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   Chapter 778 Tightening The Reins

The Substitute Bride By Mi Lu Characters: 8257

Updated: 2019-03-29 00:27

Holley had no idea why she would suddenly mention their wedding. Perhaps her phone call with Leila left her a bit concerned. The more she thought about it, the more worried she got.

Anything could happen. She really couldn't predict Donna's next move, so she wanted to get married to George as soon as possible.

"Why are you bringing up marriage right now?" George wondered. He couldn't hide his confusion. Holley's comment had come out of nowhere.

"Don't you want to marry me?" she replied. Before he even had a chance to answer that, Holley continued, "George, I am not a young girl anymore. I want to settle down and have a family. Don't you want to do that with me?"

"Don't be silly," George said while grabbing her hand. "It has been my dream to marry you since I met you. Why would you doubt that?"

With eyes full of excitement, Holley cautiously began saying, "Well then, how about we go get our marriage license tomorrow?" Looking George in the eyes, she pleaded, "Darling, I can't wait any longer. Whether your mother agrees or not, I don't care anymore. Being with you is all I want."

"Tomorrow?" George asked. The rush made him hold back. He had to give her an answer, however, so he came up with an excuse, "Dear, I have to go on a business trip tomorrow. Can we do that once I come back from my trip?"

Hearing George agree to marry her soon, Holley felt relieved. She then rested her head on his shoulder and expressed her feelings out loud, "That's all I need to hear."

George smiled and planted a long kiss on her forehead.

Holley could not stop worrying that Donna might try to spoil her plan, so she had to figure out a way to get married to George as soon as possible.

After Leila hung up the phone with Holley, she started cooking dinner for Shirley and Charlie. She actually never intended to harm the kids, only to make Sheryl nervous.

Many thoughts were cruising through her mind, but one, in particular, was becoming more prominent. She began realizing that Holley had been the one pushing her to take all the wrong steps from the beginning. She had allowed Holley to influence her to such an extent, that she could not say "no" to her requests anymore.

However, in the end, she would always come out losing and regret listening to her.

Leila brought dinner to the kids' room and decided to stay for a little while. She watched them play and noticed how patient and kind Charlie was being towards Shirley. The litt

o gather her thoughts and then continued, "If you really loved your son, you should have chosen me instead of Sheryl. You can't be with her and expect me to give up my son just like that. What am I left with?

You can't have everything, you know? You want your son? Okay, then marry me. That's your solution." In spite of her feelings, Leila's tone was cold and nonchalant.

Charles frowned as he heard her. "Even after everything, you are still daydreaming.

I'm telling you once and for all that I will never marry you! You have to let it go."

His reply was exactly what Leila expected to hear, though. So instead of getting angry, she gave him an affectionate smile and went on saying, "Don't worry. I'm done waiting for you.

I have thought it over, and decided to give you another option." Leila paused before explaining, "Nowadays, nothing is more useful and reliable than money. People will fail you but money can do anything. So if you want your son, come back with a good offer next time."

She finished her thoughts as she stood up. "I guess we don't have anything else to talk about today, so it's time to end this meeting. Take some time and think about how much having your son is worth to you, then we can talk more."

"Wait!" Charles shouted angrily as she was about to leave. He stood up as well, looking furious.

Leila turned around halfway initially, but noticing his stand, she faced him and asked sarcastically, "What? What are you going to do? Beat me right here?"

With an insolent smile, she reiterated, "Don't forget. Your kids are still in my hands. If you dare hurt me, you will never see them again."

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