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Season 2

Episode 51

(Beck anxiety)

Autumn's grandmother felt relieved after she briefed Charles all about Autumn's background. She soon fell asleep while leaning against the head of the bed as she was tired. Charles helped her lie down and slowly walked out of the ward.

As soon as he got out, he saw Autumn coming towards the ward with a container in her hand. He signaled her to keep quiet with a hand gesture and explained while whispering, "Grandmother has fallen asleep. Let her take some rest now."

"Charles, I am scared and worried," Autumn said with tears welling up in her eyes. She could never hide her weakness in front of Charles.

She hated the fact that she had trusted Wendy. She thought, 'Maybe when people are driven to a corner, they grab any life-saving straw available without thinking who is at the helping end of the straw.'

Charles held Autumn by the shoulders. The magic in voice had succeeded in comforting and assuring her yet again, "Don't worry. I am here."

His plain and simple words were enough to put Autumn's minds at rest.

Autumn always felt safe when she was around Charles.

As Autumn was in a stressful situation, she had missed several calls from Isla. Isla who was hiding in the bathroom, almost cried as she muttered to herself, "Answer the call please."

Then she heard a familiar yet disgusting voice. It was her client. He said, "Miss Zhao, I have booked a room. Come out soon. As long as you make me happy tonight, I will send the contract to you tomorrow."

"I don't want it," Isla shouted to him through the small door between them.

"Don't say that. You know the situation of your company very well. Your general manager was accused of plagiarism. And with such a tricky situation, no other company will cooperate with you.

Considering that I have known you for a long time, I give you this chance to balance out the situation. Or else, I wouldn't talk to you," The client laughed from outside the door, "Miss Zhao, I have been missing you since the last time we met. Don't worry. I will give lots of cases to Cloud Advertising Company provided you spend the night with me."

"There is no way that is happening. Get out of here!" Isla thought, 'I was too naive. I found it weird when I arrived. It's uncommon to negotiate business without his assistant or secretary. I wanted to take the chance and tried my best.' She wasn't expecting to feel dizzy after having one drink. She was convinced her wine was laced with some drug.

She pretended to have an urge to use the washroom but instead hid herself there. But that creep followed her till there.

She called Autumn several times but couldn't get through. The moment she was trembling with fear and desperate for help, her cellphone rang. She answered and cried to the caller, "Autumn, I am in the washroom on the first floor of Hong Fu Restaurant. Please come and save me!"

She used all her energy to finish the sentence and fell down with a faint. She felt relieved because Autumn had finally called her back and she felt assured that she would be saved.

Aron called Isla to ask her out explaining about things that happened years earlier. He hadn't expected to hear Isla asking for help when his call got through.

He was anxious and went towards the door without uttering a word.

"Aron, where are you going at this time?" Becky asked as she saw Aron preparing to leave in a hurry. She felt nervous, so she stopped him, "My father and mother are coming here to discuss about the wedding ceremony. It's just not appropriate for you to leave like this, isn't it?" She had been unwilling to come back, but Aron had been adamant. She worried and felt threatened about their relationship because Isla was in this city.

Aron ignored Becky completely. In reality, he had never actually agreed to marry her. The wedding and all was just wishful thinking on her part.

"Aron! Aron?" Becky shouted out at Aron, but he didn't stop. Becky was furious and she made a call, "Keep a watch on Aron and tell me anything you find about him."
When Becky and Aron lived overseas, she behaved like she was his girlfriend. Aron didn't deny their relationship either.

Once they returned home Becky got worried. If Aron came back to get back Isla, Becky knew she would be abandoned and alone. So she asked her parents and Aron's grandparents to discuss their wedding at the earliest, to seal the deal. She was not expecting Aron to leave in advance.

She had a gut feeling that Aron went out to meet Isla but she did not have any evidence about this.

"Becky, where is Aron?" Mandy and Aron's grandparents arrived at the same time, so they came in talking and laughing. They were surprised to see Becky nervously pacing in the room all by herself. Aron was nowhere to be seen in the room.

"Mother…" Becky whined, "He… is out right now."

"Becky, what happened?" Aron's grandparents wrinkled their brows with worry. When they lived abroad for all these years, it was Becky who looked after them with love and care. They regarded Becky as their granddaughter-in-law. When they heard that Aron had promised to talk about marrying Becky, they were ecstatic.

Their grandson Aron was always a loner and with that they constantly worried that he would remain single and alone all his life. They didn't dream that a girl like Becky would love Aron with her whole heart. They were looking forward to Aron and Becky's wedding ever since they heard news of it. They thought they could help take care of their children, if Aron and Becky married as soon as possible.

They thought discontentedly, 'We are here but where is Aron?'

"Grandfather, Grandmother…" Becky said in a sad tone with her mouth quivering. She looked heart-broken.

Aron's grandmother Joanna felt sorry. She went towards Becky and held her hand as she said, "Becky, tell me, did Aron do something to make you unhappy? Don't worry, I will look out for you dear."

"I agree. Becky…" Aron's grandfather Mike said, echoing his wife's sentiments, "Although Aron is stubborn, he has filial affection for us. Tell us what has happened. We will talk to him about it."

"Grandfather, Grandmother, don't be mad. Aron …" After a short pause, Becky continued to speak after gathering some strength, "I guess he went out to deal with some urgent matter. I'm sorry to waste your time this way. We can't talk about the wedding today."

"That nasty ungrateful boy!" Mike broke out into curses as he was angry beyond comprehension.

Mandy said blatantly, "Mike, Joanna, I am not picky. We dote on Becky and we do what we could to ensure that she has a comfortable and happy life. She loves Aron and we respect her choice and decision. But as you and I both know, it has been four years and they still haven't got married. We'd better… stop talking about this wedding and I think it would be in their best interest to break up,"

Mandy sneered, "It will be easy for an amazing girl like Becky to find a good boyfriend. Since Aron is simply not willing to marry her, the wedding… won't be held."

"Mother!" Becky reached out to Mandy's hand as she cried, but her hand was shaken off.

Mandy stared at the two elders coldly and said rudely, "I have seen my daughter take care of you three like a maid, who was at your beck and call, for four years. I thought as long as Aron cherishes her, I would respect their love and be happy for her. After all, Becky loves Aron very much. Four years ago, Becky lost her baby. Four years later, Aron refuses to marry her after all that they have been through together. You are Aron's family. You may understand the reasons behind my heartache."

She thought to herself, 'All parents regard their child as an apple of their eye. Why should I allow my daughter to be insulted by Aron and his family? I will simply not allow it.'


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