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Madeline thought she was being very gentle, but she still woke Jeremy unexpectedly.
She did not want to disturb his rest, but Jeremy was indeed awake now.
Madeline was at a loss, so she tried to look for an excuse. “Mr. Whit—”
Jeremy suddenly called out to Madeline with this name.
Madeline was stunned and lowered her eyes to look into Jeremy’s eyes. Under the pale moonlight, his bottomless eyes that looked like the night appeared a little dazed.
“Linnie, it’s great to have you here,” Jeremy lamented. His thin and alluring lips were curled into a happy smile.
As he was smiling, he spread his arms to hold Madeline’s waist. Then, he placed his head gently on her body.
Madeline was stunned. Was he dreaming? Was he groggy with sleep?
She could not understand this. However, she did not want to find out for herself at this moment.
Madeline held Jeremy’s head gently, and her fingers glided across his cheek.
“I’ll always stay with you and I won’t leave you.”
“I won’t let anyone bully you,” Jeremy suddenly promised Madeline.
Madeline smiled. “I know. You won’t let anyone bully me, and you’re doing just that. It’s very late now, just go to sleep if you’re tired.”
“I want to sleep with Linnie.” Jeremy lifted his head. At this moment, for some reason, he sounded as if he was simpering.
Madeline had never seen Jeremy acting so childishly before. When she was wondering how she would sleep with him, the man tightened his grip on her waist.
Madeline was caught off guard and fell into Jeremy’s arms. They were looking into each other’s eyes in such close proximity. Jeremy’s eyes still looked deep and dazed.
However, Madeline was at a loss. She wanted to stand up, but not only was Jeremy trapping her limbs, he even ripped off her mask suddenly.
Madeline parted her lips in surprise. Before she could scream, Jeremy pressed his lips against hers.
It happened all too suddenly and Madeline lost the ability to think. At that moment, her brain turned blank.
She did not know whether Jeremy thought he was dreaming or what, but Madeline started to lose control and was being drawn to him.
While she was distracted, Jeremy turned around and pressed her against the sofa. His kisses caused ripples to form in her heart.
“Linnie, I miss you so much,” Jeremy said softly in Madeline’s ears.
Madeline felt her ears turning hot as heat started to rise in her cheeks as well. At the same time, her heartbeat started to speed up too.
Suddenly, she felt as if she was dreaming, but this might be a beautiful dream…
Then, night turned to day.
Madeline slowly opened her eyes from sleep and realized she was lying on the bed in the bedroom.
She sat up abruptly, and the blanket fell from her shoulder. Her naked shoulder reminded her of the confusion that happened in the middle of the night.
Madeline’s face started to heat up and become red.
‘What happened last night was not a dream, right?
‘However, how did I end up in my bed in the bedroom?
‘Did Jeremy carry me back here?
‘He carried me?
‘Who does he see me as?’
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Immediately, Madeline had a lot of questions in her head. However, she did not have answers to any of them.
After sitting on the bed silently for some time, she finally went to change and wash up.
When she was washing up, she saw her true face in the mirror. The light in her eyes became slightly duller.
She put back her mask and left her room to look for Eloise.
Coincidentally when she walked past the corridor, she saw Jeremy walking out of the study.
The man’s tall and slender figure was walking over elegantly. His extraordinary aura and temperament went straight to Madeline’s heart.
At this moment, Madeline’s eyes met Jeremy’s.
Madeline’s heart started racing for some reason after recalling what happened in the study last night.
However, after looking into Jeremy’s eyes, Madeline did not know how to avert her gaze any more.
Her heart was beating frantically, but the man seemed unmoved. His lively eyes were looking into hers calmly.
Madeline started to feel even more confused about what happened last night. Jeremy’s calmness was causing her to wonder whether it was all a dream.
Perhaps she was too focused on looking at him, so Madeline did not notice the decorative frame on the wall.
When she was about to run into the frame, Jeremy reached out and grabbed her shoulder to pull her into his arms.
His familiar scent invaded her chest in an instant, and Madeline felt her cheeks heating up.
When she heard footsteps approaching them, Madeline finally came back to her senses and got away from Jeremy’s embrace.
She looked at him, and his deep eyes swept across her eyes. He looked so calm, but it made Madeline super apprehensive.
“Daddy.” She heard Jackson’s bright voice soon after, and his tiny figure appeared while holding Lillian’s hand. When he saw Madeline, he greeted politely, “Hello, miss.”
