Chapter 296: Enjoy His infrequent Tenderness
The large living room fell into silence.
Maddox walked to Yayoi and sat down. They smiled at each other.
Then, Maddox looked at Rosiley and said, "Rosiley, you're right, but we won't break up.”
Wouldn't break up?
Rosiley frowned slightly. Actually, there was still something unsolved between them. It was not as
simple as they thought. It was not up to them to decide whether to break up or not.
But when she saw Maddox's firm expression, she stifled her doubts and glanced at them indifferently,
“Alright, I know that you are crazy about each other.’'
Yayoi smiled shyly and said, "Aren't we just talking about Juliet and Payton? When did we change the
Rosiley laughed, "Yeah, why are we talking about you guys?"
Then, she raised her eyebrows at Maddox, “Maddox, it's your fault. If you didn't show up suddenly, I
wouldn't have forgotten what we were talking about."
Maddox held Yayoi's shoulder, his handsome face brimming with a bright smile, “Alright, the blame is
on me. And the conversation is on them.”
Hearing this, Rosiley and Yayoi laughed at the same time.
Compared to the relaxing atmosphere here, the dining hall of the Elton Villa was seized by tension. Mr.
Elton, who was seated at the head of the table, kept a straight face. His cold gaze caused so much
pressure that no one dare to utter a word.
In Juliet's impression, her father was always pleasant-looking and smiling. Even if he got angry, he had
never been so serious. Being scared, she didn't dare to say anything and could only look at her mother
with pleading eyes.
Mrs. Elton glared at her. Then she glanced at the gentleman beside her daughter before whispering to
Mr. Elton, “Ebenezer, it's the first time that Juliet brings her boyfriend home. Could you please don't put
a long face?"
"You don't understand.” Mr. Elton gave her a cold glance. Then he looked at the man beside his
daughter and directly asked, "What do you like about Juliet?”
“Her everything.” Compared to the cautious and nervous Elton family, Payton was composed and at
ease. He answered calmly.
“Everything?” Mr. Elton sneered, “I guess what you like is the things behind her.”
“Ebenezer!” Mrs. Elton didn't like his questioning attitude. Did everyone pursue their daughter for the
power of her family? He made people feel that their daughter was not attractive.
Payton could tell that Mr. Elton had taken him as a man who dated Juliet for her family background.
He chuckled slightly, "Mr. Elton, to be honest, I love Juliet. And it has nothing to do with the Elton
family's power. Her background has nothing to do with me, and I don't need to rely on her family”
Juliet was embarrassed. If she was allowed to reveal his identity, she would have told her father that
Payton was from the Lu family and that wealthy as them, they didn't need to borrow anything from the
Mr. Elton's sharp gaze stared at Payton as if he wanted to find a flaw in his calm face.
Unfortunately, he looked too calm to be lying.
"Did you hear that? Don't think so badly of people." Mrs. Elton rolled her eyes at Mr. Elton
discontentedly. Then she picked up her chopsticks and put a prawn in Payton’'s bowl.
“Payton, don't mind his words. He has got a bee in his bonnet.” Mrs. Elton said with a smile, her eyes
revealing her favor for Payton.
To be honest, Juliet's boyfriend was really outstanding. His appearance and temperament were good.
Most importantly, one could tell from his words and behavior that he was well-educated. He must come
from a good family.
Payton smiled gently at her and said, "Thank you, Mrs. Elton."
Then, he turned to look at Juliet and asked softly, “Do you eat prawns?"
Juliet was slightly shocked, "Yes. Why?"
Payton did not answer her. Instead, he picked up the prawn that Mrs. Elton had given him and peeled
it. Then, he put it in Juliet's bowl and looked at her gently, "I'll peel it for you if you want to eat.’
She knew that he was just faking, but she couldn't help indulging in his tenderness.
For once, she wanted to enjoy his tenderness.
Juliet lowered her eyelids to hide her emotions. She picked up the peeled prawn with chopsticks and
put it into her mouth, chewing it slowly.
Payton gently stared at her with a soft gaze.
In the eyes of others, they were rather intimate.
Mrs. Elton pushed Mr. Elton with her elbow. The latter stared at her, only to see her signaling him to
look in Juliet's direction.
Mr. Elton turned to look at Juliet and saw the expression on Payton's face when he looked at her.
Mrs. Elton whispered to him, "Did you see how Payton looks at our daughter? He really likes Juliet. His
eyes won't lie.”
Mr. Elton took his gaze back and drank some wine. His expression was complicated.
He wanted his daughter to get a boyfriend, but only someone he liked. Now that his daughter had
brought a man home, he should be happy. But he still felt uncomfortable.
How could he be willing to give his precious daughter to a man that he knew nothing about?
It was no use to be good-looking. Character mattered most.
Mr. Elton suddenly got an idea.
“Little Lu." Mr. Elton called.
Payton, who had never been called "Little Lu” before, did not realize that Mr. Elton was calling him until
Juliet reminded him in a low voice.
"My dad is calling you.’
Payton raised his eyebrows and looked at Mr. Elton. He smiled politely and said, "Mr. Elton?”
Mr. Elton narrowed his eyes and said seriously, “What kind of job are you doing now? Do you have a
house in Benin? Do you have a car?”
Before Payton could answer, Juliet was anxious, "We're not getting married. Why do you ask about
Mr. Elton looked at her coldly, "Aren't you dating on the premise of marriage?"
"L.. It was just a fake relationship. How could she answer this question?
Seeing that she was anxious and panic, Payton was affected.
He raised his hand to hold hers. Juliet turned to look at him. Payton gave her a comforting smile and
whispered, "Don't worry. I'll handle it.”
Juliet frowned. How was he going to deal with this?
He kept his gentle smile and answered Mr. Elton’s questions humbly...
"Mr. Elton, Iam the general manager of TEG. I have a house and a car in Benin. Maybe I am not so
well-off. But I believe that with my ability, I can make Juliet happy.”