The night appeared calm on the surface, but beneath it, countless dark. forces were at play.
Jessica, staring at her phone with the message [No search results found.] became so infuriated that she smashed the cup she was holding.
“They’re all a bunch of useless people!”
In truth, she knew that the swift suppression of the trend was undoubtedly the work of Nathan. However, she was reluctant to scold him, so she could only vent her frustration on those ineffective reporters.
But that matter couldn’t just be allowed to fade away.
Otherwise, she would still be an unknown dancer, just like that foolish Emilia, ending up as an anonymous housewife. No, that was not what she wanted.
She aspired to be Nathan’s legitimate wife!
So, she dialed the number from her call history once more.
“Here’s a headline for you: ‘Dancing Queen Jessica Bennett to wed Nathan Miller on an upcoming date.”
After hanging up the phone, Jessica had a self–satisfied look in her eyes.
She knew that Nathan liked her, and the reason he hadn’t proposed to her yet was due to resistance from Noah. However, if she were to be “accidentally” tracked by paparazzi and forced to publicly announce her intentions in the media, Nathan would surely marry her immediately for the sake of her reputation!
When the clock struck two in the afternoon, Jessica was taking a walk in the garden when she was “accidentally” followed by paparazzi.
Despite Jessica being protected by a nurse who stood in front of her, the paparazzi, being more physically aggressive, overwhelmed the young nurse and eventually found an opportunity to question Jessica.
Jessica, we heard that Nathan divorced his current wife as soon as you returned to the country. Is Nathan’s divorce related to you?”
“What is your current relationship with him? Why did Nathan divorce as Soon as you returned? Are you a mistress interfering in their marriage?”
One question after another bombarded her, assaulting her mind.
But fortunately, Jessica had long since become adept at handling such situations.
As she listened to the reporters‘ pressing questions, Jessica remained calm and composed, maintaining her perfect demeanor in front of the camera. She smiled confidently at the reporters without a hint of panic.
“Nathan was my childhood sweetheart, and we used to be lovers who deeply cared for each other. I’ve already given up on him once, and I don’t want to let go for a second time. Now that Nathan is divorced, I’ll pursue him again and won’t let
- go. If there’s any good news, I will announce it officially. Please don’t speculate.”
Soon, the video of Jessica’s interview at the hospital was posted online.
Entertainment reporters knew what would grab people’s attention the most, and the news of “Jessica Bennett rumored to be marrying Nathan Miller” skyrocketed to the top of the trending topics.
When Shawn learned of the news, he was nearly driven to madness.
“Is this woman out of her mind? Couldn’t she have said this privately? Why did she have to say it in front of the paparazzi? Does she know how much trouble we’ll face because of that one statement?”
While he urged the Public Relations Department to swiftly handle the news, he also called his contacts on Noah’s side, secretly praying that Noah wouldn’t see the news.
Unfortunately, Shawn encountered an issue. “The number you have dialed is currently busy. Please try again later.”
“This is bad. Mr. Noah Miller must have already found out,” Shawn thought.
As it turned out, Shawn was indeed Nathan’s most trusted assistant because, at that moment, Noah was on the phone with Nathan.
You little brat, have you suddenly grown a spine and some abilities? How dare you unilaterally decide to divorce Lia without my consent? I’ll give you one hour to get back here immediately!”
Nathan’s brow furrowed as he heard his grandfather’s stern reprimand on the other end of the phone.
Suppressing his inner frustration, Nathan reached for his collar. “Grandpa, I’m still at wor-”
Before he could utter the word “work, Noah interrupted him once again.
“Don’t try to deceive me. Do you think I don’t know your character? Come back immediately!”
After saying that, Noah didn’t give Nathan any chance to explain and simply ended the call.
Nathan, having taken the call, had a deep and troubled look in his eyes, revealing his inner turmoil without reservation.
Recalling his grandfather’s words, Nathan’s expression soured. He sat there for a moment, then stood up, grabbed his coat, and headed back to the Miller mansion.
As he stepped into the Miller mansion, Nathan immediately caught a familiar and pleasant scent of lavender grass, which was Emilia’s favorite fragrance.
He furrowed his brows ever so slightly.
Then, he walked past the living room and came face to face with a woman descending the stairs.
“Nathan, I heard you got divorced? Tell me the truth. Is it true?”
Nathan’s mother, Fiona Miller, had an expectant expression as she hurriedly descended the stairs. She looked at Nathan with excitement as if her happiness depended on his answer, and she would be unable to sleep for three days and nights if he said “yes.”
Nathan raised his eyes, his expression devoid of any emotion. He pursed his lips and gave a faint “yes” in response.
“Good! Well done!”
Speaking of Emilia, Fiona’s face was filled with disgust. “Emilia is just a pauper. You’ve been terribly unlucky to marry her. I’m genuinely happy for you. Hurry up and bring Jessica back home. Jessica is a truly perfect. woman. The children you’ll have with her in the future will surely be top–notch!”
Amid her joy, Fiona suddenly remembered another important matter.
She suppressed her happiness and delight, fixing her gaze firmly on
Nathan. “How much alimony are you giving Emilia? If you’re giving her too much, you need to ensure that that woman returns it. We can’t let her take advantage of us. She’s been in our family for three years, and she hasn’t even gotten pregnant. Such an infertile woman is worthless. It’s better to get rid of her sooner rather than later.”
Nathan raised his eyes, glaring at her, his voice emotionless.
“She didn’t ask for a single cent.”
“She didn’t want the money?”