In love, never say never novel read online free chapter 17
Rebecca couldn’t stop herself from sobbing like a child who had been abandoned by her mother.
Ashton pulled her into his arms. “Rebecca, you’re not alone. You won’t be alone. Calm down, will you?”
“Don’t let her give birth to the baby, please,” Rebecca begged, her eyes swollen from all of her sobbing. “Ash, please don’t let her give birth to the baby. Do you want me to die?”
She sounded so determined.
Fury flashed across Ashton’s gaze. “Rebecca, stop it!”
Rebecca gave him a sudden shove as she grabbed a knife meant for the fruits and slashed her wrist.
Her actions were swift. Ashton and I had no idea that Rebecca would go to this extreme. Hence, the man panicked as he picked her up to bring her to the ER.
Rebecca clung to the bed’s railing, refusing to loosen her grip. She gazed at Ashton intently as she repeated, “Don’t let her give birth to the baby!”
I was shocked. Why is she so determined on this? Before Ashton could reply, I spoke up, “Rebecca, don’t worry. I won’t…” Trailing off, I took a deep breath to keep the pain at bay. “I won’t give birth to the baby!”
“Scarlett!” Ashton roared angrily.
“If you don’t send her to the ER, she might die. Imagine how bad you’ll feel!” I threw forth bitterly.
Pursing his lips, Ashton gazed at me darkly before he left with Rebecca in his arms.
I was left alone in the ward. The pool of blood on the floor, which evidently belonged to Rebecca, was glaringly obvious.
My fever had subsided, but the doctors told me to get another IV drip. I wasn’t in the mood to stay, so I refused as I discharged myself from the hospital.
After a night of heavy rain, the air smelled rather refreshing. I didn’t go back to the villa as I soon made my way to Fuller Corporation instead.
At the company’s lobby, the receptionist hurriedly approached me. “Ms. Stovall, Dr. Ludwick’s wife is waiting for you in your office. She has been there for around fifteen minutes.”
I inclined my head as I pressed the button on the elevator. “Tell Stacey to prepare some gifts for Mrs. Ludwick to show her our sincerity.”
The receptionist nodded.
After entering the elevator, I called Jared. He picked up after two rings and answered, “Scarlett?”
I was surprised to hear him calling my name. Frowning, I asked, “Are you free tonight? Can we meet up?”
He seemed astounded at my request. “Sure,” he replied after a short pause. “Let me know the time and location.”
“I’ll send the details to you later.” I had reached my destination, so I hung up and sent the details to Jared by text.
Then, I went to the bathroom to touch up my makeup before I returned to my office.
I had been married to Ashton for two years. I couldn’t get him to fall in love with me, but I had achieved considerable success at work.
I was no longer the inexperienced office worker. Now, I was capable enough to deal with various problems at work.
In my office, an elegantly dressed lady was sitting on the sofa, reading something on her phone.
I knocked twice on the half-closed door before I entered. “Mrs. Ludwick, I’m sorry to have made you wait. The traffic was really bad,” I greeted her with a smile.
Martha stood up at the sight of me. “No worries. I just arrived too.” She was smiling pleasantly.
After a brief exchange, Martha went straight to the point. “Mrs. Fuller, I’m sorry to disturb you at work. You know that Caleb signed a contract with Fuller Corporation earlier, right? Nevertheless, since the horrible thing has happened, can you help us in convincing Mr. Fuller to delay the completion? Doing that will help Caleb and I get a little breathing room.”