Unconscious Husband: Meet Her Love In Silence
Chapter 16 Make a bet. Darian and Jasper burst into laughter as soon as they heard that proposition. "Oh, Theodore! You are far too confident in your wife," Jasper commented, his words dripping with undeniable contempt. "What do you say?” Theodore asked again, this time with a mischievous smile. Jasper glanced at his father before saying, "I can accept the bet, but on the condition that Ariana mustn't tell anyone that she's your wife. Also, you mustn't help her no matter what happens. We should play fair. Do we have a deal?”. Ariana badly wanted to chew Jasper out. She bit her lower lip to restrain herself. She found him repulsively shameless. Everyone knew that he was the second son of the Anderson family. He would use it to his advantage, but he wanted her to keep her identity under wraps. How was that fair? Only a fool would agree to such a condition. "Deal!" Theodore agreed without asking Ariana how she felt about this condition. It made her dumbfounded. Now that they had struck a deal, Darian and the others left the dining room. Theodore wiped his lips and hands with a piece of serviette without looking at Ariana. He then went upstairs, still not sparing her a glance. Ariana stared at his back in a daze. Once she regained her senses, she went after him. "Wait up!" Theodore halted his wheelchair and spun around to look at her. “What's wrong?"
"You should have asked for my opinion first. I can't win the bet. Besides, I don't even want to get involved in this. " Ariana frowned and added with a slightly annoyed tone, "I don't understand why you dragged me into this mess. I'm not up to the task. You should tell them that the bet is off before—". "Aren't you looking for a job?" Theodore cut her off, toying with the ring on his index finger. "How did you know that?" Ariana's eyes widened in surprise. His statement made her remember how he had showered praises on her during breakfast. Her suspicion quadrupled. "And how did you know about my past? You had me investigated?”. Theodore snorted, "Am I wrong for wanting to know more about my wife, especially considering that we didn't date or know each other before the shotgun wedding?". "[ knew it," Ariana murmured, pouting. Her suspicion was correct. Sure enough, a cautious person like Theodore wouldn't allow someone of unknown origin to wander around him just like that. "I know that you badly need a job. Anderson Group will be a good platform for you to start your career. Think about it," Theodore said in a flat voice. Ariana didn't need to be told that. She knew that the advantages of working in such a top company outweighed the disadvantages. However, she didn't want to be a part of their family feud. If Jasper lost, he still had his father backing him. On the other hand, she would most likely be abandoned if she lost
Ariana thought it through and shook her head. "No, I'll pass. The stake is too high. I can't do it. Instead of going to war in SJ Entertainment, I'll look for a job elsewhere. After a long silence, Theodore sneered, "You can't, or you won't? Is it because you don't want to ruin your ex-lover's plan?". "What are you driving at?" Ariana got angry. "I told you before that I no longer have feelings for Jasper. Stop linking me to him. I don't care what happens to him. "Then prove me wrong. Beat him hands down!" Theodore stared Ariana dead in the eye. He strongly believed that actions spoke louder than words. As far as he was concerned, his wife and half-brother still had some lingering feelings for each other. He felt that they wouldn't have flirted in his bedroom on the wedding night if they weren't still into each other. "I don't have to prove anything to you. This is bullshit!" Ariana declined, her voice raised. "Let me be the judge of that, Ariana. Don't you want your mother's belongings anymore?" Theodore uttered, his mouth curving into a smile. "If you trash Jasper in this game, I'll hand them over to you. Deal?" 4