“Oh, is that the Louvre?” Natalie had turned toward the southern bank of the Seine, her eyes filled with awe as she stared at the magnificent building in the distance.
Back when she had been studying painting, her biggest dream was to explore this historical site.
Sebastian silently watched her bask in wonder; then he brought her chilly fingers to his lips and kissed them.
“Let’s go over there and have a look,” he said softly
The winter wind was cold, and Natalie shivered despite the layers she wore. Sebastian reached out an arm around her shoulder and tucked her under his coat, and the two of them walked down the streets, talking and laughing.
Natalie was still in high spirits when they retired for the night.She lay back in bed with her arms spread as she recounted everything she had seen at the Louvre with unmistakable fondness.
“I thought the Mona Lisa would be bigger. Her smile didn’t look as mysterious as the Internet hyped it to be.”
Sebastian emerged from the shower and found her wriggling on the bed. Her slender and even legs were kicking randomly in the air, and her plump chest was heaving slightly, which was like a silent temptation.
His mouth suddenly felt dry, and he had to swallow a lump in his throat. All the blood in his body surged downward. Sebastian gritted his teeth.
“There you are, honey.” Natalie said, flashing him an inviting smile. “Come here, let’s look at the photos we took together.”
But Sebastian wasn’t interested in the photos at all.
What he wanted to do right there and then was to rip off her clothes and keep her in bed for hours on end.
Without another thought, he walked to the bed and straddled her, pinning her down with his body.
“You’re too heavy.” Natalie said innocently, though a knowing smile was dancing on her lips.
The Klein family broke into an uproar.
Brandon had invited all the influential, wealthy people in Seacisco to his wedding, except the Klein family.
When Elissa went to play cards with her friends, her fellow wealthy ladies mocked her, saying the Larson Group didn’t respect the Klein family.
Although Klein Silk Fabric and the Larson Group were rivals, Patrick still wanted to make peace and ensure the development of the two companies. If Klein Silk Fabric and the Larson Group joined hands, they would undoubtedly monopolize the economic lifeline of Seacisco.
However, Brandon’s enigmatic personality irked him. Although the Klein family belonged to the wealthiest strata of society, they never interacted with Brandon. They didn’t even know what he looked like.
“How come Brandon got married all of a sudden? I haven’t even heard of him being in love with anyone before.” Elisa grunted angrily and took a sip of the tea. Her nose scrunched up with disgust as the horrible taste spread in her mouth
Ritchie slept all morning and finally woke up in the afternoon. He went downstairs, yawning, and turned on the TV in the living room.
“Why do you care about Brandon? Our Klein family is in no way inferior to him. His invitation means nothing to us.”
Ritchie scoffed disdainfully as he sat on the sofa, cross-legged.
“You don’t understand. Brandon has invited all the famous people in Seacisco except our Klein family. You have no idea how those bitches insulted me while playing cards. They want to defeat me in everything, so those ladies took the opportunity to mock me by talking about his wedding the whole time. It was horrible!” Elissa was fuming with rage.
She glanced at the entertainment news on the TV. Suddenly, her face turned pale, and her eyes almost popped out of their sockets.
Seeing the horror in his mother’s eyes, Ritchie also turned to look at the TV.
“Mom? What happened? Damn it!”
They were broadcasting Brandon’s wedding on TV. However, the couple getting married was the coward Sebastian and his humble wife. Just then, Patrick came downstairs. He was equally shocked. He stared at the TV with wide eyes.
“Oh my God! It’s Sebastian.” Patrick couldn’t believe his eyes. He repeated the words over and over again as he stared at the TV.
No two people in the world would look this alike. Brandon was none other than Sebastian.
No one would have thought that a loser like Sebastian would establish a business empire like the Larson Group, which was as.
powerful as the Klein family, and become a successful CEO. Nobody had a clue about his secret life. Elissa couldn’t deal with the shock. She didn’t know what to do. Unfortunately, Patrick was here; she couldn’t even show her resentment. She turned around and winked at her son, secretly expressing her feelings.
Patrick picked up the newspaper on the table and unfolded it. A slow smile emerged on his face.
‘This boy amazes me.”
Looking at Sebastian’s achievements, Patrick realized he was more smart and outstanding than his eldest son, Seth
Klein, who was in charge of a branch company of the Klein family in a different city, Patrick regretted kicking Sebastian out of the family. It had been a hasty decision. If he had known Sebastian’s potential, he would have never asked him to leave.
Elissa’s heart sank when she saw the smile on Patrick’s face.
She should have killed that boy when she still could. Sebastian was wealthier and more influential than the Klein family now. He wouldn’t bother acquiring their property, for his assets surpassed theirs. She couldn’t bear to watch him, an illegitimate child, grow right before her eyes.
“Damn it!” Ritchie angrily stomped his foot.
He threw the remote and stormed out of the room. Elissa followed him out to the garden.
“Things have gotten out of hand. We should get rid of Sebastian!” Ritchie’s head throbbed. He looked at Elissa and scoffed.
“Do you think he is still a loser whom we could mess around and get away with it? He is now Brandon Larson — the CEO of the
“So what? Just because Sebastian has another identity, doesn’t mean we should just give up. The Larson Group and the Klein family are enemies. The only solution is to get rid of Sebastian.” Elissa fisted her palms as anger coursed through her veins.
After a week, Sebastian and Natalie returned from Europe. Seacisco had grown quite warm by then. As soon as the two of them stepped foot outside the airport, countless reporters swarmed around them.
“Mr. Larson, when did you and your wife fall for each other?”
“Why was your wedding so out-of-the-blue? Are you two expecting a child?”
“May I know what Mrs. Larson does? Our source said that she’s an employee of your company. Was it an office romance?”
The reporters bombarded them with a barrage of questions. Covering half of Natalie’s face with the scarf, Sebastian held her in his arms protectively. His cold gaze swept across the sea of reporters and he didn’t say a word.
Perhaps it was because Sebastian’s face was bone-chillingly cold that the reporters didn’t dare to ask any scandalous questions. When they made it home from the airport, Natalie couldn’t hold her curiosity at bay any longer.
“Sebastian, I noticed that although our marriage is a trending topic, all the media’s reports on me are simple and objective. They were never judgmental with me. Did you put any pressure on the media?” Sebastian put his suitcase down and began to sort out the luggage.
‘It’s their job to report the truth. I just reminded them that.” With a sweet smile on her face, Natalie suddenly walked over and threw her arms around Sebastian’s neck.
“Honey, I want to go back to work.” While she had already resigned from the Larson Group, she hadn’t found a new job yet.