Novel Name : A Moment in Destiny

Chapter 392 Reluctance and Fondness

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&#lt;p&#gt;Vincent got out and walked to the driver’s seat. He drove the car to take Leila to the Pearl Community.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Vincent and Leila were silent all the way. He only kept his eyes on the road ahead without even
glancing at her in the rear view mirror, as if he was deliberately ignoring her.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Here we are!” The car stopped and Vincent said in a deep voice.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Leila got out of the car and was as silent as usual.
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&#lt;p&#gt;The car drove away quickly and slowly disappeared. Leila’s indifferent face was tinged with a hint of
guilt, a look that was perhaps more complicated than guilt.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Unfortunately, Vincent had left. Otherwise, he would have noticed the reluctance and fondness in her
eyes.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Leila stood there dumbfounded for a long, long time as tears fell from her eyes. She guessed she was
in trouble after all!
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&#lt;p&#gt;The wind blew against Leila’s thin clothes as she went upstairs alone. She hadn’t even broken up yet
and she was starting to miss him. It was so sad and miserable!
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&#lt;p&#gt;The relationships in this world are always between two people who owe each other. You owe me, I owe
you. Then, pay them back one by one.
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&#lt;p&#gt;The next day.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Vincent’s lawyer called Leila. “Mrs White, the president asked me to bring the agreement for you to
sign. Where should we meet?”&#lt;/p&#gt;
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&#lt;p&#gt;Leila’s heart panicked, she bit her lips and said softly, “Let’s meet at the cafe outside the hospital at
11am!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;At the cafe.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Ted Parry, Vincent’s lawyer arrived with his briefcase and sat down after greeting her. Leila’s face was
a little pale. If you looked closely, her eyes were heavily shaded, blue and she looked quite tired.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Mrs White, the president wants to give you 20% of the company’s shares!” the lawyer took out the
document.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Leila almost thought she had heard wrong, “No, I don’t want it!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“This is what Mr. White wanted, and it is the only condition for him to sign!” the lawyer explained
formulaically. “Mrs White, you should take a look at it first. This is the share transfer agreement. You
can just sign it, the contract can be signed once you sign this!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“No! I don’t want these shares!” She had never wanted anything from him, never had.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“What Mr. White said is that if you don’t accept it, the marriage can’t be divorced!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“I don’t want the shares! I’ll call and talk to him myself!” Leila hurriedly took out her phone and called
Vincent in front of the lawyer.
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&#lt;p&#gt;After ringing three times, Vincent’s low and slightly tired voice came through the phone on the other
end. It was a simple “hello” that struck her vulnerable heart. She suddenly felt the urge to cry as she
listened to his voice.
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&#lt;p&#gt;It turned out that she really wasn’t as strong as she thought she was!
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&#lt;p&#gt;However, she still said stiffly, “It’s me!”&#lt;/p&#gt;
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&#lt;p&#gt;“I know!” He said. “Did you sign it?”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“I don’t want the shares!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Leila, you should know that you deserve it. The law gives you the right to do that, so why don’t you
want it?”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“I just don’t want it!” Leila bit her lip, “I’ll only sign the divorce agreement, I don’t want the shares!”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“Whether you want it or not, it’s all yours!” Vincent spoke quietly, his deep male voice was
extraordinarily heart shattering.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Leila pursed her lips without speaking, a flash of pain crossing her eyes. After a short while she
shouted in a low voice, “Mr. White ...”
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&#lt;p&#gt;She never thought he would be so generous as to give her the shares of the White Group. She knew
he had been good to her, but never knew it would be this good.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Leila, don’t be stubborn anymore, just accept the shares! I still have a meeting to attend, sign the
agreement and settle it as soon as possible!” A very dull tone, “Whether you sign it or not, it’s all yours!
I’ve already signed the agreement!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Mr. White ...”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Well! I have something to do, that’s all for now!” No more pestering, his tone was that dull.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Her heart was starting to hurt!
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&#lt;p&#gt;The lawyer insisted that she sign the transfer agreement before he would give her the divorce
agreement. However, she did not sign it after all!&#lt;/p&#gt;
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&#lt;p&#gt;The lawyer was a little speechless. “Mrs White, you are so insistent on getting a divorce, why don’t you
just hurry up?”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“No! I don’t want the shares!” It was still the same words. Her nose was sour and she simply felt a
palpitation of bewilderment.
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&#lt;p&#gt;The lawyer left helplessly.
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&#lt;p&#gt;When Leila returned to the ward, her whole body was in a trance.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Leila, are you okay?” Mabel shouted with concern.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Leila did not respond, and no one knew whether she had heard her mother’s words or not.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Leila did not receive a phone call from Vincent after the lawyer left. She didn’t know if he knew that she
hadn’t signed the agreement. She assumed that he already knew.
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&#lt;p&#gt;For the following three days, Vincent really did not come to see her anymore, nor did Arthur.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Occasionally, Leila bought a newspaper when she passed by the hospital newsstand one day and
realised that the stock of the White Group had been suspended for a week. There was a lot of
speculation that the White Group was in crisis.
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&#lt;p&#gt;The stock was suspended? Leila’s heart thudded, what was it that could cause trouble to Mr. White?
Was he doing well?
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&#lt;p&#gt;White Group.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Vincent had a tired look on his face and rubbed his brow.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Arthur sat down opposite him. “This company called Silver Breeze has just been established for about
three months or less and it actually dares to privately acquire our company’s shares!”&#lt;/p&#gt;
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&#lt;p&#gt;“To be able to target the White Group shows that he is very capable and bold!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;Arthur’s tone was not anxious as he teased, “That’s interesting, I can’t wait to find out who the boss of
Silver Breeze is. The company was said to be set up in Australia and headquartered in KL. Vin, do you
have any foes in KL?”
