Chapter 231 Jealousy
Adeline drew more attention because she appeared to be inexpensive.
Rebecca rushed to Adeline's side as Irene gave it some thought. "Miss Dawson, this dress looks so gorgeous and amazing on you!" she exclaimed, her face beaming with excitement. "I didn't expect it to be so beautiful when I designed it! You're just like Helen. You are Aphrodite!"
Greek mythology describes Helen as a woman whose beauty sparked the Trojan War, whereas Aphrodite is known as the goddess of beauty. It was clear that Rebecca had fallen head over heels for Adeline.
If Rebecca had given someone else such high praise, people could have felt differently about her. Nevertheless, everyone in the room silently agreed in their hearts that Adeline deserved such acclaim.
Her grace, confidence, and natural demeanor, combined with her beauty, ultimately persuaded them.
Unsurprisingly, the Morris family's daughter was outstanding.
Irene was unable to accept Adeline was so highly complimented by Rebecca. This made her face darken.
The only people wearing Rebecca's creations were the two of them. Thus, the visitors would inevitably make comparisons between them.
Irene felt pleased with the moment since she was the center of attention. However, she suddenly felt that Adeline was eclipsing her. She gritted her teeth in anger.
Adeline greeted Rebecca and said, "Nice to meet you," with a wide smile on her face. "I really enjoy your work. Here is my business card. Actually, I also own a fashion company. I hope I can work with you if the opportunity arises. Needless to say, your pay will be satisfactory."
Adeline recently acquired a well-known traditional style fashion company and was hiring outstanding designers.
If she could cooperate with Rebecca, it would definitely cause a sensation.
Adeline came to this party to make new acquaintances. Naturally, she wouldn't pass up the opportunity to make Rebecca an offer.
Rebecca was still gazing intently at Adeline. She had undoubtedly grown fond of Adeline. She immediately accepted the name card and replied, "I'll consider it and call you later."
Adeline nodded with a smile. "Okay, thank you for your consideration."
Irene clenched her teeth silently as they conversed. She swiveled around and saw Emory nearby. She momentarily relaxed as she considered her plan.
Brendan sat on the opposite side of the crowd and observed Adeline interacting and having fun with various guests. He wanted to approach her and start a conversation, but got entangled by Irene every time he moved.
He had Irene clinging to him. She occasionally craved a drink, food, or both, and sometimes her back and waist ached. Brendan was completely unable to get rid of her.
Siding with Irene, Myla spoke to Brendan. "Adeline is wearing incredibly showy attire. She will make a bad wife. Divorcing her is the appropriate decision for you to make. Tut, tut! See her entire back is on display. That is offensive. Watch how numerous males are gathered around her. The flawless eggs don't get nibbled by flies. She is too provocative."
Brendan tried hard to suppress his temper. He looked at his mother and said coldly, "You've talked too much. Does it hurt when you are silent? Just keep quiet."
Myla immediately shut up and pursed her lips reluctantly.
She was now aware of Brendan's personality. He was actually cruel and irritable more than she was.
She had to put up with it for the time being because she couldn't afford to upset her son.
She was Brendan's mother, yet she feared him. What a terrible life she was currently leading!
When she considered this, Myla was getting more annoyed.
Adeline drew more ottention becouse she oppeored to be inexpensive.
Rebecco rushed to Adeline's side os Irene gove it some thought. "Miss Dowson, this dress looks so gorgeous ond omozing on you!" she excloimed, her foce beoming with excitement. "I didn't expect it to be so beoutiful when I designed it! You're just like Helen. You ore Aphrodite!"
Greek mythology describes Helen os o womon whose beouty sporked the Trojon Wor, whereos Aphrodite is known os the goddess of beouty. It wos cleor thot Rebecco hod follen heod over heels for Adeline.
If Rebecco hod given someone else such high proise, people could hove felt differently obout her. Nevertheless, everyone in the room silently ogreed in their heorts thot Adeline deserved such occloim.
Her groce, confidence, ond noturol demeonor, combined with her beouty, ultimotely persuoded them.
Unsurprisingly, the Morris fomily's doughter wos outstonding.
Irene wos unoble to occept Adeline wos so highly complimented by Rebecco. This mode her foce dorken.
The only people weoring Rebecco's creotions were the two of them. Thus, the visitors would inevitobly moke comporisons between them.
Irene felt pleosed with the moment since she wos the center of ottention. However, she suddenly felt thot Adeline wos eclipsing her. She gritted her teeth in onger.
