Vivian and Patrick went downstairs, Christian was playing toy ball with Hope in the living room. They tossed the ball to each other and the boy giggled all along.
“Mom,” Hope instantly left Christian when he saw his mother. The very sight of them playing together was very touching.
“I’ve got to go. I’ll come back tomorrow.”
Patrick said goodbye to Christian and Hope graciously. Christian was confused when Patrick winked at him.
“It’s time for him to go to bed.”
After Patrick left, Christian frowned at Hope who had been so clingy to Vivian since she woken up. He wouldn’t take a break until late at night every day.
“Go and give him a bath.”
Christian asked the maid to take Hope away. The boy looked at Vivian pitifully, but he was intimidated by Christian.
Vivian couldn’t help laughing at the way they interacted with each other.
Christian stared at her laughing. He hadn’t seen her so happy for a long time.
“Hope, why don’t you take a bath and then you mom will tuck you in?
Vivian was patient with her son. Finally he was happy again and the maid picked him up and left.
Christian’s heart was racing. If he hadn’t been mistaken, Vivian had just called their son by the name he had given to the boy. Did it mean that she had recognized him?
He looked at her beautiful face and wondered what she was thinking.
She became emotional when she saw his loving eyes.
She wanted to take a good look at this man.
He was handsome as ever, his thick eyelashes, his deep eyes, his tall nose and his sensual lips. He wasn’t as arrogant as when he was younger. He was more a man of experience now.
He hadn’t changed. He was still the man she had been in love with.
“It’s getting late. Why don’t you go to bed?”
Christian was nervous and awkward when he looked at her loving eyes.
Vivian worked up the courage to throw her slender arms round his waist and leaned on his chest to feel his heartbeat.
He had done so much for her without her knowing about it. She became emotional at the thought of Christian’s devotion.
She really shouldn’t waste more time. She wanted to fight for her happiness.
Christian’s heart stopped when Vivian leaned on him. He was surprised and relaxed at the same time.
She felt so soft and delicate in his arms. He blushed and didn’t know where to put his hands.
Funny enough, it was the first time he had hugged Vivian with so much affection. She smelt like lilies. He held her all the more tightly.
Vivian didn’t say anything. She just hugged him quietly and felt his arms close tightly about her.
They were connected at this very moment.
Christian spoke first. He had apologized to her for many times and he really meant it this time. He just wanted to love her with his heart and soul from now on.
“That’s all right. I’ve forgiven you.”
Vivian said softly in his arms.
Her voice had never been as beautiful as now.
“Did Patrick tell you something?”
He frowned. He knew Vivian had hated him too much to forgive him for no reason. Patrick must have said something in front of her.
He wanted her, but he didn’t want a woman who would take him out of gratitude. He had done many things for her just because he’d loved her, not because he’d wanted something in return.
“No, Patrick just wished me happiness.”
Since Christian didn’t want to talk about it, she certainly wouldn’t mention it either.
“Christian, this is the last time you’d apologize to me. I won’t give you another chance to apologize if you ever do something wrong again.”
She looked serious and Christian found it adorable.
“All right, I won’t make any mistakes ever again. You can punish me in any way you want if I break my words.”
He squeezed her nose lovingly and promised her seriously.
“But don’t ever leave me.”
“You can curse me and beat me, but don’t ever leave me please.”
He didn’t give her the chance to resist. He held her head still and pressed his warm lips on hers.
His kiss was gentle and she smelt amazing.
It was the first time he had kissed her properly. He had owed her so much.
But he would make it up to her.
It was her first kiss. It was new to her. She closed her eyes to feel his gentle kiss.
He kissed her until she couldn’t catch her breath. It was really a long and passionate kiss.