The Substitute Wife My Poor Husband is a Billionaire
Chapter 673 His Instinct
For a brief moment, Brandon had thought he would d*ie in there. He already saw his life flash before his eyes. Fortunately, he was nowhere near the point of origin of the fire, so he had time to gather his bearings. After looking around, he found a back door and was able to escape.
He threw his arms around Janet and held her tightly, burying his face in her hair, taking in her scent.
When Brandon looked up at her again, his eyes were as bright as stars. “I don’t know either. Anyway, what’s important is you’re okay.”
Indeed, even Brandon himself couldn’t answer this question.
Why did he rush back in? Towards the fire, no less.
The second Brandon learned that the fire started in the same area Janet was, he feared for her life.
At the time, he wasn’t thinking.
It was as though his body had a mind of its own. Before he knew what was happening, he was already running in the direction where he and Janet separated.
He had no idea why his body reacted that way. It was as if sheer instinct dictated that he must protect Janet from any harm.
“Help me up.” Taking a deep breath, Brandon put his arm around Janet’s shoulder and braced himself to stand up. Janet supported him carefully. Wiping away her tears, she asked, “Why didn’t you answer the phone? I was so
anxious that I almost rushed back into the fire to look for you.”
Brandon took out a scorched phone from his trouser pocket. There was a big hole on its screen.
“My phone got burned in the fire, so I didn’t even receive your call. I couldn’t find you anywhere, and the fire kept spreading, so I had no choice but to retreat first.”
Brandon raised his hand and pinched Janet’s cheek lovingly. The latter couldn’t help but stick out her lower lip like an annoyed child. Only then did he suddenly look her up and down. “Are you hurt anywhere?”
“No, no, I’m fine. I escaped as soon as I saw the fire.” Still pouting, Janet couldn’t help but turn her face away. This unexpected flirty behavior from Brandon made her blush.
“Smart.” With a smile tugging at the corners of his mouth, Brandon let her go. Seeing that Janet was safe and sound, he finally let out a sigh of relief. “I thought you were near the point of origin? How’d you manage to escape?”
Janet averted her gaze guiltily. She couldn’t tell Brandon that she had been prepared in case of any emergency. “The fire wasn’t too severe at the time. I covered myself with my coat and ran out,” she answered perfunctorily.
Brandon nodded and straightened out his shirt. Only then did he realize that he was covered in cold sweat.
Brandon felt it strange. He hadn’t been with Janet that long, yet he had risked his own life and rushed into a burning establishment for her. Why was he so worried about this woman?
Janet looked at Brandon quietly. He lowered his head and didn’t say anything. She didn’t know what was on his mind.
But he had rushed into the fire to save her. Obviously, he cared about her.
Janet was secretly delighted. It was like a rainbow after a storm. Finally, her efforts paid off! But she still didn’t know why Brandon treated her like a stranger in the first place.
Biting her lower lip, Janet cautiously started to say, “Brandon, there’s something I’ve been meaning to ask you…”
Brandon looked at her expectantly, waiting for her to speak.
Just as Janet opened her mouth, a loud creaking sound came from above her head.
Janet looked up and saw that the flames had climbed onto the roof of the haunted house. The tip of a tower on the roof was leaning precariously to the side, about to fall.
She and Brandon were standing right next to the haunted house. With the horrific sound of a crack, the tip of the tower snapped and plummeted towards the ground they were standing on!