Later, the vehicle slowly came to a stop outside Lotus Waterfront. Just as Amanda was about to get out, Elías asked, “Have you really gotten yourself a boyfnend?”
“Sorry?” His question caught Amanda off guard.
“What I’m saying is if you have really gotten a boyfriend, you can bring him over to Grandpa and put an end to his attempts to set you up on blind dates,” said the man who secretly hoped Amanda didn’t actually have a boyfriend. In fact, Elias wanted her to personally deny it
“Got it. Amanda opened the car door, then suddenly recalled the wretched tombstone. At that. she turned around. “Is the tombstone really set in stone? No room for negotiations?”
Amanda said nothing more. She got out of the car and headed straight into the compound while Elias stared at her retreating figure for a long time from inside his car.
Why would Amanda reject the tombstone so strongly? Can it be that she thinks our child doesn’t deserve a proper burial? But little did Elias know that said child was never forsaken. In fact, he was already three.
When Amanda arrived home, she found that Colette had already sent Aiden to kindergarten. As such, she decided to take a nap before heading to the law firm.
Just then. her phone rang, and she checked it out to find that it was an international call from Simon.
She answered the call immediately. “What can I do for you, Boss?”
A gentle chuckle escaped Simon and he asked, “It’s nearly 12.00PM back home, isn’t it? Have you had your lunch?”
As if she had the time to eat, thanks to the morning episode. Still, Amanda lied, “Yeah, I’ve eaten. Have you called me for something?”
“I may be coming back early. Someone will take over the things on my end.”
“As we agreed, you and Aiden will welcome me back when I return. You haven’t forgotten, have
“Of course not!” Amanda chuckled. “How could I forget? When are you coming back? Aiden and I will pick you up at the airport.”
“My flight is the day after tomorrow. I should arrive at around 8.00PM.”
Simon is finally returning, which means I can flee this place once I’m done with the work at hand!
“Alright. Aiden and I will pick you up the day after tomorrow, then.”
“I’m going to bed. See you in two days.”
An idea struck Amanda after she hung up. If Grandpa forces me into another one of his blind dates, can I ask Simon to pretend to be my boyfriend? Either way, Simon will be coming back in two days. If I leave Grandpa be, I certainly won’t get peace of mind during my time in the country.
No way did Amanda want another episode from the Winterses like this morning again.
At the thought that Elias erected a tombstone for their ‘dead’ son, she couldn’t help feeling both amused and frustrated. Yet, she couldn’t speak the truth.
Oh, how I wish I could just tear that tombstone apart in the middle of the night! Seriously, what father curses their child like that?
As she lay on the couch and scrolled aimlessly through her phone, a viral headline popped up on her screen, titled, ‘Grace Murphy’s wealthy boyfriend revealed! It’s actually him!”
Amanda didn’t even need to click on it to know it was Elias. Yet, she still did, and sure enough, the news article described in great detail the power and wealth of the Winters Family and how Grace would marry into wealth soon.
The question was whether this was Elias’ doing or Grace’s.
At that, Amanda recalled how Elias and Grace fell into a deep embrace.
Ha! How could I have forgotten that Elias is deeply in love with Grace?! That man can do anything for her. No doubt the tombstone for Aiden is merely a pretentious act to appease his consciousness of being with
At the same time, Grace also saw the entertainment news that popped up on her phone.
This was her operation. She wanted the whole world to know Elias was hers, and if Amanda ever dared to interact with Elias in private, she could just call Amanda out as a homewrecker who wanted to take her place. By then, the public would be on her side for sure, and there was no way Amanda could withstand public criticism.
Just then, Grace’s phone rang. It was a call from Elias.
Upon seeing the caller ID, the young woman burst into laughter and answered the phone after collecting herself. “Elias!”
“Are you free tonight? Let’s go out for dinner.”
“Sure, I’ve got time. I’ll make time for you even if I don’t.”
“I’ll send someone to pick you up tonight.”
“I’ll be waiting for you at home.”
Grace was on top of the world after hanging up. I knew it! Elias still loves me. Amanda is only intentionally getting in our way!
On the other hand, Elias wanted to make it up to Grace because he thought he had neglected her a little lately.
Before long, night had fallen. Grace deliberately donned a sexy strap dress and some glamorous makeup before being escorted by Elias’ bodyguard.
After delivering her to a hotel, the bodyguard said, “Please take the elevator directly to the rooftop. Miss Murphy. Mr. Winters is waiting for you there.”
“Alright.” Grace smiled gently before heading into the hotel.
She was surprised that Elias was beginning to show some interest and had chosen a romantic rooftop restaurant with a view of the whole city.
When Grace arrived at the rooftop, she looked around and sure enough, the man was sitting in a corner. At that, she walked over to him with a smile and purred. “What’s the occasion, Elias? To think you’d pick such a romantic restaurant.”
“You call this romantic?” Elias asked with a frown after turning away from the night cityscape.
His secretary had recommended this place. It was his first time here.
“Yeah. Women love dining in this kind of place.” Grace had a feeling she could get Elias to stay over for the night, and the thought of it excited her.
An attendant came over with the menu while Elias asked casually after checking his phone. “Did you leak our relationship to the press?”
The news stirred the entire showbiz, so he naturally received a push notification.
At that, Grace stopped flipping the menu for a second and feigned innocence. “Was it not you? I would never release that kind of news without your consent, not to mention I want to leave a good impression on Grandpa.”
After a moment of silence, Elias commented, “Let’s order.”
Just then, his phone, which was on the table, vibrated. The voice of Howard’s bodyguard came as