Dew was practicing the piano at home
Her fingers flew over the black and white keys. However, she gave up halfway through the song No matter how much she practiced, she was never able to play the way that Adina could play.
The confidence she had built up was fragile in front of Adina.
She held her head up in chagrin, wishing she could smash the piano.
Just then, she got a call. She did not save the number as a contact on her phone, but she knew the number by heart.
She picked up the phone and pressed the accept button. “Dew, are you free tonight? See you at our usual spot.” A man’s voice came from the phone.
Dew leaned back on the couch and said coquettishly, “You’re so annoying. Can’t we meet somewhere else besides the hotel?”
“It’s more convenient to do things at the hotel. Dew, I know you like this too. Don’t be coy.”
The man’s flirtatious words softened up Dew’s body.
What she could not get from Duke, Dylan gave her dozens of times over.
She knew that Dylan was just obsessed with her body, but so what? She enjoyed sleeping with him.
She was about to say yes when she suddenly noticed, out of the corner of her eye, that a familiar car had stopped in front of the Daugherty family’s villa.
“I have some business to take care of tonight. We’ll meet tomorrow.”
Dew hung up.
She hurriedly got up and looked in the mirror. After seeing that her makeup was still neat, she walked toward the gate of the villa.
The door of the black car at the gate swung open violently. The first thing that caught her eye was a pair of incredibly long legs. As she expected, it was Duke. Dew raised her hand and surreptitiously pulled down her neckline before she greeted him with a smile. “Duke, what brings you by? Have you had dinner? I’ll have my chef make you your favorite food.”
Before she could finish, she was met with a pair of extremely gloomy eyes. Duke walked coldly toward the villa. His tone was icy. “All of you, leave us.”
The servants in the living room had never seen such a situation. They all ran away in fear.
Dew was so afraid that her face turned pale.
She had no idea what had happened, nor did she know why Duke was here.
She forced a smile. “Duke, no matter what happened, we can talk about it. You’re scaring me by acting like this.”
Duke turned around immediately. His sharp gaze fell on her. “You fooled me for four years!”
Dew’s heart pounded fast.
She used all her strength to suppress the panic she felt. “Duke, what are you talking about? When have I ever fooled you? I never lied to you.” Duke raised his hand and choked her coldly.
He had been the CEO of Winters Corporation for so many years. He had managed the entire corporation so well. He would not be able to do it if he lacked the necessary skills. He had never been a kind and merciful man. Those who had offended him had never gotten away unscathed.
His fingers coldly squeezed Dew’s throat as he asked, enunciating each word, “Tell me, how exactly did you manage to cover up the truth about the children from everyone?” Dew’s courage, which she had tried so hard to work, collapsed at that moment.
She saw the coldness in Duke’s eyes. A murderous impulse seemed to be looming in there.
A man like this would never allow himself to be lied to by someone for four years, nor would he allow himself to be played by someone.
Even so, she had fooled him for four years. “Duke, you’ve misunderstood. It’s not what you think.” Dew continued to struggle and shake her head. “Let me go first. I can’t speak. Let go of me, and I will explain, okay?” Duke loosened his grip a little, but he still did not let go completely. His five fingers were still squeezing her neck.