Quinn pursed her lips.“The servants you hired aren’t well-trained. They spend all day catering to Chance. If this continues, Chance will become a spoiled kid…”Eric interrupted her, “So, you’d rather them ignore Chance and let him fend for himself? Just like how you threw me abroad to live on my own back then?”Quinn choked.“That’s not what I mean. I just want to change a group of servants. I’ll take care of Chance myself.”Eric pursed his lips. A sharpness flashed across his eyes, and his voice was cold.“It’s a tiring chore to take care of children, so forget it. Let the servants take care of him. You can just rest.”Quinn’s face was glum.“I won’t feel tired taking care of my own grandson. Are you afraid that I can’t take care of him well?”Eric looked at her silently for a few seconds. His voice was a little cold.“Mom, the servants are taking good care of Chance, and he gets along well with them. They’re all professional nannies and childhood education specialists.”A
Selena always had a good memory, so she recognized the drunk girl from that day.She knew that the girl got drunk on purpose too.Nicole was just about to go up to say hello to Selena with her skirt in hand when she suddenly saw a drunken man appearing behind Selena.The man violently twisted Selena’s shoulder and slapped Selena without saying a word.Nicole’s face turned pale.“Watch out...”She watched as Selena got beaten and fell toward the stairs like a piece of paper.Nicole was startled and wanted to reach out to catch Selena, who was falling, but her high heels got stuck on the stairs.She did not have time to think about it, but at the critical moment, she still stretched out her hand.Selena did not have the strength to hold on to the railing next to her and fell straight down the stairs.As soon as Nicole touched Selena’s shoulder, she felt a huge impact, so she fell back involuntarily.In such a sudden situation without any preparation, Nicole could not bear the
The waiter invited Nicole and Julie upstairs.When Nicole entered the door, she asked, “Is that man really your boss’s husband?”The waiter looked awkward and nodded.“Yes, this isn’t the first time Mr. Norton has come here to make trouble. From time to time, he would bring his friends here to eat and drink without paying and even hit our boss. Our boss landed up in the hospital several times because of him.”“Then why don’t you call the police? Domestic violence is illegal.”The waiter shook his head in bewilderment.Julie brought Nicole inside.“I know everything that you want to know.”She whispered, “I’ll tell you later. But you gotta thank Eric for earlier. Do you want to invite him over?”Nicole glanced at her. “Isn’t this your birthday party? You decide.”Now that the ball was in her court, Julie did not want to cause trouble.Clayton seemed gentle and good-natured, but he could hold a grudge.Julie did not want to offend Clayton.She smiled and sat down next to Nic
Nicole nodded and did not say much. Then, she went out hand in hand with Clayton.“What boss? You know her?”Nicole nodded and told him what had happened when she first arrived.Clayton held her hand tightly and anxiously.“I should’ve come with you.”“You didn’t know this would happen. Besides, I’m fine.”Nicole did not care.Clayton was still very apologetic. “I should at least be by your side.”“It doesn’t matter. I can’t stick to you all the time. Besides, I came out to have fun, and you have important business. I know how to prioritize.”Clayton fell silent and still felt sad.Nicole smiled and leaned her head on his shoulder.“You love me so much that you can’t leave me for a moment, huh?”She smelled faintly of alcohol, and her voice was soft.Clayton felt like someone brushed the tip of his heart with a feather, which made him itch.He smiled calmly and inadvertently saw a familiar car.He paused for a few seconds before he reached out to stroke her hair.“Yeah.
Mitchell did not even have to think about notifying Eric’s family.Quinn would only act anxious if she found out. If she came, she would cause trouble for Eric, so she might as well not come.Chance was well-behaved, but he was too young, and he could not make any decisions for Eric. Eric also did not care about him.Thus, Mitchell did not think about informing anyone.After much deliberation, Mitchell decided to stay by himself.He fell asleep on the sofa.After a while, Mitchell forgot that Selena was also in the ward.The next day, Eric woke up earlier than anyone.Looking at the unfamiliar environment around him, Eric remembered what he saw when he was in the car last night, as well as his physical discomfort.He was in the hospital.Eric sat up, rubbed his temples, and sobered up. Just as he was about to call for someone, he saw that there was another hospital bed not far away from him. A familiar-looking woman was lying on the bed.He froze for a moment. The next secon
Selena lowered her eyes and paused for a moment. It was rare that she wanted to open up to someone and reveal the secret she kept hidden in her heart.“I loved my grandfather the most until I was eighteen, when he forced me to marry this man by threatening me with suicide. Hence, I had no choice but to agree. Derek Norton is useless. All he has is money. He has no intellect, no morals, and no feelings. I wanted a divorce, but my grandfather said that he would kill himself the day I divorce Derek. What else could I do if the person I loved most was forcing my hand?”Selena’s fate was unfortunate.If her grandfather treated her badly, Selena could walk away without worries. She did not need to care about his life.Selena would not have entertained this unreasonable request.However, her grandfather treated her too well.He coddled her like she was the apple of his eye.Everyone knew that Selena was pampered by the Nelson family back then.Selena’s parents died when she was young.
Selena lay there and did not feel much pain anymore. Maybe she was already used to it.She looked like a normal person if no one touched her.Her phone rang.Selena thought it was her staff from the bar.When she picked her phone up and looked at it, she saw a familiar number.“Come home tonight.”It was an order from her grandfather.Memories of the past flooded her mind.Selena could not avoid it.It had been three years since Selena left. She did not go back home after she returned because she hated her grandfather.She desperately wanted to express her displeasure in her own way.However, the Nelson family did not care.It was as if everything she did was a joke.Selena was just making a fuss, but she was still within their control.As long as she did not get a divorce, she would not be able to escape from her grandfather’s grasp no matter how much she struggled. She closed her eyes, and tears streamed down uncontrollably.Selena lay on the bed, pulled up the quilt
The moment Selena raised her head, she saw Nicole. Her bright and slender eyes lit up, and she finished the song.The loud applause resounded from below the stage. Selena flashed a brilliant and sexy smile. She was flamboyant, vivid, and energetic.She seemed like a completely different person from the complaining woman who was beaten up and unable to move in the hospital.Nicole applauded.After a while, Clayton came out of the private room and called her.“Baby, do you want to come over and say hello?”Nicole nodded and waved before she walked over.Clayton’s customers had some interaction with Stanton Corporation, so there was nothing wrong with Nicole saying hello to them.Selena finished singing and greeted her friends, but Nicole disappeared in a blink of an eye.She went upstairs to search for Nicole and thought that Nicole had probably entered one of the rooms.The waiter walked past, and Selena beckoned to him.“Did you see which private room a beautiful and elegant