When There Is Nothing Left But Love Chapter 109
Unsurprisingly, Rebecca was there, was crying and complaining as if someone had died.
“Ash, Scarlett broke all the vases you bought for me and even called the cops on me. How could she do that? She’s plain evil!” she grumbled angrily.
“That woman has no limits, Ash. Do you really want to stay with her for the rest of your life for the sake of a child?”
Those mean remarks came straight out of Joe, the woman’s assistant’s mouth.
Instead of eavesdropping like a creep, I thought I should be the bigger person.
The moment I opened the door, the ward was instantly filled with an awkward silence. I could see a towering rage blazing in Rebecca’s eyes when she saw me.
I ignored her and also the food he had not touched and looked at Ashton. “Do you still want your breakfast?”
He took one glance at the bag in my hands and nodded.
I took out the mushroom soup and buns and put them next to him. “Mrs. Eriksen prepared this. What do you want to eat?”
“Soup!” I nodded while folding the bag before putting it away.
When I turned around, I realized that he was staring at me. He had not touched the mushroom soup at all.
I wanted to ask what he was waiting for, but I decided not to waste my time. “It’s late. I have to get back to the office now.”
Before I stepped out of the ward, Ashton said, “You expect me to eat on my own?”
I paused for a moment, turned around to look at him, and saw the drip on his arm. Rebecca and Joe were still there watching us.
Please don’t tell me you expect me you feed you.
I studied his expression from afar and noticed his raised brows. He actually wants me to feed him!
Rebecca, too, noticed his expression. “Come, Ash. I’ll feed you. Let me know what you want to eat!”
Tears welled up in her eyes when she picked up the breakfast Joe bought and placed it in front of him. “I made this soup for you when I got home from the police department this morning. Try some.”
A line formed between Ashton’s brows. “I’m not hungry.”
Rebecca smiled wryly and said, “Try a little, please?”
I could not stand the romantic drama here anymore. “I’m leaving. Bye!”
Once again, Ashton stopped me from leaving. “You don’t have to go to the office today. Joe, send Rebecca home and inform the office that Scarlett will be taking a day off today.”
Excuse me?Come on, give me a break!
Rebecca was smart enough to read the situation. She knew Ashton did not want her there.
Upon seeing Ashton’s expression, Joe immediately turned around and said to Rebecca, “Come, let’s go.”
“No!” The woman’s eyes turned red as she looked at Ashton pleadingly. “Why should I go? She then pointed at me and yelled in anger, “She’s just a hillbilly. Mr. Fuller took her in because he sympathized with her! She…”
Ashton instantly responded with a roar, “Go back with Joe right now!”
“I’m staying!” Rebecca was not ready to budge, “Are you mad at me because I quarreled with you while you were driving and caused this accident to happen?”
Tears started rolling down her cheeks, and she said in between sobs, “Forgive me, Ash. Please don’t be mad at me. I’ll listen to everything you say. Please don’t ask me to leave!”
Love was indeed blind. The sacrifices she was willing to make just made her look even more pathetic.
I was not a kind person, but even I felt sorry for how lowly she had become. At one
point, I wanted to say something, but words stuck in my throat.
In the end, I decided to ignore them and walked out of the ward.
I went straight to the office. Stacey was on leave, so I had to take care of a lot of things today.
The HiTech project had been in operation for quite some time now. I had permitted Stacey to run the project on her own.
But right now, I was a little worried, so I went to the Finance Department to get an update.
As expected, the data Stacey had provided me earlier was quite different from what I got from the department. To put my mind at ease, I decided to go there and observe the problems personally.
The problems HiTech encountered were minor ones, but the workflow could be a tad complicated. A lot of processes were also not put in place when it was under Joe’s supervision.
Everything that had happened here pissed me off. The moment I stepped out of HiTech, I bumped into Thomas from AC Credit.
He was surprised to see me. Upon seeing how disheveled my appearance was, a corner of his mouth quirked up. “You seem busy.”
“Yeah, I’m busy getting updates from a company,” I said while looking at the woman beside him. Thomas was in his forties, and this woman at most should be in her mid twenties.
Instead of asking if the young woman was his wife, I responded with a grin. “Shopping?”
He looked at the woman beside her and raised his brows. “Would you like to join us?”
“No thanks. I’ve got to run now!” I left after saying goodbye to them.