Charles looked sullen as he approached me. Despite that, I put on a smile and walked up to him.
“What did you just say?” The sound of his voice was as frigid as the wintry winds.
I just kept smiling at him and said, “I’m worried about Scarlett’s health, so I wanted to comfort her somehow.”
Then, I tried to grab his hand, but he dodged my attempt to do it.
Charles scoffed at me. “I feel like you were expecting that my wife would have a miscarriage.”
The way he said it made it seem like he knew something. Though I was flustered, I managed to keep my composure.
I was quick-witted enough to come up with an excuse. “Scarlett and I grew up together. Our relationship became a little unstable because of some misunderstandings in the past. But now that you’re married to her, I sincerely hope that you’ll be happy together. And considering something like this happened to her, it’s only natural for me to worry about her. I’m only concerned for her safety; nothing more than that.”
“Both Scarlett and the baby are fine. Don’t even think of playing any tricks. I’d rather not send you to prison one day myself. But believe me when I say this, I won’t hesitate when that day really comes,” Charles stated without even glancing at me.
After he said that, he was about to leave.
Scarlett’s child is still alive? But how is that possible?’ | asked inwardly.
I was so angry that | gnashed my teeth. However, I didn’t have much time left, so I immediately rushed forward to stop Charles. “Charles, wait! I need to talk to you about something.”
“There’s no need for that,” he answered frigidly as he continued walking away.
Anxiously, I followed him. However, Richard stopped me. | glared at Richard and shouted to Charles, “For the sake of the fact that I once saved your life, can’t you please talk to me?” “Nobody forced you to save me,” Charles replied before entering the private room. Blankly, I stared at his back and shook off Richard’s hand. “Let me go!”
And because I was annoyed, I spat on his face. “You are such a dutiful lapdog!”
Richard looked down at me, frowning as he wiped his face in silence.
Just when I was about to yell at him again, my phone rang.
Upon seeing the number on the screen, I looked for a quiet corner and answered the call. “Why are you calling me all of a sudden?”
“Because I’m worried you’ll try to escape,” said the other man at the end of the line.
“Didn’t I tell you that I’d call you…”
But before I could finish my sentence, someone snatched my phone away.
I turned around and saw Richard staring at me with a sullen expression. He trapped me in the corner, shackled me with his hand and listened to the phone.
I struggled to get my phone back, but it was all in vain.
Based on Richard’s reaction, I had a bad feeling that the jig was up.
The following moment, he slammed the phone to the ground, trampled it underfoot, and shot me a cold glance. “That person you were talking to over the phone is asking you to pay him the money. And he mentioned something about a miscarriage. Someone tried to hurt Mrs. Moore while she was at the hospital, and you’re the one pulling the strings behind the scenes, aren’t you? My God! You never learn your lesson, Rita!”
Little by little, my heart sank. I stared at Richard’s sullen face and pulled him into a vacant private room beside us.
Hurriedly, I closed the door and said in a hushed voice, “Richard, we need to talk.”
“Talk? There’s nothing to talk.” Having said that, Richard began to walk away.
In a fit of panic, I grabbed his wrist. “I need your help to keep it a secret. Please, Richard! I’m begging you. If Charles finds out about this, I’m screwed!”
After hearing me say that, Richard stood in his spot, putting on a straight face.
“I know I did something wrong before, Richard, but we…”
I stopped midsentence to plant a kiss beside his lips. Unexpectedly, he pushed me away and responded, “You really will do anything for your personal gain, won’t you?”
“Richard, it’s not what you think. Please, just listen to me!”
I held onto his wrist, but Richard shook off my hand off again and walked away. This time, he didn’t look back.
Feeling desperate and defeated, I collapsed on the sofa. Scarlett’s POV:
“Hey, Charles! You’ve put on your wedding ring again.” Inside the private room, David and Spencer were making fun of Charles.
Charles grunted at them and retorted, “You’re both still single and you don’t have any rings at all. What right do either of you have to talk about that?”
“Fine, it’s our bad. We shouldn’t have said such nonsensical things.” After Spencer said that, he pretended to slap himself on the face. “If you really feel bad, slap yourself harder. It’ll be better if you can’t speak again.” Having heard Charles’ rude remark, Spencer grinned like an imp. “Charles, just forgive me, man. I swear I won’t say anything stupid again!”
Having said that, he gave David a kick, implying that the latter should help him.
As I watched their comedic interaction, I couldn’t resist the urge to laugh.
This time, David turned to me and asked worriedly, “Are you alright, Scarlett?”
Everyone looked at me at the same time. I shook my head and smiled. “As you can see, nothing serious happened to me.”
Spencer stopped joking around and put on a serious face. “What do you think happened?” “I have a feeling that Rita had something to do with this,” said David. Upon hearing his input, everyone fell silent.
“Maybe you’re right. What’s even more suspicious is that she came here today, and she asked a lot about Scarlett and the accident. I really don’t believe that it’s just a coincidence,” Spencer said.
Right after he said that, he turned his attention to me.
In response, I shook my head and said, “I don’t have any evidence to prove that Rita did it. Honestly, I’m not really sure about anything right now.”
Spencer let out a sigh. “Scarlett, you’d best focus on your well-being in the meantime. Don’t just think about the training program.”
Just then, Richard opened the door and walked in. He seemed serious when he whispered something in Charles’ ear. 1 I couldn’t hear what he said to Charles, but I noticed that Charles’ face became sullen all of a sudden.
“What’s wrong?” I asked worriedly.
“Scarlett has a flight to catch tomorrow afternoon, so I’ll be taking her home to get some rest. Having said that, Charles stood up and led me out.
On the journey home, I glanced at his face and asked, “Hey, what happened?”
Charles pressed his lips and looked at me. “Rita was the one who hired someone to cause trouble at the hospital.”
Shocked, I looked back at him and asked, “Do you have any evidence to prove it?”
“Richard heard the culprit talking to Rita over the phone and asking her for the money she promised,” Charles replied as he looked ahead at the road outside the window.
A long silence ensued between us. Moments later, I asked, “So, what are you going to about it?”
“Do you have any ideas?” Charles asked in response. “Call the police,” I said without hesitation.
He nodded without hesitation. “Agreed. Let’s leave it to the police.”
| smiled at him, and felt a little relieved. “I thought you wouldn’t have the heart to call the police on her.”
“She’s done something horrible, and she needs to face consequences of her actions,” Charles answered before planting a kiss next my lips to comfort me. .
The following day, Charles drove me to the airport himself. I leaned against his chest, feeling more reluctant to leave him.
He fiddled with my long hair and kissed me on the forehead. “It’ll be the weekend in a few days. I’ll fly to you by then.”
“Sound great,” I replied, still feeling reluctant to depart.
“Wherever you go, you have to take your bodyguards with you, okay?” Charles had been saying that many times for the past few days.
“Yes, I got it. Since when have you become so anal-retentive?” | smiled at him and let out a helpless sigh.
As soon as I finished speaking, Charles kissed my lips. As punishment, he bit my lip, causing me to frown because of the pain.
I pushed him away, but he bit me again before deciding to let me go. “If you don’t be a good girl and listen, I’m going to punish you right here.”
The implications of his words made me blush. “We’re at the airport, you pervert.”
Charles chuckled at my remark. “We’re inside an exclusive VIP room. Only the two of us are
I could tell that he wouldn’t hesitate to do it. Thus, I shut my mouth and nestled in his arms in silence. I even kissed his cheek to appease him.
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