Read The Substitute Wife: My Poor Husband is a Billionaire Chapter 131
Today Ethan was dressed in a formal, elegant suit. His black hair was combed to perfection, revealing his flawless face and accentuating his deep-set eyes that exuded a majestic aura every time he looked at others.
Unlike his usual slovenly self, Ethan looked mature and noble, as if he were a whole new person today.
Ethan stopped for a second, took off his double-buttoned vest, and draped it on his arm. He ruffled his black hair, letting a few strands fall between his thick eyebrows. “I have to accompany my boss to receive an important client today,” he said nonchalantly. “So I wore formal clothes. These are my friends. I asked them to help me when I received your call.”
Ethan had a meeting with his foreign partners today, so he had dressed extra formally. But since he had come in a hurry to Janet’s rescue, he didn’t have the time to change.
Ethan’s so-called ‘friends’ were all trembling with fear. They nodded and bowed respectfully before Janet.
“Hello! Nice to meet you!”
“Our buddy here always praises you. He thinks the world of you.”
Everyone tried to play along. After all, it was a good opportunity to get a hike.
“Hello, everyone. Thank you for helping us. How about I treat you to dinner?” Janet’s face turned red.
She felt awkward to meet Ethan’s friends like this. After all, the slap mark was still visible on her face.
She stole a glance at Ethan, her eyes gleaming with admiration.
She didn’t expect him to have so many friends and connections.
Ethan draped his arm around Janet’s shoulder and smiled. “Well, that’s enough. She is shy. You guys better drop Hannah back to her home first and then hire someone to take care of her.”
“I don’t think it’s a good idea. It will cost a lot of money.” Janet frowned, tugging at the corner of Ethan’s shirt.
“Well, would you rest assured if Hannah stays in the countryside all by herself?” he asked, cocking his head to the side. “Besides, it won’t cost much to hire a help to do household chores. Let’s discuss this further after Hannah recovers.”
Janet had no choice but to agree.
By the time they got home, it was getting dark.
Janet sat on the sofa, hugging her knees, as she watched the sun sink into the horizon. Her face was coated with ointment, and the swelling had alleviated a bit. The sound of running water reverberated from the bathroom.
“I have run a bath for you. Go and take a bath first. It will make you feel better.” Ethan walked out of the bathroom. His sleeves were rolled up, revealing his strong forearms.
Janet nodded and got up from the sofa. Her face bore no expression.
“What’s wrong?” Ethan checked her pulse and pressed the back of his hand on her forehead. “Do you sense any discomfort? You don’t look good.”
He sensed something was wrong.
Janet shook her head. “Ethan…” She took a deep breath and cleared her throat, finally summoning the courage to speak.
“Can you accompany me to the bathroom?” she asked in a feeble voice.
The traumatic incident had shaken her up. Janet was still frightened. Ethan was the only person she trusted; his presence made her feel safe and secure. She wanted him by her side at all times.
Ethan nodded. “Sure.”
The bathroom was covered with steam, and a thin layer of mist sat on the glass.
As Janet removed her dress, the sound of the zipper sliding sounded louder than usual. She cast a sidelong glance at the man beside her.
Ethan’s gaze fell on the closed door. His towering frame made the bathroom seem small and cramped.
Hearing the spluttering of water as Janet stepped into the bathtub, Ethan turned his head and sighed.
Janet was submerged in the foamy water. A thick layer of bubbles floated on the surface, revealing nothing but her flawless face. Her rosy cheeks and pitiful eyes somehow made her look more innocent than ever. She managed to effortlessly arouse his desire.
Ethan’s mouth became dry as passion coursed through his veins. He took deep breaths to control himself.
Janet had seen him like this before. Ethan had the same look on his face every time he kissed her.
“I’ll be at the door. Call me if you need anything.” Ethan smiled and gently patted her cheek before turning around to leave.
Janet looked sad and miserable, so Ethan decided to let her go today.
Just as Ethan turned out to leave, he felt a feeble grip on his hand.
He turned around and saw Janet looking at him with expectant eyes.
A hint of panic flashed in her eyes. She didn’t want to stay alone in the bathroom.