The living room emanated an atmosphere of harmonious conversation, filled with laughter and jokes that seemed to revolve around something delightful.
Natalie had just stepped into the doorway and paused when she caught a familiar voice and wondered if she had mistaken it.
Trevon noticed her abrupt halt, turned his head, and inquired, “What’s the matter?”
Natalie smiled, shook her head to indicate it was nothing, and proceeded inside.
Half an hour before dinnertime, Trevon guided Natalie to sit beside him on the sofa.
Being friendly, Theo’s brother, Carlos Wilson, asked, “Aren’t you going to introduce this beautiful girl to us?”
Of course, he meant Natalie.
Trevon responded casually, “This is Natalie, my wife.”
Well, there was nothing wrong with that.
Theo, fearing that Trevon might say something to discomfort Natalie, felt. a sense of relief after hearing what he said, resulting in a smile on his face.
It seemed that what he had just said to Trevon had worked! Theo couldn’t help but feel happy with that.
Natalie’s beauty captivated Max’s gaze, his eyes fixed upon her. He exclaimed directly without thinking, “Trevon, your wife is truly beautiful.”
Max saw nothing amiss with his comment, and all eyes turned simultaneously toward Natalie. Even Emily, who had been conversing with Peggy, turned to look at Natalie.
When she caught a glimpse of Natalie, Emily’s face turned pale, her smile fading instantly.
One second, she had been engrossed in laughter and chatter with Peggy, but now her countenance was repulsive, as if she had consumed something distasteful.
In a panic, she instinctively grasped Max’s arm tightly. “What are you doing? You’re hurting me!”
Max, whose attention was fixed on Natalie, snapped impatiently.
To him, Emily was just a girl who desperately played hard to get, which successfully caused his desire to conquer. After all. Max thought there was no girl he couldn’t handle. She was just another girl he had brought home, and she wasn’t the first, either.
Max was actually not that into her. At this moment, Max couldn’t help but notice that Emily and Natalie seemed to share the same surname.
appearances were worlds apart. “They don’t look like sisters,” Max
bore the weight of Max’s blame,
her in front of so many people, but
provoking Natalie, fearing that Natalie would be mad and tell
is Ted, Trevon’s uncle. And this is Ted’s wife, Peggy. Trevon’s cousin, Max. is over there, just two years younger than Trevon. Trevon’s mother is now busy in
same age difference between me and
to Natalie. Even though Theo said so, Natalie knew it was improper to let Trevon’s father take
After all, he is my elder. Nice to meet you, Mr.
Emily’s presence, but even Natalie paid
was that Max
was the one who had promised to bring her home today. Rage bubbled just below the surface of
Emily remained an outsider, unable to engage in conversation,
acted as a perfect friend, laughing and joking, answering all questions from the elders with grace and generosity.
Natalie was so scheming that she purposely sought to exclude her from
care about Emily and her family at all. As long as they didn’t come to offend her, she could live the rest of her life
Seeing the contempt in Natalie’s eyes, Emily clenched her hands tightly and felt her nails sink
people, and saw all their expressions. Max stared at Natalie with an obsessed look, and Trevon was not surprised that Max, who
knew that he had underestimated her social skills. She could even hold conversations about
female voice reverberated,
to inquire who else could issue
He leaned closer to her
had been turned on in the living room, and the room grew warm. Natalie removed her coat, draping it on the entrance door. The warm breath of Trevon brushed
elders to rise and depart, Natalie
fixed upon her small, delicate face.
don’t get so close to me when you speak.
her ear, each instance causing her nerves to tense and her heart rate to become irregular. This sensation was far
her slightly flushed countenance with.
seat as everyone took
this is your mother-in-law, Rachel.”
Rachel didn’t even spare her a glance and just nodded indifferently. Natalie didn’t mind. It did not matter to Natalie whether Rachel acknowledged Natalie as her daughter-in-law. After all, Natalie would divorce Trevon in two months, and
despondency dissipated upon witnessing Rachel’s evident indifference to Natalie.