lt;pgt;“Why are you here?” Even though she asked, Lily was quite pleased to see Alexander at that moment.
lt;pgt;Alexander glanced at Lily, thoughtfully turned down the air conditioner in the back console, took a
shawl, and put it around her. “Did you get into trouble lately?” By his estimation, Lily should have exited
the building long ago. Alexander almost wanted to get out of the car to check on her himself. “It‘s no big
deal.” Lily gestured with her fingers, indicating no problem, but after raising her hand, she pulled her
injury and involuntarily hissed. Hearing her gasp, Alexander frowned and pulled Lily closer. “Are you
hurt?” His expression was grim, his tone even grimmer. The fact that he was pissed showed on his
face. Lily quickly explained, “N–No, I just haven‘t stretched my muscles for a long time. I feel a little
sore, that‘s all.” Lily was afraid Alexander would not believe her, so she turned to face him, saying, “If
you don‘t believe me, just look. Where am I injured?”
lt;pgt;Alexander stared at Lily and abruptly reached out to gently pinch her cheeks with his thumb and index
finger. He lifted her chin slightly and carefully examined her up and down, left and right. His eyes went
from her neck to her collarbone and her arms. Lily started blushing. She only casually suggested that
he check her, yet Alexander examined her so thoroughly, relieving the grievances in Lily‘s heart.
lt;pgt;It was impossible for Lily not to feel aggrieved. She had known Nathaniel for many years and always
thought he was a gentle and graceful man. However, recent events repeatedly proved Lily wrong.
lt;pgt;Not only did Nathaniel cheat on her, but he also manipulated and gaslighted her. After their relationship
turned sour, he even wanted to force her to... Although Lily had wholly given up on that man, they had
known each other for five years, so she could not get over it so quickly. Apart from anger, she felt sad
lt;pgt;“Promise me one thing.” Alexander‘s hand returned to Lily‘s chin, and his thumb gently rubbed her lips.lt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;“What is it?”
lt;pgt;“Never put yourself in danger.” As Alexander spoke, Lily felt a chill on her wrist. She looked down and
saw a silver watch around her wrist. The watch was small, but she could see its fine workmanship as
its hands ticked steadily.
lt;pgt;She typically never wore watches, so she was surprised by this sudden gift. “This
lt;pgt;watch has GPS and a one–touch dialing function. You must wear this at all times.”
lt;pgt;Lily was stunned for two seconds, then laughed, “Are you trying to spy on me?” She said half–jokingly.
Of course, Lily knew this meant she could seek Alexander‘s help anytime. Since Alexander was so
thoughtful, it was impossible for her not to feel touched.
lt;pgt;With one hand holding Lily‘s and the other still lingering on her chin, Alexander whispered, “It‘s not a
spying tool. I just want to know where you are at all times.”
lt;pgt;“Why are you being so nice to me?” Looking into his eyes, Lily asked. Although the pair had not spent
much time together, Alexander was kind to herlt;/pgt;