Over the next few days, Sophia kept asking Perrin multiple times when he would be arriving in Jadeborough, but he never gave her an exact date.
She knew Perrin meant it when he said he would come over.
Since he had avoided answering her question twice, she figured he was deliberately avoiding the question and stopped asking him any further.
Felix, on the other hand, received a call from the Dawson residence before Perrin’s arrival.
Fearing that he would say something he shouldn’t, Felix was incredibly nervous when he answered the phone.
However, his concerns were for nothing as the person on the other line didn’t even give him a chance to speak.
“Hello, Mr. Lane. This is Mr. Dawson’s assistant speaking. Please tell Mr. Xenos that Mr. Dawson will be taking the afternoon flight to Jadeborough tomorrow. Mr. Dawson would like to have dinner with him, so please have him head over to private room A1 of Mirage at six in the evening.”
The person then hung up the phone before Felix could even say anything in response.
Not wanting to waste another second, Felix quickly delivered the message to Alexander. Given the urgency of the request to meet Alexander, it was obvious that he would have to show up if he wanted to continue dating Sophia.
“Mr. Xenos, you have an appointment with Mr. Zabrowski of Gontino Corporation tomorrow evening.”
“Have the deputy general manager go in my stead,” Alexander replied without any hesitation whatsoever.
Felix opened his mouth but said nothing in the end.
As Perrin was Sophia’s granddad, Felix knew how important it was for Alexander to meet him.
After giving it some thought, Felix nodded and asked, “Would you like me to find out which flight Mr. Dawson will be taking, Mr. Xenos?”
Alexander shot him a glance as he replied, “No, that won’t be necessary.”
Mr. Dawson probably doesn’t want me to do so either.
“All right, then. I’ll go inform the deputy general manager.”
After Alexander shifted his gaze back toward his documents, he realized he couldn’t continue going through them.
I’ll be meeting Mr. Dawson tomorrow, so I need to think about how I can make a good first impression… No, this is my second time meeting him. Ugh, I’ve never done this before!
With that in mind, he glanced hesitantly at his phone on the desk. A few seconds later, he picked it up and sent a text in the group chat: Do any of you know how I can make my girlfriend’s elders like me?
Samuel’s reply came in about a minute later: What’s the matter, Alex? Meeting the parents so soon?
Everyone knew about Sophia’s relationship with the Dawson family ever since she opened up about it the other day.
Alexander decided to ignore Samuel as he knew the latter was just messing around with him.
Charles texted: I’ve never dealt with such a situation before.
Justin chimed in as well: Same here.
Alexander was speechless when he saw their replies.
Now that I think about it, asking a bunch of single men for advice on such things probably wasn’t the smartest thing to do.
He then tossed his phone aside in frustration, only to have Samuel call him up moments later.
Not wanting to speak to him, Alexander declined the call without any hesitation. However, Samuel was persistent and called him repeatedly.
Honestly, Samuel has got to be the most shameless of us all!
“What is it? You want a beating or something?” Alexander asked angrily upon answering the phone.
Samuel pretended to not hear that as he said, “You want to make Sophia’s elders like you, right? I have an idea!”
I’d rather consult the netizens for advice than listen to his!
As though Samuel knew Alexander was about to hang up, he quickly added, “Wait, don’t hang up just yet! I’m telling the truth! I just tested this method earlier, and it really works!”
“Out with it!”
“The tip is to talk less and do more. Also, agree with everything they say regardless of your own personal opinions.”
“Oh, f*ck off!”
I must be getting desperate if I expected Samuel to come up with anything useful!
Alexander had never thought he would one day face such a situation.
He grew so stressed out that he ended up losing sleep that night.
It wasn’t until his phone rang the next morning that he realized he had overslept.
It was a call from Sophia. “Don’t tell me you just woke up?”
Alexander would usually visit her with breakfast around that time, but he didn’t do so that day. Sophia got worried when she didn’t hear from him, so she decided to give him a call.
“I’m sorry, Sophia. I overslept.”
“Mind opening your door, then?” Sophia asked with a chuckle.
Alexander quickly got out of bed and made his way to the balcony.
Although he was about seven to eight meters away from the front gate, he could see Sophia standing outside.
“Sure,” Alexander replied as he grabbed his keys and ran downstairs.
He was in such a hurry that he didn’t even hang up the phone.
Alexander rarely ever got excited since he became an adult, and yet, he was racing to the front gate like his life depended on it. It wasn’t until he got out of the courtyard that he slowed down a little. “Why did you come over?” he asked while opening the front gate.
Sophia arched an eyebrow at him in response. “What, am I not welcome here?”
Alexander took the bag of breakfast from her and led her into the mansion.
For some reason, Sophia found herself feeling much calmer than she expected when entering the Xenos residence a year and a half later. “Have you brushed your teeth and taken a shower?” she asked while Alexander set the bag down on the dining table and opened it up.
Alexander then handed her a bowl of oatmeal and patted her on the head before heading to his bathroom upstairs.
As the oatmeal was still hot, Sophia decided to let it cool and headed up to the third floor.
As the decor in the mansion hadn’t changed much, she was able to find her way around with ease since she had lived there for three years.
Huh, the balcony is empty… Where are all the succulents I kept for those three years?
Alexander saw her standing at the balcony when he came out of the bedroom. “It wasn’t me who moved them away,” he said while making his way toward her.
He, too, remembered that Sophia had lots of succulents on the balcony. However, they were all gone when he returned six months after the divorce.
Alexander asked the butler about it and found out that Kristen had someone throw them away.
Sophia turned around upon hearing his voice. “Oh, well… I didn’t really like them anyway.”
Despite what she said, she had tended to those plants for three years.
Some of them nearly wilted at some point, and she read tons of articles just to save them. Given how she took such great care of the plants for three years, there was no way she wouldn’t feel upset about them being thrown out.
“We can get some more in the future. No one will dare throw them out this time,” Alexander said while pulling her in for a hug.
Sophia flashed him a smile and tried to change the topic. “What happened to you last night?”
“Samuel was heartbroken,” Alexander replied as he led her back downstairs.
“Oh? Mr. Schild was in a relationship?”
“Yeah,” Alexander lied with a straight face.
Sophia clicked her tongue. “Was it the girl we saw that night?”
Sophia let out a chuckle. “Well, that’s a surprise.”
“Yeah, I was shocked too.”
Samuel sneezed a few times in a row upon arriving at the office. Thinking he had caught a cold, he had his secretary bring him a cup of vitamin C solution.
Ugh! It tastes so sour, but I have to drink this to boost my immune system!
With that in mind, Samuel clenched his jaw and closed his eyes as he forced the solution down his throat.