Bethany had just sat down when she heard Evan ask about Sophia’s identity.
In an instant, Bethany’s face turned pale as she answered, “She’s Sophia, Alexander’s ex-wife.”
Evan arched an eyebrow and turned to the woman sitting alone at the seat not too far away. She was resting her chin on her hand as she scrolled through her phone lazily. The warm sunlight shone through the window on her, accentuating the gentleness and beauty of her delicate face.
He clicked his tongue and complimented, “She’s beautiful.”
Evan’s generous complement almost made Bethany hardly force a smile.
She glanced at Sophia and noticed that the latter was smiling at her. Bethany only found her smile provoking. Gritting her teeth silently, Bethany retracted her gaze and lowered her gaze as she flipped through the menu. Then, she pretended to be unfazed and said, “Yes. Ms. Yarrow is beautiful. She’s also a great match with her current boyfriend.”
As expected, Evan was intrigued by her words. He diverted his gaze from Sophia and asked, “I remember it hasn’t been half a year since her divorce from Alexander, right?”
“That’s right. I heard they got a divorce because Sophia had an affair… Wait, no. I’m just talking nonsense!”
Bethany covered her mouth with a look of frustration as if she regretted saying that.
Raising his brow, Evan said, “Alexander’s ex-wife is quite unfaithful.”
Bethany understood the underlying meaning behind Evan’s words. Her smile suddenly stiffened.
After that, Evan stopped looking at Sophia and did not ask Bethany about the former. He was still interested in Bethany now.
Meanwhile, a thorn pricked Bethany’s heart. Coincidentally, Bethany’s seat enabled her to easily look up and see Sophia enjoy her meal in a leisure manner. She felt the thorn pierce deeper into her heart.
Thinking that she had nothing to lose, Bethany said, “I need to use the restroom.”
Evan gave her a nod and watched as Bethany walked away. He adjusted his clothes, got up, and approached Sophia’s table.
“Nice to meet you, Ms. Yarrow. I’m Evan Conant.”
Sophia took a sip of her orange juice and looked up at Evan. She asked, “Do you need anything, Mr. Evan?”
Evan was taken aback. “Do you know me?”
“You came to Alexander and I’s wedding representing your father.”
Evan looked into her sparkly, alluring eyes and felt a tingly sensation well up in his heart. “You have a good memory, Ms. Yarrow.”
Sophia flashed a faint smile. “So, what do you need from me, Mr. Evan?”
Evan sat down opposite her. “I heard you started an entertainment company. My younger cousin wants to enter the entertainment industry. I want—”
Sophia wiped her mouth and told him a phone number before he could finish his sentence, “139******71. You can call the owner of this number, Mr. Evan. Her name is Jonice, and she is one of our best managers. I’m not very familiar with the details, so I’m not the right person to ask.”
As she spoke, she faintly smiled and picked up her bag. She continued, “I’m done with my meal, so I’ll be taking my leave first, Mr. Evan.”
It was the first time anyone had rejected Evan. He was reluctant to let her go. “Ms. Yarrow, wait!”
Sophia had only taken two steps. She stopped and turned back at him. “Is there anything else, Mr. Evan?”
“Lately, I have some extra money. I heard your company is preparing to film a movie. I’m rather interested, and I’m wondering if you could tell me the details, Ms. Yarrow.”
Sophia raised her eyebrows and asked, “Do you want to invest in our company’s new movie, Mr. Evan?”
Evan thought that she had taken the bait. His confidence to seduce the ladies soared back to previous levels. “I do have that thought, but five million isn’t a small sum. I need more information if I were to invest. Don’t you think so, Ms. Yarrow?”
Sophia was glad that Katherine was not present. Otherwise, Katherine would have laughed out loud enough for everyone to hear her.
Evan is actually trying to use the money to walk all over me?
Sophia smiled. The arched edges of her lips made her look like a blooming flower.
“You’re right. There’s a need to think things through thoroughly before investing, Mr. Evan.” After a momentary pause, she continued, “However, I think you’ve misunderstood, Mr. Evan. I’m not short of money.”
As soon as she finished her words, she turned around and left.
Evan’s expression stiffened, and his smile faded as he watched Sophia’s back.
It’s good for women to be reserved, but being too reserved makes them boring.
Sophia turned around and caught Bethany secretly filming her with a phone. She arched her brow and strutted toward her in her boots. She reached out her hand and asked, “How is it? Let me see.”
The look on Bethany’s face changed, but she quickly regained her composure. “What are you talking about, Ms. Yarrow? I don’t understand.”
Sophia sneered, “True. You don’t understand the human language, Ms. White.”
Bethany wanted to talk back, but her reaction was not as fast as Sophia’s. Before she could say anything, Sophia added, “If you do understand the human language, you wouldn’t have ignored my words repeatedly, Ms. White.”
A feeling of guilt crept up Bethany’s heart. With a frosty look, she looked at Sophia and said, “I really don’t understand what you’re talking about, Ms. Yarrow.”
“Animals usually don’t understand the human language.”
Sophia refrained from smiling. She glared at Bethany coldly and warned, “Bethany, this is my last warning. Don’t provoke me.”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
“You don’t need to keep emphasizing that you’re an animal.”
Sophia waved her hand and strode off, leaving Bethany standing there alone. There was a drastic change in Bethany’s expression as she was overwhelmed with emotions.
The staff working at the restaurant witnessed the scene, and the way they looked at Bethany changed.
Someone had even filmed everything and uploaded it on their accounts.
Bethany glanced at the staff and wanted to come up with an excuse, but she did not know what to say. In the end, she could only bear the ball of fury in her gut as she returned to her seat.
Evan was rather upset because Sophia had rejected him. When he saw Bethany return, he had no mood to continue eating. “Are you done eating?”
The feeling of hunger was overtaken by the rage welling up in her. Bethany nodded and said, “Yes.”
“Then, let’s go.”
Inexplicably, Evan had lost interest in Bethany, who was right in front of him.
Sophia was full of thorns, but still a rose.
On the other hand, Bethany did not give him any desire to conquer her.
Bethany had no idea what was on Evan’s mind. The White family needed a large sum of money. So, she could not just end things with Evan.
Evan paid for the meal, then straightforwardly said, “I have something to do in the afternoon. Why don’t we call it a day?”
The change in his attitude was drastic, yet Bethany could not tell. She turned pale and said, “Is that so? Then in a few days—”
“Oh, I’ll be busy in a few days too. Well, I’ll contact you when I’m free. You can go back on your own. I don’t need to give you a ride, right?”
Evan took another look at Bethany. He recalled Sophia’s face under the sunlight and suddenly found Bethany ordinary.
“Mr. Evan, you—”
Bethany was confused. She just wanted to take some pictures for Alexander. She had no idea Evan would fall for Sophia.
As Sophia left the restaurant, she felt liberated. It had been a while since she got to teach someone a lesson. I didn’t know Bethany was that bad at a verbal fight. I don’t feel any sense of accomplishment from winning against her in an argument.
She took her car keys and unlocked the door. Sophia planned to go home, watch a movie, then hit the gym around four in the afternoon.
That was how simple and plain her life was.