A few days later, Nicole and Carl plotted to attack the Raven’s command post once more, as the injured members of the elite team that had been assaulted was recovering well.
“Nicole, go get some rest. You’ve been at it for the entire morning.” Carl looked at Nicole with concern.
“It’s fine, I’ll study it for a while longer.” Nicole shot a glance at him before looking back at the map.
Hearing this, Carl took the map away from her and folded it.
“What are you doing? I’m still looking at it,” Nicole asked Carl.
“Take a break from it and go out with me for a bit,” Carl said with a serious look on his face.
“Where are we going?” Nicole asked with a frown.
“You’ll know in a bit. Let’s go.” Carl stood up and looked at Nicole, motioning her to follow him.
As Carl had stored the map away, Nicole could only follow him outside. Both of them then walked out of the meeting room, and Carl took Nicole to the lounge.
Nicole saw the lounge the moment she walked in and asked, “Why did you bring me here? Do you know that our time is precious?”
She was about to turn and leave when Carl grabbed her wrist. “Taking a rest wouldn’t be a waste of time. You’ve been exerting yourself for the entire time, so it is safe to say that your mind is pretty fuzzy at this point.
“Have a seat. I’ll make a cup of coffee for you. It’s been some time since you tried it, huh?” Carl persuaded Nicole, prompting her to finally sit down.
After a short while, Carl walked over with two cups of coffee. “Here, see if my coffee has become worse.”
Nicole looked at the coffee and found that Carl had even decorated it with some latte art. Seeing this, she smiled and took a sip of the coffee.
Meanwhile, Carl watched her expression closely before he asked, “How is it?”
Suddenly, Nicole feigned a look as though she had just tasted something awful. “Why is this so bad? Your skills have deteriorated, Carl.”
“Huh? Is it that bad? Let me give it a try.” Carl grabbed Nicole’s coffee, attempting to taste it for himself.
Nicole quickly stopped him, even if she had to touch his hand. “I’m just messing with you.”
In response, Carl rolled his eyes. “I’m being nice to you, and yet, here you are, screwing around with me.”
“To be honest though, your coffee brewing skills have actually improved a little,” Nicole praised him with a smile.
“Ah, that’s impossible. Who knows if you’re kidding or not?” he said, reluctant to believe that Nicole was complimenting him.
“Tsk, you won’t even believe me even when I’m giving you a compliment, so let’s just forget about it.” Nicole drank the coffee.
“Okay, I believe you. I believe in anything you say, and that’s why I was fooled,” he said in defeat.
“You’ve been here for so long, but why hasn’t Jared come over to see you? Did you sneak your way here?” Carl asked, as he suddenly thought about Jared, whom he had always considered to be an overbearing guy.
“Come on. Why must I even sneak around?” she asked.
“He’s really busy with his work, so he can’t be with me wherever I go. Besides, I told him that I was coming to visit you this time, so he’s not worried at all.” Nicole continued, telling him a lie with a straight face.