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Fall In CEO's Love Trap Step By Step By Yan Shui Characters: 7920

Updated: 2020-08-11 00:07

Sophie looked around, wondering who had turned on the lights.

Soon she caught sight of William Xu sitting on the sofa.

Hearing the sound of her arrival, William Xu looked up and smiled at her. "Sophie, you're back!"

Then he stood up and walked towards her.

Just the sight of him made her feel warm in her heart. Sophie's eyes remained glued to the man who was approaching her. She forgot all about her worries. Her frustration was replaced by elation.

It was way past his bedtime. In spite of this, he had remained awake, waiting for her.

"I've sent someone to deal with what happened tonight," William Xu said with a smile. He rubbed Sophie's hair affectionately as his eyes brimmed with tenderness. "I will try to deal with your problems to the best of my ability, okay? I am always here for you."

Sophie didn't like it when people played with her hair. However, with William Xu, it was different. He could get away with everything. Realizing he was waiting for an answer, she snapped back to reality.

"William, that's so kind of you!" Restraining the strong emotions she was feeling, she smiled.

Instead of returning her smile, William Xu gazed at her. His expression was unreadable and Sophie couldn't tell what caused it.

Pinching Sophie's nose, he corrected her, "Call me 'Brother'!"

"How many times should I tell you that you aren't my brother!" Sophie shook off his hand, her mood turning sour.

The Xu family and the Su family had been friends for generations. Unfortunately, several years ago, the Xu family had a serious car accident. Everyone expect William Xu died. Being concerned about him, the Su family took him home. Ever since then, he had lived in here.

Sophie had a close relationship with him.

She liked him so much that she often told her parents she would marry William Xu. The adults laughed, treating it as a joke. The truth was, even now she liked him a great deal.

Sophie wasn't a kid anymore. She knew what she felt for William Xu had surpassed friendship. Every now and then, she caught herself gazing at him. Often, she would plan their marriage in her head before she went to sleep.

But there was nothing she could do about it. After all, she didn't know whether he had a thing for her or not.

Their eyes met and silence pervaded in the hall.

Everything else disappeared, it was just the two of them.

Sophie swallowed and looked at the face in front of her. Mustering up some courage, she stood on her tiptoe to kiss him.

William Xu understood what she was up to. Quickly, he moved away, not giving her a chance to kiss him.

"It's late. Go to bed,"

he said like nothing had happened. Without giving her a chance to react, he went upstairs to his room.

Sophie was devastated. He had refused to kiss her. For a few minutes, she remained in the hall, her face turning red with embarrassment.

The next day, William Xu went to meet Aaron in the Mu Group's office. "Mr. Xu. Tell me why you are here,"

Aaron asked, looking at the man in front of him. His face was emotionless. One couldn't guess what was going on in his mind.

Instead of answering, William Xu placed a silver suitcase on the table.

It was filled with cash. Realizing Aaron was still confused, he decided to explain.

"Sophie is a naughty girl. I would like to apologize for what happened yesterday. I hope this ten million would compensate for it. Please let her go, Mr. Mu."

Aaron leaned forward and glanced at the suitcase. Returning it back to William, he shook his head with a smile. "Of course I am going to let the matter slide. However, there is no need to pay for it. The Mu family and the Su family have known each other for years. In fact, we've been engaged since we were kids. I am more than happy to forgive my fiancee."

William Xu was stunned and there was a slight change in his expression.

'Fiancee? How come Sophie never mentioned this to me?' he wondered.

"Mr. Mu, perhaps you have made a mistake. From what I know, Sophie isn't engaged. If she had been, she would have mentioned." Recovering from the shock, William Xu put on a smile.

He was sure there was a misunderstanding. He had lived with the Su family for several years. None of the family members made any mention of Sophie's engagement.

Staring at William Xu, Aaron casually shrugged his shoulders and said, "I am not surprised that she doesn't remember it. It has been a long time ago. However, that doesn't change the truth."

Aaron realized it when he stared into her eyes yesterday.

In spite of that, there wasn't any recognition in her eyes. She had forgotten all about him.

"May I know who you are to Sophie Su? Why are you here on her behalf?" A sharp light flicked through Aaron's eyes.

He couldn't stand the thought of a stranger speaking on behalf of his fiancee.

William Xu smiled and explained, "I've always treated Sophie as my sister, Mr. Mu. Why? Did you misunderstand our relationship?"

There was a mysterious smile on William's lips.

Unable to take this any longer, Aaron stood up and walked towards William Xu.

With a click sound, the suitcase was shut.

Feigning a smile, he said, "I'm glad to hear that."

Even though William Xu was disturbed with Aaron, he didn't show it on his face. Straightening up, he looked straight into Aaron's eyes. There was no fear in his gentle eyes.

As their eyes met, an invisible spark rose in the atmosphere.

They were interacting with each other without words.

It was William Xu who broke the silence.

"Mr. Mu, it's very kind of you to forgive her. I am forever indebted to you."

There was a tinge of sarcasm in his voice.

"Like I said, she is my fiancee. It is pointless for you to thank me." Aaron smiled.

"I just remembered I have an urgent business to deal with. I should be leaving." There was a faint crack in William Xu's smile. Turning around, he scurried out of the office.

Once he was out of his sight, Aaron's smile vanished. Instead, a vicious expression overtook it.

'I don't like him. This man isn't as nice as he seems, ' Aaron thought. He prided himself for being a good judge of character.

Back in the house, Sophie was pacing back and forth. Last night, William had brutally dodged her kiss. Her spirits were low ever since she got up this morning. When she received a call from her best friend, Gloria Gu, asking her to go shopping, she agreed in an instant.

'If I remain here, I might go crazy!' she thought.

Once she was dressed, she stepped out of the house and took a deep breath. The fresh air and the bright sun instantly made her feel better.

She decided to drive herself there.

The black Mercedes-Benz was galloping on the road. Since the windows were open, the cold wind caressed her hair.

Sophie took a look at the rearview mirror and found a silver car following her.

At first, she didn't pay much attention to it.

However, ten minutes passed and the car was still following her!

She had a bad feeling about this.

'No, this can't be my imagination!'

To confirm her suspicion, Sophie moved to a different direction.

This time, the car wasn't around.

Perhaps she was thinking too much. Either way, she couldn't get rid of the unease she had begun to feel. Sophie believed her intuition.

'But what reason did anyone have to follow me?' she couldn't help but wonder. The whole thing looked absurd.

Discarding these thoughts out of her mind, Sophie continued driving to her destination. Every now and then, she glanced into the rearview mirror. Thankfully, the silver car was nowhere around.

Finally, she arrived at the mall where Gloria Gu would be waiting for her.

The two walked hand in hand. She had a wonderful time! They had lunch and shopped to their heart's content. When they came out of the mall, they had about a dozen shopping bags in their hands.

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