When Simon was about to touch Emilia’s face affectionately, his slender fingers curled and stopped in midair.
Hayden was speechless.
He felt uncomfortable watching the scene in front of him. He always. knew that Simon liked Emilia. Even after she married Nathan, he hid his deep love for her in his heart.
“Don’t hesitate if you like her, buddy. Don’t let him steal a march on you,” he said.
Emilia was divorced and had the right to pursue her true happiness.
After all, beauties never ran out of suitors.
In his opinion, Simon was 1,000 times better than Nathan.
“You have to get closer to and gain the initiative. Lia is such a good woman. She is worthy of you putting in the effort for her.”
Hearing this, Simon was silent. He stared at Emilia, who was sleeping, and his captivating eyes slightly curved into half–moons. There was even a hint of pity in them..
She shifted her body and leaned against him. Her face was slightly red, and her cherry lips were compressed into a straight line. Her long, curled eyelashes trembled like two small fans from time to time.
“Beautiful” was a good word to describe her.
No man could escape the temptation of beauty, especially not from a woman he had loved for a long time.
Looking at the woman who licked her lips, Simon couldn’t help but narrow his eyes with a smile. Then, the car arrived at Emilia’s home.
Simon bent down and picked up Emilia’s body lightly. He even made an excuse that he wasn’t an outsider and said to Hayden, “I can take care of her. Go back
The next day, Emilia was suffering a splitting headache, which was the consequence of a hangover.
When she woke up at dawn, her temples were pounding, and she felt like
her head was splitting. She was confused for a moment.
Seeing Emilia open her eyes, Simon poured a glass of water and handed it to her right away. “Drink some warm water to soothe your throat.”
Emilia was so thirsty after being burned by alcohol all night that she downed all the water at once..
She raised her hand to wipe the corners of her moist lips, looked up at the familiar surroundings, and asked in a hoarse voice, “Why are you in my house?”
“Don’t you remember?”
Simon put the glass back and looked at Emilia with narrow eyes as he helped to refresh her memory.
“Last night, you were drunk and unconscious. I carried you back because. I was afraid that you would be scared alone at night, so I stayed with you.”
Emilia remained silent. She curled her lips as she thought to herself, “He took care of me the entire night? Wow, thanks a lot.”
It was as if Simon could read her mind. His eyes curled into half–moons. as he said in a melodious voice, “You don’t have to be courteous with me.”
“Why does it sound so ambiguous? I’ve only met him less than ten times, yet he’s behaving like he’s close to me or likes me a lot,” she thought.
Thinking of this, Emilia shook her head and threw away her thoughts.
The smell of alcohol in her mouth was unpleasant. Emilia glanced at the sorry state she was in and said, “I’ll go wash up first.”
“Do you remember what happened last night?”
Simon turned around and looked at her silhouette as she hurried to the bathroom.
Last night? What was I doing?” Emilia thought.
She faltered in her steps for a second. Without replying to Simon, she raised her hand and rubbed her temples, holding the wrinkled hemline of her dress as she walked towards the bathroom while recalling last night’s events.
She seemed to have danced with Simon yesterday, and then she saw Nathan in the bar….
Emilia’s memories ended here. She couldn’t remember anything that had happened after she saw Nathan..
Looking at her being deep in thought, Simon took a sip of coffee and asked. “Do you remember that you slapped Nathan?”
“How is that possible?”
Emilia was stunned by Simon’s words. She pointed at the tip of her nose and looked at him incredulously.
“Are you kidding me? I slapped him in the face? Stop joking around!”
Emilia tried to mobilize her buzzing brain and recalled what Simon had said.
Looking at her descending into self–doubt, Simon didn’t hurry to explain and took the surveillance camera footage he had copied from the bar last night to Emilia.
“You can check it yourself.”
In the video, she was dressed in a red dress and pressed against the wall by Nathan, saying words that almost made her angry.
She got angry, raised her hand, and slapped Nathan in the face. Then, she left with the sound of high heels clacking against the ground.
