My one in a million wife [Ashlyn and Lucas] chapter 86
Cindy was dumbfounded.
Mr. Nolan gave me a bouquet of flowers? What about the gift?
The smile on Cindy’s face instantly stiffened. She looked like she was about to break down soon.
“Your gift has arrived and I’ve already attended your party. Goodbye.” The man in black stood tall and upright. He had broad shoulders and a slim waist. Everything about him was poised and sophisticated.
However, Cindy and the manager were on the verge of tears upon hearing his cold words.
He’s leaving just like that?
But what about the speech?
The host, who had been standing by the side the whole time, felt second-hand embarrassment just by watching them.
They’ve been desperately trying to please Mr. Nolan but he’s not even batting an eye at them.
Hera was actually quite unhappy when she heard that they were on the way to a celebrity’s birthday party earlier.
But she was very satisfied now that she saw Cindy being humiliated.
“Happy birthday, Ms. Wynn. This must be an unforgettable birthday party for you.”
With that said, Hera purposely wraps her arms around Lucas’ arm and said coquettishly, “Let’s go, Lucas.”
Lucas discreetly pulled his arm away from Hera and kept a distance from her before responding, “Mmm.”
He felt uncomfortable whenever a woman got too close. Scratch that. He felt extremely uncomfortable when women got too close to him.
Cindy knew that Hera was insinuating something, but she couldn’t act out in front of Lucas. So she could only plaster on a stiff smile and say, “Goodbye, Mr. Nolan.”
After sending Lucas off, Cindy swept everything on the makeup table onto the floor angrily. She even stomped on them just to let out her frustrations before plopping onto her seat. How dare you provoke me, Hera? Don’t blame me for being merciless then!
You’re not even the real Mrs. Nolan. Who do you think you are, showing off in front of me?
Ten o’clock at night.
Cindy’s birthday party was the seventeenth trending topic on Twitter. It wasn’t at an eye-catching place but it wasn’t too inconspicuous either.
It was at a spot where it wouldn’t get in the way or offend the apexes, but could still be noticed by the netizens.
Cindy had to admit that her manager was quite good at his job.
The first thing she saw when she clicked on the topic was a few pretty photos of her, and photos of her fans crowding the venue.
Below the post was a leaked photo of Lucas and a gorgeous woman attending Cindy’s party.
The photo was kind of blurry but it was focused enough that Lucas and the woman’s faces could be seen.
The true identity of the woman who attended the party with Lucas attracted the attention of netizens.
Everyone was also making assumptions about Lucas and Cindy’s relationship.
“There was a rumor about Mr. Nolan and Cindy being a couple previously.”
“I believe it now. They’re really a couple.”
“But what about that woman? Is that Mrs. Nolan?”
“It doesn’t seem like it. Mrs. Nolan looked so tall in that video. This woman isn’t as tall as Mr. Nolan’s shoulders even with her heels on.”
“Mrs. Nolan, your husband’s cheating on you with two other women.”
“I really want to know if the both of them were angry when they saw each other. Do you guys think they fought?”
“Sigh… I’ve always thought that Mr. Nolan’s a good man. I can’t believe he’s cheating on his wife with two other women.”
“I’m never flying with South Star Airlines again.”
There were thousands of comments on the topic such as Mr. Nolan, Mrs. Nolan has a punishment ready for you.
Mrs. Nolan, your husband’s cheating on you.
Mrs. Nolan, please divorce Mr. Nolan.
To the woman who went to the birthday party, you better be kind.
Hera Chapman is a homewrecker.
Cindy had posted Lucas and Hera’s photo on Twitter to punish Hera.
While her plan did kind of work, it also kind of backfired as she had also been dragged into it.
She nearly exploded in rage when she saw netizens commenting that both of them were a bunch of shameless mistresses.
Cindy was especially furious when she saw that the topic about Mrs. Nolan had taken up three slots on the trending page. She’s even more popular than me. And I’m a celebrity!
