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Aug 20 2013

Love Never Fails Chapter 32: Scheme

Sorry for the delay. It’s taken me a while this time because I’ve written a very long chapter. Yet at the last minute I decided to split it up, so that means a new chapter is coming up very soon. Please be patient and thank you for your understanding!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7472782/32/

The following is the teaser:

Candy was startled as she heard someone just plop down beside her. Through the blur of tears she saw that the person was Terry; he was staring into a distance while giving an exaggerated sigh. She straightened up and wiped her face with the back of her hands, and Terry brought his gaze on her. “Fret not, Candy. But first of all, why did you leave him if you love him this much? Is history repeating itself or is there something more?”

She stared at him quizzically and a strange sound escaped her throat as she sought to process the sudden awareness that Terry had known about her previous relationship with Albert. Yet she had so many questions in her head. First, she wondered if Terry had learned it directly from Albert, and if so, what else had Albert informed Terry? Did Terry know who Albert really was? How much Terry knew about what had happened lately between her and Albert?

Narrowing his eyes, Terry stared at her bewildered look, and she couldn’t help but lower her head without a word, feeling guilty that she still hadn’t responded to his love confession earlier. Yet she was downright relieved that he had seemingly got her answer already by observing her and was aware of her morbid situation, which could have been of her own making-she had left the man she loved despite herself. However, what exactly did Terry mean by history repeating itself? Did he know about Albert’s prearranged marriage? Just then, another deep sigh from him interjected her tangled thoughts, “Has anyone told you that you’re a little too accepting?”

It took her several seconds to decipher his statement, and amidst her flabbergasted silence, he shrugged with a bitter chuckle. “Do you know that when I bought that one way ticket for you, I was planning to ask you to stay in New York with me?”

She looked genuinely astonished, her eyes widened even more. She recalled Albert had alluded that before, but it had only been his speculation. Now that Terry just confirmed it, Candy didn’t know what to say. Then Terry added in a thoughtful tone, “You could have fought and stood your ground, but you simply chose to leave without demanding anything in return.”

She thought silently, what could I have done other than giving you a hard time? Aloud she countered, “I did try!”

What she had said stunned him visibly, and wetness came to his eyes within seconds. “You did?”

She averted her eyes, seemingly lost in her reminisce. “That is why I went to the hospital before you. I wanted to confront her… but then once I discovered the truth… about her life-changing injury…”

Her voice trailed off as she shuddered to think that if she had not found Susanna on the rooftop just in time, Susanna would have succeeded in her suicide attempt. If so, Terry would forever carry a guilt on his shoulders for the rest of his life. He seemed to have read her mind and responded after a heavy sigh of resignation, “You know what depressed me the most after you had left New York?”

As she shook her head, he laughed almost hysterically, and tears escaped his eyes. For a moment Candy wasn’t sure if he was laughing or crying, but he soon calmed down afterwards. While wiping away the moisture in his eyes, he looked downcast and murmured forlornly, “Candy, we were doomed regardless of what could have possibly happened that stormy night.”

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  1. 24miles

    Hey it’s your birthday? I saw a post in a fan page with your name on it.

    Happy Birthday!

    I read your new chapter this afternoon and it was great!

    1. Ms Puddle

      Thank you for reading! Glad you like it! 😀

  2. anonymous

    it’s good

    1. Ms Puddle

      Thank you for reading!

  3. Ana

    I love your story, I like to start reading the stories when they are all finished but I had read all of the finished ones so I started on yours, and here I am waiting for the next chapter jajaja. Keep going with the good work, I am from Guatemala and like you I could not understand why the manga ended like that. LIke you I am also Christian and nobody knows I read this fanfics, well my husband has seen me but I read mainly when I am alone.

    1. Ms Puddle

      Nice to meet you, Ana!! I’m happy to meet another Christian fan in this CC fandom! Glad to hear that you like my story! It’s my honor indeed! I’m finishing up my next chapter (almost there) because as I said it was originally part of this chapter. ^_^ Thanks again for reading! 😀

      1. Ana

        Hello again, I found this blog in Fanfiction net, I am following your story there.

        1. Ms Puddle

          Thank you Ana! Please feel free to read my short stories too 😉

          1. Ana

            I read the diary yesterday, it was a very nice story but short, I did not read it before because I usually look for long stories, but I enjoyed this one too. Congratulations you are a very good writer, what I like about you is that you stick with the facts of the story, I do not like the alternative stories.

          2. Ms Puddle

            Thanks, Ana! I’m glad you like “The Diary”! ^_^ Sometimes I like writing short stories as my breaks from writing “Love Never Fails”. Thank you for reading! Your compliment is very encouraging! 😀

  4. inah

    I like the new chapter. Thank you for sharing the update. 🙂

    1. Ms Puddle

      You’re welcome! Thank you for reading! 🙂

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