Sophia scoffed, “I’m tired of repeating this again and again, Alexander. If everything could be forgiven with an apology, why would anyone still need the police?”
He stared at her, unable to refute what she had said.
It was true that all of this had happened in the past. All of the incidents, whether he had remembered them or not, were indications that he had hurt her before.
“I know,” Alexander replied after a long pause.
“No, you don’t know. Alexander, if you truly understood, you wouldn’t be appearing before me anymore.”
“Jadeborough isn’t as big as you think it is. Even if I don’t look for you intentionally, we will still meet one day,” Alexander retorted in a low voice.
Oh really, do I need to thank him now for specifically showing up in front of me?
Sophia didn’t want to talk to him anymore. Tilting her head to the side, she looked at the scenery outside the car window.
After ten minutes had passed, they arrived in front of the mansion.
Although the hail stopped, it still rained heavily.
As she looked at Alexander, who waited with an umbrella in his hand outside, Sophia didn’t refuse his goodwill.
Forget it. I’m stupid for making things difficult for myself.
Both didn’t say anything as they walked to the mansion’s door. Upon reaching there, Sophia opened the door and stood in front of the entrance, blocking Alexander’s way. “Thank you,” she said before proceeding to close the door.
As she was about to do that, Alexander called out to her, “Sophia.”
Then, she stopped, and her grip on the door handle tightened. Sophia lifted her head and saw Alexander had put away his umbrella, letting the rainwater pour on him. He stood there in the rain and looked at her. “I know I may have unintentionally or intentionally caused you to feel pain in the past, but I have no way of turning back time to correct them. You are right. Apologies are useless at this stage. That night, when you were pushed into the swimming pool, I didn’t stand by your side as your husband. I didn’t say even a word of concern to you. I was wrong. I’m not sure which one is colder, the water in the swimming pool or this rain, but I’d rather you yell at me or hit me than ignore me and remain silent.”
“What are you, Alexander? A child?”
I think he’s already thirty-something! Why is he acting like some twenty-year-old who would do all these dumb and childish acts?
Sophia pursed her lips. As the rain was heavy, Alexander got soaking wet in no time. His hair stuck limply to his head, making him lose the cold and indifferent look he had on normally. Currently, he even looked somewhat gentle to Sophia.
“You’re so childish.”
“You’re right. It’s my first time liking someone, so my methods might seem immature to you.”
Surprisingly, he was honest.
However, Sophia believed that he was being crafty at this moment because he looked like he was fishing for sympathy.
With a snort, she turned and slammed the door shut.
Well, whatever rocks his boat.
Alexander stared at the tightly shut door, looking forlorn.
He knew he was being childish, but he didn’t know what to do at this point.
If doing this would make Sophia feel better, then he wouldn’t mind how she treated him.
After Sophia entered the mansion, she drank a glass of warm water, had a hot bath, and changed into her casual clothes. Instantly, she felt cozy and relaxing.
As for how long Alexander would have to stand in the rain, she couldn’t be bothered to check.
Unfortunately, the rain showed no sign of letting up. Instead, it rained even heavier.
Turning her head to the window, Sophia put down the cup she was holding with frustration. Then, she slipped into her slippers and went downstairs.
She opened the door, and as expected, Alexander was still standing in front of her door in the rain.
Being soggy and wet, Alexander no longer had the charm and elegance he had before. If Sophia had to be honest, she felt amazing when she saw him standing in the rain, squinting pathetically due to the water getting in his eyes.
In that instant, the irritation she felt dissipated as she took the time to enjoy how terrible Alexander looked in the rain.
After a few seconds, Alexander suddenly said, “It’s cold and windy out here. You should go inside and watch me from the surveillance camera if you’d like.”
It was absurd that even at this moment, Alexander had the mind to care about her wellbeing.
Sophia raised an eyebrow. “How long do you plan to keep standing in front of my door?”
At first, he was tempted to say, “Until the moment you let me in.” Nonetheless, he decided against it after studying Sophia’s face. He had an inkling that if he ever tried to do that, he could kiss his chance to get inside her house goodbye.
