To those who have been waiting for this, I’m sorry for the delay. The new chapter is published at last! You can find it in
The following is the teaser:
When Albert stood in front of Candy, smiling at her, she was unnerved by his proximity but also felt a tingle of excitement run up her spine. The next thing she knew tears rushed to her eyes, her knees knocking and her heart racing like a train barreling down a hill.
I am not dreaming! Albert has really come for me…
She was barely able to keep tears from spilling out. Although in her letter she had urged him not to find her, deep inside she had hoped otherwise, which was a wish she should have subdued but couldn’t. Now that he was here, her resolve to start her life anew without him instantly shattered. All it had taken was a single glance into his tender blue eyes, which seemed to sparkle in the sunlight. She found that he looked pale and a bit haggard, but that didn’t diminish his handsomeness, as Molly had pointed out.
While looking back, Candy had to admit that she had fooled herself. She had deliberately worked herself to exhaustion each day so that she could sleep soundly at night until the chirping of birds woke her up. Her grueling working schedule had allowed her little time to dwell on the possible scenarios if she had not chosen to leave Albert. Whenever she had begun to drift into thinking along that line or reminiscing her cherished moments with him, she would do her best to distract herself with work or other things.
Unfortunately, none of her tactics had worked so far, and she had wondered at times if she would ever stop missing him. No matter how hard she had tried to live her life without him, all her thoughts somehow led back to the man she still loved. On top of all that, she couldn’t ignore the emptiness inside her. She had meant it when she had told him in her last letter that nothing could take his place in her heart. As weeks had gone by, her yearning for him had only increased, but her hope of seeing him again had waned. She had started to think that he could not forgive her or had given her up.
Yet, she could not find a hint of chastisement or bitterness in his expression right now. Just then, a familiar voice from behind her said, “Candy.”