They were about to retort to that when they saw Jackson emerging from the ward. They became frightened and left in fear. Vicky got up from her seat. “Are you done fighting among yourselves? I’m leaving too… Since he doesn’t want to meet me, I won’t meet him…”Arianne’s anger had almost subsided when she slapped that person. She did not dwell long on it since Vicky was not being nasty either. “Eric promised to give you $30,000. It’s his kindness toward you, no matter what. Give me your bank account number; I’ll transfer the money to you later.”Vicky shook her head. “No need. What I really want is not those things.” Arianne did not insist. “Forget it. If you don’t want it, I’ll donate the money. Just let it be.” Tiffany was pregnant, so Mark asked Jackson to send her home first. Arianne needed to take care of Smore, so she was sent home with Tiffany too. Mark stayed alone in the hospital because he still had something he needed to deal with regarding Eric’s death. Looking at one
He hesitated for a short while. He then stretched his arms out and pulled her into his embrace. “I don’t know how to console people. If you’re sad, just cry.” Tanya was stunned. Soon, a sob escaped from her throat gradually. She wanted to hold it back, but she failed to do so no matter what. “I’m sorry… He’s dead… I’m deeply grieved…”‘He?’ Jett did not know who she was referring to. ‘Is it Jackson? That’s impossible. I heard nothing about that. But doesn’t she like Jackson? Other than Jackson, who could make her so utterly sad?’ He did not manage to ask her that at the end. They were put together because of their fates. They could only console and warm each other when it was necessary, but they could not afford to fall in love with each other.…After a few days, another thunderstorm came down on the capital. It seemed like the hot and dry weather before was just something before the thunderstorm. The rain seemed to want to wash away every last piece of dirt of the entire city.
Arianne stretched her hand out and pressed the password of the door. “Sure.” Then, the iron door opened gradually. Janice thanked her and entered the house in a hurry. It was the first time Janice came here, but it seemed like she was quite familiar with the place. If it weren't for the fact that Arianne always stayed at home, she would certainly doubt whether it was Janice’s first time coming here… Arianne then entered the house nonchalantly. Janice had gone upstairs, but Arianne did not go and keep an eye on them. She just waited quietly in the living room. After around five minutes, Janice came downstairs. “Mrs. Tremont, I’ll leave now.” Arianne smiled faintly. “You’re working overtime, so I won’t ask you to stay here for awhile. But why don’t you ask Davy something for me? Is he that free with his work? How could he ask an intern like you to deliver some important document here? Isn’t he bullying the new employee?” Janice’s facial expression became slightly stunned. She could
Tiffany soon obediently changed the way she addressed her. “Mom, please choose them for me with Ari. Faster! I’m dazed by all the things here.” Summer looked at the jewelry for a while. She pointed at a necklace inlaid with a diamond in the middle of the array of jewelry. Before she could speak, they heard a clear woman’s voice beside them. “Get that diamond necklace for me. I want to take a look at it.” Summer could not hold herself back in incidents when someone beat her to the punch. “Young lady, we were looking at it first. Please wait for a while. If we don’t want it, it’s not too late for you to take it then.” That woman was about to say something. Suddenly, she saw Tiffany and she was stunned. She had seen Tiffany before in a photo that Alejandro put in his wallet.At first glance, Arianne recognized that she was Alejandro’s wife—Melanie. “Mrs. Smith, we want this necklace. Please look at the other jewelry.”Melanie became pleased when she was being addressed as Mrs. Smi
After Jackson received that message, he rushed over there quickly. “Mom, why did you drag her here again? How could you feed her everyday? It’s not good if a pregnant lady is overfed.”Summer said in annoyance. “So who knows better now? You or me? I fed Tiffie highly nutritious food. She won’t become plumper just because of that. It’s not easy for her to gain fat too. I’m still waiting to hold a fat grandson!” Jackson was helpless. “What if it’s a daughter then?” Summer was slightly stunned. “Daughter? How is a daughter any different from a son? They belong to the Wests no matter what. Daughters are nice and obedient too. It’d certainly be better if we got both a son and daughter.” Tiffany was slightly scared inwardly. She heard Summer talking all day long that she wanted to hold a grandson. What if she delivered a baby girl then? Would there be a vast difference in Summer’s attitude before and after the baby was delivered just like what was shown on TV? She did not dare to dwel
“Back when you were pregnant with me and ate like a glutton, how much did I weigh when I was born? Are you sure that all of that meat grew onto my bones?” Jackson asked with a smile.Summer curled her lips. “You were a disappointment. You didn’t want to be a fleshy baby. I gained more than 24kg from the time I got pregnant to the moment I delivered you. In the end, you were only 3.9kg when you were born, not even 4.2kg. What a waste of my efforts. I was so afraid of any hiccups during my pregnancy.”Jackson was crestfallen. “The most frequent word I’ve heard from you, ever since I was a kid, is ‘disappointment’. That I’m a disappointment. I really wonder, where have I failed? I’m the kid that our neighbors compare their kids to, and you keep telling me that I’m a disappointment. You should learn from your mistakes. Your increased food intake doesn’t necessarily translate to the baby. So, stop force-feeding Tiffie. She’s already got a body that fattens up easily, and she’s been lookin
He stroked her small bump. “It’s too cold when the air-conditioning is on, and hot when it’s not. Sleep. We’ll go home tomorrow morning.”She snuggled against his chest. “I can’t sleep. I’ve already slept. I’ve bought all of the jewelry for the wedding, and I’m already exhausted from walking around. You hid away at home instead of coming along. I’m upset.”He planted a kiss on her cheek. “I wasn’t hiding away at home. I went to the office. Really. How can I relax when you’re not around? I simply can’t.”She smiled foolishly, then drew circles around his chest out of boredom. Her teasing piqued his loins. “Don’t touch me, or I won’t be able to stand it. It’s been so long. I don’t even know how I’ve managed to hold myself back…”She deliberately continued teasing him. “Then don’t. It’s been so long. You must have broken your record, your record of abstinence, ever since you’ve reached adulthood. Haha…”He really wanted to climb on top of her and do whatever he wanted to her, but he
Tiffany patted him on the leg, mimicking one of his habits. “Go ahead.”He felt slightly depressed. In this state, he looked a lot like a boy toy…The next morning, Arianne brought Aristotle and Mark out of the house. It was time for Aristotle’s injection. The weather had grown unstable lately, and it was easy to catch a cold. It drizzled last night. She had given Aristotle an extra layer in the form of a long-sleeved shirt, covering his fair and tender arms and legs altogether. He looked even plumper, like a round ball, even cuter.After getting into the car, Mark checked the time on his watch then said to Brian, who was in the driver’s seat, “Take them to the hospital first. You go with them. I’ll drive to the office. Tell Henry to pick them up when they’re done.”Arianne frowned. “Do you have something urgent? Aren’t you coming to the hospital with us?”He nodded. “Mm. I have a meeting.”She couldn’t help feeling disappointed. He used to do his best to be a part of everything