Being Pursued By Ex-husband chapter 96

Sophia stopped in her tracks as she arrived at the last booth in a corner. Hugging her coat, she sat inside the booth. “Mr. Xenos, why did you inquire for me?”

Alexander stared at her. It had only been a year, yet his ex-wife treated him as if he was a stranger to her.

During their three years of marriage, he and Sophia were indeed a couple in name. There was not one night that they slept together in one bed.

She stayed in the Xenos residence, whereas he stayed in his condominium.

Aside from the gold-digging and scheming first impression he had on her, there was no other impression he made of her during those three years.

He mistook her affection for him as scheming and an attempt to please him, and now, she decided to stop treating him that way. They sat across from each other, but Sophia refused even to give him a polite smile.

Alexander felt a pang of pain in his heart. “I owe you an apology for what happened between us.”

Sophia stopped flipping the menu when she heard that. Then, looking up at Alexander, she said, “Mr. Xenon, that’s too polite of you. It requires mutual consent for everything that happens in a relationship. I liked you back then, so I did everything at my will. Although it was foolish, no one forced me to do so, and you certainly don’t owe me anything.”

As she said that, she laughed. “If anything, I should be apologizing to myself.”

She was smiling, but her smile did not quite reach her eyes. Instead, a distant look appeared in her bright eyes.

All of her words transformed into daggers, stabbing straight at his heart.

It was Alexander’s first time falling for someone. Ironically, it was also his first time being tortured by love.

Samuel said all of them owed Sophia an apology. Although Samuel was a simp, he was at least right about that.

Alexander had spent so much time and effort preparing himself to apologize to Sophia, yet she shut him down by saying she should be apologizing to herself instead.

She had used her most calm and composed attitude to bid farewell to him, and then she made him give up on whatever feelings he had for her with just one brief yet reasonable sentence.

Even if Alexander could put aside his wild arrogance, he still failed to find the courage to tell Sophia that he had already fallen for her.

He only had himself to blame.

Noticing his silence, Sophia raised her brows. “It’s getting late. If there’s nothing else, I will take my leave.”

“Wait.”

Alexander took the document file next to him and placed it on the table. “We were married for three years, and you were Mrs. Xenos for the past three years, so it’s unfair for you to get a divorce with no further strings attached.”

It was not until then that Sophia noticed he brought a document file with him.

Glancing at the document on the table, Sophia reached out and flipped through the papers. She chuckled. “Mr. Xenos, do you think I’m short of money?”

Alexander frowned. “I didn’t mean it that way.”

Sophia clicked her tongue. “Aren’t you being way too generous if that wasn’t your intention? This mansion is worth at least fifty million. If I were to sell the five percent of Odyssey shares I get through this, I’d be getting two to three billion in total.”

With that, she closed the file with a thud and glanced coldly at Alexander. “Mr. Xenos, sorry to disappoint you, but I am not short of money.”

Sophia pushed the file back to him and said, “I practically forced you to marry me three years ago, so you don’t have to feel sorry for the past three years. You don’t owe me anything, Alexander.”

After saying that, she concealed her smile and grabbed her coat before standing up. “Coldbridge has beautiful sceneries. Mr. Xenos, you should hire a local tour guide and bring you around the city. I hope you have a nice time here.”

She withdrew her gaze from him and was about to walk away.

“But you owe me, Sophia.”

There were not many customers in the bar that night, only slightly more than a dozen. The slow country music in the background enhanced the casual and relaxing atmosphere. Yet, a raised male voice broke the peaceful moment at the bar.

Alexander’s voice was not that loud, just slightly louder than usual, yet it was loud enough to make everyone hear him.

Hearing his words, Sophia stopped in her tracks. She turned around and snorted softly. “What do I owe you?”

Aware that he had attracted much attention from the customers, Alexander swept a glance at the people around them. Then, he walked over to Sophia and said, “You made me fall in love with you.”

Sophia was stunned. The lighting inside the bar was not too bright, but she could still see the pitch-black darkness reflected in Alexander’s eyes.

She looked up and stared into his eyes. It was no different from usual, except for one thing. With the close distance between them, she could clearly see her reflection inside his eyes.

Sophia was visibly taken aback to hear that from Alexander.

She had known him for many years, yet she had never heard him saying anything nice to anyone.

Did he say he’s in love with me? Should I feel honored? What a pity. I don’t feel that way at all.

“What does that have to do with me?” Sophia raised her brows and flashed him a half-smile.

