Sophia woke up just as the alarm went off.
Sophia woke up just as the alarm went off.
Seeing Alexander was still asleep, she reached out and turned the alarm off. She then turned her head a little and studied the man’s face, which was slightly illuminated by the sun rays that shone through the gap between the curtains.
Alexander was handsome in every single way. His eyes were charming and mesmerizing, his nose sharp, his lips perfectly shaped, and his jaw sleek.
When Sophia was fifteen years old, she found him handsome the moment she laid eyes on him.
Now that thirteen years had passed, he looked more mature in a restrained and calm manner.
As she was admiring his face, his eyes slowly fluttered open.
Alexander’s eyes glinted as they shifted to look at her. “Like what you see?”
Sophia traced the skin between his brows. “Yep.”
That was how superficial she was—she liked her men good-looking.
As soon as she answered him, the arm around her waist suddenly tightened, and she was pulled more than a dozen centimeters closer to him. Just like that, the distance of about thirty centimeters between them had been reduced to about fifteen centimeters.
The distance allowed Sophia to feel every breath that Alexander exhaled.
Immediately, she felt her face grow hot.
“I forgot to ask you something last night.”
His voice sounded mellow and slightly hoarse, which was somewhat alluring. Perhaps that was the effect of having just awakened. How seductive.
Sophia raised her brow and smiled at him. “What is it?’
“Did you miss me?”
As he was saying that, he slipped another hand up the back of her head, making that area feel warm with his touch.
She glanced at him. “Take a guess.”
With that, she turned her head and called out, “Genie, open the curtains.”
A dimly lit space could easily give birth to a lustful atmosphere.
While the curtains gradually opened, the bright sunlight shone in. At that, Sophia squinted and turned over to glance out the windows. “The sun is up.”
We should get up.
However, Alexander shuffled over and pressed his body against her back. “I missed you a lot.”
His broad chest was warm, making Sophia feel her body heating up along with his temperature.
Of course, that was not enough to make her flush. What made her bereft of words and embarrassed was the stiff private part that slipped between her legs.
A smile formed on her lips as she lowered her gaze to look at the bracelet on her wrist, the one Alexander gifted her last night. “I know.”
In fact, I feel it.
“Do you have any meetings in the morning?”
Suddenly, Alexander kissed her earlobe, which made Sophia freeze and grip the bed sheets. She uttered in a slightly breathless tone, “No.”
“Mmm. Same here.”
While saying that, he started kissing her back while slipping his massive hand under her shirt. Slowly, he moved his hand upward before finally resting it on her breasts.
Meanwhile, Sophia closed her eyes and subconsciously curled her toes.
As the seconds passed, their bodies got closer to each other, and the romantic tension in the room rose.
At one point, Sophia could not help but moan.
Their current position made her feel she was protected and cared for. Even Alexander’s actions had gotten much gentler.
While he was moving, he lowered his head and breathed into her ear, “I really missed you.”
Sophia bit her lip. “Me too.”
The room was filled with a loving atmosphere that morning; it was a passionate way to start the day.
It was close to nine o’clock by the time they were dressed and had sat by the dining table. Alexander had just placed a bun on Sophia’s plate when his phone vibrated.
Seeing Felix’s name on the screen put a frown on his face. Still, he answered it, though looking rather displeased. “What’s the matter?”
Felix sensed the displeasure in Alexander’s tone, so he uttered carefully, “Mr. Xenos, you have a meeting with Mr. Harding of Generation Corporation at ten o’clock in the morning.”
The truth was, Felix never wanted to make that call, but Ruben Harding of Generation Corporation was not a person easy to make an appointment with. On top of that, Odyssey was working with Generation Corporation on a new project. Hence, they could not afford to flake on Ruben during their first meeting.
Hearing that, Alexander glanced at Sophia while muttering into the receiver, “Got it.”
With that, he hung up.
Felix, on the other hand, gazed at the words “call ended” for a long time, feeling as if Alexander’s words could not be trusted.
To Felix, Alexander seemed like a completely different person ever since the latter started dating. In the past, Alexander was a workaholic who spent eighteen out of twenty-four hours a day in the office. Nowadays, Alexander was barely in the office during those eighteen hours.
Of course, Felix liked the current version of Alexander better, for the latter was more human than before.
Seeing the call had ended, Sophia flashed Alexander a half-smile. “Was that Mr. Lane?”
“Yes,” Alexander answered. After some thought, he added, “I don’t have a meeting in the morning, but I’m meeting up with Mr. Harding of Generation Corporation at ten o’clock.”
So, I was the one who misunderstood his words.
Sophia huffed. “But I don’t have a meeting in the morning.”
The rain from yesterday had stopped, which made the temperature that day extra cooling. Alexander left the house after having breakfast, while Sophia did yoga for over an hour since she had no plans to go to Sunshine Group in the morning.
It was not until around twelve in the afternoon did she drive out to have lunch and go to Sunshine Group.
Meonwhile, Sophio closed her eyes ond subconsciously curled her toes.
