Novel Name : A Moment in Destiny

Chapter 399 Just A Bit Lost

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&#lt;p&#gt;The streets were filled with noise and traffic.
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&#lt;p&#gt;As Brian ran out, he saw April already lying in a pool of blood. He felt his blood freeze still.
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&#lt;p&#gt;April’s last words were, “Leila, tell your mom to get married with your father; have her take good care of
him. If she won’t listen, I’ll hunt her down even after I’m dead…”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Mom-” Macey cried.
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&#lt;p&#gt;April shut her eyes; at the moment of her death, she saw Brian running toward her, with tears in his
eyes. He shouted toward her, “April, don’t, don’t go! I was wrong, I was so wrong!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;April thought to herself. Wrong?
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&#lt;p&#gt;Indeed!
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&#lt;p&#gt;So wrong! Wrong to fall so deep in love! Since ancient times, the love struck people were the most
foolish! Falling in love with Brian was the bane of April and Mabel. There was no escape for them!
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&#lt;p&#gt;“My mom is dead! A year later, my dad married Mabel, and she changed Leila’s last name to Hunter!”
Macey turned to look at Arthur. “Everyone thought my dad and aunt got married so that she’d help take
care of him in place of my mother. They all spoke highly of the great Mayor Hunter, who let his wife’s
sister’s daughter change surnames to the same as his own. No one knew that Leila is my father’s
blood-related father! And I became the extraneous person in the family; I hated going home!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“In the end, your mother forgave your aunt and your father!” Arthur felt sorry for the late April, “Your
mom was a formidable woman!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;In her final moments, the best side of her humanity shone through; April was quite an admirable
woman!&#lt;/p&#gt;
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&#lt;p&#gt;Leila saved Macey, and April saved Leila. But she died alone; how could anyone not lament over her?
Also, the one she saved was the daughter of the man who betrayed her!
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Yes! My mother forgave my aunt and father. But I can’t. From that day on, I became rebellious and
intolerant of them being together. I became incredibly rebellious to be a thorn in their life. The more
they asked me to do something, the more I would refuse! I viewed my aunt and Leila as enemies.
Then, when I met Vincent, I became a good girl for over a year! I didn’t visit bars nor did I smoke; I just
maintained a relationship with Vincent. I never would have thought that I’d met the bane of my life! It
was that vixen of a man, he ruined me!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;Arthur was quiet. Because Arthur later found out about Vincent’s mother’s motives, to which Vincent
also agreed. The plan was to ruin the Hunter family’s daughter and disgrace her, to let the world know
Brian Hunter had a shameful daughter!
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&#lt;p&#gt;“I don’t have the grace of my mother; or rather, my mom had completely given up. I think when my dad
brought up the divorce, my mom had already sunken into despair. She seemed to have known the end
already! Even if that car accident didn’t happen, my mother would have likely ended her own life to stop
the pain. She was such a prideful woman; how could she possibly accept a divorce! I’m no saint like
her. I got what I deserved, so don’t bother feeling pity for me, it’s not worth it! I deserve all this, but I
don’t regret it.”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Macey, it’s no big deal!” Arthur began to feel sorry for her after hearing her story. He reached out and
patted her shoulder. “Start over; just being alive is great. Just think of it as staying alive for your mom’s
sake. Let the past be bygones. Go somewhere else, start a new life. I can get you a job in my company
in the US; I think you might do well in a financial field. What do you think?”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“I’ll think about your offer. Right now, I just want to go out. Lend me some money!”&#lt;/p&#gt;
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&#lt;p&#gt;Arthur nodded, and took out a stash of cash from his drawer. “Go on! Sunglasses, mask, baseball cap,
it’s all here; just bring yourself. Oh, you lost your phone, right? I had someone send a new one over;
you can start using it right away. The number’s on the box. I also added my own and Leila’s numbers
inside; call me if you need anything! I’ll help you out!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;Arthur handed her a phone; the second she took it, a glint of tears flashed across Macey’s eyes. “Why
are you helping me?”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“For Leila’s sake!” Arthur laughed. “At first, I did it for Leila; but now, I’m helping you out for your own
sake. I’m doing this because I think you’re a good girl! Just a girl who’s a bit lost!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;If you’ve done something wrong, just correct it!
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&#lt;p&#gt;“I’m not! I never was!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Who wasn’t rebellious in their teens; just toss out your past and start fresh, it’ll be a great thing.”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“You love Leila!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;Arthur’s eyebrows scrunched together, then he nodded, “Yes, I love Leila! Very much!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;Macey was at a loss for words, “That’s quite some grand love of yours!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Love is, just hoping that the one you love will always be happy!” Arthur said.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Always be happy!” Macey lowered her head; that man’s face flashed across in her mind. She shook
her head; that man never loved her, and she’ll never believe in love again. She took the sunglasses,
cap, and mask, and laughed at Arthur, “Thank you!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;As if she was a butterfly breaking out of its cocoon, having gone through this whole ordeal, Macey’s
heart felt at ease. That side of her that often easily became hysterical and angered easily finally&#lt;/p&#gt;
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&#lt;p&#gt;seemed to have found some inner peace; as though the dusts had finally settled, and she felt at ease
like she had never felt before.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Arthur returned to the White Group and found Leila resting in the lounge, and Vincent looked incredibly
on edge like he was high.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“How’re you feeling? Is your cough all well?”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“The medicine’s working, much better now!” Vincent said happily, “It’s all thanks to my darling wife!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Ugh!” Arthur’s lips curled, “Don’t hold your breath!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Jealous?” Vincent laughed slyly; he said it deliberately to remind Arthur to think less of his woman.
