In one of the private rooms at Paradise Night Club, Elias cat in a corner as he drank himself ally. downing one glass after another with a solemn expression.
His group of brothers couldn’t bear to see him like this “Why are you drinking alone here. Mr. Winters? What’s weighing on your mind?”
“Yeah, you don’t usually join us when we invite you. Now that you’re finally here, you’re just drinking alone in a corner. What’s the matter?”
After observing him for a long time, Lazarus walked over to him sneakily and couldn’t help but ask, “What’s wrong? Are you still thinking about that hottie? I’ve told you-you can’t touch her She’s toxic! What if you catch a disease?”
Suddenly, Elias glared at him with a death stare and bellowed, “Shut the f*ck up!”
“Okay, I’ll shut up. Go ahead and drink. Lazarus realized that Elias was quite drunk, so he didn’t want to argue with him. After all, Elias’ temperament was well known within their circle-he was violent, cruel, and cold-blooded.
Just then, the phone beside Elias started vibrating, and Grace’s name flashed across the screen. Elias glanced at it indifferently and had no intention of answering her call. Instead, he poured himself another glass of wine and continued drinking.
“You’re not even answering Grace’s call, huh? Are you really enchanted by that hottie?” Lazarus couldn’t help but comment.
Everyone knew how important Grace was to him. No matter how Elias’ pals convinced him to stay, a call from Grace would typically make him leave. What’s happening to him today? He isn’t even answering Grace’s calls.
The phone kept vibrating, but Elias refused to answer, only drinking glass after glass of wine.
As Lazarus looked at the man drinking excessively, he shook his head helplessly and got up to walk to his side.
On the other hand, Grace was almost going crazy, for she had been unable to reach Elias all night; it was as if he had vanished into thin air. She could only keep dialing his number over and over again.
After some time, Elias was still drinking, and he seemed intoxicated at this point.
When Lazarus walked over, he noticed that the phone on the table was still vibrating, displaying Grace’s name. “These two are persistent,” he murmured. One is persistent in bombarding Elias with phone calls, while the other is persistent in refusing to answer.
He couldn’t bear it any longer, so he picked up the phone to answer the call. However, even before he could speak, Grace’s breaking voice came from the other side of the phone. “Why aren’t
you answering my calls, Elias? Where are you? Why won’t you answer my calls? Have I done something wrong?”
Her series of questions left him dumbfounded. After he cleared his throat, he said, ‘Umn, Miss Murphy, this is Lazarus, Elias is drunk. You should come and pick him up. Otherwise, he’ll keep drinking until the next day.”
“What? Okay, I’ll come right away. Please send me the address”
Half an hour later, Grace arrived at the club with red-rimmed eyes. It was clear that she had been crying for a long time.
As she pushed open the door to the private room, she found only Elias inside as he lay on the single couch, still holding a square-shaped glass in his hand. There were even several empty bottles on the table. How much did he drink?
At once, she walked over and snatched the glass from his hand. “Elias? Why are you drinking so much? I’ve been calling you, but you won’t answer. What’s wrong with you?”
At this moment, Elias’ vision was blurry since he was completely intoxicated. “Give it back,” he uttered in a deep and ominous voice.
“No! How long do you want to keep drinking? You’re already drunk. You can’t drink anymore. Let’s go home.” She tried to pull him up, but he pushed her away and picked up a bottle, directly pouring the wine into his mouth.
Grace was stunned by the sight before her, for she had never seen him like this. Even though he would occasionally drink, he always maintained the image of a wealthy young gentleman and never went overboard. As such, seeing him completely intoxicated like this was a rare sight; it was something she had never witnessed. “What’s wrong with you, Elias? Why are you drinking so much?”
When Elias looked at the woman in front of him, he seemingly saw multiple silhouettes belonging to Amanda.
“Please stop drinking. I beg you. You’ll get GI bleeding if you keep drinking like this!” Grace cried. as she tried to snatch the bottle from his hand.
“Don’t touch me!” he roared all of a sudden, accidentally dropping the bottle to the ground and shattering it.
Shocked by that, Grace screamed and was unable to contain her tears anymore since she was already feeling upset the entire night.
The moment he saw her cry, his black eyes paused slightly. Amanda… He gently touched Grace’s check with his large palm, stunning her for a second. However, to her surprise, he said, “Amanda…”
At once, she froze in place. Amanda? Is he calling out for Amanda in his drunken state?
Before she could react, he forcibly pulled her into his embrace. As he caressed her head with his big palm, he said in his deep and seductive voice. “Why didn’t you tell me earlier that we had child four years ago? If I had known earlier, perhaps I wouldn’t have chosen to get a divorce..”
When she heard that, her eyes widened in shock, and her mind was in complete chaos. The information was too overwhelming, and she had trouble processing it. What does this mean? Was Amanda pregnant with Elias’ child four years ago? It felt like a bolt from the blue to hear this piece of information.
Instantly, anger surged within her, and she tried to push Elias away. However, he held her tightly. in his arms, and he even whispered, “Why didn’t you persist with me until the end, you fool? Why didn’t you explain it a few more times to me? Our child was aborted just like that. How much pain.
he must have felt…”
Meanwhile, her heart was torn apart after being mistaken for Amanda, and she listened to Elias” deep remorse in his embrace. How did he come to know about the child? Did Amanda tell him on purpose? Is she trying to make Elias feel guilty, then use this opportunity to reconcile? There’s no way I’m letting her do that!
Grace felt that she couldn’t just sit around and wait anymore. If things continue to progress like this, Amanda will have his heart completely. They once had a child, after all. Elias is a man with a strong sense of responsibility. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have done so much for me based on Yelan’s dying wish, I can’t lose Elias. Absolutely not!
At the same time, Amanda walked out of another private room. Well, my hopes of ending the meeting within an hour failed because of that b*stard, Elias. She glanced at the time and hurriedly made her way toward the elevator.
As she passed by the private room named ‘Dream Room, she noticed that the door was open. Inadvertently, she caught a glimpse of what was happening inside, causing her actions to come to
She saw Elias holding Grace tightly in his arms, looking so loving and affectionate. At that moment, her heart seemed to skip a beat, and her gaze flickered for a moment.
Although she had already anticipated this scene, seeing it with her eyes still caused momentary pain in her heart. At the same time, she couldn’t help feeling slightly disgusted.
He had just been pressing her for answers about their child a moment ago, seemingly full of guilt toward the baby, but now, he had another woman in his arms. I want to tear open his heart to see what he’s truly feeling. Does he even have a heart at all?
Every additional second of watching this scene made her heart wrench, so she quickly turned around and left.