As Aurelia looked at him, a thought crossed her mind.
Leslie had a car, and getting him to send her to work would be faster than using the subway. Not only would she not be late, but she could also use Leslie to shut Seth and the other people up.
Was this a stroke of luck from the heavens?
Standing in the foyer, Aurelia hesitated but eventually voiced her request.
“Mr. Synder, could you drop me off at the office? I can’t afford to be late again this month.” Leslie, who was currently adjusting his tie, paused in his actions.
His expression darkened.
So, had Aurelia really decided to use him to provoke her ex–boyfriend?
He looked at her and happened to see the pair of high heels next to her feet.
“Fine,” he said indifferently.
He was curious to see how this drama would unfold.
“Thank you,” Aurelia thanked him and quickly put on her shoes.
Leslie drove fast, and they were almost at her workplace in what felt like the blink of an eye.
However, Aurelia couldn’t shake off the increasing nervousness as they got closer to the company.
Inadvertently, she clutched her bag tightly.
Leslie was kindly giving her a ride to work, but there she was, taking advantage of him. What was the difference between her behavior and Seth’s?
Unable to bear the guilt, Aurelia exclaimed, “Please pull over!”
She didn’t need to drag Leslie into her mess just to spite Seth. He was a piece of shit, and he didn’t deserve anything!
Leslie frowned and parked the car at the side of the road.
“What’s wrong? We’re almost at your office.”
Wasn’t this what Aurelia had wanted?
“I’d like to buy you breakfast. There’s a bakery nearby, and the croissants there are delicious. I’ll be back real quick.”
Aurelia hurriedly left the car, bought two croissants and two cups of coffee, and returned to
“Mr. Synder, since we’re almost at the office, you don’t need to drop me off there. I can manage it from here. I’ll leave your breakfast in the passenger seat, so make sure to take it later.”
Leslie glanced at the food, turned off the ignition, and leaned lazily against the car door.
The sunlight streaming in through the windows were reflected in his eyes, making them look like a pool of cold spring water.
“Aurelia, do you think I would believe that? Explain clearly.”
Aurelia hesitated, sighed, and then got into the car.
“Actually… my ex–boyfriend is waiting for me up ahead. He doesn’t believe that I could get married so quickly, and he insists on getting back together with me. He’s been bothering me for days.
“Since I woke up late today, I originally thought that you could drop me off, and I’d just go along with it and make him give up. But I know that there are a lot of people waiting to watch the drama that’ll unfold, and you won’t like that.
“Mr. Synder, I’m really sorry. I almost got you involved in this mess.”
Hearing this, the coldness in Leslie’s eyes softened slightly, replaced by a more scrutinizing and questioning gaze.
“You don’t want to get back together with him?”
“Not at all?” Leslie’s voice deepened, carrying an intimidating tone.
“Not at all.” Aurelia shook her head.
“Fasten your seatbelt,” Leslie said calmly as he started the car.
Aurelia hesitated, “Are you really going to send me there?”
Leslie said lightly, “If not? Should I let my wife continue to get harassed by her ex–boyfriend?
Aurelia blushed, feeling a little embarrassed. But her rationality prompted her to reach out and gently hold Leslie’s hand.
As soon as she touched his warm skin, she immediately withdrew her hand and shifted her body.
“There’s no need for that.”
“What did you say?”
Leslie’s voice was terrifyingly cold. Could it be that she enjoyed being pursued by her ex- boyfriend?