Chapter 18 The Girl Who Cries Only in Dreams
Preston’s hand paused as he applied the medicine.
He only knew she was an assassin, but he had never considered that she could suppress even her survival instincts.
It wasn’t hard to imagine what kind of life she had led.
After a moment, Hedy supported her shoulder and her brows relaxed. “Thank you,” she said.
The medicine did indeed make her feel much better.
The King Family truly lived up to its reputation as a century–old family in the USA.
The effectiveness of this medicine was several times stronger than the ones she had bought at exorbitant prices on the black market.
“Maybe you can try saying something other than ‘thank you‘ to me.”
Preston’s chest vibrated as he let out a pleasant chuckle.
Despite living under the same roof, they still felt so distant.
It made him question his charm.
“Then let’s sleep, I’m tired,” Hedy responded. Her indifferent eyes sparkled under the lamplight.
Preston was left speechless.
Now he was certain that he held no allure to her.
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With Preston around, Hedy fell asleep quickly.
However, tonight was a bit different
The little boy in her arms reminded her of her brother, Cooper.
In her dream, she was transported back to the poverty–stricken slums where it all began.
It was a dirty, chaotic, and impoverished place, filled with people of different nationalities and various skin colors.
Her parents never cared for her, but luckily, the kind old neighbor was a friendly person.
He taught her how to read, write, and instilled in her a sense of etiquette and responsibility
After the old neighbor passed away, Cooper was born.
She knew very well that if she didn’t take care of Cooper, no one else would.
She negotiated with the owner of the powdered milk shop, offering her labor in exchange for powdered milk. However, on the day of the settlement, the shop owner deceived her, denying ever making such an agreement because she was just a child.
She snatched the powdered milk and ran, only to be surrounded and beaten by a group of men who accused her of being a thief.
No one came to her aid.
As winter approached, Hedy washed and dried the clothes her grandfather had left her.
him and even tied her to a tree as punishment.
one came to
awakened by the cold.
sleeve was wet, and a gust of night wind brought an intensified chill.
What was happening?
the light and found the girl beside him
He was startled.
her in her dreams was starkly different from the cold and aloof
dreams that you can cry so freely?”
her tears. But the tears continued to flow.
brow furrowed even deeper.
kind of dream could make
see her cry
he pulled the young girl into his embrace, trying to
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In the dream.
slowly closed her
immediate warmth enveloping her.
The next morning.
eyes, and the first thing she
sat up abruptly, and the calm
it so unacceptable to wake up in my arms?” Preston chuckled, placing the back of his
time, Preston felt a
but here she was, lying in his embrace,
wanted to sleep in your arms,”
is resting on
a slight drowsy laziness. Paired with his face, which exuded an enchanting and wicked charm, he could be described as a
and saw her hand resting there.
she quickly withdrew her hand, her eyes revealing a hint of embarrassment.
Preston’s upbringing and background, he would never force a woman to be close to
embrace him and then blamed it
stopped smiling and honestly explained what happened last
lingering effects of his soft–heartedness from last night,
Hedy fell silent.
noticed her fingers slowly clenching
for your comfort.” Hedy’s expression returned to
turned out that the source
to hearing words other than
while, his deep
other than ‘thank you“?
lowered her gaze, unsure of what Preston wanted to hear from her.
of bed, freshened up, and was
same time, she heard a notification sound from the system: