My one in a million wife [Ashlyn and Lucas] chapter 164
“We’re preserving our traditional culture, and we wear these oriental outfits to promote the traditional Han costumes. Have you been to the Royal Tea House? Do you have its gold card? I’m a Royal Tea House’s diamond card holder. Ashlyn told me that there’re only five diamond card holders, and I’m one of them.”
“Okay, okay. I’m not much of a tea person, so I’m not interested in that place.” Joseph felt his head throbbing.
His mom and Madeline Saunders were so close to each other, to the extent that he felt a little jealous.
“Hmph! Come over here.” Fae sat on the couch and waved at her son.
“What’s the matter?” In bewilderment, Joseph walked over and sat beside his mom.
“How are things between Lucas and his wife? Are they on bad terms?” Fae held her son’s hand while looking at him squarely in the eyes. “Tell me honestly and don’t lie to me, okay?”
“Mom, why do you ask about Lucas suddenly?” Joseph pursed his lips. “Is he your son?”
“Hey, don’t change the subject.” Fae slapped her son playfully. “Tell me already.”
“They were divorced for more than a month.” Joseph sat sluggishly on the couch with his legs wide open, snapping his fingers. “How could Lucas do this to me? Ever since he got married, he never let me see his wife, not even once. Are they really divorced?” Fae’s eyes widened in disbelief.
“It can’t be fake. Lucas will never lie to me.” Joseph tilted his head. “After all, both of them don’t love one another. They got married in a hurry for Lucas’ grandpa’s sake.”
Fae heaved a sigh of relief. “That’s great.”
Thank God that Ashlyn isn’t a mistress.
But Lucas is a divorcee, so he’s secondhand goods. Fae felt slightly awkward that Lucas was pursuing Ashlyn.
Ashlyn is beautiful, kind and talented, so she’s definitely out of Lucas’ league. Even though Lucas is rich, influential and a man of integrity, he’s someone’s ex-husband after all.
That’s not very appropriate.
Fae couldn’t help but sneak a peek at his son. No, no. My son is incompetent, so he doesn’t deserve Ashlyn at all. He is even worse than Lucas.
On the other hand, Joseph still had no idea that he and his best friend were losing their places in his mom’s heart.
He stared at Fae suspiciously. “What’s so great about it? Mom, why are you happy that Lucas is divorced?”
“No, I’m not.” Fae’s expression was inscrutable. “It’s none of your business, so don’t be a busybody.”
I have to ask Ashlyn for her opinion soon…
Meanwhile, James came downstairs from his study and heard their conversation.
“Honey, please invite Ashlyn for dinner at our house one day. The National Day is approaching soon, and I need to organize a National Day celebration. Hence, I would like to ask Ashlyn to be the performing arts consultant and help me with the program planning. Do you think she’ll go for it?”
“How much do you pay Ashlyn for this job? If it’s not a well-paying one, I won’t look for her then.” Fae gave James a sideways glance.
James laughed and said, “Talking about money hurts our relationship.”
“No, it hurts our pockets not to talk about money.” Fae took a sip of water. “Dear, is there any outstanding and brilliant young men at your workplace? Especially the ones with noble character and prominent family background.”
“What for? Are you trying to match make Ashlyn?” James could not hold back his laugh. “Ashlyn is so famous. The words ‘Ms. Saunders’ will scare any talented young man away. Who will dare get into a relationship with her?”
Anyone who praised Ashlyn was a good person in Fae’s eyes.
Whenever Fae talked about Ashlyn, her face reddened with excitement, and her eyes were gleaming. “Ashlyn is breathtakingly beautiful. Look at Jared, he clings on to her every day, but I don’t think he’s the perfect match for her. Ashlyn’s mother passed away when she was young. That’s why I have to pay more attention to her love life.”
“How about our son?”