MoboReader > Romance > Trapped In Lace

   Chapter 430 Do You Really Not Care

Trapped In Lace By Changdu Characters: 10472

Updated: 2020-05-16 00:42


Rachel smiled at Celia, but her calm face belied the turmoil in her heart. She said slowly, "Well, I can't confront that woman, nor can I get even with Jack. I should not be angry for the sake of the baby I'm carrying. That's the reason why I said that this matter has nothing to do with me."

She flashed the other woman another smile and added, "It's getting late, Celia. You should go back to your work now."

In a daze, Celia nodded and walked out of the office. She closed the door and slowly pulled her hand away from the doorknob. Her head tilted quizzically, Celia stared at the door in confusion.

She came to Rachel's office this morning to see her reaction while keeping everything a secret from her. Since Rachel had already found out, she was hoping that Rachel could clarify everything with Jack. However, it seemed that Rachel was not going to do so.

Behind the door, the smile at the corners of Rachel's mouth disappeared. She picked up the newspaper again and spread it in front of her.

The bite mark on her lips remained obvious. She gently touched her injured lip, feeling the scab that had started to form over it.

Rachel barked out a short, self-deprecating laugh. Last night, Jack held her in his arms and asked her why she couldn't forgive him. In the blink of an eye, he went to another woman, and his news of his latest indiscretion was plastered all over the media.

How could she forgive him and his behavior?

Rachel felt a bit stupid for feeling worried about Jack the night before. She even called up Michael and asked him to take care of him.

Belatedly, she realized that Julie must have stuffed the newspapers in the cabinet earlier that day.

Rachel raised a hand and rubbed her face. Although she kept telling herself not to care and overthink, she couldn't keep herself from feeling bitter and heartbroken.

Scarlett had been packing the whole morning and finally put everything she needed into her suitcase. She carefully placed a folded a piece of paper containing an address into one of the suitcase's outer pockets. She was about to step out when her doorbell rang.

She hurriedly opened the door and was surprised when a young woman threw her arms around her neck and held on tight. "Scarlett! It's been a really long time!"

It was Scarlett's younger cousin, Kailey Chen, who had been working as a receptionist in a hotel in another city. She had seldom visited Scarlett before.

Scarlett firmly pushed her cousin back by the shoulder and asked, "Have you been fired again?"

Kailey took a step back and scratched her head with a sheepish look on her face. "No, I quit."

Kailey never made good grades as a student, so she ended up going to a vocational school. After graduation, she went to another city with others from the same school. However, she had never held a stable job and often switched jobs every two months.

When her family found that she had been working as a hotel receptionist for nearly two years, they all felt relieved at the thought that she had finally found a stable job. They wouldn't be pleased to find out what happened to Kailey.

At

s calm as ever, leading Jack to conclude that she really didn't care about him anymore.

Jack's grip on the handrail tightened, and blue veins stood out on the back of his hand. For a moment, he closed his eyes and opened them. The anger had bled out of his eyes, leaving them flat. He slowly walked forward and said coldly, "We need to go to a dinner party tomorrow evening."

Without raising her head, Rachel replied, "I can't go. I don't have the time."

Jack's lips curled up in a travesty of a smile. "Have you forgotten what was written in the divorce agreement?"

'How dare he threaten me with this!' Rachel seethed inwardly, but her face remained mask-like in its serenity.

She stood up and walked over to stand before him. She said expressionlessly, "I can only spare two hours tomorrow night."

She didn't know what kind of dinner she was going to attend or who would show up, and she didn't ask—she wasn't even interested, anyway.

On the following day, Rachel had just turned off her computer and was about to head out when she heard a knock on her door. She opened it and saw a smiling Austin standing at the door. "Miss Shen, Mr. Fu asked me to pick you up."

"Ah, thank you."

In the car, Rachel found that Jack invited several employees to dinner tonight. These people were the ones who were in charge of all of the company's affairs during his hospitalization.

The small dinner party was held at a seafood restaurant across from the MK Group building.

When Rachel and Austin arrived, the two tables within the private function room were already occupied. Upon their arrival, everyone rose to their feet. One of the employees peered at them and said in a disappointed tone, "Austin, why isn't Mr. Fu here yet? Is he even coming? Are we supposed to pay for dinner ourselves?"

"Do you really think that Mr. Fu is that kind of person?" Austin pulled out a chair and motioned for Rachel to sit down.

She noticed an empty seat next to her and guessed that it was Jack's. He was the one who invited her to this dinner. Why was he running late, then?

(← Keyboard shortcut) Previous Contents (Keyboard shortcut →)
 Novels To Read Online Free

Scan the QR code to download MoboReader app.

Back to Top

shares