“Four vears ago, after Adina gave birth to them, the two children really carne out as stillbirthis.”
Dew was kneeling on the floor. Tears were rolling down her cheeks. Her voice was choked and hoarse. She was trembling all over.
“The Daugherty family‘s house was destroyed by a fire that night. There was nothing left. We thought Adina was dead, but the two boys who were supposed to be dead started breathing again. The boys lost their biological mother, and their lives in the future would be difficult. I‘m their aunt, i‘m considered their half–mother. I took them to the Winters family‘s house to find their real father. What‘s wrong with that?
“Back then, I thought that George and Hal were the only children left by my sister. That‘s why I falsified the paternity test report. I wanted to be their mother. I wanted to protect them on my sister’s behalf. I did that for their own good. I sacrificed four years of my youth for them.
It‘s true that I made a mistake, but without me, they wouldn‘t have had a mother for four years. I stepped in to fill the void in their lives. I gave them the opportunity to be raised in a complete family from the time of their birth. Was that a wrong thing for me to do?”
Dew covered her face and bawled.
Duke looked at her with cold eyes. There was an impassive look on his face.
How this woman managed to make her misdeeds sound so noble had really stunned him.
He had to think about ways to make this woman pay.
Duke‘s lips curled, and a bloodthirsty glow emerged in his eyes. Dew had been with him for four years. She knew his personality very well. She had fooled him for four years. There was no way he would spare her and the Daugherty family.
The only thing she could do now was to keep him stable. And then, she would pack her stuff and get out of Sea City, a land full of troubles.
“Duke, I know I made a lot of mistakes, but I really do love the boys. And I really love you,” Dew paused and said.
“On the contrary, Adina, she doesn‘t love you at all. She is a scheming fox. She got close to you just to take Harold and George away from you. You have to stay away from Adina. She is vicious. She would get back at you for what happened five years ago.”
Duke lifted his foot and stepped on Dew‘s femur.
Bullying a woman was beneath him, but Dew was just too horrible. Asking his men to do it for him would not grant him any satisfaction. “Duke, you have to trust me. I have a recording as proof.”
Dew endured the severe pain and hastily picked her phone up. When she was talking to Adina last night, she happened to have the recording on. Their conversation was recorded.
“You don‘t like Duke?”
“If it wasn‘t for the children, I would never have crossed paths with him.”
The conversation between them came out clearly from the phone.
Even though he already knew that Adina had only agreed to be his girlfriend for the sake of the children, Duke was still a bit irritated when he heard such words from her.
He was falling for that woman.
Yet she did not even care about him.
She negotiated terms with Dew calmly and coolly, with only the children in her mind.
She did not even seem to see him as a person.
What‘s more, she had already found out that he was the father of the children, but she did not even bother to tell him.
What was he to her?
While Duke was lost in thought, Dew grabbed her phone and ran toward the door in a panic. All the servants, who were guarding the door, were scared out of their minds. They moved out of her way and let her pass.
Dew grabbed the car keys and drove off.
She did not want to stay here anymore. She did not want to be alone with Duke anymore. She would get killed. Duke stood in the living room of the Winters family‘s villa, gently rubbing his fingers cogether. When he closed his eyes, he could see Melody and Alden‘s faces. They were his own son and laughter.