Summerwood City, ten o’clock at night.
As the night deepened, the moon became enchanting.
Violet Webb woke up from a hangover, with a terrible headache. She glanced at the furnishings in the room and realized she was in the double suite of the hotel where she usually stayed.
Today was her step-sister Veronica’s celebration banquet for winning the city-level jewelry competition.
Violet didn’t expect that after just two drinks, she would pass out. She sat up and heard faint voices coming from the next room. She got out of bed and walked toward the door.
The door of the adjacent suite was not completely closed, leaving a crack. Violet was about to reach out and push the door when she saw what was happening inside, and she froze on the spot.
A woman’s back was facing Violet; the blonde, wavy hair cascaded down her fair shoulders and she was embracing Violet’s boyfriend Russell Fraley.
Violet felt like she had been struck by lightning.
That woman, clinging to Russell’s neck, coquettishly asked in a sweet voice, “Russell, how was I just now?”
Russell, breathing unevenly, smiled and held her tightly, his voice still slightly trembling as he said, “Amazing, absolutely amazing!”
The woman, with a voice that Violet knew all too well, was her step-sister Veronica!
Veronica chuckled lightly upon hearing Russell’s words, her voice dripping with charm. “Russell, since I’m so good to you, can I have the design draft that Violet just finished?”
Russell playfully rubbed Veronica’s cheek and said, “You little minx, always thinking how to squeeze everything out of me. Not only do you want me, but you also want to get all my resources!”
Hearing this, Veronica immediately giggled, her voice so sweet that it could melt Russell’s heart. “That’s because I love you. Just tell me, will you give it to me or not?”
“Alright, alright, alright! I’ll give it to you, definitely!” Russell indulgently
laughed. Then, he said with a mesmerized expression on his face, “You can even have my life if you want!”
“You promised to marry me before. Let’s go get the marriage license one day, okay?” Veronica, still hugging Russell, rested her chin on his shoulder and made further demands.
Russell hesitated, which was a rare occurrence. “All those award-winning design drafts you had before were actually stolen from Violet. If we suddenly get married, she won’t willingly give you her design draft! Such resources shouldn’t go to waste!”
Veronica whimpered in grievance, “That’s not true. I just want to marry you. Besides, the thing you’re worried about is not even a problem. My dad already knows we’re together, and he’s already discussing a marriage between Violet and the second son of the Turner family!”
Russell caressed Veronica’s beautiful earrings and asked in a hesitant voice, “But what if she doesn’t agree?”
Veronica’s movement froze for a moment, and soon she sneered. “How is that possible? If she doesn’t agree, my dad has plenty of ways to ruin her uncle’s company! If you’re really afraid that she’ll find out, let’s have a secret marriage, okay?”
“Alright, alright! I promise you!” Russell couldn’t resist Veronica’s sweet and coquettish request and finally agreed.
Veronica immediately held Russell’s face with her hands and planted a happy kiss on his cheek. Then, she said in a satisfied tone of voice, “Darling, you’re the best! Tomorrow is a good day. Let’s get the marriage license tomorrow, okay?”
Veronica’s arms, soft and gentle, clung to Russell’s neck, leaving him totally defenseless. He nodded with a light smile and replied, “Okay!”
The two of them embraced passionately once again.
Violet, standing at the door, was already in tears. She had been in a relationship with Russell for two years, and she had always looked forward to a happy future with him, from love to marriage.
During their relationship, Russell constantly gave her design drafts to Veronica, saying that Violet had his protection, while Veronica didn’t have a boyfriend, so they should help Veronica in her career.
At that time, Violet was in love and listened to everything Russell said. As long as he made a request, she couldn’t bear to refuse it.
But she had never imagined that he was only with her for her design drafts.
Even the jewelry competition entry that Veronica submitted this time was drawn by her.
Violet had always been talented in jewelry design since she was young. The design drafts she casually drew could easily win awards, which was something that many people couldn’t achieve.
Every time Violet gave her design drafts to Veronica, Violet would console herself. “It’s okay, I’m still young,” she kept telling herself. “It’s okay. I have the ability to create even better design drafts.”
But she had never expected that her talent, in Russell’s eyes, was merely a resource to help Veronica.
What was even more unbelievable was her father, who already knew that Russell and Veronica were together, helped them keep their relationship a secret and even wanted to marry Violet off to the Turner family’s second son!
Didn’t he know what kind of notorious troublemaker the Turner family’s second son was?
But even so, Violet knew that she couldn’t really ignore her uncle. Her mother had passed away long ago, and her uncle was her only relative!
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