Ring, ring, ring…
Duncan’s phone rang.
It was Zachary who called.
Duncan immediately answered it.
“Josh is inviting us to dinner tonight.”
Duncan beat Zachary to it as he assumed Zachary was going to ask if he was free.
The three of them were the closest of friends. Since Josh was no longer a bachelor and invited
them to dinner, Duncan would go even if he was busy.
“I know, he sent me a message long ago.”
Zachary held his phone in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. He called Duncan while he was drinking coffee.
“My wife saw through you.”
“Saw through me?”
Duncan did not get it at first.
He soon understood and responded, “She saw through me? That’s good. I was wondering how I can say it.”
Initially, Duncan wanted to act on his feelings after realizing them.
It was Zachary who persuaded him to hold back.
Zachary told Duncan that it was inappropriate to tell Liberty about his feelings at the moment because she was injured and still weak. He asked Duncan to wait first.
Considering his mom’s dislike for Liberty and that Liberty had experienced a failed marriage, Duncan was willing to wait for a few years.
He could silently protect Liberty by her side. Once she achieved success and was recognized, he would confess to her.
Duncan thought the two of them would have a much better chance of getting together then.
Besides, time would reveal a person’s heart.
Liberty could definitely feel Duncan silently protecting her and staying by her side.
Companionship was the deepest confession.
Duncan did not expect Serenity to see through him.
He looked at his mom and guessed that she must have gone to see Liberty again. While she might
not have made things difficult for Liberty, she would say things with sarcasm.
Liberty would always tell her sister everything. Duncan guessed that was how Serenity saw through him.
“Okay, I got it.”
Since Liberty knew what he was thinking, he no longer needed to hold back.
Zachary wanted to say something but stopped. He finally sighed and said, “If it doesn’t work out, don’t dwell on it.”
He was sandwiched at the moment.
On one hand, it was his close buddy–he hoped his buddy could be happy.
On the other was his sister-in-law. He loved Serenity, and his love for her extended to her sister.
Similarly, he also hoped that his sister-in-law could fall in love for the second time and that it
would be better than her first.
Zachary did not want Liberty and Duncan to become strangers because of feelings.
Duncan did not say anything.
Zachary also did not say more either. He took the initiative to end the call.
Afterward, he silently finished his cup of coffee.
Cupid must be working overtime lately, constantly matching the people around him.
There was Callum, Kevin, and Duncan.
Their love lives were kicked off almost simultaneously.
Only Remy and Elisa were still shy and hiding their feelings.
Even so, Zachary and Serenity could take their time and watch the show. Back then, the others watched the show between them for a long time.