Lillian furrowed her adorable brows when she heard that and shook her head. “Mommy.”
The little princess looked at Madeline seriously. It was as if she was correcting Jackson for calling Madeline ‘miss’.
Madeline was trying to ease the strange atmosphere between her and Jeremy. When she saw that, she walked over to say hello to the two children.
“Good morning, Jack and Lily. Go have breakfast now. Your daddy will take you to school later.”
Jackson and Lillian nodded obediently. Then, the siblings walked to the stairs hand in hand.
Madeline let out a sigh of relief in secret. From the corner of her eyes, she saw Jeremy still looking at her, so she lowered her head.
“Mr. Whitman, you should bring Jack and Lily downstairs. I still need to take care of Mrs. Montgomery, so I’ll see you later.”
“Okay,” Jeremy replied softly. His lazy voice fell into Madeline’s ears, and it became a rhythm that played with her heartstrings.
She hurried over and did not notice a small smile blossoming on Jeremy’s lips.
Madeline brought Eloise to the park for some fresh air as usual. In the afternoon, she watched as Eloise finished her lunch before chatting with her. After that, they went to the courtyard for some sun.
The way Eloise looked at Madeline was benevolent and gentle. Sometimes, Madeline would wonder if Eloise knew she was her precious daughter. However, Eloise still looked a little dumb at times.
When it was almost dusk, Madeline went to Adam’s place for half an hour to do the gel treatment.
After it was done, the effects were as good as before and the red marks faded away temporarily.
Madeline was more than happy to have achieved this result.
She wanted to talk a little longer with Adam, but she received a call from Jeremy.
He said he had left an important document in his study at home, so he wanted to ask Madeline to help him get it and deliver it to Whitman Corporation.
Of course, Madeline would not decline this request. She quickly went back to Whitman Manor and took the document Jeremy asked for before heading to Whitman Corporation.
The employees were getting off work at this hour and the offices of different departments had their lights off. When Madeline went to Jeremy’s office, she saw that the lights inside were on.
She took a deep breath, adjusted her mask, and strode over.
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Madeline walked to the door of the office. When she was about to lift her hand to knock, she could see that there was no one inside through the glass.
She pushed the glass door open curiously. After she went in, she placed the document on the desk.
She was curious about where Jeremy had gone to when the landline on the desk started ringing.
Madeline picked it up since she was there. Then, she heard a man’s voice from the other end of the phone. “Mr. Whitman, the final proposal for ZS has been sent to your inbox this morning. The customer is urging us pretty urgently, so please reply to me as soon as possible. I’ll be waiting here.”
After Madeline heard this, she replied naturally, “I’ll tell Mr. Whitman about this. Please hold on.”
The person on the other end of the phone was taken aback when he heard the hoarse sound of a woman. After a few seconds, he replied, “Thanks.”
“You’re welcome.” After Madeline said that, she hung up the phone.
She wanted to call Jeremy, but she noticed he had left his phone in the office.
Madeline walked to the front of the computer and turned it on after she entered the password while it was in sleeping mode.
She remembered that Jeremy’s password was her birthday. He had not changed it this entire time.
When she thought about this, Madeline felt extremely sweet.
She clicked into Jeremy’s private email inbox with ease, and after a while, she found the email the man mentioned just now.
After she opened it, she glanced through it and understood the contents of the email. She was sure that there was no problem with it.
After she read through the email, she sent the email back to the man on Jeremy’s behalf.
When she was done with this, the door of the office was opened.
When she saw Jeremy walking in, she quickly shut down the computer.
“Mr. Whitman.” Madeline walked over to him. “I brought over the document you asked for. If there’s nothing else…”
Jeremy replied bluntly and successfully stopped Madeline from leaving.
“I need to work overtime tonight. Stay here with me.”
“I mean, I need you to stay and help me.” Jeremy corrected himself.
Madeline looked at the man who had a serious expression on his face and did not say anything more.
He walked over to his desk and sat down. Then, he touched his computer with his fingers.
“Did you turn on my computer just now?” Jeremy’s deep eyes met Madeline’s.
Madeline nodded because she felt that it would not be appropriate to lie. “Yeah, there was an urgent call for you just now, so…”
“How do you know the password to my computer?”
“I don’t.” Madeline declined quickly. “I just randomly guessed. Usually, men would use their beloved woman’s birthday as their password. So, I tried Mrs. Whitman’s birthday.”
