“Stop right there!” Dahlia caught up to him and grabbed his arm.
have to be like this? Can’t we have a decent talk?”
“I don’t think that’s necessary. I’m wasting my breath. Not to mention, I’m busy. Let’s not waste each other’s time any longer,” Dustin said with little interest and headed straight for the door.
“You’re not allowed to leave!” Dahlia suddenly hugged him from behind, holding him tightly. It was an extremely bold move coming from her, especially when she was usually aloof.
“I’m not letting you go!” Still maintaining her tight grip, she rested her cheek on his back.
She mumbled softly, “Consider me wrong this time, okay? I know I’m difficult sometimes, but I’ll do my best to change.
“If you say Gavin is the bad guy, then he’s the bad guy. I won’t see him ever again, alright? I’m terrified of losing you. Let’s get back together, please.
“I won’t be stubborn anymore and won’t hit you again. I swear. As long as you stay, I’ll do anything you tell me to.
“I don’t need wealth or power. I don’t need everything I have now.
“Why don’t we sell off the company and go on a trip? We don’t need to care about anything. Let’s just live a happy and carefree life together. That’s enough for me.
“As long as you agree, I’ll give up everything for you!” Dahlia got more frantic the more she spoke.
She had thought it through. It didn’t matter who was right or wrong.
Compared to wealth, having the person she loved the most next to her was the most important thing. She hoped to win his heart and grow old together with him.
“Dahlia, if you had said that three months ago, I would have agreed without hesitation. But it’s too late now.” Dustin shook his head and let out a soft sigh..
“What’s done is done. Some things can never go back to how they used to be. I don’t want to return to when my life revolved around you. I’m tired of trying to please you in every way.
“I don’t want to keep worrying about you either, living every day in anxiety. It’s too exhausting. I just want to live life my way without burden, finding satisfaction in settling old
“We’re over.” With that, he pried her arms open, slowly but determinedly.
“Why? Why! If you’re still angry with me, you can scold and hit me, but you can’t just walk
“We’re not over yet. We can still go back to how it used to be! I won’t ever doubt you again, and I won’t ever get mad at you again. Give me a chance to turn over a new leaf, please!”
Dahlia’s eyes were red, and she choked on sobs. At this point, she was begging.
In the past, when Dustin got mad, a little coaxing would suffice. But she felt his coldness and determination today.
Her intuition told her that letting go today would be the end for them. She was terrified at the thought and was trying her best to make Dustin stay.
“Dahlia, just let go. Let’s not torment each other anymore. Perhaps you’ll meet someone better in the future, but we aren’t meant for each other.
“Let’s go our own ways. Goodbye…”
After he spoke, he broke free from her grip and walked out of the cafe. He left without looking back.
It was time to let go.
Dahlia’s heart twisted in pain as she watched him leave. She burst into tears, sobbing uncontrollably.
“There’s no one better. No one is better than you! You are the one I love the most!”