The More the Merrier Chapter 823

Chapter 823 Stay Still

“You’re done with things?” Arissa asked, turning to look at Benjamin. Benjamin nodded. “Yeah.”

Then, he canted his head and cast a glance at her. “Grandaunt’s operation is scheduled for nine o’clock tomorrow morning,” he remarked.

“I see.” Arissa nodded in acknowledgment before adding, “So, we’re heading over after sending the kids to school?”

“Yup,” Benjamin replied with a bob of his head. Indeed, we’ve got to go over to the hospital tomorrow.

Upon returning to the room, he gave Ethen a call, instructing him to reschedule the meetings in the morning so that he would have the morning available.

Arissa eyed him for a moment before going into the bathroom to draw a bath for him.

When she came out, he was still on the phone with Ethen. The latter was probably updating him on work.

Straightening the room for a bit, she went to bed. Even then, Benjamin was still talking on the phone on the balcony.

She heaved a sigh. Truly, he’s quite busy.

Some time passed before the man finally ended the phone call.

“Quick, go and take a bath! The water is getting cold.”

“Okay.”

Nodding smilingly, Benjamin pivoted and headed to the bathroom.

“Do you have a lot of work tomorrow morning? If so, you don’t have to go to the hospital. It’ll be fine with me there,” Arissa suggested, discussing that matter with him.

Benjamin glanced over his shoulder at her. “It’s just some routine meetings. I’ve told Ethen to reschedule them.”

Seeing that he wanted to go with her, Arissa nodded. “I don’t mind as long as you can handle things.”

At that, Benjamin quirked an eyebrow. “Sleep first. I’ll take a bath.”

Only after the man had gone into the bathroom did Arissa go through the emails on the phone.

When Benjamin exited the bathroom and saw that she was still awake, his lips curved into a devilish smile.

“You’re waiting for me?”

Embarrassment flooded Arissa. “Nope. I’m going through my emails.”

Benjamin strolled over to her.

As Arissa glimpsed his muscular figure out of the corner of her eye, her heartbeat accelerated.

He’s simply a walking pheromone dispenser, astoundingly handsome when clothed and seductively sexy in the buff!

Surreptitiously gulping, she forced herself to concentrate on her emails.

Plopping down beside her, Benjamin wrapped an arm around her. Then, he leaned down and kissed her on the forehead.

“It’s time for bed. Why are you still going through your emails?”

He dipped his eyes and swept a gaze over her.

Arissa lifted her eyes and glanced at him. “Aren’t you busy with work as well?”

Benjamin pinned a scorching gaze on her, involuntarily taking a few deep breaths as he inhaled the alluring fragrant wafting off her.

“Have you applied the salve?”

When his hand rested on her stomach, Arissa trembled slightly.

A blush stained her face.

“Yeah.”

Staring at her fixedly, Benjamin questioned sternly, “Really?”

Arissa was rendered speechless.

Sliding down in bed, she placed her phone on the bedside table and pulled the blanket over her head to sleep.

Benjamin arched an eyebrow and regarded the woman wrapped in the blanket with a smirk. “Don’t you find it stuffy in there?”

He tugged at the blanket.

However, Arissa had it wrapped around her tightly.

“Come out,” Benjamin coaxed gently, tugging at the blanket again.

Poking her head out, Arissa swiftly stole a peek at the man. “It’s time to sleep!”

Benjamin’s thin lips turned up, and he drawled, “What am I going to use when you’ve hogged the entire blanket?”

“It’s not cold anyway,” Arissa muttered.

“Hmm?” Benjamin gazed at her intently.

Wiggling, Arissa relinquished her hold on the blanket.

Following that, Benjamin lay down. Pulling the blanket over his body, he moved over to her and pulled her into his arms.

Arissa went as stiff as a board, not daring to move a single muscle.

Benjamin pecked her on the cheek. When he noticed that she didn’t dare move at all, a smile played on his lips.

“Good night!”

The tips of Arissa’s ears went red. She waited for a while and only relaxed upon seeing that he wasn’t doing anything further.

She squirmed to ease her stiff muscles.

Thinking that the man was asleep, she moved a second time.

Benjamin tightened his arms around her and brought his lips to her ear. “Stay still!”

Arissa stilled. She sneaked a look at him, only to meet his dark gaze. At once, she averted her eyes.

“I can’t sleep when you’re hugging me like this!”

In response, Benjamin chuckled lowly.

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