After Jeremy heard Madeline’s explanation, he nodded as if he was in deep thought.
Madeline saw a faint smile on Jeremy’s lips, and her heart started racing. It seemed as if the man did not believe her.
While she was pondering, Madeline heard Jeremy asking with a small smile.
“You’re pretty smart. So, does the man you love the most use your birthday as his password as well?”
“…Yes, that’s why I had that idea,” Madeline continued to explain while continuing the topic.
Jeremy nodded slightly. He turned on his computer and browsed around a little. “You’re not just smart. You even unlocked my inbox and took care of my urgent email.”
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“It feels like a waste if I don’t hire you as my secretary,” Jeremy said as if he was feeling rueful. Suddenly, he walked over to Madeline and said, “Do you want to be my secretary? The kind who’s always around me no matter the time and place?”
Madeline felt as if she had never seen Jeremy like this before. He was saying this in such a serious manner and yet there was a frivolous smirk on his handsome face.
This should not be the expression he should have.
Madeline had nothing to say to that. However, Jeremy took one step closer to her.
His body towered over hers, and his aura that was like a shadow quickly enveloped Madeline.
Madeline sensed that something was amiss with Jeremy. She took a step back, but Jeremy suddenly grabbed her wrist.
“Are you declining my invitation?” There was a smile on his lips, and beneath his bottomless eyes, there was an unclear sense of sentiment.
Madeline tried to control herself and pretended to be calm. “Mr. Whitman, you’re different from usual.”
“You can even sense that I’m different from usual. You pay a lot of attention to me indeed.”
Madeline felt as if she had fallen into some sort of trap after she heard that. However, Madeline’s reaction was quick. She was lucky that she was wearing a mask right now, so at least Jeremy could not see the changes in her expression.
Madeline smiled softly, and her eyes looked calm.
“I’m not paying a lot of attention to you, Mr. Whitman. I mean, everyone out there knows you love your wife. In order to please your wife, you don’t even have a lot of contact with the opposite gender. If that’s the case, why would you want to hire a woman like me to stay by your side to be your secretary? Have you not considered Mrs. Whitman’s feelings?”
“I have, so that’s why I made this decision.”
Jeremy said, suddenly grabbing Madeline’s wrist to pull her in front of him.”
“Including what happened between us last night, it’s all done with the consideration of the woman I love the most.”
Madeline widened her eyes in shock. She could feel that Jeremy was acting strangely when he said this.
Plus, what he said clearly proved that what happened last night was real and not a dream.
Madeline felt her face heating up horribly. She could not understand what Jeremy was talking about right now.
“Don’t worry. No one else will know about what happened last night.”
“No wonder you keep targeting my woman at home. It seems that you like me, Miss Quinny.” Jeremy smirked.
“I guess that makes sense as well, considering that your so-called boyfriend is pretty much useless. At least I’m much better than him.”
Madeline was speechless again. ‘What’s wrong with this man tonight?’
When she was trying to figure out what was going on, Jeremy continued in a mischievous tone.
“I want to keep this distance with Miss Quinny. Do you think this is doable? We can see each other and stay with each other all the time if you’re my secretary. Don’t you think this is ideal?”
When Madeline heard this, she felt a knot in her heart. ‘Jeremy, are you insane?
‘Are you trying to keep a woman who’s not your wife as a mistress?’
The more Madeline heard this, the more annoyed she felt. Madeline could not understand what Jeremy was saying and doing right now.
She knew she was not a stupid woman and she knew she understood Jeremy. However, at this moment, she was at a loss.
Jeremy’s smirk looked even more righteous and sinister after seeing Madeline’s hesitation and shock.
“You can’t come to a decision, huh, Miss Quinny? Then I shall make one for you.”
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Madeline widened her crystal clear eyes, and for a moment, she could not understand what Jeremy just said.
However, while she was feeling confused, Jeremy suddenly grabbed her face. Through the thin layer of her mask, he leaned down and pressed his lips against Madeline’s features.
Madeline widened her eyes in shock. She had no words to describe how she was feeling now.
‘Jeremy, what’s wrong with you?’
Madeline thought she was pretty quick-witted, but at this moment, she could not see through Jeremy at all.
When she came back to her senses to push Jeremy away, she could feel his fingers landing on her ear. He wanted to take off her mask.
Madeline lifted her hand abruptly and grabbed his hand.
She was calling him by his full name.
