Love My Friends with Benefits

Chapter 26: An Obscure Confession

Our order was soon served. I added the milk and sugar into the coffee and slowly stirred it.

Austin sipped his coffee and asked, "What do you think of the prospect of our companies working together?"

Prospects, huh?

This project would affect our company's revenue for the second half of the year as well as my job. However, I didn't know much about the Internet industry.

What's more...

I hesitated, then answered truthfully, "Austin, it's really not the best decision to have me handle this project. There are other people in our company that know this industry much better than I do... Perhaps you'd like to consider having someone else handle this?"

Austin shook his head gracefully. "You're the only one that's included in my consideration."

This was almost like an obscure confession.

I could feel my heart skip a beat and my face warm. I had no choice but to sip my coffee to conceal my awkwardness.

There was no denying that Austin was an outstanding, handsome man. However, his confession still put me in a tough spot.

The atmosphere had barely lightened before turning awkward again.

"Miss. Jones, you..." Austin started to say.

At the same time, a familiar, shrill voice rang out from the table behind us. "You mean that old hag? She's in the hospital."

Was that Gail?!

I stiffened and gestured to Austin to stop talking.

He looked at me in confusion but stopped anyway.

Gail continued speaking behind us.

I rummaged through my bag and took out a small makeup mirror. I carefully observed what was happening at the table behind us.