Looking down at the large bouquet of roses in her hand, Sophia could not help but furrow her brows. As there was no trash can outside her house, she had to hold it first.
“Can I help you?”
She looked at Alexander, who was standing before her, with a slightly raised eyebrow.
Alexander was irked by the sight of the bouquet of roses in her arms and looked up to meet her eyes that spoke of indifference and aloofness.
Swallowing hard, he fixed his gaze on her with an expression that was colder than hers. “Yes.”
His reply surprised Sophia. Turning to open the car door, she placed the roses on the passenger seat and closed the door. Then, she asked, “What’s it?”
“Let’s talk inside.”
As he spoke, he stepped to the side to gesture for her to drive inside first before he went in.
However, Sophia did not move an inch as she shot him a cold glance. “It’s unnecessary. We can talk here.”
She paused and let out a chuckle. “Many are watching me recently. Maybe there’s someone pointing a camera at us not far away right now. You don’t want to be trending on the internet with me tomorrow, do you?”
Alexander was stumped. With an even colder expression on his face, he replied, “I’ll get Thalia to issue a public apology, and you’ll drop the lawsuit.”
Sophia stared at him with a look that said she had done him a big favor and chuckled in exasperation. “Nothing else?”
In fact, Alexander was not there for that.
After leaving the company, he had gone there on a whim due to what Felix said.
Before Evan arrived, his car was already parked outside Sophia’s mansion.
He did not know why he came either. He did not even think of letting Sophia know that he was there.
However, he could not stand it and got out of the car after hearing what Evan said.
As soon as she saw him, she gave off the impression that he could not appear in front of her for no particular reason.
There was nothing he could do but bring up Thalia, the only thing he could talk about.
In acknowledgment, Sophia nodded, looked at him, and asked an irrelevant question, “How could you be so shameless, Alexander?”
Alexander was baffled. “What do you mean?”
“You wouldn’t have come here to talk about this with me if you weren’t.” Then, the sneer disappeared from her face as she continued with a cold look, “I remember I told you on the day of our divorce to keep an eye on those around you. Things won’t end well for them if they push my buttons.”
Alexander had never been scolded by others in such a way before.
He looked at Sophia with a gloomy face, but the latter had gotten back into the car and drove into the mansion after speaking.
Watching the gate of the mansion slowly close, Alexander stood at the same spot for some time before going back to his car with a sullen face. He felt angry, but he was unable to vent it.
Their conversation ended acrimoniously.
When Samuel called Alexander, the latter simply rejected his call.
Yet, the former shamelessly called again. In the end, Alexander could not stand it and answered his call, “You’d better have an emergency.”
“What a coincidence. There’s indeed an emergency.”
“Spit it out!”
“Bethany’s drunk and got hassled. Do you want to step in?”
Alexander snorted. “Mind your own business.”
With that, he hung up the call.
In the bar, Samuel raised his eyebrow and looked at Bethany, who got hassled by a group of men not far away, not planning to help her.
He did not see the need to intervene when even Alexander had refused to step in.
Bethany had been looking at Samuel. Before those men surrounded her, she had purposely said hello to the latter just so he could tell Alexander about it.
From what Evan said the day before, she knew that he was obviously useless. Now, she could only find a way to get associated with Alexander so that her company could get a loan.
As she had expected, Samuel had indeed called Alexander.
She breathed a sigh of relief, but before long, she saw Samuel hang up the phone. After he glanced at her, he looked away and stopped paying attention to her.
The look on Bethany’s face instantly changed. She immediately pushed away a man in front of her.
However, the man, who had been flirting with her for some time without being turned down by her, had thought that he was about to win her. Thus, being pushed by her all of a sudden made his blood boil.
Seeing that she was leaving, the man stretched out his hand and grabbed her. “Where are you going? Let me keep you company.”
Bethany’s face went pale as she struggled to break free from his grip but to no avail.
The other men who were with the man whistled and called out something like “Jay,” which Bethany could not hear clearly.
Judging from how they spoke to the man, Bethany knew that they were no ordinary men. If Alexander came, she might be able to take advantage of the opportunity to marry him and become a part of the Xenos family.
Now that Alexander was not coming, she suddenly felt scared.
She glanced at Samuel again and pursed her lips slightly. “I’m going to the restroom.”
Nodding, Bethany even smiled at him, causing him to let down his guard.
He then followed her to the restroom. When they reached the bar counter, Bethany greeted, “Mr. Schild. What a coincidence.”
She stopped in her tracks as though she was simply saying hello to him.
The look on the man who followed her instantly changed. He glanced at Bethany and then at Samuel before backing off in silence.
Forget it. This guy isn’t to be trifled with.
Samuel looked at Bethany and snorted. “Indeed. I see you’re enjoying the nightlife.”
Bethany froze, unable to utter a single word. She could only give him an embarrassed smile.
She knew that Samuel could tell that she had used him. If she refuted him, she was afraid that he would fall out with her there and then.
I can’t make him angry. I still need him to take me out.
Feeling bored, Samuel emptied the content of his wine glass and glanced at Charles. The two of them then got up and headed to the door.
Taking her handbag, Bethany trailed behind them. Looking at Charles, who was next to Samuel, she came up with an idea. “Mr. Johnson, I didn’t drive here today. Can you send me home?”
As she spoke, she flicked her hair. “By the way, I still haven’t returned the camera Charlize lent me last time.”
In general, men most likely would not turn a woman down when she made such a request.
Yet, Charles, who was no ordinary man, glanced at her indifferently and replied, “No.”
He did not even bother to explain. After exchanging looks with Samuel, he headed straight for his car and drove off.
Bethany was stupefied for a moment. Looking up, she met Samuel’s eyes, feeling as if she had been slapped hard in the face.
“It’s out of my way.”
Samuel made it clear to her before she could ask. Then, he got in the car to wait for the chauffeur he had hired.
Bethany gritted her teeth, her face flushed with anger.