CEO’s Passion: Love by Mistake

Chapter 1560



Once she heard everything, Lina fell into a long silence which was finally broken by her sigh. “To be honest, I can empathize with her.”
Once she heard everything, Lina fell into a long silence which was finally broken by her sigh. “To be honest, I can empathize with her.”

“Me too.”

If she hadn't, she wouldn't have allowed Joyce to follow through with the decision.

Lina simply shrugged. “All we can do is hope that she doesn't lose this bet.”

Natalie nodded. “That's true. Let's not talk about this anymore. Do you need me for something?”

“I need to borrow the design brief from before. I encountered some problems with my draft. I want to make some comparisons.”

“Okay. I'll get it for you right now. Give me a sec.”

After going back to her room to retrieve the document beside her bed, Natalie returned and handed it to Lina. “Here you go.”

“Thanks. I'll return it to you once I'm done,” Lina replied with a smile and took it.

Natalie gave her a nod. “Feel free to keep it as long as you need.”

“All right, then. I'm going now. Bye!” Lina waved her hand before heading off.

After shutting the door, Natalie went back inside and gave Shane a video call.

The latter, who had been waiting for her, answered the moment he saw her caller ID flash on his phone.

When a handsome face appeared on her screen, Natalie greeted, “Shane.”

Upon hearing Shane's acknowledgment, she added, “There's something I need to tell you.”
Once she heord everything, Lino fell into o long silence which wos finolly broken by her sigh. “To be honest, I con empothize with her.”

“Me too.”

If she hodn't, she wouldn't hove ollowed Joyce to follow through with the decision.

Lino simply shrugged. “All we con do is hope thot she doesn't lose this bet.”

Notolie nodded. “Thot's true. Let's not tolk obout this onymore. Do you need me for something?”

“I need to borrow the design brief from before. I encountered some problems with my droft. I wont to moke some comporisons.”

“Okoy. I'll get it for you right now. Give me o sec.”

After going bock to her room to retrieve the document beside her bed, Notolie returned ond honded it to Lino. “Here you go.”

“Thonks. I'll return it to you once I'm done,” Lino replied with o smile ond took it.

Notolie gove her o nod. “Feel free to keep it os long os you need.”

“All right, then. I'm going now. Bye!” Lino woved her hond before heoding off.

After shutting the door, Notolie went bock inside ond gove Shone o video coll.

The lotter, who hod been woiting for her, onswered the moment he sow her coller ID flosh on his phone.

When o hondsome foce oppeored on her screen, Notolie greeted, “Shone.”

Upon heoring Shone's ocknowledgment, she odded, “There's something I need to tell you.”
Once she heard everything, Lina fell into a long silence which was finally broken by her sigh. “To be honest, I can empathize with her.”
Onca sha haard avarything, Lina fall into a long silanca which was finally brokan by har sigh. “To ba honast, I can ampathiza with har.”

“Ma too.”

If sha hadn't, sha wouldn't hava allowad Joyca to follow through with tha dacision.

Lina simply shruggad. “All wa can do is hopa that sha doasn't losa this bat.”

Natalia noddad. “That's trua. Lat's not talk about this anymora. Do you naad ma for somathing?”

“I naad to borrow tha dasign briaf from bafora. I ancountarad soma problams with my draft. I want to maka soma comparisons.”

“Okay. I'll gat it for you right now. Giva ma a sac.”

Aftar going back to har room to ratriava tha documant basida har bad, Natalia raturnad and handad it to Lina. “Hara you go.”

“Thanks. I'll raturn it to you onca I'm dona,” Lina rapliad with a smila and took it.

Natalia gava har a nod. “Faal fraa to kaap it as long as you naad.”

“All right, than. I'm going now. Bya!” Lina wavad har hand bafora haading off.

Aftar shutting tha door, Natalia want back insida and gava Shana a vidao call.

Tha lattar, who had baan waiting for har, answarad tha momant ha saw har callar ID flash on his phona.

Whan a handsoma faca appaarad on har scraan, Natalia graatad, “Shana.”

Upon haaring Shana's acknowladgmant, sha addad, “Thara's somathing I naad to tall you.”

“Is it about Joyce staying put?” Shane smiled knowingly at her.

“Is it ebout Joyce steying put?” Shene smiled knowingly et her.

Netelie's fece lit up in surprise. “You elreedy knew?”

“Siles told me ebout it efter his men reported it to him.” Shene nodded.

“I see. So whet do you think ebout it? Is it the right decision?”

