Although they were from different circles, the high society of Atlanta was small, so everyone would more or less cross paths with each other. Thus, Keith Ludwig and Ian Carter knew each other.When Ian saw Keith, he naturally saw Eric Ferguson as well. Ian tipped his glass as a gesture. “What a coincidence, Mr. Ludwig.”Keith saw that Nicole and Yvette were sitting with Ian, so he figured that they were here together. Keith turned and pulled Eric to sit at their table. “Let’s play a game together. You won’t mind, right, Mr. Carter?”Ian did not answer and turned to look at Nicole. “My queen, do you mind?”Nicole stood up insouciantly. “Help yourselves, I’m going downstairs to watch the band.”Yvette immediately followed suit. “Let’s go! It’s so suffocating sharing the same space with such pests.”Julie took three bottles of fine wine and said, “I’m coming too!”Eric watched as Nicole disappeared down the stairs before he withdrew his gaze and glanced at Ian. “Mr. Carter, what’s
Phantom led Monster and Nicole to take a bow after the performance. Nicole smiled brightly and got off the stage with poise.‘Luckily, I still remember the basics! This performance is still quite satisfactory.’ Nicole thought.Phantom and Monster followed Nicole off the stage. Monster went over and patted her shoulder. “Lil Nicole, why don’t you just join our band? We’re willing to kick Demon out for you!”Nicole lowered her head and laughed. “If Demon hears this, he’d probably get up from his hospital bed right now and fight you!”Monster was in great spirits. “I’m so thrilled to perform with you today. You’re the composer of this song anyway, so except for Demon, only you can perform so flawlessly with us. Lil Nicole, you seem just like you were three years ago!”Nicole felt a trace of bitterness in her heart. She seemed to have missed out on an inordinate amount of life’s excitement in these three years. Fortunately, it was still not too late to get back on track.Monster refu
How meaningless would it be without bets?Eric’s eyes were deep as he stared at her indifferent side profile. “What are your thoughts?”Before Nicole could say anything, Keith sneered and spoke first. “If Ferg loses, I’ll walk out of here butt naked, but if Nicole loses…”He swept a glance at the Carter brothers and continued in a disdainful tone, “You need to admit in public that you married into the Ferguson family for money, and you can never show your face in Atlanta ever again! Nicole, do you dare to bet on this?”Ian and Hugh Carter were dumbfounded. Yvette was so enraged that she wanted to stand up and defend Nicole, but Julie pulled Yvette back and told her not to be impulsive.Eric’s eyebrows furrowed tighter. He was about to interrupt Keith when Nicole sneered and raised her eyebrows mockingly. “Sure, I accept.”Nicole looked so scornful of Eric, as if he was not a worthy opponent.Keith laughed at the fact that Nicole was ignorant and oblivious to how strong her oppon
Eric Ferguson quickly left the table, leaving Keith stupefied as he received hostile glares from Nicole’s friends.The taut string in Keith’s heart suddenly snapped.Keith felt that those people led by Yvette just wanted to eat him alive.‘Eric left me like that? Aren’t we bros?!’Keith looked at the people in front of him and bit his lower lip as he spoke with no dignity, “Can you please spare me this time?”The whole group said in unison, “No!”Downstairs.Nicole came out from the side door where there was no crowd. She had just sent a text to her big brother, so his driver should be arriving soon. She also sent Yvette a message.“Nicole…”A raspy voice called her name as Eric’s tall and brawny figure stood at the side door. Nicole was stunned for a moment, then immediately put on her aloof and guarded look.Noticing her change in expression, Eric lowered his eyes slightly.“What’s the matter, Mr. Ferguson?”The light at the side door was dim and elongated their shadows.
Keith reacted with a jolt and quickly took Eric’s jacket to cover his face as he scurried to the car. “Get in! F*ck! Your ex-wife destroyed me today!”When Eric and Keith got into the car, Keith quickly put on his clothes while complaining. “Your ex-wife is such a femme fatale. She’s so ruthless and heartless! I can’t beat her…”Eric’s face turned cold when he heard his muttered words. He took out a cigarette with his slender fingers and lit it. The smoke coming from the cigarette made his eyes seem dim and inscrutable.Yvette and Julie followed Ian out of the bar. They looked smug when they saw the two men in the car.Ian took a few steps forward to the car. Through the car window, the corners of his lips hooked up into an unruly and playful smile. “Mr. Ludwig, it was just a bet, so don’t take it to heart. We’re still friends, right?”Keith’s body shook with anger. ‘Hmph! Simple for you to say, you’re not the one that ran out naked! I’m afraid my name will become the laughing sto
Early morning.Nicole opened her eyes in the warm morning light. It felt so cozy and mellow that she curled her lips into a sweet smile. Someone knocked on the door right on time. A maid asked in a soft voice, “Miss, are you awake?”Hearing this, Nicole answered in a lazy voice, “Mm… Come in.”Last night, Grant’s driver brought her to the Stanton mansion.Two maids pushed in a huge clothing rack and spoke respectfully, “Miss, these are the clothes prepared especially for you. Master and Eldest Young Master are waiting for you in the dining hall.”Nicole was slightly shocked. ‘Dad is so extra… I bet he wanted to buy out all my favorite brands so that I’m the only one who can wear them…’There were several pieces of the same style in different colors. Although there was no logo, Nicole could tell from the familiar workmanship and fabric that these were from Prada’s private collection. Some of them were this season’s latest limited edition pieces, so they were invaluable.She certa
Nicole looked like she had a headache. “Yvette, who the hell is so dumb to send me flowers?”“Of course, it’s Ian Carter. He instructed me to deliver it to you by hand.”‘Ian? That Young Master is really capable of making things happen!’Yvette laughed. “Old Master Carter sent Hugh to study abroad. I heard that if he fails this time, his grandpa will break his legs.”“Awww… It’s a pity that we didn’t get to send him off. I guess we’ll just have to wait for him to come back and throw him a nice welcome back party!”Nicole was helpless and got her assistant to take the flowers out of her office. She felt a lot more comfortable without the strong scent of flowers in the air.Yvette nodded. “Yup, my thoughts exactly. By the way, I’ve looked into FH Corporation like you asked me to last time.”Nicole looked up at her. Yvette laughed and said, “FH Corporation has long since become a shell company. They keep asking for loans everywhere and owe the bank a large sum of money they can’t e
Both Mr. Zeller and Samantha Lindt were shaken when they heard Nicole’s words. Mr. Zeller suddenly smiled widely, picked up the bottle of red wine next to him, and poured a glass for Nicole.“Ms. Nicole, since it’s a negotiation, I came with my sincerity. Why don’t you take a look at this document? As long as you sign it, I won’t treat you badly.”Mr. Zeller took a file from his bag. The content was similar to the contract Nicole was holding, but the figure was another ten percent lower than the one Samantha had set.Samantha thought about it and quickly advised her. “Nicole, what’s the point of you only relying on Grant Stanton? You’d be better off getting a few more backers. Think about it, Grant clearly wants to do you harm because he just left you in this position without even guiding you. He probably won’t marry you either…”Nicole did not care for Samantha’s sowing of dissension because she probably thought that they were lovers.‘Is she trying to poach me?’“Look at the cl