Unsurprisingly, Samuel was beaten up again due to his glib tongue.
Alexander showed no mercy as he struck the man with full strength.
Samuel grimaced in pain from the blows, but there was no way he could defend himself. Hence, he covered his face and lay flat on the ground while getting punched. “Alex, you should know one mustn’t hit a person in the face no matter what!”
Alexander withdrew his fists and slumped beside his friend.
After more than half an hour of boxing, his white sports T-shirt was utterly drenched in sweat, causing it to cling to his body and clearly outlining his muscular figure.
Samuel slightly envied Alexander for possessing such good proportions. He knew his friend had only trained for a short time to achieve this body, unlike him, who only had a faint outline of abs.
However, Alexander, who was the subject of envy, felt terribly disheartened.
There was no one at the boxing gym at this time. Furthermore, the two men had booked a separate boxing room.
Thus, they were the only people around. The pitter-patter of the drizzling rain outside sounded incessantly, causing those who heard it to feel annoyed.
Samuel lifted his arm and patted Alexander on the shoulder. “You shouldn’t blame yourself since you didn’t know about those matters.”
As soon as his words fell, Alexander abruptly raised his head and stared at him. “Have you apologized to Sophia?”
Samuel was rendered speechless.
Oh god! Why did I bring that up without thinking?
Meanwhile, Sophia had slept until it was already ten at night. When she got up to drink water, she noticed that Yvonne had sent her a text. There was even a missed call from her.
She furrowed her brows as she returned Yvonne’s call.
The conscientious Yvonne naturally had not fallen asleep at this time. Therefore, she immediately picked up Sophia’s call once her phone rang. “Ms. Yarrow?”
“I just woke up from a nap and only saw your missed call. What’s the matter?”
Yvonne heaved a sigh of relief as she thought something had happened to Sophia. “Mr. Lukas Dawson’s assistant, Mr. Zaiger, called today and asked if I could arrange an appointment between you and Mr. Dawson.”
Sophia frowned. “Did he mention what it is for?”
“Mr. Zaiger said it’s related to your mother.”
I didn’t expect him to be this straightforward or to make a move this quickly.
Sophia lapsed into a heavy silence before speaking. “When does he want to meet?”
“He said to go according to your schedule. However, Mr. Dawson hopes to meet up with you as soon as possible.”
How soon would that be?
Sophia contemplated for a moment. “Look through my latest schedule and arrange a day for us to meet up promptly.”
She had a hunch that the other party didn’t have any bad intentions.
“I’ll arrange it to be on the day after tomorrow during dinnertime. Is that fine with you?”
After ending the call, Sophia looked outside the window and stared at the night sky.
It had been raining the whole day.
After having slept from seven in the evening until now, she wasn’t sleepy and decided to head to the theatre room to pick out a classic film to watch. It was only after two in the morning that she fell asleep again.
Sophia was woken up by the sound of the doorbell the next day.
It was already past eight in the morning, and the sun had already risen. Nevertheless, the sunlight seemed a little dim due to the rain.
She rose to her feet with a frown and walked toward the balcony to see who had arrived. It was Kristen, Alexander’s mother and also her former mother-in-law.
Sophia raised an eyebrow, and her fatigue completely vanished in an instant.
She returned to her room to freshen up and change her clothes. Then, she unhurriedly went downstairs while holding an umbrella.
Sophia looked at Kristen, who stood outside her house with the gate separating them. However, she did not intend to open the door. “Mdm. Lambe, what can I do for you?”
Kristen had spent the previous night brooding over it and still couldn’t let the matter slide.
Obviously, she wasn’t here to apologize but to confront Sophia.
Alexander and Sophia have already split up for over a year. My son deliberately overlooked those matters during those three years of marriage, yet now that they’re divorced, he’s kicking up a fuss. I don’t understand.
The more Kristen thought about it, the more she felt something was amiss. The only possibility she could think of was that Sophia wanted to seduce her son again after the separation. She wasn’t able to get much shut-eye because of this. Therefore, once she woke up, she gave in to her urge and came over to get even with Sophia.
After waiting downstairs for over ten minutes in the rain, Sophia finally appeared. Nonetheless, the latter only asked about the purpose of her arrival and didn’t open the door for her.
Kristen was furious beyond imagination. “Where are your manners? How can you let your guest stand outside the house and not welcome me inside?”
Sophia chuckled. “You can choose not to stand here and leave straight away.”
Alexander and I have been divorced for over a year, so why is she still venting her frustrations on me? I can overlook that. However, does she know whose territory this place is?
Kristen had always pushed Sophia around during those three years when the latter was married to her son. It was no surprise that she found the young woman’s attitude unbearable. Her face turned red with anger. “Your parents died early, so there’s no one who could educate you. No wonder you’re ill-mannered. I can’t blame you for behaving this way!”
She paused briefly before letting out a cold snort. “However, as your elder, I was also your mother-in-law for three years! I advise you to have some self-respect. Since you and my son have already divorced, you should stop doing those meaningless things all day long! Only a vixen would spend the entire day thinking of ways to seduce a man! Also, you’re only slightly prettier than average. There are tons of women far more beautiful than you. Alex is only infatuated with you temporarily.”
Sophia paused for a moment before adding, “Besides, I don’t know what led you to have this misconception that I was trying to seduce Alexander. In fact, it was he who kept harassing me. He suddenly pops up in my life for no reason, disrupting my daily routine. I’m very troubled by that. If you don’t believe me, then ask your son instead.”
“There’s no need for that.”
As soon as Sophia finished speaking, Alexander walked out from the side.
She froze momentarily but quickly got herself together. Then, Sophia stared at the mother-son duo apathetically.
Alexander strode over and fixed his eyes on Sophia. “I’m sorry.”
Only then did he turn his gaze to Kristen. “It seems like you have already made your choice. On the day after tomorrow, if you still remain at my house by six in the afternoon, I will make you regret your decision.”
Fear rose within Kristen upon looking at Alexander’s gloomy expression. She trembled uncontrollably. “Alex, I was only—”
“Bring her back home!”
Alexander didn’t give Kristen a chance to finish her sentence and directly ordered the driver to drag his mother away.
Everyone knew that Alexander was the actual head of the Xenos family. Therefore, once the man spoke, even Kristen would not be allowed to do whatever she wanted.
Sophia watched Kristen getting dragged into the car with a frosty gaze.
How unlucky for me to get scolded in the morning!
The wind accompanying the rain felt especially cold. Sophia was already freezing all over after having stood outdoors for a while.
Now that Kristen had left, Sophia wanted to return to her house to warm herself with a glass of warm water.
Sophia thought that Alexander would try to hold her back. However, Alexander only stood outside the gate silently while watching her enter the mansion.
Soon, Sophia’s silhouette disappeared behind the tightly-shut door.
Alexander gripped the umbrella so tightly that his knuckles turned white. He had clearly heard every word Sophia said earlier.
She’s right. I was the one who constantly pestered her all this while. My inexplicable existence also caused a disturbance in her life. Even now, my actions are causing her unwarranted humiliation. Whether it was the past or present, it seems like I have never once made her happy.
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