“Could you get a room next time, Mr. Beckett? My hips are killing me.”
Jasper chuckled naughtily and asked, “Your hips won’t hurt if we get a room?”
Shy, Alyssa lightly punched his chest.
“Lyse, about the party on the weekend, almost all of Solana City’s reputable families will be there.”
Jasper had a sincere and serious look on his face. “I am thinking of making a public announcement then… that I am seeing you. Would that be alright?”
Alyssa’s dazzling eyes widened slightly. She stared into his eyes without saying a word for quite a while.
He thought that she was unhappy with the idea. He held her hand tight and continued, “Actually, more than that, I want to propose to you. But, I’m afraid that you aren’t ready yet, and more so that it will be too rushed. I don’t want to make things difficult for you.”
“Why are you choosing that day in particular?”
“Because I can’t wait any longer.”
Jasper felt a lump in his throat as a wave of emotions washed over him. “I can’t wait to announce to everyone that I am yours and yours alone.”
Sean dragged himself back to the Lynch residence, feeling exhausted.
He had found out from Alyssa that Tatiana cried. It made him. anxious. He called her countless times, but she hadn’t answered his
In the end, her phone was switched off.
They were joined at the hip during the day. When nighttime came, she suddenly said that she didn’t want to see him anymore. He couldn’t understand why this was so.
What in the world happened? He felt his head was about to explode from all that thinking.
“Oh, my dear brother. Did you have a good time on your date with Ms. Tatiana Taylor?” Simon asked in a playful voice.
Sean felt his chest tighten. He turned around coldly.
“It seems like you didn’t have that great a time. Otherwise, why do you look so mad?”
Simon walked toward him. He clicked his tongue as he shook his
head and said, “Why? Are you about to lose the treasure that you’ve obtained?”
Sean disregarded Simon’s ridicule toward him. He scoffed coldly and replied, “I was just wondering who was speaking. It turns out that it’s the Beckett family’s pet dog.”
“I am their pet dog, but I’m just living by the seat of my pants. I’ve got nothing to be ashamed about.”
Simon was a thick-skinned man. He continued to mock Sean, “At least I’m better than a bootlicker like you who relies on your woman. to get ahead.
“I guess it’s different for you, being a secretary. You can be flexible. Since you weren’t able to seduce Ms. Alyssa, you’ve gone for second best and became involved with Ms. Tatiana. You’ve really racked your brains to marry a wealthy family. I’ve got to hand it to you!”
Sean finally lost his patience. He tightened his fist and was about to dash forward to break Simon’s nose for the second time when Sinead appeared just in time.
But Sean was at the top of his rage. He wasn’t going to listen to her. He was right before Simon now!
Simon shuddered and quickly covered his nose.
“Sean! You’re hitting your brother just because of that bitch? Are you trying to infuriate me?” Sinead reprimanded him in a devastated. voice. Her heart began to hurt again.
Sean glared at her. His eyes were red. He shouted, “Mom, Tatiana is the woman I love the most. Don’t insult her with such a term!”
Sinead was shocked, and her heart ached. Her youngest son had always been the kindest and the most caring of them all.