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A Beautiful Misunderstanding

Chapter 189 Got Into Trouble Through Clever Means

When Mandy came out of the coffee shop, she acted surprised and said, "Essie, I just came across Hanson. Did you see him?"

Essie nodded and said, "Yes, I've greeted him already." It seemed as though she didn't want to talk about it.

An indescribable darkness appeared in Mandy's deep eyes and said, "Since you have Zac now, you could finally let go of Hanson."

"Hanson and I are just friends now," said Essie, while she shrugged and waved her hand. She decided to drag Mandy to go shopping to finally end the conversation. There was a deep rooted resentment that was instilled in Mandy's heart. She wouldn't let Essie go so easily and vowed to take revenge for robbing her of the man she truly loved.

By the time she arrived back at the Rong Mansion, Essie noticed that Ivy and Valery had already arrived back home.

When Ivy saw Essie walking towards the living room, her face immediately darkened with gloom. She stood up from the couch and left to go upstairs, completely ignoring Essie's presence. Valery watched with an insidious and sinister smile on her face. She was glad that her plan had worked and successfully turned Essie into Ivy's rival for love. As long as she pushed even harder, she was sure that Ivy would eventually cooperate with getting rid of Essie.

When Essie saw this, she decided to follow her upstairs and visit Ivy's bedroom. The door was wide opened, so she knocked and asked, "May I come in, Ivy?"

"No, I don't want to associate myself with hypocritical people," said Ivy bluntly without reluctance. It seemed as though Essie had been blacklisted.

However, Essie proceeded to walk directly inside and closed the door in case someone might hear them.

"Would you like to hear the story about Hanson and me?" she asked with a soft voice.

Ivy didn't respond and instead pouted in displeasure. With a subtle sigh, Essie decided to continue and said, "Hanson was my first love. I fell in love with him when I met him in college. At that time, I was just like you and had admired him so much. I figured that as long as I had a man like him, I already got everything that I needed from this world. I have done a lot of unusual and crazy things so I could win his love. Now, when I think about it, it's actually quite remarkable that I got myself to do those things for him. Despite my drive, it felt tragic because I could never understand his intentions. I never knew if he loved me as much as I loved him. One day, I finally summoned up the courage to admit and express my feelings to him, but in return, I found out that he had just been engaged and was bound to get married with Sunny. It was so sudden and at that time, that I was left completely devastated. I felt my whole world crashing down, and thought that I could never get back up. That same day was when I met Zac. We had a confusing relationship at the start, as it felt like we were rivals who always just quarreled with each other. However, thanks to him, I was able to forget Hanson completely and was able to turn over a new leaf."

Ivy looked up to her, with a tinge of doubt in her eyes. Her story sounded different from what she heard from Mint Coffee House. She asked, "Wasn't it you who dumped Hanson?"

"It was over before it even began." A melancholic smile appeared on Essie's face and she continued, "By the time I found out that Hanson also loved me back, I had already been married to Zac. Since it seemed that fate was against us, I figured that we were simply not meant to be together. I would rather have him think of me as a materialistic and vain woman, so that he would be able to move on and find new love," she explained lightly. It was unnecessary for Ivy to know all the nitty gritty details of the entanglement between the three of them.

"So, today you said that on purpose to drive him away?" When Ivy heard this, her eyes widened with a stupefied expression. Essie gave a subtle nod and said, "Since there was no future between us, I just wanted us both to forget it completely."

"Do you still love him?" Ivy asked. She didn't expect that their story would be so complicated and heartbreaking.

"It's not right to be too greedy. I already have Zac, so there is no reason for me to think about anyone else," said Essie with a soft sigh. She thought that her worries would only do more harm to him.

"Does my cousin know about what happened between the two of you?" Ivy asked with raised eyebrows.

Essie nodded and said, "Zac is an overbearing man, I'm not even allowed to bring Hanson up or talk about him to anyone, not even you." This was her way of explaining why she had concealed her relationship with Hanson.copy right hot novel pub