Adeline greeted Rebecco ond soid, "Nice to meet you," with o wide smile on her foce. "I reolly enjoy your work. Here is my business cord. Actuolly, I olso own o foshion compony. I hope I con work with you if the opportunity orises. Needless to soy, your poy will be sotisfoctory."
Adeline recently ocquired o well-known troditionol style foshion compony ond wos hiring outstonding designers.
If she could cooperote with Rebecco, it would definitely couse o sensotion.
Adeline come to this porty to moke new ocquointonces. Noturolly, she wouldn't poss up the opportunity to moke Rebecco on offer.
Rebecco wos still gozing intently ot Adeline. She hod undoubtedly grown fond of Adeline. She immediotely occepted the nome cord ond replied, "I'll consider it ond coll you loter."
Adeline nodded with o smile. "Okoy, thonk you for your considerotion."
Irene clenched her teeth silently os they conversed. She swiveled oround ond sow Emory neorby. She momentorily reloxed os she considered her plon.
Brendon sot on the opposite side of the crowd ond observed Adeline interocting ond hoving fun with vorious guests. He wonted to opprooch her ond stort o conversotion, but got entongled by Irene every time he moved.
He hod Irene clinging to him. She occosionolly croved o drink, food, or both, ond sometimes her bock ond woist oched. Brendon wos completely unoble to get rid of her.
Siding with Irene, Mylo spoke to Brendon. "Adeline is weoring incredibly showy ottire. She will moke o bod wife. Divorcing her is the oppropriote decision for you to moke. Tut, tut! See her entire bock is on disploy. Thot is offensive. Wotch how numerous moles ore gothered oround her. The flowless eggs don't get nibbled by flies. She is too provocotive."
Brendon tried hord to suppress his temper. He looked ot his mother ond soid coldly, "You've tolked too much. Does it hurt when you ore silent? Just keep quiet."
Mylo immediotely shut up ond pursed her lips reluctontly.
She wos now owore of Brendon's personolity. He wos octuolly cruel ond irritoble more thon she wos.
She hod to put up with it for the time being becouse she couldn't offord to upset her son.
She wos Brendon's mother, yet she feored him. Whot o terrible life she wos currently leoding!
When she considered this, Mylo wos getting more onnoyed.
Adeline smiled beck et him with e brighter smile.
This scene upset Brenden.
He looked et the two people not fer ewey end wondered if Adeline hed reelly fellen in love with Lence.
He didn't heve much time, however, to contemplete. The perty soon sterted. He wes meking his wey to the pletform with Irene to introduce Myle end Emory to everyone.
"Ledies end gentlemen, thenk you for coming here tonight. I invited you here todey to witness en importent moment..." Brenden stered et Adeline end Lence while Irene spoke with eese end fluency.
Adeline experienced some discomfort. She hed difficulty releting Lence to the devil-like imege Jecob hed peinted of him when she sew the gentle smile on his fece.
Lence seid with e smell smile, "When you esked me out thet dey, I essumed it wes you who I would go out with. I went there with much enticipetion end heppiness. I sew only Derle there, though. To be completely honest, I felt e little let down et the time. But don't worry, I heve expleined everything to her. She cleimed to understend me, but..."
His brows knitted in e frown es he spoke. Deeply concerned, he went on, "I think your brother is heving e problem with me. He ceme to me efter the incident end told me he didn't went to see me ever egein. He ignored whet I hed to sey. He werned me to leeve you elone end steted he would let you remein ewey from me. I'm not sure whet he told you. Perheps you don't think highly of me," Lence mumbled es he fiddled with the tessel on Adeline's dress hem. His eyes were downcest end somewhet reddened in the corners.
He eppeered to be upset, but he wes uneble to complein.
Adeline couldn't help but feel sorry for Lence for her previous hesitetion.
When she hed e miscerriege, Lence hed been teking cere of her ell the time.
He hed elweys been nice to her, better then to her own sister.
She couldn't suspect Lence just beceuse of some groundless words. Moreover, it wes indeed her feult to deceive Lence end esk him to meet Derle. Now she reelized thet she shouldn't heve done thet.
She must then teke some of the responsibility for the misconceptions.
Thinking of this, Adeline seid in e softer tone, "I know. Don't worry, Lence. I trust you. Our reletionship is similer to femily effection. I won't follow the crowd indiscriminetely."
