Chapter 394 Someone Is Angry
Ryder laughed out of exasperation. “Since you’re saying that the future is uncertain, why are you rejecting me so quickly?”
Kathleen replied helplessly, “That’s because I know I won’t fall for you. Besides, I don’t want you to waste your time because of me. You’re already thirty-five years old, aren’t you?”
He laughed. “Haha. Am I that old?”
He looked at her. “Samuel’s thirty-three. We’re only two years apart.”
She couldn’t help but scoff, “You sound like you want to get together with him.”
He looked at her thoughtfully. “Kathleen, you can turn me down, but I have the right to continue liking you.”
She was speechless.
He said softly, “I don’t think it’s painful to wait for someone. I knew you since I was twenty-two. Although my confession this time has failed, I won’t give up.”
“You…” She didn’t know what to say anymore.
Could it be that my rejection wasn’t straightforward enough?
She had no other choice. “Suit yourself. It’s your business, anyway.”
Ryder let out a deep laugh. “You’re right. This is my business.”
She had no choice but to say righteously, “Nonetheless, I hope you won’t affect my life.”
He smiled plainly. “You don’t look stern at all, although I can see that you’re trying to. On the contrary, you look adorable.”
Exasperation was written all over her face. “Is that so? A lot of people are afraid of me in the past, though.”
“How can someone who likes you be afraid of you? In the eyes of someone who likes you, you’re adorable,” he replied with a half-smile.
She pursed her lips. “I’ll do my best to be more strict next time.”
He laughed. “Toward me?”
She nodded fervently.
Ryder narrowed his eyes at her. “You may not know this, but I like girls who can be both adorable and fierce.”
His kind smile under the gentle moonlight did not look like he was joking at all.
He smiled and hugged her suddenly as he whispered next to her ear, “Good night. I don’t regret confessing my feelings to you. Even if you fall in love with someone else and get married to him one day, I won’t have any regrets. I know that feelings can’t be forced, but at least I’ve tried.”
After that, he let go of her.
She stood under the tree as she watched him leave with a glint in her eyes.
Just then, she heard some movements near her.
Kathleen asked without looking back, “You’ve been watching for a long time, haven’t you?”
Samuel murmured with his voice lowered, “I’m just here to see the kids. I didn’t mean to see that.”
She turned. “Samuel, you’re not being honest at all.”
He looked at her dark eyes and muttered in a low voice, “What about you? Are you being honest?”
“Do you dare to admit that you still have feelings for me?” he asked her in his hoarse voice.
She scoffed, “What? You want me to admit that I still have feelings for you? I’ve already lost my memories! How can I have feelings for you?”
“Kathleen, do you remember when you passed out after saving Desi last time? You kept calling my name. Do you dare to say that you don’t remember anything?”
She was stunned and shook her head fervently. “No!”
He mocked, “Do you need to get so worked up?”
Kathleen was enraged. “Can’t I explain myself when you’ve clearly misunderstood me?”
He looked at her coldly.
She snapped, “Eil and Desi are perfectly fine here with me! Don’t you forget! I’m their mother! There’s no way I’d hurt them! It’s late, and they don’t need you to worry about them. You can leave now!”
Samuel looked at Kathleen under the moonlight. To him, she looked elegant, fresh, and charming.
“Good night!” With that, she stomped away angrily.
Looking at Kathleen’s slender figure, he suddenly said pitifully, “Kathleen, I’m hungry.”
Kathleen was stunned as she turned to look at him. “Am I your mother? Why are you telling me that for?”
He looked at her quietly. “Then, who should I tell?”
“I don’t care. You can ask for Tyson, Leonard, or anyone’s help here. Just don’t look for me,” she huffed.
“Tyson’s wife isn’t feeling well, so he has already left. Leonard isn’t here either. Besides, I’m not close with anyone else here,” he explained.
She asked coldly, “So, you’re saying that we’re close?”
Samuel was taken aback for a moment before he asked composedly, “Aren’t we?”
We even have two kids together.
She snorted coldly. “Sorry. We’re not.”
With that, she turned to leave.
He let out a self-deprecating laugh as he watched her close the door in his face.
As expected, I shouldn’t have provoked her.
However, when he saw Ryder hugging her, he couldn’t control himself.
Great. Now she doesn’t want to talk to me anymore. I should’ve kept my mouth shut.
The next day, Kathleen went for breakfast with Eilam and Desiree.
Eilam called Samuel, but the latter didn’t pick up.
Kathleen looked at Eilam’s worried expression. “What’s wrong?”
He frowned. “Daddy has never slept in before, but there’s no response from him at this hour. I called him, but he didn’t answer at all. Did something happen?”
Hearing that, Kathleen got very worried as well.
Tyson’s not with Samuel. I wonder if he can walk or do anything by himself.
At that moment, she saw Ryder.
“Ryder, can you help me look after Eil and Desi for a while? I’ll be back soon,” she said instantly.
Ryder nodded. “Okay.”
Looking at how anxious Kathleen was, he couldn’t help but wonder if something had happened to Samuel.
Suddenly, he felt someone pulling his hand.
He lowered his head to look at Desiree. “Yeah?”
“Mr. Xenakis, my mommy’s not right for you. You should look for someone else,” Desiree said with a conflicted look.
Ryder laughed lightly. “You’re truly Samuel’s precious daughter.”
Eilam, on the other hand, drank his milk in silence.
Ryder patted Desiree’s head. “Don’t worry. Your mommy has already rejected me.”
Desiree was stunned before she beamed. After that, she pulled his hand and comforted him, “Mr. Xenakis, I’m sure you’ll find yourself a good wife since you’re so handsome! Maybe you will even have a cute daughter like me.”
Ryder was amused. “I’ll take your word for it.”
After that, he shifted his gaze to look at Kathleen, who was walking away, and he couldn’t help feeling resigned.
That’s probably how love is. Even if she has forgotten about him, her love for him is already deeply engraved into her bones that she herself doesn’t notice.
Kathleen stood before Samuel’s resort entrance and knocked on the door.
However, no sound was heard from the inside.
She furrowed her brows deeply. Did something really happen to him? It can’t be, right?
She looked around as she thought about how to get to the second floor.
She saw a chair at the side and dragged it over to the balcony.
She got on it and held onto the railings with both her hands.
If it weren’t because of her dress and leather shoes, she would’ve already climbed up.
At that moment, the door opened with a click.
Samuel walked out of the door in his robe. He lifted his head to look at Kathleen who was trying hard to get onto the second floor and frowned slightly. “Kate, what are you doing?”
Kathleen was shocked. “You’re alive?”