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   Chapter 539 Leila's Sinister Plan For Charlie

The Substitute Bride By Mi Lu Characters: 8344

Updated: 2019-02-08 01:18

Charles agreed and told Charlie,"Okay, I'm leaving now. Please don't forget to call me."

"Okay," Charlie politely answered. Charles stopped for a while and looked back to Charlie, then waved goodbye. Charlie nodded and waved back. As Charles was about to open the door, Leila tried to grab his right arm to stop him from leaving, but Charlie was quick to stop her. "Enough! Don't you feel ashamed?" he sharply whispered in a cold tone.

Startled, Leila murmured,"I...I just want to..." Leila watched intently as the door was opened and then closed by Charles. Her knees faltered. Then little by little, she squatted on the floor while Charlie supported her as she slid. She wanted to drag down Charlie with her so she could ask why he didn't help her in stopping Charles from leaving. But she melted as she gazed at Charlie's face and recognized the striking resemblance with Charles'.

Charlie went to the kitchen and came back shortly with a glass of water. "Here, please drink this." Then he added solemnly,"What if you managed to make him stay? He would be physically present but his heart would be somewhere. So, you won't achieve anything even if he is here."

Nobody could ever imagine that a kid could utter such words like an experienced man. Leila pulled him abruptly and said,"Yes, I can't make him stay, but you can!"

Leila felt so convinced that Charlie was her last chance to get Charles and she was determined to make full use of it.

She grasped Charlie's right hand tightly and bitterly said,"Listen, you are his son. If you have asked him to stay, he would have been obliged to. Why didn't you do it?"

"What would you do if I did make him stay?" Charlie confusedly inquired. "What do you want to do next?" he followed up.

Leila was visibly surprised by Charlie's questions. "I..." She suddenly lost her words and became speechless. She had to admit that she could not do anything to make Charles fall for her. She knew that Charles didn't love her, and his unwavering affection was still with Autumn, his dead wife.

She once was very confident that Charles would learn to love her if she persisted. But she was wrong. She only proved to him that she was an unscrupulous woman after all the flirty efforts she exerted.

Charlie sighed deeply and said,"Please think it over. I'm already tired and sleepy. I'm going to bed. Good night."

Leila nodded and lovingly replied,"Good night, Charlie. Let us just pretend that this did not happen okay?" Alone, she cou

Can you come home earlier and have dinner with us?"

Puzzled, Charles with his raised eyebrows inquired,"Guests? Who are they?"

Chris felt anxious but tried to strongly contain her emotions. She replied back with a grin,"It's a surprise. You will know when they arrive here tomorrow. Charles, you stand as the host of our family. Remember, it will be impolite if you won't be here to welcome them."

Still gloomy, Charles gave an obscure answer. "I'm not sure yet."

But, Chris insisted,"My dear brother, I know your days are always hectic just by taking care of our family business and, I must admit, you are doing a great job. Please, just for tomorrow night. I will really be so delighted if you could, at least, show up?"

Chris grabbed Charles' hands and begged,"Please, the two guests I invited are very important to me. Please be certain that you will attend the dinner. If you will be late, I will just tell them to wait for you. They know you very well so I'm sure they will understand. Please be here tomorrow night."

Charles was already full of Chris' pleadings, so he reluctantly agreed. "Okay fine, I knew you will not just take no for an answer."

Chris smiled victoriously as Charles finally conceded to her fervent request. "Thanks!"

The following morning, Chris woke up unexpectedly early. Revitalized from a very good sleep, she excitedly stood up and went to the kitchen. She found Nacy. She instructed her to buy the needed stuff for the planned dinner. At first, Chris wanted to join her, but Nacy refused and rationalized,"Miss Lu, you are pregnant. The market is very dirty and crowded. It's not safe for you to go there."

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