Chapter 884 Reunion
Amelia arrived at the private dining room Oscar had mentioned right on time. As soon as she entered, she was grabbed and shoved up against the wall.
The two of them kissed for what seemed like forever. When their lips separated, Amelia had to lean on Oscar for support as she had gone weak at the knees. With her cheek pressed against his chest, she could hear the rapid beating of his heart.
Amelia felt like she was dreaming. Her year-long wish had finally come true, and easily at that. She even wondered if this was a prank Oscar was pulling on her where once she believed all this to be true, he would flip and break her with the most hurtful words he could find.
However, it doesn’t matter. Even if he were to reveal that everything was an act he put on, I’m willing to play along now.
Amelia was totally immersed in his domineering yet gentle kiss. All her rationality and composure were gone when she was with him.
If this was all a dream, then she hoped she could stay in it for a little longer.
As Oscar gazed at Amelia, who was lying in his arms like a docile kitten, he could not help but smirk.
My dear Amelia still loves me even after everything she has gone through. How could I have gotten my memories jumbled up and forced such a loyal woman to leave the country? Even death can’t atone for what I did.
“I’m sorry for making you suffer for the past year, Amelia,” Oscar whispered in a low voice as he stroked the back of her hand.
Amelia instantly looked up at him with disbelief in her eyes.
“Do you finally remember me, Oscar?” Amelia asked with a choked voice. She did not dare to believe good things could happen to her so quickly. Much like the kiss earlier, she thought it was just one of Oscar’s tricks and did not dare to even hope that he had regained his memories. She feared that the more she hoped, the greater her disappointment would be.
Oscar lifted her chin and kissed her on the lips, his heart aching.
“I remember everything. Even though I didn’t want any of this to happen, my memories were jumbled up, and I caused you so much suffering for the past year. I’m sorry for that. I don’t care if you get angry at me. Hit me or yell at me if you want, but please don’t leave me. As for Isabella, though I had officially announced that she is my fiancée, we have never been intimate, so please don’t misunderstand my relationship with her,” Oscar explained as he gazed into Amelia’s eyes.
He was deathly afraid that Amelia would think he and Isabella were in love and had been intimate. Then, even if he and Amelia were to remarry, the thought would constantly haunt them. Moreover, he knew that Amelia would pretend like nothing was wrong despite being bothered by it.
Doubt flashed across Amelia’s eyes. It was obvious that she did not believe him.
“Oscar, I know that this wasn’t your choice, so no matter what has happened between you and Isabella, I don’t mind. You’re a man, after all, so I get it.” Amelia averted her gaze and shrugged, pretending to be understanding.
Oscar studied her closely. His gaze was so intense that it felt like he was looking right through her.
I know she’s just putting up a tough front. If she really didn’t care, her eyes wouldn’t betray the hurt she was feeling. I know my woman best. But it’s because I know how she is that my heart aches when I have to deal with her stubbornness.
“I mean it when I say there is nothing between us. Although I claimed that she was my lover, I would feel extremely uncomfortable whenever she touched me. You know that I’m somewhat of a germaphobe and would never lay a finger on a woman I’m not interested in,” Oscar explained.
Amelia let out a light laugh, feeling like a huge weight had been lifted off her shoulders. The grin that broke out on her face made her look all the more radiant.
Oscar’s gaze darkened as he lowered his head and covered her lips with his.
Unable to control himself, he reached out to unbutton Amelia’s top, but she quickly grabbed his wandering hands.
“What’s wrong?” Oscar asked, his voice hoarse.
Amelia shook her head, her eyes still appearing a little dazed from the passionate kiss.
“Let’s not do this here, Oscar,” she whispered.
The corners of Oscar’s lips lifted slightly. He did not get upset at Amelia for rejecting his advances. Instead, he tidied her clothes and pressed a tender kiss on her forehead.
“I’m sorry for getting carried away. I must have scared you,” he apologized gently.
Amelia shook her head.
Oscar pulled her to the couch and sat down.
She gazed at him, her heart full of affection. All thoughts about others’ trickery or scheming had been tossed out the window.
If she could, all she wanted was to spend the rest of her life with Oscar just like this.
When Oscar noticed that she was gazing at him unblinkingly, the smile on his face widened.
“What is it? Why are you looking at me like it’s been ages since you last saw me,” he said playfully.
