“Okay.” James Grayson answered.
It was just a simple word. But she felt it as the surging waves on the rocks. No matter how large the ice blocks were, it will be smashed.
It was the trust she got after thousands of hardships.
At last, there was a little warmth in her heart.
Bella’s cold heart melted, she lowered her eyes and slowly leaned on the top of the bed.
“Do you want to lie down?” James Grayson asked and immediately helped to arrange the pillow.
Bella took his hand, stopped his movement, softened her voice, and asked, “Did you have dinner? I’ll cook for you.”
“You are still not well, how can I let you cook. It’s not appropriate. Let’s go out to eat in the evening. Do you want to eat anything special?” James Grayson asked, and his tone was filled with love.
Bella thought for a moment.
“When I was studying in the United States, I wanted to eat fried chicken, roasted duck, and fish with chopped peppers. I remember there was a famous shop near the university. Would you like to go there to eat with me?” Bella asked.
James Grayson raised his smile. “Okay, I’m very excited about the food you said. Do you know what my favorite food is?”
Bella shook her head honestly.
When James Grayson was with her, he was not picky about food. He always ate whatever she cooked for him.
“I only know you don’t eat crayfish. You’re allergic to crayfish.” Bella recalled.
“My favorite food is stir-fried pork with vegetables. It’s very delicious. However, in order to not let others find out that I like this, I don’t eat much in the military area. Do you know how to make stir-fried pork with vegetables?” James Grayson asked.
Bella didn’t expect that he can like something so common, she thought he must like some exotic delicacies but what he liked the most was stir-fried pork with vegetables.
“Yes, I can. I can make a little sweet stir-fried pork with vegetables. Is that ok?” Bella tested his taste.
“Well, in the future when we eat at home, I will also cook, we will cook together.” James Grayson smiled.
His face had a faint smile and when he smiles wholeheartedly he looked great.
“Then I’ll be the chef, and I am sorry but the chief will have to be my subordinate.” Bella smiled and took advantage of his weakness.
“Okay.” James Grayson also leaned on the bed and looked at her cautiously, “you will be an excellent mother.”
Bella’s heart sank, “Have you found our child?”
James Grayson shook his head. “There’s no news at all. It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack.”
“At one point I thought he was dead, but I didn’t see his body and still hold a trace of hope and luck,” Bella said gloomily.
“Let’s have some more. I will protect our children. I like both boys and girls. I’m looking forward to hearing about the story of children eating ice cream.” James Grayson said with a bright light in his eyes.
She’s twenty-eight this year, and she should have a baby, but she needed to cut off the medicine. She was worried that if she stops taking medicine, she will get sick.
Her cell phone rang!
She looked for her bag.
James Grayson took her bag from the bedside table, took out the mobile phone from it and handed it to her.
It was a strange number, but she knows that it was Kellan Pattinson’s number. She guessed Peter Maxwell asked him to call her.
She has been waiting for this call for a long time.
“Bella, this is Kellan Pattinson. Have you had dinner?” Kellan Pattinson asked warmly.
Bella wanted to go out to eat with James Grayson. “I’m going out to eat. I have an appointment with someone. What’s the matter?”
“Er…” Kellan Pattinson didn’t expect Bella to politely refuse him, “Are you free tomorrow? Let’s have lunch at noon. There are still some details that Governor Peter wants to discuss with you.”
“Tomorrow at eleven o’clock, I’ll see you at the Manchester coffee shop of Moon international,” Bella said and hung up the call.
“Whom will you meet at eleven tomorrow?” James Grayson tried to make his tone peaceful, but he can’t hide his jealousy.
“I told you about my client. You also know that client, Peter Maxwell.” Bella didn’t hide it.
“How do you know him?” James Grayson was surprised.
“By chance, his son has a mental illness. He just found me. How are you doing with the investigation of Steven Maxwell?” Bella asked.
“Steven Maxwell was promoted by Peter Maxwell. Walem city is an ancient city, and many places are built by Star Contractors Construction Company.
When Steven Maxwell became mayor, he set up a construction company behind his back. On the surface, he built houses in developable areas, but in fact, he sold cultural relics.
The criminal evidence of Steven Maxwell has long been there. All the cultural relics unearthed by him are also mixed in the black trade market by extraordinary means. It’s a matter of minutes for Steven Maxwell to step down. However, we cannot find the connection between other people and him.” James Grayson said in a deep voice.
“More than three years have passed. I think it’s time to control Steven Maxwell. If he escapes, we will waste all manpower and material resources. Moreover, it’s obvious that other people are more difficult to deal with than Steven Maxwell. Maybe, Peter Maxwell will be a breakthrough.” Bella analyzed.
“Peter Maxwell is really more difficult to deal with than Steven Maxwell. He has a delicate mind and works without flaws. It is not easy to get a clue from him. More importantly, it is too dangerous for you to go alone.” James Grayson was worried.
“I promised Gabriel Athens to find out the murderer. Otherwise, I would not be with you. Now three and a half years have passed. I have done nothing. I must go.” Bella said firmly.
James Grayson frowned.
He has no memory of the past, so he didn’t remember the details when he was with Bella.
He found out that Steven Maxwell was related to the case of Athens Village, but he did not know about Bella’s commitment to Gabriel Athens.
In the past three years, there have been so many things that he didn’t care so much about Athens Village.
“I see. I’ll send someone to protect you.” James Grayson said in a deep voice.
Bella remembered that she went to Walem city alone, at that time he secretly sent a person to protect her. At that time, her heart was moved by him.
“If you send a man it will make Peter Maxwell suspect and I can be in danger. Don’t worry, I will protect myself.” Bella promised.
“If you fell into danger, it will be too late. I am letting you go, but I’ll send someone to protect you so that I can feel at ease.”
Bella didn’t want to argue with him about it. “You can send someone, but don’t let me know who it is. I’m hungry. Let’s go eat.”
“You haven’t finished your intravenous drip yet.” James Grayson glanced at the bottle of medicine.
“I’m a doctor. I know it is enough. Let’s go.” Bella said and pulled out the needle.
James Grayson took her hand, looked at the mark of the needle on the back of her hand, and said, “Bella, you pull it like this, and hurts yourself. I can also pull it.”
She was used to it. She was afraid of dependence.
If she got dependent… then without him, she would live a life worse than death.
“Okay. Let’s go. You have more money, so, it’s your treat.” Bella walked.
James Grayson didn’t leave her hand. He walked behind her…