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   Chapter 17 I Will Jump Down From Here

Crisis Of Lust By Berenice Characters: 10575

Updated: 2020-05-09 00:25


"Mrs. Jiang, it's time to get up." If it wasn't for Lina who kept knocking on her door, Claire would still be asleep by now. But the noise woke her up from her dream.

She immediately covered her eyes when the sunlight passed through the windows. Then she yawned and checked the time. As soon as she saw that it was already eight o'clock, she got up in a hurry. It was strange that she slept so soundly last night, because back then, she could only sleep well on her own bed.

Well, maybe it was because the past few days had been exhausting, and she had to deal with so many problems. Problems that might be impossible to be solved. 'Since this is so, it's better to accept it and enjoy it.' With this thought, she hurriedly walked towards the door to open it.

"I'm up."

Lina came in with a pile of clothes in her arms. "Mrs. Jiang, this is what Mr. Jiang told you to wear."

What the maid said left Claire in shock. Didn't he have to deal with a myriad of things every day? How could he care about such a girl's business? Frowning, she picked up the clothes and quickly checked them. A light purple dress caught her attention. It was simple, yet beautiful.

"Mr. Jiang also said that from now on, you can only wear the clothes he has prepared." Lina glanced at her carefully and added, "You can't wear your old clothes anymore."

'What?' It suddenly occurred to Claire how he disliked her for having few and too ordinary clothes when she moved in.

"No, thanks. I have my own clothes to wear. I'll tell him myself later."

Lina picked up the clothes awkwardly. "This..."

"That's it. I have an appointment with the wedding planner today, so I have to wash up now." Then Claire only took a quick bath and wore a simple T-shirt and jeans, just like she did when she was running late for school during her college days. She was new here, so she didn't want to make anyone wait for her.

The wedding planning company was not far from the villa of the Jiang family, but they still used the car to go there. For a person who had been used to walk and take subway and bus, it was really strange.

What it made more awkward was, almost all the staff of the wedding planning company gathered in front of her today. "Madam, would you like this red wine?"

"Madam, you may try this cake."

The upcoming wedding was meaningless for Claire. She was not interested, so all these details were making her head ache. For her, it was only like the time they met the company's banquet in the Logistics Department. The only difference was that she had to deal with these trifles then. "Well I see." After a moment of silence, Claire came up with an idea. "Show me the reviews about your wedding plans."

"What? Well, Mrs. Jiang, what do you want to know?" Shock was written all over the manager's face. He couldn't afford to offend Claire, because that would mean offending the powerful Chason. Why did she suddenly ask for the reviews about their wedding plans? In order to welcome the arrival of this rich customer, almost the whole company was here to serve today. He made sure that no one would make a mistake. Was she still dissatisfied?

Looking at the manager's pale face, Claire realized that he had misunderstood her. "I mean, I want to see which wedding ceremony you designed is the most popular one."

It was only then that the manager breathed out a sigh of relief. "Do as Mrs. Jiang said!" Then he bent over and smiled at Claire. "Don't worry, Mrs. Jiang. We are the biggest wedding planning company in this city. Almost every design is very popular. As long as you can think of it, we can do it for you."

However, Claire's mind didn't change at all. There was no need to think of things. All she had to do was choose a plan and leave.

Soon enough, the record book was already in front of her. Claire opened a page and glanced at the one with the highest satisfaction rate. "I'll order this one."

When the manager looked down on the page she pointed, he was frightened. That wedding was held for an old couple. How could it fit her?

The manager wiped the sweat on his forehead, wondering what was going on with the girl in front of him. Why didn't she play according to common sense? "Mrs. Jiang, please have a look at other plans too. Do you like romantic, traditional or luxurious style?"

"Just like this couple, okay?" She didn't mean to sound rude, but she just really wanted to get over with it. It didn't matter whether it was romantic, traditional or luxurious. What mattered to her was to get it solved as soon as possible so she could leave. It was not as if she cared about the wedding. Chason said it was up to her, which meant he didn't care about it too. So, why would she bother?

The manager looked at his colleagues who were also stunned and then back at her. "Mrs. Jiang, it's a little inappropriate. They are an old couple."

Coincidentally, Claire just took a sip on her tea when he spoke, so she almost spat it out. "Well, if that's the case... You can choose the ones about the same age as me and plan my wedding according to what ranks first."

