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   Chapter 23 Not Gay

Press Me To Your Heart By VERDA CASTILLO Characters: 9531

Updated: 2020-04-05 00:38

"Be...because..." 'Because I had sex with you! And it was for the first time I had sex. Considering the weird atmosphere, how could I not be embarrassed?' she thought.

She couldn't help but admire his calmness in such a situation.

Angela's cheeks were flushed as she tried to control her emotions, and Edward found that very irresistible. She somehow seemed more beautiful when she was shy.

Suppressing his laughter, he approached her with a cold expression and asked, "Because of what?"

He had only meant to ask it in a casual tone, but then, since she was used to seeing him act indifferently, she felt as though he was interrogating her. Disappointed with herself, Angela lowered her head and said in a low voice, "Because it is my first day here, and I was nervous..."

Although it was barely any louder than a whisper, Edward heard every word clearly.

'She is nervous? I didn't know she, a spicy pepper, would also be nervous.

It's good that she is a little scared of me, because that might help me negotiate with her,' he thought to himself.

He then walked towards her, barefoot.

Edward was merely inches away from her when she felt his warm breath brush against her skin, and she panicked. But before she could even move, he pushed her to the wall, leaving her no room to escape.

"What are you doing?" she asked, her head still lowered down. Angela suddenly remembered that he had asked her to be his girlfriend for three months.

A sudden chill crept down her spine.

'Is romance the only thing he is interested in? Then how did he become a CEO?' she wondered.

"I am asking you again, please be my girlfriend. I will pay you any price you ask for, and you are free to walk away at any time," Edward said.

It was obvious that he still wanted her to be his girlfriend.

Angela was stunned. Just when she was about to say something, he pressed his lips against hers.

'What the hell!' she thought to herself.

As he kissed her, he pressed his body against hers and kept one hand on her shoulder and the other behind her neck, leaving her with no way of escaping. Angela struggled to push him away at first, but then, her resistance gradually died down under his embrace.

After kissing her passionately for a long time, Edward finally let go of her. Once she was freed, Angela gasped for breath.

"I don't gamble or indulge in prostitutes, and I have a very strict lifestyle. I can pay you at least several times more than your current salary, so you won't be losing anything by becoming my girlfriend. In fact, it would be quite the opposite," he added.

If only she was her younger self, she would have immediately agreed to his deal just for his looks, if not for all the money that he was offering her! She would have gladly accepted his proposal, even if it was only for one month. But now, Angela was not interested in romance. She did not want to waste her time over a fruitless relationship when she could be preparing for the exam. She only wanted to become independent, and follow her dreams.

Moreover, he was only asking her to be his mistress rather than a girlfriend, and she found it humiliating. 'Would a man with a strict lifestyle offer such a deal?' Angela wondered.

She shuddered at the thought. Glaring at him, she muttered, "Let go of me!"

Not wanting to cause her anymore embarrassment, Edward finally let go of her.

Angela took a deep breath to calm herself and said, "Mr. Edward, the deal which you are offering me is very generous. And you're right, if I did agree to be your girlfriend, I am sure that I would greatly benefit from it. However, we don't belong with each other, so it won't work out between us. So please...

Don't make this kind of... absurd requests again."

As she said that, her eyes gradually turned red. Afraid that she would cry in front of him, she said, "I've got work to do." Then, she walked away.

Watching her receding figure, Edward couldn't help but frown. He had gotten so used to making business deals every day that he had forgotten that love needed a more gentle and sensitive approach.

'She seems to be very serious about her relationships. If not, she wouldn't have been so heartbroken after her boyfriend shattered her trust,' he thought to himself.

Edward did not know why the thought of Greg annoyed him. But Greg had caused Angela a lot of trouble, so naturally, he was irritated. Keeping the current situation about the video in mind, Edward had only one solution, and he was certain that he needed Angela's cooperation for his plan to work. Thinking of that, he walked to her and grabbed her hand. Then he lifted her chin and made her look into his eyes. "Why do you think that it won't work out between us?" he asked.

Taken by surprise, Angela blankly stared at him.

