The weekend had finally come. I could not wait to finally see Charles.
| asked Amy for Charles’s flight information in secret. Once I found out what time he would arrive, I went to the airport to surprise him. O
We immediately spotted each other in the crowd.
The moment Charles saw me, he strode towards me with a big smile. “Why are you here?” he asked. He was ecstatic but, at the same time, confused.
“Surprised?” I asked back with a grin.
Charles kissed me on the forehead. “Yes, I am.”
He took over all the housework after we got home.
Sitting on the sofa, I could not help but giggle at the sight of his busy figure in the kitchen. Happiness and contentment surged in my heart. 1
After dinner, we sat next to each other in the living room and watched TV.
I used his thighs as my pillow and let his fingers run through my hair.
All of a sudden, something crossed my mind. Spencer had called me a few days ago in the middle of the night, which perplexed me. At the thought of this, I looked up at Charles and asked, “Is there anything wrong with Spencer?”
“He’s fine. He was just drunk. You don’t have to answer his call in the future, especially in the middle of the night,” Charles casually replied.
Even so, I sensed the jealousy in his voice, so I could not help but tease him. “Didn’t you try to get me and Spencer together?”
“So you agreed at that time because I suggested it?”
I pretended not to see the displeasure on his face. “Well, I couldn’t turn down your kindness.”
Charles fell silent for a moment. “Grandma said she’d introduce you to someone,” he glumly reasoned out.
“So you asked Spencer to put on an act? What if he and I really got together?”
Charles looked down at me and smiled. “That won’t happen. I won’t ever let you go.”
Satisfied, I rubbed my face in his hand like a kitten. When I awoke the next morning, Charles was nowhere to be seen. I stared at the ceiling for a long time, wondering if what had happened last night was just a dream. Afraid it was only an illusion, I hurriedly lifted the quilt and ran downstairs.
Charles was in the living room. His eyes fell on my bare feet, and a frown appeared on his face at the sight of them. “Why didn’t you put on some slippers when you got out of the bed?”
| stood at the top of the stairs for a while, just staring at him. Once I got ahold of myself, I turned around and laughed at myself for being paranoid.
Now with shoes on my feet, I went downstairs and ate the breakfast Charles had prepared.
He even cleaned the dishes after we ate. What a gentleman. “Honey, I’m afraid I have to go back to the company now. I have some emergency to deal with.”
I was disheartened when I heard that Charles had to leave so soon.
Without a word, I walked into the kitchen and hugged him from behind. “I’ll drive you to the airport,” I offered in a muffled voice.
Charles turned around and hugged me back. “I can go by myself. You should rest here instead.”
However, I held his waist tighter and remained stubborn. “But I want to see you off.” Charles stared at me for a moment. Then, with a helpless sigh, he nodded.
“I’ll come back next weekend to see you. Don’t worry. I’ll stay here a little longer. Take good care of yourself while I’m gone, okay?” he gently said while holding me in his arms.
“I will.” I leaned against his chest and listened to his heartbeat.
“Me too, honey. I want to be with you all the time.”
I kissed him on the chin. “See you next weekend.”
Dissatisfied, Charles held my chin with his thumb and index finger and kissed me on the lips.
I knew he hated not being able to be with me all the time. His kiss explained it all. It was soft yet passionate. I was infatuated with his tenderness.
Sadly, Charles had to leave soon. In the airport, we kissed for a moment just before he was about to board the plane. Albeit reluctant, he had no choice but to let me go.
I went shopping with Nina in the afternoon.
While we were at a men’s boutique, I bumped into someone I least wanted to see.
It was Rita. It seemed that she, too, was surprised to see me. Behind her was Lily, a female star and the woman Charles had had an ‘affair’ with a few days ago. 1
With a smile, Lily walked over to me and reached out her hand. “Hello, Scarlett!” she greeted.
I merely spared her a glance. I did not greet her back, nor did I shake hands with her. “Scarlet, about that matter… It was a just a misunderstanding.”
“I still haven’t forgotten about it,” I replied crossly.
Lily’s face darkened.
Rita butted in and remarked, “You’re so narrow-minded!”
Nina stepped forward to defend my honor and sneered, “How dare you say that? Don’t you know that you’re the most narrow-minded woman I’ve ever known?”
Before she could finish her sentence, Rita clutched her chest and looked at Nina and me with a pale face. Then, her eyes rolled backwards, and she fainted right before our eyes.
“What happened?” Nina asked, confused.
“Just let her be,” | coldly said and then pulled Nina’s hand away from the scene without looking back.
As soon as I got home, I saw, on the Internet, a photo of Rita fainting. I was also there in the photo, which caused heated discussions online.
In a fit of anger, Nina, who was sitting right next to me, smashed her phone on the table. “What the **** is wrong with her? How I wish I could tear that *****’s disguise and make people see her true color!”
“It’s just an old trick of hers,” I said with a smile.
Just then, my phone rang. It was Alice, video-calling me. I answered the call at once. “Scarlett, if Rita bullies you, don’t just swallow her insult. Fight back! We’re here for you,” she said on the other end of the line.
“It’s okay, Mom. Don’t worry. I’ve kept in mind what she has done. I won’t let her go.”
“I’m going to use public opinion to deal with her. She can’t get away with it this time.” Alice comforted me. With that, she hung up the phone without waiting for my response.
Just as I put my phone down, it rang yet again. But this time, it was Rita.
“What now?” I impatiently asked.
“Let’s talk in person regarding the picture circulating online. Why don’t we reconcile before things get too ugly?” Rita casually said.
Nina and I exchanged a meaningful glance and smiled.
“Sure. Send me the time and place.” 3
I hung up the phone as soon as I finished speaking. Beside me, Nina asked with a frown, “What does she want to do now?”
“She said she wants to reconcile with me,” I said with a shrug.
“Reconcile? I don’t think so. Though, I have no idea what trick she has up her sleeve. You know what? I’ll go with you. Who knows what that crazy woman will do?”
“Thank you,” I thanked her from the bottom of my heart when I saw how worried she was about me.
In the evening, I went to the club Rita had said.
Her friends were also there. The private room they had rented was spacious and lively.
When I entered the room, everyone fell silent, and all eyes fell on me. “What is she doing here? Is she here to apologize?” someone sarcastically asked.
As soon as that person finished speaking, everyone laughed disdainfully at me.
“Rita invited me here,” I calmly said.
However, my ears rang when I heard what Rita said next. “As far as I can remember, I never invited you.”
| snorted in disdain. How dare she humiliate me like this?
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