Coolest Girl in Town Chapter 690
Chapter 690 Had a Fling a Long Time Ago
Recently, Craig’s life was terrible. First and foremost, one after another, the wealthy women blocked him. After that, his company had directly suppressed him and inexplicably canceled all his commercial activities.
Of course, he knew that Jack was the one behind all these acts.
However, Craig was not at all anxious and instead felt at ease while becoming a ‘househusband’. He stayed home, ate, drank, and enjoyed himself on a daily basis. The only outdoor activity that he had was to get some food for Winona at a nearby restaurant.
Unfortunately, he was so used to living a lavish lifestyle that all of his savings were gone. Therefore, he naturally set his target on Winona.
On this day, Craig came to Winona with a lunch box as per usual. When he watched her eat the food, he pretended to speak casually, “Uh… Winona, can you lend me your credit card first? The company still hasn’t paid me and my money has almost dried up. It’s fine if it’s just me, but I have to c**k for you every day—”
When she heard that, she immediately grabbed her purse and took out one of her credit cards. However, just when she was about to hand it over, she suddenly remembered something and deliberately slowed down her movement.
“Craig, there’s one thing I don’t understand. What happened between you and Mr. Jack? Why did you two get into a fight as soon as you met?”
“Why else? Jack saw that I was younger than him and had received a lot of attention. So, out of his jealousy toward the juniors, he intentionally targeted me.” At the mention of Jack, Craig pulled a long face and looked annoyed.
“Why do you say so? Mr. Jack is a good person who has even helped me a lot before. He’s not the kind of person who would do such a thing.” Winona was puzzled.
“So, what do you mean to tell me?” Craig asked expressionlessly, “Do you think I’m the one at fault? Do you think I’m the one who purposely slandered him and tried to damage his reputation? Winona, who’s your boyfriend exactly?”
“Of course it’s you!” She did not expect him to be triggered this much. Hence, she hurriedly explained, “I didn’t mean that. I simply think that making a friend is better than making an enemy. If you can find out the source of the problem, maybe we can eliminate this animosity between the both of you. You know that it’s better to make friends than enemies in our industry.”
“Oh, come on!” Craig derisively dismissed her thoughts. “I don’t care if I have offended a hypocrite like him. So, what’s the big deal?”
At that note, he paused again. Then, he looked at Winona with suspicion. “Could it be that you have feelings for him?”
“Craig!” At once, Winona became serious. “Can you stop acting in such a childish manner?!”
“Oh, I see. So, are you going to despise me for being immature now?” A triggered Craig rose to his feet. “I see; this is why you’ve been standing up for him all this while! You guys h****d up a long time ago and are playing me for a fool, right?!”
He almost roared out the last words of his argument. She had never seen him act this way before, so she was utterly shocked and stunned for a whole two seconds. Is this still the kind boy with a sunny personality that I fell in love with? Why do I suddenly feel like he’s a complete stranger?
After he vented his anger, he suddenly regained his composure. The only person I can rely on now is Winona. If we split up now, won’t that mean ruining my own chances? There’s no way I will go down like this.
In a flash, Craig calmed himself down before he went over to try to pull Winona’s hand to coax her. “Winona, I’m sorry. I’ve been under too much pressure during this period, so I don’t know what has gotten into me to say those words. Trust me. I didn’t mean it…”
Even so, Winona reflexively avoided him a second before he could hold her hand.
After that, she put the credit card on the table. Then, she turned around and let the tears of disappointment roll down her cheeks. “Why don’t we both calm down for a while?”
He parted his lips in an attempt to ease the atmosphere, but he could only give up when he saw that she had no intention to continue the conversation.
After a moment of silence, he took the credit card and left in shame.
Winona waited until the sound of the footsteps had completely disappeared. Then, she wiped the tears off on her face and let out a long sigh. Next, she took out her phone and made a call to Elise. “Elise, I want to take a half-day off to deal with some personal matters.”
Elise knew Winona had finally woken up from her situation when she received the call. Therefore, she did not stop Winona and instead readily agreed to the request. “I’ll give you a week off. So, don’t push yourself too hard. It’s fine if you also return to work after two days of rest.”
“No, a half-day off is enough.” Winona was an ambitious person. Since it was hard to gain Elise’s approval, she wanted to live up to her expectations.
“As long as you know what you’re doing.”
Elise hurriedly hung up the phone call as she knew that she would overstep her boundaries if she continued the conversation.
Winona directly took a taxi and arrived at Jack’s studio in the afternoon.
Then, she knocked on the office door before his moderate voice sounded. “Come in.”
She pushed open the door when she heard that and entered.
Jack was playing games on the sofa, but when he looked up and saw it was her, he instinctively put away his phone. “What brings you here?”
As he spoke, he rose to his feet and opened the refrigerator. “What do you want to drink? Juice or mineral water? Or, do you want a light dessert? It just so happened that Ronald bought too much today.”
“It’s unnecessary.” Winona behaved politely as she walked in and formally stood at a distance away.
At once, he noticed something was off. Thus, he could not help but be serious. “Is there something you want to discuss with me?”
“Yes.” She nodded her head firmly.
With that, Jack had no choice but to close the refrigerator, walk over, and sit on the sofa. Then, he raised his hand and gestured for her not to be so restrained. “Why don’t you have a seat?”
“Thank you, Mr. Jack.” Winona bowed before she walked to the two-seater couch next to her to take a seat.
Although he did not want to admit it, he immediately deduced her intention. “You’re here because of Craig, aren’t you? Are you here to intercede for him?” Winona is a manager, and there are no secrets in this industry. She should have learned the news about me publicly banning Craig.
She didn’t deny this when she heard his statement. “Yes, but I’m not here to apologize.”
“So, do you think I’m trying to intentionally find fault with him?” Jack asked in a self-deprecating demeanor.
Winona shook her head and replied, “Mr. Jack, I know you do not care about such things. Hence, I came to understand one thing: what actually happened between the both of you?”
All this while, the Winona in Jack’s eyes was adorable and innocent. Today, when he saw her serious demeanor, he suddenly remembered that she also took charge as a manager for A-listed celebrities. Winona is no fool. It is because she trusts Craig that she is kept in the dark.
However, it was precisely because of this very reason that Jack could not bear to be so cruel. I can’t let her know how despicable the person she’s in love with is, so I can only choose to force Craig to leave voluntarily. This way, I can guarantee that Winona won’t be too hurt in the long run.
“What did Craig say?” Jack asked rhetorically.
“He—His condition is not looking good during this period of time. I can’t ask anything out of him, so I thought of coming here to ask for your help.” Winona was unwilling to rant about Craig behind his back. “I think we can be considered as friends, and friends should be honest with each other. Am I right?”
Friend. Such a burdensome word.
At that moment, Jack felt his heart sink abruptly as he became extremely uncomfortable.