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   Chapter 605 Out Of Reach

The Substitute Bride By Mi Lu Characters: 7709

Updated: 2019-02-21 00:45

"Mom!" Rick called out towards Abby. "This is Shirley. She's my new friend," he continued.

Abby looked at him hesitantly, unsure how to answer. She knew right away who the little girl really was. Fate was so ironic!

Shirley also wasn't shy at all. She kept staring at Abby with her big, bright eyes, which made Abby's heart melt.

She decided to kneel down on the ground beside the two kids and join in their games. Playing with them made her feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Amy came over and laid down a plate of fruits nearby the children. With a tender smile, she commented,"Look at you, fooling around with them like a child."

Abby looked up and raised her eyebrows in acknowledgment while softly voicing,"Mom..." She then promptly stood up, wiped the sweat off Rick's forehead, and cautioned him,"Be careful, please; don't go too wild."

Rick was a bit different. His precarious health and his previous surgery meant that he would exhaust himself quicker than other children. Therefore, he had to take it easy when playing.

Abby sat next to Amy on the couch and, looking in Shirley's direction, she asked,"Is this Autumn's child?"

"Yes," Amy answered smiling. "She looks very much like Autumn, doesn't she?"

"Yes, she does," replied Abby reciprocating the smile. "I didn't expect to see her and her daughter again..."

Caught in her memories all of a sudden, Abby bowed her head and inquired,"Mom, Autumn was pregnant with twins. Have you ever inquired on the whereabouts of the other child?"

Amy sighed loudly and reminded her,"As you know, she has lost her memory. How could I ask her about that? The last thing she needs is more confusion or worry."

She was right. Abby nodded and pondered out loud,"I wonder how the other child is doing now."

Back at the hospital, Charles showed up with Charlie to check on Shirley, when he was greeted with the news that Shirley and Sheryl had already checked out.

Disappointed and stripped of all hope, Charles couldn't even fake a smile any longer. He and Charlie left right away to Shining Company, where Charles handed Charlie over to Alice to take care of him.

He then strode over to the meeting room, where one of his managers was waiting to report to him on the latest state of affairs. However, Charles's blank stare th

ushing me away and I'm not sure what to do about it."

In spite of his disillusionment, Charles was not a quitter. She was his wife, after all, and he was determined to get her back. It was just that he had never romantically pursued nor been rejected by anyone before. Those were two foreign concepts to him, and he wasn't sure how to approach them.

"That's not a bad thing actually," uttered David to himself. He then looked over to Charles wondering if he had heard him.

"What do you mean?" asked Charles with a cocked eyebrow. David's remark almost made him mad.

"No, I didn't mean that," David justified himself. Seeing Charles' confused look, he hastily clarified,"I mean, when you married Mrs. Lu, you two had never seen each other before. You jumped right into married life. Yes, you still fell in love with each other, but you missed out on the whole dating before marriage part. Now that Mrs. Lu can't recall anything, her appearance could be a heaven-sent opportunity for you. You could court Mrs. Lu and make up for all the romantic things you two never had together."

Charles' face lightened up briefly. He had not thought about it that way, but David had a point. His only concern was that he had zero experience in courtship. He found it a bit funny, in fact. There he was, one of the biggest business magnates out there, and yet, when it came to matters of the heart, he was a novice.

He hesitated for a few seconds and then reluctantly commented,"I suppose I could. David, how did you and Alice do it?"

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