An Understated Dominance Chapter 1404 by Marina Vittori

“Stop joking. Ms. Harmon is pursued by many outstanding people in the industry. How could I compare to them? Cody shook his head. Even though he was flattered, he was self-aware. The gap between their social status was far too wide.

“Cody, if you put your heart into it, you can achieve anything. No matter what, you should give it a try. What if you happen to be Ms. Harmon’s type?” Harper encouraged him.

“Really?” Cody was somewhat uncertain.

“Why would I lie to you?”

Then, Harper added, “Look at yourself. You’re handsome, tall, poised, and charming,

“Most importantly, you’re skilled in medicine, attentive, and have great character. A man of your caliber is truly a rare find in this world!”

“Is that so?” Cody ran his fingers through his hair and straightened his tie. His confidence surged, and he looked delighted.

After all, he considered himself an outstanding and nearly perfect man. He also had tremendous potential. It didn’t seem too far-fetched to marry the granddaughter of the Duke of Lachshire, right?

“Cody, believe in yourself. You’re the best, and as long as you show her your charm, you’ll definitely win Ms. Harmon’s heart!” Harper continued to encourage him.

“Harper, you really understand me so well!”

Boosted by all the praise, Cody couldn’t stop grinning. He was completely  inflated. “I’ve got the figure, the looks, and the talent.

“With this level of perfection, I’m more than enough for Ms. Harmon. That’s why I’ve decided to give her a chance to win me over!”

“That’s the spirit.” Harper smiled. If Cody managed to win Ms. Harmon’s heart, she could also share in his glory.

“Hey … are you two daydreaming?” They suddenly heard a dispassionate voice behind them. Both Harper and Cody were startled. They turned around and were greeted by a familiar face.

“Dustin, what are you doing here?” Cody was taken aback.

“Why? Can’t I be here?” Dustin retorted.

“Hmph! This is an upscale gathering place for the elite. Who are you to gain entry here? Are you even qualified to enter this place?” Harper said coldly. She had been holding a grudge against Dustin ever since he threatened to disfigure her.

“Your status isn’t much higher than mine either. If you’re able to get in, so can I.” Dustin shrugged.

“You-” Harper was about to lose her temper when Cody raised his hand to stop her. “Remember where we are. Don’t make a fool out of yourself.”

Harper took a deep breath and managed to hold back her anger. She had important matters to handle today. Dealing with Dustin could wait until after they won Natasha over.

“Dustin, when did you arrive?” Cody tried to force a smile. “Since you mentioned your uncle having a position in the monarchy,” Dustin said indifferently.

“What? Doesn’t that mean you heard everything?” Cody suddenly raised his tone. When he noticed other people looking their way, he coughed to ease the embarrassment.

“I overheard about half of it,” Dustin admitted calmly.

“You … How could you do that?” Cody sounded nervous.

“You were eavesdropping behind us without saying a word. It’s creepy!”

“I was just passing by. Who would’ve thought you’d start talking about such absurd matters and having inappropriate thoughts? I just couldn’t take it anymore.” Dustin shook his head.

“Hmph! What we talk about is none of your business!” Harper retorted.

“Dustin, don’t you think you’re being too nosy? I’m handsome and talented. Is there a problem with me pursuing Ms. Harmon?” Cody asked darkly.

“You can pursue anyone you like but her.” Dustin shook his head.

“Why?” Cody frowned.

“Because she’s mine,” Dustin said calmly, asserting his dominance.

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