The Substitute Wife My Poor Husband is a Billionaire
Chapter 692 Blind Dates tenderness
“Mom, you’ve raised me to be independent, to make my own decisions. It’s my marriage we’re talking about. Can’t I make the decision for myself?”
Vera, who had just managed to calm down, was infuriated again.
She put her hand on her forehead in distress and said, “I’m afraid not. Marriage is not a joke. We won’t even let you marry a woman from an ordinary family. Why do you think we’ll let you marry an orphan? Garrett, she doesn’t deserve you.”
“Did that woman threaten you with the child?” Leo interjected.
Garrett smiled bitterly and shook his head in disappointment. “Of course not. I want to marry her because I like her. I’ve been pursuing her for a long time, and she has just agreed to be with me.”
Vera turned her face away and coughed violently because of her son’s words.
Leo’s face changed as well. It appeared that none of them was willing to give in. Vera and Leo exchanged a glance and sighed.
“There, there. We don’t have to rush things up. I’ll find you some lad*ies from rich and noble families, and you’ll go on blind dates with them. Maybe you’ll meet the right woman for you then.”
Leo tried to compromise as much as he could. If Garrett found someone prettier and better, he might give up the idea of marrying that orphan.
“I agree. You don’t have to be stuck with that woman. Your dad and I are just doing this for your good. You’ll go on a blind date tomorrow, and that’s final.”
Although Garrett did not want to go on a blind date, he had no choice but to do so. c
He was determined to marry Laney anyway. So, no matter what tricks his parents played, his decision would not change.
The next day, Vera took Garrett to a restaurant to meet with a lady from one of the richest families in town.
Before they walked into the door, Vera stopped in her tracks and reminded his son, “Be a a gentleman. Your dad and I picked this girl after a careful consideration. Her father is our business partner. Be kind to her.”
Vera knew her son like the back of her hand. If he wanted to resist, he would do everything in his power to do it.
“Whatever,” Garrett impatiently replied. Meeting this girl would not change a thing. Without another word, he walked into the restaurant and sat at the reserved table for them.
The woman sitting opposite him was an absolute beauty. What was more, she seemed to take fancy on him. During the meal, she kept making up topics to keep the conversation going.
“What kind of women do you like?” the girl shyly asked and then playfully tucked her stray hair behind her ear. Garrett smiled, adjusted his glasses on the bridge of his nose, and answered, “I like women who are considerate and capable of taking care of others. You see, I have a pregnant girlfriend. She can’t take care of herself, so I need someone who’ll take care other and the baby once we get married.”
The girl went livid. She rolled her eyes at Garrett and left in a huff.
Vera was watching them from afar. Seeing the girl leaving and Garrett chuckling to himself, she figured that he must have blown the date on purpose.
In the following dates, Garrett used the same trick over and over again.
He believed that if all his blind dates failed, his parents would eventually give up.
At home, Laney was dying of boredom. She used to go out whenever she felt bored. But now, she could not go anywhere or do anything without feeling sick.
Laney did not have many friends. And Janet, her only female friend, often had to travel between Seacisco and Barnes.
As long as Janet was in Barnes, Laney would ask her out. Knowing that Laney was bored since she got pregnant, as a good friend, Janet would spend as much as she could with her.
One day, they went shopping at the mall. Then, they proceeded to go to a restaurant to rest and dine.
Janet had been carrying two big shopping bags. She opened one of them, and it was filled with baby clothes. “We don’t know yet if the baby is a boy or girl. What if we bought the wrong type of clothes?” she worriedly asked.
Laney, who was also staring at the shopping bags, chuckled. Perhaps it was because she was about to become a mother that she had developed a motherly
“Well, I like them. Kids won’t be able to tell the difference anyway. Garrett said that…”
Something caught her eye, making her stop midsentence.
Confused, Janet followed her friend’s gaze.
In the innermost part of the restaurant, Garrett was having dinner with a woman, who looked like she came from a noble family. The two of them were chatting and laughing at each other as if they were the only ones in the restaurant.