Chapter 409: It Is Not My Birthday
The reason why Sachin didn't tell him the truth probably was that he didn't want him to worry. But he
couldn't await his doom.
He stared at Julie, who was sleeping soundly, and made a decision.
He reached out and gently stroked her cheek, saying in a low voice, "Juliet, I will definitely exonerate
As he spoke, his eyes shone with determination.
This time, he didn't want to hide behind Sachin.
Juliet woke up with a severe headache. She opened her eyes and saw the familiar ceiling.
She frowned. Wasn't this Payton's room?
She sat up immediately and felt even more uncomfortable. And the headache almost caused her to
She groaned, then raised her hand and rubbed her forehead to relieve the pain.
After she felt that the pain had subsided, she got up and slowly walked out of the room.
The room was quiet, as if no one was around.
Juliet came to the door of the guest room. She raised her hand and was about to knock on the door,
but she suddenly gave up. She directly opened the door and walked in.
The thick curtains blocked the light outside. The room was dim, but even so, she could clearly see that
there was no one on the bed.
She frowned. Where was him?
She walked out of the guest room, then she endured the headache and looked around for Payton in the
Living room, empty.
She couldn’t find him anywhere and thought that he might have gone out to buy breakfast just like last
So, she went to the living room and sat down on the sofa, rubbing her painful head while waiting for
him to come back.
However, half an hour later, Payton did not come back.
Only then did she realize that something was wrong. She ran into the room, took her phone, and dialed
Payton's number directly.
Just when she thought no one was going to answer it and was about to hang up, the call had been put
Payton's hoarse voice came from the other end of the line. She felt sad somehow, and her eyes
became tearful. She shouted discontentedly, "Where are you? Why aren't you at home?"
He was silent for a long time and said, "I come back to the Lu’s."
Juliet was stunned and asked, "Why do you suddenly go there?"
"I have something to do."
His answer was simple, but it indicated that he didn't want to tell her the exact reason.
But she didn't ask any further. She simply asked, "When will you be back then?"
"I'll be back this afternoon at the earliest, but I can't guarantee this. It depends."
The car stopped in the parking lot in front of the Lu Family's villa. Payton opened the door and got off
the car. He looked up at the old villa with mixed feelings.
Every time he came back here, he felt as if this villa was unfamiliar to him.
The villa had both happy and unhappy memories of his childhood, but unhappiness outweighed
After his mother moved out, he and his brother also moved out, because they felt that this was no
longer the familiar home they remembered.
Thinking of this, a bitter smile appeared on his face. Not only was this not the home he remembered,
even the owner of this villa, his father, had long become stranger to him.
When he entered the villa, the servants respectfully greeted him, which made him feel somehow
Benson sat in the living room and watched his son walking over with a serious and cold expression.
"Dad." Payton said.
Benson narrowed his eyes and said, "Why do you come back?"
Payton smiled mockingly when he heard this. Then he said, "Dad, you know the reason why I come
back. Why are you asking me?"
Benson turned his head and tried not to look at him.
Payton was already accustomed to his father's cold attitude towards him. He sat down and remained
The vibe was awkward. Those who didn't know the situation would think that they were not familiar, so
they had nothing to say.
But the fact was that they were families, more specifically, unfamiliar families.
After a long while, Benson finally said, "You come back for the Elton family's case. Payton, you are still
Payton chuckled and said, "Since I dare to come back, there's nothing to be afraid of."
It became silent again.
After another long while, Payton started to speak.
"Dad, can you spare the Elton family?"
"Why?" Benson stared fixedly at his face and asked, "Why should I spare the Elton family?"
"Because I'm Sachin's younger brother."
"Do you know what price I will have to pay if I let the Elton family off?" Benson asked gloomily.
Payton nodded and said, "I know. That’s why I come here."
His expression was very calm.
It seemed that, as he had said, he already knew the consequences.
Benson's expression was filled with gloat. He said, "If you had come back earlier, those accidents might
not have happened."
Payton did not say anything. His father didn't treat him as his son at all. What he did was entirely for his
So, no matter what, the result would not change.
Juliet had been alone in Payton's home for so long. At last, she was worried about her mother, so she
In the evening, Payton finally returned home. But Juliet had already left.
Seeing the empty house, he felt as if his heart became empty at the same time.
He sat down and leaned back against the sofa with a sad expression on his handsome face.
Sometimes, he hated himself very much for being born in such a family. Some things were completely
out of his control, and even went in a bad direction.
He slowly closed his eyes, and he couldn't help but think of Juliet's smile. He felt even more distressed.
From the first day they met to now, they had come through a lot of difficulties together. It was not a long
journey, but he felt as if a very long time had passed.
"Juliet, if I can protect you, then sacrificing myself is worth it," he said to himself.
Just as he was deep in his thoughts, the doorbell suddenly rang.
He opened his eyes and turned to look at the entrance. He frowned slightly and got up to open the
When the door opened, he heard a cheer. "Happy birthday, Payton!"
Payton was stunned. He stared blankly at Tracy, who was at the door, but he quickly caught on. He
politely said to her, "Sorry, today is not my birthday."
"What?" Tracy widened her eyes in surprise.
But she had seen his ID card. Today was indeed his birthday!