Moreover, it wasn’t as if they hadn’t shared a bed before, and given the special circumstances now, she wasn’t being so particular.
Seeing no trace of shyness in her expression, Maxim’s eyes grew cold and he said no more.
After spreading out the quilt, Briana called Maxim to go to bed.
The two usually worked overtime late into the night, but this was the first time they had gone to bed so early.
Briana had been lying awake for over an hour, unable to resist asking. “Mr. Yoder, are you asleep?”
“No, what’s wrong?”
After hesitating for a few seconds, Briana still whispered, “I’m sorry for what happened today… I wasn’t just talking out of anger before, I just don’t want to owe you more and more, I’m afraid I can’t pay you back…..‘
After a moment of silence, Maxim’s cold voice echoed in Briana’s ear.
“If you can’t pay it back, then don’t. I never intended to make you feel guilty towards me. Are you truly clueless, or are you just pretending
not to understand?!”
Because of his words, Briana’s heart was somewhat confused.
Of course, she knew that Maxim was not the type to meddle in other people’s affairs. Everything he had done for himself during this period pointed to one possibility.
But that possibility was something she dared not believe.
During the three years of their secret marriage, she had been disappointed too many times and dared not hold any more hope for Maxim.
“Mr. Yoder, did you… like me?”
“Otherwise, what reason do you think could have made me leave my job and come here?”
The hand at Briana’s side unconsciously tightened, her entire being filled with an unreal sense of floating.
She admitted that she was indeed somewhat moved, and there was a
moment when she wanted to be with Maxim again.
But her previous painful experience quickly sobered her up. The conflict between her and Maxim was not resolved, and getting back together would only cause pain for both of them.
“But… you clearly liked Kiley before.”
“You also said it was before.”
The two fell into silence again. After a long while, Briana finally said slowly, “Let me think. My mind is a mess right now. I’ll give you an answer once I’ve sorted things out.”
At least her attitude towards herself was not as resistant as before.
Briana knew she shouldn’t have had a soft spot for Maxim, but the moment he cut the rope without hesitation today, the shock in her heart was indescribable.
Looking back now, I still can’t calm my mind.
Early the next morning, Maxim’s subordinates came looking for him.
As he was about to leave, Maxim instructed his subordinates to prepare a million as a token of gratitude for Mr. and Mrs. Abbington, but the old couple refused.
Maxim didn’t insist either, he just ordered Rayan to find someone to refurbish their house.
After bidding farewell to Mr. Abbington and Mrs. Abbington, Briana and Maxim boarded the helicopter back to Bridenville.
Returning to Bridenville, as soon as Briana stepped into the villa, she was immediately embraced by Madeline.
“Briana, did you know you scared me to death? I thought I would never see you again!”
Hearing Madeline’s voice choke up, Briana patted her back comfortingly and said, “Didn’t I come back safely?”
“You dare to speak! If it weren’t for Mr. Yoder rushing over, who knows what would have happened… I saw the news reporting that you and Mr. Yoder were swept away by a huge wave, and your phone was unreachable, I cried several times!”
“Um, I’ll be careful next time, I’m going to take a shower first.”
After taking a bath, Briana went straight to MY Corporation.
On her way back, she called Melody and Madeline to let them know she was safe, and also found out that Charlotte and William had returned the night before.
As soon as she returned to the office, Melody came to find her.
“I treated you to dinner tonight to calm your nerves. Next time you encounter such a situation, don’t play the hero. The further you stay away, the better/”
Briana chuckled and nodded, saying, “Understood.”
Seeing her like this, it was clear she hadn’t taken it in. Melody couldn’t help but shake her head.
“By the way, Maxim almost lost his life trying to save you this time. The news has already spread among the Yoder family. They will probably come to cause you trouble, you’d better be prepared.”