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In love, never say never novel read online free chapter 96

In love, never say never novel read online free chapter 96

Rebecca felt unjust. Upon seeing Ashton leaving, she insisted she didn’t need Joseph’s help carrying her up. While limping, she stared at me and said, “Scarlett, you did it on purpose.”

I uttered, “I’m sorry, it wasn’t intentional.” The reason I’d pulled her earlier was that I was panicking.

After Joseph had left with Rebecca, Ashton came out of the office with a first aid kit in his hand. He came and crouched down next to me.

Staring at me, he said, “Give me your hand.”

I pursed my lips and extended my hand towards him. All I could feel was a burning sensation due to the cuts and grazes. I wasn’t aware when it had started bleeding.

At that moment, Ashton took my hand and looked at it. His brows furrowed deeply upon seeing that it was covered in blood. “Bear with me. This might hurt a little!”

I nodded and bit my lips slightly.

The skin’s upper layer was torn apart, exposing the tender flesh beneath it. Feeling the stinging pain from the antiseptic-soaked cotton swab, I retracted my hand instinctively as he was midway cleaning. However, he gripped onto my hand and uttered, “It’ll be fine in a while.”

I raised my eyebrows. “Just bandage it and get it over with.” It would hurt more if he started being meticulous about it.

After he applied the dressing, he looked up and stared at me in concern. “Is your knee hurt too?”

I shook my head, hoping that he wouldn’t touch it. Furthermore, it wasn’t obvious as I was wearing a skirt.

He ignored my words and lifted up the hem of my skirt. A big red patch revealed itself and it was a real eyesore.

“Don’t you feel pain?” He asked angrily.

I pursed my lips and replied, “Nope!”

Right after, he applied a little pressure on it and that had me gasping in pain. I couldn’t help but exclaim, “Ashton!”

With his head lowered down, he attended to the wound and replied in a soft tone, “I’m here.”

It was obvious that he did that on purpose.

While pursing my lips, I lowered my head without saying a word. He lifted his gaze at me, then made sure the wounds were well bandaged before he tidied up the first aid kit.

He took out all of the breakfast boxes that Joseph had brought earlier. There was pumpkin soup, steamed buns, dumplings, and soy milk.

I had no idea what was going through Joseph’s mind. What made him think we could finish all these? Besides, I had already eaten earlier.

Ashton placed all of the food in front of us, looked at me, and said, “Finish all of these, then lie down and take a nap.”

I raised my head and looked at him. After letting out a deep breath, I uttered, “Ashton, are you raising pigs here? How are we able to finish all these foods?”

He nodded and raised his eyebrows. “Yes, two!”

I…

I had dug my own grave.

“I can’t finish them all.” I paused for a moment, then continued, “Besides, I need to deal with some matters back in my office.”

Without saying a word, he walked towards his desk seat and sat down. Then he made a phone call.

Not long after, Stacey arrived with a stack of documents. She looked at me then shifted her gaze to Ashton. Then she uttered mischievously, “Ms. Stovall, these are the documents which require your signature. We’re almost done with the work at AC Credit. Please have a look.”

Stacey placed the documents down and blinked her eyes at me in a prying manner.

I knew what she meant. She was trying to pry into whatever was going on between Ashton and me. I packed up the breakfast that was untouched on the table and gave them to her. “Well noted. You surely haven’t had your breakfast yet. Eat up!”

Seeing that I’d shoved all the food to her, she shook her head immediately. Then I whispered next to her ear, “Don’t decline, just help me.”

Stacey uttered, “Ms. Stovall, I can’t eat all these.”

“No worries, there are many people in the office. Everyone can eat together.”

After handing over the breakfast to her, I sat on the sofa and turned my head towards Ashton. He was staring at me motionlessly.

In a moment of guilt, I asked, “What’s the matter?”

“What am I going to eat?” he replied with a smile.

I was stunned and looked at him with widened eyes. “You haven’t eaten yet?”

He raised his eyebrow and said nothing.

I facepalmed and glanced over at the glass of soy milk that I had taken a sip from. Then I asked, “Do you want to drink that?”

I was just casually asking because he was very particular about hygiene and would never touch other people’s things. Not to mention, I have already taken a sip of it.

“Yeah!” he replied and walked in my direction. He sat next to me then emptied the entire glass of soy milk right away.

Seeing that he drank with the straw that had my lipstick stain on it, I was lost for words.

I had a funny feeling in that instant.

“What are you thinking?” he asked while placing his arm around my waist and then gently rubbed my belly with his palm. The corners of his mouth curled up. “It seems like you’ve gained some weight!”

I rolled my eyes and pushed him away. Then I attended to the documents that were in front of me. The audit for Fuller Corporation and Harrison Credit was completed. As for AC Credit, it was awaiting my signature.

He grabbed an audit report and went through it. Then he asked, “AC Credit is in charge of Robinson Group’s audit?”

I nodded while signing the documents I had gone through and then continued with the next pile.

After acknowledging that, he flipped through a few more documents then glanced at me. “Who did you assign for this project?”

I was taken aback for a moment. “Stacey. I was busy back then, so she has been in charge of that. What’s wrong?”

Upon seeing his gloomy expression, I thought something must have gone wrong. So, I went through the files he had read but didn’t find any problems.

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