The Substitute Wife My Poor Husband is a Billionaire
Chapter 693 Enduring Punishment
“That man over there… That’s Garrett, isn’t it?” Laney asked in utter disbelief.
She felt icy chills run all over her skin. It felt as if her blood had turned to iced water and flowed through her entire body.
With an awkward look on her face, Janet grabbed gentle hold of her wrist and hurried to lend her words of comfort. “This must be some kind of misunderstanding. It’s impossible for Garrett to cheat on you with another woman.”
Some time ago, she and Brandon had had dinner with Garrett. Back then, Garrett had said with conviction that he intended on making Laney his wife.
Pigs would fly before he cheated on her.
Laney kept mum and lowered her gaze. She looked ghostly pale without any make-up on. “Let’s go back now. I’ve lost all appet*ite now.”
She unceremoniously dropped the menu in her hand, got to her feet and left with her purchases.
She didn’t even go up to Garrett and confront him.
Laney didn’t want to become one of those women who caught their partners cheating on them in public and then caused a hysterical scene. Even if she was being cheated on, she wanted to keep her decency and dignity intact. )
“How about we just go ask him what’s happening? Don’t bottle this up. You’re pregnant now. The worst poison is keeping anger in your system,” Janet said with genuine concern.
Laney simply smiled and waved a taxi down along the roadside.
Before getting in the car, she looked at Janet and said in an indifferent, rather bland tone, “I know. No matter what happens, I will make sure I never cause my baby any harm. You should go home, Janet. I need some time alone to mull over things.”
Janet could tell that her friend was in a very crestfallen state. She could tell that Laney needed some alone time to process what she had just witnessed. She also firmly believed that Laney was smart and capable enough to solve this problem on her own.
Vera and Leo had also come to Barnes lately for some of their friends living here also had eligible daughters that they wanted to introduce to their son.
Garrett had once again successfully managed to make the blind date go up in flames. Vera was so incensed that she gave him an earful.
It was quite late when he returned to his and Laney’s home.
Usually by this late hour, Laney would have turned in for the night. She had been quite sleepy most of the time since she had fallen pregnant.
When he opened the front door and entered the house, he felt quite perturbed that the lights were all still on.
Laney sat cross-legged on the sofa with a knife, a keyboard and a durian set out on the tea table.
“Honey, do you have a craving for durian?” Garrett asked with a f0rced smile, even though his skin had goose bumps all over.
After he finished his words, he actually wanted to embrace her and give her a kiss. However, as soon as he took a seat on the couch, Laney shot him a sharp glance and he was scared to stand up again immediately.
“What’s wrong?” He could clearly sense that something was off here.
Laney picked up the durian on the table and flung it on the floor. “Kneel down on that!”
The hair on the back of his neck stood on end when he looked at the thorns on the durian. If he knelt down, his knees would surely be mangled.
It would hurt!
He looked at Laney with grievance and begged for mercy, “Honey…”
“Who was the woman you were with today?”
Garrett had just been lectured by his parents, and now, he was about to be punished by his girlfriend, s
“My parents did not give me their blessings to marry you, so they f0rced me to go on blind dates.” He had no choice but to spill the truth to her.
After saying that, he moved closer to Laney and put his hand on her thigh. “Don’t be angry, honey. They will come to a compromise eventually.”
Laney breathed a sigh of relief when she heard his reasonable explanation. When she saw the sincerity in his eyes, Laney was somewhat moved. “I had more or less expected such a situation to arise, but it still hurts to see you with someone else, especially someone so pretty.” The lady she had seen him with today was really elegant and charming. Obviously, that was the kind of woman Garrett’s family wanted him to take as a wife. She was nothing compared to that kind of woman.
Garrett still gently held her, shook his head and said, “No, honey. In my eyes, no one surpasses you in beauty! You are the prettiest woman on earth!”
Laney rolled her eyes and said, “Let go of me. I haven’t given you permission to hold me. I’m still fuming mad.” “Oh,” replied Garrett. But when he saw the depressed look on Laney’s face, he couldn’t help but get close to her again and said, “Honey, let me give you a ma*s*sage.” Laney pursed her lips and lay down on the pillow.
“Don’t overthink this. I will handle my parents. You just have to wait and ready yourself to be my bride,” Garrett said gently.
How was it humanly possible for Laney not to overthink this situation? She didn’t have much hope for her future with Garrett.