My one in a million wife [Ashlyn and Lucas] chapter 101
Hera was so angry that she gritted her teeth in silence. Nevertheless, she had no choice but to continue acting innocent while saying, “Sorry for bothering you, Mr. White.”
Meanwhile, Lucas got into his Bentley and drove off in a rush.
Spencer was speechless as he looked back.
Did Mr. Nolan abandon her just like that?
Ashlyn just got off the taxi and was about to step into Bayview Villa when she heard a screeching sound behind her.
A tall and mighty figure got down from the car and chased after her.
Without looking back, Ashlyn could tell who it was based on the sound of the person’s footsteps.
“Lucas, what are you doing here?” she asked.
“I want to see with my own eyes whether you’re actually living with another man,” said Lucas as he looked at the two men standing by the entrance of the villa. When they saw Ashlyn, they quickly bowed and addressed her, “Ms. Berry!”
Even Jared’s subordinates are so respectful towards her, Lucas thought to himself.
“We’re divorced. I have the freedom to choose whoever I want to live with,” Ashlyn snarled at him as she stood by the main gate of the villa. “Don’t you think you’re being a bit too controlling?”
Right after that, the iron gate slammed shut in Lucas’s face with a loud bang, and Ashlyn’s silhouette gradually disappeared before his eyes.
Hostility flashed across his eyes, and his mood turned cold and irritable.
That morning, just as Ashlyn finished her breakfast and was ready to go out, Jared swayed down the stairs and appeared in front of her, then said in a flattering tone, “Boss, help me out with something.”
“What is it?” Ashlyn replied. She really didn’t want to see him these two days, and if she could, she’d sent him to a faraway mine in Africa just to avoid him. Nonetheless, he got his act together in front of her.
Why is he so bold all of a sudden?
“There is a charity gala going on this Friday. Could you please come with me? All my followers on social media know that you’re my goddess,” he said as he observed her facial expression.
“You want me to be your date for the gala?” Ashlyn snapped. “Jared Quickton, what gave you the nerve to make such a request?”
“Boss, I was drunk that night. I was so wasted that I didn’t even know what stupid things I was doing. If I were sober, I wouldn’t dare to post that on social media! I beg you, please help me out this time. It’d be embarrassing if I went alone!” Lucas whined miserably. In front of Ashlyn, he didn’t act like a CEO of a big company at all.
“Let’s see how you behave these few days,” said Ashlyn, then she grabbed her handbag and left.
As she walked out, Jared started wailing behind her.
Ashlyn was going to perform surgery on Landon today.
His injuries were extremely severe, and she didn’t feel at ease letting other doctors treat him.
When she reached the hospital, she headed directly to Landon’s ward. His wife Cadence and two other senior citizens were also in the ward. Based on the senior citizens’ decrepit appearance, it was obvious that they had worked extremely hard in their younger years.
“Are you the doctor who is going to perform surgery on our son? Aren’t you a little young to handle such an operation?” Mrs. Davis asked as she looked at Ashlyn in disdain. The wrinkles on her face were as deep as craters on the moon.
Ashlyn had been doubted like this countless times before, so she did not pay much heed to Mrs. Davis’s remarks. She took a look at the consent letter signed by Cadence then passed it to the nurse before answering Mrs. Davis, “I can handle it.”
“Let me warn you, I’ll come after you if anything happens to my son,” Mrs. Davis retorted as she held Ashlyn in contempt. This was the first time she had come across such a pretty doctor, but threatening words just flowed out of her mouth subconsciously.
Ashlyn was certain of her own capabilities, so she wasn’t bothered by Mrs. Davis’s snide comments.
Yesterday it was Mrs. Chapman; today it’s Mrs. Davis…how exhausting dealing with such cynical old women.
She simply ignored Mrs. Davis and walked out of the ward.
When Mrs. Davis realized she was being ignored, she took out her anger on Cadence and yelled, “Don’t mess around with my son’s life just because you are after the free treatment. Mark my words, if he loses his life, I will come after you!”
