Jack placed his wine glass on the table when he heard Luke's words. His face was slightly red from the alcohol. "Don't worry, Luke. I'll get my men on the case. You'll receive the approval tomorrow. Remember, take good care of my daughter." The more Jack looked at Luke, the more satisfied he was. From their conversation, he could understand that Luke was a shrewd and assertive man and would be the perfect son-in-law. Jack had addressed him as "Mr. Crawford" earlier, but it was now "Luke." Everyone who heard that knew that Jack was trying to play matchmaker. Those people looked enviously at Luke. In a mere few sentences, Luke had won the rights to develop the seaside resort worth tens of billions of dollars. However, they knew that they were no match for Luke's handsome looks and sharp business acumen. Even though they might be envious, they knew that Luke deserved it. "Congratulations, Mr. Crawford! With this development project in your bag, T Corporation will be pushed
Bianca could feel that a hole in her heart was being filled up with bliss. Luke was hugging her tightly. She could hear the strong rhythm of the man's heartbeat. It was beating in sync with hers. Luke's lips gently fell on hers. Bianca was already the mother of two children, but she seemed to retain her charming inexperience. Her body emanated a sweet fragrance, and that had greatly titillated Luke. "Mmh… Luke…" Bianca's body was going limp because of Luke's teasing. She came to her senses and pushed Luke away so that he did not go overboard. "You can't do it here. This is the living room… You must also be tired. Go and take a shower first." Bianca, Wanda, and the two children were staying the night in Kevin's house. Not only was the living room, which had been the venue for the funeral earlier, not suitable for vigorous exercise, but Aunt Wanda, who was sleeping in one of the rooms, might suddenly wake up… If Wanda caught them in the act, that would have been more than
Upon hearing that childish voice, Luke almost immediately went limp. Lanie and Rainie had woken up some time ago. Their eyes were open wide, looking at Daddy and Mommy curiously. Luke hastily got off Bianca's body and covered themselves with a silk blanket. Bianca was thoroughly embarrassed. She wished that the earth would swallow her up at that instant. Luke was both frustrated and angry when the two children had interrupted their session. However, looking at their curious and doubtful faces, he could not release his anger on them. "Daddy, why were you riding on Mommy?" Rainie said while looking inquisitively at Bianca, who was going to cover her face with the blanket. Meanwhile, Lanie glared at Luke with his beautiful eyes. He noticed that his mother's face and eyes were red… Lanie pointed at Luke with a plump finger and shouted, "You're so heavy, Daddy, yet you're riding on Mommy. Are you bullying Mommy?" A stifled scream from Bianca had woken him up earlier. Whe
Xavier sat at the bar counter under the dim lights, helping himself to a glass of dark red liquid. His injured arm was wrapped in bandages. His thick eyelashes obscured the violence in his eyes. "Thank you for your help, Mr. Tanner. You can contact me if you need anything." The woman sitting in front of him handed a name card to Xavier. Xavier took the card. Eminent Advocates & Solicitors. Shandra Cullen. Senior Lawyer. Memories of the past came back. Back then, Xavier went to the same university as Walter and Shandra. Walter and Shandra were ace students of the law college, and they were also known to be a couple. Their relationship lasted through all four years in college. For some reason, they broke up after graduation. Shandra left the country, and no one knew what happened to her. Walter drowned himself in alcohol for a period and eventually resumed his normal life. "What a coincidence, Ms. Cullen. I happen to be in the middle of a difficult case. I've devoted
Lanie was feeling unhappy. He did not want to stay in class. He was a precocious child, and he learned very quickly. His father had hired a personal tutor for him, and his intelligence was at the level of an elementary student. However, he had to remain in that class so that he could accompany his sister. Lanie thought that the teacher on the podium and the other children in the class were silly. He did not like how they wagged their heads when they spoke. Rainie did the same too, but she was his sister. He also thought that the teachers did not sing well. He would rather listen to his mother hum tunes to him and Rainie. He did not want to learn from the teacher. He had memorized the French song after listening to it twice. Unfortunately, the other children in the class had not picked it up, and the French teacher had to repeat it again and again. Lanie kept his lips tightly pressed together as he looked at the French teacher patiently repeat the song one more time. H
The reason why Bianca remembered that string of numbers so well was because, in one of their make-out sessions, she had asked him about his birthday. She was in the throes of ecstasy when the man whispered those numbers into her ear repeatedly and forced her to commit those six digits to memory. "What's wrong, Bianca?" Nina was confused. Very few people knew about Luke's personal life. That was why the majority of the workers in the company did not know about Luke's birthday. It was also not available on the Internet. "It's nothing. Why is the password changed?" She asked curiously. "I don't know. In any case, the password changed when the new supervisor came in. Who knows what she's thinking? I have to admit that I don't like her though. She's too domineering like a bully. I guess she's been putting up a humble guise in those TV interviews," Nina could not help but tell Bianca her opinion of the new supervisor. "Well, she has the talent and fame to be a bully. Whatever.
"Do you have something on your mind, Ms. Laviere? Or are you not used to the local weather?" Luke asked curiously. "I think I'm still not used to the weather here. I'll try to adjust myself so that I can be at my optimal condition," Mavis said coldly. Luke nodded. "Mm. I've always believed in your capabilities, Ms. Laviere. You can keep the document here. We'll discuss it in detail tomorrow." "Alright." Mavis turned around and left. Luke nodded in satisfaction. That was Mavis for him. In front of him, she had been distant and aloof, as though she desired nothing, and no earthly temptation could move her. That was what Luke liked the most about Mavis. She was capable, professional, and not bothered by personal matters. Those were the qualities of a perfect worker. "Ms. Laviere," Luke called out her name right when she was opening the door. Mavis stopped walking. With her face turned away from Luke, she smiled smugly. She turned around and resumed her usual, aloof exp
Xavier stepped forward and held Bianca's shoulders, not letting her leave. He looked into her eyes and observed the changes in her expression. Deep down inside, Bianca was not as calm as she looked. She was bothered by what Xavier said. Tears were welling up in her eyes, but she tried to push Xavier away. "You don't have to try to break us apart. I'll believe Luke no matter what he does." She took Nina's hand, and they walked away defiantly to the bus station. Xavier did not give chase. His brows were tightly furrowed, and his fists tightened and loosened… 'You'll come back to me someday, Bianca.' … Bianca wanted to take the bus home, but in her irritable mood, she decided to go to the kindergarten to pick up the two children instead. She gave Jason a call and found that he was on his way to pick up the children. She told him that she would be picking up the children with him today and asked him to wait for a while if he arrived first. After ending the call, Bianca