The patient’s family member handed over an old and dirty-looking thermos that only god knew how long they’d used it for. “Here, you can have this.”Tiffany, disgusted, didn’t accept it. “Since you have your own thermos, couldn’t you go refill it yourself? Are you that stupid?”When the other family members of the patient heard the insult, all of them stood up fiercely. “Who are you calling stupid?! It’s just a thermos. So what if we broke it? We’ll just replace it for you. Do you have to keep harping on it?!”Having lived the life of a rich wife for her entire life, Lillian Lane had never encountered people like them. She quickly walked up and pushed Tiffany behind her. “It’s okay, Tiffie. Just go and buy a new one. Don’t make so much noise and disturb your father’s rest.”Tiffany shot a glare at the other family, then stormed off and slammed the door behind her. She looked like she had the words ‘fuck off’ written all over her face right now. Whoever got in her way would be an unl
Jackson West smiled wryly. “No, I know his daughter though.”The nurse instantly felt as though her future husband had been snatched by someone else. In her voice was a hint of disappointment that she couldn’t hide. “Uh… alright, I’ll settle that for you.”At the Tremont Estate, Arianne gathered all the money she had and put her paintings on sale on the Internet. Unfortunately, selling paintings wasn’t a form of stable income, so she suddenly regretted that she had resigned so hastily back then. She had not expected such misfortune to befall on the Lane family. Without a stable income, it was difficult for her to even make a small contribution.She transferred whatever money she had to Tiffany first. Afraid that Tiffany would refuse her good will, she even sent a reminder to her—‘We can overcome this ordeal together. You’re not alone in this, there’s still me and Will. Don’t be stubborn at a time like this.’When Tiffany received the money and text, she finally broke down in tears.
Thinking up to this point, she went to the end of the corridor and called Ethan. The phone rang for a long time before it was picked up. Ethan answered indifferently. “What’s up?”Tiffany didn’t really care about his attitude anymore. She could accept someone who was cold on the outside but warm on the inside. “Thank you.”Ethan was glued to his computer screen and didn’t really pay any attention to her words. “For what?”Her lips curled into a smile. “Stop pretending. It was you who donated money to my dad, right? Why did you choose to remain anonymous? I’m sorry for making you feel lonely lately. There’s just so much going on with my family now. Don’t be mad at me. I’ll find you when I’m free.”Ethan frowned. He wanted to deny it but didn’t say the words that reached his lips. His attention was on his computer, and he didn’t feel like explaining himself. “I’m busy, I’ll hang up now.”......It was after midnight by the time Mark returned to Tremont Estate, and Arianne was alrea
While they were in the middle of the conversation, the ward’s door pushed open. Tiffany coughed twice and tugged at the hem of Arianne’s blouse.Turning around, Arianne’s eyes met with Will Sivan’s gentle eyes. “Oh, you’re here too.”It was only a simple greeting, yet there were too many hidden emotions buried underneath.Will deposited the supplements he bought on the bedside table. “I’m here to visit uncle. I didn’t expect you to be here as well. The environment here… isn’t very good. Tiffie, why are you not transferring him to the private ward?”As soon as Will said that, the family members of the patient who had a conflict with Tiffany yesterday sneered. “A private ward? They’re still knee-deep in debt…”Tiffany smacked her chest, then drew the privacy curtains close. “Just a bunch of dogs. Ignore them.”One of the family members pulled the curtains open and shouted, “Who are you calling a dog? You have no manners! No wonder why your factory has gone bankrupt. What’s the use
Tiffany bit her spoon, looking like a deer in the headlights. She shifted her gaze between Will and Arianne, then chose to remain silent. This wasn’t something she could solve.Will frowned at her. “How did you know I was here?”Wendy smiled and took a seat beside him. “Would you believe me if I told you I was just passing by?”Will didn’t say anything, but Arianne spoke up instead. “Have you eaten yet? If you don’t mind, you can join us.”Wendy threw a smile at her then ordered the waiter to bring her a plate and a set of cutlery. “You all don’t have any plans after lunch right? I’m thinking of shopping with Will. Would you girls like to join?”Arianne was the first to answer her. “I have to continue with my job hunt later.”“I gotta return to the hospital and take care of my dad. You two just go enjoy!” Tiffany quickly followed.A look of pity appeared on Wendy’s face. “Alright, guess it’s just Will and I then.”Shortly after that, Will set his cutlery down. “I’m done.”Whil
Tiffany could tell that Arianne was forcing herself to say all that but didn’t choose to expose her. “Now I feel like Mark is really treating you badly. You two have been married for three years now, yet he’s never even bought you a ring. The right people can’t end up together, and the wrong people get bound to each other tightly. Who exactly is the one being tortured here?”Arianne didn’t continue the conversation. They parted ways, and as soon as she got home, she posted her resume on the Internet. If there was a choice, she didn’t want a job that required her to go around places. Her work experience so far had yet to groom her into an outgoing person. Now that she thought about it, she found her own personality to be ridiculous, considering the fact that she had grown up with someone like Mark Tremont.Mark didn’t return home again tonight. Arianne was left eating alone on a table full of dishes. “Mary, don’t cook so many dishes next time if Mark isn’t coming home. I can’t finish
Mary paused, then suggested, “You can call him and ask if he will come back for dinner or something. Husband and wife should communicate more, you can’t go on living your own lives like this. I know both of you got married in the first place for a reason… To be honest, based on sir’s personality, the fact that he can forget about the past and still marry you means that he really loves you. You can’t act so indifferent toward him. You know how he is, so why can’t you just listen to him? As long as two people can live together in harmony, does it matter who is the one that lowers their head?”Arianne felt as though she had just heard the most absurd advice. “Are you kidding me, Mary? He loves me? I was only eight when I entered the Tremont family, and he was already eighteen. He probably already had girlfriends back then. I was still a child. How could he have possibly fallen in love with me? We only got married due to the incident from three years ago… It isn’t even an exaggeration to
A sudden thought hit Mary. “Ari, when was the last time you had your period?”Arianne thought for a moment. “I’ve been resting irregularly, so my cycle is off. It's almost a month late, but I’m getting symptoms recently, so it should be here soon. I think I’ll be fine after a visit to the doctor when I’m free to get some pills to regulate it.”Mary tried probing. “Do you think you’re pregnant?”Arianne’s countenance changed as she quickly denied it. “Impossible!” Aside from her first time with Mark, she had only done it with him once since then. So she felt that the odds were unlikely.Seeing how confidently she had denied the possibility, Mary grew concerned even more. “Then there must be a problem. Don’t wait until you’re free. You should hurry and get it checked out at the hospital.”Arianne just quickly assured Mary. She had been thinking of going to the hospital a few days ago, but she had given all her money to Tiffany. It was embarrassing that she didn’t even have any money