“Theodore’s still in Australia; word has it he’s returning next week. Apparently, he married a rich Arab’s
daughter, so he’s got the funds to purchase our stock!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Is that so! Depending on a woman now?” Arthur gasped, “I don’t like this kinda man. What about our
funding? How’re things on your mother’s end?”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“I already have an idea!” Vincent smiled and beamed in confidence.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“That’s great! All’s well with Leila?”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Of course!” Vincent’s smile made people want to punch him in the face, “My treat today; how about we
grab a meal together? Miyamoto will come along as well!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Sure!” Arthur nodded his head, “I’ll go do some work first; call me up later!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“OK!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;Around noon, Leila finally woke up; it felt as though it was decades since she last rested this well. It
also felt as though a large pair of hands clasped her face. She slowly opened her eyes, and Vincent’s&#lt;/p&#gt;
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&#lt;p&#gt;huge face was right before her.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Leila!” Vincent called out to her in a low voice.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Hm?” She stared at him with her large eyes. He bent down slightly toward her. His warm tongue
thrusted directly into her lips, and he flicked her tongue and enjoyed her sweet, tender kiss.
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&#lt;p&#gt;He just couldn’t contain himself and the overflowing sense of happiness he felt. Whenever he saw her,
he just wanted to kiss her uncontrollably; she was his!
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Oh-” Leila mumbled a bit; she just woke up and was greeted with Vincent’s passionate kiss. The
passionate French kiss was too much to take in.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Alright, we’re going to lunch; you, me, Arthur, Miyamoto, and Owen! Off we go!” Vincent told her in a
low tone.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Right now?”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Yeah!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;Leila got up; the second she did, her phone rang. It was Renee calling, so she picked up. “Renee?”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Where are you? Treat you to lunch!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“I…” She hesitated; she had just told her that she wasn’t with Vincent anymore, and now she was
together with him again. But since Renee was her best friend, she decided not to hide the truth from
her.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“I’m with Vincent; we’re about to go to lunch. Why don’t you come along?”
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&#lt;p&#gt;After she said so, she looked to Vincent, “Mr. White, is it alright if Renee comes along?”&#lt;/p&#gt;
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&#lt;p&#gt;“You decide, whatever you say!” Vincent gave her the confidence to make the call.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Come join us, Renee; Arthur is coming too, and a Mr. Black! Come now, you’re by yourself anyway.
Besides, I have so much to tell you!” Leila continued.
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&#lt;p&#gt;On the other end of the phone, Renee pondered for a bit, then replied, “Sure, I’ll be over in a bit!”
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&#lt;p&#gt;Before the entrance of the restaurant.
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&#lt;p&#gt;The men all donned tuxedos, each one looking more handsome than the next; their fit physiques made
them look like male models.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Miyamoto looked deadly and cool; Arthur looked dashing and unchained. As for Vincent, he had on a
sly crooked smile, which looked both devilish yet charming.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Vincent and Miyamoto stood together and greeted each other; his eyes were still as dark as always,
and he wore a black suit. His slanted bangs slightly covered over his eyes, but his eyes were deep and
occasionally shone a light. His thin, cold lips formed a slight curve. There was no way to distinguish
what kind of emotion he actually felt, but it was an attractive smile.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Leila looked at these three men; they were incredibly handsome. Just how did they end up like this?
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&#lt;p&#gt;Owen spotted Leila and rushed to grab her hand, “Leila, how are you?”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Good! How are you doing, Owen?” Leila smiled as she took his hand. The little boy seemed much
livelier since he began to spend time with Miyamoto. Genuine smiles finally began to show on his tiny
face.
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&#lt;p&#gt;The party sat at a table by a window. Perhaps it was because her relationship with Vincent escalated to
a new level, her face was constantly feeling red.&#lt;/p&#gt;
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&#lt;p&#gt;Vincent looked at her happy smile and he felt happy and content as well. With unrelenting spirit, he
leaned over to her ear and said, “Girl, I’ve missed you so. Come home with me tonight, alright?”
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&#lt;p&#gt;“No!” Leila’s face turned even more red. She knew what he meant by asking her to return home with
him.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Then I’ll go to your place! Wherever you are is my home!” Vincent whispered.
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&#lt;p&#gt;“Renee’s here!” She shoved Vincent away the second she saw Renee standing at the entrance and
glancing around.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Renee had on a pale blue suspender dress; she looked incredibly thin. Her arrival surprised all the
men, except for Vincent.
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&#lt;p&#gt;Her clothing’s simple yet delicate designs showcased her beautiful shoulders and sexy collarbone. Her
hair was tied to one side and fixed with a random hairclip, which made her look both lazy yet appealing. &#lt;/p&#gt;
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