(Give me a satisfactory explanation)
Isla never dreamed that she would see the man that she thought she would never see again. She panicked, fearing that he would run after her, all the way to her house. Having no way out, she called Autumn.
Autumn was about to take a bath when she heard her phone ring. She picked it up. "Isla, why are you calling me so late?
Are you okay?" For a moment, no one answered. All she heard were the heavy gasps from Isla. Then she realized that Isla might be frightened. "What happened, Isla?" she asked, concerned. Then she heard Isla's upset voice. "Ye, can I... come to your house tonight?" Isla asked.
"Sure. Where are you? I'll pick you up now." After getting Isla's location, Autumn immediately picked up her coat from the bed and prepared to go out. "It's so late. Where are you going?" Charles asked, stopping her.
"A friend of mine is in trouble. I need to use your car, Charles." Autumn quickly replied. In this case, Autumn found it really inconvenient not to have a car. Charles had to go with her because he was worried about her safety.
On the way to pick up Isla, Autumn briefly told Charles about her. Charles found her clearly worried and distracted.
In Autumn's mind, Isla was a cheerful person who seemed to be carefree all the time, so this unusual behavior made Autumn suspect that she was having a big problem.
Then she remembered the last time she saw Isla not being herself...
Before she knew it, they had arrived at the address given by Isla. "Is that her?" Charles asked. Hearing his question, Autumn looked out of the car and saw Isla huddled alone on the curb, looking upset and tired.
"Isla..." Autumn unbuckled her seatbelt and ran towards Isla. It was a bit windy but not cold. Isla was in a heap on the curb, looking pale.
"Isla, what's wrong with you? What happened?" Autumn helped Isla up and asked.
Upon hearing Autumn's words of concern, Isla burst into tears, but said nothing. Autumn took off her coat and put it on Isla to warm her.
"Let's get out of here first," Charles told Autumn, opening the door of his car. Autumn helped Isla into the car, and sat in the back with her. Isla was a sensitive person who had pride. She would never have called Autumn if she hadn't been desperate.
Back home, Charles said, "Stay with your friend tonight. I'll sleep in the study."
Actually, Autumn was about to suggest the same thing. "Thank you," she replied, and gave Charles a grateful look. Then she helped Isla up the stairs.
Autumn found a pair of clean pajamas for Isla. When Isla lay on the bed after a bath, Autumn asked, "Isla, can you tell me what happened to you?"
"..." Since the light was off, Autumn could not see Isla's face. After a few minutes, Isla's voice came from the darkness. "He's back."
"He? Do you mean Aron?" Autumn uttered the name, knitting her brows. Isla didn't answer her, and Autumn knew she was right. She finally understood why sensible Isla was not herself.
Autumn knew exactly how devastated and heartbroken Isla was when Aron left. Perhaps only Aron could have made Isla that miserable. 'Why did he suddenly come back to Isla's life after all these years?' Autumn wondered.
Autumn did not continue to ask Isla because she knew Isla would not want to talk about this now. Autumn still did not know why Aron left without saying goodbye, but she believed that Isla would tell her one day.
"Let's just talk about it tomorrow. Good night. Sleep well," Autumn said to Isla. Isla didn't sleep well all night, causing her eyes to be swollen when she woke up the next morning. "Would you like to go downstairs for breakfast?" asked Autumn, who was up already.
Isla gave her a slight nod. She felt a little ashamed at the thought of her disturbing the Lu family, out of her wits last night. Yvonne was downstairs when Isla and Autumn came down from the bedroom.
As Isla came late yesterday, Yvonne had no idea that she was in the house. But now at the sight of Isla, Yvonne froze for a moment and then got angry.
'Who is she? Well, whoever she is, why should I have to live in a servant's room while she gets to stay with Autumn?'
Yvonne complained quietly to herself. "Sis, who is this?" she asked with a sneer.
No one answered her. Isla turned to Charles with a little embarrassment, and said, "Charles... sorry to have bothered you last night."
"It's nothing." Charles gave her a smile. He could see that Isla was a very important friend to Autumn. "My wife's friends are my friends. You can stay here as long as you'd like," Charles added.
"I'll leave this morning." Isla shook her head with a wry smile. She stayed here last night because she was too scared. She knew that escape would never solve the problem, so she decided to stop hiding. "Thank you so much for last night. I'll invite you two to dinner soon."
She knew that escape would never solve the problem, so she decided to stop hiding. "Thank you so much for last night. I'll invite you two to dinner soon."
"How can we expect you to treat us to dinner?" Autumn, ignoring Yvonne, said to Isla as she served Isla breakfast. "Don't forget I owe you a big meal. You are here today. Why don't we have dinner together later?" she proposed.
"But..." Isla was about to refuse when Charles interrupted, "Okay, it's settled then."
He then turned to Isla and asked, "Isla, are you free later? I've prepared a great gift for my wife. Can you give me some advice?"
"Sure..." Isla agreed.
'What does Charles mean? What gift? Why don't I know anything about it?' Autumn thought, confused.