat on the hood and crossed his arms with a dispassionate expression. He looked so sulky that it was as though he would flare up at any moment.
Realizing that something was off, Amanda decided to be careful.
“What are you here for?”
After registering the woman’s presence, Elias straightened up and said frankly. “I’ve looked into Simon’s background. He had a girlfriend for many years, but the woman got married all of a sudden. He also has an illegitimate child. You’d better stay away from such a man whose private life is a mess”
Simon had a girlfriend for many years and she got married suddenly… No wonder he said we can get married without love. There’s someone he still can’t forget about.
With an impassive expression, Amanda questioned, “Did you make me come here just to tell me this?”
“I’m serious. It’s not easy being a stepmother, so you’d better think twice,” Elias stated solemnly.
“Alright. Thanks for your concern. Mr. Elias. I got it. If there’s nothing else, I’ll go back now.”
The man was irritated by her attitude.
The moment Amanda turned around, he pulled her back and roared. “Did you hear what I just said? I told you to stay away from Simon! He’s a terrible guy!”
Amanda looked straight at him and countered, “Are you a good person, then? Just like Simon, you also have a lover in your heart. Both of you are birds of a feather. I suppose all men in the world. are like this. In that case, why would I mind it?”
“I don’t have any lover! Who told you all men in the world are the same? Are you out of your
Elias felt that he would pass out from getting annoyed by the woman sooner or later, for she loved contorting everything he said. How can she compare me to Simon? How are we even the same? I don’t have a lover in my heart. I only take care of Grace out of responsibility. I don’t love her!
Amanda sneered at that. “You don’t have a lover, huh? You’ve done many horrible things for Grace and you even gave up your child. You’ve even set up a tomb for the child. Stop pretending to be a loving person. I’m not interested in watching your act.”
At the mention of the empty tomb, she was furious. It was like cursing her son to go to hell.
She had the urge to head to the tomb and tear it down.
Faced with the woman’s wrath, Elias was so exasperated that he started laughing. “You can’t even distinguish good from evil. It’s no wonder you’re easily conned. You just can’t see what’s good for
With that, he turned around and entered the car before stepping on the gas.
Amanda snorted as she watched the vehicle leave. Just mind your own business, will you?
Just as she was ready to enter the apartment, a familiar but horrifying voice sounded from behind.
“Is that you, Amanda? I’ve finally found you. That’s wonderful!”
She stiffened as her face turned pale in an instant. Her pupils dilated in horror and she didn’t dare to turn around and look at the man.