In love, never say never novel read online free chapter 206
I was not trying to imply anything else. Instead, I genuinely thought that this was a win-win situation for both of us. However, he glanced at me coldly and instructed, “Eat quickly!”
At that moment, his phone rang. He glanced at it and frowned. “I’ll go and answer this call.”
I nodded and watched as he left with his phone.
The barbecued meat was ready after a while. Not waiting for him, I stuffed them into my mouth eagerly. It felt so carefree to eat without anyone disturbing me.
When I raised my head and glanced at Ashton, I saw him enter the car with his phone. He probably wanted to talk in his car.
Ten minutes passed. While I was eating happily, he came in and sat opposite me. However, he did not touch his cutlery at all.
Instead, he asked, “Jared and Joe are having a celebration tonight. Will you be coming along?”
“The Paramount Club.”
The Paramount Club was the most luxurious place in K City. It was where men visit to splurge and a place for women to seek their riches. I was not interested in a place like that.
Hence, I replied calmly, “I don’t want to go.”
He nodded. “Good!”
Ashton really disliked barbecue, so he did not take a single bite. Instead, he merely watched as I ate.
By then, I was already slightly full. Looking at the remaining food that had not been barbecued, I felt that it was a pity that I could not bring them home.
Hence, I could only give up and say to Ashton, “Pay the bill!”
He stood up and went to the cashier without a single word. After dragging me out of the barbecue shop, he asked, “Are you tired? Do you want to take a stroll?”
I shook my head. “I’m fine!” Remembering that he had not eaten anything, I asked, “Would you like to eat something?”
“It’s okay.” After a short pause, he said, “Let’s go home first.”
At that moment, my phone suddenly rang. Sitting on the passenger’s seat, I accepted the call.
Jared’s voice rang out. “Scarlett, is Ashton busy now?”
Taken aback, I shook my head. “No.”
He chuckled. “We’re at Paramount Club. Would you like to come over?”
I glanced over at Ashton. He had already started the engine and was driving back to the villa.
After hesitating for a while, I replied, “Okay, we’ll come soon.”
Hanging up the call, I looked at Ashton and instructed, “Let’s go to Paramount Club.”
Ashton raised his eyebrow, but did not say anything.
We soon arrived at the third floor of Paramount Club.
With the energizing music booming beside my ears, I followed behind Ashton and headed to the private room.
He glanced back and reminded me, “Stay by my side later. We’ll leave after a short while.”
Ashton pushed the door open, revealing a dimly lit room. The lights on the stage were flashing brightly while a young girl danced.
When Ashton entered, Joe and Jared stood up and dismissed the girl on the stage.
The room was basked in a warm yellow light, which made the atmosphere less lively than before.
Rebecca was sitting beside Joe quietly, while another girl wearing a blue skirt sat beside her. She looked quite familiar to me.
After mulling over it for a while, I suddenly realized that she was Kristina. I could not help but frown. She was sitting next to Jared and looked very intimate with him.
I felt slightly upset. Although Jared was clueless about what happened to Macy, she was currently pregnant and hiding in the countryside, while Jared was here acting so intimately with another woman.
More importantly, Kristina was not as naive as she seemed. She was so obsessed with Ashton earlier, so why did she suddenly shift her target to Jared?
After we sat down, Ashton and Jared started talking about work, so I did not join in the conversation. As for Rebecca, she was a very unlikeable and arrogant person who was unwilling to socialize with others.
Instead, she watched as Kristina eagerly poured alcohol for the other men with a bright smile while occasionally interjecting their conversation.
The resentful look in Rebecca’s eyes intensified. After Kristina finished pouring some alcohol into Joe’s glass, she could not help but stand up and instruct Kristina, “Ms. Larson, buy some tacos for me. I didn’t eat much for dinner tonight, so I’m feeling a little hungry.”
The men did not pay much attention to her. However, Ashton looked at me and asked, “Would you like to eat anything?”
I thought for a while before shaking my head. “I’m not hungry.”
Ashton fell silent. On the other hand, Kristina’s expression became slightly ugly. Smiling at Rebecca, she said, “Ms. Larson, you can order food over if there’s anything you’d like to eat. It’s getting late, so it’s not safe for a girl like me to go out alone.”
“There’s nothing in the food delivery options that catches my eye. Why can’t you just run an errand for me? Are you afraid that I won’t pay you?” Rebecca’s arrogance and stubborn personality was acting up.
As she had always been like this, I had already gotten used to her attitude.
The other men were the same too. However, Kristina was not used to it. In her opinion, Rebecca was deliberately trying to put her in a tight spot. After all, she was the only one whom Rebecca could order around.
Although Kristina’s face clouded over, she still squeezed out a smile and tugged Jared’s sleeve. She asked gently, “Jared, is there anything you’d like to eat? I can buy some for you when I go down to buy Kristina’s food.”
Jared frowned. Glancing at Rebecca, he asked, “Didn’t you eat earlier?” He always had a cold demeanor. If he had no intention of treating someone gently, he often acted in an aloof manner.