Anger consumed Elias after the call ended and he immediately got up to leave.
“Elias, where are you going? Didn’t we agree to have dinner together?” Grace couldn’t help asking.
“My grandfather’s forcing Amanda into another blind date. I’m going to check it out. You go ahead and cat. I’ll come back as soon as I’m done.”
With that, he left without looking back.
What? He did not just leave me here! We have already agreed on having dinner together! Amanda Bailey, it’s you again! Grace sank her nails deep into her palms. You’d better not be doing this on purpose!
At that, she grabbed her bag and chased after Elias. “Elias, wait! I’m coming with
At the same time, inside the car. Howard sat in the back seat with his eyes closed as he rested. The bodyguard in front turned to him after making the call. “Mr. Elias sounded pretty agitated over the phone.”
“Good!” Howard guffawed. “Let’s put on a good show tonight and let them realize their feelings. for each other.”
The elderly man refused to believe Amanda had moved on. No way would the girl stop loving Elias just like that!
Soon, the car slowly came to a halt in front of a corporate building. One of the offices inside was the law firm Amanda worked for.
Howard had long monitored everything and knew Amanda would be coming out soon.
Sure enough, the young woman came out of the lobby and headed toward the parking lot as soon. as Howard’s car pulled up.
On the other hand, Amanda found Howard coming out of the vehicle right as she came out of the building.
No way! She widened her eyes in shock. What is Grandpa doing here? Is he coming toward me?
“Amanda!” Howard called out with a chuckle, and Amanda replied with an awkward smile. “What are you doing here, Grandpa?”
I’m worried for you, of course. I heard your date with Brooklyn in the morning was a no-go,” Howard commented with feigned innocence. Even the bodyguard was wholly impressed. You have to hand it to Old Mr. Winters for coming up with such believable acting!
The night breeze blew gently, tousling Amanda’s soft long curls, yet it couldn’t conceal the embarrassment on her cheeks.
“Grandpa… you can’t force love…”
“I know, and that’s okay. I have plenty of fine young men on my list. You’ve gotten off work now, haven’t you? I’ll take you to another one. I promise you this one will be a keeper!”
Again? Amanda felt distressed. Goodness! Somebody save me! Why do I have to go on another blind date?
“Grandpa, please spare me…” She was genuinely on the verge of begging.
Just then, another luxury car pulled up nearby, and one glance was all it took for Howard to know it was Elias’ car.
Sure enough, Elias slammed the car door shut and strode over angrily, with Grace following right
“Just what are you trying, forcing Amanda into another blind date, Grandpa?” Elias raged. “Will it please you more if she marries right here and now?!”
Of course, Howard was pleased to see his grandson infuriated. However, when he saw Grace standing behind Elias, he snorted disdainfully. “What’s it to you? I didn’t force you into a blind date, did 1? I just don’t want to see Amanda live out her life alone. What’s more, you’re such an irresponsible man-
“Grandpa, please don’t talk about Elias like that, Grace interjected in a whisper. “He has his reasons. Love isn’t something that can be forced.”
“Shut up! You have no right to speak here!” Howard roared angrily, and Grace shut up at once. After all, the elder never liked her.
“Please watch your attitude, Grandpa!”
“If you have a problem with my attitude, take this clown away with you! I didn’t beg you to come here!” Howard was vexed at this point, and seeing his grandson and Grace together made him feel uncomfortable all over.
“Grandpa…” Tears pooled aggrievedly in Grace’s eyes, and she looked piteous.
Amanda, on the other hand, thought her head was going to explode. How did the Winterses end up arguing again?
“Grandpa, stop it! That’s enough!” Amanda finally spoke up. “I already have a boyfriend, and he’ll be coming back in two days. I’ll bring him over for dinner the night he returns if you don’t believe me!”
At that, the entire world fell into silence, and Elias and Howard both stared silently at her for what felt like a century.
Amanda, on the other hand, felt as though a weight had been lifted off her shoulders.
It looks like I really need Simon’s help, or the blind dates will never end! Then again, why have these two frozen over?
“Grandpa? Why aren’t you saying anything?”
At that, Howard shifted his cane and asked, “Didn’t you say he’s busy with work overseas? How come he’s coming back in two days? You’re not lying to me, are you? You’re never one to lie!”
A hint of guilt arose within Amanda at once, but this was her last resort. She would not be able to stand it if Howard were to force her into a series of blind dates.
“I swear I’m not lying to you, Grandpa. His flight will land the night after tomorrow. I’ll bring him to you then. How about that?”
However, Howard didn’t believe her at all. “Very well, then. Bring your so-called boyfriend over to my place the day after tomorrow. I’d like to see who you have gotten as a boyfriend! I will know if he’s just an actor. Don’t think you can fool me.”
With that, the elder turned to his vehicle.
Just then, Elias let out a disdainful sneer before mocking. “You really spare yourself no mercy. Whom do you plan on bringing to be your actor?”
“What’s it to you? Am I not allowed to have a boyfriend?!” Amanda snorted, then headed toward the parking lot, leaving Elias behind to fall into a deep thought as he watched her retreating figure.
Is she telling the truth? No… That’s impossible! There’s no way she will have found a man in just a few days!
“Elias, maybe Amanda has really gotten herself a boyfriend. After all, she is a bombshell and a lawyer at that. She has many chances to interact with the rich and powerful. Who knows, someone might have wooed her.” Of course, Grace wanted nothing more than for Amanda to get herself a boyfriend and stay far away from Elias, whose dashing face was currently enveloped in grimness, growing increasingly upset at Grace’s words.
Amanda was indeed a bombshell. In fact, she could survive in the entertainment industry with just her looks alone, and she would have a better chance of becoming popular than Grace.
“Elias…” His exasperation startled Grace. Does it upset him so much to hear Amanda being wooed by other men?
“Are you still hungry? Let’s go back to the restaurant,” Elias muttered as he headed back to his car.
Grace, on the other hand, fell silent for a few seconds before catching up to Elias. However, her sense of crisis was growing stronger by the day, as she was certain Elias still had feelings for Amanda.