Jeremy lifted his alluring eyes and looked into Madeline’s infuriated ones.
“Mr. Whitman, don’t forget that you’re someone with a family,” Madeline reminded him.
“Of course, I know that.” Jeremy smirked, his expression still looking nonchalant and indifferent.
Madeline was even more confused now. “Since you know that, why do you want to have this relationship with me? Do you think you’re treating the woman you love fairly by doing this?”
She asked this, feeling offended. However, after she asked this, Madeline felt conflicted as well.
She was the person in his heart and also the person he was facing right now.
However, Jeremy had no idea about this. How could he flirt with her when he had no idea this was her?
Amidst the silence, Jeremy parted his lips slowly. “Of course, it’s because of a feeling.”
Jeremy answered lazily, his alluring eyes staring straight at Madeline.
“My feelings right now are telling me to get close to you. Don’t you feel the same too?”
Madeline was speechless.
Jeremy lifted his good-looking eyebrows helplessly when he saw Madeline stunned.
“Of course, if you don’t have feelings for me and you were only lost and delirious last night, then you can pretend that nothing ever happened. You can reject me, but I won’t treat it like it never happened and I won’t let go of this feeling I’m feeling right now too.”
Madeline could feel overbearingness and tyranny in his words.
When she had no idea how to reply to this man, his phone rang.
He picked up the phone on his desk while he was at it, and his charming eyes were looking into Madeline’s eyes this entire time.
Madeline could feel her heart beating erratically, and she averted her gaze quickly. Then, she walked to the bar and pretended to busy herself making coffee.
‘So what’s going on now?
‘Should I say yes to becoming his mistress?
‘If I do that, won’t I be cheating on myself?’
However, if she did not agree, he would keep on pestering her, though?
‘Jeremy, at the end of the day, you’re still trying to betray me by doing this, right?’
The more Madeline thought about this, the more she felt like her brain was going to explode.
When she was still thinking about this while feeling agitated, she felt a pair of arms around her waist all of a sudden. Then, a familiar warm wall of flesh was pressed up against her back. Jeremy’s deep and alluring voice sounded next to her ear.
“Miss Quinny, you feel exactly like my wife when I hold her.”
Madeline’s heart was racing as she tightened her grip on the cup of coffee.
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“Are you only treating me like this because my eyes look like your wife’s, Mr. Whitman?”
“I told you, it’s the feeling.”
Jeremy emphasized seriously. He tilted his handsome face down and approached the space between Madeline’s neck and shoulder. While she was not paying attention, he planted a soft kiss on her neck.
Madeline felt a surge of strong electricity across her heart, and she knew she had been successfully seduced by Jeremy.
“Don’t you think you’re letting your wife Eveline down by doing this, Mr. Whitman?”
“I don’t think so.”
Jeremy’s direct answer caused Madeline to be speechless.
‘Jeremy, you b*stard. How dare you say no when you didn’t even stop to think about it.”
Madeline slammed the coffee cup in her hand down and escaped from Jeremy’s arms.
“I won’t serve you and make you coffee anymore. I also won’t stay with you the entire night to help you reorganize your documents!” After Madeline roared furiously, she pushed the man in front of her away and barged to the door.
On the other hand, Jeremy stood where he was while he watched Madeline storm away with a soft smile on his face. He chuckled lightly.
After leaving Jeremy, Madeline ran to the front door of Whitman Corporation.
She lifted her head to look at the night sky before sighing.
“Jeremy, what’s wrong with you?”
Madeline thought about this while feeling troubled. She could not even begin to describe the dilemma she was feeling in her heart anymore.
She thought she had told him how she felt pretty clearly. However, Madeline still found Jeremy trying to get close to her and even flirting with her either intentionally or unintentionally.
Madeline was getting more and more melancholic the more she thought about this. ‘Jeremy, you b*stard. Have you already forgotten about me, your real wife?’
However, after she thought about it, he said he only wanted to get close to her because of the feeling.
‘So, Jeremy, are you only trying to get close to me because you feel that I’m the person you love?’
Madeline did not know whether she should be happy or sad.
She could only maintain this state of mind to take care of Eloise in the morning and go to Adam’s place for her treatment during dusk.
A few days later, Madeline could feel the red marks on her face fading gradually.
She also felt that the skin on her face was clear and clean, especially after doing the gel treatment. Her skin was now so fair and delicate that she did not even need makeup to look alluring and gorgeous.
