The hospital.Leia was huddled in the hospital bed, shivering like a madman!It was almost June when the weather was hot, but she had covered herself with a thick blanket.She screamed frantically and would not let anyone get close, including Queenie, the doctor, and the nurse.Several doctors and nurses tried to hold her down to give her a sedative, but the deranged Leia was unusually strong!She was also the heiress of the Norman family, so they dared not push too hard. For a moment, there was nothing they could do with her.Queenie looked at Leia with tears streaming down her face. Why had her daughter, who had always been so understanding and sensible, turn out like this?She remembered how her daughter had told her not to tire herself out when she was going to the office and it was right before Leia went missing in the hospital… Leia even said Queenie had worked so hard in taking care of her these days that Leia would cook a nice meal for her and Ol' Norman when she recover
Shakira's words hit Queenie hard like a bomb, exploding instantly! The fragments penetrated deep into her heart, making her feel throbs of pain...Queenie thought she had misheard her. She grabbed Shakira's arm tightly, her pale face full of shock. "Shakira, what... What did you say?""I said your daughter is alive and well. She wasn't stillborn when you gave birth to her!" Shakira's arm hurt from Queenie's grip. She took in a cold breath and said bluntly, "Queen, would you please ease your grip? It hurts."Queenie let go of Shakira with a look of joy on her face, but then it quickly dimmed again. She mumbled in disbelief, "Impossible. My daughter can't possibly be alive. I gave birth to a stillborn baby! The baby was so stiff that she didn't have any warmth when I held her. I remember it clearly!"Queenie began to cry again at the mention of her biological daughter.Children were her armor and her weakness.Shakira took out a piece of tissue and wiped Queenie's tears. She said w
Bianca rested at home for a few more days and felt almost well enough to go back to work.She was bored out of her mind resting at home for so long.Technology was so advanced now that people could communicate with others through video calls without going to the office. However, if a person was separated from a group for too long, they would not only feel lonely but also out of place when they got back to work.Luke could not resist Bianca's repeated requests. His heart softened, and he relented when she repeatedly assured him that she would not tire herself out.Luke never had the heart to refuse anything Bianca requested.Bianca returned to work and clocked in as usual. As soon as she got to the Design Department's entrance, she came face to face with the cold and elegant Mavis."Good morning, Ms. Laviere," Bianca greeted her with a smile.Mavis glanced at Bianca, her gaze falling on her belly that was clearly showing. Her eyes did not seem to stir."Good morning, Ms. Rayne."
Soon, it was time to get off work.Thinking that he had not taken Bianca out for dinner for a long time, Luke drove Bianca to a fancy restaurant for dinner.Shakira ran the restaurant, and the dining environment here was excellent.The music from the melodious violin wafted through the entire space. The place overlooked the city’s scenic lake and one could admire the sight by the French windows. They also served a variety of delicacies.As they were regular customers she was familiar with, Shakira served them personally.She placed the last dish on the table and said happily, "Luke, what have you been up to all this time? I haven't seen you for a long time. I missed you."Although Shakira got along well with Queenie, she did not have much contact with Allison. However, she was very fond of Luke. Plus, her husband was close with Zachary, so she was naturally more attentive to Zachary's son.Shakira had watched Luke grow up, so to speak, and sometimes, she was even more like his m
Fortunately, Shakira was an agile person, and she was experienced with such situations. She managed to catch the plate before it hit the floor, thus averting disaster. However, what Bianca said earlier rang in Shakira's ears like a clap of thunder. 'Allison was married to Bianca's father, and she said that Bianca was her daughter? How is that possible 'Luke said that he had done a DNA test with Bianca, and it proved that they're not siblings! 'That has to be it. 'The two are not related by blood. 'However, It's undeniable that Allison used to be related to Bianca's father…' Shakira remembered very well that Allison only bore one child, who was Luke. Luke was Allison's tool to enter the Crawford household, but Old Master Crawford had not recognized Luke's status back then. He only wanted to wait for Susan to give birth to a legitimate Crawford child. Zachary did not have the authority in the family, and he dared not go against his father's wishes. The child was not abl
T Corporation. Bianca's daily life had been smooth-sailing. She did not encounter any obstacles at work or at home. She had discussed with Luke, and they decided to get their marriage certificate from the Civil Registry Office at the end of the month. Bianca was especially happy every time she remembered that she would be Luke's legally married wife soon. "Ms. Rayne…" Mavis's impassive voice resounded in the conference room. Mavis was glaring unhappily at the daydreaming Bianca. A hint of disgust flashed past her eyes. Nina pinched Bianca heavily! Bianca suddenly came to her senses and focused on her surroundings! She looked down the long conference table and noticed that all her colleagues were looking at her, including her boss Luke Crawford. Embarrassedly, Bianca smoothed her hair and sat up straight. "Yes, Ms. Laviere?" Bianca looked at Luke. He was sitting up straight in his seat with a serious expression on his face. To everyone else, he was stern and impassiv
Bianca looked carefully. Those "test papers" were A1-sized. They were a lot bigger than A4-sized paper. There were no grids or lines on those pieces of paper, but it was filled with neat handwriting. The handwriting was powerful and fluid, and it looked as though it was printed. "These are the main points and topics of the architect certification test. I believe that you'll be tested on these topics, so I did a summary for you. You'll definitely pass." Luke's resonant voice rang in Bianca's ears. He was confident of her passing the test. Bianca took those pieces of paper and glanced at them. The topics covered Engineering Economics and Engineering Management, which were the papers she would be sitting for tomorrow. All the main topics were succinctly covered, and it was even better than the notes from college professors. She understood everything at a glance. Bianca knew that Luke had always been an ace student. It was a good thing that an ace student was helping her. She
"Yes, Ms. Laviere. I know what I should do," Bella replied fawningly. Bella was a smart woman, and Mavis had made it obvious. She would be an idiot if she did not understand what her superior was trying to imply! So many people coveted the position of deputy general manager! There were so many talented people in the design department. Even Tom and Sue were just as capable as she was. If she were to rely on her capabilities alone, it would take her a few more years of hard work. She would have to come up with a scheme tomorrow so that Bianca would be forced to leave T Corporation! … At the hospital. Leia was dressed in a loose hospital gown and looked haggard. She stared blankly at the ceiling, and no one knew what she was thinking. She had not applied beauty cream to her face for a few days, and she had not been sleeping well. Her skin was not as smooth and tender as before, and it was a stark contrast to her beautiful and pure image on television. The nurses were e