When There Is Nothing Left But Love Chapter 264
“Are you going to look for Macy?” Marcus went silent for a few seconds before asking
I was taken aback by his sudden question, but I recalled I once brought it up in front of him during our random conversation.
The person on the other end of the call remained silent in anticipation of my reply. Shortly, he probed once more with a husky voice, “Have you finally located her?”
I shook my head and denied him of his thought. “No, no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t reach her. Jackson was the one who would pick up the call on her behalf. I wanted to pay them a visit and check on them for myself.”
*I’ll go with you!” Instead of a suggestion, it sounded more like a command.
Thus, I turned him down right away and said, “That won’t be necessary because Jackson will be around to take care of me.”
*Scarlett! Why don’t you give Jackson a call before heading over? I’m afraid you’re going to make a futile trip,” Marcus rebuked in a callous tone.
“How do you know that when I haven’t got in touch with Jackson? I think it’s going to turn out just fine because Jackson told me he would stay by Macy’s side to keep her company.”
“You shouldn’t jump to the conclusion! What if they had made their way back to J City ahead of you? Perhaps they had traveled elsewhere! Don’t you think you should figure out their exact whereabouts before heading over?”
I nodded and gave in to the anxious man’s request since he sounded so desperate. “Alright! I’ll give Jackson a call and figure out their whereabouts beforehand!”
As soon as I detected the sound of the vehicle’s engine from the courtyard, I told Marcus, “I have something to tend to on my end. I got to go.”
Once I hung up the call, Ashton strode into the living room and noticed the packed meal that was in front of me. He asked with a frown, “What is this, and who’s it for?”
I was confused for a short while, but I rebuked him and said, “No! I’ll be heading out soon! So I got the maid to get my meal packed!”
“Where are you gomg** Ashton asked
*Tll be heading over to look for Mary and Jackson After I told him about my upcoming agenda, I stuffed the meal into my bag, which seemed to be unnecessary
As a matter of fact, I could have my meal before heading out, yet I couldnt back down anymore since I had told him an out blunt lie.
When I was about to leave. Ashton stopped me and said, Wait! I’ll go with you, but allow mne torrtneve a certain something from the study before that.”
“Just stay neht here until I’m back*
He didnt even allow me to stop him and proceeded to bounce up the stairs.
While he was away, I grabbed the opportunity and gave Jackson a call.
It took a while for him to pick up the call. “Scarlett.”
Jackson, can you please drop me a text of your current location? I’ll be heading over to pay you and Macy a visit soon.” If they were in the countryside, we would have to drive there. Otherwise, we would have a hard time maneuvering around because it would be tough to get a cab there.
“Are you back in City?” It was evident Jackson, who was on the other end, was taken aback by our presence,
yeah! I came back because of a certain project. It has been some time since we last met, so I wanted to drop by and pay both of you a visit!” I told him about the truth
without holding back,
“1 Were currently away from J City. A few days ago, I brought Macy along with me and made a trip back to M Country. We’ll return after some time. Once we’re back, I’ll bring her over to k City and pay you a visit,” Jackson stuttered.
Iturrowed my brows because of his suspicious tone. It sounded as though he was nervous. “Why didn’t you tell me earlier? Besides, how could you bring an infant everywhere with you”
“It’s fine! The baby is already three-month-old and proven suitable for a thight! We’ll return and drop by K City by the end of the year, okay?” I thought Jackson was in the
middle of something due to the noise coming from the other end of the call.
After he told me he had to tend to the things he had on his plate, he hung up the call without further ado.
I slouched against the couch after the call was hung up. A sense of insecurity engulfed me because it felt as though Jackson was trying to stay away from me.
“What’s bothering you?” Ashton, who had returned with a folder, asked as he walked down the stairs.
I looked in his direction and paused for a few seconds. “Ashton, is Dr. Crest in M Country?”
He nodded and said, “Jared has been staying there because he’s the person in charge of the expansion of the company. What’s wrong?”
“Can you get him to do me a favor?” I couldn’t shrug the very thought of Macy’s disappearance off my mind because it had been a few months since I last heard from her
Every time I got in touch with Jackson through a call, he would try to wrap up our conversation as soon as possible. I couldn’t figure out if things were fine on their end.
“He’ll be joining us for a dinner tonight. Why don’t you bring it up in front of him when the time comes?” Ashton paused and stared at me with his brows furrowed when he noticed I had my bag on the coffee table. “What’s wrong? Are you not heading out anymore?”
I nodded and explained, “Macy and Jackson had departed to M Country a few days ago.”
He responded with a nod and stated, “Alright, if that’s the case, I’ll head out because I have something to deal with. I’ll be back and pick you up for dinner tonight.”
“That’s alright. I can drive!”
“Scarlett Stovall, have you gotten used to turning me down?”
Staring at Ashton’s downcast face, I murmured to myself, “N-No… I-It’s because..”
“Make sure you’re keeping your eyes on the road while you’re driving!” After he finished his so-called heads-up, he walked out of the house with a darkened expression
He seemed to be angry, but I wasn’t sure of the reason behind it.
Anyway, I felt lightheaded after the series of confusing incidents I had to deal with within a day.
At seven o’clock in the evening, after I reached Imperial Hotel and parked my car, I headed over to the private dining room and made my way in before the designated time.
Apart from Ashton and Jared, there were two other figures in the spacious dining room. One was Felix, whom I had encountered a few days ago, and Thomas, the president of AG Credit.
“It has been a while, Mrs. Fuller!” Thomas could be considered a close acquaintance of mine because we used to encounter one another back in the day on several occasions for our work.
After I nodded and greeted Thomas in return, I took a peek at Felix. I was clueless about the reason he was there when he was taken into custody by the cops a few days ago. Thus, it didn’t make any sense for him to be released within a few days.