The Substitute Bride: Making Memories Of Us-n
Chapter 6: Giving Her A Chance
As the food was served, Brian stared at the dishes and realized they differed from what Maria usually cooked. He believed that Maria didn’t cook the food herself. Seeing that Brian wasn't eating and only staring intently at the food, Maria informed, "Today's lunch is made by Mrs. Clark. One of Brian's eyebrows raised up as he shifted his gaze at Ayla. "You can cook?". “Only a few simple dishes,”. Ayla answered honestly as her cheeks took a red hue. But she was well aware of his disdain from his words. It was discernible that she made an unnecessary move. Brian however, averted his gaze from her and began to eat slowly, savoring the taste. Standing next to him, Ayla felt uneasy. She was afraid that he wouldn't like the food and scold her again. After finishing the food in silence, Brian finally put down his chopsticks and turned towards her. "Since you can cook, I can assume you won't have any problems in cooking for your husband. I want you to prepare my every. meal from now on, but each meal must be different. He did it on purpose. Since she voluntarily cooked for him, he wanted to see how long she could pretend to be the good girl. Ayla was slightly surprised when he seemed to enjoy the food cooked by her. Although, he gave her a moderately difficult task now, she let out a sigh of relief that at least he wasn't angry with her. Next morning as promised, Brian arranged a car for Ayla to go to her school. “Lyle, you can drop me here. ” Ayla asked the driver to stop a block ahead of her school. "Mrs. Clark, Mr. Clark has strictly ordered me to drop you at the campus gate. The driver, Lyle, didn’t listen to her and continued to drive towards the school. Ayla knew it was useless to say anything after that. She understood why Brian would do something like that. But she didn't like it. Although she just started school and didn’t know many people, she really wouldn't like to lead such a life in the future. "Thank you, Lyle. As they reached the campus gate, Ayla climbed out of the car after thanking the driver. Lyle waited until she got into the school. After making sure she entered the school, he took out his phone and dialed Brian's number. "Mr. Clark, she has entered the school. "Keep an eye on her,”
Brian flatley orde red while standing before the window. His eyes were fi lled with distru st and coldness. He was s till sus picious. He still couldn't under stand why Arlene was so eager to attend school. Jaime cam e in afte r a while. "Mr . Cla rk. "Jaime, her e you are. H ave a seat. Brian asked him t o sit on the sofa as he joined him. After sitting comfortably, Jaime eyed around the place and asked, "Where is she?" . Brian understood that Jaime was asking for Arlene's whereabouts. "Are you here to v isit her?" . Brian glan ced at him sideways. Jaime seld om came to meet him. Now that he finally c ame, he was asking for Arlene's whereabouts. Jaime gave him a shee pish smile. "Of c ourse not. He was not i nterested in such a woman. Her appearance might look p ure, but she was hiding a wa nton personality inside her. "Anyway, why are y ou here?” . Brian lit a cigarette as he inquired. "Clayton has left for an other city. It was the reason why Jaime asked if she was there. "His inten tion is to run away. Brian had already g uessed it, so, he wa sn't even surprised. Clayton possibly had this plan fr om the beginning. He sent his daughter to Brian so that he could escape easily. "So, Mr. Clark, do you think Mrs. Clark will also escape?" . Jaime feared that ther e was a great possibil ity of this to happen. Clayton was a cun ning man. He perhaps, had planned everythin g from the start. Taking a drag of his cigarette, Brian smi led faintly and said, "She cannot escape. A nd Clayton too. No matter where he goes, he . can't e scape f rom me. He allowed Arlene to lea ve the villa, because he had his spies everywhere
He knew, she cou ldn't deceive the m just like that. "Mr. Clark, how are y ou so confident? Tha t woman is very sly. Jaime was worried that if Brian got captivated by this woman's b eauty, it'd make a huge problem. "You are right, sh e is indeed deceit ful,” Brian agreed. He was actually surprise d that she was being so nice and obedient to him. "Let's go! Come with me to inspect the work progress at the branch companies. The Clark Group owned the real esta te industry and hotel industry, as w ell as various entertainment venues. It also had a lot of ot her business along with global credit companies. "Mr. Clark, I'm glad to s ee you doing fine. " Jaime was worried about Brian. But when he saw him cal m and collected as alwa ys, Jaime felt relieved. Meanwhile, Ayla went to he r dormitory to pack up her luggage, after her classes. She didn't have a lo t of luggage, but on ly a small suitcase. She had been so busy tod ay at school. After attending many class es, she went to the librar y to study and make notes. A few of her friends ca me to talk to her when s he was in her dormitory. She greete d them wit h a smile. "I heard that you came here in a lu xury car this morning. Is that true?" one of her friends asked curiously. Ayla was t aken aback slightly. She wasn't expecting th at question. However, she n either admitted nor denied it. "It was true. I saw it wi th my own eyes," another friend answered for her. "Ayla, have you found yourself a rich man? Of course. You are so beautiful. An y rich man would be interested in you. Her friends were so sure th at she found herself a rich man without telling anyone. That was why s he was leaving the dormitory. However, no one knew the truth that she was sold, and she might never have her freedom back all her life. “Wow! How old is he? Is he a bald -headed old man?" . Her friend s were ver y curious. They joked, but ac tually they wanted to know the truth. No one could imagine that she got ma rried to a young, rich and handsome m an who'd never fall in love with her. Everyone knew Ayla wasn't the type of gi rl who ran after rich men. Then how coul d they ever imagine what was the reality?