Meanwhile, in the chief physician's office at the hospital. Dr. Hoover stared at the documents of the kickbacks he had received because of his status and the evidence of his tampering with the DNA test. He nearly had a heart attack! He never had a good night's sleep since he took Leia's money and agreed to fake the test results. He did not expect the matter to be exposed so soon. Dr. Hoover did not know who could have had the power and influence to dig up everything he did. Dejectedly, he looked at the man in gold-rimmed glasses in front of him. He seemed to be in his thirties, and he seemed intelligent and capable. "Who are you? What do you want?" Jason glanced at Dr. Hoover and said coldly. "My identity isn't important. What's important is that you expose Leia Norman's conspiracy at the family reunion banquet tomorrow. Let everyone know that Leia tampered with Julie's DNA test results." Dr. Hoover shuddered when he remembered Leia's threat. "Mr. Doyle, don't you know ho
The extravagant red carpet started from the paved path outside the hotel and stretched inside. On both sides of the carpet were reporters from various media outlets as well as paparazzi. Cameras flashed non-stop. It was brighter than the sun in the sky. A fleet of luxury cars was parked outside, indicating the elevated statuses of their owners. After all, those invited to the party were luminaries in the political and business circles. It was a great honor to be invited by Provincial Committee Secretary Jack Norman. That was a confirmation of their status, as well as a great opportunity to get closer to him. At about nine o'clock, a black Bentley slowed down and stopped not far away from the hotel. The car door opened. A tall and well-built man stepped out. He had impeccable facial features that were unforgettable. Luke Crawford extended a hand toward the woman in the car. An ivory-fair hand gently covered his palm. Then, a pair of slender legs in diamond-encrusted fl
Leia thought that she would be in the spotlight today. She knew that Bianca would be in attendance together with Luke. Knowing that Bianca usually dressed simply, she thought that she would dress seductively. She did not expect that Bianca stole the spotlight from her anyway. Bianca deserved to stand next to Luke. That already proved that she was better than Leia. Everyone's attention was focused on Bianca. Bianca wore only light makeup, and her clothes were not the most beautiful in the event. However, she was as brilliant as a star. Her sweet smile, gentle demeanor, and magnanimous bearing caused everyone's eyes to be glued to her. Even Julie, who was supposed to be the main character of the event, could not compare. Leia might be smiling, but she could not hide the hatred in her eyes. If not for that b*tch Bianca, she would have already been a couple with Luke! Perhaps she would have even been Mrs. Crawford by now! How did things turn out differently? Meanwhile,
Leia thought that the old geezer would yield and listen to what she said! She did not expect that the doctor would not be cowed by her threat and expose the truth in public! The guests were agitated when they heard that shocking revelation! Everyone from the Norman family did not look pleased, especially Old Mr. Norman, whose hands were trembling with anger. Leia, that wretch! Old Mr. Norman was not fond of the young woman the moment he set his eyes upon her. He could tell that she was not as innocent as she looked. However, he reluctantly accepted her presence in the Norman household because her son and daughter-in-law liked her. He certainly did not expect that his adoptive granddaughter would cause so much trouble for the family! On the stage, Leia's delicate hands were clenched into fists. A chill coursed down from her head, down the spine, and to the soles of her feet. She turned to look at her adoptive parents and tried to explain to them. Even her eyelashes were
For a moment, Leia was baffled. She had kept the flash drive containing the video locked in her safe. How did that old geezer obtain the evidence? Leia tried to think of the reason. Suddenly, she remembered that had made a copy of the video and stored it on her computer. However, the file was heavily encrypted. Did someone manage to obtain the file from her computer? While Leia was lost in thought, she heard the discussions going on in the hall… "I didn't expect that the adoptive daughter of the Norman family would have a duplicitous character. Oh my god, the doctor is old enough to be her grandfather! How shameless!" "That's right. I thought I wanted to introduce my second son to her. Fortunately, I didn't act on an impulse. Otherwise, my son would be in trouble. One would be extremely unlucky to have a daughter-in-law like her…" "Mr. and Mrs. Norman are righteous people. How would they have such a shameless daughter?" Leia wanted to shut everyone up! She looked at h
Bianca fell asleep on the journey back home, perhaps because too many things had happened today and that her pregnancy was making her sleepy. Luke drove slowly on the road. After they arrived at Crawford Manor, he picked up Bianca, who was still fast asleep, and carried her into the bedroom. He met Allison on the second-floor corridor. She was furious when she saw how her son was carefully carrying Bianca in his arms. "My son, she's so heavy when she's pregnant. Can't you wake her up and get her to walk upstairs herself? Isn't carrying her very tiring?" Luke was emotionless. He ignored his mother's exhortations and went toward the bedroom. After placing Bianca on the bed in a comfortable position, he covered her with a blanket, kissed her forehead, and went downstairs. Allison had nowhere to release her anger. She could see that her son's face was thinner because of his workload, and so she ladled a hearty bowl of chicken soup for him. While handing him the bowl, she co
At night. Old Master Crawford was dressed grandly in a bespoke suit, as though he was attending an event. He seemed much more spirited than other days. Bianca thought that the atmosphere at the dining table was different. She noticed that Old Master Crawford would steal glances at her, as though comparing her with someone else. Sometimes he nodded, but sometimes he sighed. Bianca was confused. She looked curiously at Luke, but Luke smiled and said nothing. He scooped some salad for her and said, "You should eat more." Before she could take a bite, Old Master Crawford put a fish fillet on her plate. Bianca looked at Old Master Crawford with surprise. "Thank you, Grandfather…" "Mm," Old Master Crawford replied, "You're too thin, and you should eat more fish. That'll be good for you and your baby. I hope that the baby will be as smart as Lanie and Rainie too." He could guess from his grandson's hint that Bianca might be the long-lost Ms. Norman. That explained the 180-
Norman residence. Leia had been having nightmares for the past few days. She dreamed that her misdeed had been exposed and her adoptive parents abandoned her! She also dreamed that Bianca returned to the Norman household and gloated over her like a victor, while she was reduced to a shivering and hungry orphan, being bullied on the streets! Leia's mental condition had not been stable since the reunion banquet. Queenie dared not ask too many questions. She stayed at home to accompany her daughter, though she did not stop sighing. One late morning, Leia woke up from her nightmares once again. She was drenched in sweat. The homely and comfortable room was eerily silent and deserted. Like a lunatic, she dashed out of the room barefoot. The caretaker in the living was shocked when she saw Leia rushing out with her long hair scattered all over her face. "What happened, Ms. Norman?" Leia looked around but did not see her mother. She grabbed the caretaker's collar in panic. "