Nathan had a cold expression on his face. He was clearly furious after being slapped, and the veins on his forehead had popped out. Emilia lifted her head proudly as a sarcastic smirk formed on her lips. “Wow. how capable am I to have angered him so?”
It was practically a glorious moment.
Nathan was a man of prestigious standing and at the top of the business world. He was the man of many women’s dreams. He probably hadn’t had anyone dare to slap him before, let alone Emilia.
In the past, she had always been submissive to him and tried to please him in every way. Now, it was finally her turn to humiliate him,
She let out a sigh.
She didn’t know if Nathan was in pain or not. All she knew was that she felt great.
Looking at Nathan’s cold expression, she couldn’t help smiling and thought, “It took me so much effort to finally escape from Nathan’s cage. I don’t want to go back to the days when I was practically locked up. I don’t even want to look back. I want to be myself.”
At this time, the door was pushed open from outside, and Hayden came bounding in.
Hayden brought Emilia her favorite croissant, hash browns, and fresh. milk.
“Here you are.” He handed Simon his breakfast and ran to Emilia.
Bringing breakfast was not his main purpose for coming.
“Accompany me to an auction next Friday.”
“No.” She was currently focusing on rebuilding her business. She would. be insane if she had the time or energy to attend an auction.
Hayden was silent for a moment.
His eyes flashed as he raised his eyebrows and said in a high–pitched. voice, “You will regret not going.”
He leaned against Emilia’s shoulder and whispered to her seductively.
“Do you remember that your father’s favorite antique porcelain bowl was sold by your uncle three years ago? I heard that the person who bought your dad’s antique porcelain bowl would be bidding at this auction. Don’t you want to redeem your father’s favorite item?”
When she heard him mention her father’s favorite antique porcelain bowl, she immediately exploded in anger.
Her father loved to collect antiques when he was alive. There were many porcelain and jade antiques in the Saunders residence, so it was fine if one or two were missing.
But that was her father’s favorite and most precious antique when he was still alive. However, Jason had the audacity to sell it
Emilia’s expression darkened for a moment. Her beautiful eyes suddenly
turned cold, and her fingers tightened into a ball silently. She was
undeniably angry. Jason spent her family’s money, stayed in her family’s house, snatched her family’s business away, and even sold her father’s favorite antique!
Seeing the change in her expression, Hayden struck while the iron was hot. “I happen to have two invitations. You can buy back your father’s baby and be my date at the same time.
All of Emilia’s accumulated anger burst forth instantly. A cold light flashed in her eyes as she asked. “Where’s the auction being held: Who’s the organizer?”
As he was about to reply, Hayden glanced up unintentionally and caught sight of the looping surveillance footage playing on the screen.
Last night, he had witnessed the exhilarating moment when Emilia had ruthlessly slapped Nathan right across the face. Right then, watching the same scene repeated again on the screen still brought him immense satisfaction.
“Right! That scumbag deserved it.”
Hayden fixed his gaze on the video, where Emilia curved her lips slightly. radiating an air of arrogance, and said mockingly, “Well done. From now on, you should keep doing this. Protecting the people from harm. shouldn’t be reserved for drunken moments; scumbags like him deserve a beating.”
“Have you seen enough?”
Upon hearing her words, Hayden did not only not restrain himself but also excitedly snatched the phone away. He turned up the volume and brightness to the maximum and waved the phone in front of Emilia. “Even a hundred reruns of this show are not enough to satisfy me. It’s more thrilling than the New Year’s Gala.”
Looking at Emilia in the video, Hayden got excited and pursed his lips. Nathan was no ordinary man. Since taking over Miller Group just two years ago, he had led it out of stagnation and into the forefront of the business world. Calling him the Grim Reaper of the business world was
not without reason.
With his position and resources, investigating someone was just like a piece of cake.
However, there were always people more outstanding than oneself out there.
Emilia was a renowned hacker internationally, which Hayden was. immensely proud of.
“Nathan couldn’t uncover a single facet of your true identity. Despite your years of marriage, he still regards you as an ordinary wife, utterly
oblivious to any clues, evidence, or trail. Tsk… He’s really quite feeble. He truly falls short of my lofty expectations for him.”