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   Chapter 856 The Tides Pushing Away The Shore

The Substitute Bride By Mi Lu Characters: 11281

Updated: 2019-04-14 01:22

"Worried?" Sue scorned at Anthony with disdain. "Why would you worry about me? Why should you?" She was not growing any more patient over the speechlessness of Anthony when she finally realized something big that could answer all of her questions at once. "Are you worried that I'm going to commit suicide?"

Sue had tried so many times to avoid that topic that she was now explicitly putting on the table to discuss. Anthony might not have been the one to mention it, but he was the one who led their conversation to this trail.

Since this was the case, Sue finally expressed her feelings bluntly before Anthony, "You don't have to worry about me. I am not stupid, weak, or small like you perceive me to be to just give up on myself and live in perpetual misery and remorse just because a man does not and cannot love me. If I know I can live a full life, then I will move forward and that's exactly what I'm doing -- if he's not going to be a part of my life, then so be it. I'll be a part of my life."

The warrior of a woman caught her breath from all the explaining she had to do before proceeding and finishing after her thoughts, "Now that you know what you wanted to know about me, can you please leave me alone?"

Anthony understood all that Sue had said but was not having it; he was just as stubborn as a man would be, not taking a woman's final word for it. "You've changed a lot," he said with a subtle frown, looking at Sue with a complexion that is unreadable. "You would never talk to me like this back then."

Sue scoffed at Anthony's remark, thinking that he must really think she was stupid enough to reduce the standards of her life to his convenience. She shrugged and replied, "People are supposed to change, Anthony." She continued coldly, "How do you want me to talk to you? Did you prefer a sweeter words? Did you want me to be more considerate? You must be out of your mind, Anthony."

Sue thought to herself for a while before proceeding to speak her entire mind without filter to the man who was delusional enough to think that she would succumb to him. "You know what, I was a fool for you even when I knew how I was not the woman fit for your 'ideals', and to this day I carry the burden of that mistake that I no longer have time to be pestered, even by you who caused all the crap I have to live with. Why won't you leave me alone?"

The burdened woman was now a bit vexed, but she did not plan to stop any time soon; she had waited so long to be able to get all these things off her chest that she wasn't about to just let some man to dictate her feelings. "You said I've changed a lot, and I'm glad I did. What did you expect? That I'd be stupid forever? Is that the kind of life you want me to lead? Did you want me to still be head over heels for you? Did you really think I'd have a heart so big that I'd shrink my mind small for you?" Anthony was beginning to feel her words sting, but whatever he felt would never amount to what torment he once made Sue feel. When the guilt built up inside of him, he began to gather his words, "Sue, I know how much I've hurt you, but…

Can we talk like two decent people pouring their hearts out? Could we slow down so our words don't get ahead of us? I know you're hurt, but you have to know that I can feel hurt, too." Sue was frustrated that Anthony still had the last say, but it was not

on I was ever with you was because of sex, but… I never stopped missing you. I felt empty and wrong without you; I kept thinking I should have never let you go."

Sue scoffed, "You really are going insane." Standing up, she looked at Anthony and said, "Please, don't ever say these things to me again. They don't make sense. We…"

"Dinner is served. Come over here so we can all eat together." Just when Sue was going to ask Anthony to leave for the last time, Peggy interrupted her with a meal. Feeling the awkward ambiance in the room, Peggy frowned and asked Sue, "What were the two of you talking about?"

"Nothing," Sue lied. "Mom, we'll have dinner by ourselves. Anthony is very busy and he can't stay for dinner."

"Nonsense! What are you talking about?" Peggy said, displeased with Sue's words. The mother was still in the middle of planning on how she would flatter Anthony. How could she let him leave now? "Anthony said he'd have dinner here. How can he go no---"

"If you don't believe me, just ask him yourself," Sue said, not letting her mother finish. She gave Anthony a threatening look, but Anthony pretended not to see her and smiled at Peggy. "Of course, I'm staying, Aunt Peggy. Sue is just kidding you. Just now, we were having a little tiff, so she was trying to get me out of here."

He laughed and carried on, "Rest assured, I'm not going anywhere. Especially because I never had the opportunity to taste the meals you cook. Since you've prepared such a delicious dinner, how can I leave now? I can't help it!"

Peggy, relieved at Anthony's confirmation, smiled and said, "That's what I thought; that's good to know, Anthony." The mother laughed with Anthony while she gave Sue a sour look and said, "Don't be so rude to Anthony. I didn't raise you to become impolite to guests. If you do this again next time, you will have a difficult situation living here."

"Are you leaving or not?" Sue asked, completely shutting off her mother's threatening words.

"Sue," Anthony said with a frown, "it's just a meal. Relax."

"Alright. If you won't leave, then I will!" The relentless woman stood up and coldly said, "You can stay here and enjoy the sumptuous dinner, but I'll leave. I hope that's okay with you."

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