Unable to tear her gaze away from the man across, she stiffened at the uproar his presence caused her. She wanted to look away, she wanted to run but she was nailed on her seat while burning under his intense gaze."You alright, Lex?" noticing his anxiousness, Dom worriedly asks. He even turn to face her, but he got no response. She remains quiet while staring afar.Following her gaze, he tried to find what made her look ashen. He scan the entire hall for something peculiar until a certain man caught his attention. The same man Lexie was staring at. Watching as they continue to lock their gazes, his eyes narrow upon realizing something."Lexie is he..." he asks without turning to her but paused midsentence."Dom...later..." she whispers her plea as she struggled to look away. But not before she saw the sharp scowl from the woman beside him, Ellen Johnson, his wife.Needing to maintain her composure, she calmly turns to the stage. Although her mind is s
Startled by the spectacle, everyone was dumbfounded while staring at the serious-looking CEO. Even Gabriel Simon looks surprised by the last-minute bid."Ahm...wow. That caught us quite in surprise. Ten million dollars from CEO Lucien Wright" Samuel awkwardly announced.Dom contained his grimace at the digging nails on his skin as Lexie was unaware of her tight hold. She looks like ready to faint and to ease her anxiousness, he pried her hand from his arm and intertwined their fingers."Hey..." he leans closer to her ears."You will be fine...inhale...exhale, Lex" he whispers, which Lexie follows. It may be normal bidding to everyone but for Lexie, it means everything. What does the CEO plan to do with such an abrupt decision?At the CEO's table, all eyes turn to Lucien. His parents were looking at him with unremarkable expressions while Ellen was glaring at him, which he openly ignored. His eyes were fixed afar."What's this drama, brother?
Coming back at the event with Dom, she discreetly looks around. Seeing him casually conversing with other guests relieved her. She will no longer endure his intimidating gaze. She can't understand why, but his gaze looks confronting, making her feel she did something wrong. And the worst part was, she was guilty of something she doesn't know what.Seeing him from afar with Ellen Johnson beside him makes her heart hurt, which is a surprise. It's been four years and she should have moved on.He looks very imposing. The power he holds is immeasurable not only to the business world and society as a whole but also to her weary heart."He was never yours, Lexie" the voice in her head reminded her again. Yes, indeed he was never hers.Plastering a smile on her face she notices Gabriel Simon staring at her. A smile immediately grazes his face as their gazes meet. The man knows how to charm a person."You want to drink, tonight?" Dom interrupted her tho
Despite being unable to get a good night's sleep last night, she wakes up early to make a phone call. She was relieved everything was fine at Dom's household.Last night was a test of her sanity. But before Lucien Wright could have the chance to approach her again after sending the irritated Miss Johnson outside, she had dragged Dom to leave the party. She doesn't know what happened between the two but they saw Ellen Johnson with her dark expression while the CEO looks calm and unconcerned.Thankfully, they have left in time the CEO went back to the party. Like sneaky criminals, they went out unnoticed.Knowing she won't be able to go back to sleep again, she took an early shower and planned her attire for later's lunch with the Wright family. Remembering the ordeal she will be facing later made her jittery. If she will have the chance, she won't attend but she had already committed to the Wright couple."Calm yourself, Alexzia. As if he will attend f
After the tensed breakfast, Lucien left with a grim disposition, which doesn't bother her at all. She was even hoping, he won't show up later at lunch.It's still early in the morning but she had already enough of him. Meeting him at lunch later would be too much in addition to his sister and worst, Ellen Johnson.Why did she put herself in this predicament again, she could simply say no. Dom had given her the chance to decide last night but she was so dumb by choosing to stay.Donned on a white sleeveless jumpsuit and a white strappy three-inch high heel, she went out of the door where Dom was already waiting."Gorgeous as always" he exclaims, clapping his hands together in delight. Scrutinizing her look, he made her turn on her heels while holding her one hand up. She just tie her long brown hair in a ponytail."Are you trying to impress someone?" he playfully whispers, arching his brow." Shut up, Dom. This was your gift to me last Christ
Feeling exhausted from a mere lunch, Lexie went directly back to her room to take another shower.If not for Lucien's important meeting, he would surely continue pestering her. Thankfully he needs to go back to his office. He will also be having a site visit later in the evening, which immensely relieved her. She will have a peaceful night without the man.Despite the relief she feels, she cannot deny the heavy feeling nagging her. Knowing she won't be able to see him before leaving gives her that heaviness but she was trying to cast it aside. She doesn't want to entertain any thoughts aside from going home. She needs to go home.What pacified her was the thought of enjoying the night later with Dom.Dom and she planned to go out later and enjoy their last night in the capital. Tomorrow they will be leaving after breakfast to take their flight. She will leave the capital again and face her simple life in the village. She enjoys the g
Returning to the hotel, her mind was still filled with the conversation she had with Ellen Johnson. She can't believe the revelations from the woman and it confuses her more. Even Dom heard everything after he guarded the door and send people away who wanted to enter.It can't be true what Ellen Johnson told her. Lucien Wright was a very virile man when they were together. It can't be possible he has erectile dysfunction like Ellen claims him to be."Don't mind what that deranged woman said. She has motives for doing it" she was interrupted by Dom's voice and by then she realized they were in front of her room."I still can't believe she could be deceptive just to get what she wants. She was bent to ruin someone for her ambition" she whispers in disbelief."There are a lot of people like her, Lexie. Controlled by greed and ambition. Go inside, it's almost dawn. We need to rest" Dom softly explains while pressing a kiss on her forehead."Don't think too
Entering the building, she went directly to the reception."Good morning, could I please have an appointment with CEO Lucien Wright?" she calmly said, which earned her a raised brow from the two women behind the desk."Can I have your name, purpose of appointment, and contact number, Ma'am? I will get back to you once the CEO's secretary confirms your appointment" one of the women gave her a piece of paper, sporting a serious look."I'm sorry, but can I please see him now? It's just very important" she insisted, ignoring the scornful look on the women's faces."I'm sorry ma'am but everyone wanting to have an appointment with the CEO has urgent and important matters too" the woman casually retorted before going back to what she was doing."Please, Miss. It won't take long. I just want to talk to him then I'm off. Please tell him it's Alexzia Montes" she persisted. She can't leave without talking to Lucien Wright. She can't back down now."Miss Montes, the CEO