Charlotte's heart galloped, hearing Liam's words. She turned to him with a bright expression and echoed, "You have made your decision?" Liam straightened his face to the front. In his deep voice, he answered, "I have taken a considerable amount of time to think about what you have offered. Normally in business, one must learn to decide quickly, so I have been trained to make smart and fast decisions all my life. But with your request, I took as much time as I needed." Charlotte, "..." At the front seat, Chadwick coughed, catching Charlotte's attention. Chadwick had been coughing too often. The bodyguard was hinting about Liam's white lies. It had to be! "Sorry, Miss Charlotte. I don't know what is it with me today," Chadwick said. "Please don't mind me." When Charlotte peered back at Liam, she saw how he was squinting at Chadwick. He glanced at her and then returned his gaze to the front. He narrated, "Just two days ago, I closed an excellent deal at Alberto City. I bought a comme
Charlotte left out the fact that there was a potential threat to her grandparents' life. Knowing her grandfather, he would declare war, but without solid proof, the Cash family will only suppress his accusations and make things difficult for them. Her grandfather may be wealthy, but the Cash Family had political power in Swaxon. Timothy's father was the mayor, and his mother was a city councilor. "I can't believe it," Her grandfather remarked, learning of Timothy's relationship with Victoria. "I know, Grandpa. And Timothy wasn't planning on divorcing me until he gets the CEO position," Charlotte revealed. The two of them were inside Pete's study. She had left Chadwick to go around the estate and evaluate the overall security of the place. "Is this why you hired a bodyguard? Where did you even find this man? Are you sure you can trust him?" Pete asked. With a nod, Charlotte answered, "I am sure I can trust him with my life." "Just file for a divorce. Confront him, and maybe
Charlotte watched as Timothy's forehead formed beads of sweat. He ran his fingers through his hair and admitted, "I'm sorry. One of the HR associates walked up to me and said she saw you on the road, and a man had carried you in his arms -" "Oh," Charlotte gulped. "That was the gentleman I spoke of. As you can see, I got injured. That man helped me up and brought me to the nearest hospital. And honestly, I did not get his name. I simply gave him money for the trouble." Hearing this, Charlotte conceded she needed to be more careful when being with Liam. She could easily encounter someone who was acquainted with Timothy or Victoria. "Well, did the HR associate see this man's face?" Charlotte asked, evaluating what lie to make. "No, she said she was driving by Julian Road when she thought she saw you," Timothy said. "She wasn't really sure if it was you." Recalling Julian Road, and the angle at which a person would be driving through it, Charlotte came up with a story, "That gentlem
Timothy has had it bad in Los Angeles. The night he and his assistant arrived, the hotel they were supposed to stay in had apparently been overbooked. They were bumped off to another property which was below Timothy's standards. The strange thing was that Clarence Sinclair's assistant was the one who booked the hotel for them. Mister Sinclair was apologetic, so Timothy simply let it pass. It was the hotel's fault and not the secretary's. The following day, Timothy and his assistant searched for another hotel and rested. He went to see Mister Sinclair on the third day, but the latter had successive meetings. Timothy and his assistant waited outside Clarence's office for six hours. He didn't eat because he feared his potential investor would leave, but to his dismay, Mister Sinclair still left, saying he had stomach flu. On the fourth day, Timothy was able to speak to Mister Sinclair, but the entire time, he thought the man was not paying attention. After three hours of discussing
"Oh, my god! Did you lose weight?" Victoria said. Her eyes rounded while studying Charlotte. The two ladies were already inside Victoria's living room, each sitting across from the other. "A little," Charlotte replied, her eyes glued to the watch on Victoria's wrist. In the past, she never minded Victoria's luxurious pieces of jewelry or watches. However, now that she thought about it, Victoria never made it big, so how could she have afforded it? They could be gifts from fans, or they could be gifts from her husband! "How much did you lose?" Victoria asked, studying Charlotte from head to toe. "I don't like it. I hope you won't go back to being malnourish. I didn't like how you looked like a skeleton before!" How Charlotte wanted to roll her eyes. She could not believe how she had listened to Victoria in the past. She responded with a shrug, saying, "I did not lose that much weight, so don't worry. I won't be that thin." Since Charlotte's rebirth, she followed a strict diet.
All prison cells at Swaxon West Correctional Facility were closed at night, but the door was open in one cell. Charlotte jolted as soon as a hand covered her mouth. Whoever was on top of her pushed her frame so firmly that she could barely move. “Adjusting to prison, I see,” It was one of the tattooed female inmates who had constantly watched her. “Don’t worry. I won’t be long. I’m just sending a gift from Victoria -” A scream muffled into the woman’s hand as Charlotte cried in pain. She was stabbed with a fork in her stomach! The unknown inmate only laughed and declared, “We are going to make your life here a living hell.” As soon as the woman retreated, Charlotte shouted, “Help! Help!” *** “Help! Please!” Charlotte fell off her bed and woke up from her dream. Her entire body trembled, remembering the first night she was attacked in prison during her first life. The deafening thunder further made her shiver in her place as Charlotte crawled backward. She hugged her legs an
"Charlotte, I'm here," the man's voice kept her body frozen in place. Her chest raised again and again, and her eyes blinked. Then, with her emotions still in a mess, she threw herself at him, saying, "Liam." Closing her eyes, she savored his scent and wrapped her arms around him. He easily comforted her with his hold. "Liam," she repeated while staying in the same embrace for seconds longer. "I can't believe you are here - wait!" Reality hit her. She peeled off him and asked, "Liam? What are you doing here?" "Chadwick let me in," he revealed. Charlotte could not believe it. Liam was in front of her, sitting in her sofa seat in a white shirt, his sleeves rolled up to his elbows, and his hair was slightly disheveled. It did not reduce the beauty of his face. Instead, he looked more handsome than she remembered him to be. "I wished you were here. Don't you remember telling me that last night?" Liam answered before running his long fingers through his honey-colored hair. He smi
"Tim!" Victoria wrapped her arms around Timothy, seeing him at her apartment door. "I'm glad you are back!" They both stepped inside the apartment before sharing a kiss. When they pulled away, Victoria asked, "Did you miss me?" Seeing the frown on Timothy's face, she pouted and commented, "Must have been a rough trip." Timothy pulled her arms away. He settled his luggage in the hallway and walked to the living room with Victoria. He described, "Rough is an understatement! It was hell! I felt like I was being sabotaged!" Timothy slammed his frame into the sofa seat and angrily reported, "That man - he made it difficult for me! I've never had to beg anyone to invest! Mister Sinclair, however, disrespected me - made me wait for hours, made me pay for a very, very expensive dinner, and in the end, he did not put his money in me!" "Aahh!" He screamed. "I am so frustrated! I don't know how I will ever become the next CEO!" He went on and on, telling Victoria about his misfortunes, and