Tiffany smiled knowingly as she nodded before seeing Summer to the door.After Summer left, Tanya exclaimed, “Mrs. West almost became your mother-in-law. She’s still so nice to you even after you’ve broken up with Jackson.”Tiffany sighed. “Actually, her actions kind of stresses me out. I’ve no right to accept her goodwill because I won’t be able to repay her. She really wants me to become her daughter-in-law, but I… won’t be able to fulfill her wish… Hopefully this enthusiasm would only last for a short time and that she won’t be so caring toward me in the future. Otherwise, I’d definitely go crazy.”Less than a few minutes later, Tiffany received a call from Summer. She thought Summer had left something behind. “What’s wrong, Mrs. West? Did you forget something?”Summer’s agonized moans could be heard from the other end of the line. “No… I fell… I think I hurt my hip. My leg is twisted as well. I can’t get up… I’m at the apartment’s elevator…”Tiffany’s mind buzzed. She ran out witho
Tiffany immediately rejected the offer. “No need, I can do it myself.”He stared at her, narrowing his eyes. “Why? Are you scared?”She chuckled. “Scared? Of you? Please. If I’m scared of you, my last name isn’t Lane. I don’t like sitting in your car. What? Stop provoking me.”The corners of his lips curled into a surreptitious smile. “You don’t like my car? As if you’re going to get a cab by standing here. Stop dallying and wasting time.”There was no doubt it was uncomfortable standing in the cold. She struggled internally. She was going to collect Summer’s jewelry, and there was nothing wrong with getting a ride from him. She would just treat him as a driver. After convincing herself, she opened the car door and climbed into the back seat.Upon seeing this, Jackson was momentarily speechless. After a short moment, he asked, “What am I? Your chauffeur?”“That’s right, what else could it be?” she replied without hesitation, “Should I treat you like my ex-boyfriend or my ex-fiance? Won
He turned to the side and looked at her, his emotions were a mystery to her. “You know very well that I’m not that careless. I do take safety precautions.”Tiffany did not continue the conversation. She could not seem to one-up him when they bicker, and it annoyed her.As they approached the destination, she felt increasingly upset. She could defeat him in anything else, but not in feelings and in life. She did not want to lose! When they arrived at the ground floor of her apartment, she took off the seatbelt and smiled. “By the way, I have a boyfriend now. The long-term kind. I’ll send you an invite if we decide to get married.”After she finished speaking, a smug expression could be seen on her face as she opened the car door to leave. She had only just stepped out when she was dragged back into the car.Jackson’s face was right in front of her at this moment. He looked as though he was going to swallow her whole!She widened her eyes in shock. The look in his eyes was terrifying jus
Tanya noticed how hungry Tiffany was and asked, “What’s up with you? What happened? Didn’t you eat?”Tiffany leaned back in the chair and heaved a long sigh of relief. “It’s nothing… I’m tired. I’m going to bed. I’ll do the dishes tomorrow morning. Leave them there.”She lay on her bed, tossing and turning, unable to sleep. She could not help shake the feeling that her words to Jackson had crossed the line. She felt she should apologize but was embarrassed.She sent Arianne a message, asking for advice. She gave Arianne a brief summary of what happened.Arianne’s reply came soon enough. “Since you think you crossed the line, you shouldn’t hesitate to apologize. Otherwise, you’ll only continue to feel uneasy. Just treat it as a means to relieve your conscience. It’s not like you’re going to lose your skin over an apology. Our social circle isn’t that big, you’re bound to run into him again anyway.”After receiving Arianne’s support, Tiffany no longer hesitated to send Jackson a message.
She got down from the car and looked all around when she arrived outside the bar. She could not find Jackson at all. Was he still inside? She really did not want to look for him in the bar, dressed like that. For that reason, she called him. It took a while before the call finally connected. Her patience was almost at the limit at that moment. “Where the hell are you? I’m outside the bar. Hurry up!”Suddenly, she heard the car honked from behind. She turned around and saw Jackson in his car! She walked over and entered the car.He was leaning back on the passenger seat, looking as though he was about to fall asleep. She did not waste any time and drove him back to White Water Bay Villa. Initially, she did not intend to go inside. However, when she saw how inebriated he was, she mustered up her courage and helped him inside.She found the switch on the living room wall with ease, switching the lights on before throwing him onto the couch. “Will you be alright on your own?” she asked, pa
Tiffany pursed her lips and stared at him silently for a while. Then, she walked toward the door.“It’s late,” he said to her, “I won’t be responsible if anything happens to you. You can either stay here or take my car with you.”She paused in her footsteps but did not linger. “Nothing’s going to happen. I don’t need you to worry about me.”Unbeknownst to her, Jackson had followed her out. He watched her hail a cab and get into the cab before following her back to her house until he was sure she was safe and sound.…The next day, Tremont Estate.Mark had arranged his time to bring Arianne to her prenatal examination as usual.Arianne had woken up late so they only left the house when it was almost 10 AM.An obvious bump could be seen on her lower belly now. The baby was also moving with increasing frequency. This made Mark even more anxious. He would watch over her every second of the day he could. He was truly afraid of her coming to harm.When they got into the car, he carefully fas
When Arianne emerged from the ultrasound room, he stepped forward to support her. “How was it? What did the doctor say?”Arianne showed him the report. “Why does the baby look ugly to me? The doctor said that the little one’s developments are normal and that it’s pretty healthy. It’s hitting all the milestones really well... Hands and legs are well developed, but… it really looks ugly. This is a picture from the 3D ultrasound so I guess that it can be considered as the baby’s first picture...”Mark stared at the 3D ultrasound picture and frowned. “Maybe… it’ll look better once it’s born? Everything probably looks ugly in the tummy, right? Don’t worry. As long as the baby is safely delivered, that’s more than enough. Even if it’s ugly, there’s no way we won’t love it. It’s our baby after all.”Arianne’s lips twitched. “Although you’re telling me to stay optimistic, the frown on your face says otherwise. Are you feeling disgusted inwardly?”He was momentarily speechless. He was the produ
Mark raised an eyebrow. “Yes. So, can you get lost?”Zoey’s husband finally got up from the couch. “Fine, I’ll leave right now. As long as there’s money, everything will go smoothly. Wouldn’t it be so much easier if you’d done this earlier? It would have saved me a trip here. Since Zoey has refused the money, there’s no need for you to tell her about my visit today. I’ll be my way now, nephew-in-law.”Mark did not deign to answer him. He could tell that it would not be the last of that fellow now that he had a taste of easy money. Arianne was currently pregnant so it was best for him to keep things quiet. That $750,000 should be enough to hold that man off for a while. When Arianne safely delivered the baby, he would no longer tolerate this. After a while, he said to Davy, “Change the couch and coffee table. Disinfect everything in the office.”...At the end of the month, Alejandro finally returned from abroad. The first thing he did was to organize a press conference to officially an