Mission To Remarry Chapter 228

Mission To Remarry

Chapter 228

“I didn’t ask for your help.”

After a long moment, Roxanne finally broke the silence, but her tone still sounded as distant as ever.

Lucian frowned slightly at that, and displeasure filled the look in his eyes. “Is that so? If I didn’t help you just now, how did you plan to get yourself out of that situation?”

Roxanne lowered her gaze. “I am a doctor. I’ll come up with a way eventually.”

Having studied acupuncture for so many years, Roxanne knew which acupuncture points could make someone instantly lose the energy to attack but not lethal enough to k*il*l them.

If the doctor dared to get any closer to her, Roxanne would not hesitate to let him learn the brutal way about the gap between their medical knowledge.

However, before she could make a move, Lucian had already appeared before them Hearing that, Lucian immediately understood the implication behind her words.

Back when Roxanne was performing acupuncture on Alfred, Lucian had watched her from one side, so he was aware of just how knowledgeable she was with human acupuncture points.

It was certainly enough to show that Roxanne had the ability to defend herself.

Thinking of this, Lucian could not help but feel more relieved.

However, Lucian was still upset to see her indifferent expression toward him. “In that case, can I a*s*sume you’re seeing me as a busybody meddling in your affairs, Ms. Jarvis?” Roxanne fell silent and continued staring at him.

Despite her silence, her expression was enough to tell him the answer to his question. It was the first time Lucian was seen as nosy for helping someone out of kindness. “Regardless, I still helped you.”

Roxanne did not want to waste more time on this conversation. She frowned and said sarcastically, “Thank you, Mr. Farwell, for helping me. I should really get going. Since you’re here for business, I’m sure someone is waiting for you too. Shouldn’t you return now?”

With that, she nodded at him and was about to head back to her private room with her colleagues when he grabbed her wrist.

Perhaps it was the alcohol because Roxanne felt that all of her emotions were magnified at that moment. She was suddenly triggered by his action.

“What on earth are you doing? I’ve thanked you. What else do you want from me?” she snapped.

Six years ago, when she was still madly in love with him, he had hurt her so much. Yet, now that she was determined to stay away from him and return to being strangers, he refused to leave her alone.

Roxanne could not read through his mind, and she was no longer interested in guessing his intentions. She wanted nothing but to stay away from him as far as possible. However, Lucian refused to let that happen.

At the same time, Lucian had no idea what he was doing. When he regained his senses again, he noticed he had already grabbed her slender wrist.

Taking in her furious expression, he knitted his brows. “Is that how you treat a person who has helped you? Why are you in such a hurry to return to your private room? Is there someone you care about a lot waiting for you?”

Roxanne found his accusation unreasonable. “What does that have to do with you? Let go of me!”

Despite her protest, Lucian exerted more strength into his grip instead. Roxanne was in pain, and her expression changed a little.

Sure enough, Lucian captured every change in her expression, but he did not soften his grasp around her wrist, and he took a step forward.

Roxanne narrowed her eyes and tensed up at his sudden advancement.

Lucian chuckled meaningfully. He exuded a suppressive aura as he stared at Roxanne. “Ms. Jarvis, even if you think of me as a busybody and refuse to thank me for helping you, I still risked losing out on a business opportunity by keeping my client waiting for me for such a long time inside the private room. So, Ms. Jarvis, is there any way you can think of to compensate me for my losses?”

Roxanne frowned and met his gaze.

She refused to believe there would be someone bold enough to refuse to seal a business deal with the Farwell family.

This was only Lucian’s excuse, and she was aware of that.

However, since he had already voiced out about this, she refused to owe him anything.

Roxanne lowered her gaze, recomposed herself, and suppressed her anger from earlier. When she looked up at him again, she gave him an indifferent look. “I don’t know what I can offer to compensate you. I remember seeing a cafe that looks great when I walked around the area this afternoon. Mr. Farwell, what do you say if I buy you a cup of coffee?”

“I’m okay with that.”

Then he slowly let go of her wrist.

When he loosened his grip around her wrist, his fingers mindlessly grazed the soft skin on her wrist. Lucian’s eyes darkened a little at the accidental touch, and when he let go of her, he subconsciously clenched his fist.

The cafe Roxanne mentioned was located in the same building as the hotel, and it was the same cafe she saw by chance when they returned to the hotel after getting lost earlier in the afternoon,

She did not invite Lucian to the cafe because it was unique from other eateries in the area, but because the cafe was the only location she could think of at that moment.

They walked into the cafe together. Soon, a waitress came up to them. “Do you have a reservation?”

Roxanne shook her head and glanced around.

It was dinnertime and the peak time for couples to date around in cafes. Thus, the place was almost packed when they arrived.

Fortunately, the cafe occupied a large area but did not set up too many tables inside, giving the customers enough space and privacy from other tables and not to the extent of feeling uncomfortable.

Right then, Roxanne spotted some customers leaving a table near the window, so she walked in that direction.

The waitress quickly followed behind. Her eyes lit up as she watched them walk ahead of her. The cafe was considered high-end in Bellridge, and the customers were mainly the rich and celebrities.

The waitress had seen many customers while working in this cafe. However, it was her first time seeing a couple like Roxanne and Lucian with striking looks and a unique presence.

After following them to the table near the window, the waitress had someone clear the table first before giving them a menu. Then, she recommended enthusiastically, “We have the latest couple set menu that is quite the crowd’s favorite. Would you like to have that?”

Hearing that, Roxanne and Lucian were startled.

Lucian looked at Roxanne, who was sitting across from him, expectantly.

He noticed that Roxanne had stopped

flipping the menu for a brief moment. She looked at the waitress before smiling faintly. “No, thanks. We’re not a couple.”

After saying that, she lowered her head again and browsed the menu.

In the end, she only ordered what she wanted and handed the menu to Lucian.

“Mr. Farwell, order whatever you want. There’s no need to be polite with me. I can still afford to buy you a cup of coffee.

Lucian was still upset that she denied they were a couple to the waitress, so he did not respond to what she told him. Instead, he said to the waitress, “I’ll have the same.”

The waitress nodded in response and walked away with the menu.

She stood in the corner while sneaking glances at them sitting by the window. Although she denied being a couple with him, I must say their looks and vibes match each other so well! They’re like the perfect match!

Later, when she sent drinks to their table, the waitress looked calm on the surface, but she was losing her mind on the inside. They look even better up close!

Roxanne’s makeup was light enough to enhance her delicate features. She looked so beautiful that the waitress thought she was a celebrity at first. Lucian, on the other hand, had sharp features and a tall build, and he exuded the aura of an authoritative CEO. The waitress could not help but picture them as a perfect match made in heaven.

Of course, Roxanne was unaware of what the waitress was thinking about her and Lucian.

She felt slightly unwell as the alcohol had finally started kicking in. Her reactions to alcohol always came slower than others.

However, since she had asked Lucian out for a cup of coffee, she felt it was inappropriate for her to leave with the excuse of her feeling unwell. That would only give Lucian another reason to mock her.

With this in mind, Roxanne suppressed the discomfort inside her and took a sip of her coffee, trying to cancel out the feeling of being drunk.

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