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   Chapter 56 See Things Through

Marriage Contract: Love Game With CEO By Gu Xiaoshi Characters: 7205

Updated: 2020-07-14 00:03

There was a sudden warmth pressed against her mouth. When her eyes fluttered open, she saw Victor's delicate face and could smell his fragrant perfume between her breaths. A wave of uneasiness washed over her.

"What are you doing? !" Realizing what had happened, she pushed him away. Her face was wet with tears.

Victor stumbled back, caught off guard by her reaction. He looked up at her.

"I'm sorry," he said. His eyes were full of pain.

"I..." Mary started, her voice shaky. "I am his wife. This is my obligation until the contract ends..."

"What about after the contract?" Victor asked, frowning.

"After?" Mary blinked at Victor in confusion. Yes, what would happen to her once the contract expired?

"After the contract ends, Mary," said Victor, clenching his fists, "you won't be his wife anymore."

"No...I don't suppose I will be," Mary agreed. She hung her head sadly.

"What about me? Will I have a chance then?" Victor heard himself asking.

It dawned on him that he wasn't scared of revealing his true feelings. What actually scared him was the possibility of rejection.

"Victor, you're this big star. You're always in the spotlight. I never thought that..." Mary trailed off.

"So what?" Victor said, anxiously. "It's all superficial glory. know me. The skeletons in my closet, all my dirty secrets—"

"Stop it!" Mary interrupted. She couldn't take it. She hated it when he brought that up. It broke her heart, being reminded of his troubled past.

"I need time." Mary couldn't bring herself to meet his gaze. "We both need time, Victor. Do you really love me for who I am? Or am I just someone suffering the same misery? We're both 'victims' of William. You need someone who understands your pain."

A bitter smile pulled at Victor's face. "I can understand love."

His statement hung heavy in the air. Neither of them spoke. The sweet smell that had swirled around them became somewhat suffocating.

"Du, du..."

Victor's phone was the first to break the silence. Mary let out a quiet sigh of relief.

"Hello?" Victor answered, turning away slightly.

"Victor! Where are you right now?!

n to things like grudges."

"Yeah." Mary nodded, biting into a spoonful of the older woman's cooking.

"Our point is," Uncle Ban continued, "if you have something to say, just say it! Who knows what it will be like tomorrow?"

Mary stopped mid-chew.

By the time she bade her goodbyes to her neighbors, it was dark out.

The phone in her pocket rang. Fishing it out, she felt her eyes well up with tears. She blinked them away quickly and answered.

"Hello? William?"

"What are you doing?" William's familiar cold voice came from the other end.

"I just finished my meal," said Mary. "What's up?"

"Okay. You have to come back early. You have something to deal with regarding the company," William said stiffly.

"Alright. I'll be back soon," Mary answered without hesitation.

"You..." William was surprised. He had planned to back her into a corner. Why did she agree so readily?!

"William," began Mary. He couldn't see, but she was smiling softly. "Let's live together peacefully in the coming days."

There was no sound on the other end of the line for a while, and Mary was nervous for his answer. She held her breath and waited.

"Okay, let's do that," William replied calmly. Mary's smile only grew.

'No one knows what tomorrow will be like, but I know I'll be devastated if I leave you. I should make the days we have together meaningful.

So, when I leave, maybe I can give you a smile.'

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