Chapter 576 Habits Were a Terrible Thing
Watching Natalie resist him, Cedric’s heart ached.
Their past was something better left forgotten, something unspeakable. Every time it was brought up, it felt like reopening a healed scar, causing the pain to flare up again.
It was something they couldn’t face, but they had to anyway.
“Let’s talk about everything once your eyes are better,” Cedric said.
He wanted to say more but ultimately swallowed his words. (2)
His tone contained more than bitterness.
Natalie ignored him. He hadn’t expressed any intention of taking her to the doctor. It seemed that the doctor truly had a peculiar personality, as he had said.
So, was his trip today a wasted effort?
During lunch, Natalie reached out across the table. As she did, Cedric grabbed her wrist.
“I’ll help you.”
However, it was too late. Natalie knocked over the cup in front of her, and water splashed everywhere.
Lydia and Xyla hurriedly cleaned up.
Cedric held Natalie, preventing her from getting wet. At that moment, he keenly felt her trembling.
It was a lie to say she didn’t care about her situation right now.
How could she not care?
She still feared the darkness.
Despite becoming proficient in navigating the darkness in her past life, she couldn’t fully accept it when it came to this moment.
Who could adapt to a life in darkness?
Who wouldn’t want to live under the bright sunlight?
Who wouldn’t want to witness the various colors and beautiful scenery?
Natalie cared about all these things, and now…!
Cedric always remembered how desperate Natalie was when she was blind in their past life.
At that time, he was angry and frustrated.
He was angry that she had signed the consent for surgery. He was frustrated that he couldn’t accept her in that state. 2
He didn’t want to see her trapped in the darkness, so he desperately searched for a suitable donor for her eyes.
Before he could find one, the massive fire at Scarlet Villa happened.
The flames lingered in Cedric’s heart, unable to dissipate.
After Lydia finished cleaning up, Cedric placed Natalie back on the chair.
“Let me help you, okay?”
His tone was full of patience and indulgence.
“No need!” Natalie said as she reached out again. /
However, Cedric wrapped his hand around hers.
“You’ll knock things over again in a moment,” Cedric said in a somewhat distressed tone.
Knock things over again?
“So, I’m useless, huh?”
Natalie’s lips curled into a bitter smile that stabbed at Cedric’s heart.
Before Cedric could speak, Natalie continued, “But I’m quite capable, you know?”
She was referring to the habits she had formed at Scarlet Villa.
Habits… truly were a terrifying thing.
No matter how hysterical or scared a person used to be, everyone would eventually get used to days without light in the darkness.
Natalie was no exception.
At this moment, Cedric couldn’t help it when his tone became even more solemn.