The following morning, Elias slowly opened his eyes to find that he was lying on the club’s couch. a crystal chandelier hanging above his head.
He suffered from a splitting headache due to the hangover. He sat up while propping his forehead against his hand before shaking his head, but the headache didn’t go away.
Just then, Grace’s voice rang out from beside him. “Here you go, Elias. Something to cure your hangover.”
The man looked up and found Grace holding a cup of liquid. When did she come?
“What are you doing here?” he asked while leaning against the couch. The splitting headache made him frown.
“I called you last night, but Lazarus answered it. He said you were drunk, so I came to take care of you.”
“Busybody.” Elias muttered with displeasure.
At that, he took the cup from Grace and took a few sips before placing it on the coffee table.
“I’m heading to the office. Should I send you home or…” he asked while grabbing his suit jacket. and wearing it in one swift move.
“I’d like to go to the office. I have a variety show to record.”
Elias grunted in agreement as he headed out. What he didn’t know was that Grace’s smile disappeared the second he turned around.
“Get me a cemetery plot now,” Elias ordered over the phone as soon as he stepped out of the
A cemetery plot? Grace was baffled. Why would he need a cemetery plot? He’s not finding one for the baby Amanda gave up, is he? But is it even necessary?! That fetus wasn’t even fully formed when he was taken out! It can’t even be considered a human, yet Elias wants to give him a proper burial?!
The young woman grew panicked by the second, as she could tell Amanda still meant something to Elias. It was just that he didn’t realize it yet.
I’ll have to do something before he’s aware of his feelings toward Amanda!
At that, Grace pulled her phone out and sent a text. Initiate the operation!”
Meanwhile, in Lotus Waterfront, Amanda found her child was still asleep when she went into his
She came in to awaken Aiden half an hour ago before heading to the kitchen to make breakfast She did not think that her little munchkin would still be asleep even after she returned.
“Aiden, you’d better wake up or you’ll miss kindergarten!”
However, Aiden was having the sleep of his life, lying on his little tummy. But I’m sleepy. Mommy. I don’t want to go..” he mumbled.
“No way. Get up, or you’re really going to be late!” At that, she picked him up and dressed him up before carrying him to the bathroom.
Just then, the doorbell rang, and Amanda assumed the nanny had arrived. Hence, she squeezed some toothpaste onto the toothbrush and handed it to Aiden. “Here, be a good boy and brush your teeth. I’m going to open the door for Mrs. Colette. When I come back, I want to see that you’re done with brushing your teeth.”
“Okay..” Aiden slurred groggily, brushing his teeth half-heartedly.
Meanwhile, Amanda went to answer the door. Sure enough, it was the nanny, Colette.
“I got Aiden some breakfast, Miss Bailey. He hasn’t eaten, has he?”
“That’s really sweet of you, Mrs. Colette. The breakfast I made happened to be a little simple and I was worried he wouldn’t be full,” Amanda replied with a smile.
She was pretty pleased with Colette, for the older woman did a great job at caring for Aiden.
After entering the house, Colette went to Aiden, and Amanda was about to get changed when the doorbell rang again.
Huh? Who could it be this time?
Meanwhile, the doorbell rang ceaselessly. Whoever it was, they seemed to have a bad temper, and it seemed that they were hell-bent on pressing the bell until it broke.
“Who is it?!” Amanda froze the moment she opened the door, and her heart nearly stopped when she realized who it was.
Bam! She closed the door at once. What is Elias doing here?! What does he want?! Aiden’s at home right now. My lie will be exposed if he finds Aiden!Ding-dong! Ding-dong!
Elias hadn’t even said a word when the door was slammed in his face. Understandably, he was grim.
That said, he wasn’t giving up. He pressed the doorbell for a long time again before Amanda finally answered it, and she looked pretty nervous.
What is she so nervous about? Is she hiding a secret lover in the house?
Amanda had gotten changed at this point and after answering the door, she stepped out, having
no intention of letting Elias in.
“What are you doing here? How did you find my place? What the heck do you want, Elias Amanda was freaking out right then, for only a door separated the father and son Elas would learn of Aiden’s existence as soon as he barged in, which explained why she was a nervous wreck.
“What are you so nervous about? Are you not going to invite me into your house?” he asked, causing Amanda to stand her ground, making sure he couldn’t go inside.
“W-What are you talking about? I’m not nervous. Why do you want to go inside? I’m in a hurry to get to work now. If you have something to say, say it now.”
Meanwhile, Elias scrutinized her expression and couldn’t shake off the feeling that she was hiding something.
“Come with me. We’ll talk downstairs. It won’t be good if the neighbors see us.” At that, Amanda grabbed Elias’ arm and dragged him to the elevator. Talking at the door would only make her
even more nervous.
Elias, on the other hand, simply let her take him to the reception room in the lobby via the elevator.
Finally, Amanda heaved a sigh of relief and asked, “What are you doing here? Make it snappy. I’m pressed for time.”
“What? Are you hiding a secret lover in your house? Why are you so nervous?”
“What is wrong with you? Do you have something to tell me or not?! I’m leaving if you don’t!” With that, Amanda turned to leave, but Elias grabbed her hand. “Clear your schedule for the day and come with me.”
With that, she was dragged out of the building.
“Where are you taking me? I have a case to get to!”
“I’ll give you a day off.”
Amanda fell silent at that. She was indeed working on the Winters Enterprise’s case, and she would have to head to the company for negotiation later.
An hour later, they arrived at a graveyard in Imperia, and she was stupefied when she got out of the car. Why has Elias brought me here? The place is so eerie and lifeless.
“Why have you brought me here?” Suddenly, a thought occurred to Amanda and she snapped, “Don’t tell me you actually moved my mother’s grave?!”
After all, the man had threatened to move her mother’s grave a few times.
“Am I that evil to you?” he asked with narrowed eyes.
“You were the one who threatened to move my mother’s grave a few times. Why would you bring me here if you hadn’t done it?”
At that, Amanda couldn’t help wanting to visit her mother. However, she hesitated, worried she would cry.
Meanwhile, Elias said nothing and only headed into the graveyard.
At that, she followed him, her mind filled with questions. What in the world is this sc*mbag trying to do?
Suddenly, he stopped in front of a grave, and so did Amanda. She found a picture of her mother smiling on the tombstone, looking gentle and amiable.