This is frustrating!
I just dug my own grave!
I’ve made a fool out of myself!
I made Mrs. Nolan famous but destroyed my own reputation!
This is outrageous!
My one in a million wife [Ashlyn and Lucas] chapter 87
When Jared arrived home, Ashlyn was reviewing some documents in the living room.
“What are you reading?” The man loosened his necktie and sat down on the rug in front of the sofa. He crossed his legs slightly as there was no room for him to rest his legs, making him look casual and relaxed.
“I have to perform two surgeries tomorrow and the day after, so I’m making some notes.” Ashlyn made her notes while reading the documents. She looked so gentle in her beige loungewear. All hints of her being a cold person were nowhere to be found.
Her fair cheeks and side profile looked perfect. She looked even more alluring as she wrote her notes with the black pen in hand.
“You’re so hardworking.” There was a slight stench of alcohol on Jared, but it wasn’t strong enough to disgust others.
He struggled a little as he pulled out his phone. After shaking his head to clear his head up, he forced his eyes open and said, “Boss, do you know you’re trending on Twitter again?”
Ashlyn was busy with her work so she didn’t have time to check what was going on Twitter.
She wasn’t the type to frequently check her Twitter account too. So with her eyes still fixed on her book, she replied casually, “What is it?”
“See for yourself.” Jared showed her the contents on his phone.
Ashlyn took a glance at the trending page and cocked an eyebrow. Mrs. Nolan had already divorced Mr. Nolan. “What’s all this frenzy about?”
“Do you want me to remove it from the trending topic?” Jared asked as he lazily swiped through his Twitter. He had gone for a round of drinks with a few rich heirs of Lake City at a famous club. One of the heirs, Mr. Watts, brought a bottle of aged wine from his family’s ancestral collection. However, nobody expected the wine to be so strong.
He was feeling really dizzy but he forced himself to sit in front of Ashlyn.
Ashlyn felt like she didn’t need to know about this insignificant stuff, so she replied indifferently, “Don’t bother.”
As soon as she finished talking, her phone rang.
It was Lucas.
Ashlyn furrowed her brows. It’s already so late, why did he call me instead of going to bed?
Something doesn’t seem right.
Ashlyn muted her phone and tossed it aside before continuing with her notes.
However, the phone’s screen kept on flashing with notifications. Lucas kept calling her non-stop.
“Your ex-husband is looking for you. Boss, can I post something on social media?” Jared acted brazenly under the influence of alcohol and stared at Ashlyn with sparkling eyes.
“That’s up to you. Just post whatever you want. It’s none of my business anyway. Why do you need to ask for my permission if you want to post something? Do I look like a tyrant to you?” Ashlyn was so focused on her notes that she didn’t realize that Jared’s words meant something else. She didn’t notice his guilty yet excited expression too.
“Alright. If you say so.” Jared got up, secretly pleased. Then, he quietly snapped a photo of Ashlyn’s side profile.
The warm light from the crystal lamps shone on the woman and embracing her gracefully. Ashlyn had her hair tied back in a ponytail, but a strand of hair fell loose on her face. It made her look even more like an angel that had stepped out of the light.
At that moment, Ashlyn exuded a gentle aura around her.
She looked especially beautiful when she was flipping through her book with her fair, slender fingers.
It was a heavenly sight even though it was only a photo of her side profile.
Jared uploaded the photo onto his Twitter and wrote a caption that read: Happy to have someone wait up for you late night.
He even acted cute at the end by adding a smiley emoji.
He seldom posted on his Twitter. Normally, he would only post official news of Centennial Healthcare to establish a positive company image.
Jared had very few personal photos posted on his account. Besides the food photos that he posted late at night that made others jealous, a photo like this was extremely personal.
It didn’t stop him from having a large number of fans though.
He wasn’t as famous as the other celebrities, but he was definitely popular.
