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   Chapter 26 Someone Set Her Up

The Enchanted Night By Chu Se Characters: 10602

Updated: 2019-04-22 00:42


In the box under the feeble light, the smell of the alcohol mixed with the smoke, making the room seem even more suffocating. Suddenly, the curtains were torn open, and a beam of sharp light pierced the shadows.

"So, you're telling me that you failed?"

The light fell on Ivy's mouth, curled into a smirk. She snapped her head around, fixing her gaze on the man behind.

Joel stood fixed to the spot, a trace of panic frozen on his young face. He seemed wary of Ivy, reacting sharply to every move that she made. Last night's plan had started out perfect. He thought he had made it foolproof. And then Rufus had appeared...

"I...I'm sorry, sis. It was my fault...I should have been more careful." He hung his head, unable to meet her eyes. "I didn't know that Rufus would be there...That man is something else. He somehow smoothed everything out...I don't really know what happened,"

Joel mumbled his explanation, grasping for reasons as to why he had failed. He couldn't raise his head.

Joel knew that he owed everything to his older half-sister. She had provided him with everything he needed all these years. She was the one who had arranged his placement in the Tang Group, after he had graduated. He had never actually intended to get involved in her schemes, but at some point he had found himself unable to stop. The more he saw of Cassandra, the more he craved for this woman. He couldn't seem to keep his eyes from roaming greedily over her, and he thought that last night might be his chance to finally have her. That was...until Rufus showed up.

"Who do you think you are to call me sis! You careless moron! How could you even mess up such a simple task! You really disappointed me this time...and now the company is suspicious. Luckily, no one knows we are related. We want to keep it that way. If anyone finds out I'm behind this, then we will both be screwed!"

Joel jumped as a wine bottle exploded on the wall beside his head. He whipped his head to see Ivy seething at him silently, her temper as unpredictable as ever.

She had been laying the groundwork of this plan for so long. She had waited for the optimal time where she could deploy Cassandra's assistant to seduce the Tang family's daughter-in-law into adultery. Cassandra would lose not only her face, but everything that she had ever held dear.

"I am sending you abroad, to lay low for a while. Don't come back until I give the word, understood?"

Joel nodded silently. The look in Ivy's eyes made it clear that there would be consequences if he failed at this. His inability to control himself around Cassandra had nearly cost them both everything. Now she could no longer use him within the Tang Group. She had lost a valuable tool. She had to come up with a new plan.

'Rufus...'

Ivy slowly sat herself down on the sofa, rolling the man's name across her mind. She frowned, crossing one long leg over the other. She reached for the crystal goblet of wine on the table beside her, unable to get the name out of her mind. Her glossy red nails clicked on the wooden armchair.

'What was this man like?' Anyone that she knew so little about immediately roused her curi

d teasing. The trace of danger in it showed that he wasn't joking.

"Lionel. I thought we had agreed that we would live our separate lives and not bother one another. Isn't that what you want? That I don't bother you?"

If Lionel wanted to have it out, she was fine with it. She was not his property and she would not let him treat her so viciously.

"Ha ha. You're a naive little girl, aren't you? Oh, wait a minute. How foolish of me! How can you be naive? You are clearly a calculating and cunning woman."

The disdain was clear in Lionel's eyes. He came to stand in front of her, breathing down on her and smirking still.

All the fear that Cassandra had felt about Lionel was seared away by the rising anger within her. 'How dare he mistreat me! How dare he set me up! How dare he come to me and try to intimidate me!' Her hands tightened into fists, and she dug her nails into her palms to try and keep control.

"I am your husband. I will do whatever I want, I will sleep with whoever I want to sleep with - there is nothing you can do to stop me! But you...all you will ever be is just Mrs. Tang. Unloved, lonely. No other man will ever touch you. I have told you this from the start: You will get nothing but an empty marriage!"

Cassandra's stubborn silence only served to infuriate Lionel more. He seemed to have forgotten why he had come here in the first place - he wanted nothing more than to see her flinch.

"I know that. Now, if you have nothing else to say, please leave."

Cassandra drew a deep breath. Now was not the time for things to get nasty. And yet, she could not keep the disgust from her face. She turned her head away.

"You'd better keep your distance from Rufus. If you don't, you'll find out the consequences for meddling in the Tang family the hard way. Or if I find out there is anything between you two, be sure, Cassandra, that I will make you suffer!"

Cassandra could no longer stand the menace that Lionel injected into his words. The sound of her slap rang throughout the room all of a sudden.

She, Cassandra Qin, had slapped Lionel Tang in the face!

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