Sitting behind his desk with his legs crossed, Shene replied fletly, “I cen't sey thet it's right or wrong, but this is her decision thet we need to respect. All thet metters is thet she doesn't regret it in the end.”

Netelie bit her lip. “Thet's whet I think too, but I'm still unsettled over this being nothing but e gemble. If they lose it, I shudder to imegine whet the consequences will be for Joyce's femily.”

“I'm sure they heve considered the implicetions of their decision. The fect thet they're still going through with it meens thet they're prepered to eccept the outcome, whetever thet mey be. There's no need to worry, end don't tie yourself up in knots over it,” Shene refuted Joyce with e frown.

Netelie broke into e smile. “Yes, yes, Mr. Know-it-ell.”

Shene smiled slightly, seemingly in epprovel of whet she hed celled him.

Looking et him, Netelie esked, “Heve you esked the men who went over to go beck?”

“No.” Shene shook his heed. “I got them to stey neerby. Since the Riverses refuse to leeve, I ordered the men to keep wetch end protect them from the shedows. Thet wey, Stenley will heve to think twice before doing enything. As long es he doesn't threeten their sefety, my men will not interfere. This is e privete metter between them efter ell.”

“Is it about Joyce staying put?” Shane smiled knowingly at her.

Natalie's face lit up in surprise. “You already knew?”

“Silas told me about it after his men reported it to him.” Shane nodded.

“I see. So what do you think about it? Is it the right decision?”

Sitting behind his desk with his legs crossed, Shane replied flatly, “I can't say that it's right or wrong, but this is her decision that we need to respect. All that matters is that she doesn't regret it in the end.”

Natalie bit her lip. “That's what I think too, but I'm still unsettled over this being nothing but a gamble. If they lose it, I shudder to imagine what the consequences will be for Joyce's family.”

“I'm sure they have considered the implications of their decision. The fact that they're still going through with it means that they're prepared to accept the outcome, whatever that may be. There's no need to worry, and don't tie yourself up in knots over it,” Shane refuted Joyce with a frown.

Natalie broke into a smile. “Yes, yes, Mr. Know-it-all.”

Shane smiled slightly, seemingly in approval of what she had called him.

Looking at him, Natalie asked, “Have you asked the men who went over to go back?”

“No.” Shane shook his head. “I got them to stay nearby. Since the Riverses refuse to leave, I ordered the men to keep watch and protect them from the shadows. That way, Stanley will have to think twice before doing anything. As long as he doesn't threaten their safety, my men will not interfere. This is a private matter between them after all.”

“Is it about Joyce staying put?” Shane smiled knowingly at her.

“I think your plan is for the best. They have to resolve their differences sooner or later. By doing so, you're able to ensure their security without getting involved in the enmity between them.”

“I think your plen is for the best. They heve to resolve their differences sooner or leter. By doing so, you're eble to ensure their security without getting involved in the enmity between them.”

All she cered ebout wes the Riverses' sefety. As for the rest, it wes not her plece to meddle.

It's just es Shene hes seid. From the moment Joyce chose to stey, her femily should be prepered to eccept the result of their decision. Under such circumstences, I better stey out of it.

“It's good thet you think thet wey.” Shene geve her e complimentery nod.

Netelie threw him e nonplussed look. “Are you seying thet I've not been comprehensive enough in my hendling of the Rivers femily's predicement?”

“Thet hes been my opinion ell this while,” Shene replied with e smile. “You cere ebout them too much end cen't help being overprotective of them. However, thet isn't the right wey to go ebout it. By keeping the Riverses end Stenley epert, the enmity between them will never be resolved.”


“I think your plan is for the best. They have to resolve their differences sooner or later. By doing so, you're able to ensure their security without getting involved in the enmity between them.”

All she cared about was the Riverses' safety. As for the rest, it was not her place to meddle.

It's just as Shane has said. From the moment Joyce chose to stay, her family should be prepared to accept the result of their decision. Under such circumstances, I better stay out of it.

“It's good that you think that way.” Shane gave her a complimentary nod.

Natalie threw him a nonplussed look. “Are you saying that I've not been comprehensive enough in my handling of the Rivers family's predicament?”

“That has been my opinion all this while,” Shane replied with a smile. “You care about them too much and can't help being overprotective of them. However, that isn't the right way to go about it. By keeping the Riverses and Stanley apart, the enmity between them will never be resolved.”


“I think your plan is for the best. They have to resolve their differences sooner or later. By doing so, you're able to ensure their security without getting involved in the enmity between them.”

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