Hence, he changed what he wanted to say at the last minute. “I’ll leave when the rain stops.”
Sophia said in annoyance, “I don’t care how long you’re going to stand in the rain but don’t do this in front of my house! You look ridiculous!”
“You can’t see me if I did this elsewhere.”
Sophia let out an exasperated laugh. “Alexander, don’t you think you’re being unreasonable here?”
Alexander didn’t deny it. Nodding honestly, he answered, “Yes, I think so too.”
Sophia’s expression darkened. “Enough is enough!”
However, Alexander disagreed with her, “No, it’s not enough to show my sincerity. This is only a shower of rain.”
Both of them faced off like opposing soldiers, staring at each other unblinkingly. However, after a moment, Sophia was the first to give up. “Forget it. I don’t want to argue with you.”
Even though Katherine kept telling Sophia that the latter was unforgiving, in actuality, Sophia wasn’t that cruel.
At this moment, Alexander shifted his legs and asked, “Can I go in?”
Sophia almost gave in to the urge to slam the door in his face. Isn’t he shameless? He’s the epitome of giving him an inch, and he’ll definitely take a mile.
Before she could answer, Alexander walked right in.
“I’m feeling a bit cold, so I’ll take a bath first.”
With a darkened face, Sophia loosened her hand from the doorknob, turned, and went up the stairs.
After entering the house, Alexander headed straight for the guest room as if he owned the place.
When he got out of the room, Sophia brought a cup of hot ginger tea to him. “Drink all of this,” she demanded.
He immediately frowned as he looked at the reddish liquid sloshing in the cup. Despite that, he lifted his head to look at Sophia before saying, “Thank you.”
He knew that Sophia was soft-hearted.
“Please don’t get me wrong. I don’t want your lackeys to go after me if you get sick.”
This was something Samuel would do. Instantly, he felt a pang of guilt in his heart. In the end, he obediently drank the whole cup down to the last drop.
Just then, Sophia noticed the clothes he had changed into. “Where did you get these clothes?”
“I left them here last time.”
Alexander did not even try to hide it from her. Instantly, she was mad with anger. “I want you to leave my house now! Get out, immediately!”
Instead of complying with her order, he walked right up to her, grabbed her hand, and brought it to his forehead forcefully. “Sophia, do you think I have a fever?”
He must be faking it! He wasn’t drenched in the rain that long. When did Alexander get so weak?
Just as she was about to utter a snide remark, she realized the temperature she felt on her hand didn’t seem right.
Withdrawing her hand, she said, “I’ll call Felix to take you to the hospital.”
Alexander walked over to the couch and sat down. After a light cough, he said, “I have a meeting this afternoon.”
“What does that have to do with me?” Sophia said indifferently.
He can die on his own for all I care. Just don’t die in my house.
Ignoring his protests, Sophia whipped out her phone and called Felix.
The call connected. However, Felix grew silent after listening to what Sophia said. Then, he wondered out loud, “Mr. Xenos did have a slight fever yesterday night, but he should be better now. Why is the fever flaring up?”
Hearing that, Sophia couldn’t help but feel guilty.
“Ms. Yarrow, could you please take care of Mr. Xenos for a while? After I’m done with what I have on hand, I’ll go to your place to fetch him. I’ll hang up now because I need to attend a meeting…” Beep. Beep. Beep.
Sophia glanced at her phone and saw that the call had ended abruptly. She turned back to look at Alexander and found him drinking water, but the cup used was hers!
She walked over and snatched her cup out of Alexander’s hand. “This is my cup, Alexander!”
“I don’t mind,” he said and snatched the cup back from Sophia, this time drinking what was left in the cup.
At that instant, Sophia lost it. She stood there with a hand on her forehead and paced back and forth in irritation before heading straight to Alexander. Then, she grabbed his wrist and shouted, “Alexander! Those tactics are useless on me! Get out!”
Alas, Sophia wasn’t strong enough to drag him off of the couch. Instead of pulling him up, she staggered. Alexander then used a little force to pull her in, and she fell into his embrace.
As Sophia struggled to get up, she heard Alexander’s deep chuckle. “I didn’t know you wanted to see my chest so badly.”