Let Me Go, Mr. Hill
“I don’t know him that well,” Max said in a low voice.
“That makes sense.” Larissa nodded. “By the way, how did your blind date go today? I heard from your mom that you went on a blind date with a military officer’s daughter.”
Max’s handsome face stiffened. He did not expect that his mom would tell Larissa about it. In that case, charity…
At that moment, the sound of footsteps came from the stairs as Charity walked down in casual clothes. Max did not know whether she overheard their conversation or not.
Even if she did, she probably already knew about it.
“Aunt Larissa, my mom arranged it on her own. The lady’s parents are influential, so it would’ve been disrespectful if I didn’t go. I’ll find an excuse later to say that our personalities don’t match and that we can’t be together.” Max quickly raised his voice and said, “I already have someone I like.”
Larissa saw Max looking at her daughter, and her head started to ache. However, she did not say anything.
“Mom, can we have our meal now?” charity asked.
“Yes, yes. I’ll go get the food.” Larissa quickly excused herself from the situation.
Max stepped forward. “Charity, I’ve only liked you and you only. My feelings for you won’t change.”
“Max, I think it’s better for US to be friends.” charity raised her head and met his gaze. “Your parents really hope that you can make the Langston family proud. Besides, it’s too difficult for your career to advance if our relationship is exposed. Sometimes, we can’t just live for ourselves but our parents as well.”
“I’ll convince my mother.”
“Don’t be so naive. You’re your parents’ pride back in your hometown. In their hearts, you will get a promotion, and they won’t have it any other way. If you keep insisting on dating me, it’ll only make your mom resent me. she and my mom have been neighbors and good friends for tens of years. You won’t want them to lose their friendship over this, do you?”
Max looked at her calm expression, feeling like a part of his heart was carved out and empty, “charity, you’re not just worried about my career and the relationship between our families. In fact, you’ve … never had feelings for me, right?”
“Maybe. When your mom’s words directly or indirectly reminded me today that you and I could never be together, I felt more relief. I did think of treating my illness as soon as possible to be able to date you. However, I don’t want it anymore after this incident,” Charity said honestly.
“Why?” Max’s temple throbbed. He said with difficulty, “Is it because Chester saved you, or because you realized that you’re still »
“No matter what, it’s a fact that Chester ended up in that state because he saved me. Although I don’t intend to get together with him, my conscience won’t allow me to remain indifferent to him as if nothing had happened.”
Charity sighed. “I probably won’t date anyone or get married in the future. I’ll just stay this way. Being alone is actually pretty nice.”
“In other words, you’re thinking of staying single forever for Chester.” Max gritted his teeth, for he could not accept that truth.
“No. I’m the one who doesn’t want it. Although I haven’t recovered and am still indifferent to relationships, I subconsciously know that… I don’t like you.” After charity said that, she seemed more relaxed. “I felt happy and relaxed around you back when we were just friends. However, when you started making your feelings more obvious, it made me feel even more pressured. I’m sorry.”
Max was stunned.
He did not speak for a long time, and his heart hurt.
It was not that he did not sense it. Rather, he just thought he still had a chance as long as Charity did not reject him. 1