“You haven’t gotten off work yet?” His voice sounded calm and emotionless.
Not deliberating over the question, I merely grunted a response. I glanced at the clock casually and saw that it was already 6 p.m., which marked the end of the workday.
“I have to work overtime today. What’s up?” As I had to go to J City tomorrow, I needed to confirm that everything was in order.
After tidying the files on my desk, I noted down some things that I needed to bring tomorrow. Since the phone was completely silent, I thought that he had already hung up.
When I tapped the screen, it showed that the call was still continuing. Hence, I could not help but say, “I might be quite late…”
Before I could finish my sentence, I saw a tall man standing at the entrance. Stunned, I asked, “Didn’t the employees of White Corporation stop you?”
He raised his eyebrows and hung up the call. Walking towards my desk, he said, “Work has already ended, so I’m allowed to pick you up.”
He’s allowed to? I’m not so sure about that.
He glanced at the work I was handling at that moment. “You should eat first before continuing with it.”
As I did not have much work left, I initially planned to finish them first before returning home. However, it seemed unnecessary now.
I kept my belongings and stood up. “I’ll continue working at home. Let’s go!”
There were a lot of people in the office, so it was inevitable for some to recognize Ashton. It was obvious what they were thinking about.
As expected, when Ashton and I left the office, there were a lot of people in the stairway glancing at him and muttering softly under their breaths.
“Isn’t he the president of Fuller Corporation? I’ve seen him on the headlines a few months ago. It was when he announced that the headquarters of Fuller Corporation would be moving to K City for future development.”
“Yeah, I saw it too. He’s much hotter in person than on television!”
“He’s such a mysterious and charming man. But why is he with Ms. Stovall?”
“I heard that he’s here to pick her up!”
“Wasn’t Ashton engaged with Rebecca two months ago? Why is he together with Ms. Stovall now?”
“Who knows? We can never know what kind of lifestyles the wealthy have. Furthermore, only the Moore family is still harping on Ashton’s engagement with Ms. Larson. He has never responded to it at all. I think that the woman from the Moore family likes Mr. Fuller, but he doesn’t reciprocate her feelings.”
As we exited the White Corporation, Ashton and I overheard a lot of gossips.
It was finally silent again when we got into the car.
Ashton started the engine. Then, he glanced at me and instructed, “Buckle your seatbelt!”
As he drove, I took out my phone and sent a message to Marcus, asking him when the flight tomorrow was.
“Do the employees in the office bully you?” I was stunned by Ashton’s sudden question.
I shook my head. “No. What’s wrong?”
He pursed his lips and continued, “Do you often hear such gossips?”
“Yeah,” I replied softly. Marcus had replied to my message and sent me the timing of the flight. He also reminded me to bring all the items necessary.
When I placed my phone down, I caught him staring at me with a frown. I had no choice but to explain, “Marcus appointed me as the Project Director of White Corporation right off the bat. It’s not an extremely high-ranking position, but I have only worked in Fuller Corporation for a few years and even got fired. It’s expected that people in the company would gossip about me.”
When I first joined the company, I could often hear people saying that I was Marcus’s mistress.
To be honest, it was true that I joined the company through Marcus. All I needed to do now was to fulfill my duties well and do a good job. Otherwise, others would deem me as someone who was only hired through connections.
Without another word from Ashton, he directly drove back to the villa. Although he made no further comments, a grim look crept into his eyes.
Instead, he mentioned Sally. “Did Aunt Sally talk to you about other things?”
I shook my head. “She only talked to me about Rebecca. She probably doesn’t want a child of the Fullers to be left abandoned.”
He scoffed coldly, “Do you believe that the child is mine?”
“Is the child not?” I raised my eyebrows and questioned back.
He paused for a while before staring at me seriously. “Will you believe me if I say no?”
I nodded. “There’s no reason for me to doubt you.”
Stunned momentarily, he laughed and said in relief, “The child’s not mine, and I will never marry her. As for the engagement, I was never part of the discussion right from the start. The reason why I didn’t deny it publicly and embarrass Rebecca is solely because of Parker.”
I smiled. Pursing my lips, I peered out of the car window and remained silent.
When he saw me smiling without saying anything, he thought that I still did not believe him. He insisted, “Scarlett, I have never touched her at all.”
Noticing his serious expression, I nodded and reassured him, “I know. You don’t have to keep explaining.”
The car screeched to a stop at the villa. He grabbed my arm solemnly and asked, “Did you join the White Corporation and take over the AI project because you wanted to oppose the Moore family using the White family?”
I nodded, not wanting to deny it. “What’s wrong with that?”
He pursed his lips in frustration. “Why in the world would you rather seek help from Marcus over me?”
Glancing at him, I took a deep breath and asked, “Is the child mine alone?”
Stunned, he fell into a brief silence. He gazed at me and said, “With regards to the child, I’ll make Cameron pay the price. Don’t you dare take any risks.”