Madeline was satisfied to be able to recover to this state.
She wanted to expose Naomi’s true identity, but she hesitated because of Carter.
She had to know why Carter was investigating Jeremy before exposing her true identity.
Coincidentally, Carter called her.
Madeline took advantage of the situation for her benefit and agreed to meet him. After that, she went to the manor.
However, she unexpectedly felt an extreme aura repelling her when she entered the place.
She saw a woman who was dressed elegantly sitting upright and still on the sofa. The woman’s features looked composed and stunning. Plus, it was making her look very imposing.
Madeline could see some of Carter’s features on the woman’s face.
Was this woman Carter’s mother?
Madeline pondered and felt that she was right.
At this moment, the woman looked over at Madeline. However, her eyes looked extremely unfriendly and there were even sharp thorns in her gaze.
However, Madeline still gave her a friendly smile.
The woman averted her gaze in disdain. Coincidentally, the woman named Ada came out from another side. Another middle-aged woman was walking next to Ada and she was wearing a branded two-piece outfit.
Ada peered at Madeline and whispered something in the woman’s ear. Then, she walked to Carter’s mother and whispered something to her while staring at Madeline.
In the next second, Carter’s mother stood up abruptly. There was displeasure on her elegant face as she glared furiously at Madeline.
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What else could Madeline not handle after experiencing so much?
She could even guess what Ada had said to Carter’s mother. Indeed, Carter’s mother then asked in an extremely displeased tone, “Are you the mistress Carter is hiding from the world after a meticulous selection process?”
Madeline was stunned when she heard this. She wanted to say she had nothing to do with being someone’s mistress or the meticulous selection process the woman mentioned.
However, after some serious consideration about how Ada was deliberately targeting her with malicious intentions, Madeline could only smile and nod.
“Yes, Aunty. Carter said I’m his girlfriend.”
“Who are you calling ‘Aunty’? Don’t you address people willy-nilly!” Carter’s mother corrected. Even though she looked extremely pissed, one could still see that she was educated and refined from her every move.
Even though she was mad, she still looked poised.
“Miss, I don’t care what stage you’re at with Carter, but as his mother, I will never allow my son to marry you.”
Indeed, she was Carter’s mother.
After Madeline heard this calmly, she saw Ada smirking victoriously. On the other hand, the middle-aged woman next to Ada displayed a similar smirk as well. Hence, that woman was Ada’s mother without a doubt.
“Did you hear me?” Carter’s mother asked.
Madeline looked into the woman’s unhappy eyes calmly and displayed a small smile.
“Aunty, I think you’re overthinking. Just because I’m with Carter now doesn’t mean I’ll marry him in the future. No one in any relationship can be sure that they’ll stick with their partners to the end, right? So, you don’t have to mobilize your troops to come all the way here just for me.”
Perhaps she did not expect Madeline to say something so carefree and heartless.
Ada was shocked and stunned, let alone Carter’s mother and Ada’s mother.
‘This woman doesn’t want to marry Carty?
‘Is she insane?’
Carter’s mother spent some time before she understood what Madeline said.
“W-What did you say? You’re dating Carter and you have this kind of mindset? How dare you play with Carter’s feelings?”
Madeline smiled calmly. “I’ve never played with anyone’s feelings. I just want to say that no one knows what’s going to happen in the future.”
Carter’s mother did not have any comebacks for that.
“You’re clearly playing with Carter’s feelings. You’re so gutsy!” the middle-aged woman next to Ada said suddenly.
Even though this woman was stunning, her temperament could never compare to Carter’s mother.
Madeline could only see some similarities in Ada from her manner and behavior, and it was acrimony.
This woman walked to Madeline while she said that, an arrogant and imposing look on her face. “Do you know who Carter is? I’ve never seen such an unaware and shameless woman like you!”
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“Shameless?” Madeline snorted and asked, “I think the behavior of barging here and calling oneself the matriarch of the family with thick skin even when one knows the man doesn’t like her is even more shameless, don’t you think?”
Ada’s stunning face was covered with dark clouds after she heard what Madeline said.
Of course, she knew Madeline was mocking her!
She immediately looked at her mother.
Ada’s mother understood quickly and retorted Madeline angrily, “You freak! You don’t even have the right to stand here and you have the audacity to talk big to me? Who are you? Do you know who we are?
“Hmph! How dare a disfigured woman like you be so delusional to think that you’ll have a chance to end up with Carter? You’re having such an unrealistic dream!’’
