Chapter 77 He Does Not Simply Like You
Aracely also recognized Cecilia‘s voice. Aracely dragged her chair to Anaya‘s side and whispered.
“Mrs. Maltz doesn‘t like Lexie?
“I thought that old woman was only mean to you. It seems I was wrong. She doesn‘t like any girl
her son is with.”
Anaya poured a cup of coffee for Aracely. “Drink some coffee. Don‘t gossip.”
The room next door was quiet for a while before Lexie‘s voice sounded. “Mrs. Maltz, I approached Joshua not for money.”
“Not for money? Cecilia chuckled and slowly put down her cup, saying condescendingly, “Lexie,
cut the act. I‘ve seen a lot of women like you.
“You said that because you don‘t think I can give you much money. You think that no matter how much I give you, you will get a lot more when you marry Joshua, right?”
Cecilia had recently set Joshua up with a rich young lady and had arranged a time to meet with her parents. Cecilia wanted Joshua and the young lady to meet and get to know each other.
When Cecilia found out that Joshua and Lexie had rekindled their relationship yesterday. Cecilia immediately talked to Joshua about it and asked him to break up with Lexie.
Lexie had had an affair with Joshua before he had divorced, so everyone had thought she had
been the other woman.
If Joshua married Lexie, it would be confirmed that Joshua had an extramarital affair with her which would bring disgrace to the Maltz family.
However, Joshua didn‘t listen to Cecilia and insisted on being with Lexie.
Cecilia had failed to change Joshua‘s mind, so she had asked Lexie to meet and tried to force her to leave Joshua
“You have really misunderstood me.” Lexie felt a little wronged, and her voice carried a sobbing
tone as if she had been bullied, “I was already together with Joshua when we were in university. If
it weren‘t for the sake of the family interests, Joshua wouldn‘t have let me go
“Now that the Maltz family is on the right track and Joshua and I are in love with each other, why
can‘t you let hinn be happy?
“You said you and Joshua were in love? How did you come to this conclusion?” Cecilia asked in a
Joshua told me he would marry me. How can this be false?”
uf “Why don‘t you think about why he promised to marry you but didn‘t say that he would love you
Lexie‘s hand on her knees tightened. She was a little flustered, but her face did not reveal any of it.
“He is not good with words. So, he didn‘t put it like that.”
“You are wrong.” Cecilia negated her, “That‘s because Joshua doesn‘t like you at all. Or maybe he has feelings for you, but it is not pure love. It is mixed with something else.”
Lexie cursed Cecilia inwardly. “Mrs. Maltz, you are not Joshua after all. You don‘t know what he really thinks. In my opinion, he loves me with all his heart.”
“I am his mother. How can I not know what my son thinks? During the year he was married to Anaya, although he treated her coldly, he had feelings for her.
“Although he‘s divorced, he still stays near Anaya. Do you really not understand his heart, or are you pretending not to know?”
Hearing that, Aracely excitedly grabbed Anaya‘s hand and tried her best to control the volume of her voice. “Damn, big news! Joshua actually likes you!”
Anaya indifferently pulled her hand away. “Your mother said you had a crush on a punk and wanted me to advise you to stay away from him. Do you like that punk?”
Aracely didn‘t reply.
Thinking of that punk who pestered her all day long, Aracely instantly calmed down.
Aracely didn‘t like him or want to hear about him.
Next door, Lexie spoke again, pretending to be confused. “I don‘t understand what you are talking
“Lexie.” The last trace of fake kindness on Cecilia‘s face disappeared. “If you know what‘s good for
you, you‘d better take 800 thousand dollars and leave immediately. I will never agree to your marriage with him. If you drag this on for too long. I won‘t even give you 80 dollars.”
‘l won‘t take any money from you. Mrs. Maltz, don‘t waste your time. I won‘t leave Joshua.”
Cecilia lost her patience and pushed the chair aside to stand up. “You better not regret today‘s decision! I will never allow you to be in the Maltz family!”
With that, Cecilia grabbed her bag and left.
When Aracely realized the show was over, she moved the chair back to its original position.
Just as she sat down, she saw Lexie stop at their table and walk over.
Lexie never pretended in front of Anaya. Her eyes were full of disgust and hatred. “I was wondering
why I heard your voice just now. So it really was you!”
Anaya tilted her head and met her gaze. She greeted Lexie indifferently, “Ms. Dunbar, good evening.”
Lexie was not good at all!
Lexie stared at Anaya and asked, “Did you follow me here to make fun of me?”
Anaya didn‘t know what to say.
Was this person suffering from paranoia?
“We‘re just here for a meal. Do you think you‘re money and everyone wants to be near you?” Aracely
“Don‘t you know how to keep your voice down when you are talking about personal issues in public? You actually came to blame us for hearing it. I think your voice is unpleasant to hear and disturbs my mood to eat with Anaya!”
Lexie was furious and fumed, “I‘m talking to Anaya. Why are you interrupting?”
After she roared at Aracely, she looked at Anaya and said, “Anaya, don‘t waste your time. No matter how you follow me, it is impossible for you to find an opportunity to snatch Joshua away from me!
I am the only one in his heart!”
After venting her anger, Lexie turned around and left.
Anaya didn‘t say anything.
Anaya didn‘t understand why Lexie thought she wanted to compete with her.
Lexie and Joshua were indeed a match made in heaven
They were both wired in a weird way
After dinner, Anaya intended to go home, but Aracely pulled her back. “Anaya, don‘t go home first.
Come with me to Night Pub.”
“I quit drinking now. I won‘t drink unless it is necessary.”
Drinking would bring problems.
“If you don‘t drink, I‘ll buy some milk for you.”
Anaya followed Aracely to Night Pub.
Aracely looked around the booth and finally chose a spot, pulling Anaya over.
There were a few people sitting on a dark sofa, dressed in a trendy fashion, with earrings and dyed hair. They looked raffish.
One of the men saw the two coming over, stood up, walked over, and gave Aracely a hug.
The man kissed Aracely on the cheek before looking at Anaya. “Aracely, this is?“.
“Anaya Dutt, my bestie.” Aracely introduced her to the man and then introduced him to Anaya, “Anaya, his name is Darren Collard,
“He is my boyfriend.”
Darren smiled at Anaya, “Hello, Ms. Dutt.” He was handsome.
The colorful lights in the bar were dim, and Anaya‘s face was gloomy, and she did not respond to Darren for a long time.
She would always remember that this man had ruined Aracely‘s life.