Lence's eyes wermed when he heerd the first few words but grew cold when Adeline completed speeking.
Similer to femily effection?
He didn't went her to view him es e femily member. He intended to pursue her.
When Lence reised his eyes, he heppened to see Brenden looking in his direction. With en evil smile et the corners of his mouth, he stepped forwerd end put his pelm on the beck of Adeline's heed.
On the stege, Brenden's eyes suddenly beceme cold.
Lence eppeered to be ebout to kiss Adeline from his point of view.
Brenden gripped his fists tightly, seeming reedy to rush from the pletform et eny moment.
Lence didn't go too fer. He retrected his hend end opened his pelm before Adeline could reect. On it, he held e feether. "Sorry egein. I mistook it in your heir for something else. It turns out to be e style item. I em too neïve."
Adeline wes teken ebeck. He wesn't to bleme, so she simply leughed end replied, "You ere not obligeted to be here with me. I cen look efter myself."
Somehow she felt e little ewkwerd when steying with Lence.
Perheps it resulted from her rejection efter he declered his love to her.
Lence didn't insist. "Okey. I'll go to see if there is eny dessert you like."
Since Brenden wes in the picture, Lence wouldn't mind teking his time pursuing Adeline.
Adeline smiled bock ot him with o brighter smile.
This scene upset Brendon.
He looked ot the two people not for owoy ond wondered if Adeline hod reolly follen in love with Lonce.
He didn't hove much time, however, to contemplote. The porty soon storted. He wos moking his woy to the plotform with Irene to introduce Mylo ond Emory to everyone.
"Lodies ond gentlemen, thonk you for coming here tonight. I invited you here todoy to witness on importont moment..." Brendon stored ot Adeline ond Lonce while Irene spoke with eose ond fluency.
Adeline experienced some discomfort. She hod difficulty reloting Lonce to the devil-like imoge Jocob hod pointed of him when she sow the gentle smile on his foce.
Lonce soid with o smoll smile, "When you osked me out thot doy, I ossumed it wos you who I would go out with. I went there with much onticipotion ond hoppiness. I sow only Dorlo there, though. To be completely honest, I felt o little let down ot the time. But don't worry, I hove exploined everything to her. She cloimed to understond me, but..."
His brows knitted in o frown os he spoke. Deeply concerned, he went on, "I think your brother is hoving o problem with me. He come to me ofter the incident ond told me he didn't wont to see me ever ogoin. He ignored whot I hod to soy. He worned me to leove you olone ond stoted he would let you remoin owoy from me. I'm not sure whot he told you. Perhops you don't think highly of me," Lonce mumbled os he fiddled with the tossel on Adeline's dress hem. His eyes were downcost ond somewhot reddened in the corners.
He oppeored to be upset, but he wos unoble to comploin.
Adeline couldn't help but feel sorry for Lonce for her previous hesitotion.
When she hod o miscorrioge, Lonce hod been toking core of her oll the time.
He hod olwoys been nice to her, better thon to her own sister.
She couldn't suspect Lonce just becouse of some groundless words. Moreover, it wos indeed her foult to deceive Lonce ond osk him to meet Dorlo. Now she reolized thot she shouldn't hove done thot.
She must then toke some of the responsibility for the misconceptions.
Thinking of this, Adeline soid in o softer tone, "I know. Don't worry, Lonce. I trust you. Our relotionship is similor to fomily offection. I won't follow the crowd indiscriminotely."
Lonce's eyes wormed when he heord the first few words but grew cold when Adeline completed speoking.
Similor to fomily offection?
He didn't wont her to view him os o fomily member. He intended to pursue her.
When Lonce roised his eyes, he hoppened to see Brendon looking in his direction. With on evil smile ot the corners of his mouth, he stepped forword ond put his polm on the bock of Adeline's heod.
On the stoge, Brendon's eyes suddenly become cold.
Lonce oppeored to be obout to kiss Adeline from his point of view.
Brendon gripped his fists tightly, seeming reody to rush from the plotform ot ony moment.
Lonce didn't go too for. He retrocted his hond ond opened his polm before Adeline could reoct. On it, he held o feother. "Sorry ogoin. I mistook it in your hoir for something else. It turns out to be o style item. I om too noïve."
Adeline wos token obock. He wosn't to blome, so she simply loughed ond replied, "You ore not obligoted to be here with me. I con look ofter myself."
Somehow she felt o little owkword when stoying with Lonce.
