Chapter 1226 Toby Wasn’t Angry
Meanwhile, Sonia, who was grabbing onto her mobile phone, stared at the screen without looking away as she waited for his reply. She was so fixated on it that she was caught off guard when she received a video call from him. Thus, the moment her phone rang, she was so frightened that she almost flung her phone out.
Luckily, she was able to calm herself down in time and grabbed onto the phone tightly, which prevented her phone from being damaged. From the looks of it, it seemed like Toby wasn’t ignoring her text message. However, she felt unease underneath the gladness. Did he want to have a video call with me just to scold me? With that thought in mind, she clicked on the answer call button with trembling fingers.
The next moment, Toby’s face appeared on the phone screen. Sonia grinned and waved at him as she said hi to him without first observing his mood. She was so enthusiastic that it frightened him.
That was because Sonia was normally calm when they had a video call and wouldn’t show a hint of passion. He wasn’t used to her unusual enthusiastic reaction this time round. Of course, he was well aware that she was trying to please him after what she had done. Ahh, women!
With that thought in mind, he looked at her with a straight face and asked impassively, “So are you admitting to your mistake?” Upon hearing that, she stared at his face and noticed that the lipstick stain that was on his face had been wiped off. Her observation, paired with his question, made her think that he was mad because of her prank.
Realizing that, she looked down guiltily and didn’t dare to look him in the eye. “I’m sorry. It’s my fault. I did it without giving much thought to it, and I was trying to have some fun, so…” She swore that she merely wanted to play a prank on him because he was always the one who ‘bullied’ her. She never thought that it would put him in trouble. She just realized the consequences, which made her feel bad.
Noticing her pitiful expression, he softened up and almost stopped pretending to be mad to comfort her. However, he managed to hold it out and let out a cough before asking calmly, “Have you really realized what you’ve done?”
“Yes, I’ll admit to my mistake. I’m sorry. It will not happen again.” She looked up and stared at him earnestly as she spoke. However, in her heart, she thought that it would be fine as long as she didn’t leave anything on his face that would make him look funny in the future. There was a glint in her eyes as she thought about it.
He instantly knew what was in her mind when he noticed the glint in her eyes. He finally couldn’t put up with the pretense anymore and nodded with a smile. “Since you’ve realized what you’ve done, I’ll forgive you this time around.”
“You’ll forgive me?” She looked at him wide-eyed.
“Yes.” He nodded.
“Really?” She placed the phone nearer to her face and asked again. With that, her beautiful face filled his phone screen, and he could see every detail on her face and crystal-clear skin.
Seeing that, he couldn’t help but stick out the thumb of the hand which was grabbing onto the phone and caressing her face on the phone screen.
“Really.” He nodded and gave her a certain reply.
“That’s great. So you’re really not mad at me anymore?” She let out a smile.
He leaned back on his chair lazily and supported his head with one of his hands as if he was a king on the throne who was looking over at his people with a smirk on his face.
“I was never mad about it,” he replied gently.
“You were never mad about it.” She was surprised at his reaction.
“Never. Why would I be angry at you when you’ve not done something to hurt me?” Since it was just a prank, he would be a petty man if he couldn’t accept it. As a man, he should be tolerant, especially toward his partner. Most importantly, he actually liked the prank where she left a lipstick mark on his cheek, as it seemed like she was announcing to everyone that both of them were together. Of course, he knew that it wasn’t her intention, but it didn’t mean that he couldn’t think of it that way.
She didn’t know what he was thinking, but one thing she was sure of was that the prank was just a small issue to him, and he wasn’t furious about it. She felt all warm and fuzzy inside as she heaved a sigh of relief since not all men could be as tolerant as him.
A lot of men nowadays were petty, and she had heard one of her female staff speaking of her own experience. That staff bought a cup of coffee for her boyfriend and tried to tease him when he was trying to grab the coffee from her. She pretended that she didn’t want him to have it and was planning to give it to him after he coaxed her into doing so. It was a trivial matter and could be regarded as a cute interaction between the couple. However, the man felt embarrassed being teased in public. In the end, he let his ego get the best of him and slapped her in the face before leaving. Because of this, the female staff couldn’t stop crying in the office yesterday.
It would be petty for a man to feel ashamed over such a trivial matter and even beat his girlfriend because of it. Moreover, the man who did it was an ordinary man. If that man had Toby’s status, he would be put in a more embarrassing position. If that were the case, would he have to kill her to vent his anger? That was why when she thought of how a man like Toby could endure her pranks and not feel humiliated in public, it meant that he was a very generous man. She felt very fortunate that the unhypnotized Toby was a man with good values, not missing his hypnotized self at all.
“Thank you for not being mad at me after what I’ve done to you.” She tucked her hair behind her ear as she looked at him apologetically. Although he didn’t argue with her over it, it doesn’t mean that he should just accept that and pretend that nothing happened. Instead, she should apologize since she was the one at fault.
“Silly girl, why would I argue with you over such a trivial matter? Don’t take it to heart. Moreover, rather than it being a prank, isn’t this the pleasure of being in love?” He couldn’t help but smirk.
His smile was so charmingly sexy that it made her blush. He was so handsome that she wouldn’t be able to handle it if he tried to tease her even though they saw each other daily.
With that, she immediately tried to change the topic. “Right, so did anyone make fun of you at Fuller Group? You really weren’t mad about it?”
“Some of them did laugh at me, but I don’t care as long as I feel happy.”
Moreover, they weren’t ridiculing him but were happy for him since they knew who had left the lipstick mark on his cheek. Those people laughed when they thought of how in love both of them were. Since that was the case, he didn’t feel bothered about being laughed at.