“You just finished what?” Aria asked when Cedric didn’t finish his sentence.He remained frozen while looking at her. His sweatshirt practically swallowed her figure whole. From his view, it looked like she wasn’t wearing any shorts since the sweatshirt covered them. Paired with her messy bun and bare face, Cedric couldn’t help but gawk at her for a second.“Cedric?” Aria nudged his shoulders, causing him to finally snap out of his trance.“Umm yeah?” he said, his eyes still kind of dazed.“What did you just finish?”Cedric closed his eyes to recall what he wanted to say but eventually found his mind blank. “Uhh—do you want to watch some TV?” he asked after a while, completely forgetting his past thought process. Aria beamed and excitedly sat down on the couch. “Sure!” she said. “Do you have some snacks?”“Let me get some from the kitchen,” he said. With that, he left Aria all alone in the living room without even hearing her response.As soon as he got there, he leaned against the c
“Mom,” Zeth’s voice was heard all around the room.The two women turned around, shocked to hear his voice.“Zeth?” Lauren said with wide eyes. “You’re back already? How much did you hear?”“Enough to know that you’re scheming to ruin our family once again.”“Don’t argue in front of the children,” Grandpa Earl said. “Let’s go,” he said to Milo and Zenon, leading them up the stairs and leaving the three of them all alone.“I know that you’re a shitty person, but I never knew that you’d stoop this low. Milo is your son!” he exclaimed. “How can you say something like that about him?”Lauren crossed her arms in front of her chest. “I’m just telling the truth.”“And what was that—about me marrying somebody else? How can you decide something like that for me?”Lauren let out a deep breath and walked closer to Zeth, holding onto his hands. “This is the best for you, Zeth. Trust me—you don’t want to marry someone who can’t contribute to your social status.”“Don’t make me into like you, mom. I
Lewis continued talking. "I know, deep inside my heart, that you love my money more than me, so I'm giving you this chance. Leave this family alone from now on. You're not a part of it anymore." "Lewis—" Lauren tried to hug him, but he moved away before she could. "Please, Lauren. Let's make this easy for the both of us. And stop lying to yourself—we both know that you don't love me anymore, so why are you being so difficult? This is your chance to finally leave me." Lauren cast her eyes on the ground and fiddled with her fingers. "Will you be giving me a new house to move into too?" she shamelessly asked. Adriel couldn't help but gape at her in disbelief. Zeth, too, looked at her with eyes of disdain. Lewis, on the other hand, just pursed his lips together. His point has been proven. Their love has long been dead, and there is no way of recovering it anymore. "Leave, Lauren," he said. "You can stay at our house from now. It's yours," he said. With that, Lauren finally left
Aria threw her head back in laughter when Cedric made a joke. She wiped the tears from her eyes and continued chuckling even when the joke had already died down. "Damn," Cedric said. "I didn't know I was that funny. I should have pursued comedy instead of modeling or something." "Don't get too ahead of yourself," Aria calmed him down. "I merely laughed because it was unexpected of you to make a joke. You're always so serious." Cedric scratched the back of his neck. "Am I? I think I'm loosening up compared to how I've been in the past." Aria's eyes widened in surprise. "You were even more uptight back then?" He nodded his head. "Yup." "How is that even possible?" He shrugged his shoulders. "You could say that I was the typical nerd. I was very fond of studying, had little to no friends, and would always be serious in class." "That's hot," Aria couldn't help but say. Cedric's ears redenned. "Trust me. It wasn't cute," he said. "Almost all of my classmates were intimidated by me.
The day finally came.Today is the day that Aria would finally confess her feelings to Cedric.She thinks that she has already made her feelings obvious, but Cedric doesn't seem to notice them. What Kian said was right—Cedric wasn't very good with dealing with feelings and the like.That's why Aria has taken the initiative to confess her feelings to him. She had invited him out for lunch, and she's currently waiting for him at the lounge."Are you finally going to confess your feelings to Cedric or something?"Aria jumped up in surprise and held onto her heart when Kian popped up from behind her. "Why do you always pop out like that?" she asked, still with her hand over her heart.Kian chuckled. "You're quite a jumpy person, so it's fun to surprise you."Aria clicked her tongue and leaned against the couch. "Well, then go away. You're not helping with my nerves the least bit.""So, I'm right?" he smirked. "You're going to confess your feelings to Cedric today?"Aria frowned and didn't
"Oh, a new model? That's exciting," Adriel said. "I'll be leaving the two of you then," she said, standing up from her seat. "I still have more people to give presents to." Miss Faustine nodded her head with a smile. "Alright. Welcome back to work." "Thanks," Adriel beamed before finally leaving her office. She went to the lounge, where she saw Aria pouting to herself. Adriel crossed her arms in front of her chest and looked at her friend. 'What's gotten her so down?" she asked in her mind. She started tiptoeing towards Aria, determined to scare the clueless girl. "Aria," she nudged her shoulders. Aria jumped up in surprise. "What is it with people trying to surprise me? Can't you see that I'm—" She stopped mid-sentence when she saw that it was Adriel in front of her. "Adriel!" she exclaimed with wide eyes. Adriel smiled and opened her arms for her. Aria jumped into her arms and gave her friend a tight hug. "It feels like I haven't seen you in forever!" Adriel chuckled
Aria looked at the scene in front of her with wide eyes. “Uh—I’m s—sorry for intruding,” she stuttered before leaving the room. She let out a deep breath as soon as she was out of the room. “Fuck,” she muttered under her breath before walking away from the conference room. So, that’s the reason why he’s never crossed the line with her, huh? Adriel excitedly waited for Aria in the lounge room, ready to congratulate her on their newfound love. However, when Aria came to the room, she could tell that something was wrong. She immediately rushed to where Aria was. “What happened?” Adriel asked. Aria merely shook her head with a sad smile. Adriel knew that she wasn’t alright, so she captured her in a warm hug. The two of them didn’t speak. Aria, despite not knowing the history between the unknown woman and Cedric, already knew that there was something there—and it feels as if she had already lost, without even having the chance to enter the fight. *** One hour ago “So, are you in
Adriel came back to the house with a sad look on her face. “Angel,” Zeth warmly welcomed Adriel as she entered their house. He placed a kiss on her cheeks, but Adriel remained aloof. He immediately detected that something was wrong. “What’s wrong, angel?” he asked, tucking her hair behind her ears. Adriel looked down at the ground and sighed. “It’s not about me,” she said. “It’s about Aria.” “Do you want to talk about it?” he gently asked. “How about Zenon?” she asked. “Don’t worry, angel. He’s already asleep. Come,” he led her to the couch. “Tell me about it,” he said. Adriel leaned back on the couch and released a heavy breath. “It’s Aria. I don’t know how to comfort her.” “Did something happen to her?” “Yeah,” she said. “She was about to confess her feelings today.” “To Cedric? That’s rough,” he muttered under his breath. Adriel sharply glanced at him. “What’d you say?” Zeth scratched the back of his head. “Nothing. Nothing,” he shook her off. She held tightly onto his