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A Beautiful Misunderstanding

Chapter 122 He Loved You

Hatred burned in Leila's eyes as she glared at Essie.

She had been here for quite some time, hiding in a corner and observing Zac and the others.

She wanted to come over, but she didn't have the courage. She couldn't bear the fact that he was married. Moreover, she was afraid that Zac might find out that it was her who leaked the information to Valery. If he knew, he would definitely cut her off from his life altogether. Zac was a person who was absolutely intolerant of cheating and betrayal.

Essie had a calm expression, and she knew exactly how to read the situation.

Valery was a capable woman, and Leila herself was quite powerful. Should they decide to join forces against her, her chances of winning would be greatly diminished.

She couldn't allow that to happen. She must win over Leila.

"You're probably wondering why he married me, right?" Essie whispered when she saw that there was no one else in the dressing room.

"What do you want to say?" Leila frowned.

"This is not a good place to talk. Let's talk outside." Essie exited the room, with Leila following close behind. Her curiosity regarding the circumstances of their marriage was killing her.

They sat at a dark corner concealed by curtains.

Essie took another two glasses of cocktail and handed one to Leila.

"Zac and I got married for one thing, and one thing only: to get rid of Valery." Essie's words rang out slowly and clearly. "Now, I'm his legal spouse as long as we don't divorce, it would be impossible for him to marry her. You may think that he treats me well and takes good care of me, but that's only because he needs me and I'm the only one who can play this role."

Leila was overcome with violent shivers. She remembered Zac saying that he had already figured out a way to deal with Valery. Was he talking about marriage to Essie?

"Why are you the only one who can act as his wife?"

"What sort of woman wouldn't like a man from a rich family? If he asked just any woman to act as his wife, wouldn't he get into more trouble if that woman ended up falling for him? How different would that be compared to his situation with Valery. I, on the other hand, will never fall for him, because I'm in love with someone else." Essie's tone was firm, brooking no disagreement or doubt. In any case, she was speaking the truth.

"What's in it for you, then? What do you get out of your arrangement?" Leila quirked one eyebrow, her tone no longer as malicious as before.

"I want him to help me become famous. Remember, I'm the grand winner of the show Beauty on Runway? Once I become famous, then Hanson's family will accept me." After her explanation, Essie took a sip of the cocktail.

"Why are you telling me these things?" Leila stared at her for a moment, suspicious that Essie was lying to her. However, Essie was the picture of calm, and not a blush crossed her face. She saw nothing amiss, and the worry in her chest eased up. After all, she was hoping from the bottom of her heart that everything Essie said was true.

"He loves you. He did all these things for you. He was supposed to marry you. However, even with your influential background, Valery would have made you the villain if you had married Zac." After a slight pause, she took another sip of her drink and continued, "He couldn't tell you the plan because the fewer people who knew, the better. Otherwise, all of his efforts would go down the drain. You don't know how his mind works. He always complains to me. Right now, I'm taking the bullet for you and paving your way. I am innocent, and you should know that."

By then, Leila's heart felt unburdened, and she was over the moon in her elation. He loved her? He did all of these things for her? She was the happiest woman in the world!

Her happiness and excitement nearly overflowed her body, and her lips curved up in an ecstatic smile.

For some reason, the happier Leila became, the more depressed Essie felt.

She told Leila no lies. Leila was the one who Zac truly loved and the one he wanted to marry.copy right hot novel pub