Colors drained from Vivian’s face at once.
She knew that she was drugged last night, and she had been wondering who was the culprit ever since. Judging from the smirk on Ashley’s face, it did not take her long to associate the incident with her.
Despite feeling infuriated, she did not treat Ashley too harshly for the sake of their kinship. At last, she only confronted her in an icy voice, “Ashley Miller, you’d better come clean about the thing you did last night.”
Ashley’s eyes were laden with hatred when she stared at Vivian.
As she had always been enjoying a sense of superiority over Vivian, there was no way she could be overwhelmed by her.
“What did I do last night? I’m speaking nothing but the truth, and you should know what you did last night. I can’t believe you still have the audacity to criticize me after having a fling with some random guy as a married woman!” Ashley raised her voice, feeling agitated. She was making full use of the chance to vent her frustration after being ignored by Fabian that morning.
To her utter surprise, a sonorous and powerful voice came at that juncture.
“Ashley, do you have any idea who you’re speaking with?”
She spun around to find an extremely good-looking man making his way over to her in a wheelchair.
His presence immediately drew the attention of everyone else present at the hotel lobby.
Ashley was stunned to see him there.
Finnick? Why’s he here?
Instead of being terrorized by his presence, a smile broke out on her face as she greeted the handsome man. “Mr. Norton, you’re here just at the right time. You know what? Last night, Vivian and…”
Finnick interrupted her right away by shooting her a penetrating and icy stare while saying, “Ashley, do you really want to know what your sister and I did last night?”
Upon hearing that, Ashley was stupefied as though she had just been struck by lightning.
W-Was Finnick the one who was with Vivian at the hotel last night?
Does it mean my plan actually failed?
Ashley felt a pressing urge to let out a shriek in exasperation. However, she had no choice but to watch her behavior in Finnick’s presence. Clenching her fists tightly, she bit her lip and stormed away without giving Vivian another glance.
“Ashley, hold on!”
She paused in her tracks when she heard Vivian’s voice.
With her arms crossed in front of her chest, she turned around and stared at Vivian. She kept her chin up to show that she was not intimidated by her.
“Ashley, you’d better listen to me carefully. I’ll let you off the hook this time and forget about what you did.” Fixing her with a cold stare, she continued, “However, if you try to sabotage me with one of your dirty tricks again, I’ll surely let you have a taste of your own medicine.”
Ashley’s body trembled in fear. However, she still tried to maintain her high and mighty demeanor when she strutted her way out of the hotel.
After that, Vivian and Finnick left the hotel by car.
Vivian remained silent throughout the entire journey, immersed in her own thoughts.
There was no doubt that Ashley was the one who drugged her last night. It was disheartening to know that her own sister would actually drug her and allow a stranger to rape her.
Thinking about all the wicked stuff Ashley had done to her before this, she couldn’t help but shudder in terror.
What happened last night actually resembled that fateful night two years ago in many ways. Could Ashley be the culprit behind that too?
Sensing that she was bothered by something, Finnick gave her a nudge on her shoulder. “Vivian, are you feeling unwell? Is it because you’re… too tired?”
Noah was focusing his attention on the road ahead when he heard the questionable choice of words that escaped Finnick’s mouth. His face reddened instantly as his mind couldn’t help but be filled with some obscene thoughts.
Vivian, who realized what Finnick was trying to imply, shot him a glare as her face flushed with embarrassment.
Immediately, he cleared his throat and responded, “You really should take some food supplements if you’re feeling too tired.”
“No, I’m not tired at all!” Her face turned even redder as she desperately tried to explain her distracted look earlier.
“Oh, I’m glad to hear that. Why don’t we…”
She quickly stretched out her hand and placed her palm on his mouth to stop him from spouting nonsense.
However, he made use of the chance to hold her hand.
Looking solemn, he asked, “Please share with me what was on your mind just now.”
I must say, he really is an astute observer.
Leaning back in the seat, she turned to look out the window at the heavy traffic as she took her time to figure out an answer. It was only after a while that she spoke slowly, “I have a feeling that Ashley might have something to do with what happened to me two years ago.”
“Do you need my help to get to the bottom of it?”
Vivian hesitated before responding to his offer.
Back then, she had not been strong enough to face the traumatic experience alone. But now, with Finnick by her side, she seemed to have the courage to find out the culprit who had brought about the loss of her most precious thing!