Chapter 42 Crystal Is With Me
Crystal’s body trembled slightly under Henry’s gaze.
Then, he handed his phone to her and said, “Give your aunt a call. She’s probably worried about you since your phone has been off all day.”
Crystal took the phone and whispered her thanks before making her way to the window to call Anna.
Anna expressed concern regarding Crystal’s situation with Robert and proceeded to ask some probing questions, leaving the young woman feeling tongue–tied as she anxiously bit her lip.
Just then, a slender hand reached out and took the phone. Henry’s voice was gentle as he greeted, “Hi, Madam Anna. My name is Henry Miller and I’m a lawyer. Just wanted to let you know that Crystal is with me right now.”
Crystal was both surprised and shocked.
She never expected that he would be willing to reveal their relationship. Does he even know what he is doing?
Not only Crystal but even Anna, who was on the other end of the line, was also dumbfounded.
Anna pinched herself hard, making sure that she wasn’t dreaming.
Am I really speaking to Henry Miller, the brother–in–law of that jerk Robert?
Anna was left speechless as Henry effortlessly explained the reason for Crystal being with him.
As the call came to an end, he turned to Crystal and instructed, “Go to the kitchen and make some ginger tea for yourself. Drink it and go to sleep. I have some things to take care of,” he said as he walked toward his study.
Crystal gently tugged on his sleeve and murmured, “Henry.”
He turned around to look at her.
She hesitated before speaking up. “I made… a promise… to Robert.”
Henry’s expression darkened as he spoke slowly. “I thought you had made a choice when you came back with me.”
With that, he extended his hand and lightly rubbed her forehead.
“There will be nothing between you and Robert.”
After he finished speaking, he walked into his study. Crystal mulled over Henry’s words repeatedly and later realized that he was likely making an exception mainly for Melora’s sake. Robert would only give up on her if she ended up with Henry.
With that thought in mind, she felt a sense of relief.
After that, she walked into the kitchen to prepare some ginger tea. Henry’s kitchen was like a display unit, and she doubted if he had ever used it before. However, when she opened the fridge, she found it well- stocked with a variety of meats, eggs, and dairy products.
Then, she took out some ginger and brewed two cups of ginger tea, reserving one for him.
Chapter 42 Crystal Is With Me
In the study, Henry was on the phone. When Crystal arrived at the door, he didn’t avoid her as he made a gesture for her to come in.
After entering the study, she placed the ginger tea on his desk. Just as she was about to leave, her wrist was abruptly grasped as he pulled her gently onto his lap.
While he continued talking to Jake on the phone, his other hand was not idle. She finally succumbed to his teasing as she leaned against his shoulder and nibbled it lightly.
Henry’s black pupils fixed on her and a spark of fire danced within his gaze.
Suddenly, Jake mentioned Crystal on the other end of the line.
Henry chuckled lightly in response. “She’s here with me right now. Do you want to talk to her?”
Jake was taken aback for a moment before he teased playfully, “Wow, Henry! You’re quite the speedster, eh? If Seth finds out, he’ll be weeping at home.”
“He’s stronger than you think.” Henry brushed it off with a few words.
After that, he quickly finished the call and received a few more documents, all of which were related to John Winters‘ case.
When he had a little break, he quickly gulped down the ginger tea and told Crystal to go to bed before him since he still had some tasks to attend to.
Meanwhile, she didn’t make a scene by asking to sleep in the guest room as she was well aware of what he wanted from her.
After entering the master bedroom, she carefully lifted the thin blanket and lay down. In the dim light, her skin looked translucent against the black sheets.
Crystal couldn’t help but feel a little nervous, wondering when Henry would come to bed.
Will he come back at all?