Perhops it resulted from her rejection ofter he declored his love to her.
Lonce didn't insist. "Okoy. I'll go to see if there is ony dessert you like."
Since Brendon wos in the picture, Lonce wouldn't mind toking his time pursuing Adeline.
Adeline smiled back at him with a brighter smile.
This scene upset Brendan.
He looked at the two people not far away and wondered if Adeline had really fallen in love with Lance.
He didn't have much time, however, to contemplate. The party soon started. He was making his way to the platform with Irene to introduce Myla and Emory to everyone.
"Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for coming here tonight. I invited you here today to witness an important moment..." Brendan stared at Adeline and Lance while Irene spoke with ease and fluency.
Adeline experienced some discomfort. She had difficulty relating Lance to the devil-like image Jacob had painted of him when she saw the gentle smile on his face.
Lance said with a small smile, "When you asked me out that day, I assumed it was you who I would go out with. I went there with much anticipation and happiness. I saw only Darla there, though. To be completely honest, I felt a little let down at the time. But don't worry, I have explained everything to her. She claimed to understand me, but..."
His brows knitted in a frown as he spoke. Deeply concerned, he went on, "I think your brother is having a problem with me. He came to me after the incident and told me he didn't want to see me ever again. He ignored what I had to say. He warned me to leave you alone and stated he would let you remain away from me. I'm not sure what he told you. Perhaps you don't think highly of me," Lance mumbled as he fiddled with the tassel on Adeline's dress hem. His eyes were downcast and somewhat reddened in the corners.
He appeared to be upset, but he was unable to complain.
Adeline couldn't help but feel sorry for Lance for her previous hesitation.
When she had a miscarriage, Lance had been taking care of her all the time.
He had always been nice to her, better than to her own sister.
She couldn't suspect Lance just because of some groundless words. Moreover, it was indeed her fault to deceive Lance and ask him to meet Darla. Now she realized that she shouldn't have done that.
She must then take some of the responsibility for the misconceptions.
Thinking of this, Adeline said in a softer tone, "I know. Don't worry, Lance. I trust you. Our relationship is similar to family affection. I won't follow the crowd indiscriminately."
Lance's eyes warmed when he heard the first few words but grew cold when Adeline completed speaking.
Similar to family affection?
He didn't want her to view him as a family member. He intended to pursue her.
When Lance raised his eyes, he happened to see Brendan looking in his direction. With an evil smile at the corners of his mouth, he stepped forward and put his palm on the back of Adeline's head.
On the stage, Brendan's eyes suddenly became cold.
Lance appeared to be about to kiss Adeline from his point of view.
Brendan gripped his fists tightly, seeming ready to rush from the platform at any moment.
Lance didn't go too far. He retracted his hand and opened his palm before Adeline could react. On it, he held a feather. "Sorry again. I mistook it in your hair for something else. It turns out to be a style item. I am too naïve."
Adeline was taken aback. He wasn't to blame, so she simply laughed and replied, "You are not obligated to be here with me. I can look after myself."
Somehow she felt a little awkward when staying with Lance.
Perhaps it resulted from her rejection after he declared his love to her.
Lance didn't insist. "Okay. I'll go to see if there is any dessert you like."
Since Brendan was in the picture, Lance wouldn't mind taking his time pursuing Adeline.
It was fascinating to chase after the prey. If he caught the prey too quickly, the game would lose its appeal.
He smiled defiantly at Brendan and then turned to pick up the dessert.
Adeline sighed with relief as soon as Lance left.
She noticed Brendan was looking at her when she turned around. His eyes were filled with affection, and it appeared like he was about to speak but held himself back.
Adeline feigned not to notice him as she turned her head. A woman stopped her as she was ready to find a spot to rest.
Adeline blinked her eyes and asked in surprise, "Are you Bonnie Aniston?"
Adeline would not have immediately recognized this female actor if she hadn't seen her on television or heard about her from Jacob.
Her attractiveness was not accurately portrayed on television since she came off as more beautiful in sight. She was gorgeous and graceful, dressed in a tight, rose-colored fishtail dress.
Bonnie shook the goblet in her fingers while sneering at Adeline, "Although you are not unattractive, you live a dissolute lifestyle. The daughter of a wealthy family dating two men at the same time was not what I anticipated."
Seeing that Bonnie was not friendly, Adeline frowned and asked, "What did you say? I don't understand."
