Monique’s pale face was covered in tears. She could still clearly remember the way her aunt and cousin treated her ever since she returned to that place. Her aunt’s words from yesterday stung her heart deeply. “No one wants you! Why did you come back?”She was an unwanted child, cast aside by her parents. She did not even have the chance to know what her father looked like.At the very least, her uncle still cared for her. However, her uncle and aunt would end up fighting whenever she visited them. She knew that she was not welcome there. Likely from that day onward, she would not have the courage to go back anymore.Her beloved grandfather had passed away. He would not come back, even if she cried her heart out over his grave.She had no one to turn to--no place to go. Even though she had been to the places that her grandfather used to take her, she still felt a ceaseless tide of sadness.She did not want to face anybody from her past as she was about to become someone’s lover.
Henry felt as if his heart was bitten by thousands of ants. He could not tell if it was pain or anger that he was experiencing. Hidden under that cold, hard expression was a pang of jealousy.If Simon appeared in front of him right now, he would strangle him to death.The owner stared at this man who was as cold as the grim reaper.Her knees trembled. Was he offended by what she just said?She had never seen a man like him with such a strong presence. She watched him walk out of the shop with the bottle of mineral water.Only after he had left, she blurted out mechanically, “Sir, you haven’t paid for the water!”However, her voice was so soft that it was drowned by the background noise.The man who walked out of the convenience store had a terrifyingly fierce expression, like a demon from hell. His dark eyes were layered with frost and had a murderous look in them. When he strode past passersby, they could feel a gust of cold wind that made them look up to the sky, wondering whe
“I’m not lying. Daddy took us in and told me himself. We stayed in a room that’s fit for a princess. Daddy always brought lots of tasty snacks. He even built a huge playground for me and sent me meals with a plane,” Angel said with a sweet smile.Her eyes gleamed victoriously while she stared at the ugly faces in front of her who twisted in anger and jealousy.How did you like that!Living in a princessy room!Served with delicious snacks every day!Flew in meals!Who would not have liked this treatment?Yvonne Xander stared at the tiny face; her rosy cheeks, pointy nose, and long, thick lashes resembled his charming features. She was about to combust with jealousy.Yvonne reached out to have grabbed hold of Angel and shook her violently while she screamed in denial, “Impossible! Monique is an unwanted child and so are you!”Angel’s expression darkened. Even though she had been much smaller than Yvonne, her presence triumphed hers. She raised her head proudly like a princess w
However, she had no evidence that she had been thrown across the room. She stammered, “Sorry…I accidentally fell down…Are you okay? I didn’t hurt you, did I?”Siobhan had been shocked. What had just happened?She put Angel down in a hurry and rushed to help Yvonne up, “Are you so beguiled by him that you can’t even walk properly?”Yvonne blushed in embarrassment and mumbled, “Mom!”Henry carried Angel and placed her on a chair. His movements had been so elegant and familiar that it showed that he had done this very often.“Daddy, I really missed you. I haven’t seen you in days,” Angel pouted and said in her cute, soft voice.Henry stared at her puffy cheeks and teary eyes, the coldness in his eyes disappeared instantly.He gently pinched Angel’s chubby face with his slender fingers, and said affectionately, “Daddy will never leave you again.”Angel grinned from ear to ear when she heard him say that. She tiptoed and planted a kiss on Henry’s cheek, “Yay! Daddy, Mommy, and I wil
Yvonne Xander snickered. After careful observation, she noticed that something had been off. She stopped smiling and answered thoughtfully, “I’m not too sure. They were always together before and after class. There were rumors about them being a couple but I’m not sure if it’s true. Monique didn’t tell me because she was afraid my dad would have found out.”Henry pressed his lips tightly after hearing what she said with a vicious look in his eyes. Yvonne shuddered in fear as she felt the atmosphere around them thickened instantly.If Yvonne had bluntly said that they had been a couple, he would not have believed her. However, she described it with euphemistic terms, and with the way Monique had reacted this afternoon, he had been pretty convinced that she had been telling the truth.He felt threatened.Did she go back to look for him!That damn woman.Yvonne sniggered internally when she saw Henry’s expression. ‘Monique, I would make him mine.’At that moment, Zephyrus returned
In a haze, she saw a familiar figure from afar.He had been slim and tall, having sat quietly while he sipped on his drink.Monique scoffed and poured herself another drink. She gagged with disgust when Henry’s face appeared in her mind.The person who sat next to Simon Leeds whispered in his ear with a smirk, “Simon, you’re in luck. There’s a girl over there who keeps staring at you.”He then pointed at the intoxicated woman.Simon followed the direction of his fingers and looked over. After a while, he finally saw a woman who had been chugging her drinks. He frowned and walked over in large steps“Monique! Why are you drinking so much?!” Simon took Monique’s glass away and yelled at her because the music had been too loud.It took Monique a while before she turned around to have looked at the man beside her. After a few moments, she finally realized that she had not been dreaming, “Simon?”“Come and have a few glasses with me,” Monique invited him happily, “I’m so glad to see
Henry searched both sides of the streets for Monique while he drove.When his phone rang, he immediately answered, “Any updates?”Shaun’s voice sounded from the other end excitedly, “She’s in Blues Bar.”“Blues Bar!” Henry furrowed his brows. Five years had passed since she had last gone there. Why did she visit that place again?What had she planned to do?A horrifying thought crossed Henry’s mind.Had she lost her mind and gone looking for other men?Henry rammed his car and ignored the traffic lights, almost having caused an accident on his way there.He parked right in front of Blues Bar.Henry opened the door hurriedly and jumped out of the car.He walked past his car and had been about to have dashed into the bar. When he saw the two figures in front of him, he halted in his tracks. His slender body formed a towering shadow under the illumination of the signboards, having given off a blood-curling vibe.His charming features looked so cold as if they had been covered b
Henry frowned and his expression darkened. His lips curled into a vicious grin and said, “You asked for it.”He strode forward and yanked the drunk woman away roughly from Simon, while he threw a punch at him with his other hand.Simon collapsed onto the ground, blood dripping from the corner of his mouth. He wiped it away with his hand and stood up.Simon also tried to take Monique from him but Henry dodged his attempt and he missed her. However, he spun around and landed his fist on Henry’s face.Henry had not seen that coming as he was focused on Monique. Blood oozed out from the corner of his mouth and he spat on the ground as if he could not have felt any pain. His eyes blackened and he had given out a murderous look.Simon walked toward him fearlessly, with clenched fists and roared, “If you don’t know how to treasure her, let her go! She deserves better!”Anger had been boiling inside him as he held onto Monique tightly. When Simon threw another punch at him, he did not sh