My one in a million wife [Ashlyn and Lucas] chapter 247
Even as the plane rose high up in the skies and into the clouds, Ashlyn’s voice still echoed in his mind.
Woah, my love, my darling
I’ve hungered for your touch
She had never sung for him before.
Jealousy was a ravenous monster that swallowed him relentlessly. He felt like he could go mad with it.
He never knew she was so good at singing.
In his opinion, she was even better than those so-called artists.
Her crooning voice caressed his ears and he could not help recalling the soft moans she made when they were engaged in passionate activities.
Unbidden, arousal flared in him.
Sucking in a deep breath, he calmed himself and focused his attention back on flying the plane properly.
At the studio hall.
All the performers arrived early in the morning for their practice.
Lisa sidled up to Ashlyn. “Ms. Berry, you’re quite amazing to be able to direct such a huge program. You’re also on good terms with Ms. Saunders, right? Wouldn’t it be even better if you could invite her over to help out as well? With the both of you at the helm, I’m sure Gala Night this year will become a night people will remember forever.”
“Ms. Langley, how is your dance practice coming along? Do you know all the moves yet?” Ashlyn raised an eyebrow at the other woman.
“C’mon, Ms. Berry. We’re friends, aren’t we? Cut me some slack and don’t be so strict on me all the time.” Glancing around quickly, Lisa surreptitiously pushed a small gold bar into Ashlyn’s hand.
With smooth and even surfaces, the gold bar was clearly a minted bar. Based on the weight, Ashlyn estimated it would be worth at least ten thousand.
Lips twitching into a smile, she raised her voice and called out, “Ms. Langley wants to treat everyone to milk tea from Imperial Hotel!”
As she said that, she tossed the gold bar up and down in the air.
Lisa’s face paled and she stammered out, “Ms. Berry, y-you – !”
“Did I misunderstand? Or are you trying to bribe me?” Ashlyn had a puzzled look on her face. She hurriedly shoved the gold bar back into the other woman’s hands. “I can’t take this then!”
Lisa could have cried. She most definitely did not have the courage to admit to bribing someone in front of everyone. “Of course not! This is for everybody to get some milk tea…”
A faint smile played on Ashlyn’s lips as she stared at the woman. “Alright then. I’ll call them immediately.”
“Hello, is this the service counter? I would like 120 cups of milk tea delivered to the studio hall at Anter Road, please. Received by Ashlyn Berry. I’ll be paying with a gold bar.”
Everyone was stupefied at what was happening before their eyes.
Lisa was beyond embarrassed. If possible, she wished a hole would open up in the ground to swallow her.
Ashlyn Berry is just too firm and righteous!
Meanwhile, in the president’s office at Haddock Group.
“Mr. Haddock, please punish me! This was my mistake.” Sienna Oates looked ashamed and guilty as she spoke.
“Sienna, you’re my aunt and also my right-hand woman. How could I possibly punish you? Nobody expected this to happen either.” Despite his words, Dixon was utterly furious internally.
Stupid woman, how could you have been played for a fool by that damn Ashlyn!
If those rich housewives started to get suspicious of Haddock Charity, then everything would have been in vain.
Especially since Ashlyn saving those children several days ago had caused him to have nothing to deliver when his deadline came.
Suffice to say that Dixon currently hated Ashlyn with a passion.
“Where did that woman even come from? When did Lake City have someone like her around?” Dixon’s expression was dark and menacing. “Those children were supposed to be sold to a powerful family in E nation. Now, where the hell am I supposed to get more children? The police are on high alert ever since that incident!”
Sienna’s eyes lit up with an idea and she suggested, “Mr. Haddock, maybe… maybe we could send some men to kidnap more children from the remote villages? Those smaller towns usually don’t keep such a close eye on their children and let them run free all the time. Nothing at all like the parents in the cities.”
Dixon bit out through clenched teeth, “Send more capable men this time. I don’t want the same thing as last time happening.”
“I know. Leave it to me,” Sienna nodded, “Then what should we do about Berry? Are we going to give up on Ms. Saunders?”
“There are plenty of rich housewives out there. Losing Ms. Saunders won’t matter much. As for Berry, that woman is a menace. Since she dared to mess with my business, she’ll have to suffer the consequences!”