Chapter 49 Robert Is Persistent
Even though Henry teased Melora nonstop, he agreed with her right away.
“Henry, you’re the best!” After that, Melora attempted to break the ice between Henry and Robert. She had a feeling that the men weren’t seeing eye to eye, but she couldn’t quite pin down the reason.
Robert aimed to become a member of the Millers. After all, the Miller Corporation was on a far larger scale than the Sloan Group. Moreover, the family had connections everywhere, which was an unlikely goal for the Sloans to achieve.
Thus, Robert would never start a war with Henry for Crystal.
Presently, he politely thanked Henry. “Thank you, Henry.”
Henry only smiled a little at Robert’s words.
Then, he grabbed a magazine and read it. Melora tried her best to work her charm but he remained nonchalant the whole time.
At 4.30PM, Henry rose to his feet. “I have to go. I have things to do.”
It had been a while since his parents last saw him, so they asked to stay for dinner.
“Another time. I really should get going.” Henry patted Melora’s head.
Not long after he left, Robert also took his leave.
Worried about him facing a dilemma, Melora found him an excuse and escorted him to his car. She affectionately told him, “Don’t mind Henry. He’s always been that cold to everyone.”
Robert scoffed at her statement.
Do you ever listen to yourself? What about Crystal?
He got in his car without a word and followed behind Henry’s car from a distance.
Grabbing the steering wheel, Henry glanced in the rearview mirror and found Robert’s car behind his.
He chuckled at his discovery. Instead of speeding up to throw off Robert’s pursuit, he drove at a steady pace to ensure his car was in Robert’s sight.
Half an hour later, he picked Crystal up.
He figured she might’ve visited John because he noticed her teary eyes when she got in the car.
Henry was never careful, especially toward women. However, he gently asked, “Why did you still cry after visiting your father? Do your eyes hurt?”
“I didn’t cry,” Crystal mumbled.
Henry chuckled lightly before leaning across the seat and whispering, “Are you perhaps crying because you anticipate me to make you cry later? I haven’t done anything, you know.”
She averted her gaze.
Chapter 49 Robert Is Persistent
He had a wide grin on his face when he noticed her shy reaction. Before he started the engine, he looked in the rearview mirror.
He’s still following, eh? How persistent.
It was rush hour, so there were many cars on the road.
When Henry’s car stopped at a red light, he casually asked Crystal about John’s condition, and she told him everything.
“That’s a small suitcase. Are you sure you have everything you need?” He asked out of nowhere.
After pondering for a moment, she answered, “You don’t have women’s slippers at your place. I need to buy a pair for myself.”
He only hummed a response.
He then lowered the window and lit a cigarette. He rested his elbow on the side as he held the cigarette between his fingers so the drivers behind could see that.
The traffic moved slowly. After half an hour, they finally arrived at the apartment.
Henry parked his car on the roadside.
Unfastening his seatbelt, he turned to the side and informed Crystal, “There’s a home improvement retailer opposite the road. You can buy everything you need over there. I need to go to the pharmacy for a while.”
After that, he took out a platinum card from his wallet and told her the PIN. “From now on, you can just use the money on this card whenever you need.”
After a moment of hesitation, Crystal accepted his gesture. She got out of the car and walked toward the shop. She had no idea that the residents of Henry’s apartment were regulars of this place, let alone aware that she would meet her neighbors here one day.
Meanwhile, Henry finished the rest of his cigarette and opened the door.
He went into the pharmacy on the other side of the road and took two boxes of condoms from the
The boxes were labeled with an ‘L‘.
He grabbed them and took out two banknotes from his wallet with a straight face before bringing them to the cashier.
The cashier was a woman in her forties. She was amazed when she locked eyes with him. She couldn’t help but giggle when she scanned the items as she imagined Henry using the products on her.