Chapter 898 Force Herself To Calm Down
“As long as I find a method effective, it isn’t considered despicable,” Lucian riposted coldly after a while, putting away the scrutiny in his eyes.
Her eyes flickering, Roxanne nodded self-deprecatingly. “Oh well, I’m not far-sighted enough.” Lucian stared at her thoughtfully.
Out of the blue, he offered in a much gentler tone than earlier, “If it’s to your liking, I can retain you as the technical advisor of Herbscape Group.”
Upon hearing that, Roxanne snapped her head around with a frown, meeting his gaze in puzzlement.
He was absolutely livid just now, but he’s now extending me an olive branch in the blink of an eye. Is this considered… a chance for me to salvage things?
At that thought, mirth bubbled within her.
Meanwhile, Lucian’s hand tightened around her wrist when he received no answer from her even after a long time had passed.
“Farwell Group can likewise give you the same resources as Damaris Group.”
Roxanne could sense that the surrounding temperature was gradually dropping. Her heart inexorably sank as well.
After calming herself for a few seconds, she declined in feigned calmness, “No, thank you. There are many doctors far more outstanding than me. Considering Farwell Group’s financial capabilities, you can unquestionably choose someone of greater repute to take this position.”
She only agreed to be Herbscape Group’s technical advisor back then because of their project.
But then, Herbscape Group wouldn’t have anything to do with Damaris Group’s project anymore if it ended up being acquired by Farwell Group.
In other words, there was no need for her to get involved further.
However, to Lucian, he felt that she chose Jack when given a choice between him and the latter.
Following that thought, a murderous rage enveloped him, and a storm brewed in his eyes. “What if I insist?”
At that, Roxanne’s brows furrowed. “There are some things Farwell Group can’t give me. Don’t coerce me.”
No sooner had her words fallen than the man suddenly drew closer to her.
In a flash, they were practically standing toe to toe.
Roxanne instinctively took a step back.
Little did she know that she had already retreated to the edge of the door by an inch. That single step placed her right against the wall behind her.
On reflex, she turned and glanced at her back.
When she turned back again, Lucian had already stepped forward, bringing them so close that they could sense each other’s breaths.
Her eyes went wide in panic, and she lifted her hands to push him away. “What are you doing? Let go of me!”
Alas, Lucian effortlessly caught her outstretched hands.
In a trice, he had restrained both her hands and pinned them above her head.
He stared at her with a smoldering look in his eyes. “I gave you a chance!”
Right after saying that, he leaned toward her.
Having no retreat left, Roxanne could only watch helplessly as the man’s face drew closer to her.
The instant their noses collided, she unconsciously trembled.
Before she could gather her wits about her, a warm sensation grazed her lips.
Struggling wildly, she wanted to protest, but Lucian shot a hand out and grasped her chin. She was forced to open her mouth, yet she couldn’t utter a complete sentence.
As the man’s kiss grew increasingly intense, his breath brushing against her face turned all the hotter.
Tensed and panicked, Roxanne bit his lip hard.
In the next moment, Lucian grunted. Clapping a hand over the corner of his mouth, he backed away from her.
They looked at each other in silence for a long while, different emotions brewing in their eyes.
Lucian stared at Roxanne with a hand over his bleeding lip, his gaze scorching and tinged with a hint of darkness that had yet to fade.
On the contrary, Roxanne dug her nails into her palms to force herself to calm down.