Ian’s expression changed instantly.
Adeline looked at Ian with an eager gaze, as if her heart was hanging on his body.
When Terrence almost ruined the Carter family before, the Carter family already regarded the Zabel family as a thorn in their side, but it did not affect Adeline’s love and obsession for Ian.
The moment Adeline saw Ian, her eyes instantly lit up and she lifted her skirt to come over.
Ian was frightened and let go of Nicole’s hand, wanting to leave Nicole behind and run away.
At that thought, that was what he did. “Nicole, I’m leaving. Take care of yourself!”
Then, Ian lifted his legs and ran. He bumped into several wine glasses and was gently chided by the elders and relatives on the side for not being steady enough.
However, the moment they noticed Adeline, their chiding voices changed.
“Hurry up and run. Don’t get caught!”
Nicole looked at this scene with surprise. It was like a farce.
Eric, who was in front of her, only wanted to be alone with Nicole.
He had not talked to her alone for a long time.
He reached out to take a hold of that slender fair wrist and forcefully pulled her to walk away.
Nicole was still immersed in the drama of watching a good show and was completely caught off guard. She subconsciously tried to break free, but it was useless.
She was a little upset, and her face was clear and cold.
“Eric Ferguson, let go.”
Nicole did not want to let others misunderstand their already-impossible-to-repair relationship on an occasion like this.
She wanted to avoid unwarranted speculation. Maybe her voice was too cold.
Eric really let go of her hand, only to turn around and block her path behind as well as the sight of others.
He looked at her with sunken eyes and jerked his chin to the rest area.
“Can’t we just sit there and talk a little?”
The direction he took her was not a remote area.
It was just that people did not gather there, so it was relatively quiet.
Nicole wanted to make things clear so as not to cause awkwardness between them later.
There was no point in dwelling on the past all day.
The two of them sat face to face. Very rarely, there were no arguments or coldness or ignoring each other.
They both stepped back and compromised.
It was not easy to maintain the current superficial harmony.
Nicole looked around vigilantly, afraid that someone would notice them and say something ambiguous.
“What do you want to say? Spit it out.” She urged.
Eric looked at her expression. His face grew slightly sullen and cold.
However, after a few seconds, his face turned expressionless.
Eric just quietly stared at the person in front of him with dark eyes.
Nicole raised her eyes. Her gaze stagnated slightly as she looked at him silently.
Eric said, “Only recently did I realize that liking someone who doesn’t like you back was so painful.”
Nicole’ s heart only twisted slightly and felt sore for a moment.
Eric looked at her unmoved expression and smiled.
“ It’s probably karma. You’re just treating me like how I treated you back then. It’s quite fair.”
Nicole felt like her chest was being pressed by a boulder, making her unable to breathe.
She did not like this feeling. She did not like recalling those unpleasant experiences with Eric.
It was just another bruise all over again.
“Mr. Ferguson, if that’s what you wanted to talk about, then it’s unnecessary to go on.”
“Unnecessary? It’s unnecessary for you, but for me,
it’s like taking away half of my life.” Eric sat there and curled his lips.
The light was dim as it reflected on the side of his face that was pale and cold, filled with a wretched arrogance.
At that moment, Nicole suddenly felt like Eric had fallen from his pedestal and into the mud.
He was extremely miserable.