I held Scarlett tightly in my arms, pulling her close to me. Suddenly, Scarlett’s stomach rumbled and a loud sound filled the air around us. I lowered my head to stare at her. Scarlett immediately buried her head in my arms, just like an ostrich, blushing hard. “A-ahem! I came here in a hurry, so I haven’t had lunch yet,” Scarlett muttered, her head hanging low, cheeks red from embarrassment. “Let‘s go.” I reached out and caressed her belly affectionately. “Come to the staff canteen downstairs with me.” “I don’t want to go to the staff canteen. Can we go somewhere else?” The happy smile on Scarlett’s face froze stiff at the mention the staff canteen. Her good mood quickly dropped and her spirits soured. My heart instantly ached at the sudden change. It then occurred to me that in the past, Rita had made things difficult for Scarlett there several times. Thus, the staff canteen was probably a place full of bad memories for Scarlett. “What about Elegant Time? The western restaurant near the company?” I took Scarlett‘s hand, caressing it, and asked tentatively, “What do you think?” Relief flashed across Scarlett‘s face and her mood soared. She nodded joyfully. “Let‘s go now!” But then, Scarlett stopped me. “Charles, wait. What I just told you…” “Don‘t worry, honey.” Right in front of her, I took out my phone and dialed Richard. The line soon connected. “Richard, I have a task for you. Investigate a girl named Jasmine. I’ll sent you the details. I want all the information about her.” After hanging up, I looked at Scarlett with a smile. “Alright.” Scarlett nodded contentedly, satisfied, and held my arm sweetly. “Let’s go.” Before we entered the elevator, I told Amy to cancel all my appointments in the afternoon. “What are you going to do this afternoon?” “I‘ll keep you company.” Scarlett stared at me in disbelief and said, “But I have work to do this afternoon.” “Then I‘ll be with you in your office.”
“Charles. If you keep doing this, I‘m not going to have lunch with you!” In a fit of anger, Scarlett spun on her heel defiantly and ran into the elevator. It was rare for her to act like a spoiled little girl, but in all honesty, she was more charming whenever she did that. I casually followed her into the elevator. “Scarlett, you have to eat something. Look at your empty stomach! I’ll feel sorry for you.” “Well then, let‘s have another child together. Then my belly will bulge!” Scarlett retorted, shooting me a defiant glare. Her words silenced me immediately. • When the elevator arrived at the first floor, the doors slid open and a large group of people rushed in.
I grabbed Scarlett’s hand instinctively to protect her. I thought she would get rid of me, but she held my hand instead. That surprised me somewhat, but I didn‘t mind it. “Oh my! Mr. Moore and Mrs. Moore love each other so much.” “I‘m so envious!” Listening to the praises of the people around us, Scarlett turned red in delight and embarrassment. Despite the crowd in the elevator, she had no intention of letting go of my hand. I was both happy and surprised by her show of intimacy, my heart filled with warmth. As soon as we walked out of the building, however, Scarlett tried to shake off my hand. “Ugh, Charles. You are so childish!” Scarlett complained, though her voice was coquettish and she was blushing pink. There was no anger in her tone.
Smiling, I pulled her into a hug. “Seems someone‘s really cooperative and submissive today.” “Bah! What on earth are you talking about?” Scarlett pretended to be clueless, and tried to struggle out of my arms. “If you keep struggling, I‘ll kiss you in public. I mean it,” I threatened jokingly, and pretended that I was about to kiss her. At that, Scarlett froze in my arms and stayed still. 1 Scarlett‘s POV: Charles and I soon arrived at the western restaurant Elegant Time. To my surprise, Lily, who I hadn‘t seen for a long time, was also there. When she noticed our presence, she approached us and greeted politely, “Good afternoon, Mr. Moore and Mrs. Moore. What a coincidence! I didn‘t expect you two to have lunch here.” I replied to her greeting with a smile, nodding. Charles put on a confused appearance and asked with a surprised tone, “Honey, who‘s this? Do you know her?” “This is Lily. Don‘t you remember her? You‘ve met each other before,” I answered, trying to
Put On An Act –– hold back my laughter. “Oh? Do I…?” Charles raised his eyebrows, still feigning surprise and uncertainty. His Oscar–worthy acting skills amused me greatly. He was truly number one when it came to mocking people. “It doesn‘t matter, Mr. Moore. It’s expected that you don‘t remember me, since you‘re such a busy man. I won‘t disturb you anymore. I‘m looking forward to our next meeting. Goodbye for now.” Charles‘s sarcasm had no effect on Lily, who didn‘t seem to mind it. She left calmly, as composed as the still surface of a lake.
I watched her receding figure, and I couldn‘t help but admire her in my heart. She wasn’t very popular in the entertainment circle, but I had to say, she could definitely be called an amazing actress in some aspects. She was good at putting an act in my presence. Despite Charles’s ruthless teasing, she was able to leave without the slightest change in her expression. No wonder she was able to compete with Rita for Lively Group!
Bye My Irresistible Love, Chapter 245: Put On An Act