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 wanted what he couldn’t get.
She lifted her head and adjusted her glasses. Her face showed little emotion and she said, “I’m getting off.”
Edward narrowed his eyes and there was a look of anger in his deep black eyes.
Ellena was keenly aware of this change and tried to get out of the car. As she was about to open the car door and get off, an arm caught her hand and grabbed her.
He was strong, with his long arms across her. Looking from the outside, it almost seemed like he was holding her in an embrace.
Through her glasses, he looked straight at her eyes which were as clear as water, and said deliberately, “I took you home, don’t I deserve a ‘thank you’?”
Ellena lowered her head, flinching a little and whispered, “Thank you.”
If the people of Smith family see her like this, they would usually leave her alone. She hoped “Nicklaus” would feel the same and just back off.
After all, she was supposed to engaged to Edward, not his cousin. She still needed to give her husband some face, willing or not! Nicklaus could just go and screw himself! Didn’t he know normal etiquette?
Edward looked at her slightly closed pink lips and his face got darker. He said softly, “It seems your appreciation is insincere. I guess I have to take that ‘thanks’ myself.”
Although her face was uneven and spotty, there was something about her lips that pulled him in.
With the thought, he leaned over and kissed her lips.
As he was kissing her, he thought, she’s my legitimate wife. Why should I hide my desire to kiss her?
Ellena could not even comprehend what was happening. One minute ago, she was close to bite his head off, and now, she could feel an icy surface slamming against her lips.
She stared at the enlarged face in front of her eyes, reaching out to push him away, only to find that her hands had been clasped tightly.
Edward was very satisfied with her reaction. He reached out a hand and took off her glasses to reveal her clear and bright eyes.
Her having no glasses was far more pleasing to the eyes.
Her face turned red from anger, and she could feel her hands clenching to her sides. She still hadn’t given up in struggling against him.
This man was too presumptuous to dare treat her this way at the door of her families’ house! Didn’t he have any shame? Didn’t he feel sorry for his cousin at least?
When the kiss ended, he left her lips but still wanted more.
‘That was great, I should try that again once there’s a chance.’ He thought.
After coming back to his sense, he said in a commanding voice, “Don’t wear glasses anymore. Otherwise, I will kiss you every time I see you.”
He deliberately lowered the volume of his voice to make his point. His eyes were checking over her entire body unscrupulously.
He was like some kind of ferocious beast marking his territory and sizing up his prey.
“What the…” Before Ellena could call him out on this, a female voice broke the silence in the car.
Ellena heard the words and turned her head to look out of the half-open car window. She gasped.
Madeline’s eyes widened in shock, half surprised and half angry, “What are you doing here?”
Ellena clasped her hands tightly, a flash of anxiety flashed in her eyes.
Of all the people who could’ve seen her, it was her mother!
On the first day of her marriage, a strange man hitting on her, in front of her house… it was hard to defend.
Despite all that was happening, Madeline also had to maintain her dignity. She looked around and saw Ellena, and said, “Come here.”
Knowing that she had no other choice, Ellena stepped out of the car. Although her face appeared impassive, her lips remained swollen as a reminder of their last activity. Her cheeks remained flushed red as well.
As soon as she got out of the car, Madeline wasted no more time and pulled her into the villa.
Unexpectedly, Edward leaned his head out of the car window, and sinfully rubbed his lips with his fingers, saying casually, “My sister-in-law, I will wait for you to come back.”
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
Ellena’s was disgusted by her words. Why this woman was so hostile toward her always?“What are you talking about? It’s nonsense.”“Nonsense? You don’t know what I am trying to say?” Naomi snorted in disdain as she crossed her arms. “Do you dare to admit that you don’t like Daniel?”Ellena lowered her head and kept silent.Naomi wasn’t wrong.She had liked Daniel all these years.Just as she was about to respond, Naomi suddenly exclaimed in shock. “Daniel?”What? Daniel was here?Ellena nervously turned her head back and saw Daniel was indeed standing behind her.Did he hear what they talked just now?She looked at him nervously. However, Daniel walked toward Naomi without looking at her.It made her sure that he had heard their conversation.Naomi was very satisfied with this reaction. “It’s okay, Daniel. Ellen