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   Chapter 383 A Light Bulb Moment

The Substitute Bride By Rabbit Characters: 9130

Updated: 2019-01-05 00:02


Charles rang the buzzer then heard Leila's voice calling out, "Coming!"

He did not tell Leila beforehand that he would be coming to visit. So when Leila opened the door and saw Charles in her doorstep, she was surprised.

"I thought you were the electrician who is coming to change a broken light bulb. What brings you here?"

While confused as to why he came, Leila could hardly contain her excitement. His arrival was certainly a pleasant surprise because she never expected Charles to visit her at home.

"Change your broken light bulb?" a slightly confused Charles inquired.

Frowning, he added, "You have a broken light bulb?"

Leila sighed, "Yes, the bathroom light gave out a few days ago. I have been calling the building manager to send someone over to fix it but so far, no one has come." Leila pouted in frustration.

Charles quickly volunteered.

"I can change it for you, " he offered.

"Oh, no. I can't ask you to do that, " she replied.

"I will wait for the repairman that the building manager will send over. It is too much hassle for you."

Charles assured her, "Look, it's no big deal."

He scanned Leila's home from the doorway and confirmed that she lived alone. Charles was aware how inconvenient a dark bathroom could be for a lady. And it was this concern that prompted him to volunteer fixing the problem.

Before she could refuse again, he took off his suit jacket, draped it on the sofa, and asked for directions to the bathroom. "Can you show me where it is?"

Leila saw how determined Charles was to help so she gave up refusing his offer. The truth was she was thrilled that he volunteered to help out with a domestic problem. It would allow her a chance to ask him to stay longer. Leila led him to the bathroom then handed him a stool to stand on.

"Please be care, Mr. Lu, " she said.

Charles gave her a confident smile. "Don't worry, " he assured Leila. Changing a light bulb was a piece of cake. As he climbed the stool, he requested, "Please hold the stool steady."

Leila nodded and did as he asked.

Pleased with the situation, she imagined they were a real couple, doing normal things that couples did. She would take care of domestic chores while Charles would handle repairs. Leila thought, 'If only I can freeze this moment!'

It took Charles less than three minutes to complete the task. After replacing the broken light bulb, he declared, "Done! Please try switching it on."

Light flooded the bathroom the moment Leila flipped the switch. She cried out in glee, "It's working now. Thank you very much!"

Leila could not contain her ecstatic feeling over something so simple.

As Charles stepped down from the stool, he told Leila, "Next time you nee

gain refused. Charles explained, "I learned your co-workers were coming to visit you today. That's why I came, too. And since I've seen how you are, I will now leave. Autumn is waiting for me at home."

Leila angrily thought, 'Autumn… it's always Autumn! That disgusting woman!'

David quickly stood up and said, "Mr. Lu, can I leave with you?"

He added, "Would you mind giving me a ride? I will get off somewhere along the way."

"Okay. Let's go then."

Charles agreed but his expression was unreadable.

Charles and David's departure depressed Leila, and she was no longer in the mood to cook. She and her co-workers then decided to have dinner out.

David struggled with discomfort as he got into Charles' car. He was taken aback when Charles declared, "Go ahead. Say whatever it is on your mind. I noticed you've been struggling the whole day. Rather than to let it worry the hell out of you, it would be better to just to say it."

David cleared his throat. "You know I have something to say?"

It was scary to learn Charles could read him clearly even when he tried to hide his true thoughts. 'How can my boss know about my intentions?' he mused.

"Of course, I do, " Charles laughed.

"While still in the office, you were about to say something. A while ago, you lied to me and asked me for a ride. So, I'm thinking you have something to tell me, right? And please say it before I get home."

David took a deep breath. "Mr. Lu, I mean no offense. But…

Is there anything going on between you and Leila?"

There, he'd said it. He was quite nervous, but was more curious than afraid.

Charles froze at the question. Getting over the shock, he thought the question was funny. He answered with a smile, "I am her boss, she is my secretary. What other relations would there be between us?"

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