“Sometimes, certain things in life take more than grit. If you can’t educate a child, why don’t you stay away from Gregory in the future?” Ashton threw a sarcastic question at the woman in a callous tone.
“What do you mean?” The woman seemed to be startled by the man’s reply.
“You can’t even understand that? If that’s the case, I can’t possibly allow him anywhere near you.” Things grew increasingly awkward between them as Ashton deadpanned his reply.
Irked by his response, the woman raised her volume, yet it was evident she had been trying her best to keep her wrath under control. “No matter what, I’m your fiancée! Soon, I’ll be Gregory’s stepmother! Why are you treating me like this?”
Ashton fiancée? Thora?
I felt bad for the so-called president of a listed company because, at the end of the day, she was just another woman. Despite trying her best to please the man she loved, her effort was to no avail.
Judging by her reply, this kind of interaction seemed to be the case for a long time.
“Our engagement is nothing more than an agreement between my father and yours. As long as I refuse to give my consent, you will not be my wife. If it weren’t because of our families’ relationship, do you think I’ll allow you to confront me in such a manner?”
The man’s rhetorical reply sounded more like a warning in disguise.
I used to come across Thora on the television. She was a gorgeous woman as well, yet Ashton seemed to be relatively indifferent.
Ashton ignored Thora and reached for his phone, instructing without a second thought, “Joseph, pick Gregory up from The Jade and bring him back.”
Soon, he looked at the little boy and asked, “Gregory, you know what to do, don’t you?”
The little boy nodded and answered, “Yes! I’ll be waiting for Mr. Campbell!”
Ashton nodded and turned to face Thora, remarking sarcastically, “A little boy can read the mood in the room better than you. I can’t help but wonder who’s the one behind Ziegler Corporation’s achievements.”
Shortly after, the sounds of someone marching out of the room could be heard. I thought the little boy was the only one left behind because I could only hear the sound of him playing with his tablet.
Suddenly, the voice of glass being shattered into pieces reverberated in the spacious room.
It took me by surprise; the woman was way more aggressive than I had imagined. I was worried about the child, yet his reply proved my concerns to be unnecessary.
The boy seemed to have gotten used to it. He started remarking sarcastically in a manner similar to his father’s. “Daddy said you should stop wasting your time if you’re aware of the outcome that’s in store for you.”
Oh, God! He must have learned from the best, huh? That’s even more sarcastic than his father’s remarks!
I gasped on behalf of the pitiable Thora because she had to go through the same thing again after being picked on by the boy’s father.
Another woman’s voice could be heard out of the blue. “Why are you getting worked up over such a trivial issue? Are you sure you’re not going to regret wasting your effort in building up your image in front of the child?”
“Why don’t you go ahead and give it a try? If you were in my shoes, I don’t think you would be able to even go through a day! There’s nothing I can do to get him to open up to me! He said…”
She continued sharing the things Ashton had said with the mysterious woman in the room.
The woman went dead silent when she heard Thora.
In the end, Thora heaved a long sigh and complained, “The Hall family shouldn’t have fought over the custody for the boy! Since Ashton has to take care of his son, he doesn’t have time for me!”
“Enough! Aren’t you aware of the things you’re supposed and not supposed to talk about in front of the boy?” It was pretty obvious that the mysterious woman was superior to Thora. She had the guts to reprimand the woman without holding back.
A few seconds later, the other woman brought something up to divert Thora’s attention. “Ashton asked Dad out for a meal. Why don’t you tag along? He’s been acting like a different person since that incident, but the Hall family is on your side. If you can’t even stand this, you should forget about becoming his only woman. Have you seen him being romantically involved with another woman over the years? He’s not just giving you a hard time, but it’s everyone—”
“I hate the fact that he considers me just another woman!” Thora was shouting at the top of her lungs, but she soon replied in a hushed voice a few seconds later, “I don’t think you will ever get it. Let’s forget about it and head over to join your father.”