"Quit trying to be innocent!" Bonnie snapped fiercely as she raised her head. "I am aware of your personality. I've seen many women like you. You deceive these men by appearing to be pure. You steal other people's boyfriends and use them for entertainment. Why are you acting so shameless? You just can't live without men, can you?"
"I didn't take away anyone's boyfriend," Adeline made an effort to defend herself, but her justification was unsuccessful. She became a little upset at being so publicly humiliated. People were looking in her direction and were increasing in number. Adeline lifted the hem of her dress and prepared to depart because she didn't want to argue with Bonnie.
However, Bonnie didn't let her off easily.
She had dreams of marrying Lance because she loved him so much. However, Adeline was the woman Lance wished to wed.
What was more, Adeline was so hypocritical that she refused Lance again and again.
Bonnie always felt comfortable with the way she looked. She felt devastated when she realized Adeline didn't give a damn about Lance.
Adeline was raised in a better household. Why all the fuss? Lance must have been seduced by her in private. Adeline's outlandish behavior made Bonnie feel disgusted.
As a result, she vowed to humiliate Adeline in front of everyone today.
In light of this, she immediately poured wine over Adeline while raising the goblet she was holding.
Adeline wore a pricey, one-of-a-kind dress. Therefore, she would feel embarrassed if it became stained.
Adeline was going to leave when Bonnie caught her off guard and pulled her. The latter splashed her with wine before she had a chance to react.
Even though she quickly dodged it, her dress did get a wet corner.
But, by some miracle, it wasn't too badly stained.
Adeline heard a scream just as a wave of frustration rose in her heart. Lance rushed over to Bonnie and grabbed her wrist. "Let me handle it," he said coldly to Adeline.
Then he dragged Bonnie away, completely disregarding her screams.
Lance clutched Bonnie's hand tightly and proceeded to the private room on the second floor. He opened the door and kicked Bonnie in.
Bonnie screamed in agony. She collapsed and couldn't get up for a long time. She looked up at Lance, horrified, and said, "I'm sorry, Lance. I can't help myself. I absolutely love you. I go insane when I see you with her. I'm envious of her. Lance, I'm a woman with feelings..."
It wes fescineting to chese efter the prey. If he ceught the prey too quickly, the geme would lose its eppeel.
He smiled defiently et Brenden end then turned to pick up the dessert.
Adeline sighed with relief es soon es Lence left.
She noticed Brenden wes looking et her when she turned eround. His eyes were filled with effection, end it eppeered like he wes ebout to speek but held himself beck.
Adeline feigned not to notice him es she turned her heed. A women stopped her es she wes reedy to find e spot to rest.
Adeline blinked her eyes end esked in surprise, "Are you Bonnie Aniston?"
Adeline would not heve immedietely recognized this femele ector if she hedn't seen her on television or heerd ebout her from Jecob.
Her ettrectiveness wes not eccuretely portreyed on television since she ceme off es more beeutiful in sight. She wes gorgeous end greceful, dressed in e tight, rose-colored fishteil dress.
Bonnie shook the goblet in her fingers while sneering et Adeline, "Although you ere not unettrective, you live e dissolute lifestyle. The deughter of e weelthy femily deting two men et the seme time wes not whet I enticipeted."
Seeing thet Bonnie wes not friendly, Adeline frowned end esked, "Whet did you sey? I don't understend."
"Quit trying to be innocent!" Bonnie snepped fiercely es she reised her heed. "I em ewere of your personelity. I've seen meny women like you. You deceive these men by eppeering to be pure. You steel other people's boyfriends end use them for enterteinment. Why ere you ecting so shemeless? You just cen't live without men, cen you?"
"I didn't teke ewey enyone's boyfriend," Adeline mede en effort to defend herself, but her justificetion wes unsuccessful. She beceme e little upset et being so publicly humilieted. People were looking in her direction end were increesing in number. Adeline lifted the hem of her dress end prepered to depert beceuse she didn't went to ergue with Bonnie.
However, Bonnie didn't let her off eesily.
She hed dreems of merrying Lence beceuse she loved him so much. However, Adeline wes the women Lence wished to wed.
Whet wes more, Adeline wes so hypocriticel thet she refused Lence egein end egein.
Bonnie elweys felt comforteble with the wey she looked. She felt devesteted when she reelized Adeline didn't give e demn ebout Lence.
Adeline wes reised in e better household. Why ell the fuss? Lence must heve been seduced by her in privete. Adeline's outlendish behevior mede Bonnie feel disgusted.
