"I just want to keep you by my side," Jack said, as he looked Emily fondly in the eyes. Jack felt wretched about lying to her and hurting her feelings, but, he was determined to have Emily back in his life.
Emily felt helpless. She closed her eyes, and tears trickled from the corners of her eyes, forming two watery lines down her face.
Overcome with emotions, she said, "Jack… Do you want to drive me crazy?"
"No, why would I do that to you?" he said. Jack wiped her tears tenderly with fingertips and said, "Emily. I just want you to break up with Jacob. That's all."
"So you intend to blackmail me with this picture?" Emily asked.
"If you think I am such a person, then I will be," Jack replied, a look of misery appeared in his eyes.
"You are nothing but a shameless, wretched animal!" Emily scolded him, trembling with anger and glaring at him with red eyes. "I never thought you could stoop so low, but you've outdone yourself," she added.
Jack smiled wryly, trying to appear casual, and then he said, "I don't care what you say about me, but today you have to break up with Jacob."
"What if I say no? What will you do?" Emily said, unwilling to compromise with him.
Jack held her face up with both hands, as a cruel expression appeared on his face. However, he said in a gentle, compassionate voice, "Why are you so obsessed with Jacob? Now that you've had sex with me, Jacob won't be willing to accept you anymore. I know exactly what kind of person he is.
It's better for you to dump him first, rather than wait for him to leave you!
I'm not a very patient man, so I'm not sure when I will send this picture to Jacob's mobile phone. Emily, you'd better hurry up and come up with a decision."
Emily clenched her fists tightly, trying her best to suppress her anger. It took her a long time to say, "Okay, I promise I will break up with him. Can I go now?"
"No. I want you to call Jacob right now and dump him over the phone," Jack asserted.
"Jack, don't cross the line!" Emily yelled in disbelief, dumbfounded.
"I put my life on the line for you. Compared to that, this should be a piece of cake," Jack said, nonchalantly, as he grinned at her, with a determined expression.
Emily took refuge in silence.
However, under his oppressive look, her effort ended in defeat. She took out her cell phone and dialled Jacob's number.
After Emily dialled the number, she was on tenterhooks. At that moment, she prayed with all her heart, so that Jacob would not answer the phone.
Unfortunately, contrary to her wishes, Jacob answered the call within seconds. "Hello, Emily? Are you still in the cafe?" said Jacob, the baritone of his voice reverberating through her ears.
"Hmm..." Emily choked, not knowing how to answer his question, and continued, "Jacob..."
"What's wrong?" Jacob's anxiousness echoed through the phone, as he quickly perceived that there was something wrong with her.
"I'm all right. I just need to talk to you," she said. Emily bit her lips, shilly-shallying, reluctant to say anything that could hurt him.
However, Jack suddenly took the initiative to hold her hand, kneading her finger gently, and gave her a strong hint.
Emily pulled her hand away from his hold and hissed at him. After taking a deep breath, she slowly said, "Jacob, I am sorry, but we should break up. We are not right for each other."
After she finished speaking, a long, dead silence followed on both ends of the phone call. A few seconds later, Jacob's voice passed through the phone again. "Emily, are you kidding me?" he said.
"No, I'm serious," Emily replied.
Jacob was already aware that something must have happened to her. Thus, he asked with worry, "Why did you want to break up with me? Is there someone threatening you?"
"No one threatened me. I just don't want to be with you anymore," she answered. Emily felt like she was swallowing broken glasses as she uttered each word against her wishes. Although she was reluctant, she had to continue, "Jacob, it's just that I don't like you anymore."
Jacob's voice grew angry and loud in an instant. Emily could feel every bit his anger, even though they were just talking over the phone. "Emily, you'd better think carefully before you say anything..."
Before Jacob finished, Jack grabbed Emily's cell phone and hung up.
"You did a good job, Emily," he said, as his voice filled up with satisfaction and delight.
