At first, I did not understand what he wanted, but as soon as he pointed at his cheek, I knew he was asking for a kiss.
“We’re in public, for goodness sake!” It was extremely inappropriate to display affection in front of so many people!
A corner of his mouth quirked up. “We’re married, so it’s normal for a wife to give her husband a goodbye kiss.”
Now was not the right time or place to argue with him on this topic.
Instead of starting a fight with him, I leaned forward and gave him a kiss on his cheek. All of sudden, he winded down the window and kissed me on my lips. “Oh yes. Sweet!”
I got out of the car and tried to control my anger.
As I was walking toward the entrance, I bumped into Marcus.
He had been standing outside the entrance. I bet he must have seen what Ashton did to me in the car, especially after Ashton winded down the window for the whole world to see.
His expression changed, and I could tell he was shooting daggers at Ashton. In spite of that, I went up and greeted him as if nothing ever happened, “Good morning!”
He bit lips and gradually turned his attention to me. “Hey.”
Once we got into the elevator, he gave me a document. “Take a look at some information about OrbitTech. Our chances are slim as both John and Ashton have their eyes on this company too.”
I nodded and took over the document. “What are our chances if they decide to give up on OrbitTech?”
He paused for a moment and frowned, “Have you talked to them?”
I responded with a nod. Once we stepped out of the elevator, I said, “One of them is my brother, and the other person is my husband. I guess luck is on my side.”
“If only things are as simple as you thought.” Marcus let out a cold snort.
We did not dwell on this topic after that. I went to my office and studied the document he gave me.
At noon, Sally came to my office. “We need to talk.”
“About?” I gave her a puzzled look.
Clad in a black dress suit, she looked exceptionally elegant. She pressed her lips for a bit and said, “You’ll know.”
I nodded, put aside the document, and left the office with her.
We arrived at one of the cafés in the city center, and I ordered a cup of coffee. Sally looked at me and asked, “What’s going on between you and Marcus?”
The way she spoke to me was as if she was questioning a teenager.
“We’re friends. Business partners.” I gave her the standard answer.
She nodded and took a sip of her coffee. “How about Ashton? Are you planning to divorce him?”
Oops. I don’t think many people know that I’ve moved back to the villa.
I looked at Sally and squinted. “Is this what you want to talk to me about?”
She said, “I heard you were going to divorce Ashton after Dad passed away. The only reason that’s holding you back was your pregnancy. Ashton is a responsible man, and he was willing to take care of you and the baby. Does this mean there’s no love in this marriage?”
Who told you this?
I grinned. “Thank you for paying attention to the problems of my marriage. I appreciate it.”
She also responded with a calm smile. “Do you still love him? Just tell me.”
“It seems you really like to make swift decisions just after weighing the pros and cons, Ms. Fuller.”
Upon hearing that remark, she let out a mirthless laugh. “You two decided to stay together because of the baby. Now that the baby is out of the way and you don’t love each other, then it’s time for you to move on! I noticed you seem to be very close with Marcus. Why not give him a chance?”
That’s how you convince someone to get a divorce? What a joke.
“Did Ashton agree to your suggestion?” She might have advised Ashton too since he visited the White family last night.
Sally frowned. “Stop wasting each other’s time and move on.”
I nodded. I could not really blame her for giving me this suggestion. After all, I had indeed been quite close with Marcus recently. Let’s not forget the fact Ashton and I were also on bad terms with each other and had been separated for quite some time.
Perhaps, to Sally, the best option for me was to file for a divorce.
Hence, I believe Sally must have evaluated the situation before throwing out her suggestion.
Unless she had an ulterior motive that I was not aware of.
I had to say something in response to her suggestion. “I don’t think it’s fair for you to advise us to get a divorce just because my marriage is on the rocks. If there’s something else on your mind, please share it with me, so I can evaluate the pros and cons like how you’d do.”
She took another sip of her coffee and paused for a bit. “You should know who’s the father of Rebecca’s baby, right? I’m sure you know it better than I do. She’s also the main cause of the problems in your marriage. Now that she’s carrying Ashton’s child, we have to step in and acknowledge the child as a part of the Fuller family.”