The Charismatic Charlie Wade by Lord Leaf Chapter 228
Charlie quickly slipped out of the house while the quarrel was still going strong inside the house.
It would be best for him to stay out of the annoying domestic disputes.
Charlie went into a small cafe, ordered some snacks, and decided to spend his leisure time there until the evening.
It was a famous gourmet street in Aurous Hill with people bustling around.
Charlie was enjoying his meal when he suddenly spotted two figures on the opposite side of the street, one of them looking extraordinarily familiar.
That was Claire, wasn’t it?
Across the street was a very lavish restaurant. Charlie saw Claire sitting by the huge window on the second floor, and opposite her was a middle-aged man in a suit and leather shoes wearing gold-framed glasses.
Claire was holding a folder and talking to the man non-stop as if she was showing her portfolio and her new role as a freelance designer and hoped that the man would invest in her new establishment.
Despite her enthusiasm, the man didn’t seem to pay any attention to her speech. He even attempted to touch Claire’s hand by taking the folder from her which she quickly pulled away before he succeeded.
Charlie’s blood was boiling upon witnessing this ridiculous scene!
That b*stard, how dare he try to sexually assault his wife!
Just then, the waiter came over with a plate of chips. Before he could put it down, Charlie slammed a twenty dollar note on the table and got to his feet hastily.
“Keep the change.”
On the second floor lounge of Little Italy.
Suppressing the disgust surging inside her, Claire plastered on a polite smile and said to the man across the table, “Mr. Murray, I’ve compiled all of my company’s future plan and prospects in this folder that will promise a positive development in the future. If you are willing to work with me, I promise you, I’ll give you the best project planning.”
“Miss Wilson, I know your abilities, and I believe in you.” Then, the man showed a stiff smile. “However, we have invested a lot of money into various projects recently, and our capital is quite restricted for the moment.”
Claire was a little disappointed. She had spent the whole morning presenting her portfolio to him, but he had been giving ambiguous and vague answers that confused her.
Looking at Claire’s disappointed expression, the man rubbed his hands deliberately and said, “Actually, it’s not a dead-end yet. Let me talk to the senior executives first. Frankly speaking, your portfolio looks very interesting. How about we continue the discussion at 8 tonight? I would love to know more about your work.”
“Um, Mr. Murray, that’s quite late…”
It was quite late for them to meet at 8 pm. Besides, if they went on with the discussion, they might end up talking until midnight. It wouldn’t be nice for her reputation as someone’s wife.
The man smiled. “No, it’s not. Investment is a big deal. We need to have a deep understanding of each other before we can build mutual trust, am I right? I’ll treat you to a nice dinner tonight and we’ll continue with the discussion. Come, Miss Wilson. Let’s shake hands for our future collaboration.”
The man extended his arm toward Claire’s tiny little hand, a faint flirtatious vibe hovering in his eyes.
The man’s name was Peter Murray. He had long heard about Claire Wilson, the woman who had won the title of Aurous Hill’s most beautiful lady, but he hadn’t had any luck meeting her in the past.
Yet now, Claire had contacted her personally, saying that she had broken her ties from the Wilson family and wanted to persuade him to invest in her new studio. He was over the moon! He planned to sweep Claire off her feet and enjoy the night together!