Novel Name : A Moment in Destiny

Chapter 286 Picking Her up out of Kindness

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&#lt;p&#gt;“You’re a grownup. Have you never searched your own body before?” he laughed more evilly.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“You rascal!” she cursed him with a blushed face. “I’ll go wash the beddings and make breakfast.”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;Vincent raised his eyebrows. “No problem. It’s a deal. You can’t refuse me next time!”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;Leila couldn’t stand him any longer.
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&#lt;p&#gt;She rushed out quickly, almost bumping into the wall. Vincent burst into laughter behind her.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;Leila was so embarrassed. Why could he discuss such private things with her while looking so calm?
She didn’t know Vincent indeed. How could he be such a man?
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&#lt;p&#gt;Until the stimulating smell had faded in his room, looking at the clean bedsheet and floor, Vincent
shook his head. Even he himself was confused about what he had done last night. He guessed that he
must be drunk.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Vincent lit up another cigarette. It seemed that his physical strength hadn’t recovered yet. He felt so
tired. It turned out the masturbation was such a tiring thing. Finally, he stood up and walked into the
bathroom.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Leila had never expected that she would saw this side of Vincent. When she recalled what she had
seen, she couldn’t help blushing and her heart hammered. However, he took it for granted -- he even
told her what he had done face-to-face, and he asked her to clean his room.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Right then, when she was standing in the laundry room and looking at the dirty beddings in the washing
machine, her face was still blushed. She felt extremely embarrassed. She couldn’t help wondering
whether others would still worship the business legends created by him if they knew that the famous
Vincent was such a man.&#lt;/p&#gt;
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&#lt;p&#gt;However, who else could know this side of him?
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&#lt;p&#gt;Thinking about it, Leila felt quite lucky. He was even willing to show this side of him to her. Did it mean
that he didn’t take her as an outsider?
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;However, when recalling his conversation with her father in the study last night, she felt sad again.
Perhaps, she should find a chance to talk to her father, asking him why he would do that and what he
had done to offend Vincent.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;It was the weekend. After having the breakfast prepared by Leila, Vincent went to take a nap for
recovering his physical strength. Leila went to the university. Since her thesis would be reviewed on
Monday, she went to the university earlier and check on her laptop.
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&#lt;p&#gt;As expected, Vincent had sent her laptop back.
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&#lt;p&#gt;She turned it on and noticed that all the files in it were still there. Nothing was missing. In an instant,
she breathed a sigh of relief. She couldn’t imagine what Vincent would feel if he had opened the file
with the password. Fortunately, he had done nothing.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;Leila entered the password and opened the file. Having a glance at the content, she confirmed that
nothing was touched in there. She closed the file right away. With both her hands on her face, she
inhaled deeply. Then she turned off the laptop with a blushed face.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;After leaving the dormitory, she went to her parents’ house. She wondered how she could question her
father. Since her mother must be home, how could she ask her father without letting her mother know?
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;Standing at the door, she was so hesitating, but the door was opened from the inside.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Leila shivered. Looking up, she found her parents walking out arm-in-arm. Seeing Leila at the door,
they both were surprised. Mabel asked, “Leila, why are you here? Haven’t you been here yesterday?&#lt;/p&#gt;
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&#lt;p&#gt;Isn’t Vincent at home? Doesn’t he have a weekend?”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Mom, I just passed by your house, so I just want to drop by and leave soon,” Leila explained in a hurry,
casting a glance at her father.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;Brian seemed to understand something. He said, “I’ll go have a walk with your mother in the park.
Would you like to join us? If not, you can wait for us at home.”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“Well, I won’t disturb your lovers’ world in this case. Dad, Mom, please go ahead. I’m going home now,”
said Leila calmly in a soft tone.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;Mabel seemed to have felt something wrong. She pulled Leila’s hand. “Leila, are you all right? Why do
you look so pale? Your eyes seemed to be swollen. Have you cried last night?”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;Leila was taken aback. She immediately explained with a smile, “Mom, how could it be possible? I
drank too much water before going to bed last night. Perhaps my metabolism didn’t work well.”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“Really?” Mabel looked doubted, subconsciously glancing at Brian.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“It’s for real! I’m not a kid who likes crying. Mom, you know me well, don’t you?” Leila said with a smile,
“What would cause me to cry, anyway? Please don’t feel so insecure!”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“I’m just worried about you.” Mabel pat Leila on her hands. “I’m glad if there’s nothing happened.”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“What could happen to her? Haven’t you seen it yesterday? Vincent treats her very well. What else are
you worried about? All right. Leila, I’ll call my driver to send you home.”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“No, thanks, Dad. I’m used to taking the bus. I like it.” Leila twitched her mouth to a smile. “I’m taking off
now!”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;Since she couldn’t have the chance to ask her father, Leila felt somewhat disappointed but uneasier.&#lt;/p&#gt;
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&#lt;p&#gt;Vincent treated her in that way -- looking for her in the rain and providing her with a warm embrace
when she needed the help the most. Leila couldn’t help but heave a sigh. ‘Vincent, you asked me to
choose between you and my family. Do you want me to cut ties with my father? Why do you have to
get me involved if you want to break up with my father?’ her inner voice asked.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;As soon as she arrived at the bus stop, she received a call from Vincent. “Where are you now?”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“I’m waiting for the bus,” Leila answered him honestly.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“Where are you waiting for the bus? In the future, if I ask you, you need to tell me the exact location.”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“I--” Leila glanced at the address and answered, “I’m in the bus stop next to Municipal Government
Community. Now I’m going home.”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“Wait for me there. I’ll be there in ten.” After he finished his words, he hung up the phone directly
without waiting for her response.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;For some reason, Leila felt scared when facing that man. She hadn’t done anything wrong, but she
always felt guilty like a thief. She was afraid that Vincent would ask her why she came to her father. If
he still wanted to force her to make a choice, she would be in a dilemma for sure.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;Since he said he would pick her up, Leila could only sit on the chair to wait for him. She dared not to
refuse him, afraid that he would get angry. She looked in the direction from time to time, afraid that she
would miss his car.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Ten minutes -- he must be downtown. She wondered what he had done. When she went out, he was
still napping. Recalling that he needed to take a nap because he had masturbated, she felt
embarrassed and guilty. Indeed, she was his wife and she had the obligation to sleep with him.
