Cindy took off her sunglasses to throw a sarcastic glance at Catherine. “It’s not a bad thing that you bumped into me today as I’m tired of turning you down with excuses as well. Honestly, it’s your fault that you don’t know where you stand. Must you make me spell things out for you before you finally get it?”Catherine felt like a failure as she studied this beautifully made-up face in front of her face.Both Ethan and Cindy only chose to be nice to her before this because she was next in line as the heir of the Jones family.“Cindy, are you being serious?” Freya shouted, “Did you forget how you were bullied by Janet in the past? Or how Cathy helped you with the songs…”“Stop trying to restrain me using the past. She and I aren’t from the same world,” Cindy cut her off nervously. “Freya, take my advice. Some people will only bring you down. It’s best to stay away from them.”“Shut up! Friends are supposed to support each other without hoping to get something in return. Don’t you
Catherine lifted her head, but the server kicked her out of the restaurant before she could take a good look.A tall and strong man suddenly approached with an aura of the warm sunlight. He appeared naturally elegant in his deep blue double-breasted blazer.His facial features were unusually defined and good-looking. His dark deep-set eyes and thick long brows gave out an imposing manner.Shaun Hill…This took her by surprise. Little did she expect to bump into this man so soon.Not to mention at a time when she was looking so battered and disheveled.Oh no, he already disliked her to begin with. He would probably propose a divorce right after this.Chase stepped forward from the back and instantly recognized Catherine.He had seen the woman before in other banquets, not to mention she was one of the few publicly recognized beautiful women of Melbourne.However, it was odd to see her in this distraught state. A playful tease spread across his face. “Shaun, isn’t this your…”
Shaun suddenly curled a smile and raised his eyebrows. “You can leave, but you have to leave in the same way as they were dragged out just now.”Catherine was stunned as her eyes settled on Shaun. She was caught in a moment of conflicting emotions. She did not expect him to stand up for her. Somehow, she could not help but find him rather attractive. At that moment, Rebecca and the other two women could no longer keep their cool.Janet roared, “Who do you think you are? Do you know who we are?”Shaun kept still, throwing a glance at Chase.Chase looked sideways at the group of servers with a smile. “Should I personally give your boss a call? The person who’s the harshest in dragging them out will be rewarded.”Everyone in the restaurant was aware of Chase’s identity. Even the servers’ boss would treat him courteously.The group of servers immediately rushed to brutally drag Rebecca and the two women out.All of the three women had come well-dressed. However, their hair soon
“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