Chapter 46 Crazy
I looked at James in confusion, hoping for him to elaborate further on what he just said, but he simply returned to his couch without another word.
Benjamin shifted his gaze between Dominic and I before breaking into a helpless, wry smile.
Mitch had a look of utter confusion on his face, so I knew his guess was probably as good as mine.
Dominic wheeled himself past me and headed for the door.
After taking a moment to think about it, I ran up to him and grabbed hold of the handle to his wheelchair.
“Where are you going?”
“Oh, now you’re coming to me?”
I pouted in response to his snarky remark, but I was too soft-hearted to let him roam about in his wheelchair this late at night.
“We’re going home.”
“Huh? We’re leaving already?” But we haven’t even been here for long!
“What, you haven’t had enough fun yet? I thought you had a great time earlier?”
He shut me up completely with that comment. I was tempted to say I didn’t have enough fun yet, but I didn’t dare anger him any further for fear of my own safety.
“I’ll be on my way now, Shannon! You guys have fun, all right?” I reluctantly waved her goodbye before turning toward James as I continued, “You’d better make sure to get Shannon home safe, you hear? I’ll come for you if anything happens to her!”
Being a lot more chivalrous than Dominic, James agreed to my request without any hesitation.
Upon leaving Royal Entertainment, I was about to hail us a cab when Dominic told me to head for the parking lot instead.
We stopped in front of a black car which I instantly recognized as the one Calvin used to pick him up in.
“You know, you didn’t have to make Calvin come all the way here like this. We could have just headed back in a cab or something.”
It must really s**k being his assistant! Poor Calvin, he’s probably on standby 24/7!
I tugged at the door handle, only to realize it was locked.
That’s odd… Could it be that Calvin went looking for us?
Beep! Beep! The beeping noise of the car doors being unlocked snapped me out of my thoughts.
I took a quick glance around, but there was no sign of Calvin anywhere.
“Help me into the car.”
I wrapped Dominic’s arm around my shoulder as I helped him get up.
Usually, it was either Calvin doing it by himself or with some help from me.
That was the first time I had to support the weight of a two-hundred-pound man like this all by myself. I nearly sprained my hip in the process.
There was still no sign of Calvin even after I helped Dominic into the car.
“Well? What are you standing around for? Get in!”
I was about to climb into the back seat like I usually did, but he stopped me before I could do so and said something completely unexpected, “Get in the front. You’re driving.”
Wait, what? Is he seriously asking me to drive? I was dumbfounded when I heard that.
“Where’s Calvin? Could he have gone to the bathroom or something? We should probably just wait for him to come back!”
“Who said anything about him coming over? It’s just the two of us here right now. Are you expecting me to drive instead?” Dominic said coldly.
Something about what he said felt odd for some reason, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was and shot him a strange look in confusion.
My primary concern was my lack of confidence in my own driving skills; I had never driven a car after getting my driver’s license.
As much as I hated the man, I didn’t have it in me to get us both killed in a car accident either.
“Um, Mr. Hartnell… I’m a very terrible driver, so I think we should hail a cab instead.”
Despite my attempt at explaining myself, Dominic seemed hell-bent on having me drive that night.
“I believe I’ve made myself very clear when I asked you to drive earlier. Do you not understand Chanaean or something?”
What the hell? I could say the exact same thing to him!
“I’m being serious here, Dominic! I can’t drive! You may have a death wish, but I don’t!”
I knew he was trying to spite me to get revenge for earlier, but risking both our lives like this wasn’t worth it at all.
“Have you forgotten how much you owe me, Liliana? Having you die along with me is a small price compared to it.”
Hearing him say that frustrated me to no end. What the hell is wrong with him today? I know he hasn’t been drinking, but his rage has made him as reckless as a drunk! We’re talking about life and death here, for crying out loud! You don’t get a second chance if you screw up and end up dead!
“You’re crazy! I don’t care if you’re feeling suicidal, but I’m not about to risk my life like this!”
I lashed out at him and ignored his demand. He couldn’t drive the car on his own anyway.
The cab I hailed arrived about ten minutes later, and we were finally able to return to the mansion.
“You should take a shower and get some rest,” I stated after leaving Dominic in his bedroom. I then returned to my room and showered before scrolling through Twitter in bed.
A notification from a friend request popped up all of a sudden, but I declined it. I never accepted friend requests from strangers online.
However, this stranger was persistent and kept sending me friend requests repeatedly even after I declined each and every one of them.
Right when I was about to report his account for spam, I received a call from Nicholas. The caller ID made me shoot excitedly out in bed.
I quickly cleared my throat as I answered the call, “Hi, Nicholas! I didn’t think you’d actually call!”
I didn’t expect the man to call me so soon after getting my number earlier.
He let out a chuckle and said, “I believe the point of getting someone’s number is to contact them, wouldn’t you agree? I wasn’t actually planning on calling you this late at night, but you kept declining my friend requests, so I was afraid you’d report my account for spam.”
Oh… So it was Nicholas sending me those friend requests earlier…
“Oh my god! That was you? I thought it was some weird creep! Send me another one, and I’ll accept it right away!”
I can’t believe I just declined the friend request of every woman’s dream man!
After connecting with him online, the two of us began chatting immediately.
It was then I realized how much Nicholas and I had in common. I also discovered just how much of a comedian he was.
Some of his jokes were so funny that I found my stomach hurting from laughter.
The bedroom door was opened halfway as we conversed. Midway through the conversation, I saw a dark silhouette in the doorway.
After a brief pause, I quickly switched on the chandelier in the room and saw that it was Dominic.
Jeez, that scared me! What does he want from me this late at night?
I thought to myself as I patted my chest in an attempt to calm my nerves.