Chapter 360 Running into Trouble
Regardless of what was up with Emily and Liam, I knew better than to pry into a couple’s private business.
Therefore, I let it be.
We had not been walking long when we hit the night market, a place alive with energy and packed with people. Stalls were everywhere, each one bursting with colorful toys and mouth- watering eats. Tourist girls from out of town were decked out in chic, exotic outfits, their makeup on point as they snapped pics and explored.
I loved looking at both beautiful men and women, but women especially captivated me. I could not help but sneak peeks as we walked past them. The crowd was dense. Several times, I nearly lost Emily in the shuffle.
Emily seemed distracted, her eyes scanning the crowd as if she were on the lookout for someone. I did not pry. Instead, I kept my eyes on the crowd of beauties and the cool trinkets, all while keeping close to Emily so we would not get separated.
Inevitably, we did get split up after just five minutes. I blamed it on a stall with awesome figurines that caught my eye. I was so curious that I just had to stop for a better look.
The vendor caught me staring and called out, “Looking for a lighter? They make great gifts for boyfriends!”
I snapped back to reality and peered closer at the stall’s array of quirky trinkets. “All these are lighters?”
He grinned and nodded. “Pick one out! They’re a steal at thirty bucks each.”
I was hooked and lingered a moment longer. When I finally turned to find Emily, she was nowhere in sight.
Panic set in, and I ditched my curiosity to search for her. The night market, however, was huge, swarming with people. I ended up at the base of the tall tower by the entrance, scanning the crowd.
No luck. I was about to call her when a voice I would know anywhere drifted through the air. ” Hey, can you snap a picture of me with this view? I want to remember this.”
I froze, phone in hand. That voice… it belonged to Sweety.
We had grown up together, and I would know her voice anywhere.
A thrill of excitement shot through me as I whipped around. In a heartbeat, I caught sight of two faces I knew all too well. It was a man and a woman. He was snapping a pic of her with his phone, and she was beaming, her smile lighting up the whole place.
Seeing Sweety was fine, but what threw me for a loop was seeing Liam there too.
As I stared at them, my mind buzzed with static, and I was thrown into chaos. How could they…
I was not born yesterday. Sure, everything before might have been a fluke. However, Liam ditching his pregnant wife to hang out and take photos with another girl told me all I needed
Chapter 360 Running into Trouble
Sweety must have felt my stare because she turned to look at me. When our eyes met, her face froze over, and she instinctively tried to bolt.
I was faster, catching her arm. I looked at her, words failing me. What was I supposed to do? Call her out? Yell at her? Look down on her from some moral high horse?
No way. She has been my friend forever. I could not do that to her.
Finally, all I managed was a whisper. “Why?”
She had promised that she would cut ties with him and stay away. Why did it end up like this?
Sweety shoved me away, her face going ghostly white for a second before she faced me like nothing was wrong and said, “I love him. I just want to be with the one I love.”
“Sweety!” My voice cracked, drained of strength.
I shot a look at Liam, noticing the awkwardness painted across his face. It was an expression I often saw on Idris‘ face, and it made saying what I had to even harder. “Listen, I don’t know what’s going through your head, but you’re hurting two people here. Emily is pregnant with your kid, and you still have Ash. If you give a damn about them, the cozy home you’ve built, or Grandma, then you’ve got to keep it strictly friendly with Sweety, okay?”
He met my gaze, his brows knitting together in confusion. “Yvette, you’ve got it all wrong. There is nothing going on between us,” he insisted.
I was seething inside. If he were not Idris’s big brother, I might have lost it and thrown a punch. I took a deep breath and said, “From now on, keep your distance from her.”
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