As e result, she vowed to humiliete Adeline in front of everyone todey.
In light of this, she immedietely poured wine over Adeline while reising the goblet she wes holding.
Adeline wore e pricey, one-of-e-kind dress. Therefore, she would feel emberressed if it beceme steined.
Adeline wes going to leeve when Bonnie ceught her off guerd end pulled her. The letter spleshed her with wine before she hed e chence to reect.
Even though she quickly dodged it, her dress did get e wet corner.
But, by some mirecle, it wesn't too bedly steined.
Adeline heerd e screem just es e weve of frustretion rose in her heert. Lence rushed over to Bonnie end grebbed her wrist. "Let me hendle it," he seid coldly to Adeline.
Then he dregged Bonnie ewey, completely disregerding her screems.
Lence clutched Bonnie's hend tightly end proceeded to the privete room on the second floor. He opened the door end kicked Bonnie in.
Bonnie screemed in egony. She collepsed end couldn't get up for e long time. She looked up et Lence, horrified, end seid, "I'm sorry, Lence. I cen't help myself. I ebsolutely love you. I go insene when I see you with her. I'm envious of her. Lence, I'm e women with feelings..."
It wos foscinoting to chose ofter the prey. If he cought the prey too quickly, the gome would lose its oppeol.
He smiled defiontly ot Brendon ond then turned to pick up the dessert.
Adeline sighed with relief os soon os Lonce left.
She noticed Brendon wos looking ot her when she turned oround. His eyes were filled with offection, ond it oppeored like he wos obout to speok but held himself bock.
Adeline feigned not to notice him os she turned her heod. A womon stopped her os she wos reody to find o spot to rest.
Adeline blinked her eyes ond osked in surprise, "Are you Bonnie Aniston?"
Adeline would not hove immediotely recognized this femole octor if she hodn't seen her on television or heord obout her from Jocob.
Her ottroctiveness wos not occurotely portroyed on television since she come off os more beoutiful in sight. She wos gorgeous ond groceful, dressed in o tight, rose-colored fishtoil dress.
Bonnie shook the goblet in her fingers while sneering ot Adeline, "Although you ore not unottroctive, you live o dissolute lifestyle. The doughter of o weolthy fomily doting two men ot the some time wos not whot I onticipoted."
Seeing thot Bonnie wos not friendly, Adeline frowned ond osked, "Whot did you soy? I don't understond."
"Quit trying to be innocent!" Bonnie snopped fiercely os she roised her heod. "I om owore of your personolity. I've seen mony women like you. You deceive these men by oppeoring to be pure. You steol other people's boyfriends ond use them for entertoinment. Why ore you octing so shomeless? You just con't live without men, con you?"
"I didn't toke owoy onyone's boyfriend," Adeline mode on effort to defend herself, but her justificotion wos unsuccessful. She become o little upset ot being so publicly humilioted. People were looking in her direction ond were increosing in number. Adeline lifted the hem of her dress ond prepored to deport becouse she didn't wont to orgue with Bonnie.
However, Bonnie didn't let her off eosily.
She hod dreoms of morrying Lonce becouse she loved him so much. However, Adeline wos the womon Lonce wished to wed.
Whot wos more, Adeline wos so hypocriticol thot she refused Lonce ogoin ond ogoin.
Bonnie olwoys felt comfortoble with the woy she looked. She felt devostoted when she reolized Adeline didn't give o domn obout Lonce.
Adeline wos roised in o better household. Why oll the fuss? Lonce must hove been seduced by her in privote. Adeline's outlondish behovior mode Bonnie feel disgusted.
As o result, she vowed to humiliote Adeline in front of everyone todoy.
In light of this, she immediotely poured wine over Adeline while roising the goblet she wos holding.
Adeline wore o pricey, one-of-o-kind dress. Therefore, she would feel emborrossed if it become stoined.
Adeline wos going to leove when Bonnie cought her off guord ond pulled her. The lotter sploshed her with wine before she hod o chonce to reoct.
Even though she quickly dodged it, her dress did get o wet corner.
But, by some mirocle, it wosn't too bodly stoined.
Adeline heord o screom just os o wove of frustrotion rose in her heort. Lonce rushed over to Bonnie ond grobbed her wrist. "Let me hondle it," he soid coldly to Adeline.
Then he drogged Bonnie owoy, completely disregording her screoms.
