In love, never say never novel read online free chapter 97
For a while, I was slightly confused.
Seeing that I was waiting for a response, he curled his lips and teased, “Give me a kiss and I’ll tell you!”
“Nonsense!” I ignored him. Since I had reviewed the document carefully, there shouldn’t be any problem. It was probably just his usual dubiety.
He placed the document down, took the ones that I was going to sign from my hand, and said, “I will have a look at these and sign them if everything is fine. Go inside and have some rest.”
Ashton’s office was so huge that there was even a lounge fully equipped with facilities.
I frowned as I replied, “I’m not tired.”
However, he ignored me completely and brought me into the lounge. As the weather was warm, he switched on the air conditioning. “Lie down and have a good rest.” Meanwhile, he took my cell phone away.
“Ashton!” How am I supposed to sleep while it’s still early? ”I woke up late this morning, so I’m not tired.”
He looked at me. “Do you need me to accompany you to sleep?”
I was speechless. I climbed to the bed angrily and pulled the blanket over my head. “I’m going to sleep. You can go out now.”
I vaguely heard his laughter.
After a while, it was quiet in the lounge. Upon thinking he had left, I removed the blanket and stared at the ceiling. There was still an unpleasant feeling coming from within.
Did Ashton change because of guilt?
Can a loveless marriage really last a lifetime?
It was impossible to sleep with all these thoughts running through my head. Hence, I planned on finding my cell phone. Then I remembered it was placed outside.
After getting out of bed, I headed out. Ashton wasn’t in the office at that time.
I looked around and saw someone standing behind the balcony curtains. I grabbed my phone and prepared to return to the lounge when I overheard Ashton talking on the phone. “Is she alright?”
I wasn’t sure what was being said on the other end of the call, but I heard him reply, “Alright, bring her for a checkup and have her wounds bandaged well. After that, send her back to Pear Garden.”
It was about Rebecca.
That’s right, how could I have forgotten? Rebecca was also hurt. Even though he made no mention of her, but she was the person he cared for the most.
As for me, he didn’t love me. All he had was just a sense of responsibility.
Ashton wasn’t expecting me to suddenly appear. His eyebrows furrowed when he saw me standing there. “Why aren’t you resting?”
I flashed the cellphone as I said, “I’m here to retrieve this.”
“Since you’re going to sleep, there’s no use holding on to your phone.”
After returning to the lounge, I was slightly absentminded.
Fortunately, pregnant women tend to feel lethargic. I dozed off after zoning out for a while.
It was already afternoon when I woke up. I heard people arguing outside so I got out of the bed. My head was hurting at that point, probably due to oversleeping.
I opened the door and saw Ashton and Joe fighting with one another. They stopped the moment they saw me.
Ashton threw a pile of documents to Joe and uttered coldly, “Stop causing trouble for yourself. I hope you don’t repeat the same mistakes again.”
Joe picked up the documents and glared at me. After that, he left without saying a word.
I was a little baffled. Is it a bad time for me to show up?
“What are you daydreaming about?” Ashton asked while his slender body leaned against the chair. As he stretched out his hand towards me lazily, he said, “Come here!”
I walked up to him and sat on his lap. “I’ve slept too much and I don’t feel too well!”
He tucked some loose strands of hair behind my ears and pressed his face against my neck. “It’s alright. We’ll go for a walk later. What do you feel like eating?”
“I’m not hungry.” I looked at the clock on the wall. It was already three o’clock in the afternoon. I had slept for three or four hours. No wonder I wasn’t feeling well.
He handed me a glass of warm water. “Dr. Ludwick invites us for dinner tonight. Do you want to go?”
Stunned, I took a sip of water and placed the glass on the table. “Did you say yes?”
He lowered his eyes and nodded. “Yes, I want to bring you out for good food.”
That was good excuse.
However, as a president himself, he didn’t need someone to foot the bill if he wanted to bring his pregnant wife to a nice dinner.
“You decide.” I stood up and straightened my wrinkled clothes. “I need to go back to the office.”
For the entire day, I hardly did anything at the office apart from sleeping.
At that moment, his phone rang. He nodded in acknowledgment and said, “Go ahead. I’ll come and pick you up later.”
Back at the office, Stacey didn’t look too good. She forced a smile after seeing me. “Ms. Stovall!”
“What’s wrong?” I saw there weren’t any documents on the table and asked, “There are no documents needing my attention today?”
Stacey lowered her head and said glumly, “AC Credit’s documents have been sent back by Mr. Fuller. He wants them to redo everything.”
“The audit for Quinn Corporation needs to be redone?”
“It was Ashton’s decision?”
She nodded. “Yes!”
Now it makes sense… No wonder Joe looked furious at Ashton’s office earlier.