“No, it’s just that it’s been so long since I’ve been able to get a good look at your face. Now that I can, it feels like a dream. It doesn’t feel real,” Amelia replied with a smile.
The grin on Oscar’s face faltered as he stared at her, his heart wrenching with pain.
Everything that had happened was because of him, yet she, a woman, had to endure all the suffering.
Amelia had been with him for almost ten years, but he was the one who caused all the problems in their tumultuous marriages both times.
Oscar put on a serious expression. “Amelia, I promise that this will never happen again. I will get rid of anything and anyone who stands in our way.”
Since Isabella had dared to scheme against him, she would have to prepare for his retaliation. This time, he was not going to allow the Walker family any chance of making a comeback.
In the past, I thought of using someone else to fight against the Walker family. But now, I realize that they must think I’ve been indulging them on purpose. Since that’s the case, I’ll show them exactly how “useless” I really am. This time, it will be the end of the Walker family.
Amelia nodded. “Let’s do it together.”
She was not a clueless or weak woman. Forgiving someone and repaying them with kindness whenever they stepped all over her was not something she could ever do.
The couple chatted for a long time in the private dining room. After saying all that needed to be said, Oscar grew a little hesitant.
“What’s wrong, Oscar?” Amelia asked, feeling quite perturbed.
Oscar lowered his eyes and replied with resignation in his voice, “Is Tony very disappointed in me? He even stopped calling me ‘Big Meanie.’”
Amelia was taken aback. I didn’t expect him to ask this.
“He resents you a little, but he’ll understand once you explain things to him. He’s a smart boy and has learned a lot of things during the past year abroad. Tony is exactly like you in terms of personality and abilities. Sometimes, when I look at him, I feel like I’m looking at you.” She finished that last sentence with a chuckle.
Oscar’s lips curled into a smile as the memory of a stern-faced Tony appeared in his mind. It was true that they looked similar to each other. Tony had delicate features, but the serious expression he always wore made him exude an authoritative aura.
“Let’s go home. It’s been too long since I’ve hugged him, and I miss it,” Oscar said, smiling.
Amelia nodded in agreement.
The father and son needed to communicate to fix their relationship. Tony was young, but he was more knowledgeable than most adults. If the misunderstanding was not cleared up soon, Tony would eventually come to hate his father.
Amelia and Oscar made their way back to Kurt’s neighborhood.
“Kurt bought this place specifically for me, Tony, and Tiffany to stay in. He’s helped Tony and I a lot, and I don’t think I can ever repay him for all he’s done. So, please be nice to this former employee of yours. Take this as repaying my debt to him on my behalf.” For fear that Oscar would overthink and someone would take advantage of this in the future, Amelia explained the situation clearly.
It was better that he heard it from her than from someone else.
Oscar pursed his lips as his eyes darkened.
After a long silence, he suddenly sighed and uttered, “I’m rather jealous of him because he has been by your side during your most helpless times. I’m scared that you will fall in love with him.”
Women are sensitive and vulnerable. The best time for a man to move in and make a woman fall for him is when she is at her weakest. And that’s precisely why I’m jealous. I’m afraid that Amelia will really fall in love with him because I know better than anyone that Kurt is an excellent man.
Amelia was startled. However, after thinking about it for a moment, she understood what he was implying.
“I’m sorry, Oscar. I just see him as a part of my family and nothing else.”
Oscar lifted his hand and stroked her cheek gently. “Don’t apologize to me. It’s my fault, and I’m thankful that he’s been good to you. The woman I love is amazing, so it’s not shocking that you’re loved by many. He took care of you on my behalf when I couldn’t. Hence, I feel jealous and grateful at the same time.”
“That’s exactly what I love about you, Oscar.” With that, Amelia wrapped her hands around his arm.
Oscar smiled at her affectionately.
They entered the condominium and took the elevator up. Upon exiting, they ran into Kurt taking Tony out of the apartment. The four of them stared at each other, with Kurt feeling shocked and uneasy while Tony glared angrily at Oscar.
“Big Meanie, are you here to bully Mommy?” Tony yanked his hand out of Kurt’s grip, ran up to Oscar, and started kicking and punching him. “Why are you bullying Mommy? I hate you so much! Godpa is nicer to Mommy than you are!”
Oscar let Tony hit him however he wanted as his gaze focused on Kurt. The two men locked eyes, and it seemed as if sparks were beginning to ignite.