Let me go, Mr. Hill [by Shallow South] Chapter 129
Shaun sneered. “Alright, I’ll give you one last chance. Go in there to heat up the food.”
“Sure.” Catherine’s eyes twinkled with brilliance as she darted into the pantry.
There was a microwave available. She heated up the food in less than three minutes.
She placed it in front of the man. It was his favorite roast pork.
He glanced at it and instantly felt his stomach growling. Ever since she left, he had not enjoyed a good home-cooked meal.
In a matter of minutes, he devoured the entire dish, leaving nothing behind in the lunchbox.
She gasped in amazement on the side. This was the man who said he was no longer interested in her cooking!
Men were such liars.
“What are you staring at?” Shaun caught a glimpse of her staring and a hint of embarrassment flashed across his handsome face.
“No, um… I’m just happy to see you enjoying my food again,” Catherine said half-jokingly. Then, she noticed the man casually picking up the documents on the side as if ready to resume working.
She was impatient though, trying her best to remove her coat casually.
Naturally, he noticed that. However, he did not expect to see her in a floral dress beneath the coat. The tight-fitting style perfectly illustrated her curvy figure.
“You’re trying to seduce me now?” He sounded sarcastic but was secretly pleased. As expected, she was still interested in him romantically.
Embarrassed, she wished she could vanish into thin air right this very moment yet she still stubbornly argued back, “Not at all. The heater in your office is working too well. Ah, it’s getting really warm in here.”
“If so, why don’t you take off… everything?” he said with a raised eyebrow.
Her beautiful face froze for a split second. Then, she quietly put the coat back on. Forget it, she gave up trying to seduce him because it would just further humiliate her.
“Come here.” He gestured with his hand.
She walked toward him with a forced smile plastered over her face.
The man grabbed her by the wrist and pulled her inward so that she would fall sitting on his lap.
Everything happened too quickly. As she was buried into the fresh scent he exuded, her entire body tensed up as if she was struck by a bolt of lightning. Her face turned red within seconds.
Oh goodness, although she had intimate interactions with him before, this was the first time she was sitting on his lap. This scene was just like a young couple deeply in love.
Shaun was delighted upon noticing that the woman’s ears had gone completely red. This silly thing was shy.
“Sign it.” He retrieved the document that had been drafted long ago from the drawer. “Stay by my side from now on. I’ll protect you.”
Her heart began to pound upon hearing those words.
She was just like any other woman. Especially after getting hurt by people closest to her again and again, she constantly felt helpless and afraid.
However, it was certainly out of her expectation to hear him promise to protect her. The gentle tone of his words also gave her this strange fuzzy feeling in her heart.
“Don’t overthink it. I protect everyone around me, including a pet.” Upon seeing her being dazed, Shaun said unnaturally.
To Catherine, that remark felt like a slap in the face.
Well, she certainly had been overthinking.
After regaining her composure, she picked up the pen and signed at the bottom of the document.
He held her by the chin and turned her around so that she had no choice but to stare right into his handsome face. They were only inches apart. She could almost smell his breath.
“I… It’s time for me to go.” She could not take this any longer.
“Thinking of leaving?” He pulled her closer straight away.