“Are you saying this just because the family head… wants me to leave?” She shivered and asked slowly with a bitter smile, “Was it because me being kidnapped had caused him trouble… Was this why he had asked you to send me away?”
“If that is how you want to interpret it, fine, but you must come with me now—”
Lazer extended his hand out again, but she flinched and dodged it.
“Wait, I am sure that I can still be of use… I will make sure that I do not cause the family head any more trouble when I go back this time. Teacher, please allow me to continue to be Diana’s double.” She took a deep breath, making sure that he heard her every word.
“Are you—out of your mind?” He glared at her wide-eyed and gritted his teeth, seemingly irritated by her firm attitude.
“The Juan family is my only family and the family I am indebted to for life, especially Diana…. she is the one I am most worried about. Teacher, if you do not tell me where we are going… I cannot go with you. Because I really want to be loyal to the Juan family.”
“Do you hear the words that are coming out of your mouth, No. 3?” He was beginning to lose his temper. He had finally summoned up the courage to run away her, and she would rather go back to die! “Why are you so eager to sacrifice your life for the Juan family? Do I have to say ‘I want to run away with you’ for you to get it!?”
She raised her head, looking dazed and shocked. “Run away with me? Are you in love with me?”
“No.” He growled.
“Are you frightened by the throne war?”
So the Juan family did not want to fire her… All these were his own actions? She gasped and stared at him in disbelief. Diana and Shaquille’s suspicions seemed to be coming true, and the image of Lazer as an unswerving and determined man was beginning to fall apart. He had become someone who she did not know or understand.
“That leaves us with only one answer. You want to betray the Juan family.”
“…No, it is not like that.”
This might be the first time that she made him speechless. He looked up and took a deep breath, forcing himself to calm down. He turned his back on her and rubbed between his eyebrows with one hand, repeatedly letting out a sigh of annoyance.
“If not, I do not understand the reason why you want me to stay away from the throne war.”
His facial expression changed when she made that statement, which made her even more suspicious.
Although she did not know what the man standing in front of her was thinking, she knew one thing—no matter his reasoning, she could not go with him.
However, she did not know that at this moment, the images flashing through his mind were himself as a prisoner of war and her coming out of a shell… How should he explain this to her? Although he wanted to tell her that the Juan family was not the first place where they met each other, and that he had already known and cared about her as soon as she was born, he could not.
Even he knew that stuff like this could not be explained in a few words, and even if he did try to explain it, it would sound utterly ridiculous to her. Additionally, he was not sure whether his feeling towards her was that of love.
Perhaps the excitement from seeing her alive prevented himself from hiding his emotions anymore and caused him to want to force his decision on her.
Nevertheless, after calming down, he realized that there was nothing he could say to persuade her right now.