The woman rattled off, and everything she said lacked the most basic inner quality.
Madeline noticed Carter’s mother frowning. It was as if she also could not stand Ada’s mother acting like a shrew in front of her.
However, Madeline was calm the entire time. Then, she said confidently, “I don’t look normal, but even if I’m hideous, I will never be more hideous than someone’s heart.”
“…” Ada’s face fell even more after she heard this.
Madeline could see that Ada was pissed, but it seemed that in order to preserve her image in front of Carter’s mother, she could only get angry and did not dare to fight back.
However, Ada’s mother did not care about her image at all. She pointed at Madeline and started swearing, “You’re just a freak who doesn’t know your place! How did Carter get to know a woman like you?”
She said and walked to Carter’s mother to egg her on. “Camille, you can’t let a woman like her get into the Louis family. Plus, you heard the servants saying that this woman’s face is so ugly that it’s a sore sight. If you let a woman as ugly as she become the viscountess, people will die laughing.”
Carter’s mother furrowed her eyebrows and requested Madeline coldly, “Remove your mask. Let me see how you look.”
After she said that, Madeline saw Ada and her mother smirking sinisterly. It was as if they were waiting to see Madeline make a fool of herself.
Madeline noticed that Ada had some delicate makeup on, and perhaps she did that for this moment so that she could defeat Madeline.
Madeline just had her gel treatment not long ago. As such, she looked good even if she was barefaced. However, she did not want to waste any time on this and did not want to expose what she looked like now.
She declined slowly. “I think we should just let this matter go. Miss Ada should have told you what I look like before this. I think I should keep my mask on so that I won’t scare you.”
“Camille asked you to remove your mask, so you should remove your mask. Who do you think you are? What right do you have to talk terms and decline?” Ada’s mother urged and berated.
Madeline lifted her eyes that were glinting a silver light and looked into Ada’s mother’s eyes.
“I have the right to decide for myself. It doesn’t matter who I am. I want to ask you now, who are you to criticize me here?”
“…” Ada’s mother did not expect that Madeline was not a softie. She almost could not take this now that they were fighting head-on.
“Eveline, how dare to talk to my mother like this?” Ada finally could not take this anymore. “Do you think you can do anything now that Carty has your back? Let me tell you, Carty is a filial person. Don’t you even think about entering the Louis family or even this door if you go against Aunty Cammy!”
Ada warned angrily. However, less than two seconds after she said that, Carter’s cold voice sounded from the door.
“If Eveline doesn’t have the right to step foot through this door, then you don’t even have the right to get close to the front gates of the manor.”
Ada and the other two turned their heads in shock after they heard that.
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Carter walked over from the door lazily. He was wearing a black suit and looked as if he was just back from finishing his business.
When he walked next to Camille Abbot, he stopped walking. There was finally a grin on his emotionless face.
Camille looked like she was satisfied when she saw her son. “Carter.”
She called out to Carter and spread her arms to hug him for a while. They even placed their faces close to each other intimately.
Their style of greeting was pretty European.
After Carter let go, he said warmly, “Why didn’t you tell me before you came over?”
Camille looked at Madeline. “Why? Are you worried that I’ll scare your girlfriend by coming here unannounced?”
Carter looked at Madeline after he heard that. The smile on his face grew wider. “Eveline is tough, so she won’t get shocked by just this.”
“Oh? Really? You know your girlfriend pretty well, then,” Camille said profoundly. Then, her gaze landed on Madeline again.
Madeline was still wearing her mask, but her beautiful and lively eyes were clear as day.
However, her beautiful eyes could not prove anything. Camille had seen a lot of people with one good-looking feature but the rest of their features did not live up to the standard.
Even so, she did hear the servants in the manor saying that Madeline became disfigured from an accident.
Even though she was pitiful because of her disfigurement, to be frank, a disfigured woman would never be able to enter their family.
Ada looked at her mother, and immediately, they put on a fake, hypocritical mask.
“Carter, you’re back. Long time no see. Let me take a good look at you.” Ada’s mother walked over to him to try to worm her way into a relationship with him.
Ada walked over too. There was a sweet smile on her delicate face.
“Carty.” She purposely made her voice sound nasal so that she would seem sweeter and her voice wound sound more pleasant.
However, it was as if Carter did not hear their passionate greetings. On the contrary, he walked straight to Madeline and started introducing her gently.
