Tiffany grew nervous. “Uh… Alejandro. I don’t know why.”Jackson’s expression sunk. “He knew about your pregnancy before I did? And he knows that you’re staying with me and delivered supplements to you? These are all maternity supplements…”She scratched her head nervously. “It’s not what you think! I told him first because I thought, what if he’s actually interested in me? This was the perfect way to get him to back off. I don’t know how he found out about me staying here though. I didn’t tell him!”Her explanation did nothing to soothe him. Jackson’s face was just as sullen as ever. “What am I supposed to think? Am I supposed to thank him for taking such good care of my woman and baby, if it is mine?”Tiffany was upset. “What do you mean ‘if it is mine’? Are you implying that it might not be yours? Fine. This baby is Alejandro’s. Are you happy? I had sex with him long ago. That’s why he’s so nice to me. Why have I gotten back together with you though? He has money and power too.
His tone was a little harsh. Arianne was in shock. “I-I… Why do I have to always stay home and take care of the baby? You’ve been so busy everyday because of the issues at work that we rarely ever get to see you. I was just trying to share your burden. In this house, no one is confined to just one job, just like how you take care of Smore too when you have the time. Why can’t I share the burden? I don’t think I’m surrendering at all, and my dignity certainly hasn’t been swept under the rug. The problem is solved. Isn’t that a good thing?”Mark’s emotions were slightly unhinged. “Forget it. I don’t want to talk about this anymore. Don’t concern yourself with these issues anymore.”Arianne did not expect this reaction from him. She had considered the possibility of getting exposed, but it still made her feel uncomfortable. She never intended on being a good little housewife. She had done this for him. Did he have to display such a big reaction? Was ego that important to men? Besides, t
When it was almost noon, Mark could no longer hold back. He changed his clothes and went downstairs. It seemed like he was about to leave the house. “Where’s my black tie?” When he asked about his tie, he did not look at Mary nor Arianne. However, apart from him, there were only two of them present. It was clear he only wanted Arianne’s attention. Alas, Arianne did not have any intention to bother with him.In order to save Mark from further embarrassment, Mary quickly said, “Why don’t I help you look for it?”He became angry. “No need!” After that, he grabbed his collar in frustration and left the house directly. Arianne smirked slightly. “How dare you argue with me! You’ve always dressed up nicely and properly before. How can you just leave the house with your collar wide open now? I want to see how long you’ll hold onto your opinion.” Mary smiled helplessly and said, “Men are usually prideful and have a high self-esteem. This is especially true for someone like sir. He has a
Eric laughed so hard that he could not catch his breath. He could not even hold his golf club properly. “How’s it possible that you don’t even know what she likes? You’ve spent more than ten years with her now. As your friend, I don’t think you’re too arrogant or self-centered. However, you also need to prove to me you’re not like that. Loving a person is much more than just holding her dearly in your heart. How could it be? You don’t even know what she likes. You’ve been living with her for more than ten years now. As your friend, I don’t think that you’re someone who’s too arrogant and self-centered. But you need to prove it to me too. Loving a person doesn’t mean only holding her dearly in your heart. You need to understand her as well. However, there’s something I noticed. Since you raised her, she resembles you in certain aspects. Most people don’t understand her as well. However, you’re certainly able to understand her since she’s like you. Try to think about this from a differen
“Nothing…” Jackson pocketed the brooch and acted like nothing had happened. “I won’t stay for lunch. Just order food for yourself. I have some work to deal with tomorrow morning so I’ll go home early to rest.”Upon hearing this, Tiffany was slightly disappointed. People always said that absence made the heart fonder. They had just gotten back together, but they did not seem to be very close or intimate with one another. “You’re leaving now? You’re leaving so soon after giving me a ride home. Why don’t you want to stay with me a little longer?” She paused for a moment before she finally said, “It’s fine. I know you’re extremely busy. Just leave. I don’t want to make you stay and bother you.”...On the way home, Jackson’s mood was just like the cloudy sky. It was fine when he sent her home. Now the weather had changed. Soon, there would be a thunderstorm. He knew he was not wrong. That was a man’s brooch. He thought to himself, ‘Whose is it? Is it Alejandro’s? Did Alejandro go to her
After being persuaded by Mark and Eric, Jackson no longer hesitated and made the video call.Tiffany had just gotten out of the shower and was doing yoga on the bed. Fortunately, she was not wearing any risque pajamas. Otherwise, he would not have let the others look at her. She appeared normal as she asked, “What’s wrong? Didn’t you say that you want to go home early to rest? Why are you in the restaurant? Go home early after your meal and don’t drink.” Jackson took the brooch out and showed it to her. “Do you recognize this?” Tiffany looked at the screen and scrutinized it for a moment before she said, “I don’t. Is it a brooch? Is it yours? I don’t wear such things. How would I know?” He continued saying, “I found it at your place near the water dispenser. It’s not mine, but it’s a man’s brooch. I didn’t ask you at that time. Now that I think about it, it’s better if I ask you about it.” Tiffany appeared shocked. She thought to herself, ‘A man’s brooch near the water dis
His facial expression turned solemn immediately. “We’ll talk about it in the study.”When he passed by the living room, Arianne was changing Smore’s diaper. She did not even deign to glance at him. He was quite upset because of that. So much so that he had to take a few deep breaths to suppress his emotions. After they entered the study, he sat down on the chair. “What did you find out?” Henry, the butler, reported truthfully. “The Smiths did quite a good job in concealing the incident so it’s rather difficult if we want to get to the bottom of it. According to some of the clues we found recently, it seems like Alejandro had a minor accident around half a year to a year ago. It seems that he was admitted to the hospital because of a gunshot. Moreover, the hospital caught fire, and his face was slightly burned. He underwent corrective surgery recently so the burns could not be clearly seen now. Although his appearance might be different from before, the difference shouldn’t be too
Both sides were at their coldest, least cooperative attitudes, and it was fanning the growing frustration within Mark’s chest.“This restoration project is going to cost at least $100,000 just for the most basic repairs, and this is only the gross estimates! For a house like that, a house worth around $1.5 million, it will demand even more money. It could literally cost millions!” he said.Arianne understood the reasoning behind mentioning the money. He was trying to make her bend under his will! But she would not yield, so she countered, “Oh, I see. Well, I have a couple of hundred thousand with me, so I’ll withdraw all of them for this and borrow the rest of the amount from you. Don’t worry, I’ll repay you. I may not be working, but I have a side income from my café. One day, I’ll return all of my dues.”Mark drew in a deep breath before fuming. “Must you insist on talking to me like this? Who says anything about wanting you to return that money?”“If that’s not the issue, then w