Sunlight crept from the balcony at the other side of the room, shining over the blanket wrapped around Ellena’s thin frame.
Somehow, everything happened last night felt like a dream or perhaps a nightmare, at least, until her hands slide across the silky sheets around her.
It wasn’t a dream, but her own cruel reality.
As soon as she opened her eyes, she turned to the bedside to see it was empty.
Edward didn’t return last night.
Although her heart was slightly relieved, she could not help but felt a little uneasy by his absence. It felt like a knife was hanging over her head and wouldn’t go away.
A part of her wanted to see him get it over with, but another part of her wanted to leave things as it was. Besides, she might feel pity for the scarred man, but she wasn’t ready for a relationship.
Down the stairs, a bodyguard came over and led her to the dining hall.
It was no secret that the Arnoult family was rich. With glistening chandeliers hanging from every corner and antique vases gleaming along the corridor, they could render anyone speechless. She wasn’t the type who easily amazed by the material possession, but it was too much.
The dining room was near the kitchen. As soon as she entered, she saw a tall and straight figure coming out of the kitchen with breakfast.
When he came out, she noticed that the man was none other than Nicklaus, who tried to kiss her last night!
Immediately she turned around, wanting to leave, but the man said aloud, “Sister-in-law, good morning.”
His voice was magnetic and pleasant, but a little light, enough to make her uncomfortable. She took a step a step back, looking at his warm figure. She didn’t know if the daylight that made him look even brighter.
What the hell was going on? Why the heck he was here?
The bodyguard on the side shook his head. Why the young master was acting this way? Was he role-playing with the young lady?
Not wanting to ask, he simply continued his works.
Ellena was very disgusted to see him. Didn’t he have his own home? She really didn’t know what he was doing by staying at his cousin’s house every day.
“Morning.” She adjusted her glasses, and turned to look at the bodyguard behind her. “Is Your Young Master not here?”
The bodyguard carefully glanced at Edward, who had no expression on his face.
He had no choice but to carry on with this farce, “The young master has been sick recently and is still in the hospital.”
Ellena looked like a silly girl but it was almost impossible to lie her. Ever since she was young she had been suppressed by Madeline who always insisted on pushing her into shadows, making sure that she’d never grab the limelight of her siblings. That’s why she acted the way she did. She had to conceal her real strength out of sense of self-preservation.
The bumbling lies of the bodyguard did not fool her.
But Ellena didn’t question him any further. Instead, she nodded her head, “Oh, can I go to see him there?”
“Now is not a good time.” The bodyguard said through his teeth, clearly not telling the truth.
Mm, it seemed that Edward didn’t like her very much, and didn’t even want to see her.
Edward put the breakfast on the dining table and asked lightly, “Let’s eat breakfast.”
When Ellena came here yesterday, she found no chef in the villa. She blinked and glanced at the plate of food in front of her. Did he make breakfast?
Although it looked delicious, she could not help but being a little cautious. After all she did not know this man at all.
“Why? Afraid of me poisoning you?” Edward leaned closer to her, his eyes filled with endless gloom, making her feel cold to even look at.
Ellena stepped back involuntarily, “Thank you for your breakfast, but I am not hungry.”
Not wanting to say anymore, she turned around and left. The last thing she needed to do was to interact with that psycho again!
Outside the room, she met the bodyguard who had picked her up yesterday from the Smith Family Villa in the lobby. “Hay, do you mind if you do me a favor?” She smiled hesitantly, “I’m going back to Smith’s house to get something. Can you please send me back?”
When she came over yesterday, she didn’t bring anything, so she had to go back and get clothes and some other belongings. On her way here, she noticed that the villa was built on a mountainside. She was willing to walk, but that would take too long.
The bodyguard was about to answer when he saw the shadowy figure behind her. He immediately shut his mouth.
When she turned around, she saw that “Nicklaus” had come out of the room too.
He put his hands in the pockets of his suit trousers and walked forward without any hassle. “So my cousin’s wife wants to go home to get something? It wouldn’t make sense to order anyone else if I’m around to help you, you know.”
The words fell, and his arm wrapped around her shoulder.
Ellena waved away his hand in disgust. “No, thank you.”
She didn’t understand. When he said she was ugly yesterday, why was he bothering her all over today. Was he crazy?
“Young Madam, why don’t you allow out Young Master to take you home?” The bodyguard on the side said promptly. “I have other works to run, so I might not be able to drop you off.”
She sighed. It seemed she had no other choice. “Fine.”
“See? Was it too hard?” Satisfied by the outcome, Edward leaned said with a smile.
She looked coldly at him and stomped towards the parking lot without turning back.
During the drive, he had leaned over and whispered in her ear. “Your body feels so good when I touch it.”
She was afraid that he would do something even creepier, so she had no choice but to stay in the car and do nothing.
In the silent car, Ellena pulled the seat belt tightly, looking forward without squinting. She didn’t even take a glance at “Nicklaus”, not wanting to give him the satisfaction of seeing her irritated. After all, wasn’t she married to his cousin? Wasn’t it improper?
When Edward saw her like this, he suddenly became even more interested in this woman.
Even though his new wife was ugly, she must at least be a relatively decent person.
Initially, he just wanted to tease her with his joke. However, her reaction was revealing a lot about her, so he decided to maintain the ruse so that he could learn as much as possible.
“Let the game begin.” He thought with a smirk.
