The Substitute Wife My Poor Husband is a Billionaire
Chapter 22: House Hunting
Ethan averted his gaze. "I rented this car. It's your first day at work. I wanted to pick you up in this car. "Renting a luxury car for even just one day must have been expensive. Ethan, I know you did it out of kindness, but you don't. have to do this for me. We have to accept the reality and live our lives,". Janet stuttered. She was not the biological daughter of the Lind family -- but a simple girl who was used to living in poverty. The situation was embarrassing. She had been working hard to save up money to pay for Hannah's medical expenses and meet her daily needs. Even though Ethan didn't spend her money, it still broke her heart to see him waste it on unnecessary luxuries. On second thought, she realized it was perhaps difficult for Ethan to change his habit because he was used to living a lavish. life. She couldn't push him too hard. Janet handed the wallet back to Ethan. "Forget it. " She grinned happily. "Today is my first day at work. I should celebrate it. You better save the money for yourself. I think you would also need money. She had married Ethan as Jocelyn's substitute. Janet had already deceived him and felt it would be unreasonable to spend his money as well. "Great!". She stretched her body and sighed with contentment. "I have never been in a luxurious Lamborghini before. Ethan sat beside her and looked at his wallet. He remained silent all the way
The woman was different than he had thought. The next morning Janet took a bus to the company. The long co mmute had ex hausted her. She had to get up early to reach th e company on time. "The director a sked you to go to his office. One of her colleague s nudged Janet's sho ulder as she yawned. “Okay, I' ll be rig ht there. Janet hadn't me t the departmen t director yet. She had only heard that he was a talented designer. She entered the office and tuck ed a loose strand of hair behind her ear, . revealing her deli cate face. "Mr. Lyman, what can I do for you?" . Ike Lyman st ood in front of his desk. The man was in his thirties with an aver age height. He turned around to look at J anet. His eyes widened with amazement when . he saw the woman in fr ont of him. "Nice to meet you. I’m I ke Lyman," he greeted, stretching out his hand. "I went on a business trip a few days ago and just came back today. Welcome to the design department. "Thank you, Mr . Lyman. Janet smiled and let go of his hand after shaking it. Yesterday, a collea gue complained that Ike was a harsh man. However, he seem ed kind and affa ble toward Janet. Perhaps he was yet to show h is other side. "If you have any doubts or problems regard ing your work, you can always approach me. I'm in charge of all the design projects of
our comp any. Ike narrowed hi s eyes and studi ed Janet's face. The greediness in his eyes ma de Janet squirm. It felt as i f he was picturing her naked. "O ka y. Janet left calmly, but her ski n prickled with goosebumps as she stepped out of his office. Janet's stomach flipped with unease as she recall ed how Ike looked at her. By the time she go t home from work, i t was already dark. The commute took most of her time, and Janet fel t drained and exhausted. As soon as Janet r eturned home, she s lumped on the sofa. Ethan was sitting by the window, sor ting the documents. Seeing Janet, he clo sed the file and look ed at her tired face. "Why don't we rent a house near your com pany? Your work is a long drive from her e. Traveling to the company consumes most . of y our t ime. Janet finally op ened her eyes an d looked at him. "Forget it. The company is in the heart of the city. The houses there are expensive. I can't afford it. "Leave it to me. I promise I will find you a comfortable house with affordable rent. Ethan stepped closer and picke d up the shoes that Janet had c asually thrown beside the sofa. Janet stood up, blinked, and thought fo r a while. It would be great if she didn ’t have to spend hours traveling on bus. That way, she could have more time to work on her designs. Besides, she could go to the hospital to visit Han nah during her spare time. "“Okay. Try to find a house with reas onable rent, okay?"