Chapter 3371 More Trouble Than It Is Worth
Megan let out an awkward laugh and tried hard to conceal her embarrassment. She couldn’t very well admit that she had entirely forgotten about him.
“No, no. Of course, I didn’t forget about you. If it wasn’t because something cropped up midway, I would’ve been home a long time ago.”
Megan knew she couldn’t tell him that he didn’t once cross her mind. Hence, she shook her head profusely, not daring to give him any reason to doubt her.
Jake dipped his head and easily caught sight of the guilt peeking from her eyes. Raising his brows, he inched his face closer to hers and retorted, “I bet you didn’t think of me at all, did you? Lie better next time. Forget it. Tell me, what happened on your end?”
Tightening his arms around Megan, Jake did not see the need to dwell on trivial matters. Since she said something happened, this was what he should focus on asking instead.
Megan wasn’t planning to tell him about this at first, but since he asked, refusing to share it with him would only arouse his suspicion. With a soft sigh, she began recounting everything from start to end.
By the time Megan was done, Jake’s expression had already darkened a few shades. That woman clearly knows that I’m on Megan’s side, but she still had the guts to behave so impudently.
Do the artists under Starling Media think I’m a pushover?
“Hey, don’t get angry because of something like this, okay? You haven’t fully recovered from your cold yet.” Megan couldn’t help but worry when he pursed his lips in silence. Looking up at his pensive eyes, she was afraid that he would make things difficult for Jacinta because of this incident.
She wasn’t trying to protect Jacinta, but she felt that it was unwise to blow things out of proportion. With Jacinta’s wide network, making a move against her would lead to an aftermath that was more trouble than it was worth.
After all, Jacinta did not threaten her in any way yet. Hence, she would only whip out Jake as her trump card when she really had no choice.
“Aren’t you bothered by it at all?” Jake glanced at Megan from the corner of his eye with a hint of frustration lining his features.
Megan pressed her lips together and shrugged. “The fight’s over between us. Why should I be bothered? Leave this matter alone for now, okay? It’s not like she can do anything anyway.”
Wanting to steer the topic way, Megan’s gaze shifted to the study materials on the dining table. It was then she remembered that this was his gift to her earlier that day.
In an instant, she was overwhelmed with a maelstrom of emotions. Back then, she was forced to drop out of school. At present, she could finally realize her dream of entering college, and these books were the first step.
“What’s on your mind? You look distracted.”
Jake had noticed the absent-minded look on her face, as though she was thinking about something else. At the sound of his voice, Megan returned to her senses and blinked at him.
She responded with a dainty chuckle and replied, “It’s nothing important. I was just thinking that I’m going to enter campus again as a student. I hope I can get what I want this time.”
Megan raised her head a fraction. Her eyes glimmered softly, and her delicate features glowed under the lights. The smile playing on her lips seemed to enhance all of this, making her shine like a star.
Although the woman in front of him wasn’t drop-dead gorgeous, she gave off a pure vibe at first glance. Not to mention, her mysterious and unpredictable presence was like a magnet attracting him to her.
Jake’s eyes darkened further. Hugging Megan tight against his chest, he teased her earlobe with the tip of his tongue, causing a tingling sensation to spread all over Megan’s body.
Megan was caught off guard by his abrupt gesture and made an involuntary noise at the back of her throat.
Blushing furiously, she bit on her bottom lip and held onto his shoulders with both hands.
When his warm breath tickled her ear, a sense of unease washed over her. She bit down harder on her lip, trying to ignore the unusual feeling. Then, she blurted out in a very unromantic manner, “Hey, what are you doing? Have you eaten?”