Chapter 19 Why Can’t I Understand What Boss Is Saying?
Brayden’s gaze refocused as he moved it away from Alison and regained his composure. Still, there was no hiding the complicated look in his eyes. “What do you mean?”
“Do you really like Miss Shaw, or are you just hung up on the past?” Conner questioned sharply. “Even though it’s only been two years, are you sure Miss Shaw is still the same?”
“What are you getting at?” Brayden was getting a little impatient after being faced with such a line of questioning.
“I’m afraid that you’re not seeing things clearly.” He answered as though he was a relationship advisor. “And your mistake might cost you to miss out on Mrs. Cornell.”
To that, Brayden didn’t answer. He knew he liked Julia. Whenever he recalled her gentle demeanor and the time they spent together, he would be filled with a sense of serenity. That feeling never changed despite their separation.
He was confident that if they didn’t break up then, they would have been married by now.
“There’s an easy way to know if you still truly have feelings for Miss Shaw.” The corner of Conner’s lips curved up ever so slightly as the gossipmonger in him was crowing in excitement. “I’m just not sure if you would like to place your bet on it.”
Brayden glanced at him. “What is it?”
“If you like a person, you would have urges,” Conner whispered to his ear so that no one else could hear them. “You can recall if you have such urges for Miss Shaw.”
Brayden knew very well what the urge meant as an adult man.
Then, Conner asked in a low voice, “So, do you have it?”
No. That was Brayden’s first response.
He never had those thoughts about Julia back then, and even more so now. He just wanted to protect her and allow her to live a happy life under his care.
As for Alison… It was an entirely different situation.
As he thought of that, he furrowed his brow as his gaze landed on Conner before refuting him, “Don’t try to convince me with that absurd theory of yours. It may work for you, but it doesn’t mean it would work for me.”
If the truth was what Conner suggested, then it meant the person he liked was Alison. This was ridiculous.
Conner stopped talking as he knew Brayden’s feelings very well. He could already foresee Brayden sitting in the villa alone, recalling the good memories after collecting the divorce decree.
At this point, he was entirely on Blake’s side. Blake was right. Brayden truly needed to learn a
“All my stuff is out of the house,” Alison told Brayden after she was done packing. “I’ll contact you to collect the divorce decree after the cooling-off period.”
“Wait,” Brayden called out to her.
She looked back at him.
His gaze darted toward the boxes on the moving company vehicle as he slowly suggested, “Conner can drive you there. The moving company’s truck is full.”
“Sure.” She didn’t reject his offer.
Then, she got in the car and was about to ask Conner to drive when the other car door opened, and Brayden’s tall figure got in the car, taking up considerable space in the car.
Alison frowned and asked, “Why are you here?”
“I’ll go to the company after this, so it’s no bother,” he answered coolly.
Alison was rendered speechless by his daring and thought to herself. No bother? Do you even know where I live?
Nonetheless, she didn’t burst his bubble. She assumed that Brayden feared that she would run away from the divorce, so he needed to know where she lived.
As long as he knew her location, it was pointless for her to run.
But she wasn’t worried that he would cause trouble for her even if he knew. That was because she would only remain in Riverton for a month. After this, she would return straight to Imperia, and she figured she would scarcely make a trip to Riverton.
Brayden didn’t know what she was planning as he only wanted to know where she lived and check if the environment was good.
The silent journey took them an hour as they arrived at a suburb of Riverton.
Brayden’s brows furrowed slightly as he stared at the residence that was quite a distance away from the city.
“You’re staying here?” he asked.
“Yes.” Alison nodded.
She picked this place after looking at all the properties in Riverton as it was far away from the busy city and peaceful to boot.
Brayden couldn’t understand her choice and asked tentatively, “You can move to that villa I gave
you. That’s your property after the divorce.”
“It’s pretty good here,” Alison replied curtly and didn’t bother saying anything else.
Even though he wasn’t in agreement with her decision, he didn’t voice his protest once he caught sight of the unyielding look in her eyes.
Alison got down the car outside the gate and led the people from the moving company into the underground parking to access her place.
Conner was still seated with Brayden in the car and asked, “Boss, should we return to the company now?”
Yet, Brayden shot him an annoyed look.
Conner was at a loss for what that meant.
What’s going on now? I don’t understand what he’s getting at.
“Alison is still my legal wife,” Brayden mentioned indifferently. “You’re just going to watch her as she moves her things alone?”
Conner immediately understood Brayden’s hint.
The bewilderment painted across his face was instantly replaced with a slight smile as he assured Brayden, “Don’t worry, Boss. I’ll make sure Mrs. Cornell and her belongings are all safely delivered to her new place.”
“Go on, then,” Brayden urged.
‘Conner got down from the car and dashed toward Alison.
He just didn’t understand why Brayden wouldn’t do this himself if he wanted to know Alison’s door number. It was unnecessary to use that lame reason and make him the errand boy.
Ten minutes later, Conner returned and informed him of Alison’s unit number.
Brayden didn’t say anything else and just asked him to drive back to the company to prepare the documents needed for their business trip.
As for Alison, she knew Conner followed her under Brayden’s orders and his ulterior motive for doing so. Brayden was afraid that she would flee before collecting the divorce decree. If she did such a thing, he wouldn’t be able to be with Julia openly.
She didn’t see the need to expose him and focused on unpacking her belongings.
After an hour, everything was finally in its place. Alas, before she could enjoy some alone time, a call disrupted her plans to order lunch.
When she stared at the words, *sshole Dad, flashing on her phone screen, she immediately hung
Regrettably, the other party seemed dead set on contacting her as another call rang right after that.
Usually, her father wouldn’t call again whenever she refused to answer. This was an unwritten rule. between them after their fallout..
So, she stared uncomprehendingly at the vibrating phone for a while before picking it up in a cold tone, “What is it?”
“Anna’s been in an accident,” a hoarse voice muttered five words that made her heart miss a beat.
She didn’t know how she ended the call and got out of the house. By the time she came to her senses, she was already in a cab on the way to the airport.
As she watched the buildings flying past the window, Carl’s words reverberated in her mind. Anna broke her arm, and her head was bleeding. She was unconscious when we rushed her to the hospital.
That was her sister-the second most important person in her life besides her mother.
“Mister, can you drive faster? I’m in a rush.” Alison’s heart thumped rapidly in her chest as an unending stream of terrible possibilities flitted through her mind.