The photo he posted had suddenly become the center of everyone’s attention.
My one in a million wife [Ashlyn and Lucas] chapter 88
His fans went into madness upon seeing his post.
Jared was tall and handsome. He was also a well-off man but he wasn’t arrogant and had a positive personality. The employees at Centennial Healthcare were also always talking about their company’s president, especially on his thoughtfulness towards them and also the great benefits he gave them.
That was why lots of employees had followed their president on Twitter.
When he posted the picture, both his fans and his employees went into a frenzy.
“My God! When did Mr. Quickton get a girlfriend?”
“Her side profile looks so pretty!”
“Ahhh! Lucas was my idol previously, but he’s a married man. But right when Jared became my idol, he got himself a girlfriend…”
“I feel like dying. Ahh! What the hell? Both of my idols are taken now!”
“Mr. Quickton, please post a photo of your girlfriend’s face.”
“Mr. Quickton, your girl’s so pretty. Are you announcing your relationship to the world?”
Ashlyn’s side profile was so beautiful that she topped the trending topics on Twitter.
Is Mr. Quickton’s girlfriend or Mrs. Nolan prettier?
Mr. Quickton’s girlfriend
Mesmerized by the side profile of Mr. Quickton’s girlfriend
Meanwhile, at Whitland Villa, Lucas was dialing Ashlyn’s number nonstop. He had called her more than ten times but Ashlyn still stubbornly refused to answer.
It was as if she had disappeared from the surface of the Earth.
He tossed his phone away furiously.
In the midst of his anger, a notification of the trending topics of Twitter popped up on his screen.
The headline of it made him even more furious. “President of Centennial Healthcare, Jared Quickton, posted a photo of a beautiful woman’s side profile. The woman is suspected to be his girlfriend but Mr. Quickton has not confirmed it. Netizens are intrigued by the ambiguous relationship between them.”
Seized by an impulse, Lucas tapped into the page but he came close to exploding with rage.
Great side profile, my foot!
This is obviously Ashlyn! My ex-wife!
At the same time, another netizen’s post made it to the trending page.
So Mr. Quickton lives at Bayview Villa
Netizens started to make fun of it below the post.
“I bet he was so excited he forgot to remove his address.”
“Hahaha. It’s so rare that someone exposes their own address on Twitter!”
“Mr. Quickton rarely posts on social media. But when he does, he shocked everyone.”
“Mr. Quickton hasn’t posted anything in a year. This post can definitely last a year now.”
“Haha. I’ll stop now. I’m going to corner him at Bayview Villa.”
“I live at Bayview Villa too! Well… Near it anyway…”
“Ahhh!! I live at Bayview Villa. I’m going to go look for Mr. Quickton now!”
“Wow! Only the rich live in villas!”
Lucas’ eyes darkened as he stared at the address written below Jared’s post. You have time to be with him but can’t answer my call? And you’re alone in a room with another man!
His chest heaved with fury as irritation flooded his mind.
I’ll have to see for myself what this woman is up to at Bayview Villa.
Half an hour later.
A private helicopter circled above Bayview Villa. After three minutes, the helicopter finally landed on the rooftop of the high-rise apartment within Bayview Villa.
Bayview Villa had only one independent high-rise apartment. Apparently, the real estate developer believed in geomancy and had hired a geomancer to take a look at the place. The developer was advised to build an apartment with thirty-four stories. Why? The reason was simple. By doing that, the developer’s fortune would continue to favor him and his buildings would be the most outstanding ones.
The intrusion of the helicopter drew the attention of those working there. Dozens of security guards with batons rushed toward it immediately.
The bright red helicopter shined brightly like raging flames even in the darkness. Its propellers whirred continuously causing the wind to howl.
The wind was so strong the security guards could barely open their eyes. The leader of the guards held a flashlight in one hand and a baton in the other as he shouted, “Who are you?”
Then, he saw a tall figure step out of the helicopter and onto the airstair. The tall man asked with his deep voice, “Where does Jared live?”
