When There Is Nothing Left But Love Chapter 149
When Mrs. Eriksen found me in the study, I was staring blankly at the bookshelves. “Mr. Ashton went to work early this morning. There’s probably something urgent for him to attend to. He cooked you the soup that you like again and boiled some eggs. He also reminded me that you need to go for a walk after breakfast,” she said.
I nodded with a smile on my face. What a refreshing day!
As I went to the kitchen after having breakfast, I was startled to see a plethora of fruits which were organized in neat boxes. “Wow. Why did we buy so many fruits all of a sudden?” I asked Mrs. Eriksen.
Putting away the mop she was using, Mrs. Eriksen replied, “Mr. Ashton brought back those fruits just the night before. He said that someone had sent them to you. They are all the freshest fruits that are in season! I’ve washed some and left the rest in the fridge.”
Thinking back to the time when Macy called me, I nodded to myself. These must be from her. But the sheer quantity of it is... She‘s definitely treating me like a pig!
With nothing to do that day, I decided that I would pay a visit to the company.
Turning to Mrs. Eriksen, I said, “Can you wash them for me? I want to bring them to the company to share with others!”
I‘ll pay Jared a visit while I‘m at it. It‘s about time I tell him about Macy.
“Okay!” Mrs. Eriksen began preparing the fruits.
When I tried to help her, she quickly stopped me, saying that pregnant women should not be doing housework.
I sighed inwardly. Everyone is pampering me so much nowadays. Unable to decline her kind gestures, I stood by the side and helped with the packing.
After a while, we finally finished all the preparations.
As I moved the bags of fruits into the car, I turned to Mrs. Eriksen and told her that I might eat out with Ashton for lunch that day.
With that, I left the villa.
When I reached Fuller Corporation, I dialed Ashton. To my surprise, he answered the call immediately.
“Have you had breakfast?” His voice sounded crisp and clear.
“Yes. I’m actually here at the company. I brought some fruits. Are you busy? Can you help me with them?” I said.
“Is there a lot?” He asked.
“Yeah. I took them all. Macy sent me way too much and I don’t want to waste the fruits.”
“Alright then. Give me a few minutes.” He said before hanging up.
About two minutes later, I could see Joseph in his black suit running toward my car swiftly. “Mr. Fuller’s in a meeting. I’ll help you with the bags instead,” he said.
Nodding, I got off the car and opened the trunk.
Upon seeing the mountain of bags, Joseph gave me a look of surprise.
“My friend sent these to me. I can’t finish them, so can you help me distribute them to the employees later? The weather is scorching hot today. I think these would be pretty refreshing,” I said, passing him the car keys before entering the company building with a bag of fruits in hand.
It had been a while since I last visited the company, but it felt great to greet some of my acquaintances.
As soon as I got out of the lift, I came across Kristina in a figure-hugging one-piece with her curls cascading down her shoulders. Isn‘t it just great to be young?
It looked like she was on the way to deliver some documents. Noticing my presence, she greeted me politely, “Ms. Stovall, are you here to see Mr. Fuller?”
Nodding, I replied, “The weather is too hot today, so I brought him some fruits.”
She smiled back and continued her way into the lift. On the other hand, Isabelle, who was following behind me, spoke in my ears, “Mrs. Fuller, don’t you think that it’s risky for a woman like that to be your husband’s secretary?”
Isabelle was the manager of the Finance Department, a relatively high rank in the company. She was a well-respected figure with an above-average annual income, a classy appearance that people envied, and a wealthy husband.
I could not help but chuckle a little. After making sure that the lift doors had closed, I replied calmly, “There’s nothing risky about it, really. She’s only in her twenties. With a bright future of endless possibilities, there’s no need for her to waste her youth on a married man.”
Isabelle was still unconvinced. “You need to be even more careful then. If she’s not after his money, she’s probably after his heart. That’s even harder to deal with!”
Truth be told, I was aware that Kristina had been looking at Ashton a certain way. However, I had become used to such things. It‘s not like I can do anything about it.
Not wanting to be burdened by her gossip, I smiled awkwardly and told Isabelle, “Alright then, I’ll go ahead now. I shouldn’t interrupt your work.”
Since Ashton was in a meeting, there was no one on the top floor. I decided to wait at Jared’s office instead, knowing that he would not mind.
At first, it seemed like nobody was in his office either.
However, as I was about to leave, the door swung right open.
I was greeted by the sight of his weary face. His white shirt looked old and battered, and his face was unshaved. Frowning, I entered his office.
My brows furrowed even deeper upon seeing the wreckage in his office. I asked, “Hey, what’s going on? You’re a mess, and so is your office!”
It was rather odd for him to be in such a state. After all, he was a doctor and a clean freak to some extent.
“I was doing some research,” was the response he gave me before he hastily made his way back to his chair to continue on his work.
Having no idea what he was talking about, I simply nodded and passed him the fruits. “These are from Macy. Do you want to have some?”
He froze. Staring at the fruits on his table with a troubled look, he asked, “Why did she suddenly leave J City?”
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