“Don’t be in such a hurry.” Hunter laughed. “Let’s wait for the food to be served and then we can chat.”
Having heard what Hunter said, Vivian stopped herself when she was about to take her material out from her bag. “Alright. We will start later then.” As Hunter was the interviewee today, he had the prerogative to decide how it was going to be done.
“Vivian, today seems to be the first time we are meeting for work, isn’t it?” Hunter looked at Vivian with a gentle smile.
“That’s right.” Vivian returned his smile. “Also, I just got to know that you are a famous lawyer.”
“Is that so? Do I not usually look like one?” Hunter put on a serious face on purpose, causing Vivian to burst into laughter.
When he saw Vivian’s smile, Hunter felt as if his heart was melted by it. “Therefore, to commemorate our first business exchange, I have a gift for you.”
Hunter snapped his fingers when he finished and a waiter brought out a bouquet of flowers from underneath the kitchen trolley.
“Ms. Morrison, Mr. Yates would like to present you with these flowers.” The waiter bowed and put the flowers beside Vivian.
When she saw the fresh roses in front of her, Vivian gave Hunter a frantic look. She wondered what he was up to and why did he choose red roses on purpose.
Raising his hands to dismiss the waiter, Hunter retrieved a gift box from his pocket and opened it. Inside it was a diamond necklace. Illuminated by the candlelight, its sparkle dazzled the eyes.
Pushing the necklace toward her, Hunter remarked in a gentle tone, “When I was choosing it, I found that this design is perfect for you. I wonder if you like it?”
“This is just an ordinary interview and it’s not like we don’t know each other. Hence, there’s no need for you to be so generous.” Vivian pushed the necklace back. “This gift is simply too expensive for me to accept.”
“Perhaps it’s just an ordinary interview for you. But, it means something very different to me,” Hunter remarked as he stared at Vivian longingly.
“What do you mean by this?” Vivian’s expression darkened as she knew Hunter wouldn’t present her with something so valuable for no reason.
“Vivian, don’t you get it?” Vivian had never seen him so serious before, which made her panic further.
“Get what?” She hoped that it wasn’t what she thought it was.
“My feelings for you,” Hunter continued, “Vivian, I like you.”
Vivian’s heart skipped a beat at Hunter’s confession and was at a loss at how to react.
Lowering her head in thought for a long while, she replied, “Didn’t you say that you would not follow Evelyn’s instructions to pursue me? So what are you doing now?”
“Don’t worry. Since I have promised not to conspire with Evelyn against you, I will keep my word.” Hunter’s expression was serious. “Vivian, this time I’m not doing Evelyn’s bidding. Instead, I really want to make you mine.”
Vivian was stunned by Hunter’s words and didn’t know how to deal with the situation.
“Ms. Morrison, Mr. Yates, your dinner is ready. Would you like it to be served now?” Just when Vivian was lost in panic, the waiter approached them to ask.
“Alright, please go ahead.” As if she was saved by the bell, Vivian answered the waiter quickly.
After the waiter nodded and left, Vivian turned her attention back to Hunter. “Let’s talk about that next time. For today, we agreed for you to be interviewed. Now that dinner is about to be served, let us begin.”
Hunter felt bad when he saw how nervous Vivian was. Hence, he nodded in agreement. After all, there was no way he could rush the matter.
“Alright, let’s start with the interview.”
Having heard Hunter’s words, Vivian heaved a sigh of relief and brought out the questions and recording pen she had prepared.
“Tell us why you chose to be a lawyer?”
“What do you think a lawyer’s responsibilities are and what values should one have?”
Vivian’s early questions were quite procedural to which Hunter answered as best as he could. Many of the opinions he shared caused Vivian to gaped in awe. She didn’t believe the words that were coming out of the mouth of the playboy she knew.