Kent had no idea what Brandon looked like. He came here today to socialize with other wealthy families and to satisfy his curiosity about this man. He had even prepared an excellent jade antique as a wedding present
When he saw the groom clearly, he was shocked. It turned out that Brandon Larson was Natalie’s poor husband Sebastian And the bride was none other than Natalie herself. Seeing this, Kent grew depressed and was in no mood to socialize.
He drank glass after glass of champagne, trying to swallow his anger. During the whole ceremony, he was in a bad mood. He knew that after today, it’d be even more difficult for him to alleviate his anxiety.
“Mr Larson, congratulations!” When Natalie and Brandon came over to thank the guests for coming, Kent forced a faint smile
Brandon nodded, looking at Kent calmly. He clinked glasses with him and said with a somewhat smug smile.
“Thank you, Mr. Perkins.”
Natalie, on the other hand, stood beside him quietly and tock a sip of her wine. Given the occasion, she didn’t have anything else to say to Kent anyway.
Just then, Garrett dragged Laney over to propose a toast to the couple. Laney was not a talkative person, nor did she have many girl friends. When she approached Natalie, she simply lowered her head apologetically.
“I’m sorry again for lying ta you. What can I do to make things up to you?”
Seeing the desperate look on Laney’s face, Natalie chuckled gently. Last time, she was so angry that she had lost her mind. But now, she had obviously already forgiven Sebastian.
As a result, her anger towards Laney had also diminished.
“Oh, just let bygones be bygones. You work for my husband; you were just doing your job. I should be the one saying sorry. I was angry at the time and I said some hurtful things. Please don’t take it to heart.”
With a bright smile, Natalie whispered, “Friends?”
Laney’s eyes lit up instantly. The two clinked glasses and downed their drinks. At this moment, silence was better than speech
After mingling for a while, Natalie caught a glimpse of an old woman with grey hair sitting at a table.
“Sebastian, why didn’t you tell me that Hannah was here?” Natalie scolded, making a beeline for the old woman. It was the first time that Hannah had been to such a luxurious and extravagant place. She was even amazed by the tall hedges which were taller than her.
She had never seen such a grand scene in all her years. She didn’t know much about Sebastian’s true identity. She only overheard the guests saying the groom was the CEO of the Larson Group.
Hannah didn’t know what that meant, but she could tell that Natalie had married a very rich and powerful man.
“Natalie, did Sebastian win the lottery? Why does he suddenly own a mansion? And the car by the gate looks so expensive!”
Hannah reached for Natalie’s hand nervously.Her confusion was warranted. After all, how could an ordinary young man become rich and powerful overnight?
Natalie was at a loss as to how she should answer Hannah’s questions. “I’ll explain everything later,” she said helplessly.
Tears welled up in Hannah’s eyes and she smiled wistfully. “All sufferings end in rewards.”
Then she sighed again, murmuring, “But rich families are trouble. Be careful, Natalie.”
On the one hand, she was happy for Natalie, and on the other hand, she was worried about her. Hannah used to work as a servant for those wealthy families. As an outsider in the background, she could see the conflicts, deceptions, and entanglements in those families.
“Hannah, don’t worry. I’ll be fine,” Natalie said with a reassuring smile.
After the wedding ceremony came the reception, which was a dinner party and a ball
Garrett was no stranger to such an occasion from groomsman, he transformed into a wedding DJ and dragged
Laney to join him onstage
Everyone was having a good time. The music was deafening and lively, and the guests flocked to the dance floor
The party lasted until well past midnight
“Everyone, if you’re too tired to go home, you can stay the night in Brandon’s manor. There’re dozens of vacant rooms here,”
Garrett announced to the guests as he closed the event.
Garrett himself was still bouncing with energy. He often stayed up late in night clubs, so he was used to such a scene
Sebastian had spent the whole night chatting and drinking with Natalie. He usually worked until two or three o’clock in the morning, so he too was still sober and fully awake. On the other hand, Natalie’s face was flushed, but she wasn’t drunk just yet.
“Natalie, look at you! Drunk already?” Garrett chuckled. He patted the shoulders of the couple with a huge grin plastered on his face.
“The room is ready for you.”
Natalie looked up at Sebastian questioningly.
“I thought we’re going home today?”
Garrett spoke on Sebastian’s behalf.
“This is your home too, silly. I mean, it’s one of Sebastian’s houses. Come on; what’s his is also yours. Don’t you know that every second of a wedding night is precious? Why are you still standing here?!”
As Garrett kept pushing them towards the room, Natalie’s face turned redder and redder.
Sebastian cast a cold glance at Garrett to silence him and patted Natalie on the shoulder reassuringly.
‘It’s late so we’ll stay here tonight. And don’t worry about it. If you don’t want to consummate our marriage tonight, I won’t force you.”
Natalie was stunned for a moment. After a short pause, she covered her mouth and tried to stifle her giggles.
‘Take it easy. I’ll wait for you. I won’t force you.” These phrases made Sebastian sound like a broken record these days. When she first met Sebastian, he was such a flirt and always said and did inappropriate things.
Now that he took her so seriously, Natalie didn’t know how to react.
“Don’t ask me…” Natalie’s ears turned red. She lowered her head and retreated into the room quickly.
Sebastian frowned and scratched the back of his head awkwardly.
It seemed that he still couldn’t have sex with her. At this rate, he was going to go crazy. Today was their wedding night after all.
Garrett was quite amused. He approached Sebastian and whispered in his ear, “What are you waiting for? Bro, she’s waiting for you inside! Go!”
“She doesn’t want me yet…” Sebastian’s expression darkened.
“Are you dumb? Natalie meant that she’d do whatever you want! It’ll be too late if you keep waiting here like a fool.” Garrett was at a loss for words and shook his head helplessly
“Really?” Sebastian was dubious. He clenched his fists, suppressed the turmoil in his heart, and followed Natalie into the room.
The room was covered with a sea of gorgeous flowers. Standing at the door, Natalie picked up a few rose petals on the floor and rubbed them between her fingers subconsciously
“Are you going to say I spent too much money again? Do I have to return these flowers?” Sebastian asked playfully as he closed the door behind him. He slipped his arms around her waist from behind and rested his chin on her shoulder
Natalie couldn’t help but giggle when she recalled how angry she had gotten when Sebastian bought a room of flowers to woo her not long after they first got married. She turned around, cupped Sebastian’s cheeks, and chuckled.
“I still think you spent too much.” Her eyes lingered on the man’s face. He was still as handsome as the day they first met, perhaps even more so now. She pursed her lips and wanted to say something, but stopped when her eyes met Sebastian’s. With his hands on her waist, Sebastian’s eyes clouded over. He lowered his head and kissed her on the lips. His hands reached up and tucked her long hair behind her ears.
“I want you now, Natalie,” he murmured.
His words made Natalie’s heart skip a beat. Without thinking, she threw her arms around Sebastian’s neck, stood on tiptoe, and kissed him back. Her actions spoke louder than words.