“I’m going to take a shower, change, and go out to eat. Do you have a problem with that? Hurry and leave!” Thea got up and pushed James out of the room.
The door closed again.
James was stunned.
Take a shower, change, and eat?
Does that mean…
There was joy on his face.
All the Callahans stared at him as he headed downstairs.
“How did it go, James?”
“Did Thea let you into her room?”
“Yeah. I went into her room. Thea said she wanted to shower, change, and go out to eat. I think she wants to have a meal with me.” James smiled.
“I knew it! Thea loved you so much. Even after she lost her memories, she couldn’t bring herself to treat you badly.”
The Callahans sighed in relief.
James waited in the living room for about thirty minutes until Thea finally came downstairs.
She wore a white dress that outlined her figure very well.
James noticed that the dress was one of the outfits he had bought for her in the past. He was surprised Thea wore the clothes he gifted her.
“Grandpa, Mom, Dad, I’m going out to eat and won’t have dinner at home today.”
After speaking, she turned and left. Despite seeing James, she did not say anything to him.
James sensibly stood up and followed behind Thea.
After they left the villa, he asked, “Thea, what do you want to eat?”
“Anything,” said Thea.
She did not have any cravings and simply wanted to spend some time with James in an attempt to recover her lost memories. Moreover, she was interested in James.
“How about barbecue?”
James remembered that his classmate, Zion, had opened a barbecue restaurant in Cansington. He had even been to the restaurant when it first opened last year.
They had not met for a year, and James was unsure of how Zion was doing. He wanted to use this chance to check on him.
After Thea agreed to it, James smiled.
He hailed a taxi and headed to Dragonair Barbecue, located on Old Town’s Sand King Road.
It was dinner time, but the barbecue restaurant was quite empty.
A man in a suit and tie sat by the barbecue restaurant’s entrance, smoking a cigarette.
“Zion!” James shouted.
James recognized Zion sitting by the entrance at a glance.
While smoking, Zion heard someone calling out for him. He raised his head and was shocked upon seeing James’ younger appearance.
It took him a while to recognize James. However, he could recognize Thea.
“James, Thea, it’s the two of you!” Zion recollected himself and greeted them with a smile.
He took out a cigarette and handed it to James.
James took it and asked, “Why are you so depressed? By the way, it’s already dinner time, so why is there no one in the store? Is business not doing well?”
“Sigh… Don’t even mention it.”
Zion sighed and said, “In the beginning, business was doing well, and some of your friends even came to support my restaurant. However, business has been getting worse in the past six months. To tell you the truth, I haven’t had any business for the past three days. It’s almost impossible to continue operating at this point…”
James frowned upon hearing this.
The restaurant was located in Old Town, a relatively remote area in Cansington.
After thinking about it for a while, James said, “Don’t worry. I’ll figure something out. Anyways, we’re here to have dinner.”
“Alright! I’ll personally season the meat for you!”
Zion invited James and Thea into the restaurant.
Thea followed behind James and asked in a hushed tone, “Who’s this person? Do I know him?”
James explained, “We came here last year. He’s a classmate of mine. You should know him too, but you’re probably not very familiar with him.”
“Okay,” Thea replied.
Zion led them into a private room. The two waited for the food to be served.
Suddenly, they heard a commotion outside the door.
“Zion, when will you pay this month’s protection fee?!”