As she spoke, she stretched out her hand and pinched Cadence’s arm.
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Cadence grimaced and squirmed in pain. Her eyes turned red, but she lowered her head and remained silent.
I wouldn’t have chosen this young doctor if it weren’t for the fact that we cannot afford a better doctor.
On the other hand, if Landon doesn’t see a doctor, he would just be waiting for his death to come.
Despite the thoughts that were running through Cadence’s mind, she didn’t dare to say anything as she was fearful of her mother-in-law.
When it was time for Landon’s surgery, Ashlyn stepped into the operating theatre as usual. She was accompanied by a group of doctors and nurses. The battle that they were going to face was not an easy one.
“She’s so young yet so she has so many doctors and nurses accompanying her? She must be putting on an act,” Mrs. Davis said scornfully.
It was completely silent in the operating theatre, but there was a commotion brewing outside the theatre.
As time passed, Mrs. Davis became more and more grouchy.
From time to time, she would poke Candence and lament at her.
“Why is the surgery taking so long? What trash of a doctor did you find? If anything happens to my son, you can very well leave the Davis family,” she nagged.
After a while, she added, “Cadence, how could you be so heartless? You jinxed my son to death!” She then grabbed Cadence by her hair and slammed her head against the wall.
Bang! Cadence’s head hit the wall.
“Let go of me!” Cadence cried out in pain.
Mr. Davis, who was used to seeing such abusive episodes, just turned a blind eye.
Meanwhile, a nurse who had heard the loud bang quickly rushed over and said, “What are you guys doing? You shouldn’t be making noise!”
Unwilling to let go of Cadence, Mrs. Davis pouted and said, “This is my family’s affair. It’s none of your business!”
“This is a hospital. If you hit her again, I will call the police!” the nurse snapped back at Mrs. Davis while she looked at Cadence sympathetically. That very moment, Cadence’s face was flushed red as she curled up in the corner miserably. Her hair was in a mess and her clothes were crumpled.
Mrs. Davis didn’t say anything further but sat down next to Mr. Davis with a spiteful look on her face.
The nurse then left.
Meanwhile, Cadence wiped away her tears and didn’t dare to move a single inch.
After another half an hour, the door of the operating theatre finally opened.
Ashlyn walked out while Landon was pushed out on a hospital bed by several nurses.
She was slightly surprised when she saw what Cadence looked like. How did she suddenly become so messy and disheveled after the surgery?
Nevertheless, she walked over to the family and said, “The surgery was successful. We will monitor him closely for the next 24 hours and he should regain consciousness in about 48 hours. He will be sent to the ICU for observation right now.”
“Thank you, doctor,” Cadence said softly.
“You don’t need to thank me,” Ashlyn replied calmly, then she shifted her glance to Mrs. Davis who still had a nasty look on her face. “Sometimes, the best way to protect ourselves is to fight back. If not, we will only be bullied by others.”
Right after that, she turned and left.
When she walked past the nurses’ station, the head nurse called out to her, “Dr. Berry-”
“What is it?” she said as she looked at the head nurse with her hands in her pockets.
Under Ashlyn’s cold gaze, the head nurse suddenly felt defenseless, but she bit the bullet and expressed what she wanted to say.
“Erm, a few of us are having dinner together tonight. We’ve worked together for so long but you’ve never once joined us for a meal. Why don’t you join us tonight?” the head nurse said.
Ashlyn never attended such gatherings with colleagues simply because she only went to the hospital once a month. Hence, she wasn’t familiar with her colleagues at the hospital.
Since she didn’t have any plans for the night, she agreed to join them.
These colleagues worked well with her usually, so she feared she might come off as uptight and unfriendly if she refused their invitation.
She could tell that the head nurse in particular was feeling uneasy around her.
Am I really that unapproachable? Ashlyn reflected on her usual conduct.
“Dinner will be on me tonight,” she answered.
