Carson glared at the woman before him with the urge to strangle her to death.'She is meant to be a puppet that was merely a replacement, and yet she dares to do this! How insatiable! It’s my fault. I shouldn’t have asked her to dress up like Everly. I’ve allowed her to push the limits over and over again to the point that she thinks that she could replace Everly! How wrong was I!' he thought."Violet, this is my final warning." His dark eyes were filled with loathing, and his voice was as cold as ice, "Mind your own business. If you try this again…"He pushed her to the ground and narrowed his eyes. "I will make sure you understand the cost of crossing me!"With that, he strode out of the classroom without another glance at her."Carson, don’t bother with her. There are simply far too many people like her that couldn’t stop dreaming. You don’t have to trouble yourself over her…" Alice’s voice came through faintly.Everly stood back up steadily and massaged her neck. She sneered
"Annie, go check on the nursing home that Oliver stayed in. Try to get something out of them," Everly said."Roger!" Annie replied.Everly looked out the car window. She had not planned on confronting Carson that soon at first, as there were still plenty to arrange. She went over today simply because she wanted to get some intel in the kindergarten and also because… she missed Oliver. When she received reports that Alice was at the Baxter’s, she thought Carson would avoid Oliver out of reluctance to let the child see his father with another woman. She naturally thought that Robbie or Lucy would pick Oliver up with bodyguards as usual.Though there was no hiding that she went to see Oliver, Everly did not plan to hide it either. She knew that Carson would be angry, but she thought she could explain herself and fawn over him a bit so that he would not cut all ties with her.She had not expected him to come over directly, with another woman, right before Oliver’s eyes!Everly’s hand
The car soon arrived back at the Baxter Residence. As soon as they went in, the butler came out with a smile and noticed that Oliver was exceptionally cheerful.Uncle Benny was smiling as well. "Welcome back! Oliver looks different today!""Mm-hm." Oliver nodded happily and greeted them before heading to the couch to play, as usual, leaving Carson and the others in the living room."Sir, someone just sent over a big box and said it was for you. I haven’t opened it yet." The butler said respectfully, "Shall we open it now?""Open it," Carson said."Understood!"The butler immediately pushed a gigantic box up and opened it in front of Carson. The butler’s expression darkened as soon as he opened the cover and wanted to close it back up, but it was already too late.A slender hand was placed onto the edge of the box, and the butler could not shut it."Sir…" The butler looked at Carson worriedly.Carson did not respond. He pursed his lips at the sight of what was in the box. These
Meanwhile, in the Davidson Residence.Messages rushed in one after another, and the Davidsons were overwhelmed in joy.Aunt Davidson served Alice food with a smile. "Eat some more, Lissy. You will need to concentrate. I assume Carson will be asking for your hand in marriage soon!""Don’t say that. Things aren’t settled just yet…" Alice responded with a blush. Despite what she said, she already knew what was coming and was just pretending to be modest. She knew about all the news and rumors inside the community and felt as smug as ever.'However, that Violet girl… Hmph!' she thought."Mom, stop getting her to eat. If she is to get married, she would need to go on a diet!" Richard said with resignation. Naturally, he also felt happy for his sister."Hush! This is a nutritious course that I had specifically created for Lissy. She won’t get fat from this!" Aunt Davidson chuckled.Shortly after, she glanced over at her husband as though she was suddenly reminded of something, before
On Christmas Day, Joy filled the air in the morning. A Meybach was moving through the road. Everly sat at the backseat while studying the information on her tablet.Annie drove while explaining, "Everly, these are the outcome of the investigation our men did overnight. They tried every method and even utilized some of the manpower he had left behind with us, so this information should be reliable.""Mm." Everly nodded and looked through the pages."According to the information we have gathered, Carson Baxter treats Oliver alright. Part-timers that had once worked at the Baster residence and staffs that had picked Oliver pick from school before all have nothing but good things to say." Annie continued, "Right now, apart from the people that were closest to the Baxter, that nursing home would be the only source we have yet to dig into.""According to what they said, that nursing home is really secured and was built with the funding from the Baxters, so penetrating it would be a chall
He retrieved his gaze after a glance. However, Robbie still caught onto the brief pause."Mister Baxter?" Robbie followed the direction of his gaze and looked down. "Oh, why is Violet wearing that purple clothing of hers again? She isn’t carrying that bag you gave her either, Mister Baxter…"Before Robbie could finish, he realized that Carson had headed in and immediately shut his mouth.…After a long period of work, the project, 'The Angel' was rapidly progressing, and the first meeting that morning concerned 'The Angel'.In the first meeting room, every related individual sat in their respective seats. Alice was seated next to Carson on the left, Everly was seated across Alice, and the others sat down in the remaining seats.Before the meeting started, most people were fawning over Alice."Miss Davidson, we are so relieved that you are here to participate in the product development representing the Davidson Group!""Yeah, the Davidson Group is so experienced in marketing, an
A subtle frown appeared on Carson’s forehead."Mister Baxter." Everly looked at Carson and said, "I don’t think the issues mentioned by Miss Davidson are that big of a problem. The reason I chose to collaborate with Baxter Group was precisely because I can see Baxter Group’s capability of handling these situations. Therefore, I don’t think there’s any problem with this proposal.""Violet, now that you have chosen to collaborate with Baxter Group, me and my team represent the marketing department of Baxter Group, and you have you trust our judgment. If we say it won’t work, it won’t work. You have lived in Strandia for a long while. Do you think that you know the current market in this country better than us?" Alice retorted."Miss Davidson, this isn’t the first time we discuss these details in this meeting room. Throughout the past month, everything has been going smoothly, and I believe that if there has been a fundamental issue, someone out of this crowd would have spoken out abou
The rest of the meeting went on without much dispute and ended quickly. Everyone rushed out. Everly, too, gathered her things to walk towards her office. The sound of people talking behind her back lingered, and Annie had already been waiting outside.Seeing that Everly was back, Annie immediately walked up to her, and the two strolled towards the office together."Mister Baxter!""Morning, Mister Baxter!"Waves of flattering greetings rose behind them, and the crowd automatically gave way, so Everly and Annie went over to the side as well.Without looking at anyone, Carson left while being surrounded by people. Everly watched as he left and retrieved her gaze only after he disappeared into a corner and hurried back to her office."Oh my, are you upset?" Before Everly could get back to her office, a voice was heard behind her.She turned around and saw Alice’s smug grin, along with everyone else who was still around peaking while trying to pretend like they didn’t see anything.