Love You Enough to Leave You Chapter 386
“I never pegged you for the type to take a woman seriously, but then you surprise me by falling for Boss’ woman and trying to steal her from under his nose. While I do admire your courage, I can’t help but worry for your safety,” Hugo added.
Kurt drank some of his beer before saying, “She’s a charming woman with a very unique personality. I doubt any man who comes into contact with her would be able to resist falling in love with her.”
Hugo shot Kurt a serious look in response. The two of them had worked side by side for many years, so he knew Kurt really did mean what he said.
I’m impressed by his courage, but what he’s doing is simply far too reckless…
With that in mind, Hugo downed the remaining beer in his bottle in one go.
He then jabbed a finger at Kurt as he said, “Kurt, do you have any idea how much trouble you’ve caused us when you brought Mrs. Clinton away two years ago? We searched everywhere for her day and night, including the neighborhood you guys are staying in now. Boss was like a completely different person throughout the past two years. He immersed himself in work and became a lot more irritable than usual. A lot of us have been punished by Boss because of your selfish act. One of our colleagues even had both his legs broken by Boss in a fit of rage and is wheelchair-bound for the rest of his life. Did you not consider what would happen to us before leaving like that?”
Kurt tightened his grip on the bottle.
He had a lot going on in his head, but the only words that left his mouth were, “I’m sorry.”
Hugo let out a wry chuckle. “You’re usually so quiet that none of us thought you’d do anything crazy, but then you went ahead and did the craziest thing ever. All of us suffered greatly because of that stunt you pulled. None of us had a good night’s sleep for the past two years, and Boss would even lash out at us from time to time. I believe you owe us all an apology, Kurt.”
“I’ll apologize to the others in person when I have the chance to,” Kurt replied.
Hugo clinked bottles with him as he asked, “So, what are you going to do now that you’ve seen how much they love each other?”
A hint of pain flashed past Kurt’s eyes as he continued drinking.
Hugo let out a heavy sigh as he advised him earnestly, “You’ve stayed by her side for two years now, Kurt. You should know better than anyone how she feels about you. Do you really think you’ll be happy holding on to an unrequited love like this?”
“She deserves to be protected,” Kurt mumbled gloomily.
D*mn, I wish I could crack his head open and see what’s going on in that thick skull of his! Why is he still being so stubborn when the facts have been clearly laid out before him? Boss might actually kill him if he crosses the line! I don’t want to lose a good friend like this!
With that in mind, Hugo shouted at him in frustration, “Quit being such an idiot, Kurt! Mrs. Clinton may be pretty, but she isn’t worth you throwing away everything you have! She’s a great woman, but she doesn’t belong to you! You know how bad things will end for you if you cross Boss, don’t you?”
Kurt shot him a glance and said, “I know what I’m doing.”
“Bullsh*t! You lose your d*mned mind the moment you see Mrs. Clinton! You wouldn’t have run off with her two years ago if you knew what you were doing! God d*mn it, Kurt! You piss me off so much!” Hugo was on the verge of losing his temper at that point, but Kurt simply continued drinking in silence.
Just like that, the two of them ended up drinking twelve bottles of beer in one go.
For some reason, Kurt seemed to have a clearer head after all that drinking. “Come on, let’s go,” he said calmly.
“Yeah, sure…” Hugo mumbled, feeling slightly drunk as he paid the bill.
As the two of them made their way back to the hospital, Hugo asked, “Kurt, have you considered rejoining us?”
Kurt looked at him in confusion. “What do you mean?”
“You know what I mean.”
Kurt fell silent once again.
“Kurt, you know working for Boss is the only way to hone your talents. Mrs. Clinton isn’t a bad person, but she can’t give you what you’re looking for.”
“I’m a man, Hugo. I don’t need a woman to give me anything. Besides, I promised her I’d look after Mr. Anthony until he grows up, and I always keep my promise. As long as she allows me to stay by her side, I am content with just loving her in secret for the rest of my life,” Kurt replied with a serious expression.
Hugo kept quiet, and neither of them said another word as they continued walking toward the hospital.
After stepping out of the elevator, Hugo couldn’t help but advise him one final time, “Kurt, I think you’d better reconsider this. You have a bright future ahead of you. There’s no need to throw it all away for a woman who will never be yours.”
“You don’t know that for sure until the very end.”
And there it is… He’s beyond salvation at this point. Sigh… We’re both grown men here, so I’m sure Kurt knows exactly what he’s getting into. Since I’m not him, I guess I won’t really know if he’ll be happy or sad in this one-sided love of his.
Hugo gave up on trying to change Kurt’s mind.
Being an outsider, it was hard for him to say if Kurt would eventually find the happiness he was seeking.
The two of them peered into Charles’ office from outside, only to see that it was completely dark.
Hugo pulled out his phone and gave Oscar a call. “Got it, Boss,” he said shortly after the call got through.
He then hung up the phone and told Kurt, “Boss has already returned to the apartment with Mrs. Clinton.”
The look in Kurt’s eyes turned gloomy when he heard that. “Then let’s head back as well.”
“No need for that. Boss says we can just find ourselves a hotel to stay the night. We’ll head over to Anglandur with them tomorrow.”
Kurt tightened his fists and asked in a very bitter tone, “Can I come with you?”
“I’m afraid that’s not for me to decide. You’ll need to get permission from Boss if you want to tag along. Given how you’ve been staying with Mrs. Clinton for the past two years, I highly doubt he’d say yes to it. If I were Boss and found out that some guy has a thing for my wife, I’d do everything I can to keep him away from her, too. Prevention is better than cure, after all. Do you really think Boss will let you come with us?”
Kurt pursed his lips and kept quiet.
“Kurt, you should know that Boss is being incredibly magnanimous by not punishing you at all. Don’t push your luck any further.”
Kurt lowered his gaze. “Let’s go.”
He was doomed to not have a happy relationship the moment he loved a woman he shouldn’t. Knowing how stubborn he is, he might just go on like this for the rest of his life!
Hugo sighed at the thought of that. The two of them booked two presidential suites at a five-star hotel and went into their respective rooms. Due to the effects of alcohol kicking in, Hugo soon fell asleep after a quick shower. Kurt, on the other hand, stood by the window and stared at the sky the entire night. The look in his eyes was dull as he lost himself in his thoughts.