The More the Merrier Chapter 478
After taking a look at the time, she saw that there were still two hours before they would leave for Northstream. Hence, she decided that there was still time to head out to buy Tim’s gifts.
What should I get him?
Arissa’s eyes flitted toward the man, then at the bodyguards by the door.
I can’t go out, and there’s no way to buy anything I want.
Maybe I should buy the gifts when I’m there. At least that way, I will know what he likes and dislikes.
“You can order the bodyguards to buy it for you if you want to get Tim gifts,” Benjamin said.
Arissa glanced at him before saying, “I want to buy them myself.”
She didn’t want other people to interfere and wanted to buy everything herself if it was for her children.
Benjamin looked over and saw that Arissa was glaring at him.
He wanted to laugh at the sight of this, but he cleared his throat and went back to his meeting.
Nonetheless, he ended the meeting after just half an hour.
“What do you want to buy?”
“You’re not going to work anymore?” Arissa asked, her eyes shining brightly.
“Come on,” Benjamin said as he walked out.
Flashing him a smile, she quickly followed after him.
“Are you really not going to work anymore, Benjamin?”
Even though she couldn’t really understand what he said earlier, she felt that the meeting was still quite important.
“The vice president will handle it and report everything to me later.”
Seeing that there was some distance between the two of them, the man reached out and grabbed her hand.
Arissa stole a glance at him and tried to pull her hand away, but to no avail.
“Are you feeling unwell anywhere?” Benjamin asked as they stepped into the elevator.
Shaking her head, she quickly said, “Nope. I feel great!”
His eyes glinted with amusement at the sight of the nervous look on her face.
“Why are you so nervous?”
Arissa pursed her lips together at the question. How could I not feel nervous?
What if he takes me back to the ward?
Soon enough, Benjamin brought her to the mall where they had previously shopped.
By then, Arissa had finally thought of what she should get for the boy.
They headed straight for the children’s clothing store and bought clothes and shoes that were in the same style as Gavin and the rest of the kids’, and she bought two sets of everything she chose.
The whole process was done in under half an hour.
“I’m done shopping, Benjamin. Let’s go!”
Benjamin saw how anxious she was, and he took the shopping bags from her and looked inside. “Two sets?”
Arissa nodded and said, “I don’t know what he likes, so I bought some stuff that is the same as the others kids’ first.”
Whatever his siblings had, he should have them too.
“One of the sets is from me.”
He then held the shopping bags in one hand and Arissa’s hand in the other.
The woman’s lips twitched, and she couldn’t help but say, “Gifts would only have meaning if you get them yourself.”
Benjamin shot her a look and said, “I came with you to get the gifts. Isn’t that enough?”
“But I was the one who paid for them.”
As she said that, she gave him a look that seemed to say, “I bought everything here myself. We’re not sharing this.”
The man was rendered speechless at that. He pulled her into his embrace and wrapped his arms around her waist.
Leaning in closer, he said, “Are you really going to be so calculative with me?”
She could smell the scent from his body, and her heart skipped a beat.
“I was just speaking the truth.”
Benjamin narrowed his eyes at that. The woman always managed to annoy him easily.
Then, without a warning, he planted his lips on hers. He was rough with the kiss, almost as if he was trying to punish her.
Arissa’s face flushed red. She did not expect him to kiss her in public.
He only let go of her when she was finally quiet.
Feeling embarrassed, she glared at him. “Benjamin, you-”
“Do you want me to kiss you again?” Benjamin asked as he raised a brow at her, a devilish smile on his face.
Arissa blinked a few times before she scolded, “What are you talking about? You were the one who took advantage of me.”
Having heard that, he narrowed his eyes and leaned in, but she quickly leaned back to avoid him.
“Hmph! See, you fell for me, didn’t you?”
Eyes lighting up, the woman looked up at him with a triumphant smile.
Benjamin cast his gaze down at her, and seeing how smug she was, he responded with a snort, “Does kissing you mean I like you?”
“Why would you kiss me if you don’t like me? Don’t you know how dirty our mouths are? Would you be able to stand kissing someone you don’t like?” Arissa retorted.
Is her mouth dirty? But it was quite sweet.