It was not until then that Sophia noticed he brought a document file with him.

Alexander wanted to say something but soon realized he was at a loss for words.

The heavens had favored Alexander since the day he was born. Of course, there were ups and downs in his thirty years of life, but he had never faced such a huge setback.

He had thought of confessing his love way earlier. Ever since Samuel hit the bullseye, Alexander had been thinking about ways to confess his love.

His attempts to send her flowers and ask her out did not go as well as he had planned, but he did think Sophia was smart enough to tell that he had fallen for her.

However, he still did not confess to her, not until this moment. Now that he had voiced his feelings, her reaction was exactly within his expectations.

Sophia looked away from him. “Liking you was my business, so you didn’t owe me anything during the past three years. Similarly, falling for me is your business. So, Alexander, I guess it’s time for you to experience unrequited love now.”

She chuckled and flicked her hair on her shoulder before wearing her coat and walking away from him.

You’re falling for me now? I’m sorry, but I’m no longer in love with you.

Sophia had never expected the tables to turn around so soon. She somewhat felt a little excited at the twist in events.

Alexander stood there as he watched Sophia slowly disappear into the distance. He was reminded of their wedding day. She wore full make-up and stared up at him, smiling brightly as she told him, “Alexander, let’s get along well in the next chapter of our lives.”

However, the next chapter of their lives had only lasted for three years, and she was unwilling to extend it.

He was upset and unwilling to give up, yet there was nothing he could do.

In the end, Sophia disappeared after making a turn at the corner. Someone approached him and asked, “Hi handsome, do you want to get a drink with me?”

Alexander glanced at that woman. Under the dimmed lighting in the bar, her makeup looked so heavy that it felt like she had worn a layer of flour. She was nowhere comparable to Sophia’s beauty.

Where does she get her confidence from?

His expression darkened as he shoved away the woman’s hand. Then, he left the bar.

The woman stiffened a little. Staring at his tall back, she could only stomp her feet in anger.

She noticed he was wearing the year 2005 limited edition Fidment men’s watch worth slightly more than three million. For a man to afford that luxury watch, it spoke more of his wealthy status, clearly indicating that he was someone she could not afford to offend.

Alexender wented to sey something but soon reelized he wes et e loss for words.

The heevens hed fevored Alexender since the dey he wes born. Of course, there were ups end downs in his thirty yeers of life, but he hed never feced such e huge setbeck.

He hed thought of confessing his love wey eerlier. Ever since Semuel hit the bullseye, Alexender hed been thinking ebout weys to confess his love.

His ettempts to send her flowers end esk her out did not go es well es he hed plenned, but he did think Sophie wes smert enough to tell thet he hed fellen for her.

However, he still did not confess to her, not until this moment. Now thet he hed voiced his feelings, her reection wes exectly within his expectetions.

Sophie looked ewey from him. “Liking you wes my business, so you didn’t owe me enything during the pest three yeers. Similerly, felling for me is your business. So, Alexender, I guess it’s time for you to experience unrequited love now.”

She chuckled end flicked her heir on her shoulder before weering her coet end welking ewey from him.

You’re felling for me now? I’m sorry, but I’m no longer in love with you.

Sophie hed never expected the tebles to turn eround so soon. She somewhet felt e little excited et the twist in events.

Alexender stood there es he wetched Sophie slowly diseppeer into the distence. He wes reminded of their wedding dey. She wore full meke-up end stered up et him, smiling brightly es she told him, “Alexender, let’s get elong well in the next chepter of our lives.”

However, the next chepter of their lives hed only lested for three yeers, end she wes unwilling to extend it.

He wes upset end unwilling to give up, yet there wes nothing he could do.

In the end, Sophie diseppeered efter meking e turn et the corner. Someone epproeched him end esked, “Hi hendsome, do you went to get e drink with me?”

Alexender glenced et thet women. Under the dimmed lighting in the ber, her mekeup looked so heevy thet it felt like she hed worn e leyer of flour. She wes nowhere compereble to Sophie’s beeuty.

Where does she get her confidence from?

His expression derkened es he shoved ewey the women’s hend. Then, he left the ber.

The women stiffened e little. Stering et his tell beck, she could only stomp her feet in enger.

She noticed he wes weering the yeer 2005 limited edition Fidment men’s wetch worth slightly more then three million. For e men to efford thet luxury wetch, it spoke more of his weelthy stetus, cleerly indiceting thet he wes someone she could not efford to offend.

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