Read Exes to Lovers: A Remarriage Journey By Colette Drake Chapter 20 – As Long as She Called
The Peters Mansion.
Nicole cried and complained to her mother that Loria had robbed her castle yesterday. The more she talked, the more she felt aggrieved.
“Mom, you don’t know how arrogant she was yesterday. She threw all my stuff out. Shouldn’t she be dead long ago? Why is she back? This
b*tch is so lucky to be alive!”
Nicole didn’t need to pretend to be gentle and considerate in front of her mother, and her words made her as vicious as a shrew.
She never cared about her cousin Loria.
In the past, she only had to put on a show, and Loria was willing to give her everything. But now, things were different.
Loria had changed.
Trista sat on the sofa and saw her daughter’s tears. She felt very distressed, so she stepped forward to comfort her.
“Nicole, she was just lucky. So what if she comes back? Her parents are already dead, and nobody can stay by her side in the future. After
all she is still inferior to you.”
Ives was sitting aside, and he put down the teacup. His eyes were full of schemes.
“Your mother is right. What can a girl do in Peters Group? I can make her disappear for seven years, and I can still make her disappear
As he spoke, he clenched the newspaper hard. His kind and loving look during the day had disappeared entirely.
“I’ve also heard about what happened during the day. How could that little girl come back alive after seven years? Could it be that someone
was helping her?”
Trista was still full of doubts about Loria’s disappearance and sudden return. If nobody helped her, how could Loria come back safe and
“That must be it. That b*tch is so arrogant now. She must have a benefactor, or she wouldn’t dare to rob my castle!”
Nicole kept saying the castle belonged to her, but she seemed to forget that Loria was its owner.
“It’s just a castle. The Peters Group is in my hands, and can give you as many castles as possible.”
Ives rubbed Nicole’s beautiful hair. It wasn’t the right moment to turn against Loria. What he wanted was more than a castle, but all the
property of the entire Peters family.
Nicole’s disappointment completely dissipated, and a smug smile appeared. “That’s right. Dad is in charge of this family. Loria is nothing.”
“Her parents passed away long ago. Since Loria is back, as her elders, we still have to be nice to her. Otherwise, the reporters might spread the rumors.”
Trista supported her chin and looked at Ives with a charming expression.
*True. She has never come to visit me since she came back. She may be ignorant, but we can’t let the others blame us.”
The air was filled with the smell of conspiracy. Ives picked up the teacup and drank it before dialing Loria’s number.
“Loria, you haven’t been home for so many years, so you must miss the home-cooking dishes. I was busy and didn’t tell you we should have a meal together. Well, your aunt will cook tomorrow night, so let’s have dinner at home. Your cousin also said that she missed you a lot!”
Ives pretended to be a loving uncle and invited her sincerely, but his words only made Loria sneer.
Seven years ago, she was fooled by his family’s tricks and actually believed that they were nice to her.
Now, she was no longer who she used to be, but they were still acting, so she didn’t mind to keep acting with them until the end.
“Since you’ve invited me, I don’t want to be rude. See you tomorrow night.”
Loria threw the phone on the sofa and looked up at Colby, who was sitting beside her with a stern face.
Loria sneered. “Tomorrow night at the Peters Mansion. He invited me to dinner.”
This invitation meant no good, but Loria was very willing to go and see what kind of good show they would prepare for her, and she didn’t
mind annoying them.
Besides, they didn’t dare to do anything now. Everyone knew she had come back from the dead. If anything happened to her, they would definitely target Ives’s family. Ives was too clever to make such a stup*d mistake.
“I will go with you.”
Colby felt that things were not that simple. Loria just came back and caused such chaos, and Ives’s family was hard to deal with.
Now that the woman he had missed for seven years was back, he would protect her and wouldn’t let anyone harm her.
On the other side, in a luxury hotel suite. Theodore fell into deep thought as he looked at the number displayed on his phone.
The number belonged to Loria’s current assistant, Dylan Olson.
He couldn’t stop thinking about the intimate interactions between Loria and Colby in the restaurant. This woman was indeed too hard to see through. Could it be that all her tenderness and affection were fake?
“Loria, I’d love to see who you really are…”
He sent a message to Dylan to make an appointment, and it was his first time doing so.
In the past, many people made appointments just to see him, but now things had changed, and he felt somewhat disappointed.
Although he comforted himself that everything he did was to expose Loria and let grandma see her true color so that he could marry
Yvonne, he still felt very annoyed for no reason.”
After receiving the appointment information, Dylan immediately contacted Loria. Although he had been working as a security guard for
years, everyone knew that Theodore Franklin was the president of the Cubic Group.
Besides, the president personally sent an appointment text message, and Dylan was a little at a loss.
When Loria saw the screenshot sent by Dylan, she was stunned for half a minute as she clenched the phone tightly.
After a while, she suddenly smiled coldly.
A few years ago, Theodore wouldn’t even look straight into her eyes. But now, he was willing to give up his pride and make an
Was it because he was too cheap or because of karma?
Loria felt a thrill of revenge when she thought of how she had waited all night long for him to come home.
“I’ve just returned, and I have too many visitors.” Loria smiled teasingly and said, “Just tell him I won’t be free until next year. I’ll see him by then.”
Dylan immediately replied to Theodore what Loria had said.
As expected, when Theodore received the text message, his face darkened in anger, and he almost crushed his phone.
Just when Theodore raised his phone in a rage and was about to vent his anger, he suddenly received a call from Yvonne.
“Theodore, something happened to grandma. Come back quickly!”
Yvonne sounded very anxious, and Theodore immediately came back to his senses.
“What happened to grandma?”
“Grandma, she…” Yvonne was crying out of breath, obviously frightened. “Grandma fell down the stairs.”
Theodore’s mind went blank instantly, and his body was almost trembling.
“Don’t worry. I’ll go back right now.”
Half an hour later, Clyde rushed over to invite Theodore out. When he arrived. Theodore had already left. Clyde asked the receptionist and learned that Theodore left in a hurry after receiving a call from a woman, and he was probably on the plane to Hagan City.
There was only one woman who could make him go back without hesitation. It must be Yvonne Chavez.
“I guess I’m not as important as her.”
Clyde was used to his sudden farewell, and the reason had always been this woman..
Yvonne would find all kinds of reasons to make Theodore go back, whether it was a stomachache or her fear of thunder. However, Theodore might seem like a mighty man, but he could never ignore her unreasonable excuses.
Clyde had no choice but to have some fun alone.
The bar was the busiest on weekends. Many university students would come in to join in the fun.
He liked the luxurious and slightly drunk feeling as if his soul was liberated, which was relaxing.
After sitting for a while, he saw several schoolgirls in miniskirts walking past him.
“Boss, buy me a drink?”
The woman’s voice was extremely alluring. Clyde turned his head slightly and saw a woman with heavy make-up who looked only in her twenties but was ten years older in her clothes.
The unknown perfume on her body revealed a cheap essence, making Clyde wrinkle his nose uncomfortably.
“I have no money.”
“Handsome, don’t be so stingy.” The woman was about to lean forward.
She refused to let go of him, the rich bachelor. Clyde took a lighter studded with diamonds from his pocket and threw it to the woman.
It worked. Looking at the texture and brand of the lighter, the woman confirmed that it was worth a lot of money, accepted it, and left
“I don’t think it’s your first time to come here. How could you be bluffed by this kind of woman? That lighter is valuable. You’ve been taken advantage of.”
A woman’s crisp voice sounded in his ear. Clyde turned around and saw a slightly familiar figure sitting beside him. She was really the ultimate beauty in terms of appearance and ligure.
“Who are you?”