“That... You guys have misunderstood me. My stomach hasn’t been feeling well recently, so I’m opting for blander food…”“You don’t have to explain further. I understand.” Freya patted Catherine on the back of her hand while chuckling.Catherine was dejected. Sure enough, her friend turned out to be her betrayer.Shaun, who had been quiet, raised his long, thick eyelashes and glanced at the woman opposite him.She was wearing a pink knitted top today. The skin on her neck was milky, yet her face had reddened. The redness had even spread to the delicate skin around her ear lobes. His eyes sparkled without him realizing it. However, he soon stifled the look, then took a sip of coffee.Struck with an idea, Freya took out her phone and pretended to discuss something with her best friend. “Which place are you planning to rent? I think this apartment is pretty good. It only costs 800 dollars per month.” Chase said, “What kind of a good apartment are you able to rent with 800 dollars?
Ethan’s thin lips opened and closed elegantly.Catherine had heard him saying sweet words countless times. This time, however, she was heartbroken.“Yeah, I’m awful. So are you here to take revenge against me on behalf of your fiancée?”“You still haven’t realized your mistake at this point,” Ethan furiously added, “Mr. and Mrs. Jones are already discontented with you. Why can’t you behave yourself? People out there are calling you small-minded.” “Yeah, I’m small-minded,” Catherine admitted it openly. “I’m not a saint either.”“Catherine!”Ethan could not help but knock on the car with his fist.“You’ve really let me down. I’ve been trying hard to endure for the sake of our future, hoping that I’ll be able to take over Lowe Corporation soon. What about you? Look at what you’ve done. Not only did you leave Summit and end up being jobless, but your reputation has also been ruined. Can’t you push yourself a little harder?”“I’m working hard.” ‘I’m working hard to consolidate my
Kneeling down…Catherine was extremely aggrieved. “Why don’t you ask Rebecca what she did to me? She—”“Your sister is kind-hearted, unlike you. All you’ve done is have a falling-out with Janet. The Campbell family is one of the wealthiest families. Your sister deliberately established a rapport with Janet to ensure that the Jones and Campbell families would get along well. “What about you? You did so many evil things and even hurt your sister. How did I end up raising such an ill-bred daughter like you?” “I won’t go back.” Catherine gritted her teeth. Sally roared, “Don’t ever come back, then. I won’t treat you as my daughter anymore!”Catherine inhaled deeply. “Have you ever been concerned about me? Before she returned, you always thought that I wasn’t as good as others no matter how hard I worked. You wouldn’t talk to me apart from telling me off. Am I really your daughter?”After she howled in pain, her tears gushed out.Indeed, she was overwhelmed by frustration. She di
A shiver ran through Catherine’s body. She seemed to have forgotten that she made the cat pudding earlier based on the recipe in the book.“Uh… That was actually…”“You can make anything for me as long as I find it tasty.”Shaun reminded her with a grim expression. At that moment, he began to feel nauseous upon realizing that he had consumed cat food. Catherine felt helpless. “Actually, I made it for Fudge, but you ate it and even commented that it was tasty. At that moment… I was too afraid to tell you the truth.”“Catherine.”Shaun gnashed his teeth. Having lived through 28 years of life, this was the first time he had ever wanted to kill a woman so badly.She shrunk her neck upon being shouted at. “In fact, the ingredients... are quite nutritious.”“Since the food’s nutritious, why don’t you eat it yourself?”“Uh, I don’t find it tasty.”“Well done.”While pointing at her, Shaun recalled praising the taste of the food. He became so furious that his face darkened.Cather
By the time Shaun returned home from his morning run, he was startled to discover the grand feast spread out across the table. “You…”“Shaunny, I felt bad that you ate the cat pudding last night so I’m making it up to you with this breakfast spread,” Catherine said thoughtfully as she served him a bowl of oat porridge. There was a strange expression on his face. “It’s alright. You’ve already been punished last night.”She stood there with a tight feeling in her throat. “I was truly grossed out after having the cat’s food last night,” she replied slowly a couple of seconds later.He lowered his gaze to the ground without commenting further.“Are you going to work? Should I drop you off at the subway station?” he asked before heading to the door once he finished his breakfast.Catherine was startled but soon shook her head from side to side. “I was fired.” The desolation was audible in her voice.It was obvious from his forehead that he was frowning. He was told that she was wo
Catherine blushed in embarrassment.“I was involved in the designing of Melbourne theater and airport. Besides, I also have experience in project management, but people don’t believe me because of my age. I can’t possibly reveal my identity as the young lady of the Jones family as well because people might form their own opinions on my motive. That’s why I can only choose from being an assistant in a big company or being a designer in a small business,” she explained while quickly gathering the leaflets.“I don’t want to be an assistant because that’s basically doing odd administrative jobs. Someone higher up will undoubtedly take advantage of me and claim my design concepts as their own. I’d rather start building my profile in a small company. Not only can I share a percentage of profit when closing deals, but managing a project also gives out a handsome paycheck. After a year of doing this, I can probably save enough money, build a team, and start my own business. This hardship is
“Alright Jones, keep up with the good work. Perhaps the traffic will increase after lunch hour. Seize the opportunity to hand out the leaflets as quickly as you can. I agreed to hire you because I think your pretty appearance might attract clients. You must work hard. A great designer is useless if she can’t close deals.”“I will.”Catherine ended the call quietly.Shaun stole a glimpse of her out of the corners of his eyes. The car window was closed, thus he overheard the entire conversation with her boss. “You should work somewhere else.”She twitched her lips into a bitter smile. “It doesn’t matter which company I work for. Everything will be difficult in the beginning.”He tapped his fingers on the steering wheel without commenting further.Coincidentally, they drove past an unusual-looking building with a unique style. “What’s that place?” he asked casually.“Melbourne Culture and Technology Center.” Something came into her mind out of the blue. “The construction has just r
Of course, Chase dared not voice out his opinion. “I know the person in charge of the center quite well. Should I just pull some strings to give her company the project? As far as I know, many other big companies, Summit included, are participating in the bidding too. It’s a fierce competition.”“There’s no need for that. The chance is already presented to her. If she fails to acquire the project, it simply means that she’s not capable. Just ensure it’s a fair competition.” Chase was impressed. This man really showed no mercy even to his own wife. “Right, I’ll do as you say.”Five minutes later, Catherine returned with a bag of streaky pork. “It’s sorted,” he said casually.She appeared startled. Was that all it took? This uncle of Ethan must be a powerful man.“Thank you,” she said sincerely.The corners of his lips curled into a smile. “Now, let’s head home for roast pork.”A look of mock surprise washed over her face. “I wasn’t going to make that. I’m thinking of making pork