When There Is Nothing Left But Love Chapter 394
Leaning against the sofa, he pinched his forehead. “My guess is the former. But, there are not many people who are higher in position than Uncle Louis. Besides, none of these people have any dealings with the Fullers. Therefore, he is still investigating.”
I pondered briefly before replying, “It seems to me someone intends to sow discord between Ashton and me. However, the animosity doesn’t seem to be directed at me.”
After a brief pause, I continued, “Someone used the same modus operandi previously. When he kidnapped me, he forced me to listen to a disgusting movie. His motive then is similar to what happened this time.”
He knitted his brows. “Do you know who he is?”
I shook my head. “I’m not sure. I’ll need to take another look.” Looking at him, I hesitated briefly. “About going to R Province, I may have to delay it, or perhaps Ashton may come along with us.”
He pursed his lips in displeasure. “Why does Ashton need to follow you wherever you go?”
“Why can’t I follow wherever my wife goes? Aren’t you worried about being laughed at for constantly clinging to your sister?” Ashton and Louis came down from the study on the second floor.
At the same moment, Jackson came back in from the garden with Summer. Looking at me, he exclaimed, “It really is lively today.”
Ashton looked at him with his eyebrows raised. “Who’s here?”
Before Jackson could reply, Cameron and Zachary entered. Zachary had his hands full carrying stuff.
“It’s wonderful to see that everyone is here. I suppose none of you have had lunch yet. I brought some cakes. Why don’t all of you try some?” Cameron smiled warmly as she put the cakes she brought on the table.
Unwrapping them and taking them out, she looked at me. “Scarlett, try some. I heard Mr. Fuller say that you love chamomile-tea-flavored cakes. Hence, I made them for you.”
I was briefly stunned before accepting the cake she handed me. After taking a bite, I realized that it did taste good.
With regards to how warm Cameron and Zachary had been, I had a strange feeling about it but could never pin my finger on what it was.
Hence, I never brought it up.
After letting everyone try her cakes, Cameron brazenly marched into the kitchen to inspect the fridge. “I only knew the nanny took the day off after calling her in the morning to ask what you
were having. With both of you youngsters at home, I expect you will end up not having a proper meal. Hence, I decided to come over. And now, it seems you hardly had any breakfast. The two of you should take better care of your body.”
Just as she spoke, she brought out the ingredients from the fridge and put on an apron.
Ashton and Louis hardly batted an eyelid. While John, who was focused on his phone, didn’t see a problem at all.
Instead, it was only Jackson and I that felt awkward. As Summer was already asleep, he lowered his voice and asked, “Aren’t you and Cameron rivals? Why do you behave like mother and daughter now?”
I shrugged my shoulders. “I would like to know the answer more than you do.”
Looking at all the other men who weren’t bothered, he sighed and pursed his lips. “There must be something amiss!”
When Zachary asked about the case, Ashton updated him while I went to make some tea.
At that moment, Stacey called. I told her it wasn’t a good time as we were having guests. Hence, I told her I would call her back in the evening,
Soon, Cameron had cooked up a feast and invited everyone to take their seats. In the meantime, I helped distribute the cutlery.
The moment we sat down, Zachary looked at me. “Scarlett, do you know how to cook?”
Hesitating a moment, I replied, “A little bit.”
He smiled slightly. “Next time, you can get Cam to come over more often to cook. Recently, she has enrolled herself in some cooking classes and learned a lot from them. Hence, she is looking for an opportunity to showcase her skills.”
“That’s right. If you don’t mind, I can cook every day for you going forward,” Cameron exclaimed in delight.
I quickly replied, “You flatter us. However, it would be rude for Ashton and me to trouble you as our elders. Besides, we already have a nanny. Today is just one of her rare days off as she would be here most of the time. Hence, there’s no need to trouble both of you.”
Cameron smiled in response but didn’t press on.
After all, everyone knew each other there. Despite their differences, it was still polite to initiate small talk with one another.
After dinner, Louis took his leave after receiving a call while John sent him off.
Meanwhile, Summer began to whine. Guessing that she was hungry, I carried her upstairs to nurse her.
As I wasn’t well-rested over the last two days, I was feeling lethargic. Holding Summer while nursing her, I was suddenly struck by a bout of drowsiness.
However, I didn’t fall asleep still. When Ashton came up to check on me, the sleepiness went away.
When he saw me lying down, he came over to carry Summer. He asked, “Are you tired?”
I shook my head and could still feel the pain in between my eyes. “I can’t sleep no matter how hard I try.”
Summer didn’t make a fuss while Ashton carried her and coaxed her. Turning his attention back at me, he suggested, “Why don’t you go to the hospital for a check-up?”