Mary grew worried at the sight of Arianne laughing with such reckless abandon. “Ari, be gentle. You’re laughing so much that your belly is shaking. Be careful…”Arianne forced herself to stop laughing. “Okay, okay. I’ll stop laughing… I just lost control… Mary, could you bring us some snacks and drinks?”As Mary slipped into the kitchen, Tiffany pulled out her phone and checked out a food delivery app. “It’s been a while since I’ve had fried chicken. I kind of want some. Are you allowed fried chicken, Ari? It should be alright to have just a little bit, right?”After a bout of hesitation, Arianne shook her head. “I don’t think I should. I crave it, but I can control myself… You know. Just order whatever you want.”“I’m not eating either,” Tanya said. “Order what you want. I’ll get fat if I have too much of it.”“Tsk tsk tsk, Tan is about to start a romance,” Tiffany said in a sour tone. “And you’re afraid of getting fat too. You never went on a diet before. Now, I’m the only one who is
Mark forced himself to calm down. “That’s not what I meant… I thought that she had fallen down or something… It shouldn’t be a big issue if nothing big happened.”After the examination, the doctor said, “There are signs of premature labor. You have to be careful now. These conditions are expected, and there are risks to keeping this child. She’ll have to stay in the hospital for now to protect the fetus. We’ll have to observe her. Worst case scenario, she’ll have to stay in the hospital until the birth. Chances of a premature birth are very high, but as long as the baby survives into the seventh month, chances of its survival are also very high. There’s no need to worry too much. Of course, the longer we keep the fetus in the womb, the better.”Mark was mentally prepared for this, so he was considerably calm about it. “Fine, I’ll deal with the hospital admission procedures. I want a VIP ward. I’ve already scheduled this.”The doctor nodded. “Alright, we’ll make the necessary preparatio
She opened the door, with Summer’s jewelry in hand. When she saw Jackson, she deliberately pulled a blank face. “You’re in a good mood, doing errands for your mom?”He lifted his chin and stared down at her. “I happen to have the time. Problem?”She handed the jewelry box over to him. “Here, this is the one.”He raised his brow. “Aren’t you going to invite me inside? Afraid that I might find out that you’ve turned your house into a dog’s den?”He had successfully drawn her ire. “Would you like a slap, Jackson West? Would you?”Tanya overheard the commotion and poked her head out of the bedroom. “Who is it, Tiffie?”“My ex!” Tiffany replied through gritted teeth.Tanya gaped. “Oh… Okay. You guys talk. I’m going back to my book. I didn’t hear a thing!”Jackson continued his provocation after Tanya shut the bedroom door. “That’s right, I miscalculated. You’re staying with Tanya, so you can torture her into keeping the place clean. Didn’t you agree to go out with Alejandro this weekend? Wh
Jackson approached Tiffany again. “What did you say just now? Did we get back together?” She became wary and retreated. “I was just making an assumption!” He looked at her nonchalantly. “You cannot make an assumption. It’s not at all ceremonious. You need to sound serious. We get back together. Then, I’ll break up with you. That’s more like it.” She became patient with him and said seriously, “Fine, we’re now officially back together. The floor is yours now.”The next second, Jackson kissed her. She was stunned. In an instant, she was soon enveloped in his familiar scent. Her heart fluttered, and she became slightly teary too. After a few seconds, she recovered herself and tried to push him away, but she was embraced by him tightly. His kiss was violent and passionate, ruining her defense easily. Finally, he let go of her. She stared at him with her teary eyes. “What are you doing? Are you toying with my feelings?” He appeared serious. “No. Didn’t we just get back together? It’s o
Tanya was slightly disappointed. “Is that so? But… he said that he’s always busy. However, he would always reply to my messages in around ten minutes no matter how late I messaged him. If he doesn’t care for me, certainly he wouldn’t be replying to my messages. He’s always like that. Maybe he’s just slow in getting close to people. Don’t demotivate me. I just want to meet him and treat him to a meal since I’m quite curious about him.” Tiffany felt that it would be inappropriate to discourage her since she said so. She considered it for a while and said, “Then try and ask him out directly. See if he’s willing to meet up with you. Don’t beat around the bush.” Tanya then summoned up her courage and sent him a message. Hush did not seem enthusiastic in his reply. It was just as she said; his reply always came in around ten minutes. He did not reply to her message within seconds. It appeared like he just replied to her message whenever he was free. After around nine minutes, Hush replied
When she thought about Jackson, she denied it subconsciously. “No, I don’t! I’ll go and eat with you. But let me be frank with you, the bill’s on you. I’m just an ordinary employee working her ass off; I’m quite poor. The monthly rent is quite expensive too…” Alejandro smiled. “Get into the car.” Tanya did not know Alejandro, making her appear anxious and reserved. Tiffany asked her to take the back seat, where Alejandro sat, so she became very uneasy. On the other hand, Tiffany sat on the passenger seat beside the driver. The driver was Jett. She had met him a few times now, so she greeted him casually. “Hi! We meet again.” Jett smiled politely at her before turning his attention back on the road. He drove the car away.Alejandro was not a talkative person, and the same thing could now be said about the others too. Hence, it was rather quiet in the car. At last, Tiffany raised a doubt. “Where are we heading for our meal? Let me be frank with you—I like to repay people’s kindness.
Tanya looked down shyly. “My grandpa used to love gardening. I learned some of the tips while doing gardening with him in the past.” Alejandro did not care who was taking care of the flower. He thought for a while and said, “When the flower blossoms, I’ll tell you a secret.” Tiffany made a joke. “Does that mean that I don’t get to know what that secret is if the flower dies?” Alejandro made no reply. He took the glass of water, which was handed to him by Jett, and took a small sip. During their meal, Tiffany looked up subconsciously and threw a few glances at the door of the cafe from time to time. She was certainly afraid that Jackson might appear there all of a sudden. Unknowingly, she was still worried that she might be misunderstood by Jackson even though she had broken up with him. She was worried that he might misunderstand the relationship between her and Alejandro, thinking that there might be something fishy between them...It was her weak point. She always saw the world i
Alejandro and Jett had not left for long when Tiffany and Tanya decided to leave too. Besides, Alejandro had paid the bills so they enjoyed the meal tremendously. They became quite full when they got up to leave. They looked at each other and smiled at the same time. Tanya held her waist and whispered, “The food here is indeed delicious. No matter how many ingredients Mrs. West sent us, we still couldn’t cook such delicious food… I’m so full now. It’s quite humiliating. By the way, do you not regret breaking up with Jackson at all? He’s good at cooking.” Tiffany said impatiently, “I want a man, not a chef. How could I bear being cheated on by him, seeing him kissing another woman? If that’s the case, I’m more than willing to give the delicious food up! Have a little self-esteem! Come! Let’s go home and have a rest!” Suddenly, Tanya frowned. “No, I need to head to the washroom for a while. I can’t hold it in anymore. I’ll leave my bag and phone with you. Please guard them for me and