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   Chapter 507 Single Unwedded Mother

The Substitute Bride By Mi Lu Characters: 7300

Updated: 2019-02-02 00:09


Several hours later, Chris settled on a ton of baby stuff. When she turned around, she caught sight of a pretty, slender woman. She stood in front of shelves but looked a bit awkward, as if she didn't know what to do.

With her was a fair-skinned boy, about three or four years old. Chris was struck by gorgeous eyes that appeared to twinkle. He was adorable. The child was staring obsessively at a harmonica.

"Do you like this, Charlie?" the woman asked, stooping to the boy's level. The cute boy nodded, and the woman bit her lower lip before saying,"Okay then, we'll take it."

Gettting the harmonica from the shelf, the woman took the boy's hand and headed towards the counter. As they approached, she met Chris' confused gaze.

While in deep thought, Chris stared at the woman, a finger tapping her chin. She kept thinking she had met her somewhere. She thought harder until it finally came to her. 'Is that Leila?'

She stood up straighter. 'What is she doing here?' Chris wondered.

'And who is that little boy with her?' A hundred questions were running in her head.

"Miss Lu…" a surprised Leila mouthed as she saw Chris. Deliberately, she hid the boy behind her back to prevent Chris from looking at him.

But the child stuck his head out from behind Leila and stared curiously at Chris' bulging belly.

The boy's eyes were twinkling as Chris stared at him. She was wondering where she had seen something similar. Instinct had her turning around to look at Charles, who was paying for her purchases.

After he finished paying, Charles asked,"What are you looking at?"

"Over there, Charles," Chris pointed towards where Leila stood. She intended to show Charles how much the boy with Leila looked like him.

Charles looked at where Chris gestured but saw nothing. He was puzzled and stared at his sister. "What am I supposed to see?" he asked Chris in confusion.

Chris turned and saw Leila running, dragging the child behind her. Heart pounding quickly, she wanted to follow to confirm the boy's identity. But she resisted the impulse.

She paused to think, 'I hope that is not Charles' child with Leila. I figure he's about three years old. Three y

Charles. And hopefully, he would stop looking for Autumn, ' Chris thought.

"What do you want to talk about?" Leila asked sternly. Inside, though, she was giggling. In the last three years, Leila had been closely observing Charles.

She knew Charles would never forget Autumn, and this knowledge was what stopped her from carrying out the plan. And by then, three years had passed. But a month ago, she finally made up her mind to seek Charles again. Now, she had no intention of giving up.

Their meeting was on purpose so she carefully planned everything. Leila believed Chris would make the connection between Charlie and Charles.

Somehow, Leila found out that Chris had been hoping Charles would move on from Autumn's disappearance. So, she intended to use Chris to help her get Charles.

Despite being reluctant, Chris realized that it was an opportunity to help her brother. "I want to talk about you and Charles," she finally admitted. However, Leila showed no reaction.

"You grew up under the loving care of your family. Then you married a good man who treats you well. You will never understand how life as a single, unmarried mother is, Miss Lu," she said bitterly as she slowly sipped her coffee and looked Chris in the eye.

Her smile was equally bitter. "You never need to worry about making a living," Leila went on. "But unlike you, I have to work to support my son and our needs. That's why you will never understand me."

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