Elaine was stunned. She jerked her head up and looked into his deep-set eyes in astonishment.
She took a deep breath and asked, “You are messing with me, right, Mr. Saldana?”
‘A marriage of convenience? With him? A man who I've only seen a few times and known for less than half a month?’
He fixed his gaze at her and continued in a calm voice. “I’ll give you all the freedom you want after our marriage. You can do whatever you want.”
Elaine fell silent for a long while. “Are you talking about a deal? Like a fake marriage?”
He lowered his head, and although he did not say anything, Elaine knew what he was trying to say.
“Why me?” asked Elaine.
Ian retracted his gaze and turned his eyes to look at the wine glass. “You don't want to be bound by marriage, and I don't like other people to tell me what to do in my life. If I have to make a choice, I think you're a very suitable person, Ms. Xavier.”
Elaine did not say anything.
A marriage of convenience... In other words, they would
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