Alicia was shouting at Aaron.
I‘ve already decided to live the rest of my life here. Why is he still here?
Why is he insisting on barging into my life?
“Aaron, I… I’m greedy. l just want you to have me and me alone,” Alicia squeezed out.
That was how selfish she was. All the thoughts she had in the past had been wrong. She could not do it at all. The very moment she thought about how Aaron had a fiancée and was about to marry her made her unable to stay by Aaron’s side anymore.
She wanted Aaron all to herself.
“I’ll let you be greedy.” Aaron reached out to wipe her tears away.
“Alicia, I’ll let you have thoughts like these, and I’ll make those thoughts of yours the truth.”
Alicia gazed at Aaron through her blurry eyes.
Why do I find myself unable to understand him?
“What… What are you talking about?”
As Aaron looked at her solemnly, he said, “I said, I’ll let you be greedy, and I’ll make all your thoughts a reality. Do you understand me now?”
Alicia nodded. She could understand his words, but she could not understand why he said them.
“W-Why are you going to make my thoughts a reality?” she stammered out.
She was unlike Nico, who was a socialite. She was just an ordinary girl.
“It’s because…” When Aaron saw her straightening to listen to him, he curled his lips and leaned his lips by her ear, whispering, “It’s because I love you.”
He fell in love with her, which was why he was willing to let her have his body and heart.
Alicia was stunned by Aaron’s words, she could not believe what she had heard.
Did Aaron just say that he loves me? Did he really fall in love with me?
Her eyes were fixed on Aaron. She wanted to know when he had fallen for her and why she did not know about it.
All of her thoughts were visible on her face.
Aaron tucked away the strands of hair blown stray by the wind before pushing her head toward his shoulder and wrapping an arm around her waist.
“Ever since you left my world, I realized that you were something different to me. I sent my men to look for you, but they couldn’t find you anywhere…”
“The longer I couldn’t find you, the more I missed you. It was only later did I realize I fell in love with you a long time ago, but I just didn’t know.” Aaron pinched her hand. “You were ruthless to hide so far away. It took me so long to find you.”
As Alicia listened to him, her tears rolled down her cheeks. She did not know Aaron liked her too. If she did, she would have stayed by his side.
“Aaron…” she whispered and stared at him with teary eyes.
The sight of her broke Aaron’s heart, and he lifted his hand to gently wipe her tears away.
He asked, “Are these tears of joy?”
Alicia nodded, and Aaron leaned down to kiss her still, flowing tears away.
“From now on, every day of yours will be a blissful one, but you’re not allowed to cry.” His voice was soft as he caressed her face. “You’ll make me sad, you know?”
Alicia bobbed her head. She was not going to cry anymore.
Aaron beamed at her response and planted a kiss on her lips.