lt;pgt;After dinner, Lily got up to clear the dishes, but Alexander pulled her again. “I told you to stay put.” He
frowned disapprovingly. “I forbid you from entering the kitchen again. You aren‘t allowed to go in.”
lt;pgt;Lily felt helpless, “I used to cook by myself, so...”
lt;pgt;“That was before, but you‘re not allowed to from now on!” Alexander neatly stacked the tableware and
went to the kitchen. Soon, the sound of rushing water echoed as Lily walked over and leaned against
the kitchen door frame to look at Alexander with his sleeves rolled up high, revealing his lean arms. His
skin was particularly fair, but not like an unhealthy person‘s. He looked strong and manly. Lily thought
of Alexander‘s hands tightly wrapping around her waist, and her body trembled instinctively.
lt;pgt;“Are you going to respond?” Alexander asked while washing the dishes. Lily was stunned as she did
not fully catch what he said. “Huh? What?”
lt;pgt;“About those boring things on Twitter,” Alexander turned and glanced at Lily as he spoke.
lt;pgt;After some thought, Lily nodded. “Of course!” Although the things on Twitter were nonsense, they still
affected her reputation. Furthermore, she was not alone and would never want Alexander to feel
ashamed of her.
lt;pgt;“What are you going to do? Are you going to clarify what happened?” Alexander continued to ask.
lt;pgt;Lily shook her head, “There’s nothing to clarify about the situation. It‘ll keep snowballing if I argue with
them and fall into their hands.”
lt;pgt;At that time, the public thought Lily was embarrassed because of the truth. Maybe a small number of
people would believe her, but so what? Whether it be time or reputation, all would be damaged. How
could she stay in the new company? What would her colleagues think of her?lt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;As for Nathaniel and Melanie, they only needed to spend money on others to fix the situation. They did
not need to confront Lily head–on. Lily could not afford to make matters worse regarding the shameless
couple, nor did she want to.
lt;pgt;“Then... Do you need help?” After washing the dishes, Alexander rinsed his hands and carefully wiped
them. Then he walked toward Lily. “There‘s no need,” Lily saw Alexander opening his arms toward her
and took the initiative to stretch out hers. She hugged him, looked up at him, and said, “If I can‘t handle
this challenge, what qualifications do I have to be Mr. Russel‘s wife?”
lt;pgt;Alexander smiled, lowered his head, and softly kissed Lily‘s forehead, “You‘re the only one in the world
qualified to be my wife.” Whether or not he was coaxing her, Lily accepted it as a helpful complement.
lt;pgt;In retum, Lily tiptoed and kissed Alexander on his lips. Initially, it was just a small reward, but obviously,
Alexander was not satisfied with just a simple kiss. He clasped the back of Lily‘s head with one hand,
deepened his gaze, and claimed a bigger reward for himself.
lt;pgt;Meanwhile, Nathaniel had just finished a meeting in MN Inc‘s president‘s office. He was on his way
back to his office when he saw Lucas already waiting outside. “How are things going?” Nathaniel asked
while proudly adjusting his tie. He could not conceal his smile as if he had already won.
lt;pgt;“Ms. Christian said she‘ll see you in court.”
lt;pgt;Nathaniel reached out to grab his coffee on the table and was stunned for a moment. He felt as though
something had pierced his hand. Nathaniel looked at Lucas as if he could not hear clearly. “What did
you just say?”
lt;pgt;“Ms. Christian rejected the private suggestion and insisted on seeing you in court.” “Does she honestly
think she can win? Does she have any new evidence?” Nathaniel felt very puzzled as he squinted.lt;/pgt;