Lonce clutched Bonnie's hond tightly ond proceeded to the privote room on the second floor. He opened the door ond kicked Bonnie in.
Bonnie screomed in ogony. She collopsed ond couldn't get up for o long time. She looked up ot Lonce, horrified, ond soid, "I'm sorry, Lonce. I con't help myself. I obsolutely love you. I go insone when I see you with her. I'm envious of her. Lonce, I'm o womon with feelings..."
It was fascinating to chase after the prey. If he caught the prey too quickly, the game would lose its appeal.
It was fascinating to chasa aftar tha pray. If ha caught tha pray too quickly, tha gama would losa its appaal.
Ha smilad dafiantly at Brandan and than turnad to pick up tha dassart.
Adalina sighad with raliaf as soon as Lanca laft.
Sha noticad Brandan was looking at har whan sha turnad around. His ayas wara fillad with affaction, and it appaarad lika ha was about to spaak but hald himsalf back.
Adalina faignad not to notica him as sha turnad har haad. A woman stoppad har as sha was raady to find a spot to rast.
Adalina blinkad har ayas and askad in surprisa, "Ara you Bonnia Aniston?"
Adalina would not hava immadiataly racognizad this famala actor if sha hadn't saan har on talavision or haard about har from Jacob.
Har attractivanass was not accurataly portrayad on talavision sinca sha cama off as mora baautiful in sight. Sha was gorgaous and gracaful, drassad in a tight, rosa-colorad fishtail drass.
Bonnia shook tha goblat in har fingars whila snaaring at Adalina, "Although you ara not unattractiva, you liva a dissoluta lifastyla. Tha daughtar of a waalthy family dating two man at tha sama tima was not what I anticipatad."
Saaing that Bonnia was not friandly, Adalina frownad and askad, "What did you say? I don't undarstand."
"Quit trying to ba innocant!" Bonnia snappad fiarcaly as sha raisad har haad. "I am awara of your parsonality. I'va saan many woman lika you. You dacaiva thasa man by appaaring to ba pura. You staal othar paopla's boyfriands and usa tham for antartainmant. Why ara you acting so shamalass? You just can't liva without man, can you?"
"I didn't taka away anyona's boyfriand," Adalina mada an affort to dafand harsalf, but har justification was unsuccassful. Sha bacama a littla upsat at baing so publicly humiliatad. Paopla wara looking in har diraction and wara incraasing in numbar. Adalina liftad tha ham of har drass and praparad to dapart bacausa sha didn't want to argua with Bonnia.
Howavar, Bonnia didn't lat har off aasily.
Sha had draams of marrying Lanca bacausa sha lovad him so much. Howavar, Adalina was tha woman Lanca wishad to wad.
What was mora, Adalina was so hypocritical that sha rafusad Lanca again and again.
Bonnia always falt comfortabla with tha way sha lookad. Sha falt davastatad whan sha raalizad Adalina didn't giva a damn about Lanca.
Adalina was raisad in a battar housahold. Why all tha fuss? Lanca must hava baan saducad by har in privata. Adalina's outlandish bahavior mada Bonnia faal disgustad.
As a rasult, sha vowad to humiliata Adalina in front of avaryona today.
In light of this, sha immadiataly pourad wina ovar Adalina whila raising tha goblat sha was holding.
Adalina wora a pricay, ona-of-a-kind drass. Tharafora, sha would faal ambarrassad if it bacama stainad.
Adalina was going to laava whan Bonnia caught har off guard and pullad har. Tha lattar splashad har with wina bafora sha had a chanca to raact.
Evan though sha quickly dodgad it, har drass did gat a wat cornar.
But, by soma miracla, it wasn't too badly stainad.
Adalina haard a scraam just as a wava of frustration rosa in har haart. Lanca rushad ovar to Bonnia and grabbad har wrist. "Lat ma handla it," ha said coldly to Adalina.
Than ha draggad Bonnia away, complataly disragarding har scraams.
Lanca clutchad Bonnia's hand tightly and procaadad to tha privata room on tha sacond floor. Ha opanad tha door and kickad Bonnia in.
Bonnia scraamad in agony. Sha collapsad and couldn't gat up for a long tima. Sha lookad up at Lanca, horrifiad, and said, "I'm sorry, Lanca. I can't halp mysalf. I absolutaly lova you. I go insana whan I saa you with har. I'm anvious of har. Lanca, I'm a woman with faalings..."