She frowns for a moment, then pats her head, “An explanation is a cover, and a cover is the fact!”
“Actions speak louder than words,” Charlie adds.
“Yes, that’s it.” She smiles embarrassingly.
Suddenly, her mobile phone rings in her pocket. It is from Billie. She is still thinking about that thing, so she is very anxious, “Karin!”
“Yes, what’s wrong?”
“You still don’t believe me? Why don’t you come back?”
“No, I’ll be back after a while.”
“Really, I believe you!”
“All right, come back soon.”
Hanging up the phone, she embarrassingly asks Charlie, “You should be very busy? Let’s go.”
“Just sit for a while.”
He goes straight to the lounge chair and sits aside elegantly.
Karin sits down and thinks, fortunately, she is wearing a thick coat today, otherwise he would definitely take his clothes off to her again. That would be really embarrassing. His coat was still in the dormitory.
“Your boyfriend, what does he do?”
“Oh, he’s a clerk of a company.”
Karin does not expect that Charlie would suddenly be interested in her boyfriend.
“Do you love him?”
She is so surprised that he asks her this question. She looks at him confusingly.
“Yes. Of course.”
She teases him deliberately, “Don’t you love Mia?”
Charlie smiles and does not answer.
“You misled Robert.”
He raises an eyebrow with interest, “How do you say that?”
“You will avoid the question when you don’t want to answer it.”
“It’s not because we don’t want to answer, but it’s not necessary to answer.”
“This is not fair to me.” The implication is that she will answer every question they ask.
Robert drives the car to the University of Zurich, pulls the car door reverently, Charlie sits in and asks, “How’s it going?”
“It runs smooth.”
He looks calm. After a while, Charlie suddenly asks, “You unfolded the news, right?”
Robert seems to have expected it, nod, “Yes.”
“I know your mind.”
He sighs slightly and says seriously, “Robert, I know you are loyal to me, but there are some things that don’t need to be overdone. Your thoughtfulness may end up in nothing.”
“How can I know there is no result if I don’t work for it? I have follows you for more than ten years and know you better than anyone else, but whatever you want has never been missed. Just because she saved your life, you treat her with courtesy. You agree with her when she says she wouldn’t go out with you; you don’t mind when she refuses your kindness. Since you don’t want to force her, then don’t stop me.”
Karin is surprised when he receives Robert’s call.
On the way to the appointed place, she couldn’t figure out his purpose of asking her out.
Robert has been waiting for her a long time in an elegant Chinese-style tea house. When he sees her, he gets up and says, “Miss Karin, please sit down.”
She sits down and asks uneasily, “I don’t know what is going on?”
“I heard you quit your job at the cafe?”
“So what are your plans for the future?”
She shrugs, “No, I am about to graduate, and I will quit sooner or later.”
“No, I mean, do you plan to find another job?”
“No, I am going to leave here after the graduation, and there are so many things to deal with at school. I don’t plan to find another one.”
Robert makes a meaningful sound, takes the delicate kettle in front of him, and pours a cup of hot tea for her.
“Actually, I am looking for you to do me a favor.”
“What?” Karin raises her eyebrows in surprise, “What can I do for you?”
“The Charlie family is involved in a wide range of industries, of which leather is the majority. Charlie is in charge of the main project.. The other branches are managed by his uncle and cousins. And financial department goes wrong, and I want to trouble you to help us it. I wonder if you would like to help us?”
This really embarrasses her, “Robert, there should be a professional team in the company who are responsible for this.”
“Yes, but the key is that we can’t make a sensation. Because this company is in charge under the son of Charlie’s uncle, if the job is done by relatives, it will definitely affect the relationship. Say, you can guess what happens between this.”
Karin bites her lips, not because she doesn’t want help, but because why let her, an outsider, interfere with the family conflict.
“I don’t know much about business, I’m afraid…”
“You don’t need to understand business. You just need to use your profession and tell me the results of the accounting.”
She lowers her head and remains silent for a moment, then raises her eyes, “Is that your intention… or Charlie’s?”
“That’s my intention. Charlie has no intention of involving you into this. You must know that such account checking would not let others involved.”
“Do you believe me that way?”
“Yes, based on Miss Karin’s charity, I definitely believe in your character.”
Karin is still very hesitant. She never regrets saving Charlie, and doesn’t mind helping him again. But if she agreed to Robert, she would inevitably go against her original wish to keep a distance with Charlie.
“I sincerely hope that you will not refuse me. Although Charlie is rich and powerful, he also has his difficulties. The higher one is, the more lonely he is. There are few people who they can truly believe.”
Somewhere in her heart softens. She says, “All right.”
“Great, Miss Karin, thank you very much!”
“But what am I going to do?”
“I will arrange for this.”
Out of the tea house, a gust of wind blows on her face, with the trace of winter.
Many things, once decides, are difficult to go back.
The day before she officially goes to work, Robert takes her to the head office to go through the formalities. She meets Charlie at the entrance of the building. And he also surprises to see her here, but when he sees Robert beside him, he seems to understand something, and whispers softly, “Come with me.”