A Step Closer to YOU novel is a romance story about Clarice and Xavier.
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It was a warm and humid summer night.
Clarice stood outside on the balcony and transfixed her gaze at the royal blue GTR that had just pulled into the driveway.
Even though the inside of the car was not lit, Clarice could clearly discern the slender and porcelain-fair hands wrapped around the man's neck. The duo inside the car was entangled in a passionate exchange, seemingly paying no heed to Clarice who was peering down from the balcony.
I suppose I'm not a peeping tom since they're perfectly aware that I'm watching them.
The man's hand glided greedily under the woman's low-cut white dress in a deft manner.
Judging by his dexterous manner in caressing the woman, it was clear as day that the man already had plenty of experience.
The woman tilted her head back, basking in the moment of pleasure, and revealed her slender neck. She deliberately positioned herself so that she was in Clarice's plain sight. Her red lips curled into a provoking smile.
In an attempt to further aggravate Clarice, the woman intentionally let out a soft moan to entice the man.
Meanwhile, Clarice peered at the two with a cold, hard look on her face.
She was plagued by waves of despair and heartache the first time she had stumbled upon the two. However, Clarice had gotten used to their betrayal after chancing upon them time and again. Their audacity grew as days went by. Their flings had once taken place in hotels but now, they could not even spare her some dignity and cheated right under her nose instead. Her heart went numb when the two cheated on her right in the bridal room where she had personally decorated.
The doom of her marriage was not for the lack of effort. She tried everything within her means, trampling all over her own dignity as she tried to make her man stay.
Nevertheless, everything was about to come to an end that night.
She had watched the fervent moment between the two for as long as it had lasted.
After the man had finally come out of the car looking pleased and content, Clarice turned around and left the balcony.
The three of them came to a face-off in the living room.
The man's brows furrowed at the sight of Clarice, exasperation written all over his face.
“Let's get divorced, Xavier.”
“Divorce?” Xavier sneered as though he had just heard a joke of the century.
He turned to his side and planted a deep kiss on his lover's lips as he gazed at the woman affectionately, smacking his lips frivolously. Then, he turned on Clarice and enunciated his every word, “Dream on.”
She could no longer keep up a calm and composed face at his remark. Isn't he deliberately fooling around with my half-sister, going more and more out the line just so I will divorce him?
Clarice used to be reluctant to give up on her childhood sweetheart, Xavier Zimmerman, thinking that he had been beguiled by her half-sister, Christie Greene.
However, she had not expected that when she finally thought things through and mustered enough courage to mention divorce, she would be smacked with a blatant rejection.
“Why? You have the cheek to ask me why?”