Tears burst forth, spilling down Emily's face, her eyes burning with anger and fear. She could hear her own sounds, like a distressed child, raw from the inside.
Jack's sense of triumph was short-lived, as his joy disappeared, replaced by a burst of heartache and jealousy. He reached out to touch her face, but she jerked out of the way, instinctively.
"Are you satisfied now?" Emily asked in a mocking tone.
Emily looked at Jack with open hostility, as if he was her mortal enemy. Jack's heart bled again, but he did not regret it at all.
"Of course, I am satisfied. I'll take care of what comes next," he said.
Jack smiled at Emily and continued, "Emily, I hope that you can make a clean break with Jacob as soon as possible. You know, whether you like it or not, I won't let you be with Jacob again.
To be honest, I don't want to hurt you unless I have to."
Emily burst into laughter, as if she was hearing a big joke, then she sarcastically said to him, "You don't want to hurt me? You've always hurt me. You've hurt me in the past, and you still continue to hurt me now!
So don't act like you love me, because it will make me sick."
Jack's eyes dimmed with sorrow, as he explained, "Emily, trust me; the last thing I want to do is to hurt you..."
Emily covered her ears and yelled, "That's enough! I don't want to hear your hypocritical lecture anymore! I don't want to see your face! I need to get out of here!"
Jack blurted out, "I'll see you off."
"Okay," she replied. Emily's answer stunned him. However, before his face was covered with happiness, he heard the next cold sentence. "If you want me to die quickly, just come and see me off," she said.
Jack was suffocated by her words.
He murmured, "Emily..."
"Jack, even if I break up with Jacob, I will never be with you!" Emily cried out with frustration. Emily pushed him aside again, but this time Jack did not reach out to stop her, so she was able to leave with further resistance.
Jack stood still in misery, clenching his fists. After a while, he slowly raised his lips and laughed. 'That's okay. It's only the first step.
Emily, there is still time for us, ' he thought.
Meanwhile, Jacob held his cell phone close to his face, his hands trembling with anger, as if he was going to crush his phone.
Disregarding the important business meeting he was in, he walked out and asked Sam to book him a flight back to Jingshi City.
Then he called Emily's phone again.
"The subscriber you've dialled is not available at the moment. Please try again later..." The female voice, from the automated answering machine, seemed like she was laughing at him for being dumped by his girlfriend over the phone.
Jacob kept calling Emily's phone, but there was no response and soon his phone ran out of battery.
Jacob could not control his anger anymore, so he threw his phone to the ground, smashing it to pieces.
"Emily, how dare you break up with me! You must be crazy if you think that I'll allow you to do that," he sneered, almost spitting venom from his mouth.
After Sam booked the ticket, Jacob had him stay behind to deal with the rest of their business. At the same time, when Jacob was waiting for his flight at the airport, a group of uniformed policemen came over to him and surrounded him.
"Sir, you are suspected of being involved in an illegal case. Please come with us and assist in the investigation..."
"Piss off," Jacob replied furiously.
Going over everything Emily had said to him in his mind, Jacob was too preoccupied with his problems and he wasn't in the mood to entertain the policemen.
Unfortunately, this city was not under his sphere of influence, so the foreign police did not show due respect for his feelings at all. When they were met with resistance from Jacob's end, they were ready to take coercive measure to meet their demands.
When one of the captain of the policemen tried to strong arm him, Jacob didn't hesitate to connect his fist to the captain's face snapping his nose into a grotesquerie. Before long, conflict broke out.
The other policemen were provoked by his sudden assault on their captain. They all came forward to catch Jacob. Both sides began to use force to achieve their goals.
Since Jacob was in a hurry to get back to Jingshi City, he didn't ask anyone to accompany him back. Outnumbered by the policemen, Jacob was soon subdued. Next, he was taken to the police station and detained on charges of assault on an officer of the law and obstructing justice. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, he would not be able to return home over the next few days.
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