1181 Hit On at the Bar
After hearing what Ashley said and the almost pleading gaze in her eyes, Lucas nodded. “Okay.”
The two of them left the restaurant and drove to a nearby bar.
On the way, Ashley looked out the window from time to time in a daze, her brows furrowed tightly and a worried expression on her face.
Lucas drove to a bar named the Blue Duke, and Ashley suddenly came back to her senses.
“I think I’d better send you home,” Lucas said.
Seeing Ashley’s expression, he knew that she had something on her mind. If she came here to drown her sorrows, she would get drunk easily.
Ashley hurriedly said, “No, let’s go inside! I’m going abroad soon. Just accompany me, okay?”
Lucas sighed and agreed. “Alright, let’s go.”
He treated Ashley as his younger sister.
Moreover, as long as he was here, even if she drank too much, she would be alright.
The two of them got out of the car and entered the Blue Duke.
The bar wasn’t too large, but the atmosphere was pretty good, and it wasn’t noisy. The soothing blues being played in the bar and the dim lighting created an ambiguous ambiance.
But the bar was rather crowded. Apart from a few couples sitting in booths, there were also many people sitting at the bar counter and around the stage in the center of the bar.
Seeing Lucas and Ashley entering, many people turned to look at them. A few men’s and women’s eyes lit up immediately.
Lucas was tall and handsome, and Ashley was beautiful. As soon as they entered, they attracted a lot of gazes.
After all, bars were good places to make friends and hook up, so many people liked hanging out at bars in hopes of having a sudden encounter.
Facing the eager gazes, Lucas remained expressionless, as if he didn’t notice them at all. But Ashley was obviously a little disturbed, so she leaned close to Lucas and even held the corner of his shirt gently.
After they found seats, Lucas looked at the nervous Ashley and asked with a smile. “Do you rarely come to bars?”
From her uneasy and guarded expression, he could tell that she wasn’t a frequent visitor to bars.
Ashley nodded and said truthfully, “Yeah, I only went to a bar with my classmates out of curiosity two years ago. I was frightened away the moment I entered. So strictly speaking, this is my first time at a bar. If you weren’t here, I wouldn’t have dared to come in.”
Lucas couldn’t help laughing.
Logically speaking, a wealthy heiress like Ashley should be a regular at bars and such entertainment joints.
Since it was Ashley’s first time at a bar, it was no wonder that she was so reserved.
People like her were rare.
Ashley asked, “Lucas, you seem so unfazed. Do you frequently go to bars?”
“…” Lucas smiled speechlessly. “Do I look like someone who regularly patronizes bars? Actually, I rarely go to these kinds of places.”
He wasn’t lying. In fact, he had only been to a bar twice, once in Orange County, where he had saved Cheyenne from Connor Hale, and another time in DC a short while ago. At the time, he had been there to drown his sorrows after finding out that he wasn’t Michael’s biological son.
This was the third time.
Feeling a little embarrassed, Ashley smiled and said, “Hehe, I misunderstood. Seeing you so relaxed and not nervous at all, I thought you were used to it!”
“Why should I be nervous about being at a bar?” Lucas asked in confusion.
Ashley thought for a moment and said, “I always have a strange feeling because of some rumors I’ve heard. For example, people getting drugged and violated by those who harbor ill intentions. Well… it’s all a little beyond my imagination. That’s why I’m subconsciously a little nervous.”
Lucas laughed noncommittally, “Yes, although the chances of such things happening aren’t high, they have indeed happened before. Bars aren’t very safe for girls.
“So unless you’re with someone you especially trust, don’t go to bars. Of course, it’s inevitable that people will hit on you since you’re so pretty.”
As soon as he finished speaking, a voice rang in Ashley’s ear. “Hey beautiful, can I get to know you better?”
Ashley turned around in surprise and saw a refined-looking young man in his twenties standing beside her with a gentlemanly smile and a glass of wine in his hand.
Ashley was stunned. Lucas had just said that someone would hit on her, and someone came over to talk to her the next moment.
Moreover, this young man was very handsome and suave. He was wearing expensive clothes and a luxury watch. He seemed to be from an affluent family.
Most young girls would be easily attracted to such men and possibly even develop feelings for them.
But Ashley was not one of them.
She had been born into the Steele family, one of the eight top families in DC, so she had been raised in luxury. Be it the boys she had attended prestigious schools with since childhood or those she had seen at various banquets and functions, she had seen countless outstanding males.
The young man in front of her was only average among them, and he wasn’t good enough to impress her.
Besides, she was already in love, and he was right in front of her, so how could she possibly fall for someone else?
Ashley wanted to turn him down at first, but a sudden thought came to her mind. She said to Lucas, “Honey, is he a friend of yours?”
Lucas was stunned by her address for him. But he soon realized that she deliberately wanted to pretend to be a couple with him so that she could shake off this young man who came to hit on her.
He coughed and shook his head. “I don’t know him.”
With a blissful smile, Ashley said, “Honey, actually, I have a piece of good news for you. I went to the hospital for a checkup today, and the doctor said that I’m two months pregnant. You’re going to be a father soon! Are you happy?”
Lucas almost burst out laughing. This girl… Even though we’re pretending to be a couple, she doesn’t need to say something so shocking all of a sudden.