“Ah?” the head nurse responded in surprise. She had planned on hosting the gathering tonight and didn’t expect Ashlyn to treat them. Immediately, she said, “No no, it’s my treat tonight.”
After work that night, all the doctors and nurses from the surgical department headed to Twilight Bar together.
Twilight Bar was one of Lake City’s most popular entertainment outlets.
Hence, prices there were not cheap.
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“Katie, are you sure you want to foot the bill tonight? Twilight Bar’s prices are not cheap…why don’t we go dutch?” one of the nurses asked.
“No no, it’s alright. I just want everyone to have a good time tonight,” Katie replied immediately.
With two young children and two elderly parents to support, she carried a huge financial burden. Moreover, her husband was just a regular salaried worker in a small company.
She would usually choose cheaper outlets when it was her turn to treat during departmental dinners, so everyone found it strange that she was so generous this time.
“How generous of you, Katie,” said the nurse.
“Hopefully, your treat tonight doesn’t cause an argument between you and your husband later!” one of the doctors said jokingly.
Walking behind everyone, Ashlyn felt emotionally distant from the crowd.
As Katie led her colleagues into the bar, one of the female doctors who shared a close relationship with her whispered, “Please don’t be stupid. You still have loans and mortgages to pay off. Where are you going to find the money to treat us tonight?”
“I have a benefactor to help me pay my bills. Don’t worry. Just enjoy yourself tonight,” Katie answered softly.
“Huh? What benefactor?” her colleague asked.
“I’ll tell you another time,” she muttered. Then she turned to everyone else and said loudly, “I’ve booked us a private room. Just head right there.”
The bustling crowd finally sat themselves down at the table in the private room.
“Dr. Berry, do you have a boyfriend?” someone asked boldly since this was the first time she was attending a departmental gathering.
“No, I don’t,” she answered.
“Great news, the young male doctors in our hospital stand a chance with you then!” he answered.
“No kidding! Dr. Berry is really pretty. Who will be worthy of her?” someone else exclaimed.
“Come on, let’s give Dr. Berry a toast.”
Ashlyn raised her eyebrow and said, “Are you guys sure?”
“Of course, this is the first time you are joining our departmental gathering, and you are the top figure in First Hospital! It’s only right if we give you the first toast!” said her colleague.
A few of them then raised their glasses and started a toast.
Ashlyn looked down and smiled. Her pretty eyes sparkled under the light, and it was as though she was an angel who had walked into the light. She was simply beautiful beyond words.
She followed suit and raised her glass, saying, “I hope you don’t regret this.”
Ten minutes later, the doctors and nurses who started the toast waved their hands and said one after another, “Dr. Berry, we surrender!”
“You are the number one surgeon in our hospital, and you are also number one when it comes to drinking!”
“We really can’t drink anymore!”
Ashlyn giggled and downed her drink in one go.
She then got up and said, “I need to use the washroom.”
That very moment, her phone rang on the table.
One of the nurses wanted to call out to her, but she had left the room and shut the door.
Meanwhile, her phone continued ringing non-stop.
The nurse took a peek at the caller ID on her phone and was stunned. Hubby?
Ashlyn has a husband?
Isn’t she only 22 years old?
“How noisy!” one of the male doctors frowned and grumbled. He leaned over to look at Ashlyn’s phone and intended to press the decline button, but under the influence of alcohol, he accidentally pressed the answer button instead.
All Lucas could hear was a cacophony of noises and not the usual pleasant voice he was expecting.
“Ashlyn?” he said with a strong magnetic voice.
The clamor of voices in the private room suddenly died down.
Everyone looked at each other quietly, then the male doctor who answered the call hurriedly passed the phone to the nurse. She had no choice but to say, “Dr. Berry has gone to the washroom.”
“Who are you?” Lucas asked in a hostile tone.
Everyone in the room could sense how disgruntled he was through the phone.
What a scary guy. Dr. Berry’s husband is really scary. The nurse trembled as she answered, “I am her colleague…”
When Ashlyn returned, everyone stared at her strangely. At the same time, they felt a hint of sympathy for her.