The black car stopped in front of Smith’s Villa.Ellena was about to unfasten the seat belt when Edward suddenly leaned over. Before she could even react, his slender and beautiful fingers, he pressed lightly on the dark buckle of the seat belt. The seat belt was immediately released with a slight snap.His face was handsome and compelling and was getting closer to her. As they faced each other, Ellena’s mind was settled and was as still as water. She couldn’t help but blush when she looked at his face and there was a trace of confusion in her glassy eyes.This man’s face was pretty enough to attract any woman he wanted. Whether old or young, she was hundred percent sure that they’d all fall victim to this man’s charm.However, as soon as Ellena remembered what he had done yesterday, her look returned to normal.He was nothing but a rich and nasty young kid who coveted his sister-in-law, like a spoiled child who
As soon as Madeline heard the word “sister-in-law”, her face went dark deeply, and she gave Ellena a stern and cold look.If looks could kill, Ellena would have already been buried six feet under the ground with no way out. This time not even the richest man in the city could help draw her out from the mess “Nicklaus” had created for her.Was this man trying to get her killed?Madeline held Ellena’s hand and pulled her into the hall of the villa, then coldly let go.She looked at Ellena with a cold face, “Did the man just call you “sister-in-law? Is he Edward’s cousin?”“Yes.” It wasn’t that she could lie at this time.Slap!Madeline slapped Ellena in the face with all her strength.Ellena’s face swung to the side and her ears began to buzz. If she hadn’t balanced herself, she would’ve already collapsed to the ground from the force.
Ellena looked straight in Madeline’s eyes, her voice was enough to send anyone running chills. “Apologize? What exactly should I apologize for?” In Madeline’s memory, this daughter was really smart and beautiful when she was just a child. But the more she grew up, the more ugly and stupid she had become. But this was the first time she saw the sharpness from Ellena’s eyes, and she was totally surprised by this change in temperament. “Naomi.” Madeline swallowed and turned around to whisper to Naomi, “Let’s forget about today, okay? If there is any chance and she’s mad, I’m afraid…” Although Naomi was unwilling, she had no choice but to let this matter go. If Ellena really goes crazy and does something stupid, and ended up angering the Arnoult family, all of them would be placed in jeopardy. Naomi had already escaped her slimy faith with that crippled man just a day ago and she certainly wasn’t going to test her luck a second time. If Arnoult fa
Edward also didn’t expect to meet Ellena here. With multiple gang members and criminals crawling under the shadows, it was not a safe place for women. Well, it was not a safe place for anyone no matter what, unless she’d like to be killed.He was tracking a man to this place, but he didn’t expect to be attacked instead. At this point, it was impossible to run away. So they had to find a place to hide.The dwellings were densely packed and the terrain was complex, so he quickly got disorientated, and it was almost impossible to tell where they were.He tried to take one his attackers hostage and then use that man to get away, but somehow he encountered Ellena by accident.But he didn’t know why, when he saw the tiny, dumb face of Ellena, he left an inexplicable sense of trust.He put his gun away and fixed on her with his gloomy eyes. His voice was low and cold. “What are you doing here?”“I live here
“What?” When Ellena heard this, her legs almost went soft. She was almost panicked. “I can’t do this! I don’t know how!”Although she hated this man with all her might, she certainly wasn’t going to let him die in front of her eyes. And she wasn’t stupid enough to die along with him.Even though she was nothing more than an accident baby who was born through failure of conception, even though Ralph and Madeline took her as a curse on themselves and never liked her, she didn’t give up the hope for living a better life.And just because this man had a death wish, it didn’t mean that she also wanted it!Edward’s eyebrows raised, “Or would you prefer to be buried alongside with me?”Although it was still an indifferent tone, but there was an unquestionable firmness in it.It seemed that she had no option but to bite the bullet.With a pale face, Ellena went to g
The way Ellena served him the medicine was quite gentle, so gentle that he was a little moved by that.Then one thing led to another, and he just wanted to touch her, to feel her.After all, she was his wife, wasn’t she? Everything they did was completely natural.The corners of his lips inched up as he leaned deeper and deeper. Groaning his lips brushing against her, he found himself going deeper and deeper into her grasp.However, Ellena didn’t feel in the same way. In her eyes, he was “Nicklaus” Edward’s cousin!Over and over again, he teased her, kissed her, which were far beyond her tolerance.Ellena pushed him away abruptly, and stepped back a few steps, and kept some distance from him, said with a cold face. “Nicklaus, I’m your cousin’s wife! Even if you don’t like me, please show some respect!”After taking the bullet just now, her hatred towards “Douglas”
The next morning, Ellena was woken up by the ringing of her cellphone. She slowly opened her watery eyes and glanced at the phone who was kept vibrating at the side.To keep up her appearance of being a simple girl, she still used the old machine which could only make phone calls and send messages. Buying a smartphone would make her like her other family members and she couldn’t stand to be like them.She took her phone and looked at the caller ID, and immediately came to her senses.She hesitated for a moment before she picked up the phone, “Dad.”Why would he be calling her at this hour?Ralph Smith’s voice was as serious as always, “You went home yesterday? Who sent you back?”Ellena just felt bitterly disappointed. She had just gotten married. Why couldn’t her father ask a more relevant question than who took her home?For most of the part, Ralph rarely called her, let alone asked he
In her whole lifetime, Ellena Smith never sleepwalked. Thanks to her parents who would buy her an incredibly small bed, moving round meant breaking a hand or leg.So sleepwalking was not in her dictionary at all. Then why she was here?She definitely wouldn’t crawl beside him. Furthermore, the bed wouldn’t allow both of them to fit together. So there was only one reason.Face blushing, she turned to look at him, “You carried me, didn’t you?”“How do you think I could carry you?” Edward snorted and turned to look at her with a cold voice, “If memory serves to right, you should remember that I’m currently injured.”That was right… He was injured. Then could it be that… She really crawled to his side?Ellena had never been in bed with a man. He was too close to her. If it was any other man, his cheeks would already have been printed by her palm. But Edward had such a stro