Chapter 23

Shaking her head, Rachel let out a sigh.

Then, she looked up at Floch and listened to him as he analyzed the situation. “No matter what, the most important thing now is to let our daughter be engaged to Matthew first.”

“What about the child Veronica conceived:” Tiffany asked.

The child in Veronica’s womb was Tiffany’s main concern as she feared that the existence of that child would be her greatest threat.

“Oh, my silly daughter,” Rachel said as a conspiratorial thought came across her mind. Then, she smiled. “Veronica is a person filled with pride and arrogance. If she finds out by then that you’re getting engaged to Matthew, do you still think she’ll be willing to give birth to the child? And besides, once you’re engaged to Matthew, it’s your decision whether the child could live past infancy even if she gives birth to the child.”

 

As she listened to Rachel’s words and analysis of the situation, Tiffany felt enlightened. The gloomy look on Tiffany’s face eventually disappeared, and she gave out a smile. “Mom, you’re the best!”

Once again, Tiffany hugged Rachel tightly, expressing the profound endearment in their mother-daughter bonding.

 

Ring…

The next day, the sun was bright, and the breeze was gentle. It was a lovely day to stay in bed. However, Veronica was woken up by the ringing sound of her mobile phone early in the morning. She grabbed her phone and saw that it was her adoptive mother calling. Then, she checked the time, only to realize it was already 8.30AM.

“Oh, sh*t! It’s already 8.30AM? How on earth did I oversleep?” She smacked her forehead and immediately answered the call. “Hi, Mom. Sorry I overslept and forgot to prepare a meal for you.” Veronica yawned, her hand rubbing her sleepy eyes as she said that.

At the same time, Daniella stated her request over the phone. “It’s okay. I have already eaten something. Anyway, the reason I’m calling is that I want you to bring

Xavier along with you when you come over later today.”

Upon hearing that, Veronica, who was still feeling slightly sleepy a while ago, instantly jolted awake. She immediately sat up. “Mom, Xavier needs to go to work. Besides, didn’t he pay a visit to the hospital yesterday? So, why would you want him to go over again today?”

he is relatively free

“But, Mom,”

of your bluffs. If Xavier doesn’t come over today, then it means that you two

“Mom! You—”

Veronica was cut off because Daniella hung up the phone before

phone in one hand while resting her

How could I

onto her bed. She lay down for a while and stared as

“Hmm… Hello…” a man greeted sleepily. His drowsy voice was heard over the phone,

up to?” Veronica asked as she gave out a flattering laugh, feeling embarrassed. Her hands touched the thin

good, she was slightly apologetic for troubling him

behind this ‘phone call. “You won’t give

be that your mom

you’re high and mighty indeed-and not to

her eyebrows, Veronica looked up and rubbed her hair. Then, she chuckled

With that, Xavier hung up

the call log on her phone screen, Veronica was rather baffled. Huh?

her bed, feeling sleepy. Initially, Veronica wanted to lie down for a while

know, Xavier had driven to and arrived at the hospital after

after he had arrived at the hospital. He thought Veronica was already there

entered.

put the items in his hand aside and took out his mobile phone. Just as he was about to give Veronica a call,

face was bright and innocent-looking as she spread her arms around Daniella and Tony’s shoulders. Although it

he picked up the photo and took a closer look. 10th February 2021 was the date shown at the bottom right corner of the photo. This photo was taken a few months

‘Family Photo’ written on the back of the photo. Family

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