hapter 23 How Are You Going to Compensate, Robert?
When Crystal woke up in the morning, she found an exquisite square velvet box placed beside her pillow.
Stunned, she opened it to have a look.
A diamond ring lay within and it shimmered brilliantly. It was a Tiffany cla**ic, and its carat seemed quite high.
Crystal could guess who it was from.
The irony was real, though. Considering how
to be violated, he had the nerves of steel to go had forced her into a corner and almost caused her
a diamond ring!
She was about to ask the nurse to return it when the door opened.
It was Robert walking in. When he saw Crystal looking at the diamond ring, he said in a rare gentle tone, “You’re awake. Do you like it?”
Crystal closed the box and smiled lightly.
“Yes, I do. No woman can say no to diamond rings. Robert, I don’t want anything from you, though.”
Crystal thought that when she saw Robert’s face again, she would be disgusted and furious. Much to her surprise, she was completely calm as if she were talking to a stranger.
Perhaps she no longer had any feelings for him after the despair.
Robert lowered his gaze and murmured very lightly, “Crystal, this is my compensation toward you. I don’t have any other intentions.”
She raised her head to suppress the tears. “Compensation? What are you using to compensate for what you owe me? If you really feel sorry for me, let my dad go! I’ll immediately leave Barnwood with my parents, and I’ll never show up in front of you again, much less get in your way! Robert, please… I beg of you.”
Robert couldn’t do that. He stuck his hands in his pockets and straightened up. “We’ll talk when you’ve thought things through.”
Crystal couldn’t stand it anymore. She threw the diamond ring she was holding in his direction. “Get lost, Robert Sloan!”
The tough little box grazed Robert’s forehead, leaving a fine trail of blood across it.
However, Robert wasn’t bothered.
He bent down and picked up the box, then placed it in his pocket. Someday, he would place the ring on Crystal’s finger, and she would willingly become his woman.
He then said, “Crystal, that was an accident.”
Crystal closed her eyes and wished he would just leave at that instant.
Robert was about to say something more when the door to the ward opened again.
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Chapter 23 How Are You Going to Compensate, Robert?
It was Henry entering the ward.
He was well–dressed today, clad in a cla**ic suit in black and white. His snow–white shirt was ironed perfectly, and it enhanced his handsome features even more.
The atmosphere in the ward was awkward, but Henry acted like he hadn’t noticed it. He nodded at Robert, then walked up to Crystal and took out a bill from his pocket.
“Miss Winters, your hospital bills total up to 3270. Why don’t you Venmo it to me? You can add me as a
Before Crystal could wrap her mind around this, Henry was already taking her phone and leaning against her bed as he scanned the code to add each other as contacts.
“You’re so poor, Miss Winters. Why do you only have 2600 in your account?”
Crystal’s face felt like it was on fire.
At that point, Henry said seriously, “You owe me 670. Why don’t you play golf with me sometime, and we can forget about that 670?”
She looked up at him.
Her brown curls reached her waist, and they looked so soft and smooth that it made her look soft too.
She placed her hand on Henry’s arm and murmured, “I can accompany you
Henry narrowed his eyes at her before he looked at Robert. He then com
“Robert, you should leave for a moment. Miss Winters can’t let
go with you
The way Henry said the other man’s name was commanding enough.
with a faint smile,
Meanwhile, Robert gripped the velvet box so strongly that his knuckles turned white. In the end, he forced a smile. “I won’t bother you, then!”
He opened the door and went out without even looking back.
When the door closed, Crystal seemed to have spent all her energy as she leaned against the headboard, muttering, “Thank you, Mr. Miller.”
Henry put her phone down, after which he teased, “Aren’t you going to accompany me?”
Crystal looked up at him in surprise. “But… Mr. Miller, I was just playing along with you just now.”
Henry was still staring at her, his dark gaze so deep that no emotions could be gleaned from them.
He looked so handsome and now that he was looking at her like that, any woman would feel something. She felt her body shudder and she discreetly realized that she was, indeed, a woman.