(Her name is Autumn Ye)
"Becky, don't speak to Aron like that, you know he cares about you," Mandy persuaded her. Somehow she believed that Aron would still marry Becky as long as she persisted. She continued, "Aron, Becky's not been in a good mood lately.
Would you kindly ignore her brashness. You know that you're the one she only loves, can you... be more patient with her?"
Mandy yanked Becky's arm and said, "Look at you, you can't even control your temper. What would you do if Aron really left you?"
Becky let out a bitter laugh and said, "What makes your think he'll want to marry me after what has happened? It's not going to happen, mom. Stop dreaming!"
She walked up to Aron, stood in front of him, and said, "Aron, from now on, I don't want to have anything to do with you. Do I make myself clear?"
She wasn't able to get the man she loved, so she turned her love to hatred. Her hatred for Aron was as strong as her love.
Becky intended to leave right after she had said everything she had to, but Mandy persisted. Becky understood what her mother was going to do, so she said to her assertively, "Mom. just come with me, okay? If you continue to pursue this, I promise you that I will never come back home."
Mandy had no choice but to give up and leave with her daughter, even though as a mother, she was reluctant to let go of her daughter's chance at happiness. She murmured, "Becky, dear, why would you say something like that? There could still be a chance to salvage this if you are willing to show remorse. But..."
"Enough, Mom!" Becky yelled at her mother. She stood there in the cold wind, pulling her wind-breaker tightly, as she held her head high.
She had belittled herself to Aron for too long; it was time to get her dignity back.
There would be a lot of other suitors for her, besides Aron. However, the thought of Aron being with Isla annoyed her far too much. She was determined not to let them have peace so easily.
She said to Mandy, "Mom, I don't want to hear anything else about him; not even his name. From this day onwards, I will stop loving him. I want him to regret, letting me go, for the rest of his life."
Mandy looked at her daughter's eyes and felt as if something about her had changed.
Aron sensed the change in Becky too, but he didn't care about that at all. He followed them with his car until they had found a taxi.
Aron wanted to explain everything to Isla, but she refused to see him, so he had no choice but to wait.
From that day onwards, Becky's family never came to make trouble again. The days had gone by peacefully, but sadly, the health of Autumn's Grandma, Emily, was deteriorating.
It was Chris's first birthday after she had returned to China, and the first one since Autumn had married Charles. It was a grand and magnificent party, aimed to celebrate the addition of Emily and Autumn into the family. Charles decided to take this opportunity to introduce Autumn to everyone at the party... as his wife.
Chris, however, was not in a happy mood in the morning, because she couldn't see the people she wanted to see on her 22nd birthday.
"Chris, are you ready?" As the new hostess of the Lu family, Autumn began preparing everything for the party early in the morning. She wore a purple dress, which looked dignified, but not too dazzling as to draw the attention away from the star of the party.
"Autumn..." Chris said unhappily, "Can I just stay here? I don't want to go down there."
"How can you not show up at your own birthday party?" Autumn tidied Chris's dress and said, "You've turned twenty-two, and the purpose behind your brother throwing such a grand party is to find a suitable husband for you. He'll be so embarrassed if you don't show up."
Autumn helped Chris tidy her dress and smiled at her, "Look at you now, this is what a twenty-two-year-old girl should look like, young and beautiful."
Chris sighed and said, "Autumn, come on, don't make fun of me..."
Chris wasn't very eager to attend the party, because she didn't want to meet anyone else, apart from one person. She added, "You know what I mean..."
"What do you mean?" Autumn pretended to be unaware and asked Chris, "You should get out and make new friends more often, that way there's a chance you will meet someone you'll fall in love with, am I right?"
"Autumn!" said Chris as she curled her lips, indicating her to stop.
Autumn laughed and stood up. She kept a secret from Chris, because it wasn't the right time to tell her. She pulled Chris and said, "Okay, fine, do as you like, but we better get down there, because everyone is waiting for us."
Chris had no choice but to head downstairs with her sister-in-law. She took a short glance at the people downstairs when they got to the entrance of the second floor. Much to her disappointment, she didn't see the one she was hoping to see there.
The both of them drew everyone's attention towards them as they walked down the stairs. Chris was an adorable combination of being cute and pretty, while Autumn was beautifully elegant and charming. At the same time, Charles, the brother and husband, was the focal point of everyone's envy.
Charles smiled, as his face gleamed with happiness and satisfaction, at the sight of his sister and wife walking down together.
Someone from the crowd said, "Miss Chris, you're looking so beautiful today!" The others followed suit and began to cheer and praise her beauty as well.
Chris smiled politely at everybody, but Charles and Autumn knew that she wasn't really happy.
"Come on, let's go and cut the cake." Autumn pulled Chris and stepped on the stage with her. Charles followed them.
"Ladies and Gentlemen..." Charles cleared his throat and said, "Thank you for coming here to celebrate my sister's 22nd birthday. I'd like you to meet my beloved sister Chris, and if any of you would like to take her out on a date, let me know, I'll help you with that as long as I like you too."
The entire place erupted with laughter. Embarrassed, Chris said, "Come on bro, it's not like I need you to advertise for me!"
After a while, Charles turned serious, and said, "All right, now I would like to introduce another beautiful woman to all of you. This is my wife, Mrs. Lu."
He held up Autumn's hand as they stood in the middle of the stage side by side. Charles said, sincerely, " Her name is... Autumn Ye."