Catherine: Let Me Go Mr. Shaun Hill Chapter 30
“Catherine Jones! Umiinom siya mag-isa sa bar. Ah, maganda pa rin siya gaya ng dati.”
Biglang nabalisa si Janet. “Yung b*tch.”
Hinding-hindi niya makakalimutan ang kahihiyan na dinanas niya sa pagkakatapon sa restaurant noong nakaraang pagkakataon. Dahil sa pangyayaring iyon, naging katatawanan siya sa mga elite ng Melbourne.
Natutuwa siyang malaman ang nangyari sa bidding event ngayon.
Gayunpaman, hindi iyon sapat. Gusto niyang wasakin siya ng tuluyan. Hindi niya inaasahan ang pagkakataong darating sa kanya nang ganoon kaaga.
“Zayn Larson, interesado ka pa rin ba sa kanya?”
“Well, not really, but she has always looked down on me back when we were in school. Medyo curious akong makita kung ano iyon,” malumanay na sabi ni Zayn, “para humingi siya ng tawad sa akin.”
“Oo naman, bibigyan kita ng pagkakataon.”
Sinabi sa kanya ni Janet ang plano. Isang surge of passion ang dumaan sa kanya na parang mga alon. “Sigurado ka ba dito-”
“Huwag kang mag-alala, susuportahan kita. Walang kakampi si Catherine ngayon. Kung may nangyaring ganito, mas magiging sabik ang pamilya Jones na putulin ang ugnayan sa kanya.”
“Sige, kung ganoon ay magpe-perform ako nang maayos ngayong gabi.”
Ang mga sulok ng labi ni Zayn ay pumulupot sa isang malisyosong ngiti habang pinagmamasdan ang silhouette ng magandang babaeng iyon.
Medyo lasing na si Catherine sa mga oras na ito. Malabo niyang naalala na may nakita siyang server na papalapit sa kanya na may dalang isa pang cocktail.
She could not recall if she had ordered it, but her glass was empty so she drank the cocktail without hesitation.
Not long later, she fell onto the couch with her eyes closed.
Inside the clubhouse.
Fudge was curled up next to the stool. Shaun filled her bowl with small fishes. The cat munched on it a couple of times before turning away in disdain.
Chase scoffed. “Your cat is so picky. This fish is the specialty of my clubhouse.”
“It means your chefs are not up to standard.”
Shaun helped himself to a piece of chicken but lost interest to continue eating.
He was accustomed to eating Catherine’s home-cooked meals. These dishes placed in front of him tasted like trash compared to the food she made.
“You should head home for dinner, then,” Chase commented angrily, “Your home-cooked meals are the best. Go home and get Catherine to prepare a feast for you.”
“Don’t mention that woman again.” Shaun’s face fell.
“How did she offend you this time?” Chase was suddenly reminded of something. “Today was the day of bidding, right?”
“I said, don’t bring her up,” Shaun warned.
Chase pursed his lips without commenting further.
He spoke on the phone briefly a while later. “Wesley Lyons from Golden Corporation is in the private room next door. He wants to discuss the business project we mentioned last time.”
“You go ahead. I’m not interested in cases that don’t require brainwork.”
Chase was speechless.
‘Of course, you’re better than everyone else because you’re so smart,’ he thought silently.
He went to the room next door, frustrated.
When he returned 20 minutes later, the dishes on the table remained pretty much untouched.
Chase pulled the chair back and sat down. “Guess who was in the room earlier? President Sawyer, the person in charge of the technology center, and also Ethan Lowe from Lowe Corporation. I heard he used to go out with Catherine.”
“Will you stop?” Shaun was evidently annoyed. Hearing that woman’s name sent his blood boiling.
“Listen.” Chase put on a serious face. “Ethan and Rebecca are to be engaged next month, not to mention that he’s Wesley’s nephew. Summit Group officially bagged the project from today’s bidding. Don’t you think something is strange once you connect the three of them together?”
Shaun was unfamiliar with the network in Melbourne, but he kind of understood the picture now. “Summit played dirty?”