“What is it?” she raised her eyebrows and asked suspiciously.
“Your husband just called to check on you,” the nurse replied as fear lingered in her heart. She must have a miserable life at home with such a terrifying husband.
With such gorgeous looks, it’s a pity she didn’t marry a better guy.
Ashlyn’s expression turned cold and blank. She grabbed her phone and found Lucas’s incoming call in her call history as expected.
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Ashlyn immediately changed the contact name for Lucas and tossed her phone on the table angrily.
When the crowd saw her reaction, they automatically assumed that there was some ongoing conflict in her relationship.
They then resumed the party and dispersed after a while.
A few of them walked out of the bar and saw two luxury cars parked at the entrance.
One was a Bentley, and the other was a Lamborghini.
“These kinds of luxury cars are quite an uncommon sight,” said one of them.
“Yeah, let me get a second look,” said another person.
When Ashlyn saw the familiar Bentley, she furrowed her brows.
That very moment, the doors of the Lamborghini and Bentley opened one after another.
Winsor stepped out with slicked-back hair and a bouquet of fresh roses in his hands. Then he walked up to Ashlyn with a self-conceited smile on his face.
“Fresh flowers for a beautiful lady. This is for you, Ms. Berry,” said Winsor.
Ashlyn was caught off guard.
What the hell is wrong with Winsor?
Perhaps he enjoys being humiliated?
How can he be so out of his mind?
Ashlyn looked at him coldly and said, “Winsor, were you the one who organized tonight’s gathering?”
Lucas showed up here because her colleague had revealed her location.
Winsor, on the other hand, could not have known her whereabouts unless he had a hand in tonight’s gathering.
Winsor rubbed his nose and said, “I just wanted to meet you.”
He was pleased that he was able to strike up a plan to meet Ashlyn.
Meanwhile, Ashlyn’s colleagues looked at each other in surprise. Dr. Berry has a husband, yet another man is courting her?
Geez, so it turns out that good-looking women can get away with anything.
The young nurse in the group was the kind of woman who worshipped money. This guy drives a Lamborghini. He must be loaded!
Lucas, who was seated in his car, became filled with anger and jealousy while his fingers clenched his phone tightly.
As he was about to get out of his car, Ashlyn walked past Winsor and hailed a taxi.
“Ms. Berry, my car is a lot more comfortable than the taxi,” Winsor tried to coax her as he chased after her with the bouquet of roses.
Nevertheless, Ashlyn still got into the taxi, then she looked at Winsor and said, “If you’re here to apologize, I accept your apology. If you have other intentions, just forget it.”
“Apologize?” Winsor was caught off guard.
“You disrupted me a few days ago. Don’t you think you should apologize for that?” said Ashlyn before she instructed the driver to drive off.
Throughout the journey, the taxi driver constantly peeked at the stunningly beautiful lady sitting in the back seat.
Not many ladies would rather ride in a taxi than in a luxury car!
She’s gorgeous too!
Winsor stood where he was, gritting his teeth with a gloomy expression on his face.
Katie the head nurse walked up to him while thinking to herself, this rich guy seems pissed off. He probably wouldn’t want anything to do with me.
She stammered as she said, “Mr. Jaquin, tonight’s bill…”
Everyone in the group exchanged looks and suddenly realized that Katie was so generous tonight because she was backed by Winsor Jaquin!
Winsor glared at her and said angrily, “My assistant will transfer the money to you.”
“Thank you, Mr. Jaquin,” she said with a sigh of relief.
In the Bentley, Lucas’s cold expression froze on his face. He was stunned after witnessing what just happened.
Didn’t she use to like receiving roses from me? How come she didn’t accept the roses from Winsor this time?
Spencer, who was trembling in the front seat earlier, couldn’t understand how Lucas’s agitated mood turned calm all of a sudden. It seems that Mr. Nolan is actually…happy?
