“Where is Christina? Let her go first!” Charlie said coldly the moment the two of them met.
He was clearly angry at Linda for using such underhanded means to force him to come over.
As Linda only wanted Charlie to show up, she couldn’t care less about anything else.
She then nonchalantly walked up to him and said, “Tomorrow is my birthday, I want you to cut the cake with me when the clock strikes twelve tonight. Do that, and I will let you both go.”
Charlie got even angrier when he saw her casual demeanor. “You… There is no point in you doing this at
He had only come over because of Christina, so it was pointless for Linda to threaten him like this. Doing so would only worsen their relationship with each other.
Linda felt her heart ache when she saw how determined he was.
Of course, she knew that it was pointless as well.
However, it wasn’t easy getting Charlie to come over, so there was no way she would let him leave before she got what she wanted.
Acting as though they never broke up, Linda rested her head on Charlie’s shoulder and said in a gentle voice. “I’m not asking for a lot. All I want is for you to keep me company until midnight and cut the cake with me. You can leave right after that.”
Charlie was hesitant as he didn’t want to do it, but he was worried about Christina’s safety.
“I won’t force you to stay or anything, so you don’t have to worry about that. Christina is fine too. You see this dress I’m wearing? She delivered it to me today as a birthday gift,” Linda continued softly.
She was great at acting meek and gentle, especially in front of Charlie.
“Just keep me company for the night, and I promise Christina will be safe. If you show me any sign of reluctance, then I will take it out on her. We would never have ended up like this if it weren’t for her sowing discord between us,” she added.
Charlie did not want Christina to get hurt as she had nothing to do with this at all.
He was in an awkward relationship with Linda where they were neither enemies nor a couple, so their relationship would still have ended badly regardless of whether that incident took place.
“All right; I’ll stay until twelve and leave after cutting the cake.”
Linda got happy when she saw him agree to it.
“You would always make me pasta for my birthdays. Could you do it for me this time as well?” she asked while dragging Charlie into the kitchen.
Charlie reluctantly put on an apron and started preparing the pasta. Unbeknownst to him, the housekeeper had been secretly recording their interactions from afar.
The sky was already dark by the time Christina woke up in the guest room.
Her body was still weak from the drug’s effects, so she lay on the bed for quite some time before getting
I can’t believe I was out for so long! Just what did Linda spike my tea with?
The first thing Christina did upon regaining consciousness was to look for her phone.
She switched on the light in the guest room, only to see that the room contained nothing but some simple furniture. Her personal belongings were nowhere to be found.
Linda had wanted to keep Christina trapped there, so it was only natural that she would do everything to prevent Christina from contacting people and getting help.
What do I do? How will I contact Nathaniel to let him know I’m here?
Upon hearing a commotion from outside the door, Christina ran up to it and tried the doorknob, but the door had been locked from the outside.
As such, all she could do was press her ear against it and listen.
In the meantime, the tension in the living room was through the roof.
Julia couldn’t get through to Charlie, and he wasn’t at the office either.
Since it was already Jate, Julia asked Charlie’s driver where he was and found out that he had come over to Linda’s house.
Back then, Julia would just ignore such things because she believed he would come back to her if they were meant to be together. This time, however, she refused to sit by and do nothing.
Linda has no right to mess up our relationship!
With that in mind, Julia decided to head over and question them in person.
On her way there, Julia recalled that it was Linda’s birthday and wondered if Charlie still had feelings for
If that were the case, then Julia would rather end her relationship with him once and for all.
Her anger boiled over the moment she entered the house and saw them having pasta together.
Charlie was surprised as he did not expect to see Julia there at all. He put his fork down and ran up to her as he asked, “Julia? What are you doing here?”
“How else would I know what you’re doing behind my back?” Julia retorted with tears glistening in her
I thought the time we spent together would have changed him. I thought things could finally go back to the way they were before, but it was all just a lie… This man can treat other women just as well as he treats me!
Linda was in a bad mood at the time as Charlie had been really cold toward her all night.
However, she felt all better after seeing how upset Julia was.
“You saw it yourself, Julia, Charlie still loves me, so why don’t you just divorce him and give us your blessings instead?” Linda said with a gleeful smile.
Chapter 280 End Things Once And For All
Julia’s heart felt as though it had been stabbed by a needle dozens of times.
Her eyes were filled with anger and hatred as she glared at the two of them.
Charlie felt conflicted as he didn’t know what to say to her. “That’s not true! Please don’t get the wrong idea, Julia! I have my reasons for coming over today
He only agreed to stay so Linda wouldn’t hurt Christina, and he was planning to leave with Christina after midnight.
Julia showing up out of the blue was not within his expectations at all.
Oh, no… Nothing I say will clear up this misunderstanding now!
“What reason, huh? Tell me, or we will get a divorce!” Julia shouted with a determined look in her eyes.
I’ve been fighting with Linda over this relationship for dozens of years, and what do I get in return? I’m too old to deal with such messy love triangles now
Not wanting to give Charlie a chance to explain, Linda quickly stepped forward and showed Julia a montage on her phone.
Those were pictures of the sweet moments Charlie and Linda had, including one of them making pasta together.
Each of those pictures stabbed at Julia’s heart like a knife.
It was the first time her heart had hurt this badly.
“See, Julia? Charlie looks a lot happier when he’s with me, doesn’t he?”
Noticing that the look on Julia’s face was getting gloomier by the second, Linda knew that everything she did was working as intended, and that made her feel even more pleased with herself.
“Charlie doesn’t even care about you! I mean, why else would he come to celebrate my birthday with me without telling you? He promised you that he would never see me again, and yet, he broke that promise today. He wouldn’t have done that if he really cared about you! When will you finally understand that you don’t matter to him at all?” Linda continued with a malicious look in her eyes. At that moment, she resembled a cruel witch who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted.
Julia’s palm was stinging after slapping Linda, but she was able to knock Linda downto the floor.
“H–how dare you hit me? Did you see that, Charlie? She just hit me! I bet she has mania or something! You would never be happy if you were with her!” Linda exclaimed pitifully while rubbing her swollen cheek.