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   Chapter 11 That Woman

If You Want Me By Sienna Characters: 8242

Updated: 2019-12-26 00:42


The family had a sumptuous meal. Consuela, however, didn't say anything the whole time, and just bowed her head so as not to make eye contact with anyone. From time to time, however, she forced a smile to not make her parents worry about her.

The couple sitting across her, however, had a completely different aura from hers.

Oh, it seemed like she was the only person who was living such a miserable life.

"Harry, you like that, right? Why don't you eat more?" Sheryl told Harry, whose face remained unchanged.

From the corner of her eyes, she saw her sister looking extremely gloomy. Her smile immediately widened, and she felt extremely satisfied with herself.

The sadder Consuela was, the happier she got.

"Your sister is supposed to be the star of this dinner. Dote on her, not on me," Harry said as he lovingly wiped the sides of her mouth.

Sheryl couldn't help but feel giddy inside. Harry seemed like he truly cared for her!

On the other side of the table, Consuela felt like her heart had been run over by a truck.

As if seeing the love of her life be happy in the arms of another woman wasn't enough, it seemed like her parents' chef had been getting worse at cooking. Everything she was eating tasted too sour for her liking.

After dinner, Linda begged Consuela to stay the night. "Please, darling. Just sleep here tonight. Don't worry about going to work tomorrow. I'll ask your father to drive you to your company."

Consuela took her mother's hand and squeezed it. "Thank you, Mom, but right now, I really can't do that. Don't worry, though. Once I can take a break for a few days, I'll be here accompanying you and Dad." A warm smile spread across her lips. After some moments of silence, she added, "I…I just want to make more money so that I can support the both of you financially when you are old."

Linda's face told how appreciative she was of her daughter. She squeezed Consuela's hand back and said,

"The last thing you should be thinking about is us. If work becomes too stressful, just come back here. Your father can support you." Johnson looked into Consuela's eyes and nodded sincerely.

He and Linda were so surprised to see how Consuela had grown and matured over a short period of time. They were so proud of her.

Consuela spent a couple of hours more talking to her parents about everything that was going on in her life. Soon, however, she realized that it was already getting late and that she had to go.

"Are you sure you're okay? Harry can give you a ride home," Sheryl asked in a low voice.

Harry was in the living room, discussing something with Johnson on the sofa. Consuela could see the back of his head. She immediately looked away.

What was the point? He would never want to be associated with her again.

"It's fine, Sheryl. I can go home on my own. Besides, Harry and I go different ways. It would only hassle him." And with that, she was on her way.

As the dim yellow streetlights lit her path, she wrapped her arms around herself as the night grew colder and colder. Her dress blew in the wind as she approached a crowded bus station.

She didn't know how long it took for her to recognize, but a familiar car just whizzed past her.

As Consuela squinted her eyes to see the car better, she saw the disgusted smile plastered on a face that could be seen through the vehicle's large window. It was a familiar face, but now, it was someone she couldn't recognize. It was none other than Harry.

People got on the bus one by one, but Consuela stood frozen in her place. She stood still until the bus left the station and was out of sight.

Seeing Harry always put her in an extremely difficult position. It was hard.

As her feet became tired, she sat on the edge of the raised sidewalk, not caring about what might get to dress.

She was a victim, but why was no one believing her?

Richie had put her by his side in order to torture her. Now, Harry would always look at her with disgust in his eyes.

"Is this it? Is this what my life is going to be? Full of suffering and injustice?" she quietly croake

d.

The wind was her only comfort.

Suddenly, she felt a sharp pain in her belly. She raised her hand to stroke it. There were tears in her eyes.

A child was alive inside of her. How could she be so weak?

She stood up and took a deep breath. There was no way she was about to give up. As she patted her dress clean, it was as if she found a whole new reason to continue living.

She hailed a cab and got inside. The light cast by the streetlights outside illuminated the car's interiors. The radio was one, and it was playing an old love song. Consuela felt at ease.

As she leaned her head against the glass window, she felt her eyes drooping.

Richie was still in his office, busy with work. At one point, he pulled off his tie and closed his eyes—he needed rest. Just as he did that, his phone started vibrating.

He opened his eyes impatiently. His eyes darkened when he saw the name on the screen. 'Huh, the girl who broke up with me because of that porn photo scandal.'

She was now calling him in order to keep a low profile and keep her relationship with him?

He hung up the phone and put it on the desk. Since he got fired up, he now wasn't in the mood to rest. Because of that, he started the video conference on the computer ahead of schedule.

While the person on the other end of the video call was blabbering his way through the company's recent revenues, Richie leafed through the documents in his hand. His casual posture made the person on the other side more conscious.

Richie was so out of it that he didn't realize the meeting had already ended.

His phone was still vibrating. With furrowed eyebrows, he finally decided to answer it. Before the person on the other end of the line was able to speak, he already started talking. "Make this short," he said, sounding annoyed. "I don't want to waste too much time."

The woman he was talking to gripped her phone tightly as her delicate face contorted into a ferocious look. She took a deep breath and said with a smile, "I've been thinking...Yes, about the porn photo scandal, it should not be your fault. You were only used."

She was honestly trying to win Richie back, but the way she was talking was suggesting the exact opposite of that.

"Finally, you found the light," said Richie with a snort. His face showed calmness and irritation at the same time.

Laura Li had been the woman who had been his girlfriend for the longest time. Because of her noble background, he knew that she wouldn't admit her mistake straightforwardly.

"Are you free tomorrow? Let's have dinner together. My dad wants to chat with you," Laura Li suddenly said, looking to change the topic.

Richie immediately understood the reason behind her invitation.

"We can't get too close anymore. Every media outlet has its eye on me all the time."

Even if he did nothing wrong, he undoubtedly would still make the headlines.

Laura's face became stiff for a moment. Her self-esteem was high, and so she wasn't taking the rejection too easily.

"I know you are angry with me because of the misunderstanding that happened between us. But you have to understand that no one, and I say no one would react kindly if they see their boyfriend or girlfriend in such incredibly sexual photos with some stranger!" she said in a hoarse and low voice. It seemed like she had been smoking a lot.

Richie, however, didn't care. "I wish you will meet your future boyfriend who would never put you in such an embarrassing position."

A mocking smile then appeared on his luscious lips. His handsome features went well with his very controlled emotional discharge.

No matter how arrogant Laura Li was, in his eyes, she was nothing but a woman who wanted to attach herself to him because of his wealth and influence.

She used to be so free and unrestrained. She had always been arrogant. Now, it was very likely that she was just doing what her family forced her to.

Just as he expected, Laura Li hung up the phone.

Richie then turned his phone off as he knew that Laura Li would call him again once she got over her anger.

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