Listening to William’s continuous attempts to entice him, Howard’s interest was piqued. In the end, he agreed and said, “Alright. I’ll do it!”
His eyes glimmered with a cold glint and he muttered, “Faye, don’t blame me that you forced me to do this!”
William was delighted to know that Howard agreed to do it. He chuckled a few times. The proud smile on his face could not be concealed anymore because he could already imagine the scene of Faye laying under him.
‘Zayn, you piece of sh*t. How dare you have an affair with my woman? I’m going to sleep with your wife and I’m even going to record it! I can’t wait to see the look on your face when you watch the video, hahaha!”
It was another long working day with overtime. Faye bustled about until it was nine o’clock before she left work. By then, she was already exhausted. She had just come out of the office when she noticed Howard standing at the doorway. Many of the lights there had been turned off by that time, so she was startled by his sudden appearance. “Howard! What are you doing here? You must be crazy!”
Why would Howard come there?
Naturally, he had come for Faye. He was feeling rather anxious initially and wondered if he was going too far by doing this. After all, Faye was his cousin. If his grandpa were to learn about this, he would certainly be furious. Still, he was immediately enraged by Faye’ s scolding, so his earlier anxiousness and guilt vanished into nothingness.
“Faye, I’ve been waiting for you.” Howard took a deep breath and tried his best to make his expression seem sincere.
Faye’s eyes were filled with doubt and vigilance when she stared at him and said, “Why are you waiting for me?!”
Noticing Faye’s cautious gaze, Howard was angered once again. ‘Why are you being on guard against me when I’m your cousin?’
“Sigh. Fifi, I know that you and I haven’t seen eye to eye over the years, and you’ve always thought that I don’t deserve your respect. I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and I realize that I was really too ruthless in the past. I went too far especially when it came to howl treated you and Zayn. I didn’t do my duty as a member of your family.” Howard had already prepared his script and planned the appropriate emotions prior to going there.
He began to speak in a manner as if he was condemning himself. In order to gain Faye’s trust, he had even given himself two slaps on purpose.
“I was wrong, Fifi. Will you please forgive me?” Howard was executing his tactic of humbling himself to win Faye’s confidence.
Faye was an empathetic person, so she felt compassion for Howard when she realized he must have slapped himself until his face was swollen.
Faye was no fool, of course. She would not trust Howard so easily anymore. “Are you trying to take advantage of me?”
He quickly noticed the suspicious look in Faye’s eyes. He knew that he had yet to give himself away, but Faye was doubting his morality. At the thought of this, he gritted his teeth and swiftly bowed down to her!
Faye was startled at once, so she hastily moved to the side. “What are you doing, Howard?! You must be mad!”
Howard went all out. There was no one else other than Faye there anyway. “Fifi, I am genuinely sorry. Could it be that you’re so heartless that you won’t forgive me?”
Howard’s action had truly caught Faye off guard. She hastily said, “Alright, alright, alright. I forgive you!”
“No! You haven’t forgiven me. You’re just saying that to appease me!” Howard acted with great passion.
“What do you want then?”
A scheming look flashed through Howard’s eyes for a moment. He took a deep breath and said, “Fifi, I’m sure that you haven’t eaten after working so late, right? I booked a table at Michelin. Will you allow me to take you to dinner? We haven’t enjoyed a meal together for a very long time.”
It was true that Faye was starving after working so long. Noticing how sincere and earnest Howard was, she was visibly moved as well and assumed that he had truly become a better person. She felt rather relieved by that, so she nodded and agreed.