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   Chapter 622 Do You Really Like Him

The Substitute Bride By Mi Lu Characters: 6909

Updated: 2019-02-25 00:11


Awkwardness and unease were visible on her face. After a long pause, Sheryl hesitantly said,"Well... that's why I came to you."

"What do you mean by that?" Sue asked in a suspicious voice, with an incredulous look on her face.

"I will take a few days off because I need to look after Charles," Sheryl blurted out taking a deep, bracing breath.

"Are you out of your mind?" Sue accused loudly while staring at Sheryl in disbelief. 'Sheryl must surely be out of her mind. She has a boyfriend who loves her so much. How can she take care of another man? What if Anthony gets jealous? Does she not care about his feelings?' she thought indignantly.

"How could you do this? What if Anthony comes to know? You..." Sue continued trembling with emotion. She didn't dare to imagine what would happen once Anthony learned about Sheryl's madness.

"As I said earlier, that is why I came to you. I hope you can do me a favor," Sheryl said in a flat voice. She looked at Sue with soft, pleading eyes. "I hope you can keep him in the dark about this. I don't want him to learn about this," she requested.

"You are truly not in your senses," Sue responded with her mouth agape. With a cold look at Sheryl, she went on in a determined voice,"I can't lie to him for you. He doesn't deserve this, you know."

"Believe it or not, I am not cheating on him with Charles," Sheryl defended herself. With an unhappy glance at Sue, she explained,"I'll just visit his house to cook for him. You are reading too much into these simple gestures."

Taking note of the resolve on Sue's face, she continued,"If you tell Anthony all this, he will get very upset. It is unnecessary to worry him."

"But..." Sue retorted as she squinted at her best friend,"Are you sure about this? You know he has a crush on you so why are you still going to take care of him?"

"He got injured on my account," Sheryl answered steadily as she continued to look at Sue in the eye. "He saved me and in the process got hurt himself, so I must look after him. Otherwise, my conscience will keep pr

are your real feelings towards him, love or habit?"

"Every time I saw you with Anthony, I could see no chemistry between you two. You are more like old friends who know each other very well. Anthony can predict your next move by just looking at your eyes and body language. But it just proves the tacit understanding between you both. Understanding can be developed over time, but emotions can't.

You have told me you want to experience that love which brings excitement and passion. The love for which you can give up everything. But Anthony would never be able to give you that," Sue said sternly. Observing Sheryl closely, Sue asked gingerly,"So... do you really love him?"

"Love?" Sheryl mumbled to herself with her eyes wide open. She ruminated over Sue's words. 'These years, the way I get on with Anthony is exactly how Sue said. We are more like friends or relatives than lovers.'

Sheryl was at a loss for words and didn't know how to answer Sue's question.

With a bitter laugh, Sue said,"See? You don't know how to answer this question. Perhaps you're not sure if you love Anthony or not."

"Probably you are right, Sue," Sheryl responded. Pouring herself a glass of wine, she went on,"It doesn't matter that I don't feel intense love. I'm not young and I have a child. I yearn for nothing but a quiet life. Anthony can give me that. That's enough."

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