Nevertheless, Anastasia tensed up when she saw John. Still, she had no right to interfere in her client’s clothing preference, even though they were discussing business. Then, Anastasia quickly sat down on the couch before giving John her draft. “You can take a look at the draft that I’ve designed for you, President Curtis. Do let me know if I should make any changes.”
After going through the draft papers, John complimented with a pleased manner, “These are great! As expected from a capable designer. I really like your designs, Miss Tillman.”
Then, he poured a cup of tea for Anastasia. “Do have some tea, and let’s start discussing our contract after this.”
“Uhm, I’m not thirsty since I just had dinner with my colleagues just now.” Anastasia rejected politely.
“You don’t have to see yourself as an outsider, Miss Tillman. How can you refuse a cup of tea when you’re already at my house? Isn’t that disrespectful?” John made it clear that he was upset.
Meanwhile, Anastasia stared at the cup of tea and made a decision before she took the tea and drank it. “President Curtis, it’s already late now, so why don’t we sign the contract now? My colleague is still waiting for me outside.”
“Your colleague?” John’s gaze wavered slightly.
“Yes. My colleague sent me over because I wasn’t driving. Since it’s hard to get a cab here, I still need his help to send me home later on,” Anastasia explained with a smile as she tried to imply that someone was waiting for her and would definitely lodge a police report if she couldn’t get out.
“Well, I still have to check the draft again since I didn’t do so just now. Please wait for a moment,” John said before he started looking at the draft again. Nevertheless, he was observing Anastasia’s reaction from the corners of his eyes. So what if your colleague is waiting for you when you’ve already drank the tea? I can still buy his silence after everything is over.
The tea that Anastasia drank just now was specially prepared by John, as he must get her by tonight. After that, he would use some money to buy her silence, and everything would be over. This was the tactic that John used every time, and all of the ladies ended up wrapped around his finger after that, so he hoped that Anastasia
would be obedient as well.
While waiting for John to look through the draft, Anastasia suddenly felt cold sweat forming around her neck as well as a warm feeling around her chest before she wondered if the air conditioner in the living room wasn’t strong enough.
Upon noticing that, John quickly poured another cup of tea for her. “Miss Tillman, you look like you are hot. Here, have another cup of tea!”
Not noticing anything odd, Anastasia took the cup of tea and drank it. Although the cool tea soothed her momentarily, she didn’t know that she had just consumed more of the drug
“Is there something wrong with the draft?” Anastasia asked worriedly as she really wanted to leave already.
“There’s nothing wrong with it, and I believe in your ability as well. Hold on. I need to go to the washroom for a while.”
At this moment, John was trying to drag the time because the drugs needed some time to be activated. By the time that Anastasia was in her most afflictive, she would surely agree to whatever demands he had.
On the other hand, Anastasia still thought that the air conditioner wasn’t powerful enough because she was starting to feel really hot, and her face was flushed. It wasn’t until a sudden strong sensation from the lower part of her body hit her that she realized that something was wrong.
Why is my body starting to feel numb? It’s like… It’s like there’s a fire burning within my body and chipping away at my consciousness and rationality. Could it be that …
Anastasia turned toward her cup before she stared at the pot of tea. Suddenly, something hit her, and she immediately got up and ran out of the living room.
When John returned to the living room and noticed that Anastasia wasn’t there, he quickly ran after her and saw her staggering out of the yard.
“Where are you going, Miss Tillman?” John’s devilish voice rang out.
“What did you put in my drinks?”
“Anastasia Tillman, you’ve managed to capture my eyes. You’re too beautiful, and there’s no way that I wouldn’t like you. Why don’t you stay for the night? I’ll be sure to be nice to you.” Right then, John’s true colors were revealed as he exposed his true
“G-Get away from me. I do not provide any other services other than draft designing. Get away from me!” Anastasia roared.
“You got drugged. If you don’t get a man to help you out, you’ll feel very uncomfortable pretty soon.”