A short while later, the crowd at the entrance of Twilight Bar saw the Bentley driving towards the direction of the taxi.
“Miss, it seems that there is a car tailing us from behind…” the driver said as he saw a Bentley in his rearview mirror.
“Don’t bother,” Ashlyn replied while looking at her phone.
Right after she answered, the driver suddenly hit the brakes, causing the taxi to jerk violently.
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The Bentley had swerved in a way that forced the taxi to stop abruptly.
The driver said apologetically, “Miss, my car is not as good as others…”
“It’s alright,” Ashlyn said.
The Bentley’s door opened, then a man stepped out.
He had a tall and slender physique, and his eyes were particularly attractive though his expression was exceptionally grim. His shirt and black trousers outlined his well-built body and fit him perfectly as if they were custom-made for him.
The diamond ring on his finger glimmered under the light of the streetlamp as he walked.
Ashlyn was shocked to see the diamond ring.
Why is he still wearing our wedding ring?
The women’s ring was a simple heart and arrow without any sophisticated design, while the men’s ring was a diamond solitaire.
When they got divorced, she had left her ring in her bedroom drawer in Whitland Villa.
On the other hand, the taxi driver was shocked to see such a masculine and domineering man.
Lucas opened the taxi door then said frigidly, “Get down.”
He then stuffed a one-hundred-dollar bill in the driver’s hand and said, “Keep the change.”
Looking at Lucas’s intimidating posture, Ashlyn figured she better get down from the taxi.
She rolled her eyes at him and got in the Bentley.
After she got out of the taxi, the driver heaved a sigh of relief and quickly drove away.
Lucas’s expression returned to normal when he saw Ashlyn sitting next to him. Glancing at her every few minutes, he was obviously in a good mood now.
So what if Winsor had roses for her?
She still got into my car in the end!
Little did he realize how immature he was at that moment. He wasn’t behaving like a president of a big company at all.
“Send me home,” Ashlyn said, her body reeking of alcohol. She had had quite a lot to drink that night, and her cheeks were flushed.
“Ashlyn,” Lucas called out to her in a deep tone.
He stared at her earnestly as the two syllables flowed from his lips.
In his deep black eyes were a reflection of her face and soft, long hair.
Ashlyn was taken aback for a moment, then she looked up to make eye contact with him.
There was a deep sense of mystery in the dark eyes that were gazing at her.
It seemed that she just couldn’t figure out what was going on in his mind. I’ve made it clear that we have broken up. Why can’t he let me go?
There is already no love between us…
That very second, Lucas’s burning gaze made her heart skip a beat.
An unusual feeling suddenly rushed through her veins, and she furrowed her brows.
She hated this uncontrollable feeling she was experiencing.
“What is it?” she asked as she looked away.
Staring at the scenery outside the window, she felt strange about Lucas and her own emotions.
She absolutely didn’t like what she feeling, and she just wanted to cut ties with Lucas completely.
Suddenly, Lucas pulled her over and held her by her chin.
He stared deep into her delicate eyes while rubbing her cheek with his thumb, slowly arousing an itching sensation in her.
There was pure silence.
He kept gazing at her while touching her smooth cheeks.
The atmosphere made Ashlyn uncomfortable, and she felt like pushing his hand away.
The next second, Lucas slid his hand into her hair, then he leaned over and pressed his forehead against hers.
He muttered in a helpless yet angry tone, “You despicable woman…”
Ashlyn was speechless.
As he leaned against her forehead, a wild fire seemed to be burning in Lucas’s heart. This inexplicable emotion grew exponentially, almost bursting out of his heart and his body.
His emotions were simply raging uncontrollably!
It was like a caged beast waiting to be set free.
Without giving it a second thought, Lucas started nibbling on Ashlyn’s flushed cheeks.
“Ow! What the hell! Lucas, are you out of your mind?!” she cried out when she felt a sharp pain on her cheek.
She pushed Lucas away furiously, then she gave him a tight slap. “Lucas! You asshole!” she screamed.