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
Ellena froze as soon as she heard the voice. She glanced at the phone screen. It was still an unknown number. But she did not need to think that it was the voice of “Nicklaus.” Ellena frowned. Why was he calling her? Hadn’t he left yet? It’s already noon. “Why haven’t you left yet?” The reply she got was the sound of the call being terminated. Ellena looked at the black screen in disbelief. He hung up on her? She was so frustrated that she held her head and squatted down. Did everyone take the oath to make things difficult for her? Madeline and Ralph gave birth to her but didn’t love her. She was forced to marry into the Arnoult family. Her husband, Edward, hated her so much that he refused to see her. That was also fine to some extent. But now this “Nicklaus” kept pestering her creating more and more unnecessary problems in her life. She really did not want to bother with this shameless man. But, if she were to ignore what “Nicklaus” said, would he tell Edward that she had se
Edward was breathing heavily and his face was full of gloom. He looked even paler than before.Ellena looked at the full of gloom ‘Nicklaus’ and had a glimpse of his bloody hand. Blood was tickling down and soaking the floor. “You… What are you doing?”As soon as she finished speaking, she quickly looked at the wall, examining if something was broken. She was already in this state and if this ‘Nicklaus’ break the wall, how the hell she was gone to pay?She really wanted to shout at him. But at this moment he looked very scary just like a ghost. Looking him like this she didn’t dare to say anything.But she didn’t put anything strange into her dishes. How could it make him run out and cripple himself?And even if he wanted to hurt himself, did he need to do it in front of her house and destroy her property? This mad man!Edward didn’t respond her and was about to leave when his cell
Edward’s father? Frederick Arnoult?The rich and noble man who attracted countless women in Herton City when he was young? The same man who grew such a massive business empire?He was actually calling her? For what?A shiver ran down her spine as Ellena was shocked for a several seconds before she found words to communicate. “Hello, Sir…”Even though he was her father-in-law, she could not utter the word ‘Dad.’“If you have time tonight, I want to treat you a dinner.” Frederick’s voice was calm and firm tempered by years of trials. Though it sounded like an order, it wasn’t offensive.Ellena understood one thing between his words. Although Frederick gave her a choice, she had no room for denials. She could only agree in response.“Sure, I have time.”“Great. I’ll send the driver to pick you up, see you tonight.”He hung up af
Hearing his words and looking at his smile, Ellena was stunned to silence. What shocked her was that the person in charge of such a rich and powerful family was actually this much kind.As he raised his hand and motioned her to sit, she couldn’t help but follow his instructions. She silently pinched her hand, suspecting if she was dreaming.After a few seconds, she recovered from her shock and quickly said, “Hello, I’m Ellena smith.”This time, she wasn’t pretending to be dumb, but she was really startled by Frederick Arnoult. Her heart was beating so fast that it seemed to be jump out of her chest in the next moment.“Don’t be shy. Now, you are my daughter-in-law and a member of Arnoult family. So just make yourself at home.”As he spoke, he picked up the kettle next to him and poured her a glass of water. His eyes showing an unfamiliar look, most probably kindness, that she never got before.
Ellena was surprised. It took her a long time to resister what was happening. She looked at the bodyguard for some minutes, wondering if she was dreaming.So did Edward finally want to see her?A part of her was happy because she was finally going to see her husband. But the part of her felt an indescribable uneasiness.It was rumored that Edward was extremely fickle and cold. If she met him, could she be able to control him? Or could she be able to live a normal life with him?Lots of questions were wondering in her head, as she knocked on the door of the study.She stepped into the study and before she could observe the situation inside, she heard a voice of a man.“Paul, who is it?”The voice was very hoarse just like a desert which had gone years without water. It was quite terrifying.As the voice fade, a suited man standing beside the table stared at her and said, “Master, it’s Madame, your wife.&r
Ellena did not expect to hear such harsh words. She withdrew from the chair and reached out to adjust the glasses on the bridge of her nose. “Oh.”She knew Edward disliked her.But she didn’t feel very sad about his reaction because there were the usual words she heard all her life.After all, Naomi was supposed to be his bride. But unfortunately he was tied with an ugly bumpkin like her. Anyone in his place would be angry and dislike it.So Edward’s reaction didn’t surprise her lot.Even though he despised her, she didn’t feel anything but complete indifference.“If there is nothing, I’ll go out first.”Edward didn’t say anything, so she didn’t have any reason to stay. She turned around and left the study.As the door closed, Edward turned his chair and looking in the direction of the door.This was the first time he had encountered just a woman. Not only