“Eveline, this is my mother.”
“I know. I met her just now.”
“Really?” Carter grinned. “Since you know each other now, you should sit down and talk. Eveline, my mother is pretty easy-going, so you don’t have to be too reserved.”
Madeline smiled and nodded lightly.
To be honest, aside from the servants, Madeline did not think anyone else in the manor was easy-going.
After they sat down, the servant delivered some beverages and snacks according to Carter’s wishes.
Ada picked up her cup pretentiously to take a sip. When she saw Madeline sitting quietly next to Carter, she lifted her eyes to give her mother a look.
Ada’s mother immediately understood what her daughter meant. Since Carter was here, she changed her imposing manner and pretended to say peacefully, “Miss Montgomery, the tea and snacks are made from the top dessert master. Don’t you want to taste them?”
“You’re too courteous. You can go ahead, I’m not hungry at all.” Madeline smiled and rejected. Of course, she knew this woman only wanted her to remove her mask, but she would not expose her appearance like this.
If Carter saw her, he would know that she had been lying to him.
He would notice that she looked the same as the woman next to Jeremy right now.
When that happened, he would know she was the real Eveline Montgomery.
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Camille knew what this woman was trying to do because she was siding with Ada and her mother. “Carter, since you’re dating Miss Montgomery, then shouldn’t you let me see what she looks like? She’s a little disrespectful for having the mask on this whole time, don’t you think?”
Carter looked at Madeline after he heard that. Suddenly, he reached out his hand to grab Madeline’s hand.
Madeline could not escape from him, and her hand was hurting from his grip.
“Eveline hurt her face in an accident and hasn’t recovered yet. I hope you can understand, Mom.”
“She hasn’t recovered yet? How long has it been? Will she never recover?” Camille asked continuously, and her expression suddenly looked very solemn. “Carter, you should know the first rule for every daughter-in-law of the Louis family is that they have to have a dignified and fitting appearance.”
Actually, Madeline did not mind their standards for their daughters-in-law. After all, she was just a person Carter was using. Besides, she was only cooperating because she wanted to know why Carter was investigating Jeremy.
“Eveline’s face will recover. Dr. Lane is pretty confident,” Carter said slowly and then he emphasized, “I won’t change my mind, and I will never marry the woman I don’t like. Since you’re here, I want to find a time to get engaged to Eveline.”
“…” When Ada heard this, her face turned green.
The woman Carter said he did not like was her!
Plus, he even wanted to get engaged to Madeline!
Camille did not expect Carter to talk about his engagement using this opportunity. She was stunned, and when she came back to her senses, she saw Carter pulling Madeline to her feet.
“I have something to talk to Eveline about. Mom, you should have some tea and rest.”
“Carter.” Camille wanted to stop him, but he walked away quickly.
Ada glared at Madeline’s back and clenched her fists angrily. She could not stay calm anymore.
“Aunty Cammy, are you seriously agreeing to let this woman marry Carty? Not only does she look horrifying, but she’s not sincere toward Carty. I really have no idea why Carty likes a woman like her.”
Camille frowned as well. However, she was not worried. “Ada, don’t you worry. We won’t confirm Carter’s marriage so sloppily.”
“You should know Carter. Don’t provoke him. If not, you’ll be the one suffering from the disadvantages,” Camille reminded her.
Even though Ada was unconvinced, she could only do that for the time being.
Madeline followed Carter to the study before escaping from his grip.
Carter did not care about Madeline’s act of disdain. He removed his suit jacket and tossed it on the sofa before going to his desk.
“I’ve booked the time. We’ll have the engagement ceremony two days later in the garden of the manor.”
Madeline was shocked. “Engagement? Me and you?”
“It’s just a performance for those people. You don’t have to say anything when the time comes. You just have to cooperate with me.”
Madeline let out a sigh of relief when she heard Carter saying that.
It was just a performance, and she just needed to cooperate with him. It seemed like this was the only opportunity for her to find out more things about him.
Carter curled his lips and smirked in secret when he saw Madeline deep in thought.
“You come back less nowadays. How’s your revenge on Jeremy Whitman coming along?” he asked.
“It’s okay. It’s going pretty well.”
Madeline lied with a serious look on her face. She was worried that Carter would see through her, so she changed the topic quickly.
“Mr. Carter, since we’re already at this step, can you tell me who you are and what kind of background you have? At least let me know what’s going on so that I can better cooperate with you.”