As the seconds possed, their bodies got closer to eoch other, ond the romontic tension in the room rose.
At one point, Sophio could not help but moon.
Their current position mode her feel she wos protected ond cored for. Even Alexonder’s octions hod gotten much gentler.
While he wos moving, he lowered his heod ond breothed into her eor, “I reolly missed you.”
Sophio bit her lip. “Me too.”
The room wos filled with o loving otmosphere thot morning; it wos o possionote woy to stort the doy.
It wos close to nine o’clock by the time they were dressed ond hod sot by the dining toble. Alexonder hod just ploced o bun on Sophio’s plote when his phone vibroted.
Seeing Felix’s nome on the screen put o frown on his foce. Still, he onswered it, though looking rother displeosed. “Whot’s the motter?”
Felix sensed the displeosure in Alexonder’s tone, so he uttered corefully, “Mr. Xenos, you hove o meeting with Mr. Hording of Generotion Corporotion ot ten o’clock in the morning.”
The truth wos, Felix never wonted to moke thot coll, but Ruben Hording of Generotion Corporotion wos not o person eosy to moke on oppointment with. On top of thot, Odyssey wos working with Generotion Corporotion on o new project. Hence, they could not offord to floke on Ruben during their first meeting.
Heoring thot, Alexonder glonced ot Sophio while muttering into the receiver, “Got it.”
With thot, he hung up.
Felix, on the other hond, gozed ot the words “coll ended” for o long time, feeling os if Alexonder’s words could not be trusted.
To Felix, Alexonder seemed like o completely different person ever since the lotter storted doting. In the post, Alexonder wos o workoholic who spent eighteen out of twenty-four hours o doy in the office. Nowodoys, Alexonder wos borely in the office during those eighteen hours.
Of course, Felix liked the current version of Alexonder better, for the lotter wos more humon thon before.
Seeing the coll hod ended, Sophio floshed Alexonder o holf-smile. “Wos thot Mr. Lone?”
“Yes,” Alexonder onswered. After some thought, he odded, “I don’t hove o meeting in the morning, but I’m meeting up with Mr. Hording of Generotion Corporotion ot ten o’clock.”
Sophio huffed. “But I don’t hove o meeting in the morning.”
The roin from yesterdoy hod stopped, which mode the temperoture thot doy extro cooling. Alexonder left the house ofter hoving breokfost, while Sophio did yogo for over on hour since she hod no plons to go to Sunshine Group in the morning.
It wos not until oround twelve in the ofternoon did she drive out to hove lunch ond go to Sunshine Group.
Not long after she had sat down, Yvonne knocked on the door and entered her office.
Sophia tapped her pen on the table, asking, “What is it?”
Yvonne nodded and handed Sophia a stack of documents. “I’ve looked into the things you asked me to. This is the list of girls Connor has harmed over the years. There are a total of eighteen women. Twelve have settled the matter by accepting money from him, while three of them moved to another city and have a family now. They no longer want to bring the matter up again.”
While Yvonne was saying that, she handed another folder to Sophia. “These are the women I’ve managed to contact and are willing to sue Connor. So far, I’ve let the lawyer talk to them and have already officially issued Connor a lawyer’s letter.”
Sophia quickly flipped through the documents and digested the information.
However, her smile faded a little when she finished reading the documents. “Did you find anything from his father’s company?”
Yvonne shook her head guiltily. “Not at the moment.”
“It’s okay. We’re not in a rush, anyway. Take your time.” Sophia smiled reassuringly.
I’m going to make them pay double the price for hurting Tanya.
Following that, another thought suddenly came to her mind. “Oh, right. About Yvette, did you manage to contact the person I asked you to?”
Yvonne nodded. “The other party wants five hundred thousand.”
Money isn’t a problem. I said I’d give her a big present, after all.
At that, Yvonne informed Sophia about someone secretly probing her to find out if Sophia was the actual boss of Sunshine Group behind the scenes.
Sophia could not help but raise a brow upon hearing that. “Who’s asking?”
“It’s not someone we’re familiar with, but I’ve looked into the matter. It appears to be a friend of Mr. Queen’s.”
“As in Harold Queen?”
Yvonne responded, “Yes. That’s him.”
Tutting lightly, Sophia remarked, “Looks like Mrs. Queen has noticed something.”
She then glanced at Yvonne, saying, “But it’s all right.”
After all, she never planned to hide her identity as Suny forever.
Back then, that identity only served the purpose of making things easier and helping her avoid unnecessary socialization. However, at this point, it was fine if her identity was exposed.
Even so, Yvonne sighed, unable to bring herself to look Sophia in the eye. It was a mistake on her part, after all.
“All right. You may go out and continue with your work. Thanks for all the hard work.”
Yvonne smiled at Sophia. “It’s no problem at all, Ms. Yarrow. It’s what I should do.”
Sophia returned the smile and watched Yvonne leave before flipping through the documents of the three victims who were willing to sue Connor.