When Robin finished speaking, Arianne turned around and left. She was frustrated. In the first place, she did not want to get involved in Robin and Sylvain’s matter. She was not a saint and did not want to have anything to do with them, but she was constantly being dragged into their mess. As expected, there was nothing she could do anyway.Robin did not pay Arianne any attention the entire afternoon. She did not speak to Arianne like how she usually would.Arianne knew Robin had to be feeling extremely dejected, but she did not intend to explain herself. It was better to let Robin calm down first before she said anything.However, out of Arianne’s expectation, she received news the next day that Robin had resigned. Robin even left a letter saying she decided to listen to her mother and follow her arrangements for another job. After such a difficult struggle, it seemed like Robin had given up on standing up to her mother and returned to being an obedient child.Arianne felt guilty.
With the addition of Sylvain and fall approaching, the company was busy as it always was during the start of every season. Mark returned home later than usual and worked overtime during the weekends.Feeling bored, Arianne brought Aristotle along and invited Tiffany on a shopping spree.Tiffany pushed Plato on the baby stroller as she complained about Jackson’s lack of intimacy with his child.“Isn’t it good enough that he’s good to you?” Arianne asked jokingly, “The baby has always been secondary to him. He had no intention of getting married, but you somehow managed to trick him into marrying you. Can’t you give him some time to adjust? Plato is his biological son, he’ll learn to like him sooner or later. Why are you so worried? I used to think that Mark didn’t like Smore as well, but look at him now, he’s holding Aristotle every day, reluctant to let go.”Tiffany snorted. “Jackson is different! Every time we visit the baby at his mother’s after work, he refuses to carry him. He
After a substantially long conversation, Tiffany finally remembered that she was here to buy makeup with Arianne. She turned around and noticed the strange expression on Arianne’s face. “Ari, what’s wrong?” she asked suspiciously, “What’s with the long face? Are you feeling okay?”Arianne took a deep breath before she replied, “Yes, I’m feeling a little faint. I don’t want to shop anymore. Let’s go.”Tiffany lifted her hand and touched Arianne’s forehead. “Is it anemia? You’re too skinny. I’ll ask Mark to fatten you up later. Since we’re already here, why don’t you get your stuff? You only need to pay for them. It won’t take much time. Why don’t you take a seat? I’ll do it for you. I know the brands you use.”Alejandro turned to look at Arianne, his eyes flashing with defiance. Both were well-aware of the circumstances.Arianne swallowed her anger and sat on a bench. Her only hope was that Tiffany would hurry up and buy the makeup so they could leave. Every second with Alejandro wa
Soon after, Alejandro and Jett left the shopping mall and entered the car.Alejandro stared at the pile of female goods next to him, a hint of frustration could be seen in the space between his eyebrows.Jett looked at him through the rearview mirror. “Sir, don’t let external factors distract you. You’ve decided on visiting Mrs. Smith in Ayashe,” he reminded softly, “Don Smith will never give you the Smith family’s inheritance if you make any move now.”Alejandro stared out the window and calmly replied, “I know.”He would not have made this trip today if Don Smith did not pressure him into it. He even had to expend effort to buy so many things for Melanie. He did not expect to run into Arianne and Tiffany there. Based on Arianne’s reaction, Mark must have told her everything.Someone else had given him that plant. It was a species unique to Nafaeth. He had gone through so much effort to bring it back into the country, and no one knew when it would bloom. With meticulous care, one
“Why did you stop?” Arianne asked. “Keep going.”“You push. Or, sit on the swing with Smore,” Mark replied mischievously. Arianne had a fall from a swing when she was younger and was traumatized as a result. “No, no, no, you swing with him. I’ll push. Your legs are long enough, it should be quite easy for you to swing. You don’t need help, why are you asking me to push?”He raised an eyebrow and replied, “So that you can participate as well, instead of standing there in a daze…”There was something off with his words…Arianne gave in and walked behind them. She placed her hands on his back and pushed.Aristotle cried out in delight from time to time. It seemed like Aristotle was not extra delighted when he was with Janice. It was just that her playtime with him was too quiet and restrained. After all, it was her first time being a mother, and her first time playing with a kid. She had a lot to learn....Meanwhile, at White Water Bay Villa.After dinner, Jackson washed the di
Just as he was feeling around the wall to turn on the lights, Tiffany stopped him. “No! I like having the lights off. I’m feeling a bit shy.”He knew what was on her mind. She worried he would be turned off by her stretch marks. He smiled and kissed her forehead. “Aren’t you silly? You’re usually shameless, I didn’t know you’re capable of feeling embarrassed. I’d never be turned off by you. You gained these marks because you had my child. They’re your medal of honor.”Tiffany fell for his words. He really did have a glib tongue that helped him to deliver all those smooth words.Jackson turned on the light when she was still lost in her thoughts.Tiffany quickly grabbed the covers and hid her body as soon as the lights came on. “Aw, come on! I don’t want the lights on. Give me time to adjust!”He smiled mischievously. He ignored her complaints and grabbed her hands to stop her from wiggling away…Her breath caught in her throat as she lifted her chin. Her sight became blurry.A p
Tiffany noticed that something was amiss before she finished speaking. She lifted her gaze and saw that Jackson’s expression had grown cold. His eyes flickered with panic. She couldn’t understand what was happening to him. “Wh-what’s wrong? Why are you looking at me like that?” It was like he had changed into a completely different person. His tone was as cold as ice. “With that marriage of convenience, do you really think that he’d actually develop some f*cking feelings for Melanie Lark? It’s all in your mind. I’ve told you, you are not allowed to see him. Not even by accident and especially not on purpose. Next time, avoid him!”His sudden change in demeanor frightened Tiffany. She gaped, unsure of what to say.Jackson quickly finished his shower and stormed out, leaving her alone in the bathroom. Her heart immediately felt empty. Everything was going so well until she had mentioned Alejandro, and it suddenly turned into this…Unbeknownst to her, Jackson hid himself away in the
Alejandro actually felt relaxed when he entered her room, unsure of the reason why. “Are you well?”Melanie was slightly startled. “I told you, you can drop the act. There’s no one around, so must you continue the facade? I won’t snitch on you to grandpa, so you can head back tomorrow. I’m doing quite well here.”Alejandro paid no attention to what Melanie said and summoned Jett, who brought in everything that Alejandro had bought for her. Her dressing table was soon filled with the stuff.Melanie’s heart began to soften, but she forced herself back to maintain calm as she said, “Thank you for your kind gesture, but I refuse to accept these, as I know you aren’t giving them to me willingly.”Jett did not want to be involved in their argument, so he left the room after placing the gifts.Alejandro said expressionlessly, “If you don’t want them, just throw them away. These cosmetic products aren’t worth much; even the jewelleries I gave you are only worth a few hundred thousand doll