Listening to this, the manager couldn't help but be amazed by the fact that Claire was easier to deal with than he had imagined. The next step was to sign the contract a

nd pay the bill, but it was none of her business anymore. It was Ralph who went through the formalities, while Claire only waited for him.

To kill time, she decided to play some games on her phone. A few minutes later, a phone call came and directly interrupted the game. She was about to complain, but the phone number on the mobile screen made her mind turn blank. At the same time, a sharp ringtone broke the silence in the room, and Claire quickly rejected the call.

On the day she moved out of her family's house, and she heard that Fiona was pregnant with Lucas's child, she felt that the small world that had been built up for many years collapsed in an instant. For many years, she had dreamed of marrying that man and having their children, but now she was pregnant with another man's child by accident. What was more ridiculous was that her sister had his child.

Perhaps this fate was not willing to let her go. Either it was calm, or it brought heavy storm to her.

The first thing she did after she left her house was to delete all Lucas's contact information. Even so, his phone number had been in her mind for five years. Even if she deleted it, she still knew who the caller was at a glance.

Trying to calm herself down, Claire took a deep breath. Before she could even let it out, the phone rang again. For several times, she rejected his calls, but he kept calling her. It seemed that he wouldn't stop until she answered the phone.

Under the gaze of several staff, Claire was left without a choice but to pick up the phone. As soon as Lucas's voice came to her ears, her heart immediately trembled, as if it wanted to come out of her chest. "What's up?"

"Claire, you finally answered the phone." It was strange that his voice sounded familiar, yet foreign. It felt as though he was a completely different person now.

Biting her lower lip, Claire replied, "I'm busy. Why did you call? What's the matter?"

"Claire, can you meet me? I heard from Fiona that you are with Chason Jiang now. Why? What happened? Claire, what happened between me and Fiona is not like what you think it is..."

To hear Fiona's name from his mouth made her feel suffocated, although she had told herself countless times to bury these unforgettable past. Until now, it was still making her heart ache every time she remembered it. "I have so many things to do, and besides, I don't see any reason for us to see each other."

"Claire, why are you so cruel? We have been together for so long. I know you blame me for what happened between me and Fiona, but it's not like what you think. Let's talk about it in person. Give me a chance to explain, okay?"

Explain? It had been so long that he didn't try to explain. Why did he suddenly want to explain now? "No need." A lump formed in her throat. Talking to him still hurt, so Claire wanted to end the call.

However, his sudden raise of voice stopped her hand midair. "Claire, do you remember the place where we first met?"

As she remembered their past, a bitter smile appeared on Claire's face. When she was still in high school, she always had a habit of going to the rooftop of the tallest teaching building alone. The door of the rooftop was locked permanently, but there was a small hole that could get to the rooftop. Only few people knew about it, so the rooftop became her secret base.

There she watched the sunrise, listened to music, drew random things and daydreamed. Until one day, Lucas also came to the rooftop alone, wearing a white sweater. The moment she saw his warm smile, her heart learned to love.

After that glance, they fell in love with each other; and in college, they became the famous couple of the whole school. Indeed, Claire was very ordinary at school, but Lucas was a relatively famous person. He was handsome and had a good family background, so Claire became the object of envy and jealousy.

But he treated her very well. For so many years, she had already been used to having him in her life. Never did she imagine that they would end up like this.

Well, maybe it was wrong from the beginning. Maybe they shouldn't have been together. Maybe they weren't meant for each other. "Let bygones be bygones."

"Claire, if you don't come, I will jump down from here. I'll wait for you for an hour." After saying that, Lucas hung up the phone.

What was he going to do? Was he going to end his life?

For a moment, Claire couldn't think of anything. Her face turned pale and her hands began to shake. She was very flustered, and she didn't know what to do.

Everything was over between them. Even if he did something stupid, it had nothing to do with her. But part of her thought that no matter what had happened, he was the only man she had loved in her life. They had been happy for so long, and she couldn't leave him alone.

Claire stumbled and knocked over the teacup on the edge of the table. The sound of shattering glass echoed in the room, but she didn't care. She had to go to Lucas.

"Madam, what's the matter?" Seeing that Claire didn't look well, Ralph hurried to ask her.

"I have something urgent to deal with. Ralph, I'll leave things here to you." After saying that, she directly hailed a taxi and left regardless of how Ralph stopped her.

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