Adina was speechless.
I‘ve raised her for four years for nothing! Now that she has her Daddy, she has totally forgotten about me!
I guess it‘s true when people say that a father is a daughter‘s first love...‘
She twitched her lips and went downstairs to find Alden. When she noticed him still reading that late into the night, she said helplessly, “Al, you should wait until you‘re older to read such complicated books. You should be reading storybooks at your age.”
She led Alden upstairs. “It‘s getting late. Go take a bath and get some rest. Do you want me to help you?”
Alden hurriedly shook his head. “No, thanks. I can do it myself.”
He took a change of clothes to the bathroom and came out ten minutes after that. His hair was wet from the shower, giving him a good–boy look. Adina led him into his bedroom and said gently, “Do you want a bedtime story from me?”
Alden took the book that was placed at the head of his bed.
It was a book of idioms, one that was a little more on the esoteric side.
Alden leaned against the bed and read the book slowly. After three stories, Alden finally closed his eyes and fell asleep.
She switched off the light and tiptoed out of the room before gently closing the door behind her.
Just then, she saw Duke also coming out of Melody‘s room.
“Melody is asleep,” Duke said softly as the two of them headed downstairs. Perhaps the night was too quiet. His voice sent tingles all over her. She clenched her fist slowly, and said calmly, “It‘s getting late. Mr. Winters, it‘s time for you to go back, yes?” “Didn‘t I tell you before to not call me Mr. Winters anymore?” Duke stopped, and his gaze darkened as he looked at her. “You can call me Duke or D.”
Adina was at a loss. ‘I can‘t go back on my words. I‘m the one who asked him to be my boyfriend.’ She pursed her lips and said hesitantly, “I‘ll call you Duke, then.” “What do you want me to call you?”
Duke got a little closer to her.
Adina subconsciously wanted to take a step back
A warm hand suddenly wrapped around her tiny waist. Before she could push him, he leaned
into her car and whispered, “Don‘t move. Someone is outside”
Adina stopped moving
She became really nervous. From the corner of her eyes, she noticed someone moving in the shadows between the trees.
‘Did someone just sneak into my house?! “Perhaps I‘m too concerned about things outside my house that I‘ve let down my guard around Duke‘ Duke hugged her waist tightly as he said to her, “Let‘s move towards the window slowly.”
Adina nodded and instinctively grabbed his arm. As she was doing it, Duke caught a whiff of her scent.
For an instant, an impulse rushed over his mind.
‘I just can‘t resist her…‘
Adina‘s focus was on the tree outside the window. She and Duke moved towards the window slowly as they stayed in each other‘s embrace, just like two lovers who were reluctant to part.
The closer she was to the window, the clearer she saw the figure hiding in the tree. As she was trying to figure out the nature of this intruder, she realized something was off.