”Hello, vice chairman.”Tiffany spiritedly turned her head towards the door, following the uniformed direction of gazes from everyone in the office.As a newcomer, it was required of her to give her superiors a good impression. However, when her eyes landed on Jackson’s frivolous expression, she wanted to die. “What kind of vice chairman is he?” she asked someone next to her, muffling her voice.“The boss’s son. Our vice chairman. He manages the entire company. The old chairman is now an arm-flinging shopkeeper. Bright Incorporated is the West family’s head office…”Tiffany couldn’t hear the rest of whatever her colleague had said, nor was she in the mood to listen anyway. She never thought that she’d end up in Jackson’s grasp. She had fully intended on leaving a good impression on her superior, but it seemed like there was no need for it now. After everything she’s been through, it was obvious to her that Jackson West did not have a good impression of her. It would be impossible t
Arianne spotted Tiffany sitting by the window with one glance when she arrived at the restaurant. She recollected her emotions then slowly walked towards her and sat down.Before she could begin, Tiffany began jabbering on and on, “I’m done for, I’m done for. I thought that I had found a good job, but I never thought that my boss would turn out to be Jackson West! I’ve knocked into his car and said a few hateful words to him too. I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t hold a grudge! I definitely won’t last very long in his company. I might as well pack up and leave instead of waiting for him to fire me…” Arianne was a little rattled. She was thinking about Ethan’s reasons for seeking her out. If she gave this card to Tiffany, she would undoubtedly believe that Ethan was doing well in life, the kind of life that meant that he could spend millions without batting an eye. There was no greater slap in the face than telling someone that their ex was much better off than they were… Tiffany g
Tomorrow, she would finally get to clear up things with ‘Mr. Sloane’ who sent the letter. Perhaps after that, she would finally be able to sit with Mark and enjoy a peaceful meal together...After dinner, Arianne strolled around the garden before she went back and laid down in her room. Since the pregnancy made her easily fatigued, Arianne turned in early for the day. The quality of her sleep was better than ever, so she didn’t even realize that Mark had come back and taken a shower. It was only when she stirred awake in the middle of the night that she realized that Mark had been sitting in front of the French window all this while.“You’re back…?” she asked in a daze.Mark didn’t respond but she didn’t care. She only wanted to take care of her personal business as quickly as possible so that she could return to her warm blanket.As she headed toward the door, his cold voice suddenly rang out. “Why did Ethan give you money?”Arianne stopped in her tracks as her mind suddenly beca
Three hours of train ride was neither a long nor short journey. The moment the train stopped, Arianne immediately stood up with her backpack, feeling eager to get off. Tiffany followed closely behind her. “Hey, slow down! You still have a little one in your tummy!”It was almost noon when they reached a small, dilapidated town based on the address. This was where the letter was sent. The entire town was lifeless. Aside from a few elderly people tottering along the streets, they didn’t really see any energetic young people around.The economy of the town was bad so the young people were mostly working in the surrounding cities, leaving only the elderly behind.After making several enquiries, they finally arrived at ‘Mr. Sloane’s house’. A two-story house that was so run down that it looked inhabitable greeted their sights. The front door with overgrown weed was left ajar. It seemed like no one had lived here for a long time.Arianne couldn’t shake off the bad feelings in her heart.
She refused to believe that Mr. Sloane was dead. How could a dead person send a letter?“Stop thinking about it for now, Ari. Let’s take this matter slowly. I’ll help you analyze it too. I passed this letter to you shortly after I received it. Given the distance from here to the capital, it wouldn’t take a long time for the letter to be received. The sender must be alive, or at least, when he sent the letter. He might have used an invalid address to send the letter because he didn’t want you to find out where he lives now. Hmm, I’m not quite sure what’s going on here, but Mr. Sloane is definitely not dead. Don’t be discouraged. Since he sent the first letter, he will send another one for sure. We’ll just have to wait! He may not want us to track him down, but he can’t just leave us hanging like that, right?” Tiffany tried her best to comfort Arianne.“Don’t worry, I’m fine, Tiffie. I’ve waited for so many years, I can continue waiting… I’m fine really…” Arianne put the photo away and
“Understood.” Brian noticed Mark’s bad mood and cautiously drove back to Tremont Estate.When they passed by a drugstore, Mark suddenly spoke up. “Stop the car.”Brian quickly stepped on the brakes. Mark got out of the car and went into the drugstore. “Bring me some medicines for stomach problems,” he told the staff.“Is it a gastric or something else? What are the symptoms? Is it for an adult or child?” the staff asked.Mark frowned slightly. He thought for a moment then replied, “Irregular appetite… Chronic nausea and pale complexion. For an adult.”Once he was done purchasing the medicine, he went back to the car with a sullen face. Brian didn’t dare to ask any questions. He just stepped on the gas and brought him back to Tremont Estate.Mark went straight to the bedroom with the medicine. Without looking at the person lying on the bed, he tossed the medicine on the bedside table. “Take the medicine.”Arianne sat up from the bed, not understanding what trouble Mark was trying
Mark paused in his footsteps but didn’t stop. “Can’t she say what’s on her mind by herself? Does she need someone else to say it for her?”Mary shut her mouth resentfully. Seeing that Mark was going out again, Brian was about to quickly get the car out of the garage when Mark’s deep voice stopped him. “I’ll be driving myself.”Brian hummed in response. Sweat had broken out in his palms. The words ‘don’t mess with me’ were written all over Mark’s face right now. Whoever dared to go up to him now was courting death itself!“Brian, take Arianne to the hospital tomorrow morning. Have a thorough physical examination performed on her and bring me the report.” After giving this order, Mark’s car quickly disappeared into the night.Hearing the sound of the car leaving Tremont Estate, Arianne got out of bed and stood in front of the window. She felt a little upset. After all, Mark had purposely bought her medicine, and she didn’t expect things to turn so sour...She pulled out her phone an
Mark nodded then frowned. She had only just healed a while ago, how could she have suffered from such severe anemia all of a sudden?He made a call back to Tremont Estate. Butler Henry answered the call. “Tell the kitchens to buy more blood nourishing vegetables.”Henry acknowledged the order and ended the call. Mark’s gaze returned to his work documents.“I’ll be on my way then,” said Brian in a low voice.Mark nodded. A knock was suddenly heard on his office door. Brain opened it. When he saw Aery, he frowned but didn’t say a word. Instead, he left immediately.Aery walked into the office. Her heels made a lofty noise as she moved. Mark frowned. “What are you doing here?”Aery pouted pitifully. “Mark, darling. I know that you’ve been busy, so I haven’t had the nerve to disturb you. But I miss you… I was passing by your office and thought I’d come and see you. I won’t disturb you. Continue your work. I’ll leave in a bit…”Mark shot her an indifferent look. “If you have somethin