My one in a million wife [Ashlyn and Lucas] chapter 89
Late into the night, Ashlyn stretched and closed her notebook before keeping all the medical books she had been reading earlier.
She was about to head to her bedroom to sleep, but she realized that Jared had fallen asleep.
The man’s tall figure was all curled up in a ball on the rug with his head against the sofa. Although it was a weird position to sleep in, Jared seemed to be sleeping soundly. His breathing was even and he would sometimes grind his teeth in his sleep. Somehow, he looked like a husky that was guarding the doors.
Ashlyn crouched down and slapped Jared’s face a few times and said, “Wake up. Go sleep in your room.”
Jared opened his drowsy, drunken eyes and mumbled, “Mm…”
Ashlyn saw that he was staggering while he got up, so she quickly steadied him. Jared was dizzy from being drunk and couldn’t seem to steady himself. In the midst of it, they tugged and pulled on each other before finally falling on the sofa.
By the time Ashlyn came to her senses, she was already laying on Jared’s chest.
She quickly slapped Jared and ordered him, “Get up now! I shouldn’t have bothered with you.”
Right as Ashlyn finished her sentence, she felt the temperature in the room drop.
She had always been sensitive to her surroundings. Feeling confused, she looked up and immediately saw a man’s dark expression that almost blended into the night. His body exuded a murderous aura as if he might kill someone the next second.
He moved towards her in big strides.
Spencer, who was following behind him, was sweating buckets. I didn’t expect us to be catching his ex-wife in the act when I came out with Mr. Nolan in the middle of the night!
Ms. Berry is billing and cooing Jared in the middle of the night! And they were caught by Mr. Nolan!
Ashlyn’s icy cold eyes were laced with anger as she asked Lucas, “What are you doing at my home?”
Lucas was seething when he heard her mention the word ‘home’.
Home? This is your home?
So she had never seen Whitland Villa as her home. It’s only ‘home’ when Jared’s there!
Lucas took a big step toward her and grabbed her wrist, “You’re coming with me!”
However, Ashlyn yawned lazily as a response to Lucas’ assertive words.
She easily broke free from the man’s grip in the next second. Then, Ashlyn cocked her eyebrows and asked, “Lucas, you’re so forceful even though you trespassed a private property.”
She had already recovered from her shock and had so many questions about Lucas’ sudden appearance.
She was even more confused about his jealous tone.
Ever since their divorce, Ashlyn was having a harder and harder time understanding that man.
Spencer was dumbfounded.
Ms. Berry, can’t you tell that Mr. Nolan is jealous? Or that he’s angry? Can’t you see that’s why he’s in a rush to bring you home?
He wanted so badly to become Lucas’ interpreter and explain the latter’s actions to Ashlyn, but he didn’t have the guts to do so.
Spencer carefully sneaked a peek at Lucas but saw that there was only anger on Lucas’ face. There weren’t any other emotions.
You’re on your own, Ms. Berry!
It was already late at night so all the workers and maids were sleeping.
Jared was still on the sofa. Ashlyn got up and waved her hand at Lucas, who was standing in front of her. “Help me get him to his room.”
Lucas took the view of her in with his darkened eyes.
How dare she ask for my help to get this despicable man to his room? Is she telling me to watch her sleep in the same bed as him?
There were hints of irritation on his cold expression as he gritted his teeth and said, “You’re shameless, Ashlyn!”
Ashlyn was speechless.
How am I being shameless for asking him to help me get Jared back to his room? She was angry but found the situation ridiculous too.
Lucas got closer and hostility poured from him.
“You didn’t want Whitland Villa because you wanted to live with Jared? Is it that great to be his kept woman?”
Before Ashlyn could even react, she was already in Lucas’ arms. The next moment, she felt a twinge of pain on her lips.
The man had forcefully pressed his lips on hers and was sucking and biting on her lips in anger.