Chapter 186 This is My Answer
Leon missed Simone too much–he couldn’t stop himself from going over to her. He simply wanted to have a brief conversation with her. He wanted to ask if they could still be friends even if they didn’t reconcile. He was determined to win her back. As he reached the floor that. Simone was on, he coincidentally spotted Simone exiting a room.
He approached her joyfully, but to his surprise, he saw her knocking on another person’s door. He speculated that it might be Zac or Harry’s room. However, he hadn’t expected Skyler to be the one who opened the door. After witnessing that sight, Leon’s mind was filled with questions. Simone and Skyler had never met before, so how did they know each other? And how did Skyler end up here? He couldn’t help but rush over before Simone entered the
“Hold on!” This shout made Skyler and Simone both turn their attention to Leon. They were both surprised. “What are you doing here?” Leon stared at Skyler with an unfriendly look on his face. “Shouldn’t I be asking you that? What are you doing here?” “What is your relationship with Simone?” Skyler witnessed his brother losing his composure for the first
Skyler smiled playfully. “Does it concern you?” It seemed that his brother’s feelings for Simone were deeper than anyone had thought. Leon’s eyes turned red. “Skyler, if you want to target me, go ahead. But don’t you dare involve Simone, or else I won’t let you off the hook.” Although he and Skyler weren’t close, they still maintained a seemingly good relationship on the surface. This was the first time they had such a significant conflict.
Skyler couldn’t help but laugh and sigh at Leon. “How will you stop me?” His brother was still so naive. He couldn’t help but envy how sheltered and protected Leon seemed. Leont frowned. “I’ll quit the entertainment industry and join the company with you to compete for the position as the heir. Is that enough to scare you?” Leon was afraid that Skyler would target Simone because of him. He was worried that this would be detrimental to Simone.
Skyler still had a gentle smile on his face. “You’re too innocent, Leon.” Setting aside everything else, quitting the entertainment industry, and joining the company… Did Leon. think that he could defeat Skyler just by doing that? “Well, if you want to do this… It’s not impossible.” Skyler seemed to change his stance in the blink of an eye.
After all, the Foster Family would most likely belong to Leon in the future. There wasn’t much of a difference whether he joined the company or if he joined them later. Skyler smiled again. “As long as Dad agrees to it, I urge you to compete anytime.” But considering the old man’s cautious and protective behavior with Leon, Skyler was certain that their father would not agree to let Leon join the company now.
Leon laughed at himself. “Yeah? How could Dad agree to this?”
“You’re Mom and Dad’s precious son,” Skyler commented.
“But I will still fight for it,” Skyler added. He had no interest in business, but if it was for Simone, he was willing to give it a try. Skyler smiled. “Then you should work hard!” Skyler and Gwen had always felt that Leon was overly favored by his parents. But Leon genuinely didn’t appreciate this kind of favoritism! After Leon finished speaking, he looked at Simone. “Simone, if he gets close to you, he definitely has ulterior motives. Don’t fall for it.”
Simone didn’t appreciate the way Leon was looking at her then. It was as if he would do anything for her as if he would sacrifice everything for her. It felt particularly amusing and ironic at that moment. She raised an eyebrow. “What does this have to do with you? Besides, do you think I’ve lost the ability to distinguish right from wrong?”
Leon immediately clarified his intentions when he saw that she was unhappy. “That’s not what I think. I just wanted to remind you.” Simone couldn’t be bothered to argue with him. “I understand, You can leave.”
But Leon didn’t move. “I have something to say to you.” Simone sensed a strong smell of alcohol emanating from Leon, and his eyes were red as if he were drunk. She knew that he definitely wouldn’t leave if she didn’t let him finish speaking that day. She still had important matters to attend to. “Go ahead, she eventually uttered.
Leon glanced at Skyler cautiously. “Can we go somewhere else?” Simone displayed an impatient expression on her face. “No, if you have something to say, just hurry up and
and say it here. If not, then leave.” Observing this, Leon felt hurt and bitter. She used to be patient with him, but she couldn’t even tolerate just a few sentences then. Knowing her temperament, he had no choice but to continue speaking in front of Skyler. “I made a mistake before. I shouldn’t have secretly interacted with Jodie because of my relationship with my mother. I shouldn’t have chosen to support her over you. I won’t have any further contact with her in the future. I know you won’t forgive me, but can you give me another chance?”
He looked at Simone with hope and pleading in his eyes. “Even if we can’t be lovers, can we return to being friends?”
Simone regarded him as if he were insane. “Can we return to being friends after deceived and abandoned me? Do you genuinely believe that’s possible? After being deceived and abandoned by you, there’s no way I can continue to have any connection with stated decisively. “We can’t even be friends. That’s my answer.”
Leon appeared hurt by her words. “We were childhood sweethearts! When we were young, I held your hand every day, I took you to school, and I took you to-” Before he could finish, Simone interrupted him. “Enough. What’s the point of reminiscing about those things now? Leon, why don’t you understand?” She sighed.
“It’s because those past moments were too beautiful and too significant to me… That’s why forgiving you becomes so hard when you’ve hurt me, she explained. The more she cared, the less she could tolerate betrayal and abandonment. That’s why, in her previous life, when she was abandoned by Leon, she felt so much pain. “The past is the past, and I won’t bring it back. You understand me now, right?” We can never go back to the past, and there is no
future,” she uttered coldly.
Leon took a step back. He was visibly stunned. Simone ignored him and turned to Skyler. “Let’s go inside, she said. Skyler gave Leon a sympathetic look before responding to her. “Okay!” he uttered before looking away from Leon. Who am I to sympathize with others? He thought.
He entered the room with Simone and closed the door behind him, cutting off Leon’s glare right as Leon looked up to stare at them. After entering the room, Skyler pondered for a moment before he asked Simone for Jonah’s phone number. Then, using his brother’s identity, he contacted Jonah.
He requested that the other party send someone to escort Leon back to the hotel. Having consumed too much alcohol and being emotionally shaken by Simone, Skyler was concerned that something might occur to his brother after leaving this place. He ended the phone call, and Simone glanced at Skyler with a hint of astonishment. She was genuinely surprised that he had called Jonah to arrange for someone to come over.
It truly seemed like he was a ‘good brother‘ who cared for his younger sibling. She was unsure if it was an act or a genuine concern. She could understand why Gwen disliked Skyler, even though Skyler was mostly just a pretentious man. Skyler wasn’t the actual target of hatred- the one that Gwen despised was her mother. Leon also appeared to hold no animosity towards Skyler. He hadn’t even shown a hint of hostility before.
When Skyler saw Simone’s surprised and inquisitive gaze, he simply smiled at her without providing any explanation or words. Simone did not inquire either. They were on a floor with a number of suites, and Skyler guided Simone into the innermost room. Once they got to the room, Sean and a man were seated facing each other. The man was dressed in black and had a pale complexion and a bruised eye.
Upon hearing the door open, both of them turned their heads to look. Simone spotted the man in black, and a look of surprise formed in her expression. “It’s you!”