When There Is Nothing Left But Love Chapter 195
Ashton grew annoyed at that. He snapped, “”Then find it! How could you possibly wear something someone else’s wife bought for them? Does it even fit you?”
“It fits perfectly actually!” Jared did not seem to be in a good mood. I could hear how his background was rather noisy, hinting that he was possibly in a bar.
“Do you know that the bone cancer hospital in M Country has officially been established? Looks like you don’t need a recommendation letter anymore.” Ashton relaxed back against the chaise lounge, looking as cool as a cucumber.
“Fine! I’ll return you the shirt as soon as I can! In fact, I’ll get on it right away.”
With that said, Jared hung up.
What the hell just happened?
I rolled my eyes at Ashton’s antics. Not having anything more to say to him, I got myself ready for bed.
With Nick and John both in K City, my days were not boring as before. And whenever I felt bored at home, I would start sorting through the insane amount of jewelry Ashton bought for me last time, I had the feeling that it was probably enough for me to start up a jewelry store of my own.
When Cameron came to visit me this time, I was not as panicked nor tense as before. I invited her into the living room, where Molly poured her some tea.
We sat down opposite each other. The gentle smile on her face was ever-present as her gaze landed on my swollen abdomen. After a few seconds of staring, she asked, “The baby is due soon, right?”
I nodded and replied with a succinct “Yeah.”
She did not seem to mind my curt tone as she continued, “How wonderful! You two are about to welcome a new life into your lives.”
Since this was obviously nonsensical chatter, I only gave her a small smile in reply.
Finally realizing that I had no intention of chatting with her, she placed a contract on the table between us. She smiled slightly and gestured to it. “Have a look. You might just find that it’s something that benefits you.”
I raised an eyebrow but did not move to take it. “What is it?”
“Just take a look.”
At her urging, I reached out to grab the contract and flipped through it. When I was done, I did not know whether to laugh or cry. In the end, I settled on pinning her with a gaze. “As expected from someone known as the world’s richest woman. You’re very generous.”
She gave a tinkling laugh in response. “You flatter me. As you can see, the terms I’ve set are beneficial to you in every way. If you really love Ashton, I’m sure you’ll consider signing this due to concern for his future. After all, he’s a very ambitious man. Why else do you think he chose to come here to K City? That’s because J City is no longer big enough to contain his ambitions.”
Here, she paused and toyed with her ring. “Based on his current abilities and connections only, there’s no way his business will prosper here as it did back in J City. He will need some external help if he wants to build an empire here as well.”
I stared down at the contract in my hands as I listened to her speak. When she was done, I had the sudden urge to laugh. “Ms. Anderson, I applaud you for really knowing how to push your advantages. However, you don’t seem to know Ashton very well. He’s an incredibly proud man. He has never wanted nor accepted anyone’s help before. If he really sets his mind to it, even if he doesn’t have any external help, he’ll still be able to build his business empire with his own two hands.”
I have never once doubted Ashton’s capabilities, nor have I ever thought he was the type of man who would give up on me and the baby just to secure his future.
The only thing that might cause him to abandon us would be love. Even so, unless his love for Rebecca was infinitely deeper than his sense of responsibility, he would never voluntarily leave me.
Her eyebrow twitched upward before she set her cup down in a none-too-gently manner. “Well, he might not need any external help. But what if someone were to create resistance for him? I might not be the most powerful person out there, but that doesn’t mean the Moore family can’t do anything to him.”
It was a blatant threat.
I pursed my lips and met her gaze. “Ms. Anderson, you truly think I’ll leave Ashton because I care about his future?”
“Oh? Does that mean you don’t love Ashton then?” A smile spread across her face at
that. “That makes things even easier! You leave with your child and I’ll give you enough money to last several lifetimes. I can also transfer several companies to your name. If you want to work, you can manage the companies. Otherwise, you can just relax at home and wait for the dividends. As a bonus, if you ever feel like you don’t have enough money, you can always come to find me. I’ll be more than happy to give you more!”
The way rich people deal with their problems really is out of this world! There doesn‘t seem to be an end to their generosity!
At that moment, I felt like I would be an idiot not to agree to such terms.
A short pause later, I replied, “It would be incredibly foolish of me to outright refuse you now. How about this instead – let me think about it.”
She lifted a brow at me and chuckled lightly. “No problem. Next weekend is Rebecca’s birthday. You have till then to come to a decision. If you agree, I’ll have a lawyer draw up a contract on the spot. However, if you don’t, I hope you can come to Rebecca’s birthday party before eight.”
“Because I’ll officially announce Rebecca’s engagement to Ashton after eight.” Cameron’s tone was firm and decisive. The words slammed into me like a hammer
Right then, I was envious of Rebecca for having such a wonderful mother who was willing to plan everything out for her.
Now that this matter had been temporarily settled, there was nothing more for us to say to each other.
Thus, Cameron left soon after.
Perhaps it was due to my advanced pregnancy, but I found myself getting even more tired easily nowadays. I was also prone to spacing