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   Chapter 4 I Am Tired Of Sleeping With You!

Burning: From Hatred To Love By naraking Characters: 7292

Updated: 2020-07-16 00:04


"MC Group has reached an agreement on a large-scale multinational project tonight, with an expected profit of 500 million dollars. The CEO of the group, Edmund Lu, is being interviewed." Pauline read out the news on the LED screen.

'Since he closed such a big deal, he should be in a good mood. Wouldn't this be a good time to ask him for help again?' she wondered to herself. Anyway, she was so worried about saving her grandfather's life that she had long forsaken her dignity.

Having made up her mind, she tried to hail a cab but couldn't find one on the street in the stormy weather. She had no choice but to go to the MC Group headquarters on foot. Fortunately, it was not too far from here.

Halfway through the journey, Pauline's legs began to feel like lead. She really wanted to just lie down on a big bed and have a comfortable sleep.

'No, no! Grandpa is still waiting for me.' She shook her head in an attempt to get rid of the thoughts that were making her lose her will to fight.

By the time she finally arrived at the MC Group headquarters, she was tired and thirsty, not to mention completely soaked from head to toe.

"Show me your invitation card." When she was about to enter the building, she was stopped by the security guards.

Feeling stunned, Pauline froze. "What invitation card?"

One of the security guards looked Pauline up and down for a moment. "You are not allowed to enter the celebration party without an invitation card," he said, his voice dripping with disdain.

"Why do all kinds of people want to come to our company these days?" he whispered to the slightly younger security guard next to him.

The young security guard shot Pauline an awkward glance before pulling the sleeve of the older security guard, hinting for him to stop saying such things aloud. Pretending not to hear the security guard's words, Pauline surreptitiously pinched her own thigh and turned to the young security guard with teary eyes. "Sir, this is my first time coming to the city. My mother asked me to find my brother, but I didn't expect..."

She narrated the tragic story that she had just come up with about a rural girl who had been swindled out of all her money after coming to the city to find her brother. She was so immersed in telling the story that she almost believed it herself, and tears welled up in her eyes.

When she saw a trace of sympathy appear on the faces of the two security guards, she knew that it was time to strike. "Can you please let me in to look for my brother?"

The elder security guard stared at Pauline suspiciously. "Are you making up a story to sneak in?"

"No, of course not. Why would I do that?" she asked, sniffing pitifully. Then, she made a show of wiping her tears away and flashed an embarrassed smile. "Well, can you help me call my brother?"

After saying that, she recited a string of numbers that she thought she had already forgotten. However, it turned out that she still remembered it clearly, as if it had been engraved in her heart.

The young security guard dialed the number as Pauline said.

"Hello, who's this?" A cold and intimidating voice came from the other end of the line. The security guard couldn't help trembling, and beads of cold sweat appeared on his forehead. He hurriedly explained his purpose on the phone.

The man on the other end paused for a few seconds before answering. "No, I don't know her."

"Edmund, who's on the phone?" Katrina Lin reached out to hold Edmund's hand.

But before she could, Edmund calmly put his phone away and avoided Katrina Lin's hand. "No one. Wrong number."

Outside, Pauline, wh

o was waiting near the doors, was extremely nervous. She felt like a convict waiting for her judgment.

"He said he doesn't know you and that I must have made a mistake," the security guard said, lowering the phone in his hand.

Pauline's face immediately turned gloomy, and there was no longer a hopeful smile playing at the corner of her lips. Then, she scoffed at herself. It was possible that he had already changed his phone number.

She took a deep breath and asked, "Is that all he said before hanging up?"

The security guard nodded with a frown on his face, getting more and more suspicious of the woman in front of him.

Pauline lowered her head. After a while, she tentatively asked, "Reporters are invited to this celebration party, right?"

This question came so out of the blue that the security guard hesitated for a moment before answering. "Yes."

As soon as Pauline heard that, she ran to the doors and shouted, "Edmund Lu, you can sleep with a woman but you don't have the guts to face her? Come out, you coward! If you don't come out right now, I will keep shouting. I will let the whole world know that you're not..."

"Let the whole world know what?" Edmund's voice rang clear through the lobby, silencing Pauline at once. He walked down the stairs and appeared in front of her.

In the quiet night, Pauline's voice had stuck out like a sore thumb. Besides, she had been badmouthing the protagonist of the party, so the guests at the party all poked their heads out to see what was happening. As far as Katrina Lin was concerned, the security guards could handle this kind of matter well. She didn't understand why Edmund insisted on dealing with it in person. What was more, the strange woman who was making a scene seemed to actually know Edmund. Feeling strangely unsettled, Katrina Lin asked her assistant to investigate the strange woman's background, and then lowered her eyes.

Pauline stared at the man in front of her in a daze. Although her intention had been to force him to come out, she hadn't expected her plan to actually work. The stony expression on his face kept everyone in the vicinity frozen in place.

Looking at his regal posture and his well-tailored custom suit, Pauline suddenly became self-conscious about her own unsightly appearance, with her wet hair and wet clothes sticking to her skin. All the words she had wanted to say to him were now stuck in her throat.

"Why aren't you saying anything? Weren't you running your mouth just a few seconds ago? Disdain was written all over Edmund's face, and his words were like a knife to Pauline's heart. He continued, "Isn't one million dollars enough to fulfill your greed? Why did you come back to beg for more money? You are a pathetic bitch. Don't you know the meaning of shame?"

All of a sudden, Pauline dropped to the ground on her knees. Two lines of tears fell silently from her face. "Please, can you save my grandfather?"

Edmund opened his thin lips. "I'm tired of sleeping with you. Get lost as far as you can. Don't let me ever see you again." Then, he turned back to enter the building without hesitation.

"Why? Do you hate me that much? Is it because of what happened three years ago? Because I don't love you? Whatever it is, I have no choice but to apologize to you and beg you for your help. Please..."

Before she could finish her words, Pauline passed out. Continuously getting wet in the rain paired with the stress of everything that she had faced that day had taken a toll on her body.

She didn't know how long she slept, but when she woke up, she found herself lying in a strange room.

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