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   Chapter 28 The Breakup

The Substitute Bride By VERONICA DAY Characters: 6306

Updated: 2018-10-24 01:06

A trace of evil could be seen in Rachel's eyes. Soon after meeting Autumn, she hired some people to investigate about her. As a result of the investigation, she found out a lot of things.

She intended to reveal this woman's true nature to Charles today.

"What exactly do you want to say?" Charles frowned and asked impatiently.

"Just calm down." Rachel took Charles' arm and made him sit on the sofa. She passed on a bowl of neatly cut fruits to him and said, "I got to know this by chance. I hope that you don't get angry about it."

She then said with a sneer, "I know someone who's a good friend of Yvonne. She told me that Yvonne was having an affair with another man before marrying you. She also confessed that she married you only for the benefit of the Gu Family."

Rachel read Charles' expression while she continued, "Charles, I know you married her only to please your grandpa, but… her improper words will have a bad influence on you, won't it?"

"So this is why you asked me to come?" Charles frowned again. He and Autumn met for the first time on the day of their wedding. So he was certain that there wasn't any affection involved in this marriage.

Although in just a few days post the wedding, he got really attracted to her, He was well aware that she didn't like him.

So, It was useless for Rachel to speak ill of her in this manner.

Charles' face darkened. For the first time, he realised that Rachel too enjoyed gossiping just like the other ordinary women.

Rachel was quite complacent about her tactic to wreck Autumn's reputation. She was certain that no man could stand this kind of misbehaviour of his wife. Charles' displeasure became an encouragement for her.

"Few days ago, after we met in your office, we had a chat. She said it herself that she didn't like you. Moreover, she admitted that she was with you for a specific reason. Anyone would feel bad on hearing something like that." Rachel kept instigating Charles against his wife and said, "Charles, you should cut all ties from her. Otherwise, she may think that you have feelings for her."

"She actually said that?" Charles asked with a cold face.

"Of… course." Rachel knew she was wrong but she didn't give in to her guilt. She very well knew that Autumn said those things in reaction to her offence. However, in order to win Charles back, she could go to any extend.

"Charles…" She wrapped her arms around his waist, and gently rested herself on his chest, saying, "I know that I didn't spend enough time with you because of my busy schedule. Your grandpa doesn't like me either. But I know where I was wrong. Divorce her, ok? Let's apply for a marriage license as soon as you get a divorce."

She paused and then said "And I will take all possible efforts to please your grandpa. I won't put you in any sort of dilemma no matter what happens."

'That old fool doesn't have many years left to live, so it doesn't matter whether he likes me or not!

Everything will be in my control after he dies.' Rachel thought to herself.

"What do you think about all this?" she asked Charles, pressing her face against

his chest.

"You sit up first." Said Charles. He helped her sit straight up and said, "In fact, I am here to discuss something important with you today."

Rachel was delighted. "I knew you too are planning on it! Don't you worry, I will definitely think of a way to persuade your grandpa."

"No, Rachel, you misunderstood me." Rachel froze on hearing this. However, she didn't want to give up and struggled to ask, "What… do you mean?"

Charles frowned a little. He found it a little hard to continue given her anxiety. But when he thought about Autumn and his feelings for her, he managed to speak out.

"Rachel, you are a good girl. All these years we have spent together have indeed been truly happy times of my life." Though he started with some nice words, Rachel was clever enough to see through what would follow next.

She forced a smile and said, "Don't mention it. The years I have spent with you have also been the happiest times of my life. Whatever I have done for you, I did it all willingly."

"I know." Charles nodded lightly. "Rachel, I have been reflecting on our relationship these days, and I am afraid things between us have somehow become routine. So… I think it's time for us to say goodbye to each other."

Hearing these words, Rachel felt as if her whole world was collapsing.

"You… want to break up with me?" Rachel had been quite confident about herself and their relationship. It never occurred to her that Charles could fall in love with another woman, even when he got married.

Yet everything between them changed in just a span of few days.

'It is all that bitch's fault!'

Rachel gnashed her teeth. Though cursing Autumn in her head, she pretended to be all innocent and delicate in front of Charles. She then asked, "Why, my dear Charles? Am I not good enough for you? Or is it because… you have fallen in love with that woman?"

"Yes." Charles nodded without hesitation.

She thought he would at least comfort her but Charles's bluntness surprised her. Since they had been together for long, Rachel was well aware about his reserved nature.

This was why she never expected him to admit it all at once.

"Rachel…" Charles wanted to strike while the iron was hot, but Rachel certainly did not allow it. She stood up and said, "You… Please don't. It's late. I have to go to bed."

She tried to escape from the situation. She was not ready to end this relationship. It was hard for her to be eliminated from Charles's life.

Charles grabbed her arm, "Rachel, running away is not the answer."

"Enough!" Rachel replied back with anger, "Charles, it's been two years. You are very well aware of my love for you. And what about that woman? You met her just a few days back and now you feel certain that you are in love with her? How ridiculous is that!"

Rachel said all this with tears in her eyes, "Go back and I will forget everything you just said. I can even turn a blind eye to it if you two are not serious about each other. But you have to divorce her after one year. Now, it's late, you should go home."

"I am sorry." Charles said, feeling like a real asshole.

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