'How could it work? What makes him think that we would do well together? He and I are so different. His family background, his status, his stand in the company, even his looks...We don't have anything in common! Isn't it obvious? We are on different levels!' she thought to herself.

That moment, the door sprang open.

"Mr. Edward, online..." Lucas said as he walked in with Yvonne. He had come in to inform Edward that people had found out that it was Edward in the CCTV video, and because of that, their stock prices were dropping. Due to the seriousness of the issue, Lucas had felt nervous, so he had forgotten to knock before he walked in.

But then, the two of them saw what was happening.

Lucas was shocked to see Edward and Angela standing like that, while Yvonne covered her mouth in surprise. "Oh my God!" she exclaimed.

"I'm so sorry, Mr. Edward!" Lucas said. He then grabbed Yvonne's arm and dragged her out of the CEO's office. After closing the door behind them, they were still dumbfounded.

Still in shock, Yvonne asked, "Did we just see Mr. Edward... holding Angela's chin? Does that mean that he's not gay?"

"Well, looks like it," Lucas replied with a nod.

Inside Edward's office, Angela was mad. She pushed him away and hissed, "Stop being so reckless, or I will lose my job!"

Edward frowned and thought, 'Has she gone mad? I am the CEO!' Many women would actually go to any lengths to earn his favor, but he never paid any attention to their existence.

Just when Angela was about to walk out, she suddenly remembered something.

'Oh god! I'm such an idiot!' she thought to herself. She had been so nervous that she had forgotten that he was the CEO. Regardless of the result, she knew that she had to apologize.

She immediately turned around and lowered her head. "I'm so sorry, I... I didn't know what I was thinking! I just... I wanted to say that... I'm sorry that I got your shirt dirty," she said with a sincere expression.

Edward was surprised by her reaction. 'So she does know how to be polite! The past few times we met, she was so cold and unfriendly.

Looks like things won't be boring here with her around,' he thought to himself. Although Edward's heart was filled with excitement, he looked at her and said flatly, "You don't have to give me a decision now, I'll let you sleep on it. The only reason I proposed that we be together for three months was because I thought it would give us enough time to get to know each other. You can give me an answer after you have decided."

Angela wanted to reject his offer again, but then, she thought for a while and decided that it was best not to offend him right then. "All right, I'll think about it," she replied.

'What is there to think? I could never be his mistress!' she thought to herself.

"Fine, I'll let you be with me on your own terms," Edward said, entering the room and putting his clean clothes on.

"All right, then. I'll go back to my work," she replied.

With that, Angela rushed out of the office.

The moment she stepped out of his office, she saw a large group of her colleagues, smiling at her encouragingly. Even though she was embarrassed, she returned their smile before running to her seat.

Yvonne walked to her desk with a hot cup of tea and asked, "Are you all right, Angela? Here, I got you some tea. It should help you get over the shock."

Taking the cup from her hands, Angela said, "I'm fine. Thank you."

"Your lipstick..." Yvonne said, pointing to her lips.

It only occurred to Angela then that their kiss might have smudged it.

She quickly grabbed her compact mirror and saw that her lipstick was smudged. Remembering that everyone had seen her like that, Angela felt so shamed of herself that she wanted to dig a hole in the ground and bury herself.

"Don't worry, it's not that obvious. I only noticed it when I was just a feet away from you."

Yvonne comforted her, but Angela felt more disturbed. 'Now that she has seen it, then she will definitely tell everyone else,' she thought to herself.

It was not more than thirty minutes before the news of their kiss reached Lucas' ears.

Ten minutes later, Edward was in his office, and Lucas was standing next to him.

"Did you select her to be my secretary?"

Edward had already told him that he did not want a secretary, especially a woman.

"Yes, Mr. Edward, I did. Didn't you ask me to arrange her job as I consider appropriate?" Lucas asked. Although he broke into a cold sweat, he felt relieved. Edward had not mentioned the kiss, and he was thankful for that.

"Yeah, I guess I did say that," Edward said. He then leaned back on his chair, lost in thought.

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