However--&#lt;/p&#gt;
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&#lt;p&#gt;Sitting below the stop board, Leila stared at the cars passing by, lost in thought.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Time passed, but Vincent still hadn’t shown up. Checking her watch, Leila found that it was fifteen
minutes already. She wondered if he would stand her up.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Leila was in a daze. She stood up and looked around. A white Bugatti approached her from afar. It ran
pretty fast as if the driver was in a hurry. With a creak, it stopped below the stop board next to her.
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&#lt;p&#gt;The car window slid down, and Vincent looked out. He said, “Get in.”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;Obediently, she walked there with her bag. The door next to the passenger seat was opened by him
from the inside.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Leila sat in, feeling surprised that he had taken the initiative and opened the door for her, although it
was opened from the inside.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“There was a traffic jam just now,” he explained.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;Leila was agape as she didn’t understand why he explained. He was always egoistic.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;As if he had sensed something, he looked unnatural and added, “I’m always punctual. I don’t like being
late.”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“It’s alright.” Leila felt amused. He was such a weirdo -- obviously, he was making an apology for being
late, but he made an excuse. “Are you napping at home?”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;She became nervous. Although the space in the Bugatti was big, she still felt short of breath. Besides,
the nice scent of cologne from his body and his unique smell of cigarettes made her breath get deeper.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“I came to pick you up out of kindness.” His deep voice was hoarse. “Why? Aren’t you happy to let me
pick you up?”&#lt;/p&#gt;
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Yes, I am.” She answered. “I meant you could take a longer nap. I can go home by bus.”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;After all, he had done something extremely tiring last night.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Said whom we are going back home?” he said in a domineering manner. Then he started the engine.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“Then--”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Let’s go see a movie,” he answered with a snort.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“See a movie?” Leila was shocked. She didn’t expect that at all.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“What now? You don’t want to go, do you? Or you just don’t want to go with me, do you?” His tone
became gloomy in an instant.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“I do!” Leila immediately denied. “I just feel a bit surprised!”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“Humph! I think you want Theodore to go with you.” He pressed his lips with a cold look.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“Theodore and I...” She wanted to explain that they had nothing to do with each other. However, before
she could finish her words, he interrupted her.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Shut up! I don’t care what relationship did you have before. Do you want to go see a movie with me or
not?” He stared at the road in front with his ink-black eyes. One of his hands was on the steering wheel
and his right hand was next to Leila. Leila was afraid that he would reach out to strangle her if she
refused.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Tell me!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Yes, I do! I haven’t seen a movie for such a long time.” She had a habit to go to see a movie alone. It
was because it was quite dark in the theatre. When seeing the movie, especially a touching one, she&#lt;/p&#gt;
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&#lt;p&#gt;could cry freely and tell others it was because she was moved.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“Then stop talking so much nonsense!” said he in a deep voice.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;Leila was speechless -- it seemed that he was the one talking nonsense, wasn’t he?
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“Answer me!”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“I got it!” she answered honestly, trembling in fear.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“I like the obedient kid!” he suddenly said.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;Arriving at the cinema, Vincent pulled her hand without speaking, towards the box office. The young
lady working in the box office immediately widened her eyes when seeing Vincent. With admiration in
her eyes, she asked excitedly, “Good day, Sir. Which movie?”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“What movies are on recently?” Vincent didn’t look at her at all.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“Sir, would you like to see the western movies or the domestic ones? If the western movies, would you
prefer the European movies or American movies? Or perhaps Korean? Japanese? If the domestic
ones, would you prefer the Hong Kong movie, Taiwanese movie, or mainland movie?” The young lady
seemed extremely enthusiastic. After casting a glance at Leila, she glued her gaze on Vincent again.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“Which one do you prefer?” Vincent turned around and asked Leila.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“Huh?” Leila was a bit surprised. If she was not wrong, he was asking her for her opinion, wasn’t he? “I
don’t know. Isn’t it you who want to see a movie?”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“I’m asking you for your opinion!” He was obviously unhappy. He had never seen a movie before. It was
a rare opportunity, but this woman is so annoying. She wasn’t cooperative.&#lt;/p&#gt;
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&#lt;p&#gt;“I don’t know which one to choose either.” She hadn’t seen a movie for a month, so she didn’t know
what good movies were on the air.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“Which movies are good ones?” Vincent turned around and asked the ticket seller.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“Sir, why don’t you choose the Korean one? Recently the lovers all prefer to see the Korean movies.”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“All lovers?” asked Vincent.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“Yeah!”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“Well, we won’t see the Korean movie then,” said Vincent in a deep voice. He turned to Leila again.
“Tell me. Which one would you like to see?”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;Leila shivered. Then she caught a glimpse of a new poster, which was the poster of the cartoon The
Lion King. It was an old cartoon, but Simba looked pretty cute on the poster. Leila couldn’t help gazing
at the poster. The cartoon was about responsibility and persistence. She had seen it before, which was
pretty nice.&#lt;/p&#gt;
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