Love Comes To Me
Chapter 23 Double Standard
Eloise was sure she didn't hear misheard it, so she felt dizzy and messy in the head. "I don't think it's necessary. I mean how can I let you do groceries with me?". Not to mention he was the president of the Rogers Group! He was a billionaire elite that was admired by millions of women! She couldn't bear the consequences if any scandal arose because of this. But Hector didn't seem to see her point. "Why not?". "Don't you know the answer?" Eloise thought to herself. It was weird to just imagine him appearing at the supermarket with his domineering aura. They would definitely be surrounded by onlookers if he tagged along. However, Eloise didn't dare to express her thoughts and ended up saying, "Because you're my guest! I wouldn't want to trouble you with these petty chores. With that said, they reached the doorway to the house. Eloise reached into her pocket for the key while holding Solomon in her arm. Suddenly, Solomon raised his head and said, "Miss Thompson, I want to go with you. Eloise couldn't help but laugh. "Why do you also want to go? Supermarket is not a very decent place, it's messy and smelly!". Even she herself couldn't stand the smell of the raw meat and seafood sometimes. Solomon said, "I don't mind. I want to company Miss Thompson, please?" He looked at Eloise with expectation in his clear innocent eyes. Eloise couldn't help but swallow her rejection at the sight of Solomon's pleading gaze. She agreed immediately, "Okay, let's go together. "You're the best, Miss Thompson!" Solomon exclaimed and planted a kiss on her cheek. In that moment, Eloise's heart melted and felt she would die for this little cutie. Hector got jealous at the sight of this scene. She rejected him when he asked to tag along but immediately agreed when Solomon asked for it!. What's with this double standard!. While he was drowning in jealousy, Eloise turned around at him. "Mr. Rogers, is that okay if I take Solomon out?". Hector nodded. "Of course. Eloise smiled. "Thank you. But I'm afraid I'll have to ask you to come with us, so you can take care of Solomon for me while I do the shopping. Hector was naturally willing to do so
They the n left for the supermarket. They reached t he supermarket afte r about ten minutes. As this was the first tim e Hector came to a supermarket , he was shocked at the scene. Bustling noises were roaring in the messy market. The sound of butchers chopping meat was thunderous. The motions of the merchants filleting fishes w ere swift and quick. But the smell of the raw meat and fishes was unbearable. Feeling u ncomfortable, Hector frowned. Solomon also fro wned while covering hi s nose with his hands. Eloise had expected this and suggested, "Mr. Rogers, what about you just wait here with Solom on? It wouldn't take long for me to buy the food. Solomon didn't agree with the suggestion and held onto El oise. "I want to stay with you. Hector echoed, "I'll go in t oo. It's okay, I just need some ge tting used to. I feel better now. "Really?" Eloise looked at h im doubtfully. "It's really okay if you don't feel like going in. Hector shook his head and s mirked. "No, I just feel it's ver y lively here, which is not bad. Eloise didn't really believe his words, but it wou ld be inappropriate for her to insist on her suggestion after he said that, so she led the duo into the market. She was familiar with the place and got around in the market with ease. Some merchants who recognized her greeted, "Hey Eloise, I have kept some fresh vegetables here for you. Come have a look. "Eloise, here's some big shrimps fresh out of the sea. You want some?" . "Elo ise…" . Eloise couldn't answer them all at once, so she simply replie d with a smile, "All right, sure. "You're quite popul ar here, huh?" Hector wa s intrigued by the scene. Solomon, who was repulsive of the place in the beginning, was now looking at everything around him with interest. Eloise smiled, "I live here for many years, that's how I get acquaintance with all of them. They are all great people. They eve n helped me out when I was having a very tough time few years ago. She said it casually, but on ly she knew how much hardships the re were behind those casual words
Hector's hea rt broke a little upon hearing that. While they were talkin g, the merchants finally no ticed the duo beside Eloise. Hector took Solom on in his arms when th ey entered the market. The father and son duo had almost identical faces. One was handsome while the other was cute . The old women in the market were all intrigued. "Oh my, Eloise , who's this guy? Is he your boyfriend?" . "What are you talking about? Look at the kid. Elo ise, is this your husband?" . "What husband? Eloise isn't married yet! Mrs. Newman was talking about intro ducing her to her nephew who's a lawyer. "…" . Eloise didn't expect things to turn out like this just because she exchanged a few words with Hector. She blushed an d hurriedly explained, "No no, it's not what you guys think…" . "Oh, I think it's exactly what I think it is. Look at the kid, he looks just like Eloise! Especially his lips!" . "I notice that too now you m entioned it. Come on Eloise, how can you hide your family from us?" . "Damn, I can tell her husband is an exc ellent guy. Look at his figure and features… By the way, I feel he looks quite familiar. Eloise's mind was spin ning hard. "Of course he lo oks familiar!" she thought. Even though he always kept a low profile, he was the president of the Rogers Group. He appeared on the news and also the finance sector in the newspaper from time to time. She was afraid his identity would blow if they stayed there any longer. So she dragged Hector out of the market while the crowd was still busy gossiping. The trio ran out of the market and ha lted by the roadside. Eloise glared at Hector sul kily while gasping for air. "I to ld you guys not to come with me. Now there wa s a huge misunder standing going on! . Hector didn't say anything but just sto od there and looked at Eloise with a subtly joyful gaze. He seemed to be in a good mood. Solomon was equally excited . He asked Hector, "Daddy, do I really look like Miss Thompson?"