The Substitute Wife: My Poor Husband is a Billionaire Chapter 261

Stalling Ethan

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At first, Charis was stunned. She froze on the spot as her mind drifted, back in time, to her high school days.

When she was sixteen years old, she thought Ethan was a cold, emotionless young man who kept everything to himself, living in his own world. She yearned to see him smile.

Now that the dream had come true, it didn’t bring her any joy. Strangely, she felt depressed. Any woman would k**l to see the smile on his handsome face. However, the doting look on his face and tender eyes broke Charis’s heart, because she knew it wasn’t for her, and it probably never would.

Charis blinked and returned to her senses. She quickly strutted toward Ethan and dropped the file before him, stealing a glance at his phone. Just then, new messages popped on the screen.

“Ethan, when will you come? I’m starving.”

“Be patient. I’ll be there soon,” Ethan replied.

Charis had never seen him behave this way before. She knew who Ethan was texting. After all, who else would he text other than Janet?

Jealousy reared its ugly head. Charis clutched the document in her hand. Ethan’s tenderness and the undisguised love and care in his eyes infuriated her. Her blood boiled with rage.

After sending the message, Ethan quickly flipped through the document Charis brought and signed his name.

Seeing that Charis had no intention of leaving, he looked up at her and said, “Anything else? Hurry up. It’s almost time to get off work.”

Ethan shut down his computer and gathered all his things, preparing to leave.

Charis guessed that Ethan was hurrying to leave work because Janet wanted him home. Judging from the conversation, it looked like he had a date with Janet tonight. “You can’t leave now. I heard from the financial department that there is a huge loophole in our overseas capital chain. It’s a critical situation. We have to deal with it right away,” she said, pretending to look anxious.

Originally, Charis, didn’t plan to mention this issue. She knew how to solve it and didn’t want to bother Ethan.

But she changed her mind and deliberately mentioned it to Ethan to stop him from going on a date with Janet.

After all, it was obvious Ethan wouldn’t like her regardless of how good she was at work, so why bother?

“What exactly happened?” After a moment’s hesitation, Ethan put down the file and looked at her.

He had always trusted Charis’s working skills and potential. Ethan knew she was well organized and competent enough to deal with any problems. She wouldn’t turn up to him unless it was a complicated problem she couldn’t solve.

Seeing the anxious look on her face, Ethan thought it was a critical situation.

“Why don’t we go to the financial department and let them tell you more? If we can’t handle it well from here, we might have to go on a business trip abroad to solve the problem.” Charis knew Ethan well. He was workaholic and valued the Larson Group above everything else.

After a moment’s hesitation, Ethan nodded. “You go to the financial department first. I’ll be there in a few minutes.”

Ethan took out his phone and sent a short message to Janet, telling her that there was an emergency at the convenience store and he wouldn’t be able to join her tonight for dinner.

After that, Ethan went to find Charis and began dealing with the problems.


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