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Chapter 28: Gathering Info.





That’s it.

I surrendered and put the brush down.

Inspiration seemed to be distant nowadays.

It had already been a week since my gallery opened and Elliot was now back to his usual busy schedule. He was now in China to do business and would be staying there for a week.

I’m so bored.

Honestly, after opening my gallery in New Haven, I wanted to roam around the world while painting at the same time. My earnings could already allow me to do that.

But somehow, I had a change of heart and wanted to stick another month or two in New Haven, and I knew the reason why.



This is wrong.

This is so wrong.

I knew I should have already emptied my feelings for Lawrence but seeing him in the flesh brought it all back, and what was more complicated was that, I learned to like Elliot and didn’t want to betray him.

Is it possible to like two guys at the same time?

I sighed again more massive than the last.

This thought was tormenting me from the moment I saw him again.

I had to choose just one, or else, I’d hurt the both of them.

I smiled mockingly at myself.

What’s there to choose?

It was clear as day that I should be with Elliot. He’s my boyfriend after all.

These past few days, I hadn’t heard anything from Lawrence. I guess he was just really in the area and wanted to congratulate me out of politeness.

Forget him.

Forget him already!

I already have Elliot.

What was there to think about?

I like Elliot, so it should be Elliot.

I made up my mind and went towards my bedroom to pack up my things so I could leave first thing tomorrow.

The earliest the better so I wouldn’t have to be tormented by this conflicting feelings. Once I’m away from Lawrence, everything would be back to normal.

I smiled.

That’s right.

Everything will be back to normal once I don’t see him anymore.


Before I could even turn the handle of my bedroom door, the buzzing sound of the intercom startled me.

I hurriedly went towards the door.

I almost fell on my knees, when outside of my unit in the hall stood Lawrence with just a simple black t-shirt and pants and sports shoes with a jacket wrapped around his waist. He was roaming his innocent eyes at the interior of the hallway.

I chewed on my lips.

Partly I stayed because my unit was in Azure Sky, where Lawrence and that Lance were currently staying.

Part of me was overjoyed because admit it or not; I was secretly hoping that he would come and visit me.


Are you cheating behind Elliot’s back?

The thought immediately filled me with guilt and shame, but even so, I checked my appearance.

I was wearing my usual home clothes, loose long sleeve red chequered shirt and short jeans and slippers.

Lawrence and I are just friends now. Whatever we have. We have already ended it in the past.

Yeah right. Keep saying that to yourself.

I bit my lips once more and opened the door.


It was a good thing that I was holding the door handle or else, I would have been knocked back by that invincible force radiating from his handsome, bright, shining, warm smile.

“H-hi… h-how did you know that I’m staying here?” I asked stupidly. Of course, he knew, I bet Leanna told him.

“Well, the truth is, these past few years… I’ve been secretly gathering information about you… so I know everything that is to know when it comes to you…”



Everything just stopped, my brain, my breathing, my heart. I just look at him with drop jaw.

We continued to stare at each other in silence before he burst out laughing – hard.

“I’m just joking with you! Ahahaha! You should have…*laugh… seen your face…. *laugh… It was my sister who told me… *snicker… that you live just below our unit.”

Lawrence continued to laugh so hard now holding his stomach while me on the other hand, didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.

“Ahahaha! Zoe, I never would have thought that you would be this gullible.”

He patted my shoulder as he wiped away the tears in his eyes.

I couldn’t help but wryly smiled at his laughing teary face.

“You got me good this time, and here I am happy knowing that it’s not just me who is secretly gathering information about you these past few years,” I replied with a giggle.

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