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&#lt;p&#gt;Vincent said in a deep voice, “Theodore Hall!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Who is Theodore?” Arthur raised his eyebrows.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Vincent frowned at once and simply said, “You don’t need to know!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Is there anything I don’t need to know? I’m a shareholder right? I think I should have the right to know
that.”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“About 10% of the shares were acquired by him!” Vincent looked at the financial statement and said in
a deep voice. “That’s not enough to form a threat!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“But we are having a cash flow problem, you won’t be unaware of that, will you? If your mother wants to
sell 20% of her shares and is acquired by that Theodore, he might have 30% of our shares in his
hands. Once your mother gets mad and wants to do that, I think we’ll really only be passive!” Arthur
had already found out that Nora Morgan was recently looking for someone to sell her shares to.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Vincent had also heard about his mother selling her shares, and his gaze became even more grim. He
knew that after he pulled his mother away that day, her harsh words were definitely not just a threat
when she said, “I never thought you would fall in love with your foe’s daughter. You have ruined my
plans and you have let your deceased father down. As such, we are severed from mother and son, so
don’t blame me for doing anything!”&#lt;/p&#gt;
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Our current finances are simply not enough to acquire 20% of the shares in her hands, what do you
think we should do?”
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&#lt;p&#gt;The intercom rang and Vincent hurriedly answered the phone. “Tell me!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“President, Mrs Hunter is here again. She said she can provide you with the capital, please do meet
her!” Clara said in the call.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“No!” Vincent hung up the phone in a deep voice.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Vin, Pippa is really infatuated with you!” Arthur chuckled. “You don’t even want the money sent to you!”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;“Shut up!” Vincent glanced at him and called again, “Where is Theodore now? Have you found out
yet?”
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&#lt;p&#gt;Brian’s condition did not improve. Perhaps because he was aware of the state of his health, Brian
asked Mabel to help him go through the sickness retirement procedure, intending to go home and retire
completely to stay away from politics.
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&#lt;p&#gt;The video incident became the topic of conversation among the citizens of F city, but it was eventually
forgotten as time passed.
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&#lt;p&#gt;However, the divorce agreement between Leila and Vincent was not settled. Vincent insisted on giving
her 20% of the shares, but Leila was adamant that she did not want them.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Since that day when she met with the lawyer, she never received another call from Vincent and the
lawyer never looked for her. However, she saw the crisis at the White Group and immediately became
worried. She endured the day and finally could not resist calling Vincent at ten o’clock in the night.&#lt;/p&#gt;
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&#lt;p&#gt;When she heard the sound of coughing coming from the phone, her heart pounded. She didn’t want to
admit it, but she guessed that he was probably sick.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Vincent coughed one after another. He rubbed his temples, ignoring the high fever on his forehead, and
continued to work on the documents in his hands. He didn’t even look when the phone rang and
answered it straight away. “Hello? Coughing ...”
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&#lt;p&#gt;Leila listened to the coughing sound again and her heart instantly tensed up, “Are you okay?”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;Vincent was slightly stunned to hear Leila’s voice at first. She was calling to talk about the divorce
again, right?
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&#lt;p&#gt;Vincent suppressed the intense pain in his heart and stifled a coughing sound as he said, “Yes?”
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&#lt;p&#gt;His tone was soft as he didn’t know how to face her talking about the divorce once again.
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&#lt;p&#gt;His tone made Leila unconsciously frown and she asked again, “Are you sick?”
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&#lt;p&#gt;She should have been glad that he had finally stopped harassing her and everything had returned to
peace. His indifference was gone, and she had become relaxed and at ease.
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;However, Leila frowned when she heard Vincent’s cough again. He was coughing so hard that he must
be sick. Was he going to turn his cough into pneumonia?
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&#lt;p&#gt;“It has nothing to do with you. If there’s nothing, I’m going to hang up!” He forced the discomfort from
his throat, his voice was cold and urging. What was wrong with her, she was the one who wanted a
divorce, and now she was here to care about him?
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Where are you?” Leila asked again, ignoring his indifference.&#lt;/p&#gt;
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&#lt;p&#gt;“If there’s nothing, I have work to handle, that’s all for now! “Vincent said in a deep voice, his tone short
and chilling. If he didn’t hang up the phone again, he was worried that he would cough even worse. He
had stayed up late for days, and what had happened recently had caused his immunity to drop rapidly.
He had actually caught a viral cold, and his cough was very bad.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Are you in the office?” Before Leila could say anything else, the phone hung up. She finally cared
about him after all. She put the phone down and dashed out.
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&#lt;p&#gt;She called a car and hurried to the White Group.
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&#lt;p&#gt;It was late at night.
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&#lt;p&#gt;It was past 10 pm, was he still at the office?
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&#lt;p&#gt;The security guard was still there. Leila got out of the car and went to the entrance. It just so happened
that the security guard knew her too.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Is Mr. White still up there?” Leila asked hurriedly.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Yes, yes!” The security guard hurriedly said. “Do you want to go up there, madam?”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“I’m going to see him, can I go up?”
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&#lt;p&#gt;The guard nodded once he thought that she was Vincent’s wife. “You may go up!”
&#lt;/p&#gt;
&#lt;p&#gt;There was no one at the front desk, they were all off duty. Was he the only one working overtime? Leila
took the lift upstairs.
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&#lt;p&#gt;In the lift, her thoughts were a mess, not knowing what to do. She wondered what she should say when
she met him later. Would he misunderstand if she rushed to meet him and worried about him?&#lt;/p&#gt;
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