It's been five whole minutes but Artyom and a red-haired woman were still looking at each other with half surprised and half disgusted expression. Seeing that the two seemingly doesn't have a good relationship, Loren, the main secretary, released a fake cough and pulled Maira to sit down on her seat.
Mina also led Artyom to the table, awkwardly greeting the other two. Once Artyom sat down, he looked at Maira again and scoffed.
" and here I was wondering why my luck was good these recent years, seems like all was a compensation for this ill-fated encounter with a wild gorilla "
Maira rolled her eyes, She returned the provocation with a smirk:" had I known before, I would rather have ditched this trip then clean the entire company building as an apology than having dinner with a brainless thug "
Artyom and Maira put on a fake smile while throwing daggers at each other. Knowing that today's deal is important, Loren couldn't let Maira ruin it for personal affairs, he quickly pulled a file and pushed it near Artyom with a business smile.
" haha, Mr Evanoff, these are the primary location for the construction of the art gallery as well as the details needed in order to proceed with the contract "
However, Loren's existence was smoothly ignored. Artyom and Maira kept exchanging insults, totally forgetting the purpose of this meeting. When the waiter came to take their orders he froze for a moment, he felt that these two customers will start yanking each other's collars if he did not interrupt.
He quickly walked to their table and put on an awkward smile:" Customers, are you ready to place your orders? "
The two pretend to be civil and silently picked their menus. If they are going to agree on something that would be their obsession with alcohol. After scanning the menu, Artyom and Maira spoke at the same time.
" a bottle of Moscato d'Asti "
" Madeira wine, please "
Again, the battle of insults continued.
" Pffft, you still have that girly taste of yours "
" Still better than a barbarian woman chugging down an entire bottle and behave like a monkey "
Loren has already given up and been growing mushrooms on the corner, this negotiation is domed with no hope. Mina on the other hand was partly confused and partly scared, This was her first time seeing her boss lose his temper, the usually cold and aloof mafia boos is now childishly arguing with a woman who looked warm and wise from the first glance.
' Could it be.....They are in a love-hate relationship!!! '
If these two heard her, they might bury her on the spot. Artyom's and Maira's hate was born from mutual disgust, from the moment they met, they instinctively avoided each other. However, no matter how much they tried, their garbage luck would put them together in an awkward situation, resulting in more accumulated grudge.
" How about we make a bet, the loser pays the bill "
Maira suddenly suggested and Artyom agreed. He rolled up his sleeve and rested his elbow on the table, Maira also took off her formal high heels and joined her hand for a wrestling match. the waiter was frightened and quickly ran to bring the manager over.
Although Artyom is well trained, he still did not underestimate his opponent, after all, he had known her since his college years and there was a reason why he always call her gorilla.
The single-legged table trembled under their pressure until it finally couldn't hold and cracked. The fine wood shreds scattered over the floor with broken tableware and decoration flowers. Mina was dumbstruck, even forgetting to close her mouth, while Loren was already crying bitter tears.
Artyom and Maira stood there stiffly, looking at each other with uncertainty.
Who won the bet.....?
Maira is Hart's mother....