“Thank you, Grandma.” After Christine put on the ring for me, I was moved.
“You’re a good girl, Scarlett. You should head off to work now!” she said. “Okay, Grandma. See you tonight!”
When I got downstairs, I found that Charles was still sitting at the table.
“Janet is a little busy today, so I’ll drive you to work instead. Don’t refuse my offer, or else I’ll follow you every day from now on!” Charles’ childish behavior had rendered me speechless.
I decided to ignore him and just went straight to the car to open the door.
Charles grabbed my hand and stared at the ring.
“Did Grandma give you that?” he asked.
“Yeah.” As I spoke, I shook off his hand.
“If you like it, go ahead and wear it. That ring is the heirloom of the Moore family.” Charles got in the driver’s seat and started the engine.
“Grandma gave me this, so of course, I’ll wear it!” I shot him a cold glance, looking smug. “You don’t even have one!”
“What’s yours is mine,” he said. With a smile on his face, Charles stepped on the accelerator, causing the car to speed away like an arrow out of a bowstring. The moment we arrived at the entrance of the TV station, I noticed a tall man standing at the door from a distance.
It was William.
I waved at him and smiled.
“Why are you so happy to see him?” asked Charles, seemingly annoyed. “Stop speculating. William and I have work to talk about.” After getting off the car, I slammed the door behind me.
But before I could fully walk away, Charles grabbed my hand. When I turned around, I saw him looking at me with knitted brows.
I tried to break free from his grasp, but he was too strong that I couldn’t even make him budge. Thus, I decided to stop struggling.
“Scarlett, it doesn’t matter if you’ve lost the wedding ring. I’ve already asked someone to make a new pair. For the time being, you can wear the ring that Grandma gave you. But once your new ring is ready, you’ll have to wear that one.” While Charles was speaking, I noticed that he seemed to be looking at somewhere behind me.
Curious by the reason, I turned around and saw William standing behind me.
‘Did Charles say that to me in front of William on purpose? How could he be so childish?’ | exclaimed inwardly.
“Scarlett, I’ll be waiting for you inside.” William flashed me a smile before he turned around and left.
“Well, he’s gone now, so you can drop the act.” | withdrew my hand right away.
“I’m not pretending or anything. I really am jealous. You’ve become a producer now. Why is the first person you’re introducing in your show William, and not me?” said Charles.
At this point, I didn’t know what to tell him.
“I hate it when other men try to get close to you. It makes me feel jealous, and I feel like I’ll go insane. So, please, Scarlett, just stay away from him, okay?” he continued.
‘What’s the matter with him today? He’s being so unreasonable!’
“This is my job. My relationship with William is strictly professional,” I explained patiently.
“Really, now? In that case, let me pick you up after work.” At last, a smile appeared on Charles ‘ lips.
I wanted to tell him no, but he had already driven away before I had the chance.
“How did he manage to slip away so fast?’ I wondered.
I went to Charles’ company and waited for him downstairs. When I finally saw him enter the building, I approached him at once. “Charles, I want to talk to you. It’s about the Lively Group.”
“There’s nothing for us to talk about,” he said. Charles wouldn’t even dignify me with a glance. He walked on so fast that I had to speed up just to keep up with him.
“Charles, please! This is really important to me. I really need your help this time. In return, I’ll do anything you ask of me in the future!” I cried. Finally, he stopped, turned around, and looked me in the eye.
“Rita, I don’t need anything from you. You’re worthless to me,” he grunted.
“No buts. Just stay away from me, okay?” Having lost his patience, Charles gestured a few of his bodyguards to block me.
I never imagined that he would be so cruel to me.
‘No! I can’t just give up. I have to find some sort of bargaining chip to make Charles help me willingly!’ I remarked inwardly.
Later on, I went to the Lively Group and went straight to my father’s office.
Tim, my father’s private lawyer was there, but I didn’t expect that Lily would be there, too.
It suddenly occurred to me that Richard once mentioned that my father was about to formulate his last will and testament. The mere idea of it made me feel uneasy.
“Rita, aren’t you supposed to be resting at the hospital? Why are you here? Are you feeling better now?” my father asked as if he really cared about me.
Truthfully, I’d rather not look at his hypocritical face. I walked to Tim’s side and grabbed the laptop from his hand.
And the moment I saw what was on the screen, I found out that this man was actually helping my father draft a will!
Nervously, Tim got up from the sofa and attempted to take back his laptop. However, I cast him a stern glare to scare him off.
“It’s fine, Tim. She deserves to know about it,” said my father as he walked towards me. | shot him a cold glance. ‘To think that I once called this pathetic man ‘father’,’ I thought to myself.
“Rita, Lily has gone to the hospital for a checkup. The child in her womb is a boy. You’re going to have a younger brother soon. I sincerely hope that you try your best to help him manage the Lively Group in the future,” he remarked.
“Help him? My younger brother? Are you seriously going to hand over the Lively Group to the bastard in Lily’s womb? Are you crazy?” In a fit of rage, I slammed the laptop onto the ground.
“I know you don’t like me, Rita, but whether you like it or not, this child in my womb is unmistakably your younger brother. How can you say that he’s a bastard? If you refuse to believe me, I’m going to get an abortion!” ‘Ugh, Lily is really a great actress when it comes to this,’ I remarked inwardly. Her eyes were bloodshot, and she looked so pitiful that anyone would believe that she was wronged. 1
I was amused by her reaction so I burst into laughter.
“Lily, there’s no need to be angry. I believe that the child inside you is my child, too.” My father embraced Lily and shot me a glare. “I’ve made my decision, Rita. You’d best do as I say, or else I’m going to strip you of everything!”
Having said that, he left along with Lily and his doofus of a lawyer.
I was the only one left in the office, All of a sudden, I felt weak and collapsed to the ground. In my despair, I noticed a safe beside the desk.
I was aware that all the valuable documents and important information that my father kept were all in this safe, including information of his illegal businesses.
‘My dear father, since you’re so cruel to me, don’t blame me for showing you no mercy!’ A smile appeared on my lips again. .
Bye My Irresistible Love, Chapter 183 The Heir Of The Lively Group