Chapter 752 A Different Matthew
“Do I have a choice?” Veronica scoffed, a cold sneer tugging on the corner of her lips. Unlike the reluctant look she had on, she was cheering and jumping on the inside.
During the meal, Veronica kept praising ‘Iron Pillar’ for his excellent cooking skills. She ‘couldn’t help’ eating two extra servings.
“Goodness, I can’t go on. I’m going to explode from all that food. I’ll be taking a stroll outside.” She then stood up and rubbed her tummy with a pained look on her face.
The servants proceeded to remove the food from the dining table. Clutching her abdomen, Veronica paced back and forth in the living room.
Crayson let out a rare smile when he saw her. “What is an adult like you doing stuffing yourself silly like that?”
Veronica rolled her eyes at his words. Instead of replying, she walked outside. Crayson happened to see ‘Iron Pillar’ come out of the kitchen at this time, and he waved him over.
“Iron Pillar, Mateo won’t be available to keep Veronica company these days. You’ll take his place,” he stated.
As it was rather sudden, Crayson couldn’t find a suitable candidate to protect Veronica. Furthermore, with how Veronica was against the hidden clan, he knew that she would be upset if he got someone to guard her at his discretion. Because of that, he had no choice but to discuss it with Iron Pillar.
“About the meals…” Matthew stopped before he finished his words.
“You are responsible for cooking when she is home, and you will accompany her when she is out.”
The reason he asked ‘Iron Pillar’ to cook was also to take care of Veronica. Naturally, ‘Iron Pillar’ was also responsible for protecting her when she was away from home.
Matthew stood slumped in front of Crayson. He seemed hesitant as he held back the words he wanted to speak.
“Can you do it or not?” Destiny’s voice sounded displeased when she saw Matthew standing there quietly.
“I can, but…”
Head tilted, he let that sentence trail off, seemingly hesitant.
“But what? Go on, tell us.” The short-tempered Destiny hated it when ‘Iron Pillar’ beat around the bush.
“Um… I applied to be a chef, but now I’m being asked to work part-time as a bodyguard…”
Matthew ‘did not dare’ to look up at the faces of Crayson and Destiny, but he stretched out his right hand and rubbed his thumb and index finger together.
No words were needed to know what he wanted.
The corners of Destiny’s mouth twitched as she rolled her eyes at him in disappointment. “Hmph! You’re what the people in Bloomstead call a near-sighted person. You only see things in front of you.”
“I am just an employee, and I have a wife and children at home. I wouldn’t have wanted to come here if it wasn’t because my friend told me I would make money here.”
Matthew perfectly portrayed the image of a common man. Even though he was standing in front of the two of them, they didn’t have the slightest doubt about his identity.
“Alright, alright. Life isn’t easy for anyone.” Not bothered about the trifles, Crayson merely waved casually. “Your new salary will be double what you’re given now, but you have to take good care of Veronica. You won’t get a penny otherwise.”
Matthew grunted in response.
“What are you still waiting for?” Destiny then growled, “Go to Veronica!”
“I… I have no money in hand… Can I get my salary in advance?” He tugged at the clothes on his body. “This is what I wear in the kitchen. I’m afraid the strong smell of grease will embarrass Miss Veronica.”
Destiny was annoyed for no reason. Just as she was about to blow her top, she saw Crayson take out a wad of hidden clan money from his pocket and put it in front of Matthew. “Use the five thousand here first. What you said makes sense. Since you’re going to protect Veronica, you must keep up appearances too.”
“I understand. Thank you, Mr. Crayson.”
‘Iron Pillar’ took the money and after he bowed to Crayson and Destiny, he was out of there in a flash.