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A Matter of Wife and Love by Mila

Chapter 409
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Chapter 407 We Are Even

The expected explosion did not occur.

“What’s going on? How could this happen?” After a long while, Melissa exclaimed in disbelief.

Outside the door, there was another loud bang.

Someone walked inside.

“I had the explosive cleared out a long time ago,” the man said coldly.

She looked up, and her face became as white as a sheet when she saw him.

“Leony?” Jodie muttered after a while.

Leo walked step by step toward them. He was followed by Eugene, some of his men, and the police.

The police quickly moved in and hauled Melissa up.

Leo walked toward Amelie with a heavy look in his eyes.

At the hospital, Leo asked, “How is she doing?”

Eugene knew whom he was asking about. He was stiff and his face was solemn. “Her condition isn’t very good. The

doctor said… she suffered a mental shock.”

Leo lowered his head and only hummed in acknowledgment. He didn’t speak after that.

Amelie was standing opposite him. Even though three hours had passed since that incident, she still couldn’t believe

it was true.

Melissa suddenly became the true culprit who killed her husband.

Leo woke up from his coma.

Jodie was fooled by her real mother. She targeted her brother and was now suffering a mental shock.

Even most TV dramas would not dare to portray such a plot.

Eugene waited a long time but didn’t get any response from Leo. He nodded at the both of them and then walked

away.

Other medical staff also left quietly. Finally, only the two of them were left in the room.

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Amelie quietly looked at Leo, who then turned his head to look at her too. Her gaze was filled with surprise, whereas

his expression was much more complex.

In his deep eyes, there was a touch of tenderness. It was like an abyss that wanted to lure her in.

This gaze that was carrying affection quietly penetrated Amelie’s heart. This caused her stomach to flutter with

butterflies.

She found it hard to even breathe.

“It’s good that you woke up,” she muttered after a while.

So many things happened today. She had so many questions and things she wanted to know, but what could be

more important than him waking up?

“Yes, I woke up.” He repeated what she said as his gaze focused on her. He only had eyes for her.

Even though he didn’t say anything, his deep gaze still made Amelie blush. Her heart even skipped a beat.

She didn’t know what to say, so she asked, “Does anywhere else hurt?”

“Yes,” he replied, but he didn’t say much after.

Amelie waited for a long time for his response.

“Where does it hurt?” She had to ask further. After asking, she bit her lip and said, “I’m sorry.”

His real mother became a criminal. Not only did she kill her husband, but she even intended to end her son’s life.

She didn’t even want to spare her daughter. His younger sister also planned to kill him. It is very tragic when one’s

family members turn against them in such a way. What’s there to feel good about? she thought.

She suddenly felt fortunate that she was not born into a wealthy family, so she did not need to do these cruel and

heartless things for money and status.

“You don’t have to say sorry.” Leo walked toward her with an intense gaze before he clutched his heart with his

hand. “But I feel a bit uncomfortable.”

She quickly walked over to him when she saw his action. “Has your heart not fully recovered yet?”

After the emergency surgery, he remained unconscious. It was unclear how much his heart had recovered as a

result.

Leo merely responded with a hum. He pulled her into his embrace the moment her hand touched his shirt, and he

held her tightly.

Amelie remained still, letting him hug her. She could smell the faint scent of medicine on him and couldn’t help but

notice his breathing in her ear.

When was the last time they had been this close to each other?

It seemed like they had rarely been this close all along.

“Thank you for saving me.” Amelie knew she owed him a thank you all along.

Leo chuckled. “You sacrificed so much for me back then. Can we call it even now?”

“Call it… even?” She was confused. Although she didn’t know what he meant, she still nodded in agreement.

She had been in a coma for more than a month to save him. He had been in a coma for more than three months to

save herself. They could indeed call it even.

What happens after we are even? Amelie didn’t want to think about it anymore. “You should rest. I’m going home,”

she said.

“Let’s go together,” Leo replied.

He took her hand in his and they walked out together.

She followed him passively. “Your health…”

“I’m almost fully recovered.”

After three months of coma, he had lost a lot of weight, but it gave Amelie a feeling that Leo was a changed man.

It wasn’t until they got back in the car that she realized where this feeling came from.

He wasn’t as serious and reserved as before.

The coma was like a rebirth for him.

She could even see a faint smile on his lips.

On the way home, she tried to pull her fingers out of his hand but failed.

His palm was dry and she could feel the steady flow of warmth from it.

“When did you wake up?” Amelie asked, feeling tongue-tied from him holding her hand.

“On the day when Jodie removed my oxygen mask.”

Amelie was too stunned to speak as asking this question hit his sore spot. “Why didn’t you tell everyone?”

She still felt scared thinking of the day when she found out that someone had removed his oxygen mask.

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“There were many things that I had been suspicious of. It was a good opportunity for me to investigate.” Leo closed

his eyes. “I knew you were in trouble that day, but I also knew you could handle it, so…”

Amelie wasn’t a dramatic person, so she didn’t dwell on it.

There was nothing to dwell on too.

“I also took advantage of the time to investigate my mother.”

She looked over at him. There were conflicting emotions in his eyes when he talked about his mother.

Even though he was trying to hide it, Amelie still could see it. Humans were not animals. It was impossible that he

wouldn’t feel anything after what Melissa had done.

Watching Melissa being thrown into prison would definitely result in Leo feeling something too.

Amelie wanted to comfort him, but she didn’t know how to all of a sudden.

“How did you know we were in danger today?” It took her a long time to ask him.

Leo tilted his chin. “Once the truth behind these matters were unveiled, you would naturally be aware of other

things. I knew that… she would take action. So, I purposely had Victor search the house. Sure enough, he found

some explosives underneath the house.”

“However, the explosives had already been removed before you even stepped foot in Alston Residence.”

Leo was familiar with that residence to the point where doing these things secretly was not difficult for him.

Amelie murmured in acknowledgment softly.

After sending Leo back to Alston Residence, she left.

He did not ask Amelie to stay either.

When Bria knew Leo had woken up, she was very excited. She peppered Amelie with questions all night, blinking

her big eyes and refusing to leave.

After a while, Bria finally asked the question she had been wanting to ask. “Mommy, when can we go to see him?”

Seeing the hopeful gleam in Bria’s eye, Amelie couldn’t help but sigh. Her daughter had been enchanted by the

man who was her father.

“When do you want to go see him?”

“Tonight!”

Amelie had no choice but to take Brianna to see Leo that night itself.