Chapter 21 How Have I Not Been Satisfying You
Jonathan was dumbfounded by Dominic’s request.
Although my family has some influence in Jazona, it doesn’t mean I can freely obtain information on any company I want. Moreover, it will raise questions if I use my identity to investigate. What if history repeats itself like Maximilian’s incident?
Jonathan cleared his throat slightly and laughed awkwardly. “Sure, I can look into that. But let me just say this now. If any rumors about your wife and I arise, you must not believe them… Ouch!”
Before Jonathan finished speaking, Cyrus hit his head hard.
Calliope began to work harder after entering her second month at the company. She now knew some basic skills to survive in the corporate world. She would find a way out of the situation if Melissa picked on her. As for Jonah’s hara**ment, she would avoid contact with him as much as possible to protect herself.
However, being constantly alert expended a lot of her energy, and she felt drained every day.
Once she reached home, she would remove her heels and lie on the couch for a while. Sometimes, she would sleep there until late at night if she was too exhausted. When she woke up, she would find a thin blanket on her and Dominic sleeping on the floor beside her, using his arm to support his neck.
Even though she occupied his sleeping spot–the couch–he chose not to sleep on her bed in the
Calliope smiled faintly. Amidst the uneasiness, she felt warmth in her heart.
Dominic once said to her, “Since this job is so tough, you may as well quit.”
“How can I do that?” Calliope glanced at him. “If I don’t work, where will we get the money for rent and food?”
“It’s a small amount of money, anyway. Why do you care so much?”
“Small amount?” Calliope laughed in a daze. “You’re behaving like a rich man, not knowing how expensive groceries are… My measly wage is barely enough to support both of us. Jeez, if I don’t secure more deals, I won’t be able to get the bonus. Then, we will have tough days ahead!”
Subconsciously, she started to use “us” in her conversations with Dominic.
Dominic chuckled lightly at Calliope’s complaint. It was a strange feeling that he had never experienced in his life.
He decided to tease her. “Aren’t you the heiress of the Gingrich family before we got married?
Why do I feel that you’re trying hard to be thrifty? Doesn’t it break your family’s heart to see you working so hard to fend for yourself?”
Calliope was cutting vegetables in the kitchen then, and when she heard Dominic’s remarks, she got shocked and nearly cut her finger. Her heart started beating furiously.
“Haha, what are you talking about!” Calliope tried to laugh it off. “Even if I’m a wealthy heiress, I’m now a married woman and have my own family. I no longer have financial ties with my original family, so I must live prudently.”
“Really?” Dominic smiled wryly and inched closer to her. “Even if that’s the case, I’m sure you have more savings than most commoners, right? Oh, by the way, since you are from an affluent family, didn’t you get a huge dowry? How is it that I haven’t seen it yet?”
Calliope’s face flushed at his question. She turned and looked at him, her sparkly eyes filled with embarra**ment.
“W–Why are you suddenly asking me all this? Ever since we got married, have I mistreated you? How have I not been satisfying you? Are you suspecting that I’m hiding money from you? You…”
Dominic was amused by her outburst. As she went on, she became more guilty and lowered her gaze. She looked pitiful as her long eyelashes trembled faintly.
How have you not been satisfying me? Well, we’re still sleeping separately. Do you think I’m satisfied with
Dominic tried hard to hold his laughter by clearing his throat. “I’m just chit–chatting. Why are you getting worked up?”
Calliope took a deep breath and straightened her neck. “Do I look worked up? Haha, I’m just spouting things out of my mouth. I’m calm!”
With that, she turned back and continued cutting the vegetables. But she could still see Dominic, who remained at the kitchen doorway, from the corner of her eye. She could also feel his sharp gaze on her back.
Calliope tried to calm down and continue preparing dinner. However, she could not concentrate at all and almost burned the roasted potatoes, which was a simple dish.
Calliope sighed in resignation. I guess I have to play the role of the Gingriches heiress from now on in order to keep the secret of me being a substitute wife!
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