The Substitute Bride: Making Memories Of Us-n
Chapter 18: He Wanted To Know Her
In the club, sitting in the private room on the second floor, Brian overlooked the crowd on the first floor through the glass window. "Anna, you have managed this place so well. Anna handed a glass of wine to Brian. "Mr. Clark, how can I not since it's your order? How can I be careless in taking care of this place?”. Brian had many entertainment clubs, hotels and other subsidiaries running under his name. He ran them all by himself, and Anna really could understand the pressure he put up with all the time. "Anna, are you tired?". As Anna sat beside him, Brian pulled her close by her waist. "If you feel tired, you can ask Jaime to help you. Anna smiled. "Don't worry, Mr. Clark. I'm fine. You saved my life. I'm willing and very glad to do everything for you. Brian nodded and gulped down the wine in the glass. "You follow me everywhere. IIf you keep doing that, you can't relax for yourself. Anna was the only woman who followed him everywhere. "I don't care about that, Mr. Clark. I don't care about anything as long as you are with me. Please don't drive me away from. yourself. Anna was not afraid of anything because she had faced many difficulties in the past. Her condition had been so bad that she used to live on the streets. Her life depended on beggary. She still remembered that one time when she was so hungry that she went to a small shop to steal a piece of bread. The shopkeeper caught her red-handed and beat her to death. It was Brian who found her on the streets almost dead. He brought her to his home and treated her back to health. Since then, she always stayed by his side. He was the most important person in her life. "How can I drive you away?". The reason why Brian saved her back then was because there was a glint of tenacity in her eyes, which was similar to his. The first floor suddenly became livelier. Awoman with heavy makeup, long curly brown hair, and a tight black skirt, had entered the club. Her appearance naturally attracted all men's attention towards her, making them covet her. She swayed her hips coquettishly while making her way to the dance floor. All the men gathered around her watching her dance enchantingly. The men whistled, cheering for her and it became louder and louder with every passing moment. Even the men who weren't on the dance floor, walked onto the stage and danced with her. Some of them put their big hands on her waist, while dancing. The environment got hotter. "Who is this woman?"
The woman had caught Brian's attention as well. "I don't know. She has been coming here fo r a few days now. She is indeed very attra ctive. My goal is to make money. As long as . she can bring or attract more customers, I don't need to know who she is. Anna had a strong busin ess outlook. She had noticed the prese nce of this woman had bee n beneficial for the club. The sales, especially of the a lcoholic beverages, had increa sed a lot in the past few days. Brian gave Anna a pr oud smile. “Anna, you're getting more and more busin ess-minded. I guess, I don't have to worry about this place anymore. Even if I can't . come here personally in the future, you'll be able to t ake care of it efficiently. Anna teased, "So you used to come here to inspect how I was running this place? Were you worried that I couldn't run it well?" . She took the e mpty glass fro m Brian's hand. "Mr. Clark, do you like that woman? If you want, I can invite her over to accompany you. ” Brian waved his hand dismissively. "No, I don't want her. B ut you can ask someone to find out who she is. His eyes darted to wards her. Why did he have a bad feeling abou t her? Anna looked at him, slightly confused, but she didn’t ask more. She would d o whatever h e had asked. However, after walking around the first floor, Anna found out that everyone called her Lene. Anna wanted to know mor e about her. But she cou ldn't see h er anywhere. So she asked a few people about where sh e went, and found out that Lene had been taken upstairs by the Stone Group's CEO's . s o n. Anna was ve ry efficient in her job. She knew, at this time it w ouldn't be wise to go and s top the Stone Group's heir. Because it'd offend him, a nd that wouldn't leave a g ood impact on the business. So, Anna returned to Brian and informed hi m, "Mr. Clark, I'm sorry. ! couldn't find out her exact identity. But everyone called her . Le ne . "L en e?" . Brian's eyeb rows knitted in a frown. Amoment later, he stood up and said, "It doesn't matt er. I'll leave soon anyway. When Brian was abou t to leave, Anna hug ged him from behind. She didn't w ant him to l eave so soon. “Are you going bac k to her?" . "Why do you think so ? You already know h ow much I hate her
Brian turned aroun d and gently kisse d on her pink lips. "Mr. Clark, why d o you have a gru dge against her?" . The amount of money Clayton borrowed f rom Brian was huge. Under the current circumstances, it was impossible to pay back al l the money to Brian immediately. That was why Brian hated Cl ayton so much. But why did he hate Arlene? What had she done? Brian onl y smiled when she asked that. He didn't hate her exactly, but h e hated Clayton, and he hated Arl ene for being Clayton's daughter. All he wanted was Arlene to bear his hatred for the rest of her li fe to repay what Clayton owed him. After that conversation, Brian sat down on the sofa again and drank wi ne with Anna, glasses after glasses. However, he still wasn' t drunk even after drink ing quite a few bottles. When Brian finally returned to the villa, it was already one o'clock in the morning. As Ayla was the only one who lived in the main villa, she heard the noise when Brian entered the villa. She quickly put on an overcoat and w ent to receive him. "You are back. " Ayla realized Brian was drunk. Although she was scared to be near him, she walked up to him and helped him walk. "Have you been waiti ng for me?" Brian st ared at her closely. When she nodded hesitantly, he abruptly pulled her into his ar ms and kissed her aggressively. "Mr. Clar k, you ar e drunk. Ayla stru ggled in his arms. She knew that he was drunk and didn't kn ow what he was doing. After what happened in th e dining room last time, s he had been afraid of him. Now that he was dru nk, she was more af raid to be near him. But Brian didn't l et her go. “Mr. Clark, please! Let go of me!" Ayla cried out in pain. "It's hurtin g me. Please! Let me go!" . But her plea ding didn't work on him. He pushed her down on the sofa, and cl imbed on top of her. He had tried e verything to t est this woman. But still he c ouldn't unders tand her fully. Brian's eyes d arkened. "This is the real you, isn't it? Arlene, this is what you want, right? Stop pretending!" . He knew she was about to reveal her true colors. But he couldn't let her go, coul d he? If Arlene lived a peaceful, unhindered life, it'd be no fun. It would be meaningles s to keep her with him, if he just let her go. After he finished, Bri an stood up and looked down at her spitefully. "Don't forge t to take yo ur medicine!" . He sneered the n left without looking back. He had no fee lings for her except hatred. He only w anted her to suffer. He didn't need a child from her, and he made it very clear to her. He didn't like to be bound b y such things