“Fine, stand there and stare at the aqua trees until you have figured everything out,” he turned around and left.
“Wait, how much more do you know?” She came to her senses and shouted at Lazer’s back. She became suspicious. “I want to know everything.”
Lazer stopped and looked at her in bewilderment. “Why? You have never asked me about these things before.”
She clasped her skirt.
“Because… I want to be prepared.”
“You do not want to be prepared. You just do not trust me,” he said in a deep, low, suppressed voice.
Feeling his angry gaze, she looked away immediately.
She pondered things carefully. Since coming to the Juan family and becoming her teacher, he had tortured her with his harsh, serious, and cautious attitude. She even woke up in the middle of the night because of the nightmares she had about the training they had.
At the same time, he was always careful about her situation and adjusted his teaching accordingly. He also showed concern for her physical conditions. His both firm and gentle approach successfully allowed her to grow quickly within six months, becoming a fighter who was able to face enemies alone.
As a mentor, he was close to perfection.
She remembered his confession that night.
She was unable to let that go. That night, he showed a side of himself that she had never seen before. He seemed to have lost his cool and looked at her with passion and aggression. Strangely, it did not feel like love to her, but rather paranoia that forced him to act that way..
It was not the first time that she was afraid of him, but that night, she felt real fear because of the madness hidden in his eyes.
She did not trust him anymore—because she realized that Shaquille had really wanted to kill her.
Regardless of his flowery words, Shaquille’s feelings for her were superficial. When they were fighting to the death, he truly wanted to kill her. He showed that he placed the goals and tasks at hand before his feelings.
Lazer’s concerns for the girl may be similar. Therefore, she had to remain calm and first verify whether he was a threat to the Juan family.
“Well, that was because you…”
“Didn’t you say you would forget what I said? Then I will pretend that I never said it.” He put on his hood again, his eyes gloomy under the shadow. He was not as angry as he was that night and interrupted her in a whisper. “The mercenaries are ahead. They will think that they are meeting Diana. Rest assured, you will return to the Juan family safe and sound.”