Natalie truly wanted to know what exactly she had done wrong.

After all, the feeling of being kept in the dark was a heavy cross to bear.


“Why should I tell you, Ms. Smith? How will it benefit me?” Jacqueline drawled, flipping her wig.

At that, Natalie bit her lower lip. “How about this? You can propose a stipulation, and I’ll agree as long as it’s within reason.”

“You’re sure about that?” Jacqueline’s eyes glinted.

Natalie nodded in affirmation. “Yes.”

“Alright, then. I want you to leave Shane. Go far away with your children, and it’s best if you leave J City. Well? Can you do that?” Jacqueline stared right at her with a cold gleam in her eyes.

All at once, Natalie’s eyes widened a touch. Never had she imagined that Jacqueline would propose such a stipulation.

“Don’t you think you’re being unreasonable, Ms. Graham? I said you can propose a stipulation as long as it’s within reason. This stipulation of yours…”


“I don’t think this stipulation of mine is unreasonable.” Jacqueline spread her hands. “It’s within your capability, isn’t it, Ms. Smith? To me, anything beyond your capability is unreasonable. Besides, it won’t hurt you nor require you to sacrifice your life. It’s simple, no? How is it unreasonable?”


“You’re simply…”

Mommy in a tight spot!” Connor interjected



went for

on the other hand, crossed her arms, unbothered. “Ms. Smith, your two children really lack manners to butt in when adults are

remark infuriated

her coldly. “Ms. Graham, it’s indeed wrong of them to butt in, but it doesn’t mean that they lack manners. They are merely defending their mother, so I think they’re very noble

touched upon hearing

Natalie placed her

sneer. “But in my opinion, these two bastards have

just say about my children?” Natalie’s face darkened, and her voice was icy

she say that my children are

were likewise livid, and their tiny hands clenched into

Connor and I aren’t what you say we are!”

look in his eyes as he stared

that, Jacqueline couldn’t help shuddering, for it was as though she saw

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